O'Sullivan paves way for Killorglin
IS Killorglin 0-10
West Clare Cols 0-5
A MUCH-IMPROVED second-half display saw Intermediate School Killorglin finally pull clear of a dogged West Clare Colleges in an uninspiring encounter at Glin yesterday.
A poor first half saw IS Killorglin lead 0-2 to 0-1, but the Kerry side soon found themselves behind after the break as West Clare Colleges added quick scores from Tadhg Lillis and Joe Downes.
But the Kerry school, playing the better football against a determined Clare side, saw points from Niall O'Riordan, Liam Carey and John O'Shea move them 0-5 to 0-3 in front at the three-quarter mark.
It was all IS Killorglin at this stage, with Kerry minor Gary O'Sullivan holding sway in the middle third, while their defence, with Aaron Gamble and Kevin O'Sullivan impressive, limited West Clare Colleges to precious few scoring opportunities.
After Liam Madigan pulled a point back for West Clare, five points on the spin for Killorglin guaranteed the victory, with Gary O'Sullivan (0-2), O'Riordan, Fergal Hallissey and Nathan Breen all on the mark.
SCORERS - IS Killorglin: J O'Shea 0-3, G O'Sullivan, N O'Riordan 0-2 each, F Hallissey (f), N Breen, L Carey 0-1 each. West Clare Colleges: L Madigan 0-2f, G Melican, T Lillis, J Downes 0-1 each
Intermediate School Killorglin -- S Lillis; A Gamble, P Lehane, S Roche ; S Daly, S O'Sullivan, K O'Sullivan; G O'Sullivan, F Hallissey; D O'Sullivan, N O'Riordan, N Breen; D O'Flaherty, J O'Shea, M McKenna. Subs: E O'Sullivan for M McKenna; L Carey for D O'Flaherty; C Foley for E O'Sullivan; T Cahill for N O'Riordan.
West Clare Colleges -- E O'Dea; P Lynch, F Pyne, R Ryan; C McNeilus, S Garry, J Burke; S McGuire, J Downes; C O'Mahony, C Murray, H Lillis; G Melican, C Egan, G O'Brien. Subs: T Lillis for H Lillis; C Murray for G O'Brien; L Madigan for C Egan; C Lynch for J Burke.
REF -- S Hourigan (Rathkeale).