Friday 26 May 2017

Westport extra special

Westport 1-10 Kenmare 0-11

Westport edged out Kenmare in extra time of their semi-final encounter yesterday. Stock photo
Westport edged out Kenmare in extra time of their semi-final encounter yesterday. Stock photo

Lee Keegan's Westport needed extra-time to see off Kenmare in a tense, dramatic semi-final in Ennis yesterday.

Trailing by 0-9 to 0-6 with two minutes of normal time left, midfielder Shane Scott managed to get a penalty kick past Kenmare 'keeper Kieran Fitzgibbon to force extra-time.

The Kerry side had led by 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time, but both forward lines struggled in slippery conditions.

Kenmare had the better first period of extra-time, leading by 0-11 to 1-7, but Westport had the better second, with points from captain Brian McDermott, Scott and a score from substitute David Horan ensuring that they will be in Croke Park on February 19.

Scorers - Westport: S Scott 1-1, C Moran, L Staunton (2f) and F McDonagh 0-2 each, P Lambert, B McDermott and D Horan 0-1 each. Kenmare S'rocks: P O'Connor 0-6 (5f), Sean O'Shea 0-2, P O'Shea, S O'Leary and D O'Shea 0-1 each.

Westport - P O'Malley; N McManamon, K Keane, K Dever; B O'Malley, B McDermott, J Walsh; L Keegan, S Scott; F McDonagh, P Keegan, L Staunton; C Moran, P Lambert, O McLoughlin. Subs: R Geraghty for McLoughlin (39), D Horan for Staunton (48), C Geraghty for McDonagh (60 +1) and R Geraghty for Lambert (78).

Kenmare Shamrocks - K Fitzgibbon; Stephen O'Shea, T O'Sullivan, D Crowley; S O'Sullivan, D O'Shea, M Crowley; JM Foley, D Hallissey; P O'Shea, S O'Leary, K O'Sullivan; Sean O'Shea, P O'Connor, A O'Leary Subs: B O'Sullivan for P O'Shea (42), S Dalton for D Hallissey (58), C O'Sullivan for T O'Sullivan (68), P O'Shea for S O'Sullivan (69), D Hallissey for Dalton (BC, 73) and S O'Brien for S O'Leary (73).

Ref - M McNally (Monaghan)

Irish Independent

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