Tuesday 20 February 2018

Kiskeam and Knocknagree chase league silverware

AFTER a disappointing return from their top teams in the championship, Knocknagree and Kiskeam seek silverware in the Duhallow Junior B Football 1 League final in Ballydesmond.

Knocknagree looked strong contenders for the divisional JAFC title earlier in the summer before coming a cropper to Lyre. However their second outfit delivered a consistent run in the preliminary series before enjoying a dominant display to better Boherbue in the semi final.

For their tireless workrate and honest effort, Knocknagree offered a more clinical edge to their game.from the composed play of Tony O'Mahony, Cormac Buckley and Kenneth Hickey in defence with Barra Buckley, Padraig Collins and Anthony O'Connor contributing handsomely.

Opponents Kiskeam gathered five wins from six starts to the preliminary series that helped set up a semi final date against Ballydesmond. Putting together a convincing display, Kiskeam's hard work and persistence shone through.

Goalkeeper Anthony Casey is fronted by Padraig Cronin, Jamie and Shane Carroll with Gene Carroll and Rob Carroll likely contenders at midfield while Tom O'Sullivan, David Scannell and Daniel Fitzgerald shouldering responsibility upfront. What's on offer promises to be a real battle for supremacy between two well matched sides that's sure to generate public appeal.

The Junior B Hurling Championship makes headway on the clash of Kanturk and Lismire on Saturday while Kilbrin tackle Dromtariffe in Castlemagner on Sunday.

Meanwhile Dromtariffe and Cuchulainns fresh from North Cork minor hurling successes enter the county stage on Friday and Saturday, Cuchulainns engaged against St. Patricks from Skibbereen and Dromtariffe coming up against Erins Own.


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