Geaney on song as Dingle down Kenmare

County Senior Club FC Group 2 Round 2: Kenmare 0-8 Dingle 3-11

Paul Geaney
Paul Geaney

Kenmare's challenge for a place in the semi-finals came to an abrupt end with defeat in Fr Breen Park by visitors Dingle.

The defeat means they're staring down the barrel of a gun as regards their senior status. They have to defeat Rathmore this weekend to stand any chance of avoiding a play-off and even then there's every chance scoring difference will come into play.

Dingle, meanwhile, are looking pretty good, but as of yet they still cannot be certain of their place in the final. A defeat at home this weekend to Legion (coupled with a Kenmare win against Rathmore) could see Legion into the finals on head to head.

Wins for Rathmore and Legion would see the group decided on scoring difference and at the moment that's looking pretty good for the West Kerry men at plus twenty following a hefty win in Kenmare.

A point by Dingle the goalie, Gavin Curran, from a 45 after 12 minutes put the West Kerry men 0-3 to 0-2 ahead and Dingle kicked three more unanswered points by the 20th minute.

However, Kenmare enjoyed a very good final ten minutes of the first half and two points by Paul O'Connor and an excellent Kevin O'Sullivan point left the minimum between the sides at the break.

Dingle got the perfect start to the second half, a goal after 30 seconds, Paul Geaney with a tap in finish. Kenmare responded with two pointed frees by Paul O'Connor, but Dingle took control of the contest for the remainder of the half.

Five points were added followed by two goals within a minute to make it 3-11 to 0-7 with five minutes to go. A black card for Stephen O'Brien and a red for David Hallissey during the second half didn't help the home side, but Dingle showed enough in Fr Breen Park to suggest that they'll take beating in this competition.