McCarthy seals draw for Desmonds

North Kerry Junior Football League

Finuge fans supporting their team in their clash with Laune Rangers. Photo by John Reidy
Finuge fans supporting their team in their clash with Laune Rangers. Photo by John Reidy

MOYVANE travelled to Desmonds and came away with a creditable draw in the junior league.

A first-half goal by Paddy Greaney, on as a first half sub due to an injury to Ian McCarthy, provided the platform for Moyvane to stay in touch in this game. Desmonds proved the more capable of scoring points with Michael Walsh, Gearoid McCarthy and Stan Devane all to the fore. The half-time score read Moyvane 1-4 Castleisland Desmonds 0-7.

Desmonds started the first half well, winning and scoring a free through Maurice O'Connell. Moyvane, however, struck back immediately, through DJ Keane, setting the template for much of a tit for tat second half. Moyvane took the lead twice in the half, with corner-back PJ Reynolds firing them in front with just minutes remaining on the clock and giving them a great chance of seeing the game out.

Desmonds, however, were determined to, at least, get a draw from this game and into injury time Gearoid McCarthy sealed a well deserved equaliser.

Moyvane: Brendan Galvin, Mark Mulvihill, Timmy Kennelly, PJ Reynolds, Edmund Sweeney, Mike Woods, Aidian Enright, Ian McCarthy, James Kennelly, David Moloney, Aidian Keane, Nial Mulvihill, Johnny Greaney, John Jack Mulvihill, DJ Keane. Subs: Paddy Greaney for I McCarthy (inj), Padraig Leahy for J Greaney, Craig Sheehy for M Mulvihill, Paul Mulvihill for P Greaney

Desmonds: John Beagle, Mike Brossan, Nial OConnor, William Stack, Pa White, Tadgh O'Connell, Stan Devane, Joe Kearney, Maurice OConnell, Neilus Lyons, Micheal Walsh, Gearoid McCarthy, Cian O'Connor, Martin Moriarty, Steven Devane. Subs: Micheal Douglas for Joe Kearney

Listowel Emmets 1-14

Ballydonoghue 0-5

THIS game was played in Frank Sheehy Park on Saturday evening last. Ballydonoghue, with a very under strength team, took on, Emmets who had a choice of players with 10 subs on the bench.

It was never in doubt who was going to win. Playing with the breeze Emmets notched up 1-6 with 18 minutes gone and went on to score a further four points to Ballydonoghue's single point, which came from Darrren OConnor in the eighth minute.

In the second half, with 1-9 between the sides and Ballydonoghue playing the breeze, the visitors only managed four points of the half. Emmets, giving some subs a run out, scored four points to finish the game comfortable.

Emmets: Mike Dillion, Darragh Broderick, Graham Thorthon, Evan O'Brien, Declan Wall, Paudie Thorthon, Jake Moriarty, John James Buckley, Darragh Leahy, Connor ONeil, Richard Horgan, David Keane, Kieran Sullivan, Ricky Hanlon, Jerry Kelliher Subs Michael Kelliher for Jerry Kelliher, Darren Chute for Evan OBrien, Mike OConnor for Declan Wall, Glen Dunphy for Connor ONeil, Jack Hartnett for Ricky Hanlon

Ballydonoghue: P.J Foley, Timmy Kissane, Darren Gogarty, Thomas Deehian, Sean Lyons, Mike Scanlon, Wayne Dowling, John Ross Dowling, Darren OConnor, Barry Shanahan, Kevin Dillion, Brendan Purtil, Robert McGogarty, Kevin Walsh

Referee: Eddie A. Walsh (Asdee)

Division 4

Tarbert 1-12

Ballylongford 3-10

BALLYLONGFORD collected another two points in Shannon Park Tarbert with a four point victory over the hosts.

Played in ideal conditions this was a high scoring entertaining game. With a goal a piece from Stephen Foley and Kieran Connolly at vital stages of the first half Bally went in at half-time in the lead. Tarbert came back into the game in the second half with some great scores to narrow the gap to two points, their goal coming from an excellent finish from Steven O'Connor. With the game nearing a finish and the sides level it was Ballylongford who finished out the game the stronger with a point from Tommy Tucker Mulvihill and a goal from Eamonn Flavin with the last kick of the game.

County Minor team

THE Board would like to congratulate Sean T. Dillion corner-back and David Foran wing-forward, who gave a great account of themseleves when they started for the Kerry who played Cork in the quarter-final of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Championship.

Best Wishes

THE Board would like to send our best wishes to the Bunyan family Ballydonoghue, on a speedy recovery back to full health for Robert our prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Tuesday April 23


McCarthy Insurance Junior League

Division 5 Semi Final

Brosna B v St Senan's, Listowel

Thursday April 25


McCarthy Insurance Junior League

Division 4

St Senans B v Listowel Emmets C

Sunday April 27


McCarthy Insurance Senior League

Division 1 Semi-Final

Brosna v Beale, Finuge

Tuesday April 30


McCarthy Insurance Junior League

Division 3

Ballydonoghue B v Moyvane B

Clounmacon A v Castleisland Desmonds B

Listowel Emmets B v Duagh B

Division 4

Ballylongford B v St Senan's B

Tarbert B v Finuge