Valiant victory over Annascaul sees Lispole into league semi-final
Lee Strand League Round 5
ANNASCAUL lost out to Lispole over the weekend in the Lee Strand West Kerry League on a scoreline of Annascaul 2-9 to Lispole 1-20.
This win meant Lispole, following on from their success in Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé, booked their place in next week's Lee Strand West Kerry League semi-finals.
Annascaul started well, with Jonathon Deane finding the net to give them an early lead. Winning the breaking ball in the middle, Annascaul led by four points at the quarter way mark. Lispole upped their work rate as the game progressed, cutting the supply of ball to Annascaul's main scorers, Aidan Crean and Jonathon Deane.
Lios Póil opened up their scoring from the boots of Colm Ó Muirthile, fresh from winning the Corn Uí Mhuirí final with PCD the day before. His point from play was followed up swiftly with points from play from Deaglán Ó Súilleabháín and Nollaig Ó hUigín. Shane Foley kicked a fine point for Annascaul and despite David Clifford and Ger Farrelly's best defending for the home side Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin, Nollaig Ó hUigín, Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin and Garrett Ó Nuanáin added points for Lispole.
Just before referee Eddie Walsh blew for half-time Colm Ó Muirthile registered another point to give Lispole a six point lead, Annascaul 1-4 to Lispole 0-13 at the interval.
The second half provided little respite for the home team, as Colm Ó Muirthile for Lispole found the net within minutes to pull themselves well clear. Despite the best efforts of Emmet Kennedy, Genie Farrell, Aidan Crean and Jonathon Deane Annascaul never got close enough to threaten Lispole after that. Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin continued to add to his scoring tally as he added a point from play and two from frees.
He was ably assisted in the scoring by Ciarán Ó Súilleabháín and Colm Ó Murithile who finished the day with 1-5 and who really had a good game.
As the final whistle blew the scoreboard read Annascaul 2-9 to Lispole 1-20. Lispole had claimed their first Lee Strand West Kerry League victory of the year and secured their spot in the semis. Best for Lispole were Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin, Eoghan Ó Grifín, Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin, Colm Ó Muirthil, Garett Ó Nuanáin, Donnacha Ó hUígín and Nollaig Ó hUigín while Kenneth Quirke, Emmet Kennedy, Genie Farrell and Jonathon Deane performed best for the home team.
Lios Póil: Connchúir Ó hAiniféín, Eoghan Ó Grifín, Pádraig Ó Súilleabháín, Dara Ó Súilleabháín, Nollaig Ó hUigín (0-2), Donnacha Ó Dubháin, Darren Ó Cearrbhail, Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin (0-3), Donnacha Ó hUigín, Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin, Cathal Ó Súilleabháin, Adrain Ó Raoil, Garrett Ó Nuanáin (0-1), Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin (0-9), Colm Ó Muirthile (1-5) Fir Ionaid: Alan Ó Dubháín, Colum Ó Gealbháin, Éamonn Ó Beaglaoí, Pól Ó Éibhín
Daingean Uí Chúis 1-14
An Ghaeltacht 0-5
LAST Saturday Dingle and An Ghaeltacht played out the last round of the Lee Strand West Kerry League at Páirc an Ághasaigh.
With both teams already in the semi-finals this was an open game of football, with more emphasis on creative attacking than on negative defending. Gaelic football played like this is a beautiful spectacle, but it is unfortunately not a recipe for success on more intense occasions.
SEO a leanas na torthaí ag Craobh CLG Bord Chiarraí Thiar Scor na Sinsear a reáchtáladh i Paul Geaney's, bhuaigh na daoine seo a leanas:
Amhránaíocht Aonair - Siobhan Ní Grifin
Tráth na gCeist - Cian Mac Gearailt, Conal Mac Gearailt agus Ciaran Ó Flatharta
Buíochas le Cumann Peile Ban Daingean Uí Chúis a d'eagraigh an comórtas, le Fear a' Tí Robbie Ó Grifín agus le gach éinne eile a chabhraigh.
Saturday March 9
West Kerry U14 Semi-Finals
both in Páirc uí Bearóid Lios Póil
An Ghaeltacht v Caisleán Ghriaire 15:30
Abha na Scail/Lios Póil v Daingean Uí Chúis 17:00
Sunday March 10
Lee Strand West Kerry League Semi-Finals
both in Annascaul
Daingean Uí Chúis v Lios Póil 13:30
An Ghaeltacht v Caisleán Ghriaire 15:00