Quinn inspires a Classic win

Seeing danger: Killarney Celtic goalkeeper, Ray Kelliher organising his defence line during their away FAI Junior Cup game against Castleisland on Sunday morning. Photo: John Reidy
Seeing danger: Killarney Celtic goalkeeper, Ray Kelliher organising his defence line during their away FAI Junior Cup game against Castleisland on Sunday morning. Photo: John Reidy

DENNY DIVISION 2A Inter Kenmare 0 Classic F C 3 CLASSIC FC were too strong for Inter with Don Quinn scoring twice while Ashton Mugabe got the other goal for the Tralee side.

Skelliga A 3 Mastergeeha B 1 MASTERGEEHA took the lead from the penalty spot but Skelliga hit back with a Jimmy Stapleton chip. Stevie Boyle put them ahead and Johnny Clifford made the game safe for the South Kerry side. Skelliga are now just a point behind the league leaders Shanakill and both sides have plenty of breathing space from the chasing pack who are beginning to get out of touch and it looks like it will be a two horse race to the finishing line. Shanakill Athletic 2 Tralee Dynamos 1 SHANAKILL bounced back after the previous week's setback with a great win over Tralee Dynamos. Robert Lynch and Brendan Coffey were the scorers for the Hill boys.

DENNY DIVISION 2B CS Abbeydorney 3 Valley Wanderers 4 IT has been a great week for Valley Wanderers, who notched two great wins which catipults them to the top of Division 2 B.

They defeated Clanmaurice 6-2 on Tuesday evening with David Kerins and Ger Myles bagging a brace each while Anthony O'Connor and Daniel Coffey also found the net. On Sunday they saw off the challenge of C S Abbeydorney in a seven goal thriller. Valley manager James O'Sullivan had his charges well siked up for this game and they produced the goods on the day and were well worth their win at the end.

The hero of the game for the Tralee side was Ger Myles who scored a hat trick while Conor O'Callaghan scored the other goal. Na Fianna 3 Tralee Athletic 2 AFTER a minor hiccup the previous week Na Fianna leapfrogged the table toppers Tralee Athletic to take pole position when they defeated them in the big top of the table clash at Mounthawk Park on Sunday evening.

They had to do it the hard way as they went down to 10 men after 20 minutes when David Murphy was sent off. They went ahead after 10 minutes when Kevin Murphy was brought down in the box and Chris Lyons put away the resulting spot kick. However, Athletic were back on level term before half time to leave the game delicately balanced. On the hour mark Na Fianna regained the lead when Thomas McCathy headed home his first goal for the club from a Damian Murphy corner kick.

However, Athletic responded well and etched out another equaliser and it looked as if a share of the spoils would be the outcome. However, Na Fianna true to their nature as true Warriors made the crucial breakthrough in the 70th minute when Lee Dicken raced down the wing and floated in a high cross which went all the way to the net for what proved to be the winning goal. When it comes to dramatics Na Fianna specialise in it as a lot of their games are dramatic affairs in every sense of the word.

When this side goes behind they never lie down and keep on going until that final whistle sounds. This enthusiasm is a breath of fresh air to the Kerry District League and they have won many friends by the heriocs they produce almost on a weekly basis. What a division this is turning out to be this season and it will be fascinating to see who will make it to the final with Na Fianna, Tralee Athletic, Valley Wanderers, Cedar Galaxy and Annascual all in the mix there are some fascinating games ahead. Skelliga FC B 2 Mainebank B 3 MAINEBANK took the three points with their goals coming from Seamus Daly, Colm O'Neill and Stephen Moriarty. Clanmaurice FC 2 Bay View Rovers 2 PREDICTABLY this local derby was a close affair and both sides were happy with a point apiece at the end of the day. Bay View had to come from behind twice to earn a draw while Clanmaurice had to play a share of the game with 10 men when Edmond Griffin was sent off. Paudie Carroll scored the first goal for Bay View while Kieran O'Connor scored the second against his former club.

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