Tuosist back in action after nine-month absence
MAKING their first appearance in a County League fixture in over nine months, Tuosist gave Ballydonoghue an awful scare near the end of their meeting in Dowling Park at the North Kerry venue last Sunday. A total of 1-4 from Paul Kennelly in the first half gave his side a 1-8 to 0-5 lead at the break but a goal from Mike Pat O'Sullivan in the 41st minute brought Tuosist back into the contest. They should have had a second on the three-quarter mark as Ballydonoghue survived a goalmouth scramble that could have seen the ball go into the net on at least three occasions. Flor O'Sullivan's goal with two minutes left brought Tuosist within two but a point from Tomas Kennelly coupled with the last of a 1-6 total for Paul gave the home side a hard earned 1-13 to 2-7 win.
St Senan's 1-11
St Senans made it two wins from two with a 1-10 to 0-10 win over Asdee as Padraig Quille ruled the roost with a total of 1-8 on the day. The Mountcoal side took advantage of the fact it took Asdee 18 minutes to register their first score but still only led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time. Quille's goal gave them some vital breathing space but Eoin Kennedy helped Asdee to within one score and the end but no equaliser was forthcoming for the Munster Junior B Champions.
Laune Rangers 1-5
Renard's first game of the campaign was aided by the availability of Killian Young and they had a comprehensive 2-14 to 1-5 win over Laune Rangers B in Killorglin. A Padraig Casey goal early on from a rebounded shot by Conor O'Leary helped the visitors to a 1-7 to 1-1 lead at the break and even though the crossbar denied Brian Sugrue a second goal for them, Kevin Curran's goal gave them a 12 point winning margin at full-time.
Dr Crokes 2-8
Dr Crokes B continued their return with a win; it was another close one though, as they left Kilgarvan with a two point win. Goals from Dermot O'Sullivan and Stephen Brosnan gave them a 2-2 to 0-5 advantage at the break and even though Dermot Galvin was dismissed for the visitors they held on for a 2-8 to 0-12 win with Cian O'Neill getting the insurance score at the finish. Flor O'Donoghue was black carded for the hosts for whom Derry O'Sullivan, Timmy Healy and Jeremiah Kelliher performed best while Darren O'Doherty, Gavin Tucker and Ruairi Mangan stood out for the Crokes.
Moyvane and Duagh also played out a two point contest as well with victory going here as well to the visitors. All the game's goals came in the first half with Niall Sheehan scoring the first for the hosts after only two minutes. Kieran Quirke nearly responded with a goal for Duagh only for his effort to be parried over the bar by Moyvane goalkeeper Brendan Galvin. However Aaron O'Connor made sure of a 1-6 to 2-2 lead at the break for the visitors following his goal in the 27th minute. Aidan Keane had scored Moyvane's second goal from the penalty spot prior to the half-time whistle but while they had their chances three late wides prevent the hosts from changing the final scoreline of 1-12 to 2-7 in Duagh's favour. Daniel O'Donoghue stood out for Duagh in what was a confidence boosting win.
Sneem/Derrynane were the other victors in Round Two winning an exciting and tight South Kerry derby with Valentia by a very narrow 1-12 to 0-14 in the finish as the Young Islanders still await their first points of the campaign.