Monday 19 March 2018

Kennelly hungry to sign off on high

RETIRING AFL star Tadhg Kennelly could yet sign off from Aussie Rules in winning style, with his Sydney Swans side gearing up for an elimination final against St Kilda next weekend.

The Swans' 52-point win, 119 to 67, over the Brisbane Lions at the SCG was also Kennelly's last home game for the club and it was a special occasion for the former All-Ireland-winning Kerry man as he said farewell to the fans.

"It was a bit emotional alright. I have been a long time playing here and it was great to say thanks to all the fans," the 30-year-old Listowel native said. Kennelly is now in with a chance of winning a second Premiership winner's medal, to add to the one that he earned back in 2005.

Monaghan sends Nemo packing

there will be new Cork and Munster senior football champions this year after Nemo Rangers were knocked out of the SFC by north Cork divisional side Avondhu on a 1-8 to 0-7 scoreline on Saturday evening.

Aided by a Tom Monaghan goal, the division led by 1-2 to 0-3 at half-time. Nemo never looked like scoring a goal in the second half and Avondhu, with Monaghan and Cian O'Riordan in good scoring form, held on.

They now meet UCC in the county quarter-final, while on the other side of the draw, Castlehaven await the winners of the Carbery Rangers-Newcestown clash, a late John Hayes free having earned Rangers a draw in their quarter-final on Saturday.

Irish Independent

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