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Paul Galvin in action for Kerry

Paul Galvin in action for Kerry

Paul Galvin in action for Kerry

KERRY star Paul Galvin saw red while helping Finuge reach the county's IFC final at the weekend.

In a bruising encounter with near neighbours Ardfert, Galvin was sent to the line early in the second half for a second yellow card offence, while Ardfert's Martin Ferris was also dismissed after an incident with Galvin's brother, Raymond.

Newly-appointed Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice scored two points from full-forward for Finuge, who will now face Spa in the final.

In the senior championship, three-in-a-row-seeking Dr Crokes eased into the last eight with a 1-15 to 1-9 win over East Kerry, with Colm Cooper spending the entire second half playing the sweeper role in the Crokes defence.

Scrutiny

Rathmore, with Liam Kearns in charge, proved too strong for Killarney Legion, while St Kieran's sent Kerins O'Rahillys crashing out. Dingle also advanced at the expense of Kilcummin, but Kenmare and St Michael's/Foilmore must do battle again after their clash ended in a draw after extra-time.

Meanwhile, Monaghan are to name Malachy O'Rourke as their new football manager when club delegates meet tonight.

O'Rourke, who managed Fermanagh from 2008 to 2010, has been granted a three-year term. He beat off competition from Aidan O'Rourke, whose role as selector in Down will now come under fierce scrutiny, and Michael McDermott, who had been managing Clare.

Former manager Seamus McEnaney also was in for the job, but it is understood that the board were keen on making their first outside managerial appointment since Colm Coyle of Meath.

It is understood that O'Rourke will be bringing his long-time coaching partner Leo McBride with him.

O'Rourke played for Fermanagh for a decade, later transferring from Derrylin O'Connells to the Errigal Ciaran club in Tyrone, playing alongside Peter and Pascal Canavan.

Irish Independent