Saturday 25 November 2017

O'Leary injury mars Dr Crokes triumph

DR CROKES booked their place in the semi-final but the victory was marred by an injury to Kerry senior Kieran O'Leary, who suffered a broken leg.

Dr Crokes, champions South Kerry and Austin Stacks all advanced but all three games were disappointing.

On Saturday night, Dr Crokes proved far too strong for a Paidi O Se-managed West Kerry side 1-8 to 0-5. Colm Cooper saw little of the ball in the opening half but did come out the field and created a number of scores.

Crokes got on their way with a third-minute goal from O'Leary -- but his leg break means he is likely to miss the rest of the championship.

South Kerry flexed their muscles with a power-packed opening half, when they stormed 1-11 to 0-1 clear of a poor Kilcummin side.

Aidan 'Dash' O'Sullivan struck for a South Kerry goal inside 20 seconds, after a Bryan Sheehan shot came back off the post. Sheehan kicked four points from play, with Niall O'Shea kicking also kicking four and Ronan Hussey kicking three.

Austin Stacks, inspired by Kieran Donaghy, proved far too strong for Rathmore in the final game.

Rathmore failed to register a second-half score as Stacks took it 1-13 to 0-5.

Irish Independent

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