Tuesday 23 January 2018

O'Sullivan's seven heaven

St Brendan's 2-17 St Flannan's 1-11

St Brendan's Killarney cruised to a nine point victory over St Flannan's Stock photo: Sportsfile
St Brendan's Killarney cruised to a nine point victory over St Flannan's Stock photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Holders St Brendan's Killarney continued their march towards back-to-back Corn Uí Mhuirí titles as they booked their place in the final.

Goals from Dara Moynihan and substitute Barry Keane saw them ease to a nine-point win over St Flannan's in Rathkeale.

With the wind in the first-half, Brendan's opened up a five-point lead, with Flannan's full-forward Darragh Duggan cancelling out Moynihan's early goal to leave it 1-9 to 1-5 at the break.

Kerry minor David Shaw was in majestic form and kicked six points from midfield, while Donnchadh O'Sullivan was outstanding in a 0-7 haul as St Brendan's reached the final without three key defenders.

SCORERS - St Brendan's: D O'Sullivan 0-7, (2 fs), D Shaw 0-6, D Moynihan 1-1, B Keane 1-0, B Courtney 0-1 (f), M O'Shea and C Flynn (0-1) each

St Flannan's College: D Duggan 1-5 (5fs), C Donnelly and E Thynne 0-2 each, I Molloy and G Cooney 0-1 each.

St Brendan's College: R Osborne; L McMonagle, C O'Donoghue, S O'Leary; N Donoghue, C Gammell, E Cosgrove; B Courtney, D Shaw; D Moynihan, D O'Sullivan , M Devlin; N McCarthy, M O'Shea, C Flynn; Subs: M Harnett for N McCarthy (25), B Keane for M Devlin (30), O O'Donoghue for C Gammell (52), B Slattery for O O'Donoghue (b/c 56).

St Flannan's College: T O'Brien; M Collins, P Casey, D O'Shea; I Ugwueru, R Hayes, C McNeilis; T Hannan, I Molloy; S Kennedy, G Cahill, C Donnelly; G Cooney, D Duggan, E Thynne. Subs: C Brannock for S Kennedy (47), P Talty for E Thynne (53)

Ref: M Maher (Cork)

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