Killarney Legion 0-15 Kilcummin 1-10
As was to be expected there was very little between these two sides as recent results showed.A tense but entertaining game saw both sides miss good goal chances in the first half and it was only within the last 10 mins.of the first half that the Legion opened some daylight as they hit 5 pts.to Kilcummins single to leave the home side leading 9 pts.to 4 going in at the break.
The second half certainly wasn’t short of drama as both sides went after the win and gradually Kilcummin whittled away at the deficit and looked on the winning road when they burst through for a well taken goal to leave just a point in it.However the homesides resolve stiffened and with the defence working hard they gradually supplied more ball to the forwards.The result might have gone the other way had Kilcummin converted a penalty after 20 mins.but saw it hit the upright and was cleared by the defence.Taking heart from this the Legion tacked on 3 further 5 points to see them home.A last minute free in front of the Legion goal was cleared fittingly by Shaun Keane who turned in a fine game at midfield.A very satisfactory display continuing the obvious progress being made and with several young players improving steadily the senior management can be happy with the way things have worked out.Early days of course.
The U16 girls played their first away against Scartaglin where conditions were soft underfoot to say the least and the match ended in a torrent of rain.The 13 a side game proved a lively affair with Legion taking a slender lead of at half time having battled a stiff wind for the first period,however the locals held their nerve in the second half and as Legion showed signs of fatigue they eventually went down by 2-9 to 2-7.Plenty positives though as those on the field were certainly not found wanting for effort and with several more to return to the panel better days lie ahead.Well done to John Doona,Keri Anne Hanrahan and Aisling Stack after their fine win over Tipperary.The next U16 outing in the League will be home against Na Gaeil on Friday 21st April.
If it’s excitement and quality football you crave then the Legion u14 boys is the place for you as they turned in another thrilling display against Ardfert in Ardfert.After a ding dong encounter the sides couldn’t be separated and finished all square Ardfert 3-10 Killarney Legion 2-13.Some really good young players to keep an eye on.
GOOD DAY IN CROKE PARK
A defiant Kerry side showed that nothing can be taken for granted as they deservedly won their 20th.national league title and in the process put the other counties on notice that we haven’t gone away you know.Fair play to them.
Commiserations to Killarney Celtic who were denied an historic win in the F.A.I.Junior cup in the cruelest fashion going on on penalties,they made a good few sit up and take notice.
The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s sincerest sympathy to the Coffey Family,Elmwood,Mill Rd.on the sad passing of Elizabeth R.I.P.Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-Anam dílis.
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