The Seniors maintained their unbeaten record in Division 2 with a hard earned draw away to Ardfert.The hosts who find themselves in a perilous position close to the bottom played with great intensity and verve and lead at half time by 1-7 to 1-4.We had the benefit of a slightly fortuitous goal in that half and the accuracy of Jamie O Sullivan and the Conors -Keane and Culloty kept us in touch.Ardfert again sprung out of the traps in the second period and lead by 4 having slipped in for a second goal.But credit where it’s due our lads stuck to the task and aided by Cathal Sheahans accuracy(he kicked 3 points) in a counter attacking role we took control in the final quarter.It must be said that Shaun Keane and Billy Maguire put in a good shift while Damien O Sullivans presence steadied the defence.Chris Davies put in an industrious hour on the forty as the teams finished level after a tough battle.With the league taking a break for 3 weeks we now find ourselves in top spot with 2 games remaining.But with Waterville and Glenflesk to come there is still plenty work to be done in those games but all in all you would have to be content with our present position.
Legion u15 girls hosted Austin Stacks on Sundayevening in the u15 championship.
The visitors got off to a flying start putting up 2-1 on the scoreboard as Legion started a little sluggishly.However the Legion girls soon rose to the challenge and reduced the gap to a goal by mid way through the first half and finished the half stronger and went in deserving of their lead on a half time score of 3-4 to 2-5.Stacks came back strongly in the second half and while some heroic defending kept Stacks at bay the forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over. Midway through the second half the teams were tied again on a score line of 4-6 apiece. In the final 15 minutes the Legion clocked up two quick points to push ahead and while Stacks tried hard to get through for a goal they were restricted to one point while Legion scored another at the other end. At the final whistle Legion prevailed on a scoreline of 4-9 to 4-7.
Killarney Legion 4-15 Kenmare Shamrocks 4-12
A fast keenly contested league game saw the u16s deservedly get the better of a very good Kenmare side.Next up are Austin Stacks followed by Dr.Crokes.
A busy Saturday for the u6 and 8 boys who made the trip to Farranfore where they were splendidly hosted by Firies.The Firies u10 girls did the reverse and were involved in a highly entertaining game against their Legion counterparts.Not to be outdone the Legion u10 boys hosted Glanmire from Cork to add to one very busy and productive day for the club.
Heartiest congratulations to the ever popular Kieran Healy and fabulous bride Rhonda who just got married in the past week,long life and happiness to them both.
KERRY IN CROKE PARK
The best of luck to Kerry who tackle a rejuvenated Galway in Croke Park this weekend,serious business from here on in.
The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s deepest sympathy to the Pierce and Hallissy Families on the very sad passing of Niamh R.I.P.Sioraí na bhFlaitheas ar a h-Anam Dílis.
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