On a perfect day for football our Seniors travelled south to Con Keating Park where St Marys lay in waiting in Round 6 of the County Senior Football League. Having won their last two games in the League this encounter was viewed as a vital one in order to maintain that momentum. And by the hours end and after an emphatic win the League table certainly looks a bit healthier.
The hosts were quicker out of the blocks thanks to two points from their best player on the day Daniel Daly before James O Donoghue, off his right and the post, opened the Legion account . St Marys nudged ahead again through Jack Daly but it was at this point that Legion and in particular Sam Benson took over. The youngster hit five points from play in this half but he got excellent support from the lively Thomas Moriarty and midfielder Finbarr Murphy who had another five points between them. Jamie O Sullivan got off the mark, with a mark, as well and the half finished with Legion leading 0-12 to 0-3.
James O Donoghue slotted over early in the second half as St Marys strived to muster a response but everytime they did it was answered. By now Peter McCarthy, Will Shine and Ryan O’Grady had all been introduced and the young trio all found their range, while Padraig Lucey swung over a beauty with his left. The only goal of the game came courtesy of Will Shine but it was a neat six man move which was started by Brian Kelly’s accurate kick out. Jamie O Sullivan had the final two scores for the Legion while Daniel Daly for the home side shot over a few nice consolation points. Final Score St Marys 0-11 Killarney Legion 1-22.
TEAM..Team. Brian Kelly, Cathal Sheahan, Rob Leen, Peter O Sullivan, Darragh Lyne, Danny Sheahan, Jonathan Lyne, Padraig Lucey (0-1), Finbarr Murphy (0-2), Sam Benson (0-5), Denis Sheahan, Luke O Donoghue, Thomas Moriarty (0-3), Jamie O Sullivan (0-3), James O Donoghue (0-3).
Subs used: Will Shine (1-02), Ryan O Grady (0-1), Peter McCarthy (0-2), Stephen Flattery.
Before the game a minute’s silence was held in memory of the late Mary Kelly and special mention must go to Brian Kelly who was his usual consistent self after the toughest of weeks.