Kerry men shoot the lights out


ALL-IRELAND CLUB JFC FINAL St Mary’s, Caherciveen 3-13 St Mary’s, Swanlinbar 1-5:A SLICK St Mary’s, Caherciveen side shot the lights out in the second half to comfortably win Saturday’s final.

Swanlinbar had started in positive fashion and led by 1-3 to 0-2 after 15 minutes, but from that point on Caherciveen upped through the gears and assumed total control of the match.

They were level at half-time and two goals from livewire corner-forward Sean Cournane early in the second half put them on the way to victory. Kerry star Bryan Sheehan added further gloss to the final score late on when his 45 sailed all the way to the net and rubberstamped a comprehensive, but deserved victory.

ST MARY’S, CAHERCIVEEN: D Horgan; B Curran, S Curran, I Casey; JA O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, N O’Driscoll; J Golden (0-1), B Sheehan (1-7, 1-0 45, 0-6 frees); C Quirke (0-1), A Constable, A Walsh (0-1); D Daly (0-1), P O’Donoghue (0-2), S Cournane (2-0). Subs: S Horgan for A Constable (48 mins), G O’Driscoll for I Casey (51 mins), L Sheehan for C Quirke (58 mins), A O’Sullivan for JA O’Sullivan (59 mins), R Keane for S Cournane (60 mins).

ST MARY’S, SWANLINBAR: G Leydon; T O’Brien, M Cunningham, P Prior; D Leydon, J Cunningham, P Leydon; M Curran, G McKiernan (0-2); C Curran (0-1), P McGovern, D McGovern; M Cunningham (1-1, 0-1 free), K Brennan, R Prior (0-1, free). Subs: A McGoldrick for D McGovern (17 mins), R McBarron for R Prior (46 mins), P McManus for P McGovern (50 mins), S Prior for K Brennan (58 mins), P Brennan for T O’Brien (59 mins).