Galway 2-6 Kerry 0-4
Galway had control over this one from the start. With 15 minutes gone the westerners held a 1-4 to 0-2 lead thanks to a productive effort at corner forward from Jamie Kehoe. The dual player notched a goal and two points. Eoghan Kavanagh was motoring in the middle of the field, and Peter Nolan his usual industrious self at half forward. Nolan and Walsh accounted for the balance of the Galway tally, while Kerry’s scores came from corner forwards Donnacha Fenton and Tadhg O’Ciaomhan.
|John Joe O'Neill and Padraig Doyle contest possession.|
Kerry: T. Fitzgerald, K. O’Connor, G. O’Ciaomhan, R.Coyne, M. Godley, J. Dooley, P. Tanny, H. Cummings, C. McGillicuddy, J. Whelan, P. Doyle, D. Fenton, T. O’Ciaomhan. Galway: P. McCourt, G. Bannon, P. McEvoy, JJ O’Neill, JJ Doyle, S. Gallagher, E. Kavanagh, L. Kelly, D. Reddin, P. Nolan, T. Walsh, J. Kehoe, S. Bannon.
Aidan McAnespies 0-6 Shannon Blues 0-2
There was some needle in the second match of the day that boiled over just before half time with the result of both number 7s receiving their marching orders. Some niggle between the Blues James Feeney and McAnespies Gary Feeley finally came to blows as the first half was about the conclude and each player was sent to the line by referee TimmyO’Neill. The game itself was quite an entertaining affair despite the miserable conditions. Both teams played some good passing football, but McAnespies had that little extra to see them through.
|Blues stalwart, Brendan Driscoll clears the ball.|
Blues: D. Hawes, M. Green, S. Kelly, C. Mullen, B. Driscoll, M. Keegan, P. Murray, S. Moriarty, C. Fitzgerald, J. Feeney, K. Sullivan, N. Murray, D. Kenny. Macs: R. McCrystal, M. Bogue, N. Gallen, A. McAlinden, C. Dempsey, G. Treanor, G. Feeley, G. O’Neill, C. McCrory, N. Donaghy, S. Gallen, S. Magill, E. Hamill.
By Rory O'Donnell
Pat O'Brien Cup Schedule - April 29
1:00 Armagh-Notre Dame v Christopher’s
2:00 Mayo v Cork
3:00 Kerry v Shannon Blues
The 3 winners of these games will go into the quarter finals with the 5 Round 1 winners, Donegal, Wolfe Tones, Connemara Gaels, Galway, and Aidan McAnespies.