Holders Dr Crokes and South Kerry complete Kerry semi-final line-up

South Kerry completed the semi-final line-up in the Kerry SFC, holding on against Rathmore in a ragged quarter-final tie, writes Eoghan Cormican.

Rathmore were by far the more dominant outfit in the opening period but didn’t tell the other crowd so, via the scoreboard. Robert Wharton and Daniel Daly both landed points in first-half stoppages to leave proceedings deadlocked at 0-7 apiece at the break.

George O’Keeffe kicked Rathmore back in front early in the second period. This was to prove the last occasion they would lead. Matthew O’Sullivan and Daniel Daly both landed two each, and they were added to by sub Niall O’Shea and another from Daly as the divisional outfit moved 0-13 to 0-9 clear.

Paul Murphy did his best to haul Rathmore back into proceedings but they were let down by a litany of defensive errors. The final scoreline read 0-15 to 0-12 in South Kerry’s favour.

Dr Crokes kept alive their title defence with this 0-17 to 0-12 quarter-final win over Kenmare Shamrocks.

2016 intermediate winners, Kenmare, had the senior champions somewhat rattled at half-time, their ability to transition effectively from defence to attack saw them trail by the minimum at the break, 0-8 to 0-7.

Three-in-a-row from Micheál Burns and Colm Cooper (two frees) early in the second-half put three between the sides although Kenmare never relented, they were unable to get closer than two points. Burns finished with 0-4 to his name for the winners, while Sean O'Shea kicked 0-6 (five frees) for the vanquished.

Kerins O’Rahillys and West Kerry came through Saturday's games.


More in this Section

Mark Hughes understands Stoke fans' frustration

All too easy for Man City as they stroll to 16th Premier League win in a row

Real Madrid claim Club World Cup title by narrowest of margins

Arsene Wenger confident Mesut Ozil will sign new contract


Today's Stories

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan: People might laugh at me, but I will be king of the world

Time to wax lyrical about Brazil again as World Cup approaches

Jerry Flannery keeping the Munster value system intact through years of change

Cue Card unlikely to run in King George VI Chase at Kempton

Lifestyle

Review: N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies: Their finest album to date

Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Scenes from the analogue city - Memories of Limerick from the late 80s and early 90s

Ask Audrey: 'I heard that Viagra fumes from Pfizer’s were causing stiffys below in Ringaskiddy'

More From The Irish Examiner