O’Rahilly’s hold out against battling Clonakilty

THE Munster Senior football League kicked back into action this weekend with the pick of the eight contests being the meeting of Clonakilty and Kerins O’Rahilly’s in Tralee in Division One.

The home side led 0-9 to 0-4 at the break, but, on the resumption, Anthony Murphy plundered a goal, before Padraig Griffin, back in club action after his controversial sending off for Cork the previous night, replied with a fine goal for Clon. However, after a thrilling finale, the Kerry side held on to win by 1-13 to 2-9.

Holders Douglas made a winning start to their campaign in West Clare defeating Cooraclare 2-12 to 0-4 in a one-sided affair

St Finbarr’s had two points to spare over Dr Croke’s, who introduced Eoin Brosnan for the second-half. Aidan O’Shea’s goal put them a point in front on 50minutes, but the Barr’s finished in real style with points from Fionnán Murray, Cathal McCarthy and Robert O’Mahoney to give them a 0-11 to 1-6 win.

There was more good news for Cork sides when Clyda Rovers recorded a comfortable win over Laune Rangers with Johnny Walsh and Paudie Kissane scoring the all-important goals in an impressive 2-12 to 0-9 victory.

The all-Cork clash between St Nick’s and Doheny’s ended in a draw when a late Mick Lyons point earned a share of the spoils for the Carbery side. Shane Kennefick got a first half goal for Nick’s and points from Eoghan Geaney and Eoin Geaney looked like giving the city side a win, but a late point by Lyons earned Doheny’s a deserved draw.

Ardmore’s first game in this provincial league ended in a surprise four point victory over Aghada. Two goals from John Casey and another from Clinton Hennessey proved instrumental in the 3-4 to 0-9 result.

Though only an intermediate side last season, Ilen Rovers looked every part a senior side making a winning debut against Bishopstown on a score-line of 0-16 to 2-6. James O’Shea and Justin Honohan scored the ’Town goals but storming performances from Fachtna Collins and the fit-again Brian O’Sullivan swung the game Ilen’s way.

Mallow recorded their second win of the league with a 1-8 to 1-5 over Rathmore, while Ballincollig had little trouble in disposing of Kilrush-Shamrocks in a 3-12 to 0-4 win.

St Michaels and Hospital-Herberstown drew in Division Two 1-4 each with Cormac O’Keeffe scoring for Michaels. In the Intermediate league, their were wins for Macroom, Killavullen, Ballinora, Sneem, Brickey Rangers while Kiskeam and Legion drew 1-9 each.

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