Milltown/Castlemaine win more silverware

All-Ireland intermediate football champions Milltown/Castlemaine had plenty of reasons to celebrate after their latest Kerry SFL victory.

Not only does Saturday’s 1-12 to 0-12 win against Spa see the Mid Kerry side join Dr Crokes at the top of the Division 1 table and also maintained their 100% record, but it also resulted in more silverware as it doubled up as last season’s Division 2 final.

Cathal Moriarty (0-4), Ian Twiss (0-3) and Jerome Flynn (1-0), Shane Murphy (0-2) and Derek Twiss (0-2) were among Milltown/Castlemaine’s scorers.

Meanwhile, Austin Stacks’ 2-15 to 1-4 rout of Ardfert leaves the Tralee side in third place, on three points, after two rounds of the league. Leading 0-8 to 0-2 at half-time, second-half goals from Darragh O’Brien and Shane O’Callaghan sent Stacks on their way, with both O’Brien and O’Callaghan finishing with 1-2 apiece while Darragh Long (0-5) and David Mannix (0-4) also impressed.

Dingle joined Stacks in joint third place after their 1-9 to 1-7 victory over Killarney Legion. Daithi Geaney’s goal helped Dingle into a 1-3 to 0-5 half-time lead, and while a Thomas Moriarty goal for Legion levelled the tie at 1-6 apiece during the second-half, the West Kerry side finished strongly to secure the win.

Elsewhere a late Damien Kelly point was enough for St Michaels/Foilmore to edge a tight clash, 1-9 to 1-8, away to Rathmore. After John Buckley goaled midway through the second-half to push the home side 1-6 to 0-7 in front, St Michaels/Foilmore replied with a Bernard Kelly goal, and in a tight finish Damien Kelly kicked the winner.

Yesterday, Gneeveguilla picked up their first points in the league after a 0-16 to 0-15 win at home to Laune Rangers, who are pointless after two rounds.

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