Video: Signals of intent from Crokes and South Kerry

Most form-watchers would predict, even at this early juncture, that Dr Crokes and defending champions South Kerry are the teams to beat in the Kerry SFC, and nothing from the weekend's first round of games will alter that perception.
Video: Signals of intent from Crokes and South Kerry

Dr Crokes ran riot against West Kerry in Killarney on Saturday, cruising to a 5-19 to 1-9 victory at their own Lewis Road grounds.

West Kerry were a goal up through Sean Mici O Conchuir in less than 20 seconds but they were mercilessly put to the sword by Pat O'Shea's men. Tony Brosnan got two goals, Gavin O'Shea, Jason Lyne and Jamie Doolin the others for Crokes, who led 2-11 to 1-2 at the break.

South Kerry showed all their nous to recover from a five-point half-time deficit to edge Kerins O'Rahilly's 3-10 to 1-15 in a full-throttle encounter yesterday in Tralee. Two Sean Cournane goals kept them in the hunt, and a third from Barry O'Dwyer five minutes from time saw them home. Tommy Walsh goaled for the Tralee men.

Two goals from Kerry's Paul Murphy were not enough for Rathmore, who went down at home to Dingle 1-16 to 2-8 yesterday. Paul and Conor Geaney starred for the winners, sharing 11 points.

A Conor Cox goal put Feale Rangers in good stead away to St Kieran's in Cordal yesterday, but the home side reeled in their North Kerry opponents to edge a thrilling game, 1-17 to 1-15.

Elsewhere, last year's beaten semi-finalists Kenmare saw off St Brendan's 1-16 to 1-10, the killer goal coming from the outside of Paul O'Connor's right boot.

Kerry SFC Round 2A: Mid Kerry v Dingle; South Kerry v Austin Stacks; Kenmare v Legion; St Kierans v Dr Crokes.

Kerry SFC Rd 2B (Losers Rd): St Brendan's v Rathmore; Milltown-Castlemaine v East Kerry; Kilcummin v West Kerry; Kerins O'Rahillys v Feale Rangers.

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