St Brendan’s, backboned by Kerry stars Jack Barry and Diarmuid O’Connor, hammered Shannon Rangers in this Kerry SFC R3 mismatch in Tralee on Saturday night.
St Brendan’s, who included representatives from St Pat’s Blennerville, Na Gaeil, Ardfert, Churchill and John Mitchels in their line-up, had a man-of-the-match performance from former Kerry minor James Duggan, who finished with 2-4.
First-half goals from Duggan and Kerry hurler Brandon Barrett, sent St Brendan’s, who have never won the Kerry SFC title in their history, on their way to the last eight.
Things went from bad to worse for Shannon Rangers when Kerry star Jason Foley failed to reappear following the resumption.
There was no let up from the victors with goals from Jack Barry and James Duggan completing the rout.
J Duggan (2-3, 0-1f), B Barrett (1-1), E O’Brien (0-2f, 1 ’45), D O’Connor, I Parker (0-3 each), J Barry (1-0) , D O’Callaghan, N Sheehy (2f) and C Fitzgerald (0-2 each), P Kearney , D Griffin and S O’Connor (0-1 each).
P Kennelly (0-5, 3f), G O’Sullivan (1-1), S Enright (0-2), B Ó Seannacháín , D Keane, G Gorman and P Lucid (0-1 each).
E O’Brien (Churchill); T Kearns (John Mitchels), K O’Dwyer (St Pat’s Blennerville), T Wallace (Ardfert); F Barry (Na Gaeil), A Barry (Na Gaeil), P Kearney (John Mitchels); J Barry (Na Gaeil), D O’Connor (Na Gaeil); J Duggan (John Mitchels), D Griffin (Ardfert), B Barrett (Ardfert); D O’Callaghan (St Patrick’s Blennerville), N Sheehy (John Mitchels), I Parker (Churchill).
B Poff (St Patrick’s Blennerville) for T Kearns (37), C Fitzgerald (Churchill) for N Sheehy (41), P McMahon (John Mitchels) for D O’Connor (45), J O’Connell (Churchill) for J Barry (49), E McElligott (Ardfert) for D Griffin (53), S O’Connor (John Mitchels) for P Kearney.
D Ó Sé (Ballydonoghue); D Wren (Tarbert), J Foley (Ballydonoghue), S Enright (Tarbert); T McEllistrim (Ballylongford), M Foley (Ballydonohue), I Mannix (Beale); J King (Beale), M Buckley (Tarbert); C Linnane (Beale), B O’Seanachain (Ballydonoghue) , G O’Sullivan (Tarbert); P Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), D Keane (Asdee), G Gorman (Beale).
D Power (Ballydonoghue) for J Foley (half-time), D Buckley ( Beale) for G Gorman (44), P Lucid (Ballyduff ) for Linnane (52).
E Walsh (Rathmore).