Dr Crokes pummeled Kilcummin 4-17 to 0-7 in the opening round of the Kerry senior club championship on Saturday night.
The Killarney giants could even afford the luxury of leaving Colm Cooper on the bench as they raced 1-10 to 0-5 clear by half time, with Tony Brosnan scoring the goal. Kilcummin had led 0-5 to 0-4 at the end of the opening quarter with Shane McSweeney to the fore, but in the second-half, Crokes ran riot with Daithi Casey running the show. Kerry U21 player Tony Brosnan hit 3-2 while Casey converted penalty in an awesome display by Pat O’Shea’s men.
Rathmore and Dingle served up a serious battle in Rathbeg. Rathmore led 1-5 to 1-3 at the interval, John Moynihan scoring their goal before Paul Geaney netted for Dingle. Paul Geaney looked sharp as he scored Dingle’s goal in the 13th minute but Rathmore led 1-5 to 1-3 at the interval. Mikey and Conor Geaney added three early second-half points for Dingle but, at the other end, Paul Murphy won a penalty and Eoin Lawlor goaled as Rathmore led 2-6 to 1-6.
However Dingle were the stronger down the closing stretch and added four points with Brendan Kelliher getting the winner in the 58th minute for a one point win (1-10 to 2-6).
Legion just got the better of Kerins O’Rahilly’s 0-9 to 0-8. David O’Sullivan led they way for Legion while Barry John Keane scored three points for the Tralee side.
Stacks defeated Milltown/Castlemaine 0-13 to 0-9 with Kieran Donaghy and Shane O’Callaghan on the scoresheet for the winners.
Meanwhile, there will be no return to Croke Park for St Mary’s and Bryan Sheehan as the All-Ireland IFC champions were beaten in a thriller by the 2015 champs Ardfert, 2-15 to 1-16, with Kerry hurler John Egan the star of the show.
Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship semi-finals:
Legion v Dr Crokes, Dingle v Austin Stacks. (Games to be played weekend April 30 - May 1, neutral venues).
Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship relegation play-offs:
Rathmore v Kilcummin, Kerins O’Rahillys v Milltown Castlemaine, (Games to be played weekend April 30 - May 1, neutral venues).
Castleisland Mart Intermediate Club Championship quarter-finals:
Spa v Kenmare, Ardfert v An Ghaeltacht, Desmonds v Currow, St Michael’s/Foilmore v Templenoe. (Games to be played April 23rd or played weekend April 30 - May 1. First named teams have home advantage).
Castleisland Mart Premier Junior Club Championship first round:
Firies v Moyvane, St Senan’s v Dromid Pearses, Churchill v Ballydonoghue, Listowel Emmets v Beaufort, Annascaul v Renard, St Pats v Glenbeigh/Glencar, Keel v Finuge, Na Gaeil v Ballymacelligott, (Games to be played April 23rd or played weekend April 30 - May 1. First named teams have home advantage).
Castleisland Mart Junior Club Championship first round:
Duagh v Asdee, Knocknagoshel v Tuosist, Castlegregory v Cordal, Sneem/Derrynane v Listry, Cromane v Beale, Fossa v Lispole, Ballyduff v Scartaglen, Valentia v Tarbert, (Games to be played April 23rd or played weekend April 30 - May 1. First named teams have home advantage).
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