Valentia make it a Kerry clean sweep of club titles

West Limerick Board chairman Gerry Molyneaux presents the cup to Valentia Gaels captain Brendan O'Sullivan.

Valentia-Daribhre Young Islanders (Kerry) 0-12 Kildimo-Pallaskenry (Limerick) 1-8: Munster JBFC final:

Valentia made it a clean sweep of titles for Kerry in Munster Club football when they beat Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the Provincial JBFC final in Knockaderry. Though they dominated for long stretches the victors endured a nervous final five minutes. They were stunned when Peter Nash’s 14m free in injury time rocketed through the packed goal line and moments later sub Ciarán Ryan’s shot skimmed just wide to dismay of the Kildimo-Pallaskenry fans. But anything other that a Kerry win would have been a travesty. Key to their win was skipper Brendan O’Sullivan in midfield. He hit three fine points but also delivered quality ball into an eager forward division. Kildimo’s attacks were based heavily around getting Nash into the scoring zone and his scores before the break had his side 0-5 to 0-4 clear at the interval.

Scorers for Valentia-Daribhre Young Islanders: J Shanahan 0-7 (1f), B O’Sullivan 0-3, P O’Connor 0-2.

Scorers for Kildimo-Pallaskenry: P Nash 1-6 (1-3f), D O’Connell, M Lynch 0-1 each.

VALENTIA-DAIRBHRE YOUNG ISLANDERS: B O’Connor; C Casey, P O’Sullivan, G O’Shea B; J Murphy, J Curram, S Lynch; B O’Sullivan, B Falvey; M Lynch, A Quigley, G O’Shea P; P O’Connor, J Shanahan, M Moriarty.

Subs: L George for M Lynch (53), J Daly for M Moriarty (58).

KILDIMO-PALLASKENRY: J Fitzgerald; B Howard, S Hodnett, M Delap; B Walsh, T McCarthy, M Sheehan; S Guerin, J McHale; D Deegan, P Nash, R McKeogh; E Cuddihy, T O’Shea, D O’Connell.

Subs: M Nunan for M Sheehan (26), C Ryan for E Cuddihy (48).

Referee: S Stokes (Cork).


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