resized_20150615_192955 Monday 15th June 2015,Listry/Keel U-14s travelled to Glenflesk to take on the locals in the second round of the East Kerry league. On a glorious sunny evening our boys went into the game knowing that a victory would secure a final spot.
Glenflesk started with a goal and our boys responded with Killian Murphy kicking a point followed by another from Killian Broderick and then Ruairi Murphy struck for a great goal. Killian Murphy converted a free after a Glenflesk defender touched  the ball on the goal line to prevent a certain goal. Glenflesk scored a point and Gary Murphy replied with a point for Listry/Keel. Seán Langford was playing a captain’s part in goal, clearing his line and encouraging his defence at all times. Eoin O Donnell played in the full back line for the first time this year.Eoin settled into his new role very well and mid way through the first half he was growing in confidence and turned defence into attack with some great running. Seamus Giles was solid at full back and anticipated every move Glenflesk made. Dylan Brennan completed a solid full back line. Dylan played great ball out of defence at all times. Glenflesk struck again with a point from play and 2 points from frees.However,Listry/Keel dominated the final quarter of the first half. Right half back Jerry Griffin was getting to the ball first and was growing in confidence. Seán Corcoran made great runs from centre back and scored a super point and followed it immediately with a goal. Dara O Dowd continued where he left off last week and played great football at left half back. Micheál Buckley and Liam Clifford worked tirelessly at midfield and showed great determination to win the ball in all the 50/50 battles.Killian Broderick was playing well at wing forward,Killian Murphy was making great runs at centre forward and Cathal Griffin was showing for everything on the wing.Ruairi Murphy was fielding majestically and was a constant thorn in the Glenflesk defence. Ruairi kicked a good point and our great full forward Gary Murphy finished the half with 3 points on the trot. Cian Lenihan is a great player to train and was rewarded with a starting position at corner forward. Cian played his part in a good first half performance for Listry/Keel. The half time score was Listry/Keel 2-10 Glenflesk 1-4.
Glenflesk kicked the first point of the second half. Killian Broderick replied with 2 super points from play and Killian Murphy scored a point from a free awarded to Gearóid Ladden after a tremendous burst for goal . Gearóid played well when introduced last week and didn’t put a foot wrong again this evening when he came on in the second half. Glenflesk then hit a purple patch kicking 5 points on the trot. Listry/Keel introduced Aaron O Shea and Aaron kicked an important point to lift the siege. Aaron has a great eye for goal and is very accurate when he gets a chance. Glenflesk struck again for a goal and then Listry/Keel dominated the final 10 minutes of the game. James O Dowd was introduced at wing forward and played very well. Aaron O Donoghue and Micheál Keane came on at corner back and both of the boys are good footballers and defended well. Liam Clifford kicked another great point just as he did last week. Liam is a wholehearted player with a great attitude to the game. Aaron O Shea scored a great goal and Ruairi Murphy struck for another goal that he deserved after a super game. Then Gary Murphy put the icing on the cake,just like he did before half time scoring 3 points on the trot. That left the final score Listry/Keel 4-18 Glenflesk 2-10.
We were missing 3 players this evening.Ronan Buchanan and Diarmuid Kelleher are injured and Dean Ladden is on holidays. We look forward to having the boys back next week when we play Beaufort in Listry.
The game was excellently refereed by John Dineen from Fossa. Thank you to the Glenflesk and Listry/Keel U-14s for providing great entertainment and playing the game in a sporting manner.
Thank you to coaches Donal Murphy, Noel Murphy and Pa Murphy and thank you to all the parents for supporting the boys.
Up Listry/Keel.   Murt Broderick.

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