On Friday 4th September 2015 Listry/Keel U-14s played Glenbeigh/Glencar in the first round of the mid-Kerry Championship.The game was played in Keel on a beautiful evening.We were well beaten in the East Kerry final and even though training had gone well,Glenbeigh had beaten us twice in challenge games and we knew it would take a great team effort to win this one.
Listry/Keel started brightly and created a lot of scoring opportunities in the first half. A very entertaining first half saw us in front 1-11 to 1-6 at the break. Glenbeigh lost their full forward to injury just before the half time break. On the resumption Listry/Keel struck for a goal and suddenly the whole team were winning their individual battles and with great movement all over the pitch the scores started flowing. Glenbeigh/Glencar battled bravely but never recovered from the loss of their full forward. All our team played very well and all the subs that were introduced also made a huge impression. The final score was Listry/Keel 4-23 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-8.The game was excellently refereed by Martin Boyle from Milltown. Tougher tests lie ahead,but, fair play to all the panel it was a great bounce back after the disappointment of the East Kerry final. Well done boys, we had 10 players on the score sheet and a very good defence.