PHOTOS: Depleted O’Rahillys Well Beaten By Austin Stacks

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Darragh O’Brien shoots over a point. Photo by Dermot Crean

AUSTIN Stacks kept their county league title ambitions on track with a win over arch rivals Kerins O’Rahillys at Connolly Park on Saturday night on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-5.

O’Rahillys were without all their key players through injuries, holidays and Kerry duty and found it tough going against a Stacks side who effectively ended the Strand Road team’s chances of a top two place.

Austin Stacks had the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and they notched up three points before a fine goal from Kevin Walsh levelled matters.

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That was the only score O’Rahillys managed in the first half though and Stacks’ superiority showed with four more points before the break, with the scores 0-7 to 1-0.

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Kevin Walsh celebrates his first half goal. Photo by Dermot Crean

The contest was all over 12 minutes after the restart when the home side had five unanswered points before Strand Road’s first point of the game on 43 minutes.

They traded three points apiece until Jack Morgan struck a goal for Stacks with four minutes left to seal the deal. The Rockies now go joint top of the league with two games left. A home victory over Kilcummin and a win away against Templenoe are needed to guarantee a County Final place. Scroll down for match action…

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Danny O’Sullivan is tackled by three Stacks men. Photo by Dermot Crean

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David Moran looks on from the sideline as his clubman Gavin O’Brien rises for the ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

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David Mannix looks for a teammate as David Murphy chases. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Pa McCarthy fends off the challenge of Kevin Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Daniel Nix and Sean Ryan in a tussle. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Ross O’Callaghan keeps up with Shane O’Callaghan’s movements. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Shane Guthrie rises for the ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Giles O’Grady about to tackle Conor Jordan. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Darragh O’Brien in action as Kerins O’Rahillys players swarm around. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Action from the match. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Danny O’Sullivan looks for options. Photo by Dermot Crean

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