PHOTOS: O’Rahillys Take The Points In Local Derby Against Stacks

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Action from the game on Saturday. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony

KERINS O’Rahillys took the spoils in the derby with Austin Stacks as they emerged 0-16 to 1-8 winners at Strand Road on Saturday evening in the Credit Union County League tie.

Both sides were without their Kerry players, so Stacks took the field without Kieran Donaghy and Ronan Shanahan, while Jack Savage, Barry John Keane and David Moran were absent for O’Rahillys.

It didn’t start well for the home side as they were behind by a goal after 30 seconds when Alan Duggan netted for the Rockies.

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But within 10 minutes three points from Rory Molloy and one from Gearóid Savage had them on level terms, the Stacks point in that period coming from Shane O’Callaghan.

Stacks went ahead on the 13th minute through Pa McCarthy, but scores from Danny and Diarmuid O’Sullivan and two from John Ferguson had them three points up by the 18th minute and they had goal chances in that period too, hitting the post on one occasion.

However, Stacks came back into the game and points from Mikey Collins (2), Denis McElligott and Michael O’Donnell saw them go in at half-time 0-8 to 1-6 up, but were down to 14 when McElligott received a second yellow a minute from the break.

Shane Carroll about to launch a ball. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony


This would prove decisive in the second half as the home side outscored the visitors by 0-8 to 0-2.

Cormac Coffey levelled the game straight away in the second half but a free by Shane O’Callaghan on 35 minutes restored the Stacks lead. The Rockies would not score again until three minutes from time as Strand Road took control.

Points from John Ferguson (3), Cormac Coffey (1) and Gearóid Savage (2) left them 0-15 to 0-7 up until Michael O’Donnell replied with Stacks last score.

A point by Cormac Coffey ended the scoring and Kerins O’Rahillys had a deserved five point win. More photos below…

Action from Saturday’s game. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony

Shane Brosnan in possession watched by Shane Carroll. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony


Tense moments for the Kerins O’Rahillys defence. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony

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