REPORT: Abbeydorney Get The Better Of Ballyduff In County League

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Mike O’Halloran on the Kerry County Senior Hurling League round one game between Abbeydorney and Ballyduff played in Abbeydorney on Friday…

Abbeydorney 3-12

Ballyduff 2-8


The county champions went down to Abbeydorney in a keenly contested game.

Both teams were short a few regulars but perhaps Ballyduff more so than Abbeydorney.

Ballyduff were ahead 1-1 to 0-2 when Padraig Boyle rattled the net for Ballyduff — he had opened the scoring with a point and Nigel Roche had two pointed frees.

The Ballyduff lead lasted about a minute when James O’Connor goaled for Abbeydorney. Nigel Roche pointed a 65 and he swapped points with Padraigh Adam Maunsell and Steve O’Sullivan made it Abbeydorney 1.06 Ballyduff 1.03.

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Two minutes from the end PJ Keane blasted past PJ Gorman to the net, Padraigh Boyle replied with a free only for Nigel to stick a free in the back of the net.

Aiden Boyle had the last score of the first half, 3-6 to Abbeydorney, Ballyduff 1-6.

James O’Connor showed his county class with a point at the resumption and Padraig Boyle stole a goal back for Ballyduff.

Daragh Goulding and Jack both pointed to bring the margin to one score 2-8 to 3-8.

Ballyduff sqandered quite a few chances, especially a goal chance from Padraig Boyle. Abbeydorney had three points from Nigel Roche and a beauty from an acute angle from Ronan Donovan before the end.

He was denied another point when the referee overruled the umpire at the death.

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