REPORT/PHOTOS: An Easy Win For Kerry Over Mayo In Tralee

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Mike O’Halloran was  in Austin Stack Park to see Kerry beat Mayo convincingly this afternoon…

Kerry 3-18

Mayo 0-9

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

A PRETTY easy win for a much changed Kerry hurling team over Mayo in Tralee in this Division 2A league game.

Kerry lined out without their scorer-in-chief Shane Conway and ended up with eight different scorers.

Mayo were outplayed in every sector of the game. Physically Kerry were too strong for them were more skilful, more focussed and were able to secure the ball easier.

The Mayo captain and midfielder Cathal Freeman tried his level best to make something happen for Mayo but they just could not master the Kerry defence.

Mayo had only one game played in the league as their game against London was postponed due to a frozen pitch and they looked like a team that had little match practice.

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Kerry led by four points within four minutes from Daniel O’Carroll, Jordan Conway, Brandon Barrett and Padraig Boyle before David Kenny opened Mayo’s account.

Sean Boland and Sean Regan added one each to complete the Mayo tally for the first half. Meanwhile, Kerry added two goals and eight points, the goals coming from the Ballyduff duo of Daniel O’Carroll and Jack Goulding, halftime score Kerry 2-12 Mayo 0-03.

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Padraig Boyle opened the second half with a pointed free, Mayo replied with three points in a row from Shane Boland with two and a sixty five from Cathal Freeman.

Kerry led 2-16 to 0-07 when Michael Slattery sent over a beauty without catching the ball, Michael was most impressive up front al day prior to being replaced by young Gavin Dooley.

Two more points followed one each from Padraig Boyle and one from his cousin Daniel O’Carroll, in-between Daniel Collins found the net to leave the final score Kerry 3-18 Mayo 0-09.

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Kerry: John B O’Halloran, James O’Connor, Bryan Murphy, Sean Weir, Paud Costello (Evan Murphy), Jason Diggings, Niall O’Mahony, Daniel Collins(1-0), Brandon Barrett (0-01), Padraig Boyle (0-09)Jack Goulding(1-0) (Tomas O’Connor), Daniel O’Carroll (1-02) Jordan Conway (0-01)(#22), Michael Boyle (0-01)(Dan Goggin), Michael Slattery (0-04)(Gavin Dooley)

The Kerry panel. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Mayo Scorers:  Shane Boland (0-06) David Kenny, Sean Regan and Cathal Freeman one point each.

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

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