REPORT: Stalemate Between St Brendan’s And Abbeydorney

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Mike O’Halloran reports on stalemate between rivals St Brendans and Abbeydorney last night in the Round 3 Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC clash…

St Brendan’s 1-12

Abbeydorney 1-12

Action from Saturday’s game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

There was no separating these two after 69 minutes of poor hurling.

St Brendan’s played with a fairly stiff breeze in the first half but it was Abbeydorney who went into a two point lead with points from Nigel Roche and PJ Kane.

John Egan and Tom Moloney replied for St Brendan’s, but Nigel Roche had two more before Cian Hussey had one for St Brendan’s, four points to three on nineteen minutes.

John Egan and Eric Leen swapped points with Nigel Roche to leave matters on six points all, Aiden Healy drove over from the right and John Egan levelled on the stroke of half time seven points all at the break.

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Abbeydorney had the first score of the second half, Kevin Skinner levelled and Daithi Griffin put St Brendan’s ahead only for Nigel Roche to level it up again.

John Egan split the posts before he drove in on goal blasted towards the far corner for Tim Hannafin to force the ball to the net.

The Abbeydorney panel. Photo by Mike Halloran

Kevin Skinner followed up with a point, 1-11 now for St Brendan’s 0-9 for O’Dorney,

Enough done said St Brendan’s, not so said Abbeydorney, as Roche tapped over another free.

Ronan Donovan bore down on goal passed to David Egan who fumbled and the ball went out for a 65 Nigel was wide with the 65, chance gone said the Abbeydorney supporters not at all said the players.

Padraigh O’Mahony pointed for St Brendan’s, 1-12 to 0-10 with 59 minutes gone.

Four minutes later David Egan forced the ball to the net to reduce the margin to one point.

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The St Brendan’s panel. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Darren Delaney was injured during that passage of play and seemed in pain as he pucked out the ball.

That puck out ended up in Nigel Roche’s hand and just tapped it over to draw the game 1-12 to 1-12.

Abbeydorney had one more chance to win it but Tim Hannafin, the stand in goalie, was equal to it. Usually in draws you are supposed to say both teams deserved another chance. I wonder.

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