REPORT/PHOTOS: Abbeydorney Beat Crotta At Second Time Of Asking

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Mike O’Halloran watched the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC First Round replay at Austin Stack Park on Sunday evening…

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Shane Nolan of Crotta poised to strike. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

AT the launch of the Garvey’s SuperValu sponsored Kerry Senior Hurling Championship a few weeks ago Abbeydorney were tipped, along with Causeway to be potential winners of the Nelius Flynn Cup.

Abbeydorney completely outplayed Crotta in the second half of this replay last night in Tralee, scoring 2-11 in the process.

The game began with Shane Nolan pointing a free won by Jordan Conway, but four minutes James O’Connor netted for Abbeydorney. Shane Nolan and Michael O’Leary then exchanged points.

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Jordan Conway who was receiving close attention from the Abbeydorney backs, was fouled and Shane Nolan stepped up to point. Conway was to level maters on 20 minutes to make it 0-4 to 1-1.

Cathal Dower pointed a free for Abbeydorney, Shane Nolan replied for Crotta and so the halftime score was Crotta O’Neills 0-5 Abbeydorney 1-2.

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Abbeydorney defend a strike from Shane Nolan. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Within 30 seconds of the second half,  PJ Keane had a point for Abbeydorney and they went on to score four more before Shane Nolan had one back for Crotta on 12 minutes, to make the score Abbeydorney 1-7  Crotta O’Neills 0-6.

Two minutes later James O’Connor put an end to the Crotta challenge with a goal.

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Jordan Conway surrounded by Abbeydorney defenders. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Abbeydorney introduced Stevie O’Sullivan and later Ronan Donovan, both of whom were to have a big bearing on the final score, with Stevie pointing on 27  minutes, Ronan Donovan made a searing run through the Crotta defence to set up PJ Keane for his goal. Three minutes later Donovan set up Michael O’Leary for a point, 0-9 to 3-12 with 33 minutes on the clock.

Brian O’Leary and Shane Nolan exchanged points to make the final score Abbeydorney 3-13 Crotta O’Neills 0-10.

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Action from the game on Sunday. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Abbeydorney looked solid in defence and Aiden Healy completely locked out Shane Nolan, who seemed to me to be carrying an injury and not firing on all cylinders. Jordan Conway tried very hard but when he got possession he was always surrounded.

James O’Connor worked very hard up front for Abbeydorney and the O’Learys made their presence felt on the scoreboard and in general play.


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Abbeydorney who beat Crotta O’Neills at Austin Stack Park on Sunday evening. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Brian Donovan; Stephen O’Connor, Aiden Healy, Niall O’Connell; Eoin Egan, ( Robert Murphy) ( Ronan Donovan) Kieran Dineen, Darragh O’Brien; Brendan O’Leary (1pt), Daniel O’Leary (Stevie O’Sullivan (1pt) Mike Hannafin (David Egan) Michael O’Leary (4pts), James O’Connor (2gls) Cathal Dower (4 pts frees) Brian O’Lery (1pt), PJ Keane (1gl 2pts)

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The Crotta O’Neills panel before the game on Sunday. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Jp McElligott; David Behan, Tom Cronin, Adrian O’Mahony: Cyril Lynch, Jonathan Caffrey, Tom B McElligott; Sean Weir, Richard Nolan (Thomas Quinlan); Padraigh Quille (Raymond Nolan), Colin Browne (Thomas O’Connor), Mike Lynch (Darragh Ryan 1pt); Shane Nolan (8pts), Ian McCarthy, Jordan Conway (1pt)

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