REPORT/PHOTOS: Ballyduff Come Back To Knock Out The Champs

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The holders are out after Ballyduff beat Kilmoyley in the Garveys SuperValu Kerry SHC semi final yesterday. Mike O’Halloran reports…

Ballyduff 1-17

Kilmoyley 0-16

Flor McCarthy of Kilmoyley with a great catch. Photo by Dermot Crean

It was nine minutes before Ballyduff got on the scoreboard with a point from Padraigh Boyle, in the meantime Daniel Collins had three points for Kilmoyley.

It would be a further five minutes before young Jack O’Sullivan had a point, Daniel Collins added six more with Sean Maunsell tapping over one for Kilmoyley to leave the halftime score Ballyduff 0-4 Kilmoyley 0-10, Padraigh Boyle and Daniel O’Carroll pointing for Ballyduff.

Ballyduff were in all sorts of bother in the first 30 minutes and one wondered how they might claw their way back into the game.

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Gary O’Brien was introduced for the second half and he had an immediate impact. Padraigh Boyle, Jack O’Sullivan and Jack Goulding added three points before Robert Collins received from his brother Daniel to point for Kilmoyley.

Mikey Boyle attempts to break free. Photo by Dermot Crean

A minute later Padraigh Boyle goaled for Ballyduff to leave the score Ballyduff 1-7 Kilmoyley 0-11.

On 37 minutes Anthony Carroll levelled matters and from then on it was all Ballyduff. Padraigh Boyle added three points and Daniel O’Carroll put over one. On 47 minutes Tom Murnane reduced the margin to a goal with a fine point 1-12 to 0-12 at this stage.

Daniel Collins goes on a run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Luke Fitzell reduced the deficit to two, Daniel Collins had a point for Kilmoyley but Padraigh Boyle had three and his brother Michael had one before Aiden McCabe came up from his goalkeeping duties to attempt to drive a 20 metre free to the net. His lift was not the best and he blasted over the bar.

The scoreboard on 59 minutes read Ballyduff 1-16 Kilmoyley 0-15. Kilmoyley went in search of goals but the Ballyduff rear guard was resolute, Tom Murnane had a point to reduce the margin to a goal but the mercurial Jack Goulding drove over a raker to put the game beyond Kilmoyley. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS

Tom Murnane clears his lines. Photo by Dermot Crean


Mikey Boyle is watched by Tom Murnane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jack Goulding breaks away. Photo by Dermot Crean


Players take a tumble as Anthony O’Carroll comes away with the ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

Flor McCarthy comes away with the ball. Photo by Dermot Crean


Aiden Boyle looks to create some space. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Kilmoyley panel before the game. Photo by Dermot Crean


The Ballyduff panel before the game. Photo by Dermot Crean

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