REPORTS: Victories For Causeway And St Brendan’s In Championship

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Mike O’Halloran saw the two Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship at Austin Stack Park yesterday…

Causeway 2-15

Lixnaw 0-12

Lixnaw and Causeway captains meet for the coin toss. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

I commented recently that Causeway were putting up a lot of points on the scoreboard in the county league but did not get many goals.

They used the county league game against Crotta last week to rectify the goal situation and they put two past a hapless Lixnaw today.

The scoreline hardly reflects their dominance as they completely overpowered a Lixnaw team who never got any kind of rhythm going.

Lixnaw only scored one point from play in the first half Causeway added 1-10, their goal coming from young Gavin Dooley.

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Causeway had six different scorers with their other youngster Dan Goggin scoring three points. Keith Carmody, who has returned to the side after injury, also put his name on the score sheet.

Lixnaw had a point each from Shane Conway and John Griffin with some Lixnaw “supporters” on their way out of the ground the score at halftime read Causeway 1-10 Lixnaw 0-2.

Lixnaw were a little better in the second half but unless they get back some the players they were missing today, they are going to be in a difficult position.

Dan Goggin poached a goal for Causeway as they powered their way to an easy victory, Causeway had no weak link either at the back or up front, they are very fit, skilful and have players all over the pitch who can win the ball in the air with their hand along with a good free taker.

The Causeway team. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Lixnaw for their part must hope for a kind draw in the next round, an improvement in their injury situation and their overall play.

Causeway lined out without former Kerry and Limerick keeper Tadhg Flynn who had a hand injury his return for the next round will give them a further boost.

Causeway march on, they know they will face stiffer opposition down the road.

Maurice Leahy keeping an eye on proceedings. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

TEAMS: Causeway — S.Murphy, M.Murphy, M.Delaney, T.Barrett(C), B. Lyons, Jason Diggins, E.Murphy, J.Leahy, K.Carmody, Joe Diggins, B.Murphy, A.Fealy, G.Dooley, B.Barrett, D.Goggin.

Lixnaw — M. Stackpoole, D. McElligott, S.Power, J.Silles, G.Stackpoole, D.Shanahan(C), B.Brosnan, J.Griffin, S.McElligott, R.Galvin, J.McKenna, C.Sheehy, S.Conway, J.Wallace, M.Conway.

The Lixnaw team. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

St Brendan’s 0-17

Abbeydorney 0-11

Abbeydorney are out of the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry senior hurling championship.

Michael Slattery opened Abbeydorney’s account with a point John Egan replied with a pointed free Michael O’Leary and the great Aiden Healy put Abbeydorney ahead by two points and it looked as St Brendan’s might be on their way out but they got their act together when Fionan MacKessey and Cian Hussey drew St Brendan’s level three points all.

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The Abbeydorney team. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Brendan’s went three ahead with point coming from Brendan O’Connor John Egan with two and Daithi Griffin with one to leave the score on twenty minutes St Brendans 0.07 Abbeydorney 0-4.

David Egan received a pass from Ronan Donovan and drove over a point, Daithi Griffin and Michael Slattery exchanged points.

Padraigh Kearney tapped over for St Brendan’s and Michael Slattery drove overt a free making it Abbeydorney 0-7 St Brendan’s 0-10 at halftime.

Brendan O’Connor added a point with Cian Hussey splitting the post twice to open a six point gap on thirty nine minutes, the Abbeydorney wide count had reached thirteen at this stage.

P.J. Keane and Stevie O’Sullivan had a point each for O’Dorney before John Egan added two points along with one from Cian Hussey.

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

Brian O’Leary and Michael Slattery had a point each to leave the final score St Brendan’s 0-17 Abbeydorney 0-11. How Abbeydorney must rue their wayward shooting.

TEAMS: St Brendan’s — D.Delaney, D. Finnegan, R. Horgan (C) S.Leen, P. Kearney, K.Orpen, D. Dineen, E. Leen, C. Hussey, T. Moloney, D. Griffin, B.O’Connor, F. MacKessey, J.Egan.

Abbeydorney — B.O’Donovan (C) N.O’Connell, S.Egan, R.O’Donovan, K.Dineen, B.O’Leary, Brian O’Leary, M.O’Leary, S.O’Sullivan. N.O’Mahony, PJ Keane, A. Healy, D.Egan,J.O’Connor, M.Slattery.

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