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Spa 2-15, Templenoe 1-07.

Templenoe made the trip to Spa for their final County league match in 2019, but the East Kerry outfit proved far superior on the day, in a lacklustre game. That said Templenoe were once again missing a number of regulars aside from the Kerry quartet, which meant it was always likely to be an uphill task.

Templenoe had a solid opening to this contest, matching their opponents point for point in the first 10 minutes to make the score 0-03 to 0-03. Spa’s scores came courtesy of Michael Foley and Michael O’Donoghue (2), while Brian Crowley and Pat Spillane (2) were on target for the visitors. Spa then started to take control, with the next three points on the trot coming from Evan Cronin, David Spillane and Niall McCarthy, before they were awarded a penalty for an apparent leg block. Evan Cronin stepped up to take the spot kick, but his effort was well saved by Templenoe keeper Colm Breen. Brian Crowley then added another point, to give the away side a bit of respite and Denis O’Neill almost followed this up with a goal, only to be denied by Spa goalie James Devane. The respite was brief however and Spa were relentless in attack in the closing minutes of the first half, in a spell that saw them bag two goals and a point without reply, with Niall McCarthy and Ciaran Spillane finding the net.

Half Time Score: Spa 2-08, Templenoe 0-04.

Spa consolidated their position with three more points from David Spillane and Michael O’Donoghue (2) early in the second half as they continued to dominate matters around the middle of the field. Templenoe were finding Spa hard to break down and some of their moves were disjointed, as they coughed up possession time and time again. The visitors had to wait until the 42nd minute before they eventually tagged on their next score through Pat Spillane. Both sides (particularly Spa) wasted many scoring chances throughout the game. Nevertheless, Spa did push on to extend their lead to 2-14 to 0-6 by the 55th minute, as they started to empty their bench and two of their subs Calum Neher and Paul Cahill were among those to find the range. Templenoe did rally a bit towards the end and were rewarded with a goal and a point from Kieran McCarthy and Brian Crowley, before the referee blew the full time whistle.

After four consecutive years in top flight, Templenoe will now drop down to Division 2 for next year’s County league. Although, this year’s campaign was difficult, it was still a great achievement for a club Templenoe’s size to spend four years in a row in Division 1, so well done to all involved and to all those who kept the show going when numbers were tight.

Final Score: Spa 2-15, Templenoe 1-07.

Scorers:

Spa: Michael O’Donoghue 0-6 (0-4f), Niall McCarthy 1-01, Ciaran Spillane 1-00, David Spillane 0-02, Michael McCarthy 0-02, Michael Foley 0-01, Evan Cronin 0-01, Calum Neher 0-01, Paul Cahill 0-01.

Templenoe: Brian Crowley 0-04 (0-01f), Pat Spillane 0-03, Kieran McCarthy 1-00.

Teams:

Spa: James Devane, Brian Devane, Brian Lynch, Eoghan Cronin, Ciaran Spillane, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dan O’Donoghue, Shane Cronin, Michael McCarthy, Ryan O’Carroll, Michael Foley, Niall McCarthy, David Spillane, Michael O’Donoghue, Evan Cronin.

Subs: Gary Vaughan, Shane Fenton, Eric O’Donoghue, Mikey Moynihan, Paul Cahill, Calum Neher.

Templenoe: Colm Breen, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Patrick Clifford, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Denis O’Neill, Brian Crowley, John Rice, Stephen O’Sullivan, Josh Crowley Holland, John Moriarty

Subs: Cathal Granville.

    

   

Well done to the Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane U16's who won Division 7 of the County U16 League this evening. They beat Rathmore in a very exciting match that was up for grabs right up until the final minute.

Final score was Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 2-15, Rathmore 3-09, match played in Kilgarvan

 

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team

Damien Fitzgerald, Ewan Buckley, Jim Clifford, Ciarán Crowley, Simon O’Connor, Mike F O’Connor, Maek Casey, Aidan Crowley, Darragh O’Sullivan, Adam Gul, Eoin O’Dwyer, Hugh Granville, Oisin Breen.

Subs: Ruairi Burns, Colin Hallissey, Oisin Galvin, Zak Fayen, Dara Casey, Ronán O’Connor, Senan Gul, Ben Casey, Billy Noonan

Management: Barry Clifford, Paddy O’Brien, Timmy Casey, Ronan Hussey - Trainer

FT Score: Templenoe 1-12, Dingle 2-16

Dingle were the visitors to a sun drenched Templenoe last Saturday evening and both sides severed up an entertaining game, but ultimately Dingle’s superior power paved the way for them to take a full share of the spoils.

Dingle were first off the blocks with County panellist Conor Geaney popping over two frees inside the first two minutes. Templenoe who not for the first time in this campaign only had 16 players lined out, responded with Kieran McCarthy getting up the field to open the home side’s account. Brian Ó Dubháin added another point for the visitors, before Pat Spillane cut in from the right corner to dispatch the ball to the back of the net, putting the hosts ahead for the first and only time in this match. Three points on the trot from Dingle were countered by Denis O’Neill and Martin Reilly raising white flags for Templenoe. In between, Pat Spillane almost got in for a second goal, only to see his effort come off the post. Seoirse Durrant slotted over a 45 for Dingle, but once again Templenoe replied in kind with the returning Brian Crowley pointing from play. Then came Dingle’s first goal from Conor Geaney to give them a three points cushion that would pretty much put them in the driving seat for the remainder of the contest. The half ended with Conor Geaney and Barra Ó Súilleabháin trading scores with Sean Sheehan and Brian Crowley to leave three points between the sides at the interval.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-06, Dingle 1-09.

The second half started with Pat Spillane showing great determination to battle his way through the Dingle defence, before kicking over a neat point for the hosts. The next 10 minutes saw both sides cancel each out with two points each, but then Dingle started getting on top around the middle of the field and they would make their dominance count. Between the 11th minute and the 15th minute, Dingle hit four unanswered points courtesy of Seoirse Durrant (45), Brian Ó Dubháin, Conor Geaney and Barra Ó Súilleabháin to extend their lead to five points. Soon after, the visitors put the game to bed when a precision pass from Niall Ó Géibheannaigh to Seoirse Durrant resulted in the latter fisting the ball to the net from close range for Dingle’s second goal. Conor Geaney added another point for the West Kerrymen in what turned out to be their last score, but they had already done enough to bag the brace of county league points on offer. Templenoe though to their credit did finish the game strongly with Brian Crowley (2 frees) and Pat Spillane reducing the margin to seven points before the final whistle.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-12, Dingle 2-16. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Pat Spillane 1-02, Brian Crowley 0-05 (0-03f), Sean Sheehan 0-02, Kieran McCarthy 0-01, Denis O’Neill 0-01, Martin Reilly 0-01.

Dingle: Conor Geaney 1-08 (0-04f), Seoirse Durrant 1-02 (0-02 45), Barra Ó Súilleabháin 0-02, Brian Ó Dubháin 0-02, Pól Ó Dubháin 0-01, Breandán Ó Céileachair 0-01. 

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Dan O’Conor, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Martin Reilly, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Colm Breen, Brian Crowley, Pat Spillane, Denis O’Neill, John Rice, John Moriarty,

Subs: Conor Murphy.

Dingle: Seán Ó Flaitheartaigh, Conor Ó Flannúra, Tom Leo O'Súilleabháin, Conor Ó’Súilleabháin, Micheál Ó Baoighill, Aodhán Ó Conchúir, Breandán Ó Céileachair, Micheál Ó Slatara, Barra Ó Súilleabháin, Niall Ó Géibheannaigh, Pól Ó Dubháin, Seoirse Durrant, Brian Ó Dubháin, Conor Geaney, Déaglán Ó Dubháin.

Subs: Lúcás Ó Conaill, Brian Ó Conaill, Seán B Ó Brosnacháin, Cathal Mac a'tSithigh. 

     

Templenoe 2-02, Austin Stacks 2-23. 

It was another difficult evening at the office for the Intermediate Champions, suffering a heavy defeat at home to a powerful Austin Stacks side. Templenoe still have four County League games left to play to save their place in Division 1, but it appears they will have to win all four to have any hope of staying up.

Templenoe had the advantage of a strong wind in the first half and although player numbers remain very tight for the home side, they did welcome back the services of Patrick Clifford and Denis O’Neill for this encounter. Darragh O’Brien and Donagh McKivergan opened the scoring for the visitors, before a good team move involving Kieran McCarthy and Denis O’Neill put through Stephen O’Sullivan for Templenoe‘s first goal. The hosts then rocked the Stacks with a second goal, after Stephen O’Sullivan delivered a high ball in towards the goal, that was fisted to the net by the in rushing John Moriarty. This made the score 2-00 to 0-02 after 7 minutes of play. Austin Stacks gradually reeled in this lead with three unanswered points, before the 20th minute. Templenoe though remained competitive in this spell, but were guilty of a few wides, as were the visitors. Then disaster struck for Templenoe, when they were reduced to fourteen players when Stephen O'Sullivan was sent off, and from here on there was only going to be one winner. A goal from Shane O’Callaghan in the 22nd minute set Austin Stacks on their way. They added four more scores before the break, while Templenoe just managed a solitary point courtesy of John Spillane.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-01, Austin Stacks 1-09.

The second half was now going to be damage limitation exercise for Templenoe, playing with fourteen men against the breeze and facing an Austin Stacks side intent on turning the screw. By the end of the third quarter, Austin Stacks racked up another six points on the trot to make the score 2-01 to 1-15, with Darragh O’Brien, Shane Carroll (2), Pa McCarthy, Colin Griffin and Micheal O’Gara all finding the range. Things would not improve for Templenoe, who’s only score in the second half came from a placed ball effort from John Rice. Austin Stacks kept their foot on the pedal and before the finish they ramped up the scores, with further points from Ferdia O’ Brien, David Fitzmaurice, Micheal O’Gara and Sean Quilter before Darragh O’Brien crowned off their comprehensive win with a second goal for the visitors late on.

Final Score: Templenoe 2-02, Austin Stacks 2-23. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 1-00, John Moriarty 1-00, John Spillane 0-01, John Rice 0-01 (0-01f)

Austin Stacks: Darragh O’Brien 1-05 (0-04f), Shane O’Callaghan 1-01, Ferdia O’Brien 0-4, Shane Carroll 0-03, Greg Horan 0-02, Micheal O’Gara 0-02, David Fitzmaurice 0-02, Sean Quilter 0-02 (0-02f), Donagh McKivergan 0-01, Pa McCarthy 0-01, Colin Griffin 0-01. 

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Dan O’Connor, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Patrick Clifford, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Colm Breen, John Rice, Martin Reilly, Denis O’Neill, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Moriarty,

Subs: Cathal Granville, Conor Murphy.

Austin Stacks: Robbie Murphy, Colin Griffin, Barry Shanahan, John Dennis, Jack O’Shea, Conor Jordan, Ciaran O’Reilly, Wayne Guthrie, Greg Horan, Shane O’Callaghan, Darragh O’Brien, Pa McCarthy, Shane Carroll, Donagh McKivergan, Ferdia O’Brien.

Subs: Micheal O’Gara, Sean Quilter, Paul Galvin, Ciaran O’Connell, David Fitzmaurice, John Murphy.

Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 6.

Kerins O'Rahillys 2-24, Templenoe 1-12.

Kerins O'Rahillys proved much too strong for Templenoe in the finish last Saturday evening. Although, it must be said that Templenoe did perform very well in the first half and were ahead by two points going in at the break, but winning this game was always going to be a big ask, given that the visitors were missing so many players. Indeed, Templenoe had only sixteen lined out on the evening, with injuries to key players continuing to play havoc with the team’s chances of staying up in Division 1.

On a fine evening for football with little or no breeze, Kerins O’Rahillys opened the scoring with Tom Hoare splitting the posts inside the first two minutes. However, Templenoe took to the field without fear and gave it everything they had in the first half, matching the home side point for point to make the score 0-04 t 0-04 after 17 minutes of play. The visitors scores came from Stephen O’Sullivan (3) and John Rice, while former county player Barry John Keane (2) and Conor Hayes were on target for the Rahillys. Things continued to go well for Templenoe in the second quarter with the forwards lead by Stephen O’Sullivan functioning effectively and converting most of their chances. The midfield were also doing well, while the defence were successfully snuffing out any goal scoring opportunities presented by their opponents. In the remaining 13 minutes of the first half, Templenoe outscored Kerins O’Rahillys by six points to four, with some fine scores from Teddy Doyle, John Rice (2), Stephen O’Sullivan, John Moriarty and Martin Reilly. Kerins O’Rahillys meanwhile kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from Barry John Keane (3) and Tom Hoare.

Half Time Score: Kerins O'Rahillys 0-08, Templenoe 0-10.

Unfortunately, Templenoe were just not able to maintain their heroic efforts in the second half. Kerins O’Rahilly made some changes with Sean Walsh coming out from full forward to midfield adopted a more attacking approach in the second period, putting Templenoe on the back foot. The home side immediately showed their intent with seven unanswered points inside the opening 10 minutes of the half, before their midfielder Con Barrett got in for their first goal. This made score 1-15 to 0-10 after 40 minutes of play. Templenoe were now finding it difficult to gain possession of the ball and in truth most of the second period was played inside their own half. Another brace of points from Cormac Coffey, Paudie Griffin and Barry John Keane preceded Kerins O’Rahillys second goal midway through the second half, to put them fourteen points ahead. Templenoe did eventually register their eleventh point, when a breakaway attack saw Sean Sheehan dispatch the ball over the bar. A goal and point from Teddy Doyle late on did put a bit more respect on the scoreboard, but Kerins O’Rahilly’s also tagged a few more scores to leave them with fifteen points to spare at the final whistle.

Final Score: Kerins O’Rahilly 2-24, Templenoe 1-12.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Teddy Doyle 1-02 (0-2f), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-04 (0-01f), John Rice 0-03, John Moriarty 0-01, Martin Reilly 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01.

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Dan O’Connor, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Martin Reilly, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, John Rice, Teddy Doyle, Colm Breen, Cathal Granville, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Moriarty,

Subs: Conor Murphy.

  

Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 5.
Templenoe 2-12, Rathmore 6-18.  
Templenoe hopes of survival in Division 1 suffered another setback last Sunday, after they well beaten at home by Rathmore. Templenoe were once again short a number of key players, which made the task difficult against a strong Rathmore side determined to bring to an end Templenoe’s impressive record against them in recent years.
The match was played in ideal conditions and before throw in there was a minute’s silence observed for the late Mick Granville. Rathmore got the scoring underway with a point from Mark Reen inside the first minute. Templenoe responded with two scores on the trot from Pat Spillane and Teddy Doyle to put the home side in front for the first and only time of the game. Darragh Rahilly and Mark Reen traded points with Pat Spillane before Kenneth O’Keefe made a good save from Dara O’Connor after he gathered a dangerous ball in from Teddy Doyle. However, a minute later it was Rathmore who got in for their first goal, that was finished to the net by Geogre O’Keefe from close range. This set the tone for the rest of the game. The East Kerry side followed up their goal up with four unanswered points courtesy of Daniel O’Sullivan, John Moynihan, Darragh Rahilly and Chrissie Spiers. Then Rathmore’s second goal was preceded by a pointed free from Teddy Doyle, before John Moynihan capitalized on a mistake by the Templenoe defence to fire the ball into the back of the net. The home side were struggling to make any impact and found themselves completely out run by Rathmore who added a third goal from John Moynihan, as well as points from Chrissie Spiers, Mark Reen and Darragh Rahilly before the break, while Templenoe had scores from Teddy Doyle and Pat Spillane,
Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-06, Rathmore 3-10.
On resumption, Rathmore continued where they left off and were ruthless and relentless in attack in the opening minutes of the second half. Their fourth goal of the day came from Mark Reen, before Chrissie Spiers and Brendan O’Keefe raised two more green flags in quick succession to put the contest well and truly to bed. Templenoe had to wait until the 43rd minute for their next score, with Josh Crowley Holland striking home their first goal. In a rare good spell for Templenoe, they went on to get the next two points in a row, before Josh Crowley Holland converted a penalty after he himself was fouled. The remaining minutes of the game saw Rathmore tag on four more points from Chrissie Spiers (3) and Cillian O’Connor, against four for Templenoe with Pat Spillane (2), Josh Crowley Holland and Teddy Doyle the providers. This result means that Templenoe will probably need to win four of their remaining six county league games, if they are to retain their Division 1 status for another year.
Final Score: Templenoe 2-12, Rathmore 6-18.  
Scorers:
Templenoe: Josh Crowley Holland 2-01, Pat Spillane 0-05, Teddy Doyle 0-05, Kieran McCarthy 0-01. 
Rathmore: Chrissie Spiers 1-07, John Moynihan 2-01, Mark Reen 1-03, Darragh Rahilly 0-03, Geogre O’Keefe 1-00, Brendan O’Keefe 1-00, Daniel O’Sullivan 0-01, Tadgh Mahony 0-01, Mark T Reen 0-01, Cillian O’Connor 0-01.
Teams: 
Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Colm Breen, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Tom Spillane, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Pat Spillane, John Rice, Martin Reilly, Dara O’Connor, Teddy Doyle, John Moriarty,
Subs: Dan O’Connor, Cathal Granville, Conor Murphy.
Rathmore: Kenneth O’Keeffe, Cillian O’Connor, Mike Joe Kelliher, Colm Kelly, Tadhg Mahony, Brian O’Leary, Brendan O’Keeffe, Daniel O’Sullivan, Brian Moynihan, TJ Friel, George O’Keeffe, Darragh Rahilly, Chrissie Spiers, Mark Reen, John Moynihan. 
Subs: Dean Fitzgerald, Mark T Reen, Tadgh Moynihan, Paul Reen.

Dr Crokes 4-18, Templenoe 1-15. 

A depleted Templenoe made the trip to Lewis Road, Killarney last Friday evening to take on the reigning County League Division 1 Champions. As expected, Dr Crokes proved too strong, but Templenoe gave a credible performance scoring a respectable 1-15, even though a shock result never looked likely.

Stephen O’Sullivan got this high scoring game underway with a point from play straight from throw in. John Spillane doubled Templenoe’s advantage, before Brian Looney opened the home side’s account. The visitors continued their bright start to this contest with Stephen O’Sullivan and John Spillane adding to their tallies, either side of a pointed free from Jordan Kiely. This put Templenoe 0-4 to 0-2 ahead after 7 minutes. However, in the ensuing passages of play, Dr Crokes were relentless in attack and hit 2-3 without reply with the goals coming from Jordan Kiely and Billy Courtney, while they had points from Chris Brady, Jordan Kiely and Brian Looney. Templenoe were now facing an uphill struggle and they attempted to find their way back into the game with scores from Pat Spillane and Stephen O’Sullivan, but then they were dealt another hammer blow, when Jordan Kiely showed great skill to fire home his second goal. Worse was to follow for Templenoe when the Crokes followed up two points from Chris Brady to grab their fourth goal of the day courtesy of Billy Courtney for his second green flag. The home side were now thirteen points clear, with 10 minutes still to play in the first half. Things were looking very bleak for the visitors, but to their credit they kept plugging away and in the 22nd minute Stephen O’Sullivan brilliantly struck home a penalty after he himself was fouled. The half ended with Pat Spillane trading scores with Chris Doncel

Half Time Score: Dr Crokes 4-8, Templenoe 1-7.

The restart saw an exchange of scores between Stephen O’Sullivan and Mark O’Shea to maintain the status quo. Then a long ball in towards the Crokes goal was gathered by the desperately unlucky John Moriarty, who did everything right had his initial effort well saved by Shane Murphy, before he looked to destined to score a goal with his second attempt only to see his shot rocket off the crossbar. Dr Crokes scorer in chief Jordan Kiely slotted over another three points to Templenoe’s two to make the score 4-12 to 1-10 after 45 minutes of action, with the Templenoe scores coming off the boots of Stephen O’Sullivan and Josh Crowley Holland. The free flowing and free scoring nature of the contest continued right to the end with both sides also giving some game times to their subs. Dr Crokes maintained the upper hand though and saw out the game with Jordan Kiely (3), Paul Clarke, Brian Looney and Bryan O’Shea all hitting the target. Templenoe for their part battled bravely and did register five more points in the last quarter to show for their efforts, with Teddy Doyle, Pat Spillane (2), Stephen O’Sullivan (2) all finding the range.

Final Score: Dr Crokes 4-18, Templenoe 1-15. 

Scorers:

Dr Crokes: Jordan Kiely 2-08 (0-07f), Billy Courtney 2-00, Brian Looney 0-03, Chris Brady 0-03, Chris Doncel 0-01, Mark O’Shea 0-01, Paul Clarke 0-01, Bryan O’Shea 0-01

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 1-07 (0-02f), Pat Spillane 0-04, John Spillane 0-02, Josh Crowley Holland 0-01, Teddy Doyle 0-01.

Teams:

Dr Crokes: Shane Murphy, Brian Fitzgerald, Jason Lyne, Mark Fitzgerald, Chris Doncel, Lorcan Monagle, Brian Looney, Daithi Casey, Billy Courtney, Gavin O’Shea, Chris Brady, Jack Griffin, Jordan Kiely, Mark O’Shea, Michael Casey.

Subs: Paul Clarke, Bryan O’Shea, Kieran Ward, James Kelly.

Templenoe: Colm Breen, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran O’Neill, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Dara O’Connor, Teddy Doyle, Pat Spillane, John Moriarty, Stephen O’Sullivan, Dan O’Connor.

Subs: Cathal Granville, Jonathan Egan, Evan Christian, Conor Murphy.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 2-10, Renard 4-07

This match was contested on a perfect evening for football in Con Keating Park in Cahersiveen, where it proved to be the ultimate game of two halves.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane never got going in the first half, and unfortunately Renard did too much damage in the opening 25 minutes by dominating the kick outs and running directly at the Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane backs.

The half time score was Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 0-04, Renard 4-07

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane started the second half with way more fight and belief and they started to pick off a few points through some great accuracy from Ruairi Burns. Midway through the half Aidan Crowley scored two quick goals in succession and suddenly it was game on for the last ten minutes. The Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane backs really upped their display and went on to hold Renard scoreless in the second half but time was running out. In the final few minutes there was three points in the difference. Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane did work a few final attempts to get a goal but the opportunity never fully came leaving Renard the South Kerry U16 League Champions.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Scorers: Ruairi Burns 0-06, Aidan Crowley 2-00, Adam Gull 0-01, Eoin O’Dwyer 0-01, Jim Clifford 0-01, Mark Casey 0-01

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team: Damien Fitzgerald, Ml F O’Connor, Adam Gull, Jim Clifford, Mark Casey, Ewan Buckley, Simon O’Connor, Hugh Granville, Oisin Breen, Ruairi Burns, Eoin O’Dwyer, Oisin Galvin, Aidan Crowley

Subs: Darragh Casey

 

Templenoe 1-11, Na Gaeil 0-18

Last Saturday evening, saw the newly crowned County Intermediate Football Club Champions host the newly crowned County Junior Football Club Champions in round 3 of the county league. It was a sporting contest and in the finish, Na Gaeil had too much in the tank for a Templenoe side short a number of regulars on the evening.

The match was played in ideal conditions, with Na Gaeil playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half. Stephen O’Sullivan opened Templenoe’s account with a point from play, but Na Gaeil quickly countered with Mike Griffin hitting the target for their first score. Stephen O’Sullivan and Niall O’Mahony swapped points, before the former was fouled just as he was about to pull the trigger in the area and the referee awarded a penalty for Templenoe. Brian Crowley stepped up and clinically despatched the ball to the net from the spot kick. Buoyed by this, Crowley followed up his goal with two points either side of an Ian McCarthy effort to make the score 1-04 to 0-03 after 15 minutes of action. Na Gaeil also had a few goal chances in the first half, but were denied no less than three times due to the superb shot stopping display from Templenoe keeper Danny Cahalane. While Templenoe came close to adding a second goal themselves, only to see a well struck effort from Stephen O’Sullivan come off the post. Four unanswered points from the visitors through Dara Devine, Ian McCarthy (2) and Jamie Lowham brought the scores back to level terms. But the home side had the last say in the half with a long range point from Stephen O’Sullivan, following good work by Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-05, Na Gaeil 0-07  

One minute after resumption, Teddy Doyle nailed a 45 for Templenoe to extend their lead to two points, but Na Gaeil replied with Dara Devine slotting over a free. A lovely lay off from Brian Crowley paved the way for Sean Sheehan to thump over the home side’s next score, before further points from Stephen O’Sullivan and Teddy Doyle with another 45, put Templenoe four points clear. Dara Devine responded for the Tralee side, but Stephen O’Sullivan quickly restored the host’s four points advantage, with John Spillane providing the assist. This made the score 1-10 to 0-09 after 47 minutes of play. Everything appeared to be going to plan for Templenoe at this stage, but the home side soon started to run out of steam, with Na Gaeil bringing in a few fresh legs to help them take control of proceedings. Two of their substitutes Diarmuid Herlihy and Darragh Reen along with the unerring accuracy from frees through Dara Devine (2) all contributed to bring the sides back level with eight minutes remaining. Then in the 55th minute another placed ball effort from Dara Devine put Na Gaeil ahead for the first time. Templenoe tried hard, but the away side had all the momentum in the remaining minutes and Na Gaeil duly closed out the game with further points from Diarmuid Herlihy, Eoin O’Neill, Dara Devine and Andrew Barry. Templenoe’s last score of the game came courtesy of a pointed free from Teddy Doyle, after Michael Hallissey was fouled.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-11, Na Gaeil 0-18. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-05 (0-01f), Brian Crowley 1-02, Teddy Doyle 0-03 (0-02 45, 0-01f), Sean Sheehan 0-01.

Na Gaeil: Dara Devine 0-07 (0-07f), Ian McCarthy 0-03 (0-01f), Diarmuid Herlihy 0-02, Jamie Lowham 0-01, Mike Griffin 0-01, Niall O’Mahony 0-01, Eoin O’Neill 0-01, Andrew Barry 0-01 (0-01f), Darragh Reen 0-01.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Dara O’Connor, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly, Teddy Doyle, John Rice, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, John Moriarty.

Subs: Eoin Murphy.

Na Gaeil: Eamon O’Neill, Ryan O’Neill, Kieran Dineen, Dara Sheehy, Niall O’Mahony, Andrew Barry, Fergal Barry, Eoin O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Ian McCarthy, Eoin Doody, Kieran O’Donovan, Mike Griffin, Jamie Lowham, Dara Devine.

Subs: Diarmuid Herlihy, David Culloty, Darragh Reen, Padraig O’Sullivan, Rory Murphy.

  

  

Templenoe 2-14, An Ghaeltacht 0-12.

Last Sunday was a historic and proud day for Templenoe GAA Club, after Templenoe defeated An Ghaeltacht in some style at Austin Stack Park, to claim the club’s first ever County Intermediate Football title. This triumph was a long time coming for Templenoe, who were first an Intermediate club a way back in 1976 and contested the finals in 1988, 2016 and 2017. All at the club can now start looking forward with great enthusiasm to the team’s participation in the Munster Intermediate Football Club Championship, which commences next November.

The 2019 County Intermediate Football Final was played on a sunny afternoon in Tralee and before throw in, there was a minute silence for the late Ned Fitzgerald (father of Maurice) and Eugene McGee. An Ghaeltacht opted to play against the slight breeze in the first half and the game was less than one minute old, when Killian Spillane set up Cian Hallissey to slot home Templenoe’s first goal. This was the ideal start for the boys in blue, who’s determination not to leave this final behind, was clear from the outset. Killian Spillane thumped over a free to extend Templenoe’s lead, before An Ghaeltacht’s Brian Ó Beaglaoich made a dash at goal after collecting a short free from Dara Ó Sé , but his shot went narrowly wide. Josh Crowley Holland also had a goal chance for Templenoe only to see his attempt denied by keeper Tomás Mac an tSaoir. Stephen O’Sullivan and Brian Crowley were next to add their names to the score sheet for Templenoe and in between the former almost got in for goal, but once again the keeper was equal to the effort. Templenoe remained in control of proceedings, dominating everywhere and went to add three well taken points, from Killian Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan (free) and Patrick Clifford to put Templenoe 1-06 to 0-00 ahead after 15 minutes. Remarkably it would take An Ghaeltacht until the 24th minute, before they would finally register their first score courtesy of PJ Mac Láimh. A pointed free from Seán M Ó Conchúir followed, but then An Ghaeltacht would suffer another killer blow, when a move involving Adrian Spillane, Gavin Crowley and Killian Spillane ended with Brian Crowley passing the ball across the goal for Stephen O’Sullivan to fist to the net. Templenoe were now ten points clear and the closing minutes of the half saw Killian Spillane slot over a point with the inside of his right foot, while An Ghaeltacht had scores from Seán M Ó Conchúir (0-02) and Óigi O'Sé.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-07, An Ghaeltacht 0-05.

Templenoe’s key marksman Killian Spillane continued his rich vein of form in the second half and popped over Templenoe’s next score with his left boot. In a brighter spell for An Ghaeltacht, they responded with two points on the trot from Dara Ó Sé and very soon after Templenoe keeper Danny Cahalane was called upon to make great and crucial save from Éanna Ó Conchúir. Had An Ghaeltacht converted this chance, they would have reduced the deficit to four points. However, Templenoe heeded the warning and replied in kind with Killian Spillane firing over two more scores. An Ghaeltacht battled on and had a placed ball effort from Seán M Ó Conchúir, before Killian Spillane added to his ever increasing tally with another two points from play. With 51 minutes on the clock, the score read Templenoe 2-12, An Ghaeltacht 0-08. An Ghaeltacht then launched an attack that ended with Óigi O'Sé pointing from close range, but once again Templenoe replied instantly with Adrian Spillane blasting the ball over the bar, that could just as easily have gone under. Try as they might, An Ghaeltacht just couldn’t manufacture a goal. A pile driver from a close in free from Dara Ó Sé was comfortably stopped by the Templenoe defence, who had plenty bodies back minding the goal. Then Gearoid Mac an tSaoir traded scores with Pat Spillane, who calmly planted the ball over the bar for Templenoe’s last point. The West Kerry side who were well beaten on the day had two late consolation scores from Dara Ó Sé and Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich to bring proceedings to a close.

After the final whistle, the Kerry County Board Chairman Tim Murphy presented the Fenian Cup to Templenoe captain Brian Crowley amid joyous scenes. The man of the match award went to Killian Spillane following his outstanding display. Congratulations to the entire Templenoe panel, management and backroom staff on this historic achievement for the club!

Final Score: Templenoe 2-14, An Ghaeltacht 0-12.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-08 (0-02f), Stephen O’Sullivan 1-02 (0-02f), Cian Hallissey 1-00, Brian Crowley 0-01, Patrick Clifford 0-01, Adrian Spillane 0-01, Pat Spillane 0-01.

An Ghaeltacht: Seán M Ó Conchúir 0-04 (0-03f), Dara Ó Sé 0-03 (0-02f), Óigi O'Sé 0-02, PJ Mac Láimh 0-01, Gearoid Mac an tSaoir 0-01, Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich 0-01.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Kieran O’Neill, Tadgh Morley, Michael Hallissey, Gavin Crowley, John Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Pat Spillane, Tom Spillane John Rice, Joseph Sheehan, Martin Reilly.

An Ghaeltacht: Tomás Mac an tSaoir, Cian Ó Murchú, Cathal Ó Luing, Colm Ó Muircheartaigh, Franz Sauerland, Pádraig Ó Sé, Ciarán Ó Coileáin, Roibeárd Ó Sé, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich, Dara Ó Sé, Gearoid Mac an tSaoir, Óigi O'Sé, Éanna Ó Conchúir, Seán M Ó Conchúir.

Subs: PJ Mac Láimh, Adam Mac Amhlaoibh, Peadar Pól Sauerland, Seán O’Bambaire.

  

    

   

Templenoe 3-20, Glenflesk 1-11

A top drawer performance by Templenoe saw them cruise to victory against Glenflesk in Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday. Templenoe are now through to their third County Intermediate Football Final in four years, where they will face An Ghaeltacht in a repeat of the 2017 decider.The match was played in ideal conditions, with little or no breeze on lovely afternoon in Killarney. Templenoe got off to the best possible start with Adrian Spillane soloing straight through the Glenflesk defence to kick the ball past keeper Marc Kelleher for Templenoe’s first goal, after only 11 seconds of play. A brace of points from Killian Spillane (2) and Josh Crowley Holland extended Templenoe’s lead to six, before Glenfesk finally registered their first score through the boot of Jeff O’Donoghue in the 6th minute. The East Kerry side almost followed this up with a goal, but a blistering shot from Daniel O’Brien came off the crossbar. Instead it was Templenoe who would go on to get the next goal of the game, courtesy of the on fire Killian Spillane, with Brian Crowley providing the assist. This put Templenoe 2-03 to 0-01 ahead after 13 minutes. Glenflesk responded well with two quick points from Ian Roche and Daniel O’Brien, but Templenoe hit back just as quickly with two scores of their own, thanks to Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley. Then in a good three minutes spell for Glenflesk, they thumped over three unanswered points with Patrick Darcy, Jeff O’Donoghue (free) and Brian O’Donoghue all finding the range. This reduced the arrears to five points. However, the remaining 12 minutes belonged to Templenoe, as they continued to dominate around the middle of the field, ensuring a plentiful supply of ball going into the forwards, while their defence were resolute, conceding only one more point to Glenflesk’s Patrick Darcy before the interval. Templenoe’s great utilization of the wide open spaces in Fitzgerald Stadium, saw them tag on five more scores with Killian Spillane (2), Brian Crowley, Stephen O’Sullivan and Cian Hallissey all contributing to give them a commanding lead at the break. 

Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-10, Glenflesk 0-07. 

Templenoe remained determined and focused coming out for the second half and they immediately demonstrated their intent with Killian Spillane, Brian Crowley and Josh Crowley Holland all splitting the posts to increase their advantage. Then in the 37th minute, against the run of play Glenflesk launched an attack that ended with Patrick Darcy finding the net after good work by Shane Courtney. Soon after Sean Doherty added a point to give the East Kerry side a glimmer of hope, but Templenoe were having none of it, as they proceeded to turn the screw. Four points on the trot from Adrian Spillane, Brian Crowley, Teddy Doyle and Killian Spillane, preceded Templenoe’s third goal of the day. Their third green flag came about after Killian Spillane put his cousin Pat Spillane through on goal, Pat Jnr still had much to do as he was surrounded by three Glenfesk defenders, but he somehow managed to get a shot in to deceive them all. This made the score 3-17 to 1-8 after 50 minutes of play. Gavin Crowley and Sean Sheehan were next to get their names on the score sheet for the boys in blue, after they got in on the end of two more well worked attacks. Pat Spillane rounded off Templenoe’s superb display with a fine point, after he received a pass from John Rice. While Glenflesk had to settle for three late points from Jeff O’Donoghue, Patrick Darcy and Kieran Murphy on a tough day at the office for them, but nevertheless they are good young side and are likely be in contention again next year. 

So a big week ahead for the club, with Templenoe earning another shot at winning the club’s first ever Intermediate title, in what promises to be a fascinating contest in Austin Stack Park, next Sunday.Very best of luck to all our players and management in the final! 

Final Score: Templenoe 3-20, Glenflesk 1-11. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 1-06 (0-02f), Adrian Spillane 1-01, Brian Crowley 0-04, Pat Spillane 1-01, Josh Crowley Holland 0-02, Teddy Doyle 0-02, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01. 

Glenflesk: Patrick Darcy 1-03, Jeff O’Donoghue 0-03 (0-02f), Ian Roche 0-01, Daniel O’Brien 0-01, Brian O’Donoghue 0-01, Sean Doherty 0-01, Kieran Murphy 0-01 (0-01f). 

Teams:Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey. 

Subs: John Spillane, John Rice, Pat Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly. 

Glenflesk: Marc Kelleher, Gary O’Donoghue, Shane Courtney, James McCarrick, Kieran A O’Donoghue, Chris O’Donoghue, Cian Horan, Kieran Murphy, Daniel O’Brien, Michael O’Shea, Brian O’Donoghue, Jeff O’Donoghue, Sean Doherty, Patrick Darcy, Ian Roche. 

Subs: Alan Murphy, Padraig Healy, Gearoid O’Leary, Danny Lucey, Gavin Kelly.

    

     

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