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Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 1-13, St Marys/Renard 1-12

The final of the South Kerry Minor Football Championship was played on a lovely October evening on a fine Dromid pitch. Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane were playing a St Marys/Renard combination in a match which kept the spectators enthralled until the very last minute.

St Marys/Renard opened the scoring with a point from Tadhg O’Connor and they quickly followed up with a Muiris Fitzgerald pointed free. Timmy Murphy kicked Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane’s first score but the following attack saw a Tadhg O’Connor shot produce a great save from TSD goalie Dylan Van Daele. Points from Colin Crowley and Ruairi Burns had Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane in the lead by the tenth minute.

The match was to ebb and flow throughout the sixty minutes with both teams enjoying short periods of dominance before the opposition would come back into proceedings. St Marys/Renard notched a hat trick of points which was then cancelled by two quick points from frees by Ruairi Burns and Timmy McCarthy. Colin Crowley missed a goal opportunity when his shot scraped the upright, and the final point of the half was an impressive shot from out on the wing by Sean Teahan of St Marys/Renard while he was being fouled. This left St Marys leading at the interval on a score of Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 0-06, St Marys/Renard 0-07.

If there was to be any advantage of the slight breeze, Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane would have it for the second half but St Marys/Renard had a great first five minutes as Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane struggled to clear the ball out of their defence. Robert Wharton and Sean Teahan kicked two scores in this period. Rurai Burns stopped the rot with a point from play. Soon after a crucial moment happened when a long range Colin Crowley point attempt spilled out from the goalie into the onrushing Timmy Murphy who was subsequently fouled for a penalty. Conor O’Brien dispatched the ball to the net for a goal for Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane and the next attack yielded a fine point from Colin Crowley. Liam Sugrue and Timmy Murphy swapped points, as did Tadhg O’Connor and Colin Crowley. Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane were holding a two point lead at this stage with ten minutes remaining.

Again both teams scored points but another turning point occurred when a Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane attack broke down and the ball was swept up the field to create a St Marys/Renard two on one situation which Tadhg O’Connor finished to the net.

The last five minutes were played at a frantic pace with both teams guilty of wasting possession and missing scores. A Jack Riney point for Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane levelled matters. A draw and extra time would probably have been a fair result but Timmy Murphy somehow managed to smuggle the ball through a forest of St Marys/Renard players to kick the winning score. St Marys/Renard still had time to find an equalizer but never worked an opportunity leaving Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane the South Kerry Minor Football Champions on a score of Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 1-13, St Marys/Derrynane 1-12

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Scorers: Timmy Murphy 0-05, Colin Crowley 0-04, Conor O’Brien 1-00, Rurai Burns 0-03, Jack Riney 0-01

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team: Dylan Van Daele ©, Mark Looney, Michael O’Sullivan, Jack Riney, Sean O’Connor, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Dara O’Connor, Conor O’Brien, Daniel Crowley, Colin Crowley, Timmy Murphy, Rurai Burns, Mattie O’Sullivan;

Subs: Mark Casey, Jason O’Shea, Michael O’Sullivan, Hugh Granville, Simon O’Connor, Eoin O’Dwyer, Dylan Sugrue, Colm Van Assen, Damien Fitzgerald, Ewan Buckley

Templenoe Management: Brendan O’Sullivan, Kieran Burns, Eddie O’Sullivan, Michael O’Sullivan, Jimmy O’Brien

St Marys/Renard Scorers: Tadgh O’Connor 1-06, Sean Teahan 0-03, Muris Fitzgerald 0-01, Robert Wharton 0-01, Liam Sugrue 0-01

St Marys/Renard Team: Austin Murphy, Ian Moriarty, Ferdia Greaney, Jack Mahony, Brendan Kelly, Jack Kelly, Cian Esmonde, Muiris Fitzgerald ©, Robert Wharton, Liam Sugrue, Ronan Quinlan, Tadhg O’Connor, Sean Teahan

Subs: Donnagh Quinlan, Mark O’Leary, Niall McDaid, Rory O’Shea, Keelan McCarthy




The Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane and Glenflesk teams who contested a very exciting Division 3 East Kerry Minor League Final this evening in Templenoe. Unfortunately the home side lost out on a score of Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 3-12, Glenflesk 4-16


St Mary’s 2-10, Templenoe 1-9.

Templenoe made the long trip west to take on St Mary’s Cahersiveen in the final round of the County League last Saturday evening. This game was played in wet, windy and misty conditions and in the finish it was the home side who withstood a second half comeback from Templenoe to take a full share of the spoils.

Templenoe who had an extremely strong breeze behind them in the first half, got off to a good start with Killian Spillane splitting the posts from play inside the opening minute. However, St Mary’s responded with the next five points in a row courtesy of Aidan Walsh, Sean Cournane, Liam O’Connell, Brian Sheehan and Jack Daly. This made the score 0-5 to 0-1 after 9 minutes of play. As the rain started to come down, both sides struggled with the conditions which saw possession getting coughed up and point efforts either dropping short or going wide. The visitors eventually registered their second score in the 22nd minute with Killian Spillane again the provider. The remaining minutes of the half saw the hosts increase their advantage with two placed ball efforts from Brian Sheehan along with another score from Sean Cournane. In between corner back John Spillane did land a much needed point for Templenoe, after receiving a pass from Pat Spillane.

Half Time Score: St Mary’s 0-8, Templenoe 0-3.

St Marys extended the lead at the start of the second half with Sean Cournane hitting the target, but ironically Templenoe would go on to give a much better display against the gale force wind than what they produced in the first half when the wind was in their favour. Between the 32nd and the 45th minute Templenoe hit six points on the trot to bring them level with St Mary’s. Tadhg Morley burst up the field to get two well taken scores, while substitute Stephen O’Sullivan was also making an impact popping over two points (1 free). Further scores from Denis O’Neill and Pat Spillane from an acute angle made the score 9 points apiece after 45 minutes. Then a minute later the turning point in the game came when a long point effort from Sean Cournane made its way to the net, to put the Cahersiveen side in the ascendancy once again. Soon after St Mary’s got in for a second goal in a move that ended with Muiris Fitzgerald fisting the ball to the net from close range. Anthony Cournane added a late point for the hosts, before Adrian Spillane cut through the defence for a wonderful goal for Templenoe to bring proceedings to close.

Final Score: St Mary’s 2-10, Templenoe 1-9.


St Mary’s: Sean Cournane 1-3, Bryan Sheehan 0-3 (0-2f), Muiris Fitzgerald 1-0, Aidan Walsh 0-1, Liam O’Connell 0-1, Jack Daly 0-1. Anthony Cournane 0-1.

Templenoe: Adrian Spillane 1-0, Killian Spillane 0-2, Tadgh Morley 0-2, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1f), John Spillane 0-1, Denis O’Neill 0-1, Pat Spillane 0-1.


St Mary’s: Michael Daly, Killian Nolan, Brian Curran, Oisin Moran, Pat Cournane, Denis Daly, Conor O’Shea, Bryan Sheehan, Aidan Walsh, Niall Brennan, Darren Casey, Jack Daly, Anthony Cournane, Liam O’Connell, Sean Cournane.

Subs: Muiris Fitzgerald, 

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Tadhg Morley, Danny Cahalane, Adrian Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Pat Spillane, John Moriarty, Denis O’Neill, Killian Spillane, Eoin Murphy.

Subs: Stephen O’Sullivan, Dan O’Connor.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 5-12, St Michaels/Foilmore 3-22

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane put on a very brave display but eventually lost out to St Michaels/Foilmore in the Final of the South Kerry U14 League. The match was played on a perfect Derrynane pitch on a dry evening but with a strong breeze which affected the play.

It proved to be a very high scoring match, with St Michaels/Foilmore who were playing against the wind starting the brightest. They kicked a number of eye catching points but Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane kept in touch by scoring three goals in the first half. St Michaels/Foilmore went in at the interval with a 2 point lead.

All expectations for the 2nd half was that St Michaels/Foilmore would pull away with the wind advantage, but a further two goals for Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane kept the score line very close. Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane went into the lead coming into the last 10 minutes but were twice pegged back. The last few minutes say St Michaels/Foilmore finally pull away by kicking four unanswered points.

This was a very exciting match and well done to both teams for putting on a fantastic display.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team:

Mike F O’Connor, Darragh Casey, Colin Hallissey, Darragh Murphy, Ciaran Crowley, Jack Donnelly, Jim Clifford, Darragh O’Sullivan, Oisin Galvin, Aiden Crowley, Ben Casey, Ronan O’Connor, Oisin Breen.

Subs: Tom Clifford, Senan Gull, Billy Noonan, Killian O’Sullivan, Dylan McGiff, Conall Cournane

Management: David Breen, Kieran Burns, Timmy Casey, Martin Crowley, Kevin O’Connor



Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 10.

Templenoe 2-13, An Ghaeltacht 0-16.

Templenoe hosted An Ghaeltacht in the penultimate round of the County league last Saturday evening, in what was also a repeat of last year’s County Intermediate Football Final. This time the result went Templenoe’s way after gutsy display saw the home side edge out the visitors by three points.

An Ghaeltacht who played with the assistance of the breeze in the first half opened the scoring through Tomas O’Se. However, the home side quickly demonstrated they were up for battle when they replied with two points from Teddy Doyle either side of a Killian Spillane effort, before both men subsequently combined to put Pat Spillane through for Templenoe’s first goal. This made the score 1-3 to 0-1 after just seven minutes of play. Three pointed frees from Dara O’Se gave hope to the West Kerry side, but Killian Spillane who was getting the better of veteran Marc O’Se responded with two points to maintain Templenoe’s advantage. An Ghealtacht though were now beginning to enjoy a purple patch and they soon started to reel in Templenoe’s lead with a brace of points courtesy of Franz Sauerland, Eanna O’Conchuir along with a few from the impressive Dara O’Se to cut Templenoe’s lead to just one point. In between An Ghaeltacht almost had a goal only for a fisted effort from Roibeard O’Se to come off the crossbar after a long ball in from Padraig O’Se. Yet at the same time, Templenoe did manage to keep the scoreboard ticking over for thanks to efforts from Killian Spillane and Denis O’Neill. The latter briefly restored Templenoe’s lead to two points, but the West Kerry side retained their momentum and added four more scores just before the break to give them a two points cushion, with Dara O’Se (3) and Roibeard O’Se splitting the posts.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-7, An Ghaeltacht 0-12

Templenoe used the half time break to regroup before going out to have a great opening twelve minutes to the second half. Two points from Killian Spillane preceded a second goal for Templenoe after a great solo run up the field by Teddy Doyle saw him open up An Ghaeltacht’s defence before giving a precision pass to Denis O’Neill who slotted the ball to the net. The home side went on to extend their lead with Josh Crowley Holland and full back Kieran O’Neill both getting forward to prove their scoring capabilities. This made the score 2-11 to 0-12 after 41 minutes. An Ghaeltacht popped over two much needed scores from Dara O’Se and Tomas O’Se either side of a Templenoe close range effort from Martin Reilly. Then a wonderful free from Teddy Doyle from over 45 yards sailed all the ways over the crossbar, following a foul on Stephen O’Sullivan. Templenoe were now in a strong position, but An Ghaeltacht were not done. With time running out An Gaeltacht launched a frantic attack which ended with Tomas O’Se been fouled just inside the square and the referee duly awarded a penalty, while Sean Sheehan picked up a black card for his endeavours. The resultant spot kick was well saved by keeper Anthony Sheehan and full back Kieran O’Neill was hand to divert the ball out for a 45 to prevent any rebound effort from the visitors. An Ghaeltacht continued to press, but the Templenoe defence were equal to the challenge, as the West Kerry side ultimately had to settle for two consolation points from Eanna O’Conchuir and Dara O’Se.

Final Score: Templenoe 2-13, An Ghaeltacht 0-16.


Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-6 (0-1f), Denis O’Neill 1-1, Teddy Doyle 0-3 (0-2f), Pat Spillane 1-0, Josh Crowley Holland 0-1, Kieran O’Neill 0-1, Martin Reilly 0-1.

An Ghaeltacht: Dara O’Se 0-10 (0-5f), Tomas O’Se 0-2, Eanna O'Conchuir 0-2, Fran Sauerland 0-1, Roibeard O’Se 0-1.


Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Denis O’Neill, Pat Spillane, Pat Clifford, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Martin Reilly.

Subs: Eoin Murphy.

An Ghaeltacht: Shane O’Grifin, Ciaran O’Ceilleachair, Marc O’Se, Adam Mac Amhlaoibh, Colm O’Muircheartaigh, Padraig O’Se, Cathal O’Garbhia, Franz Sauerland, Eanna O’Conchuir, Gearoid Mac An tSaoir, Dara O’Se, Ciaran O’Coileain, Sean O’Bambaire, Robeard O’Se, Tomas O’Se.

Subs: Fergal O’Cuanaigh, Cathal Mac Gearailt, Liam O’Bambaire. 




Renard 3-06, Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 5-09


They now advance to the final against St Michaels/Foilmore on Monday 30th July in Derrynane

Templenoe 0-6, Dingle 1-11.

A strong Dingle outfit proved too good for Templenoe last Saturday evening.

The hosts only lead once in the whole contest, when two points from Brian Crowley cancelled out the opening score from Brian Devane to make the score 0-2 to 0-1 after 6 minutes of play. Two minutes later a high ball in towards the goal from the West Kerry side was fisted to the net by full forward Barry O’Sullivan. Dingle never looked back from this and went on to add six more points before half time, compared to Templenoe’s one point in the same period. Niall Geaney, Tomas Sheehy, Brian Devane and Brendan Kelliher were among the scorers for Dingle, while Templenoe’s solitary white flag in this time came from Brian Crowley but Templenoe were also guilty of numerous wides in the first half.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-3, Dingle 1-7.

In the second half Dingle continued where they left off with three unanswered points courtesy of Mikey Geaney, Gavin H Curran (45) and Paul Devane to increase the margin to ten points. However, Templenoe soldiered on and did manage to bring the arrears back a bit with three points on the trot from Killian Spillane. That was as good as it got for Templenoe in the second half and there was no way the visitors were going to allow Templenoe to come in sight of them. Barry O’Sullivan rounded off proceedings with a point for Dingle.

Final Score: Templenoe 0-6, Dingle 1-11

Finally the club wishes a speedy recovery to Dingle’s Eoin Murphy and Brendan Kelliher who both picked up serious injuries.


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 0-3, Killian Spillane 0-3 (0-1f).

Dingle: Barry O’Sullivan 1-1, Brian Devane 0-2, Niall Geaney 0-1, Tomas Sheehy 0-1, Brendan Kelliher 0-1, Mikey Geaney 0-2, Gavin H Curran 0-2 (1f 145),


Templenoe: Cathal Granville, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane Sean Sheehan, Pat Spillane, Killian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, Martin Reilly.

Dingle: Gavin H Curran, Michael Flannery, Tom Leo O’Sullivan, Patrick O’Connor, Mikey Boyle, Mikey Geaney, Aidan O’Connor, Eoin Murphy, Brendan Kelliher, Matthew Flaherty, Paul Devane, Brian Devane, Tomas Sheehy, Barry O’Sullivan, Niall Geaney.

Subs: Ruadhan McCarthy, Gareth Hickey Brosnan, Brian O’Connell, Brian O’Connor

Beaufort 1-08, Templenoe 0-13

On a perfect Friday evening for football, Templenoe travelled to Beaufort and came away with the spoils after a hard-fought win.

Beaufort, who were missing several regulars, started very well and had registered two points in the opening five minutes. Unfortunately, from the home side’s point of view, this period also saw them kick two poor wide’s which was to become a hallmark of their display during the match.

Adrian Spillane registered Templenoe’s first score on the sixth minute which was cancelled out by a Nathan Breen point soon afterwards. Beaufort had two calls for penalties in this period ignored, and from the fifteenth minute onwards Templenoe started to come more into the contest. Three points in the space of five minutes from Adrian Spillane, Killian Spillane and Stephen O’Sullivan had Templenoe in front on the twenty-minute Mark. Pat Spillane had a glorious opportunity going through on goal but narrowly missed the target. Templenoe were also contributing to the wide tally of the match and just added one more point in the half from a Killian Spillane free. Just before the interval, Beaufort goalkeeper, Mike Moriarty made a great save from a Pat Spillane shot to leave the half time score, Beaufort 0-03, Templenoe 0-05.

The home side started the second half in a positive fashion and turned over Templenoe possession on several occasions. Crucially they only scored one point in this purple patch when Nathan Breen pointed. Templenoe rallied and a hat trick of points from Killian Spillane (1 free) in the space of three minutes had the visitors extend their advantage. Beaufort kept trying but their wide total was mounting up while Danny Cahalane and Brian Crowley kicked further points.

Templenoe were leading on a score of Beaufort 0-04, Templenoe 0-10 on the 47th minute and seemed to be comfortable. Beaufort heads hadn’t dropped though, and a Fergal Hallissey point was followed up by the only goal of the match when Jeremiah O’Sullivan added to the flight of a high ball around the square, which finished in the net. Beaufort were energized by this and followed up with a further series of attacks. Ian McGillicuddy and Nathan Breen pointed, but they continued to be wasteful with other opportunities.

The teams were level with five minutes to go when Killian Spillane again pointed for Templenoe. Attacks were swapping from end to end but the defenses were winning out as nerves began to increase. Cian Hallissey who was on as a sub found himself at the end of a sweeping Templenoe move but elected to fist a point when a goal opportunity was on offer. This brought the match into injury time where Cian Hallissey pointed a free. There was just enough time for one desperate Beaufort attack which resulted in Jonathan Kissane point.

The final whistle sounded leaving Templenoe victorious on a score of Beaufort 1-08, Templenoe 0-13

Beaufort Scorers: Nathan Breen 0-03, Jeremiah O’Sullivan 1-00, Jonathan Kissane 0-02, Fergal Hallissey 0-01, Ronan Ferris 0-01, Ian McGillicuddy 0-01

Templenoe Scorers: Killian Spillane 0-06, Adrian Spillane 0-02, Cian Hallissey 0-02, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01, Danny Cahalane 0-01, Brian Crowley 0-01

Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Micheal J O'Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Cormac O'Connor, James O'Reilly, Sean Kelliher, Jonathan Kissane, Nathan Breen, Fergal Hallissey, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Padraig Doona, Padraig O'Sullivan, Darragh Coffey, Ronan Ferris, Ian McGillicuddy

Subs: Mike Breen, Padraig Hartnett

Templenoe Team: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Danny Cahalane, Gavin Crowley, Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Patrick Clifford, Killian Spillane, Adrian Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan, Pat Spillane, Brian Crowley

Subs: Cian Hallissey, Josh Crowley-Holland

Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 7.


Templenoe 1-11, Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9. 

A below par performance from Templenoe saw them lose out at home to Glenbeigh/Glencar last Saturday evening. 

Templenoe opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half, but it was Glenbeigh who opened the scoring with a pointed free from Tommy Cahill. Templenoe responded with four unanswered points through Killian Spillane (free), Brian Crowley (2) and Teddy Doyle. However, the visitors were determined not to let Templenoe get away from them and hit back with a point from play from Dara Casey. The home side did go on to get the next three scores on the trot courtesy of Stephen O’Sullivan, John Rice and Killian Spillane. This made the score 0-7 to 0-2 after 18 minutes of play, but despite been wind assisted, Templenoe failed to add to their tally before the interval and this was to prove costly in the finish. Indeed, by the time the match was over Templenoe hit a total of 11 wides compared to 7 from the opponents. The remaining minutes of the half saw Glenbeigh tag on two more points from Tommy Cahill and Goalkeeper Rory O’Connor who did well to land a 45 over the bar against the strong breeze. 

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-7, Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-4 

Templenoe had a bright opening to the second half with placed ball effort from Killian Spilliane, before Cian Hallissey put Pat Spillane through for the game’s first goal which gave the home side a 7 points cushion after 36 minutes. Bernard Murphy replied with a point for Glenbeigh and then came the turning point in the match when a goal bound effort from Stephen O’Sullivan was brilliantly saved by the keeper and a counter attack from the visitors saw a long ball kicked into Tommy Cahill who finished the ball to the net at the other end to bring them right back into the game. Glenbeigh were now dominating proceedings and they followed up their goal with the next three points in row with Bernard Murphy, Tommy Cahill and Dara Casey all hitting the target to level the scores at 1-8 a piece after 48 minutes. Matters got worse for Templenoe, when Glenbeigh corner back Michael Walsh reacted fastest to a broken ball, getting there just ahead of Keeper Anthony Sheehan to fist a low ball to the net. Killian Spillane (free) traded scores with Caolim Teahan with just three minutes to play. Templenoe tried hard against a very crowded defence to rescue something from this game, but two injury time points from Pat Spillane and Brian Crowley were not enough to salvage a result. 

Final Score: Templenoe 1-11, Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9. 


Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-4 (0-3f), Pat Spillane 1-0, Brian Crowley 0-3, John Rice 0-2, Teddy Doyle 0-1, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-1. 

Glenbeigh/Glencar: Tommy Cahill 1-3 (0-2f), Micheal Walsh 1-0, Dara Casey 0-2, Bernard Murphy 0-2, Rory O’Connor 0-1 (0-1 45), Caolim Teahan 0-1. 


Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Pat Spillane, Killian Spillane, John Rice, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley. 

Glenbeigh/Glencar: Rory O’Connor, Sean Roche, Jerry Hoare, Micheal Walsh, Oisin O’Connor, Ciaran Doyle, Shane Riordan, Colin McGilliguddy, Fergal Griffin, Bernard Murphy, Caolim Teahan, Tommy Cahill, Adrian O’Connor, Daniel Griffin, Dara Casey

Subs: Vincent Hoare, Jason McKenna, Haulie Breen



Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 6.

Spa 2-10, Templenoe 0-17.

Templenoe gained another two valuable points in the County league after they saw off Spa, to end the Killarney’s side’s impressive 100% record in the competition. This was a very entertaining game played in glorious weather at Spa last Saturday evening.

Templenoe had a bright opening to the contest with Brian Crowley and Killian Spillane (free) both hitting the target to open the scoring. However, Spa soon settled and replied in splendid fashion to score 1-4 on the trot. Michael O’Donoghue got their purple patch underway with a pointed free and Spa followed this up with two points from Evan Cronin either side of a David Spillane effort. Then came their first goal after good play from Evan Cronin to combine with Ryan O’Carroll who made no mistake to put the home side ahead by 1-4 to 0-2 after 10 minutes. To their credit Templenoe regrouped quickly and responded admirably to strike five unanswered points. The first of these scores came from Stephen O’Sullivan, before two from Brian Crowley and one each from Killian Spillane and Cian Hallissey (free) brought the visitors back to level terms. The remaining minutes of the half were ebb and flow. Spa restored a two point’s advantage courtesy of Evan Cronin and Michael O’Donoghue, but Templenoe pegged them back through Killian Spillane and Teddy Doyle with the first of his three 45s, after a shot at goal by Stephen O’Sullivan was well saved by Spa Keeper James Devane. This left matters all square at the interval.

Half Time Score: Spa 1-6, Templenoe 0-9.

With the game all to play in the second half, Spa and Templenoe remained even after 38 minutes with Pat Spillane and Michael O’Donoghue trading scores. Then Templenoe opened up a three point’s gap thanks to Pat Spillane with another one of his trade mark long range points, before Teddy Doyle converted his second 45 and then captain Brian Crowley despite been closely watched by the Spa defence added to his tally. Spa hit back with a free from Evan Cronin, but Templenoe went on to consolidate their position with a placed ball effort from Cian Hallissey, before Killian Spillane who was vigilant to a short kick out from Spa duly won possession before popping over another point. This made the score 1-8 to 0-15 after 51 minutes of play. A minute later the match was put on a knife edge once again, after a break away Spa attack saw Ryan O’Carroll get in behind the Templenoe defence to clinically despatch the ball to the net. With just the minimum between the sides coming into the closing stages, Templenoe found another gear to earn two more points from Killian Spillane (free) and Teddy Doyle to complete his exhibition from 45’s. This put Templenoe in a strong position, but Spa kept fighting and two pointed frees from Michael O’Donoghue in injury time brought them back to within one point of Templenoe again. However, Templenoe had enough in the tank to hold on for a deserved win.

Final Score: Spa 2-10, Templenoe 0-17


Spa: Ryan O’Carroll 2-0, Michael O’Donoghue 0-5 (0-4f), Evan Cronin 0-4 (0-1f), David Spillane 0-1.

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-5 (0-3f), Brian Crowley 0-4, Teddy Doyle 0-3 (0-3 45), Cian Hallissey 0-2 (0-2f), Pat Spillane 0-2, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-1.


Spa: James Devane, Eric O’Donoghue, Eoin Fitzgerald, Eoin Cronin, Paudie O’Donoghue, Shane Lynch, David Spillane, Michael O’Donoghue, Hugh O’Donoghue, Dan O’Donoghue, Niall McCarthy, Mike McCarthy, Shane Fenton, Evan Cronin, Ryan O’Carroll.

Subs: Cormac Cronin, Andy Fitzgerald, Brian Devane

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey, Killian Spillane, Martin Reilly, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, Pat Spillane.

Subs: Tom Spillane, Denis O’Neill.


Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 5.

Templenoe 2-15, Rathmore 1-12.

Templenoe earned their second win in the county league after overcoming Rathmore by six points in a sun drenched Templenoe last Saturday evening.

The visitors almost got off to the ideal start, but Anthony Sheehan did well to save a goal bound effort from John Moynihan. Then Cian Hallissey and Mark Reen traded scores, before two frees on the trot from county panellist Killian Spillane gave the home side a two point advantage. A minute later, good lead up play by Teddy Doyle who released the ball to Brian Crowley ended with Doyle on hand to palm the ball to the net, after Crowley’s effort was blocked by the keeper. Strangely, Templenoe would not score again until just before the interval, as the East Kerry side starting gaining a grip on proceedings, especially around the middle of the field. Their period of dominance started with a goal from John Moynihan who cut in from the left corner to put the ball passed Anthony Sheehan. This made the score 1-3 to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. Rathmore went on to follow this up with the next six points in a row courtesy of Shane Ryan, John Moynihan, Mark Reen and Dean Fitzgerald, while Eoin Lawlor and Donal O’Sullivan also got their names on the score sheet. Then the Templenoe forwards finally got their hands on some ball again and scores from Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley brought them back to within two points at the end of the first half.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-5, Rathmore 1-7.

Templenoe had the aid of a slight breeze for the second half, but more importantly they also upped their performance. Three unanswered points from Stephen O’Sullivan, Teddy Doyle (free) and Pat Spillane preceded a second goal for Templenoe through Stephen O’Sullivan. This put the home side ahead by 2-8 to 1-7 after 36 minutes of play. Rathmore replied with scores from Shane Ryan (2) and Mark Reen, either side of a pointed free from Killian Spillane. Pat Spillane added a classic point for Templenoe, but Rathmore hit back with a score of their own from substitute Chrissy Spiers. This left just two points between the sides with seven minutes remaining. Cian Hallissey slotted over a crucial free from the right side, before another point from Stephen O’Sullivan put some more daylight between the sides. Then Teddy Doyle nailed a brilliant free from more than 45 yards out and Templenoe followed this up with a Killian Spillane effort from a placed ball. Rathmore did have one score from Shane Ryan (free) and they tried hard right to the end, but Templenoe had the final say in the contest with a wonderful point from play through Killian Spillane. 

Final Score: Templenoe 2-15, Rathmore 1-12.


Templenoe: Teddy Doyle 1-3 (0-2f), Killian Spillane 0-5 (0-4f) Stephen O’Sullivan 1-2, Cian Hallissey 0-2, Pat Spillane 0-2, Brian Crowley 0-1

Rathmore: Shane Ryan 0-5 (0-4f), Mark Reen 0-3, John Moynihan 1-1, Dean Fitzgerald 0-1, Eoin Lawlor 0-1, Donal O’Sullivan 0-1, Chrissy Spiers 0-1.


Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Pat Spillane, Killian Spillane, Denis O’Neill, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley.

Subs: Joseph Sheehan, John Rice, Martin Reilly

Rathmore: Kenneth O’Keeffe, Colm Kelly, Micheal Joe Kelliher, TJ Friel, Cillian O’Connor, Brian Friel, Tadgh Moynihan, Daniel O’Sullivan, Donal O’Sullivan, Donal Moynihan, Dean Fitzgerald, Mark Reen, Shane Ryan, Eoin Lawlor, John Moyihan

Subs: Chrissy Spiers, Padraig Cronin, Donnacha McCarthy



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