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Big Win for Kildysart in O’Gorman Cup

posted 13 May 2018, 13:20 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 17 May 2018, 00:23 ]
13/05/2018: An invigorated Kildysart secured their first win in round 3 of the O’Gorman Cup with a home win over Kilkee 2-18 to 0-6. The win was an important boost to the team ahead of their Garry Cup showdown with Kilrush in a fortnight’s time.

Ger Kelly got Kildysart on the scoreboard with a brace of points in the opening 3 minutes. Further scores from Kieran Eyres, Kieran O’Brien, Mikey Donnellan and Kelly gave Kildysart a 6 points to no score advantage before the sea-siders opened their account in the 21st minute. Kildysart goalie Paul O’Brien denied Kilkee a certain goal with a great save at close range, however the visitors got the last three points of the period after points from Kelly and Eyres brought the home side’s total to 8. Halftime score: Kildysart 0-8, Kilkee 0-5.

The second half was a high scoring affair with Kildysart adding 2-10, of which 1-4 came from the bench, while keeping Kilkee to a single point. The first score of the second half was a converted penalty taken by Kieran Eyres after Keith Murphy was fouled in the small square. Kildysart dominated the possession and the scoring and had 9 scorers on the day. Final score Kildysart: 2-18, Kilkee 0-6.

Kildysart: Paul O’Brien, Brendan Frawley, Brian Eyres, Kieran Leahy, John Ginnane, Shane McNelis, Conor Donnellan, Keith O’Connor (0-1), Kieran O’Brien (0-5, 1f), Ryan Casey, John Murtagh, Kieran Eyres (1-3, 1p,1f), Ger Kelly (0-4, 1f), Keith Murphy, Mikey Donnellan (0-1). Subs: Michael Eustace (0-1) for K. Leahy (36 min), Luke McGrath (0-1) for K. Murphy (40 min), Diarmuid O’Donnell (1-1, 1f) for Ger Kelly (42 min), Seamus Casey (0-1) for J. Murtagh (46 min).