Kiernans win sets up all-or-nothing tie

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By Fiona O’Brien
At Greenford

St Kiernans will fight North London Shamrocks for a place in the knockout stages of the championship as they both sit level in second place in Group B.

The county champions opened the scoring through Kenny O’Connor before the corner forward won his side a penalty.

Adrian Moyles slotted it home and he almost set up Michael Donoghue for a second moments later but the shot went just wide.

Patrick Begley did well to lay off to O’Connor for his second point and Danny Ryan worked well to win a loose ball for the next score as Brian Walsh’s quick pass set up Moyles.

Moyles, accurate throughout, popped over two frees between Conor Doran’s first score for Neasden before James Moran set up Michael Callery for the Kiernans next score.

The Kiernans would get their second goal in the next run of play as O’Connor did brilliantly to pile the pressure on Frank Kane, and took the ball off his foot to handpass to the waiting Moyles, who hadn’t much to do to rattle the net.

Fine run

Doran would add two more before O’Connor made a fine run in for the Kiernans next score, as Michael Donoghue concluded the first-half scoring with a free to leave it at 2-8 to 0-3 at the break.

Neasden were held to two second-half scores as Moyles kept the frees ticking over, and substitute Ferdia O’Brien impressed.

ST KIERNANS: Brendan Mulrooney, Keith Curran, Ian McGough, Geff Kingston, Patrick Begley (0-1), Shane McManus, Danny Ryan, James Moran, Brian Walsh, Thomas Waters, Michael Callery (0-4), Peter Finn, Michael Donoghue (0-1, 1f), Adrian Moyles (2-8, 1 pen, 7fs), Kenny O’Connor (0-4), Subs: Ferdia O’Brien (0-3, 1f).

NEASDEN GAELS: Frank Kane, Tom Connolly, Davy Crawford, Shane Boylan, John Ryan, Niall Byrne, Collie Flanagan, Aidan Flanagan, Frank McMullin, Sammy Doran, Fiachra Laners, Conor Doran (0-3, 2f), John Raferty, Paul Geraghty, Donnie Farrelly.

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