London GAA: Towers open campaign with vital win

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Cityjet Senior Football Championship

Round Towers 2-9
Kingdom Kerry Gaels 0-11

Round Towers started their champi onship campaign with a vital win as they proved that goals win games against Kingdom Kerry Gaels in Ruislip.

They opened the scoring within the first minute as Colin Dunne set up Conal Scott, before his opposite full-forward Alan O’Leary equalised, keeping a composed state from a long ball in.

The Kingdom would take the lead after Stephen Kilcoyne found Chris O’Sullivan in space in front of goal with a lovely ball in, and O’Sullivan did well to hold off Liam Fearick to take his point.

They went two up next as Marcus Margean did really well to kick his point, before some great movement up the pitch from Paul O’- Donoghue, Michael Murtagh and Scott allowed for Emmet McKillion to get his name on the scoresheet 13 minutes in.

The Kingdom responded with a pointed Alan Kenny free, before Tomas Hill reduced the deficit to two once more.

Kenny got a superb score from a tight angle at the left post, and as the game really started to heat up the Towers clawed one back immediately as Scott got on the end of a brilliant diagonal ball from McKillion to leave just a point between the sides.

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ROUND TOWERS: Michael Maher, Ciaran O’Connor, Darren McKillion, John Paul English, Michael Murtagh, Patrick Daly, Colin Dunne, Liam Carney, Paul O’Donoghue (0-1, 1f), Kenny Rigney, Sean Hickey, Liam Fearick (0-2), Emmet McKillion (0-1), Conal Scott (1-3), Tomas Hill (1-2, 1f).

KINGDOM KERRY GAELS: Dan McDonagh, Cian Griffin, Conor O’Neill, Keith Sheehan, Marcus Margean (0-1), Michael Jenning (0-1), Chris O’Sullivan (0-1), Kevin O’Sullivan, Anto Daly, Stephen Kilcoyne (0-1), Ronan O’Boyle (0-2), Kevin Breen, David O’Sullivan, Alan O’Leary (0-1), Alan Kenny (0-4, 2f).

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