Kingdom make hard work of it

Kingdom Kerry Gaels 0-12, St Kiernan’s 0-06

By Damian Dolan.

Kingdom Gaels booked their place in the Conway Cup final with a comfortable win over St Kiernan’s at Greenford on Saturday.

In truth the Gaels, who lifted the trophy in 2011 and gave Tir Chonaill a walkover in last year’s final, made harder work of this one than it perhaps should have been. Noel Dunning’s side might have been two goals up within six minutes.

First, a lovely move opened the way to goal for Aidan Dillane only for the Kingdom veteran to shoot straight at Brendan Mulrooney, with the Kiernan’s keeper once again not required to move as Ciaran Deeley was then guilty of the same error as Dillane.

Aside from two wasted goal chances, the Kingdom had also racked up four wides to the Kiernan’s one. Timmy O’Sullivan finally put the Kingdom in front in the tenth minute after Dillane had done well to chase down a lost cause and keep the ball in play.

Stephen Sheehan doubled the lead and the Kingdom’s wasteful start seemed forgotten. But Kiernan’s were back in the game courtesy of a quick-fire double strike from Adrian Moyles, who cut in his sweat left boot both times.

For more see this this week’s edition of the Irish World




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