Two from two for Kingdom

Two wins Kingdom kerry gaels senior championship

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Kingdom Kerry Gaels 1-13
Parnells 1-05

By Fiona O’Brien
At Greenford

Kingdom Kerry Gaels have set up a top-of-table clash with Tir Chonaill Gaels after they beat Parnells to earn two championship wins from a possible two.

The Kingdom had more of a sting in their tail once in scoring positions, despite having a slower start to both halves.

Parnells would open the scoring through Greg Crowley in the second minute, and went two up after five as Dave O’Sullivan struck a high ball between the posts.

Their side would miss out on a goal in between as Keefer Roche’s penalty was saved well by the injured Dan McDonagh.

The Kingdom opened their scoring through Alan Kenny after eight minutes before Seamus Stenson negated it with a free.

Paul Hehir’s men missed out on a goal as Evan Byrne stopped David O’Sullivan’s shot but the Kingdom took the lead after he struck three frees in a row, and they went two ahead through Kilcoyne moments after.

Out of nothing

After a black card for Stenson, Crowley did well to win a free out of nothing after putting pressure on his defender to allow Spinks to claim a point back but Kevin O’Sullivan’s great take from the resultant kick-out led to a score from Kilcoyne who was set up by Kevin Breen.

As additional time began Kenny and Martin Walsh kicked points before Cian Griffin put in a lovely ball to Michael Jennings for a great goal at the end of the first half leaving it 1-8 to 0-5.

But like the first half, Parnells started well getting 1-1 in a matter of minutes, through a Jake Moran goal.

But as the Kingdom woke up there was no coming back, as they scored the remaining five points of the game, with Kilcoyne (2), Breen, Crehan and David O’Sullivan all contributing.

KINGDOM KERRY GAELS: Dan McDonagh, Keith Sheehan, Chris Sullivan, Cian Griffin, Conor O’Neill, Marcus Mangan, Michael Jennings (1- 0), Kevin O’Sullivan, Stephen Kilcoyne (0-4), Alan Kenny (0- 2), Kevin Breen (0-1), Kevin Crehan (0-1), Alan Leary, Martin Walsh (0-1), David O’Sullivan (0-4, 3fs).

PARNELLS: Evan Byrne, Jason Maguire, Jamie Barry, Joe Fegan, Steve Devine, Brian Goody, Paul Jacobson, Martin Carroll, Jake Moran (1- 0), Greg Crowley (0-1), Seamus Stenson (0-1, 1f), Gearoid McCartay, Dave O’Sullivan (0-1), Keefer Roche, Conor Spinks (0-1, 1f).


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