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Weekly Notes 11/05/15

posted 10 May 2015, 14:50 by Kissee Wardlaw
County League: Skellig Rangers welcomed reigning All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Ardfert to Portmagee on Sunday in Round 3 of the County League and despite both teams missing several players through injury, they served up a decent battle in spite of the driving rain, howling wind and slippy conditions. The home side raced into an early 1-3 to 0-0 score when full back Stephen O' Sullivan goaled from long range after the ball skimmed off the surface flicking off full forward Martin O' Sullivan passing the Ardfert keeper before points from the same player, Darragh O' Sullivan and Micheàl O' Sullivan. A lot of the play was around the middle and seemed very crowded with Ardfert finding it hard to progress up the field due to the wind and good defending from Brendan Murphy and Ronan O' Shea. It was very evident that the wind played a part on the match with the home side going in at half time 1-6 to 0-1 up. Daragh O' Sullivan and Alan Devane tapped over for Rangers to give them a commanding lead early in the second half but with Ardfert, playing with the wind, upped their game and drove forward with points from Jerry Wallace and Kevin Shanahan to chip away at the deficit. However, they never seemed to threaten Skellig Rangers goalmouth despite attacking quite a lot. Ronan O' Shea was well aided by Brian and Gerard O' Sullivan in bringing the ball out of defence up the field which was crucial for Skellig as they looked to defend the lead they built up in the first half.  Daragh O' Sullivan finished the game with a pointed free after another great run by Diarmaid Keating, making the scoreline 1-10 to 0-6. The result means we now get our first two points on the board in the County League.

P O' Sullivan, G O' Sullivan, Stephen O' Sullivan(Glen), Brian Murphy, M Keating, Ronan O' Shea, Brendan Keating, A O' Driscol, A Devane, Brian O' Sullivan, D Keating, Brendan Murphy, Darragh O' Sullivan, Martin O' Sullivan, Micheál O' Sullivan. Subs: Daniel O' Sullivan, Gerard Walsh for Brendan Keating and Martin O' Sullivan.
Fixtures: Our senior team will play Listry next Sunday the 17th May in Portmagee at 2pm in Round 4 of the County League. Our Minors will play Dromid/ Waterville in the Minor County League Final this Friday, time and venue TBC. See Facebook and local posters for match details. Good luck to them!