Milltown/Castlemaine entertained Cromane in Round 2 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League on Sunday, February 2nd and fell to a five point defeat to the now Alan O’Neil trained Cromane side in a game which was dominated in the main by the very strong breeze blowing down the field. Cromane used it better and took home the 2 points associated with the victory.
Cromane playing with the elements in their favour opened the scoring after a rather scrappy opening period to lead 0-1 to 0-0 after 5 minutes. Milltown/Castlemaine responded well and 1-1 without reply following a point from Dylan O’Neil and a well taken goal by John Dennehy seen the hosts lead 1-1 to 0-1 after 12 minutes. Cromane took control for the remainder of the first half from here on however with some very clinical finishing and 1-5 without response seen them open up a 1-6 to 1-1 lead. Dylan O’Neil through a pointed effort from play taken very well reduced that gap temporarily but the deficit for the home side was extended once again before the half time whistle as another Cromane point seen them carry a five point lead into the break, leading 1-7 to 1-2.
Mid Kerry League Rd 2 -
Milltown/Castlmaine 1-04 V 1-09 Cromane
Venue: Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown
Referee: Mike Moriarty (Keel)
By Dara O’Connor
Despite the wind being very much in the hosts favour after the interval, it mattered little in the overall scheme of things as Cromane managed the ball better and held their own very much so matching Milltown/Castlemaine’s tally of 0-2 in the whole second half with the same themselves ensuring they ran out five point winners. Darran Houlihan registered Cromane’s two scores both from placed ball, great scores it must be said from distance whilst Pa Wren and Dylan O’Neil were the two players to add to Milltown/Castlemaine’s tally despite a number of other efforts which either dropped short or sailed wide of the post. A good win for the visitors in challenging conditions for both sides and a disappointing defeat for the hosts who will have to bounce back in their remaining three games in the Mid Kerry League against Laune Rangers, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Keel in the weeks ahead.
Cormac Leane, Aaron O’Brien, Tadgh McCarthy, Stephen Roche, John Dennehy (1-0), Jeremiah Hayes, David Leane, Donal Dennehy, Pa Wren (0-1), Seamus O’Dowd, Eoin O’Brien, Craig Counihan, Kieran O’Carroll, Cathal Moriarty, Dylan O’Neil (0-3)
Subs: Adam Scanlon, Linus Og Burke, Eoin O’Mahony, Patrick O’Connor