- Killorglin AFC 5 – 1 Listowel Celtic
Listowel Celtic came to Killorglin on Saturday and we were expecting a tough game – and so it turned out. Having struggled in midfield in previous games, we played three in the centre and Darragh McKeefry, Jack O’Leary and Niall Carey were superb in the first half, breaking up play well, and dominating the middle of the park. Jack O’Connor and Aaron Broderick were dangerous in attack, and Gearoid Hassett playing up front on his own, gave Celtic plenty to worry about. It was Gearoid who opened the scoring in the first half, and in truth, we were unlucky not to increase the lead on several occasions. But Celtic upped the pace in the second period, and got a deserved equaliser midway through the half. Cian Naylor in goal made some great saves to keep us in the game, and Sean Corcoran was strong alongside Ruairi Murphy in the middle of defence. But some fresh legs were needed and the introduction of Stephen O’Loughlin and Ethan Coffey relieved the pressure at the back, and Killian Burke gave us back control of the game in midfield. A fantastic final ten minutes saw Gearoid get a second, followed by goals from Darragh McKeefry, Ethan Coffey and Jack O’Connor. A fantastic display and a deserved result. Team: Cian Naylor, Kaiya O’Flaherty, Ethan Garcia, Ruairi Murphy, Sean Corcoran, Niall Carey, Jack O’Leary, Darragh McKeefry, Aaron Broderick, Jack O’Connor, Gearoid Hassett. Subs: Martin Fay, Stephen O’Loughlin, Ethan Coffey, Oisin Cronin, Jason O’Sullivan, Killian Burke, Sean Cleary.