- Annascaul 1 – 3 Killorglin AFC B
2 games this weekend for Killorglin. The B-team got their season underway with a fantastic win away to Annascaul FC (played in KDL). After a poor start which saw Niall O’Shea (starting in goal for the B’s) unlucky to give away a penalty after about 20 mins and picking up an injury at the same time, Chris O’Connor stepped into goals with his first job to pick the ball out of the net. To be fair to Killorglin though, they kept their heads up and started to play some lovely football – all working hard for each other and they were rewarded with a goal before half time. From a corner, Stuart Delaney had 2 attempts at goal, one off the crossbar and a second stopped on the line before Shane Riordan struck on the loose ball to make it 1-1 at half time. Killorglin got off to a dream start in the second half and Shane Riordan got his 2nd after Aiden “Nat” O’Sullivan hit the woodwork with a great shot – Shane was in the right place to nod home his 2nd. Annascaul, to be fair, put on a bit of pressure after that and were unlucky not to score from a corner but with about 20 mins to go Killorglin got a 3rd after some lovely passing play saw Nat turn inside the box and lay on the ball to Mikey Houlihan who cooly slotted away the ball. The game was effectively over at that stage but Annascaul kept plugging away. However, Killorglins defence stayed solid under the ever youthful Mikey Kells. There was massive performances all over the pitch for Killorglin but m.o.t.m. had to go to Shane Riordan who worked tirelessly all day and 2 goals aswell. A good game played in great spirit.
Killorglin Team: Niall O’Shea (sub Chris O’Connor), Christy Murphy, Ed Kelliher, Mikey Kells, Dillon Carey, Mike Carey(sub Ryan O’Riordan), Stuart Delaney(Capt.), Mikey Houlihan, Shane Riordan(sub Kian Griffin), Aiden O’Sullivan, Sean Costelloe. Subs: Alan O’Dwyer, Gerome Houlihan, Thomas Etherington, Damien Mc.
- Killorglin AFC Youths 1 – 1 Killarney Athletic
The Youths also got their season underway on Sat. with a home game to Killarney Athletic. Derek George’s lads played some lovely football and even though they went behind in the 1st half they never lost heart and were rewarded for their efforts when young Darren Houlihan found the net in his first game for the youths. The game finished 1-1 which was probably a fair result. m.o.t.m. went to Jack O’Connor who worked his socks off all day and with some players missing saturday to come back into the reckoning hopefully Killorglin can hold their own in that division this season.
Thats it for this week – we will take next Sunday off and wish the Kerry team the best of luck !!!
“Up the Kingdom”