2 games this weekend. First off with the A’s getting their league campaign underway with a tough trip away to AC athletic. AC is always a tough physical game but they’ve added a couple of players to the squad this season and from the kick off they put the Killorglin defence on the back foot. Killorglin, with a bit of an injury crisis at the moment, called on some of their youths, Eoin Clifford and Tim O’Shea. After a great game last week Eoin was substituted after a knock so newcomer Anthony Abogunrin was brought in. AC kept the pressure on and from a corner in the 21st min. David Egan headed home to give AC the lead. Killorglin were creating some chances with Anthony Abogunrin making some great runs and in the 35th min. Killorglin were awarded a penalty when Anthony was brought down in the box. Dave Coffey took the penalty but needed his quick feet when the keeper saved but he made no mistake with the rebound. Killorglin back in the game but shortly after Killorglin were struck a second blow when David Coffey had to be stretchered off (hopefully not too serious) and Dan Whittleton was brought in. The 2nd half went very similar to the first with AC putting Killorglin under a lot of pressure. AC added 2 more goals with a great strike from Joseph Diggins, and John Buckley scored from a corner. So a loss to begin the campaign but with some new players being brought in this year, and 3 or 4 injured to come back in, hopefully better days to come.
The C’s had their 2nd game of the campaign at home to Mainebank. Mainebank with promotion and a cup win from last season were going to be a tall order for our C’s in only their 2nd outing and going 2-0 down in the first 5 minutes didn’t help their chances. To be fair, for about 25 mins of the first half they played the better football and with the help of a fantastic strike from Lorca Maher (his first for the club) went in at the break 3-1 down but were still in the game. The next goal was going to be crucial but unfortunately it went to Mainebank . They added 2 more so the game finished 6-1 but with a bit more time together and a couple more games hopefully they can get that first win. Considering this is Killorglin’s 3rd team taking on other clubs with only one team, there is great credit to them. Keep it up lads.
In other news congratulations to all our underage teams this weekend with some great results especially our teams in National Cup. The U-13As who beat GB rovers 7-1 and our U-15As who had a fantastic 2-1 win away to Nenagh. Also congratulations to Ryan Carey on making team of the week. That’s it for now. For all results and fixtures check out kerrydistrictleague.ie