Spa 1-12 Gneeveguilla 4-12
Just ten days after meeting in round one of the Junior County League, Spa and Gneeveguilla met again in the first round of the East Kerry Junior League on Tuesday evening.
Three first half goals for Gneeveguilla was the difference at the end, with both sides evenly matched throughout. After twenty minutes Gneeveguilla had raced into a 3-5 to 0-4 lead, with Liam Spillane (2) and Niall McCarthy (2) on target for Spa and Jack Cremin (1-2), Evan Cronin (1-1), Daniel Gleeson and Shane O’Sullivan (1-1) with the Gneeveguilla scores. Three more from Spa’s Andrew Fitzgerald, Keith Myers and Niall McCarthy, and three more from Gneeveguilla’s Tony Cronin, Daniel Gleeson and Shane O’Sullivan made it 0-7 to 3-8 at half time.
Niall McCarthy (2) and Pat Cronin (2) points early in the second half were quickly followed by three from Gneeveguilla’s Brendan Sheehan, Shane O’Sullivan and Evan Cronin to make it 0-11 to 3-11 going in to the final quarter. Niall McCarthy was fouled in the small square and kicked the resulting penalty and followed with the superb ’45 to narrow the gap, but a late point from Gneeveguilla’s Evan Cronin and goal from Mike Brosnan finished the game at 1-12 to 4-12.
Round 2 continues next Tuesday night June 4th, Spa are home to Dr Crokes at 7.30pm.
Spa Team: Conor Kerins, Connie Cremin, Brian Devane, Conor O’Riordan, Keith Myers, Paul Cahill, Calum Neher, Hugh O’Donoghue, Andrew Fitzgerald, Thomas Cronin, Niall McCarthy, Michael Kearney, Liam Spillane, Eoin Carroll, Conor Gleeson. Subs: Thomas Fleming, Pat Cronin, Conor Brosnan, Mark Bowe
Gneeveguilla Team: Michael Fleming, Conor Crowley, PJ Murphy, Timmy O’Leary, Mike Brosnan, Brendan Sheehan, Tony Cronin, Don Murphy, Conor Herlihy, Cathal McCarthy, Aengus O’Leary, Daniel Gleeson, Evan Cronin, Shane O’Sullivan, Jack Cremin. Subs: Donnacha Buckley, Denis Fleming
Referee: Brian Fleming (Currow)