U16 Development Squad

Kerry u16 development squad 6.07
Kildare u16 development squad 2.16
The Kerry u16 development squad had a successful outing on Sunday last when they defeated Kildare by 2pts in University College Limerick. This was definitely a game of two halves as a strong wind made playing conditions difficult. Kerry opted to play with the elements in the 1st half but it was the phyiscial stronger Kildare side that started better opening the scoring after 3 minutes with a point from play.

Kerry`s response was a well taken goal by Laurence Byrnes in the 6th minute followed by a Kildare point in the 9th minute. A Jack Savage free in the 10th minute left the score 1.01 to 0.02 in favour of Kerry and when David Foran found the net in the 11th minute Kerry looked comfortable.

It was Kildare though that took over and won a lot of ball around midfield and picked up all the breaking ball and kicked on to score 2.06 before half time. A much needed Greg Horan point just before the break left the score Kerry 2.02 Kildare 2.08.

develpment squad u16.jpgThe introduction of fresh legs and a few positionable changes seemed to give Kerry new life and with a Jack Savage free and a goal from the penalty spot by the outstanding Greg Horan they were back in the game.

The Kerry defence were now on top and with the hard working David Foran turning defence into attack and Kevin Bowler and Kevin Shanahan dominating midfield, Kerry kicked some great scores from Jack Savage 1pt and Dara Roche notching 1.01.

Kildare registered their 1st score of the 2nd half in the 23rd minute and Kerry's answer was a excellent goal from Dara Roche and point by Eamon McAllen.

Kildare never gave up and responded with 5 unanswered points but a goal from Conor Keane and 1point from Greg Horan saw Kerry finish out the game 6.07 to 2.16 winners.

Team ;
Andrew o Connor - Legion, Kevin O'Sullivan - Laune Rangers, Shane O'Connor - John Mitchel's, Patrick O'Connor - An Ghaeltacht, Fionon Clifford - Waterville, CathalÓ Lúing g - An Ghaeltacht, Kevin Bowler - Ballyduff, Kieran Murphy - Glenflesk, Kevin Shanahan - Ardfert, David Foran - St. Senans (1.00), Eamon McAllen - Austin Stacks (0.01), Laurence Byrnes - Dr . Crokes (1.00), Conor Keane - Legion (1.00), Greg Horan - Austin Stacks (1.02), Jack Savage - Kernis o Rahillys (0.03),

Subs used; Dara Roche - Glenflesk (2.01), John Rice - Templenoe, James McCarrick - Glenflesk, Pol Brennach - An Ghaeltacht, Conor O'Shea - St.Marys, Fionn McGibney - Tarbert

Mentors;
Peter Keane - St mary's  Eamon Whelan - St. Senans, Eddie O'Sullivan - Templenoe