Castleisland Mart Club Championships

It was a bumper weekend of Club Championship action in the Kingdom with twenty five games in the Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Novice Championships being played and will all the county players in action, there were some interesting results.
The games were exciting and well contested and a number a strong contenders have emerged in all grades.
Senior Club:
Munster Club Champions Dr Crokes advanced to the semi-final of the Castleisland Mart sponsored Kerry Club SFC when they had a hard-earned win over Austin Stacks in a very competitive and high-scoring affair at Connolly Park ,winning 0-17 to 1-11.

Dr Crokes laid down an early marker when they led by 0-8 to 0-2 after 21 minutes in a period in which all six of their forwards scored.
With Colm Cooper directing operations from full-forward and Kieran O'Leary and Daithi Casey and Kerry under 21 Johnny Buckley making significant contributions, Dr Crokes led by 0-10 to 0-7 at the break.

Austin Stacks introduced Kerry under 21 star Shane Carroll for the second but Crokes continued to hold the edge.

Ten minutes into the second half Darragh Long finished a move started by Kieran Donaghy to the net to cut the gap to the minimum. Stacks' Pa McCarthy was sent off in the closing stages for dissent and Crokes took advantage of this with Colm Cooper knocking over two frees and Kerry under 21 captain Chris Brady adding another to seal a three-point win.

Kilcummin thanks to a late Kevin McCarthy goal just edged out former Munster Intermediate Champions Gneeveguilla 1-10 to 0-8 despite the heroics of Liam Murphy for the losers and now face Laune Rangers in the quarter-finals.
Dingle edged out Kerins O'Rahillys by a goal (2-8 to 1-8) with David Geaney scoring both their goals, one from the spot but having led 2-5 to 0-4, Dingle were forced to hang on after O'Rahillys moved Mike Quirke to the edge of the square and he caused mayhem and was taken down for a penalty that Barry John Keane netted and it was Keane and Declan Quill who got all O'Rahillys scores.
Rathmore sent recently crowned All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Milltown Castlemaine crashing out of the Senior Club with a 2-16 to 1-12 win with Rathmore racing 1-5 to 0-0 in front after 10 minutes with Georgie O'Keeffe getting the goal but Milltown Castlemaine added six unanswered points before a Mike O'Riordan goal in the 27th minute stopped the rot at half time Rathmore led 2-9 to 0-6.
Milltown Castlemaine played a better third quarter and three points and a Mike Burke goal in the 39th minute left the score at 2-9 to 1-9 but strong play from Donal O'Sullivan and their two Kerry players Aidan O'Mahony and Tom O'Sullivan saw Rathmore through to a meeting with Legion.

In the Co Intermediate Championship, there were wins for Annascaul over former All-Ireland Junior champions Skellig Rangers by a point ( 1-15 to 0-17 ( after extra time) with Jason Hickson scoring 0-9 for the winners , and Marc O'Se with four points from the forty helped An Ghaeltacht to a 0-12 to 0-8 win over Glenflesk with brother Tomas O'Se also to the fore.
John Mitchels thanks to 1-6 from Jamie Moriarty defeated Currow 1-10 to 0-12 with Seamus Scanlon an absentee for Currow.
Spa thanks to Niall O'Mahony and Mike O'Donoghue defeated Waterville 0-13 to 0-9 while Bryan Sheehan scored a first minute goal for St Marys and then scored the winning point five minutes into injury time as St Marys just beat Castlegregory 3-11 to 0-19. Dromid Pearses defeated Desmonds thanks too two late Niall O'Shea points, 0-12 to 0-11 with Declan O'Sullivan erasing the memory of Derrytresk with three fine points
Co Junior Championship
In the Junior Championship St Pats impressed with a 3-15 to 0-11 win over Cromane with Kerry U-21 star Kieran Hurley kicking 2-7 while Duagh thanks to Kerry senior Anthony Maher who kicked three points and had a massive game, helped Duagh to 0-12 to 0-6 win over Tarbert.
Kenmare had a big win over Sneem/Derrynane scoring 1-18 to the losers 0-9 while last years Novice Champions Brosna just beat Beaufort 0-7 to 0-6 in a real tight contest on Saturday evening.
Ballymacelligott proved far too strong for Churchill with Shane Dowling the star of the show, with Ballymac winning 2-13 to 0-6. The Cordal v Tousist game was abandoned due to an injury while Glenbeigh/Glencar Glencar served notice that they will again be a team to keep an eye on as they beat Firies 0-11 to 0-6 on Sunday.