Keanes Supervalu Killorglin MLF Div 6

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin County Minor Football League -Div 6 Final
Glenbeigh/Glencar wiped out by the stroke of a Quille
St Senan's 3-23 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-2 
By Murt Murphy for
It was always going to be a tough ask for a very young Glenbeigh/Glencar side to try and lower the colours of a strong and well drilled St Senan's side and so it transpired at Healy Park, Ballyrickard, on Friday night when St Senan's cruised to an emphatic win in this Keane's SuperValu Killorglin, County Minor Football League Division 6 Final.

The game was over as a contest after only ten minutes when St Senan's raced 0-8 to 0-0 in front thanks to their prolific inside duo of Kerry minor panellist David Foran and the equally if not more impressive Paudie Quille, who proved too hot for Glenbeigh Glencar to handle.
However credit the lads from Mid Kerry as they enjoyed lots of possession from the 10th to the 22nd minute thanks to some defiant play by the outstanding Sean Roche and Daniel O'Connor at the back, and the tall Jack Brosnan at midfield and the never say die ball winning and running of Tommy Cahill on the forty.
But they were denied a goal in the 11th minute when St Senan's keeper Eoin O'Connell made a blinding save to deny Cahill a goal and then turned the follow up from Danny Griffin behind for a forty five.
Tommy Cahill converted two frees for Glenbeigh/Glencar in this spell but they then missed another chance of a goal in the 20th minute and if either or both goal chances had been taken, the game would have been much closer on the scoreboard as understandably, when St Senan's pulled further clear close to half time, the Glenbeigh/Glencar heads dropped (with the notable exceptions of Sean Roche and Tommy Cahill) and so the second half was purely academic.
However nothing can take away from the superb performance of this classy St Senan's side who were well marshalled at the back by captain Luke Lynch and Sean T Dillon and Alan Kennelly providing quality ball to their inside duo of David Foran and Paudie Quille, the writing was on the wall for Glenbeigh/Glencar from a very early stage.
senansteam.jpgIt was fitting that Man of the Match Paudie Quille should opening the scoring with a free in the opening minute and that was followed by a succession of points from Quille ( 3), David Behan ( 3) and one from David Foran as St Senan's raced 0-8 to 0-0 clear with only ten minutes gone.
Then came Glenbeigh/Glencar's purple patch of defiance which was not reflected on the scoreboard with Tommy Cahill's two pointed frees a meagre return for their first half efforts.
However there was little respite for an over worked Glenbeigh Glencar defence as Foran and Quille cut loose in the final eight minutes of the half adding 2-6 without reply with goals from midfielder Sean T Dillon who was left unmarked and David Foran on the stroke of half time to see St Senan's lead 2-14 to 0-2 at the interval and the game was over as a contest.
Paudie Quille had scored 0-7 in the opening half, including two frees while David Foran had contributed 1-2 and they were again the players that carved open the losers defence at will in the second half, but they were only finishing off good approach work by their team-mates.
Daniel O'Connor almost got through for a Glenbeigh goal in the 32nd minute but the final ball went astray and once David Foran scored a third goal it was now a case of by how much would St Senan's win by.
Quille added 0-4 in the second half while Foran added another 1-4 but to be fair, St Senan's inside duo displayed the sporting and human side of their characters by kicking points when goals were on -based on good coaching and a good a ethos that while you keep playing to the end, you don't try and humiliate the opposition and St Senan's and team boss Alan Doran, must be applauded for their humility in victory and respect shown to the vanquished!

It was an impossible task for Glenbeigh/Glencar who had stars in Sean Roche, Tommy Cahill and goalkeeper Dean Finn who had to kick the ball out more than thirty times and they got a last minute consolation goal from young Dara Fitzgerald.
It was a great team performance by St Senan's and it was no shame for Glenbeigh/Glencar to lose to such a strong side. Even sponsor Peter Keane was hoping, it is rumoured, that the silverware would heading back over Caragh Bridge, based on his premise that " I will sell a lot more loaves of bread to Glenbeigh/Glencar folk than to those from Mountcoal " and it difficult to argue with that logic!!

Full marks to Kerins O'Rahillys for having the venue in pristine condition and the Co Board for having a match program /team sheet and the clubs for playing as set out in the program.
• Co Board Officer Eamon Whelan presented the Keanes SuperValu Killorglin Div 6 Co League trophy to his fellow St Senan's clubman Luke Lynch while Murt Murphy ( a Glenbeigh native!) presented the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Man of the Match to Paudie Quille ( St Senan's) for his outstanding display and 0-11 haul and maybe a Kerry minor call up beckons - who knows!

St Senan's
D Foran 2-6, P Quille 0-11 (0-3 frees), S T Dillon 1-2, D Behan 0-3, A Kennelly 0-1

D Fitzgerald 1-0, T Cahill 0-2 frees

St Senan's
Eoin O'Connell, Donnacha Brosnan, Luke Lynch, Alan Kelly, Mark Behan, Adrian O'Mahony, Timmy O'Sullivan, Sean T Dillon, David Behan, Alan Kennelly, Michael Keane, David Foran, Paudie Quille

Subs: Bill Keane and James Relihan


Dean Finn, Connor Kelly, Daniel O'Connor, Charlie O'Sullivan, Joseph Murphy, Sean Roche, Shane O'Riordan, Jack Brosnan, Tommy Cahill, Calvin Teahan, Danny Griffin, Eoin McGillycuddy, Dara Fitzgerald

Subs: Daniel Griffin and Pa O'Grady

Referee: Kevin McMahon (John Mitchels)