Stacks and Saints prove inseparable

In an enthralling encounter at Connolly Park on Saturday evening, neither hosts Austin Stacks nor St Kierans could find the killer blow to resolve this tie.

80+ minutes of lung-bursting effort left the sides level.

The visitors would fancy their chances in the replay more if star forward Thomas Hickey recovers from what seemed to be a hamstring pull early in the second half.

His disappearance and the arrival at the interval of Kieran Donaghy were key factors in Stacks’ recovery from an 8 point half-time deficit.

Rangers raid the West

Not even the spectacular West Kerry scenery posed a distraction for a well focused Feale Rangers brigade as they powered their way past the westerners in the opening round of the county senior championship at Gallarus on Sunday.

Not too many would have fancied the chances of the North Kerry side but they were more than deserving winners. The final score line was probably a bit flattering to the West Kerry outfit.

The visitors had 29 shots at the opposing goal and were successful on 14 occasions. In contrast, the losers had 22 shots at goal and hit the target on 12 occasions.

Second half salvo stuns South

At Strand Road on Sunday last Kerins O’Rahillys and South Kerry served up an entertaining encounter in Round 2 of the Kerry Senior Football Championship in front of a large attendance.

The afternoon was ideal for football with a stiff breeze blowing accross the pitch and both teams played an open game.