St Kevins 0-7 Lannleire 1-9
Lannleire overcame local neighbours St.Kevins in a feisty derby encounter in philipstown on Tuesday night last.
St.Kevins who had been showing fine form of late had entered the game in confident mood but on the night they came up against a Lannleire side whose defensive unit played tremendously throughout.
The opening half was characterised by some stern tackling by both sides which limited the number of clear cut scoring opportunities, however the home side were guilty of some poor wides and went in at the interval leading by only four points to two, Lannleire’s scores coming from Carlos Lambe and Ian Mulroy.
A bright start to the second period by Lannleire saw them level the scores and with forty minutes played, scores were tied at five points each St.Kevins added two scores and Lannleire replied through a Carlos Lambe free and substitute John Farrelly point.
A draw result was looking likely but then St.Kevins conceded a free which Carlos Lambe converted.
St. Kevins were desperately trying to force the equalizer but were caught short at the back and Alan Murphy stylishly rounded the home side’s keeper to finish to the net and guarantee the points for Lannleire.
John Farrelly kicked an insurance point for Lannleire in stoppage time.
Good performances from Lannleire’s Justin McCarville, Bob Murphy, Andrew Flanagan, Ian Mulroy and Carlos Lambe.
Lannleire: Lee Smith; Bob Murphy, Peter Neacy, Justin McCarville; Brendan McEvoy, Paul Kearney, Andrew Flanagan; Shane Kennedy, Ian Mulroy (0-1); Colin Murphy, Carlos Lambe (0-5), Darren Noone (0-1); Alan Murphy (1-0), Robert O’Rourke, Niall Lennon.
Subs: Donal Clare for Paul Kearney and John Farrelly (0-2) for Colin Murphy.