St. Kevin’s (1-11) Hunterstown Rovers (0-14)
Going into the 11th round of the preliminary section of the Division 2, Thomas McNamees men were hoping to retain their hold on the second position as they faced off neighbouring club Hunterstown Rovers. This local derby was expected to be an interesting and entertaining affair, and it didn’t disappoint, with tensions running high particularly in the second half and the few remaining minutes before the final whistle.
Whilst the team have been dogged with injuries this week, as a result there was a slight mix around in the normal lineup, and even more impressively the squad as a whole definitely proved themselves to be more utilitarian than expected. We also saw the welcome return of Sean Callan and young Caolan McMullan who both had their first games of the season and most certainly played their part in the midfield.
The Kevin’s men went out in the first half with a point to prove to their neighbours, TJ Doheny was first off the mark with a free point just 2 minutes in. A well timed sprint from Finbarr Lynch into the waiting arms of Keelan Maher whose chance found the back of the net just 7 minutes into play, giving the Philipstown a nice confidence boost to continue their lead.
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