FR Casey’s maintained their perfect record in Group 2 of the Limerick SFC with a 2-11 to 2-8 win over St Kieran’s at Newcastle West helping them secure a semi-final spot.
The first of two goals from full forward Jim Donovan helped Kieran’s into a 1-4 to 0-5 interval lead after an entertaining period. When Donovan cracked home his second goal four minutes into the second half, the Saints were four points to the good.
However, a resolute Fr Casey’s side came storming back through the third quarter. Top scorer Padraig McEnery in the 40th minute brought his side level and a second goal for the Abbeyfeale side from Robert Browne in the 52nd minute guided them to victory.
With three wins to their credit, St Kieran’s will still fancy their chances of making the knock-out stages.
SCORERS – Fr Casey’s: Padraig McEnery 1-6 (0-5 frees), Robert Browne 1-0, Tom Collins, Timmy Gleeson, Kevin O’Connor, John Lane, Derry O’Connor 0-1 each. St Kieran’s: Jim Donovan 2-0, Anthony Molyneaux (all frees), Ray Cahill 0-3 each, Darragh Treacy, Timmy Carroll 0-1 each.
FR CASEY’S – Sean Scannell; Joe Kelliher, Padraig Browne, Seamus Lenihan; Tom Collins, Eoin Joy, Timmy Gleeson; Tom Cahill, Kevin O’Connor (capt); Derry O’Connor, John Riordan, Eoin McEnery; Padraig McEnery, John Lane, Robert Browne. Substitutes: James Riordan for Lane (37 mins), John Lenihan for Padraig McEnery (54 mins), Eamonn Flaherty for Eoin McEnery (55 mins), Shane O’Connor for Cahill (57 mins).
ST KIERAN’S – Tommy Quinn (Capt); Patrick Downes, John Doyle, Paudie McCarthy; Patrick Windle, Brendan McCarthy, Mike Flynn; Johnny McCarthy. Darragh Treacy; Donie Nolan, Timmy Carroll, Jack B Hartnett; Ray Cahill, Jim Donovan, Anthony Molyneaux. Substitutes: Brian Crowley for Hartnett (38 mins), John O’Connor for Nolan (54 mins).
REFEREE – Michael Meade (Ballylanders)