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Emmets reign supreme in thrilling North Kerry U-15 Super Touch Blitz

posted 9 Sep 2014, 04:19 by Listowel Emmets
Knock/Brosna who overcame St Senans and Listowel Emmets who overcame Ballydonoghue in their respective semi-finals, met in the North Kerry U-15 9-a-side Super Touch Final in Duagh on Monday evening last.On a beautiful evening both teams entertained the sizeable crowd with free flowing end to end football of a very high standard with some excellent score taking, score stopping ,passing and whole-hearted endeavour on display.
There was very little between the sides all through the game which resulted in a very exciting encounter from start to finish which was well refereed by Brendan Griffin.The small whistle saw Emmets in front by 2-05 to 2-03 and at the final whistle the sides couldn't be separated with the scores tied at 5-11 a piece with Emmets equalizing with the last kick of the game.
The rules of this competition decree a penalty shoot-out applies in this situation so the Knock/Brosna and Emmets players linked each other on the halfway line as the pressure was cranked up in Duagh.
Eddie Browne stood in goals for the Emmets and produced a great save on Knock/Brosna's second attempt..Darren Loughnane,Sheldon Neill, Lorcan Moloney, Adam Scollard all scored for Emmets and Knock/Brosna scored 4 out of their 5 penalties to pile the pressure on Cian McCarthy who , if he scored, would seal victory for the Emmets....come'th the hour, come'th the man!...and Cian was swamped by his teammates after coolly slotting home.
Captain Adam Scollard accepted the trophy on behalf of a delighted Emmets team and paid tribute to a gallant Knock/Brosna team who were certainly carried out on their shield, having left their all on the field and showing a lot of class in being so gracious in defeat.
Well done to John Dillon on organizing the competition. Emmets Squad: Sean Keane, Micheal Kennedy, Feargal Wall, Devan McKenna,Daniel Sheehan, Robert Smith(1-02), Eddie Browne (2-01), Darren Loughnane (2-05),Adam Scollard (0-01),Cian McCarthy, Lorcan Moloney,  Sheldon Neill (0-02). Management: Tommy Sweeney, Nick Roberts, Gerdie Collins, Sean Moriarty.
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