South Kerry (@1.25) vs Shannon Rangers (@4.5)

Our Prediction:

South Kerry will win

South Kerry – Shannon Rangers Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 09:30

These sides then met in a qualifier to decide who would make it into the championship proper. Brendan's and West Kerry. In that case the teams that conceded walk-overs play in 2019 Championship Qualifier. The 2 lowest placed sides were St. The loser of this qualifier will play the lowest ranked team on completion of the 2018 Championship, to decide the 8 divisional teams for the 2019 Championship, except in the event of more than one team giving a walk over in this years Championship.

Additionally, Declan OSullivan was to assume a key role around the half-forward line while Seamus OSullivan settled down to exert a strong influence at midfield at different stages. Sheehan had started at full-forward but after Rangers had opened up a 0-4 to 0-1 lead by the 9th minute, he was quickly brought out to midfield in an effort to ease the pressure. And, true to form, he achieved that impressively.

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Training which had been confined to three sessions before the Feale Rangers game was stepped up and a programme of challenge games were arranged, thus ensuring that each one of the twenty five players on the panel got a chance to show their worth. With the scalp of one of the teams which were favoured to lift the title under the belts it was felt that with the proper effort being made, this team could go places. Showing tremendous commitment and fighting spirit they were always in touch and eventually ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-07 to 2-07. The players responded splendidly and morale was steadily improving.

The game never lived up to expectations and Shannon Rangers took the title due to theaccuracy from placed balls of Liam Weir (Ballylongford) who kicked 5 points of their total. South Kerry put in a storming finish but it was too late to stop Shannon Rangers captain Brian Ross lifting the Frank King Cup.It was a special occasion for Kenneth Boyle, Ballyduff as he had earlier won a County Senior Hurling Championship medal when Ballyduff defeated Kenmare in the final. Crokes on Sunday September 22nd. Shannon Rangers led at half time by 4 points to 1, and with 2 minutes of the game remaining led by 7 points to 2. The replay was fixed as a curtain raiser to the County Senior Final involving Castleisland Desmonds and Dr.

Subsequent events were to prove how wrong predictions can be, especially in sport. Before a ball was even kicked in the 1991 Minor County Championship the general view among patrons of the game in North Kerry was that Shannon Rangers wouldn't pose a threat to anybody and if that success was to come to thedivision then Feale Rangers were the side most likely to achieve it. Like most football derbies it turned out to be a ding-dong struggle with the home side setting the pace for most of the game. The first round draw ordained that the North Kerry rivals were to meet, with Feale Rangers having home advantage. That game was played in Tarbert on the 1st of July. However even at this early stage of the County Championship the never say die spirit of Shannon Rangers team of 1991 was apparent.

06:33Football rumours from the media

OSullivan (Skellig Rangers), S. ODwyer (do), C. Daly (St. Marys), B. ODriscoll (Skellig Rangers), S. ODwyer (Waterville); K. OSullivan (Skellig Rangers), K. ODriscoll (Skellig Rangers); D. SOUTH KERRY: R. Keating (Skellig Rangers). OSullivan (do), D. Sheehan (do, capt..), C. OSullivan (Waterville); Daniel OSullivan (do), Declan OSullivan (Piarsaigh na Dromoda), G. Young (Renard); C. Whyte (Skeem/Derrynane); W.

Kenneth Boyle and Tim Quaid scored the goals but it was South Kerry who had to come back to draw level after they trailed at the interval by 1-02 to 0-04. South Kerry provided the opposition and as in all previous games Shannon Rangers went in as complete underdogs. The game was played at Austin Stack Park on August 31st and after a lacklustre game the sides finished level; Shannon Rangers 2-04 South Kerry 0-10. Now to the County Final with Shannon Rangers hoping to bridge a gap of 17 years.

SPECIAL VICTORY! I suppose each of the five Senior County Championship Final victories by Shannon Rangers were very special but surely the 1964 win should take pride of place; not because they beat East Kerry who were appearing in their first final but that County Final win meant that Shannon Rangers went on to represent Kerry in the inaugural Munster Club Championship and created their own piece of history by doing so.

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It meant that South Kerry were four points in front before the second goal came and after that all that was in doubt was the winning margin. Sheehans ball-winning ability was central to a lot of South Kerrys attacking play and, for all their determined play, Shannon Rangers could not match them on the scoreboard. Stephen OSullivan was to the forefront at full-back and Killian Young at left-half was another to do well. Just as they had begun the game, Shannon Rangers made the better start to the second-half, with three unanswered points inside four minutes. But, it was a case of flattering to deceive and they lost ground steadily as the South Kerry defence got on top.