KILLANNY GO THROUGH THE GEARS

4 June 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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By JOHN GRAHAM

FOUR unanswered points in the final 10 minutes of normal time saw Killanny come from being three points in arrears to snatching victory by the narrowest of margins in this keenly contested if at times scrappy Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship encounter in Oram on Saturday evening last.

Played in difficult, wintry conditions this was a contest that was marred by the weather with a biting wind and incessant rain throughout, making footwork and handling difficult with the result that mistakes abounded on both sides and turn overs were the order of the day.

The honour of scoring the first point in the 2015 club championship season fell to Toome’s Liam McCooey when he converted a free after just 40 seconds, but ultimately the first victory of the championship year went to Killanny, but they know they will have to improve immeasurably if they are to progress, as they went from the 26th minute of the first half until the 21st minute of the second half without registering a single score.

A goal from a penalty in the 19th minute restored Toome to the lead after Killarney had opened a two points lead approaching the end of the first quarter and the St Victor’s men held a one point advantage at the break. The opening 20 minutes of the second-half only produced two points, both for Toome which gave them a three points lead and for a time it looked as if they might ….

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