Allianz Football League Division 1 – Kerry 3-15 Tyrone 0-9

Kerry defeated Tyrone by 3-15 0-9 in round 4 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday March 9th at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.

O’Donoghue and Sheehan star in Kerry romp


Report from the web site

Kerry picked up their first win of the year in Division I with a spectacular 15-point thrashing of rivals Tyrone in Killarney on Sunday. The sides were level at 0-8 apiece at half-time but Kerry completely overwhelmed Tyrone in the second half to record a vital victory which gives them renewed hope of retaining their top tier status.

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James O’Donoghue and Bryan Sheehan were the stars up front for Kerry, while David Moran delivered a towering performance in midfield. O’Donoghue hit a spectacular hat-trick, while Sheehan delivered a masterclass of free-taking, reminiscent of his clubmate and former Kerry star Maurice Fitzgerald. Kerry started the game well, and led 0-5 to 0-2 early on, following scores from Sheehan and Barry John Keane, but Tyrone edged ahead following four unanswered points, which included a spectacular long range free from Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan.

The sides exchanged scores in a tight 10 minutes before the break, with O’Donoghue completing the first half scoring to draw Kerry level ahead of the second half. The Legion man, playing in his home town, then took centre-stage in the second half. He struck his first goal three minutes after the restart, racing onto a breaking ball before cracking the O’Neill’s past Morgan.

That made it 1-10 to 0-9 and then five Kerry points in a row, including a couple of superb frees from Sheehan, had them eight ahead heading for the final 10 minutes, which turned out to be something of a procession for them. O’Donoghue hit his second goal nine minutes from time, a fine finish to the corner after a smart assist from Darran O’Sullivan, and then he completed his hat-trick as the clock ticked down, beating Morgan with a weak enough shot to the right hand corner of the net. Kerry still have plenty of work to do in their last three games, but this superb victory should give them real hope that they will once again escape the drop despite losing their opening three games.


Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue 3-3 (2f), B Sheehan 0-8 (7f), A Maher 0-1, BJ Keane 0-1, K O’Leary 0-1, P Geaney 0-1.

Scorers for Tyrone: N Morgan 0-2 (2f), R O’Neill 0-2 (2f), P Harte 0-2, D McCurry 0-2, C McGinley 0-1.

KERRY: B Kelly; P Murphy, M Griffin, S Enright; P Crowley, F Fitzgerald, M Ó Sé; A Maher, D Moran; D Casey, B Sheehan, D Walsh; BJ Keane, S O’Brien, J O’Donoghue. Subs: P Kilkenny for S Enright, K O’Leary for D Walsh, P Geaney for BJ Keane, Darran O’Sullivan for D Casey, A O’Mahony for P Crowley, J Buckley for B Sheehan.

TYRONE: N Morgan; PJ Quinn, C Clarke, B Tierney; R McNamee, P Harte, R McNabb; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; E McKenna, R O’Neill, S McGuigan; D McCurry, M Donnelly, P McNeice. Subs: C McGinley for R McNabb, Mark Donnelly for P McNeice, N McKenna for S McGuigan, C Grugan for E McKenna, A McCrory for PJ Quinn.

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

Fixture Details

09.03.2014 (Sun)

Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 4

Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney 14:00

Ciarraí v Tír Eoghain

Referee: Rory Hickey (An Clár)

Std By: Michael Collins (Corcaigh)

Linesman: Damien Brazil (Uíbh Fhailí)

Sideline: Richard Moloney (Luimneach)

Team News

Kerry Senior Football Team V Tyrone

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Tyrone in Round 4 of the Allianz League on Sunday shows 3 changes in personnel from the side that went down to the Mayo in Round 3 .

Brian Kelly returns in goal in place of Brendan Kealy, while in defence, Fionn Fitzgerald is named at centre back in place of Aidan O’Mahony. Up front, Bryan Sheehan is listed at centre forward and makes his first appearance of the League with Conor Cox the player to lose out.

The team will be captained by Fionn Fitzgerald.

The team is as follows:

1.Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)

2.Paul Murphy (Rathmore)

3.Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)

4.Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5.Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)

6.Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)

7.Marc Sé (An Ghaeltacht)

8.Anthony Maher (Duagh)

9.David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)

10.Daithí Casey (Dr Crokes)

11.Bryan Sheehan (St Marys)

12.Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13.Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)

14.Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

15.James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)

Fir Ionaid:

16.Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

17.Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)

18.Paul Geaney (Dingle)

19.Conor Cox (Listowel Emmets)

20.Brian McGuire (Listowel Emmets)

21.Jack Sherwood (Firies)

22.Michael Geaney (Dingle)

23.Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)

24.Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar)

25.Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh Glencar)

26.Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes)

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)

Traenálaí: Cian O’Neill (Moorefield, Kildare)

Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Ó Murchú (Daingean Uí Chúis), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks).

Additional Player/Team Information

Extended Panel Members

Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)

David Culhane (Ballylongford)

James Walsh (Knocknagoshel)

Barry Shanahan (Austin Stacks)

Shane O’Callaghan (Austin Stacks)

Marcus Mangan (Milltown-Castlemaine)

Rehabbing from Injury

Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)

Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)

Killian Young (Renard)

Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)

Extended Break

Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses) (Due Back April)


Tyrone team v Kerry

Niall Morgan

PJ Quinn

Conor Clarke

Barry Tierney

Danny McBride

Peter Harte

Ronan McNabb

Colm Cavanagh

Sean Cavanagh

Emmett McKenna

Ronan O’Neill

Shay McGuigan

Darren McCurry

Mattie Donnelly

Patrick McNeice

Substitutes: Michael O’Neill, Dermot Carlin, Kyle Coney, Mark Donnelly, Kevin Gallagher, Conan Grugan, Peter Hughes, Plunkett Kane, Connor McAliskey, Tiernan McCann, Aidan McCrory

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TG4.