Kennedy Cup Update Thursday 14th June
Limerick County finish 12th in Kennedy Cup after 2 penalty shoot out losses to Kilkenny & Clare
Limerick County finished their Kennedy Cup week today when they had to settle for a very good 12th place after 2 penalty shootout losses to Kilkenny & Clare. First up today was Kilkenny in the semi final of the Bowl(for teams who were runners up in their group). Kilkenny started the brighter but did not create any clearcut chances and once the County boys settled into the game they looked the more likely to break the deadlock. Best chances of the game were late in the game when first County hit the post from a corner off a Conor Finn header and Conor had a free kick spilled on the goal line by the Kilkenny keeper but no one there to follow up. Just before full time Owen O Sullivan beat a couple of players and was through on goal, he rounded the keeper only to be hauled down just outside the box by the keeper who only received a yellow card. No goal from the resulting free kick meant that it was straight to penalties and luck was not on the counties side as the Kilkenny keeper made 2 saves in a penalty shoot out where he probably should not have been to send Kilkenny through to the final. It was very tough luck on the boys as they were the better side and created the more clear cut chances. The final game was against Clare and again after a dour game ended 1-1 courtesy of a stunning goal on the volley from Cathal O Mahoney it went to penalties and again came out on the wrong side on a scoreline of 6-5. All in all it was a superb week for all involved from Manager Greg Foley, Coaches Timmy Rainsford, Ray Ryan & John Foley, all the players ( who all played some part in the week) who were magnificent on & off the field and of course not forgetting the parents and supporters. On behalf of the league a big Thank You to ye all for a great weeks entertainment.

14/06/2018 22:14