U16 North Kerry League Div 1 – Semi-Final
Emmets 0-05 V Ballyduff 0-06
Report by David Noonan
Last Monday evening our u16s took on Ballyduff in the North Kerry League Semi final out in coolard. It was a cold, wet and windy evening and conditions were very bad for football. Listowel opened the scoring with a free from Darragh Lynch. Listowel were playing with a strong breeze in the 1st half and got two more fine scores from Darragh and Jamie Mahoney. Ballyduff then got a point of their own with a free from Killian Goulding. Just before half time Darragh Lynch kicked a great 45 to put Listowel up 4 points to 1 point at the break. As mentioned, weather conditions were extremely poor and it was a credit to both teams that this was proving to be a lively encounter.
Ballyduff started the second half the strongest with 4 points on the trot including a great score from Killian Goulding. Listowel tried their best to hang on but they started getting tired playing against the strong breeze. Emmets went a point down with five minutes to go but unfortunately couldn’t respond. Ballyduff came out victorious and advance to the final after a one point win.
Final score: Emmets 0-5 Ballyduff 0-06