Rock solid Killanure hold off Rosenallis

Boys Allianz Roinn 6 Final

Express Reporter


Express Reporter



A resolute Killanure defence was the foundation of this boys Division 6 success last Tuesday, as they held out Rosenallis in a closely fought game in O'Moore Park.

With both goalkeepers also showing off their skills, it meant this was a low-scoring game, but it certainly wasn't low on quality.

Rosenallis had opened the scoring early on when Jimmy Hyland and Sam McEvoy-Lynam both split the posts for the first points of the game.

Joe Hyland pulled off an excellent save in the Rosenallis goal to deny Killanure with a little over ten minute played, but Killanure opened their account after that when Tom Cuddy pointed.

With their first score on the board Killlanure grew in confidence, and James Cuddy was on hand to fire over two more points to give them the lead. Kevin Byrne then denied Rosenallis a goal to keep Killanure in front, and that's the way it stayed until half time, 0-3 to 0-2 at the score at the interval.

The second half was a cagey affair from the start, with both defences on top and scores very hard to come back. It was going to take something special for one side to swing it in their favour, and it was Killanure who managed it.

Tara Lowry pounced for a crucial goal, and points from her and Ciaran Keegan had her side six clear.

Rosenallis weren't going to take that result lying down, and sure enough they launched a late assault on the Killanure goal, but they couldn't breach the defence for the goal they needed, as Killanure claimed the win.