Kerry 0-11 Tyrone 0-07
Kerry manager Peter Keane got his reign as Kingdom boss off to a winning start in Killarney on Sunday. It was the scoring of Sean O Shea that was ultimately the difference here as he kicked 0-06.
Kerry led by 0-05 to 0-01 after a forgettable first half which seen Tyrone only register one point which came from a placed ball from goalkeeper Niall Morgan. After a cagey opening 10 minutes O’Shea registered the first score which came from a free. Indeed it was the only score in the opening quarter. Stephen O’Brien had a goal chance but he spurned it when it looked easier to score . However, Sean O’Shea went on and kicked another point from a free to give Kerry another score on the board after 21 minutes. It was then the turn of Niall Morgan to kick Tyrone’s first and only score of the half on 27 minutes. The Edendork split the posts with a 40m kick. Kerry finished the half stronger though as Sean O ‘Shea and Dara Moynihan kicked the only two scores from play in a four first half on the 34th and 36 minute ( injury time).
Darren McCurry and O’Shea registered a score each for their sides on the resumption. Tom O’Sullivan made it 0-07 to 0-04 with a surging run forward .Peter Harte kicked the Red Hands first score from play on 50 minutes. Jack Barry registered a point to leave three between them coming into the final quarter. Michael Geaney replied to a McCurry free. However Mattie Donnelly split th posts on 54 minutes to have the Northerners back in front back in within two. O’Shea kicked a nice point directly from a sideline kick to seal victory for the Kingdom. The same player then added another score to give Peter Keane his first win as Kerry boss.