Stackpoole keen to make amends

March 08, 2019

Lixnaw and Kerry goalkeeper Martin Stackpoole.
©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Kerry goalkeeper Martin Stackpoole is looking forward to Sunday’s HL2A final against Westmeath as it affords him the opportunity to right some wrongs.

In the group phase, Westmeath came from behind to defeat Kerry in Austin Stack Park; helped by two mistakes by the usually reliable Kerry ‘keeper, which resulted in two goals for the Midlanders.

The sides meet once again this weekend, this time in the league final and the prize on offer is a place in HL1B next year.

For Stackpoole, it is also a chance for redemption, but it is something that the Lixnaw clubman has not dwelled on either.

“I’m playing years and I know my own ability,” said Stackpoole. “I’ve confidence in myself and it (mistakes) happens.

“Even the boys they still have the confidence in me. It was just one of those things.” He added: “We definitely owe them one, yeah, and we’ll be gunning for them next Sunday. Looking forward to it now.

“It always close between us and in fairness we were the better team in the league three or four weeks ago, a couple of mistakes on my own behalf, but that happens. That’s it now for the year.”

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