Munster club SFC: O'Rahillys give pair winning send-off
November 09, 2009
O'Rahilly's Barry John Walsh evades Clonakilty's Timmy O'Sullivan during the Munster Club SFC.
Kerry stars Tommy Walsh and David Moran signed off in style yesterday by helping Kerins O'Rahilly's to a four-point win over Cork champions Clonakilty in the Munster club quarter-final at Austin Stack Park.
The pair, who depart for Melbourne on Wednesday to begin their AFL careers with St. Kilda, certainly played their parts in a surprisingly comfortable victory for the Kerry representatives.
A disappointing Clonakilty outfit did not manage a point from play until the 47th minute and only had two in total, both of which were scored by Conor McManus. With Moran and Gavin Duffy taking an early stranglehold at midfield, O'Rahilly's struck for a sixth minute goal through Barry John Walsh.
The home side took over completely in the second quarter with three points from Declan Quill and a Barry John Walsh brace leaving them seven points clear at the break, 1-7 to 0-3.
Clonakilty improved after the restart and got to within three points of their opponents thanks to three Colm Callanan frees and McManus' two efforts from play. But Quill kicked the insurance point for O'Rahilly's who progress to a semi-final meeting with Tipperary's Moyle Rovers.
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