Kerry SHC final: Collins leads Kilmoyley to glory

September 27, 2015

Offaly's James Rigney and Daniel Collins of Kerry during the NHL Division 1B/2A Relegation/Promotion Play-Off . INPHO

Kilmoyley 3-15

St. Brendan's, Ardfert 1-13

Daniel Collins' haul of 2-10 was crucial as Kilmoyley saw off Ardfert to claim their 23rd Kerry SHC title and first in six years at sunny Abbeydorney.

Collins won an All-Ireland club intermediate football medal with Ardfert last February, but was their tormentor-in-chief on this occasion as the John Meyler-managed Kilmoyley men emerged as comfortable winners.

John Egan had two early points for St. Brendan's, but a Collins goal directly from a free in the 15th minute helped the winners to a 1-10 to 0-6 half-time lead.

Egan closed the gap with early second half points, but further Kilmoyley goals from Micheal Regan and Collins, either side of a Darren Wallace strike for Ardfert, put the result beyond doubt.

Kilmoyley - A McCabe; S Murnane, S Dowling, S Nolan; F McCarthy, D Fitzelle, T Murnane; J Godley, J Brick; J McCarthy (0-1), S Maunsell (0-2), R Collins; P O'Connor (0-2), A Royle, D Collins (2-10, 1-9f). Subs: M Regan (1-0) for A Royle, M O'Connor for J Brick, I Brick for P O'Connor, T Maunsell for R Collins.

St. Brendan's, Ardfert - D Delaney; C Flaherty, R Horgan, F Horgan; S Leen, E Corridan, K Orpen; D Dineen (0-2, 1sl), F Mackessy; K Skinner, T Hannafin, D Griffin; E Leen (0-2), C Hussey, J Egan (0-8, 6f). Subs: K Hannafin (0-1) for T Hannafin, D Wallace (1-0) for K Skinner, J Wallace for E Corridan.

Referee - J Mullins.

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