HL2A: Derry no match for Kerry

February 17, 2014

Kerry's Darragh O'Connell
Kerry 4-24
Derry 3-9

Inspired by midfielder Darragh O'Connell and corner-forward Shane Nolan, Kerry cruised to a comfortable victory over hosts Derry at Ballinascreen

The pair hit 0-7 and 1-11 respectively as Eamonn Kelly's side made light work of the Oak Leaf County.

The game was effectively over as a contest at the halfway stage with Kerry holding at commanding 3-12 to 2-1 lead.

Daniel Collins netted their fourth goal in the second half.

Kerry - T Flynn; D Fitzell, B Murphy, J Leahy; S Weir, A Fealy, K Carmody; J Egan (0-1), D O'Connell (0-7); M Boyle (0-1), D Collins (1-1), C Harty (0-1); S Nolan (1-11, 0-9f, 0-1'65), A Boyle (2-1), D Butler. Subs: J Casey for Leahy, B O'Leary for Collins, P Lucid (0-1) for Carmody, P O'Connor for Weir.

Derry - D McDermott; A Rafferty, L Hinphey, E McGuckin; R McCloskey, O McCloskey (0-1), B Rodgers (0-1); M Warnock, D O'Neill; A Grant (1-4f), S McCloskey (0-1), T McCloskey; J O'Dwyer (1-1), P McCloskey (1-0), P Cleary. Subs: C McQuillan for O'Neill, C Convery (0-1) for R McCloskey, T Henry for Cleary.

Referee - G Duffy.

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