A blistering start that yielded 1-02 in the opening five minutes was the catalyst for this comprehensive win which in truth could have been much more if we had taken our many goal chances.
Con Barrett won the throw in and set off on a run towards the Mitchels goal and when his initial shot was parried, Con was following up and made no mistake for the opening score, all inside 20 seconds; further scores from Gearóid Savage and Tommy Walsh ( both from open play) had us five points in the ascendancy before Mitchels had a point from the lively Alan O’Donoghue.
Asserting our superiority in midfield through Con, allied to the great support play from defence via Ryan ” Chucky” Carroll and Ross O’Callaghan we found space and time to attack the Mitchels rear-guard and tacked on some fine points in the process through Tommy (3) , Tom Hoare and a superb “45” from Chucky to lead by 1-10 to 0-05 at the break – indeed it was hard to imagine that we had not added to our goal tally when first Gavin O’Brien sliced through only to be denied by the keeper and then when Tommy got his hands on a ball only to see it fly over the bar when a goal looked likely.
The second half saw us continue to take the game to the Boherbue side but again a combination of poor finishing and some fine goalkeeping saw us fail to add another green flag; we did have scores from Tom Hoare, effective throughout, Gazza, Gavin O’Brien , Tommy (2) and Chucky – at the other end, we were equal to anything that Mitchels could throw at us with Ross O’Callaghan doing a great policing job on danger man Alan O’Donoghue ably aided by Danny O’Sullivan, Shane Brosnan and Cormac Coffey.
Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 1-16, John Mitchels 0-09.
This was a fine team performance but special mention to Chucky, Con and Tommy who were immense all through. We now take a two week break before the next game which sees us travel to Lewis Road on the weekend of the 9th June to take on Dr Crokes.
Team: Gary Kissane, Danny O’Sullivan, Ross O’Callaghan, Shane Brosnan, Cian Sayers, Cormac Coffey, Ryan Carroll ( 0-2), Con Barrett (1-0), John C O’Connor, Gavin O’Brien ( 0-1), Tommy Walsh ( 0-8, 5 fs), Karl Mullins, Gearóid Savage ( 0-3, 2fs), Tom Hoare ( 0-02), John Ferguson.
Subs used : Darragh McElligott, Shane McElligott, Padraig Griffin, David Murphy, Jason O’Leary & Seán Collins.