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Dingle Advance To Kerry SFC Final At East Kerry’s Expense

Dingle are into the Kerry football championship final courtesy of a starring performance from Paul Geaney.

The finalists got a late point to force this semi-final to a replay, but there was no such narrow margin on display in the replay.

A penalty from Paul Geaney gave Dingle an early lead that would not be relinquished during the course of the tie at Austin Stack Park.

Another goal six minutes later left East Kerry with a mountain to climb in order to comeback, and that task was in truth put out of reach after the second goal when Paul’s cousin, Michael, got Dingle’s third goal for a seven point lead after just ten minutes.

Dingle added points from Brian O’Connor and Tom O’Sullivan, and while East Kerry kept the scoreboard ticking over via the Clifford brothers, Paudie and David, and the likes of Darragh Moynihan, the socre at half time was 3-7 to 0-7.

Matters got worse for the East after the restart, with Paudie Clifford being sent off along with staff on both teams after a mass row. David was then sent off ten minutes later to condemn East Kerry, who had clawed back some of the deficit, to their fate.

Geaney’s hat-trick goal minutes later added insult to injury, as Dingle ran out 4-13 to 0-12 winners.

They go on to face Dr Crokes in next weekend’s Kerry county final.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.