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Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 3

Kerins O'Rahillys 3-13, Templenoe 1-11.

Kerins O'Rahillys had 8 points to spare in the end, but for a time in the second half aTemplenoe win looked a very real possibility after they recovered brilliantly from a poor opening 18 minutes trailing the Tralee side by 8 points to draw level by the 49th minute. However, the last 15 minutes saw Kerins O’Rahillys use their experience effectively to comfortably see off the Templenoe challenge. On a glorious evening for football with little or no breeze, Kerins O’Rahillys opened the scoring with corner forward Conor Hayes splitting the posts inside the first minute. Strand Road completely dominated the opening exchanges and they made this count on the scoreboard with Jack Savage (free), Gearoid Savage and Conor Hayes all finding the target to put the Rahillys four points ahead after 7 minutes. Then came the first goal of the game after County Star David Moran won a hop ball close to the Templenoe goal before releasing the ball under pressure to Conor Hayes who dispatched the ball to the net. Gearoid Savage added another point for the hosts before Templenoe finally registered their first score in the 12th minute courtesy of Killian Spillane, who also had a goal chance well saved by Rahillys keeper Gary Kissane 3 minutes earlier. Before the first half water break Gearoid Savage added another point to his tally, to which the visitors replied with a placed ball effort from Colin Crowley to make the score 1-06 to 0-02.

On resumption, Gearoid Savage continued his scoring spree to extend Kerins O’Rahilly lead to 8 points, but the away side who were now beginning to find their stride, hit back with the next four points on the trot through Killian Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey and Josh Crowley Holland. In between, Templenoe keeper Mark Looney calmly dealt with a dangerous high ball over the top to divert the ball away from the in rushing Jack Savage. Suddenly the margin was reduced to four points and momentum was with Templenoe. Jack Savage did slot over another free for Rahillys, but Templenoe responded with an excellent point from the sideline from Brian Crowley to complete a strong second quarter for Templenoe

Half Time Score: Kerins O'Rahillys 1-08, Templenoe 0-07.

Buoyed by their second quarter purple patch, Templenoe continued to rally and points from Brian Crowley followed by his brother Gavin who ventured up from defence reduced the deficit to two points. Both sides had wides and both teams also made switches with Templenoe introducing Tadhg Morley to mark his return to action following his recent spell on the sidelines through injury. While Kerins O’Rahillys brought in Shane McElligott. Then Colin Crowley swung over a great point despite been off balance as he was kicking to put just the bare minimum between the sides ahead of the second half water break.Templenoe’s great come back was complete when Martin Reilly popped over a point to make the score 1-08 to 0-11 after 49 minutes of play. The game was now in the melting pot and the question was could Templenoe push on and win it. In the 50th minute, Tadhg Morley who was operating in the forwards following his introduction had a shot at goal only to be denied by Gary Kissane. At the other end Jack Savage was wide of the posts with a free, but then made amends immediately after, when Kerins O’Rahillys intercepted a short kick out from Templenoe and Jack Savage found space to slot the ball over the bar for a crucial score. Soon after Kerins O’Rahillys were firmly in the driving seat when a pass across the Templenoe goal was finished to the net by Barry John Keane. The hosts had further points from Jack Savage (free) and Conor Hayes, before one of their substitutes Danny O’Sullivan showed great anticipation to fist home a dropped short point effort to kill off any chances of a second Templenoe revival. The closing minutes saw Brian Crowley rifle a shot from a close in free to the roof of the net for a consolation goal for Templenoe, but Kerins O’Rahillys secure in the knowledge they had avoided a relegation play off completed their scoring with points from Conor Hayes and Sean Walsh. Templenoe will now have to battle out with Kilcummin in a winner takes all clash to decide which Club remains at Senior grade for 2021. But this game is not likely take place for some time yet as it, will be preceded by the County Senior Football Championship.

Final Score: Kerins O’Rahilly 3-13, Templenoe 1-11.


Kerins O’Rahillys: Conor Hayes 1-04, Jack Savage 0-04 (0-03f), Gearoid Savage 0-04,Barry John Keane 1-00, Danny O’Sullivan 1-00, Sean Walsh 0-01.

Templenoe: Brian Crowley 1-02 (1-00f), Killian Spillane 0-02 (0-01f), Colin Crowley 0-02 (0-01f), Cian Hallissey 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01, Josh Crowley Holland 0-01 (0-01M), GavinCrowley 0-01, Martin Reilly 0-01.


Kerins O’Rahillys: Gary Kissane, Sean Collins, Ross O’Callaghan, Cormac Coffey,Darragh McElligott, Shane Brosnan, Karl Mullins, David Moran, Tom Hoare, Gavin O’Brien,Jack Savage, Sean Walsh, Gearoid Savage, Barry John Keane, Conor Hayes.

Subs: Shane McElligott, Danny O’Sullivan, Padraig Griffin, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, PatrickBegley.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Danny Cahalane, Kieran O’Neill, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly,Gavin Crowley, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Josh Crowley Holland, StephenO’Sullivan, Colin Crowley, , Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Tadhg Morley, Teddy Doyle, John Moriarty.




Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 2:

Templenoe 1-11, Kenmare 3-06.

Templenoe and Kenmare served up a pulsating contest last Friday evening that ebbed and flowed and could have gone either way. Indeed a draw would probably have been the fairest outcome, but in the end it was late-late goal from Paul O’Connor that earned Kenmare the win by the narrowest of margins.

It was a historic occasion for Templenoe, with the Club hosting our first ever game at Senior grade. It was also the first meeting between the Templenoe and Kenmare Senior teams since the County Intermediate Final in 2016. The Covid-19 restrictions were once again in place but no doubt about it, everyone lucky enough to have attended the match or viewed the game on-line got their full entertainment value with both sides putting in plenty of hits throughout the match that was every inch a local derby.

Kenmare had the wind to their backs for the first half on an evening that was mostly dry. But Templenoe had the livelier start with Killian Spillane opening the scoring from a free for the first of his eight points. Sean O’Shea almost equalized a minute later, however his effort went wide of the posts. Kenmare though were now settling into the game and then in the 5th Minute Michael McCarthy put through midfielder Kevin O’Sullivan who was sprinting forward for Kenmare’s first goal, giving keeper Mark Looney no chance. Templenoe replied with another pointed free from Killian Spillane, but worse was to follow for the home side, when Kenmare’s other Midfielder Fionan O’Sullivan got forward to find himself in a bit of space before firing home Kenmare’s second goal. Kenmare went on to consolidate their position with points from Paul O’Connor and Kevin O’Sullivan, to make the score 0-02 to 2-02. Templenoe’s position did not get any better before the first half water break with John Spillane and Danny Cahalane both getting sin binned, while corner back Michael Hallissey had to retire with a shoulder injury.

Templenoe emerged from the first water break in more determined fashion raising their intensity levels to dominate the second quarter. Killian Spillane got a much needed score for the home side following a lovely delivery from Gavin Crowley. Then minutes later Stephen O’Sullivan added another point. Meanwhile, Kenmare had their turn to pick up a black card with Kevin O’Sullivan getting sent ashore for his 10 minute spell on the sideline. In contrast Templenoe were soon restored to their full complement of players on the pitch and then the game really came to life when Gavin Crowley did very well to intercept a ball bound to Kenmare’s dangerman Sean O’Shea, before launching a high ball into the goal that was finished to the net by Adrian Spillane. Dara Crowley hit back with a point for Kenmare before half time, but it was Templenoe who were going into the break re-energised and they could have been in an even stronger position had they not squandered a few chances.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-04, Kenmare 2-03.

There was a small bit of rain during the interval, but this was not going to in anyway take from the game. On resumption, Killian Spillane showed beautiful skill and balance to get around two Kenmare defenders, before planting the ball over the bar to bring Templenoe within a point of their rivals. The contest then took another twist when Sean O’Shea became the fourth player to be sin binned. Templenoe’s Colin Crowley was off target with 45, but Templenoe did equalize in the 36th minute with Killian Spillane striking over a free with his left boot. Less than a minute later the same player called the mark after receiving a pass from his brother Adrian before popping another ball over the bar, this time with his right leg. Templenoe were now back in front and the home supporters were getting more and more hopeful of a famous victory. However, Kenmare remained focused and Paul O’Connor tied the scores again in the 39th minute. Further scores were exchanged between Killian Spillane and Paul O’Connor before Sean O’Shea, despite good pressure from the Templenoe defence managed to split the posts after his initial effort was blocked to score his first and only point in the contest. Kenmare carried a slender lead going into the 2nd half water break 1-08 to 2-06, but unlike Fitzgerald Stadium at the same stage the previous Friday evening, this match was far from over.

Soon after play resumed, Killian Spillane tied the scores again from a placed ball effort to keep the game on a knife edge, before Stephen O’Sullivan pointed to put Templenoe back in the lead. However, Templenoe then suffered a setback when John Rice received a second yellow card to reduce the hosts to 14 men coming into the closing minutes. But when substitute Cian Hallissey calmly fisted the ball over the bar near the finish to give Templenoe a 2 points cushion, it looked like the win was secured. However, somewhat similar to the previous weekend against Kerins O’Rahillys, Kenmare kept fighting to the end. Then deep in injury time a dangerous ball in towards the Templenoe goal, looked initially to have been kept out by Mark Looney and his defence, before the vigilant Paul O’Connor struck the ball to the net to bag Kenmare the spoils.

Credit to both sides for producing a thriller of game. Although the final result went Kenmare’s way, Templenoe will still take great encouragement from this performance and will hope to have better luck against Kerins O’Rahillys away in the final round of the group stages.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-11, Kenmare 3-06.


Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-08 (0-04f, 0-01M), Adrian Spillane 1-00, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-02, Cian Hallissey 0-01,

Kenmare: Paul O’Connor 1-03 (0-02f, 0-01M), Kevin O’Sullivan 1-01, Fionan O’Sullivan 1-00, Sean O’Shea 0-01, Dara Crowley 0-01.


Templenoe: Mark Looney, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Danny Cahalane, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Tom Spillane, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Colin Crowley.

Subs: Martin Reilly, Cian Hallissey.

Kenmare: Kieran Fitzgibbon, Dara Crowley, James McCarthy, Tommy O’Sullivan, Shane O’Sullivan, Dara O’Shea, Mark Crowley, Kevin O’Sullivan, Fionan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Brien, Dan McCarthy, Tommy Cronin, Michael McCarthy, Sean O’Shea, Paul O’Connor

Subs: Tom Murnane, Matt Murnane, Sean O’Leary, Rory O’Sullivan.



Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 1.

Dr Crokes 1-18, Templenoe 0-10.

Dr Crokes produced a powerful display to blow Templenoe out of the water in the opening round of the County Club Championship in FitzGerald Stadium Killarney last Friday evening. This eagerly awaited tie saw a Templenoe game streamed live for the first time in a match that had only 200 people (including players) in attendance due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Templenoe who were without County star Tadhg Morley due to injury, played with the wind for first half on a damp evening, but it was Dr Crokes who opened the scoring with Tony Brosnan making no mistake with a close range free. David Shaw added another point for the Crokes, before Stephen O’Sullivan got Templenoe off the mark in the 6th minute following a good team move involving Gavin Crowley and Killian Spillane. Before the first water break, Dr Crokes who were dominating the around the middle of the field extended their lead by 0-05 to 0-02, courtesy of 3 more points from Tony Brosnan, while Templenoe who lost Teddy Doyle to injury had another score from play through Stephen O’Sullivan.

When play resumed Micheal Burns exchanged points with Killian Spillane. Soon after both teams went agonisingly close to getting a goal with Chris Doncel striking the post for Dr Crokes, before Adrian Spillane did likewise for Templenoe with a piledriver at the other end. Had this effort gone in, Templenoe would have been back on level terms with half time approaching. Instead things took a turn for the worse for Templenoe, with the Killarney side hitting 1-03 without reply, to end the game as a contest. The Crokes goal came about after a free from Mark O’Shea found Tony Brosnan in a bit of space to fire the ball home past the impressive Mark Looney, who made a few fine saves throughout the game on his first competitive outing for the Templenoe seniors. David Shaw (2) and Michael Potts had points to inflict further misery on Templenoe. Although to their credit Templenoe did claw back two points with Stephen O’Sullivan and Sean Sheehan finding the target, but Crokes had the final say of the half with Tony Brosnan adding another point to his tally.

Half Time Score: Dr Crokes 1-10, Templenoe 0-05.

Dr Crokes with their superior fitness levels on the evening, continued where they left off in the second half with another 3 unanswered points from Tony Brosnan (2) and Micheal Burns in the opening minutes. Templenoe were finding it difficult to get back into the game and their chances were limited, but Colin Crowley did find an opening to give them their first score of the second half. Tony Brosnan immediately responded for the Crokes before Brian Crowley swapped points with Brian Looney to make the score 1-16 to 0-07 before the second half water break. The final quarter saw both sides taking the opportunity to empty their benches. Crokes pushed on to show their class by running at the Templenoe defence with pace to create two more scores for David Shaw and Micheal Burns. On an evening to forget for Templenoe, they did have 3 late points courtesy of Killian Spillane to put a bit more respect on the scoreboard. Attention will now turn to round 2 of the competition.

Final Score: Dr Crokes 1-18, Templenoe 0-10.


Dr Crokes: Tony Brosnan 1-08 (0-03f), David Shaw 0-05 (0-03f), Micheal Burns 0-03, Michael Potts 0-01, Brian Looney 0-01.

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-04 (0-02f), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-03 (0-01 Mark), Sean Sheehan 0-01, Brian Crowley 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01.


Dr Crokes: Shane Murphy, David Naughton, Michael Moloney, Fionn FitzGerald, John Payne, Gavin White, Michael Potts, Mark O’Shea, Johnny Buckley, Micheal Burns, Chris Doncil, Brian Looney, Tony Brosnan, David Shaw, Cillian FitzGerald

Subs: Alan O’Sullivan, Billy Courtney, Brian FitzGerald, Cillian Regan, Mike Casey.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Danny Cahalane, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey,

Subs: Colin Crowley, Martin Reilly, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane, John Moriarty, Daniel Crowley.


Division 2, County Senior Football League, Round 1.

Templenoe 3-13, Listry 0-10.

Templenoe welcomed Listry to our GAA grounds for the opening round of the County League. Templenoe cruised to victory in the finish, but it was a competitive game for three quarters of the contest, before a second yellow card for Listry’s Centre back gave the host’s a numerical advantage, that they were not going to squander.

Listry had the aid of a strong breeze for the first half, but it was Templenoe who were first off the mark, with Cian Hallissey and Stephen O’Sullivan slotting over the first two scores of the game. Listry responded with a placed ball effort from Anthony Sweeney, before Aaron McCarthy tied up the scores with a neat point. Then in the 6th minute, a high ball in from Teddy Doyle was gathered by Stephen O’Sullivan, before turning and firing the ball to the net from close range. Listry corner forward Sean O’Sullivan called a mark, before he beautifully floated the ball over the bar from the inside of his right boot to reduce the arrears to two points before Stephen O’Sullivan and Anthony Sweeney exchanged scores. John Rice got forward for two well taken points, but Listry countered through scores from Gary O’Sullivan and the unerring accuracy of Anthony Sweeney to keep them in touch. The ebb and flow nature of the contest continued right up to the break with Anthony Sweeney cancelling out another Templenoe point, this time from Teddy Doyle.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-06, Listry 0-07.

Templenoe introduced Killian Spillane for the second half to join his brothers Adrian (who was brought in after 18 minutes) and Tom, as the hosts demonstrated their intent to take a full share of the spoils. Ronan Buckley reduced the margin to the minimum in the 31st minute with a white flag for the visitors. However, Templenoe hit back with Killian Spillane calling the mark and pointing to precede a lovely long range score from County Senior league debutant Colin Crowley to put the home side three points ahead. With the rain now pelting down, Templenoe were determined to push on and Stephen O’Sullivan put a bit of day light between the sides, when he pointed to make the score 1-09 to 0-08 points after 42 minutes. Soon after disaster struck for Listry, when they were reduced to 14 men after centre back John Foley was dismissed after he picked up a second yellow card. From there on Templenoe were in pretty much complete control of proceedings and further points followed from Stephen O’Sullivan (2) and Killian Spillane to extend their lead to seven points. Listry did reply with two points courtesy of Ronan Buckley and Anthony Sweeney, but ultimately they could not live with the Templenoe fire power. Another Templenoe County Senior League debutant Daniel Crowley set up Stephen O’Sullivan to fist home Templenoe’s second goal, before Killian Spillane showed his class to turn his marker before dispatching the ball to the net for Templenoe’s third goal. Templenoe signed off on their win with Brian Crowley adding his name to the scoresheet.

Final Score: Templenoe 3-13, Listry 0-10.


Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 2-05 (0-01f), Killian Spillane 1-02, John Rice 0-02, Brian Crowley 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Teddy Doyle 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01.

Listry: Anthony Sweeney 0-05 (0-05), Ronan Buckley 0-02, Aaron McCarthy 0-01, Sean O’Sullivan 0-01, Gary O’Sullivan 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, John Rice, Tom Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Colin Crowley, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Daniel Crowley.

Subs: Adrian Spillane, Killian Spillane, Patrick Clifford, John Moriarty, Dan O’Connor.

Listry: Colm Counihan, Danny Wrenn, Eoghan Darmody, Denis O’Leary, Derry Ahern, John Foley, Seamus Giles, Jimmy O’Leary, Damien Clifford, Micheal Buckley, Gary O’Sullivan, Aaron McCarthy, Anthony Sweeney, Ronan Buckley, Sean O’Sullivan.

Subs: Caolan Ryan, Peadar Keane, Sean Lehane, Dara O’Shea.



 Templenoe 0-12, Oughterard (Galway) 1-12.

Unfortunately, a second trip to Croke Park in five years was just not to be for Templenoe after they were edged out by Oughterard in a tight contest played in difficult conditions at Killmallock last Saturday.

The match was played before a large attendance and Templenoe chose to play with the breeze for the first half, although the wind subsequently tended to change directions during the course of the game. Cian Hallissey opened the scoring inside the first minute, to get Templenoe off to good start, but Oughterard countered promptly with a pointed free from Matthew Tierney. However, the Munster Intermediate champions did have the better of the exchanges overall in the first half. Brian Crowley popped over Templenoe’s second point following a well worked team move involving Adrian Spillane, Sean Sheehan and Kieran O’Neill. Oughterard replied with Niall Lee slotting over a free. Then in the 10th minute, Stephen O’Sullivan looked to be in a great goal scoring position after been played through by Brian Crowley, but Oughterard just about got bodies back in time to divert the ball out for a 45, as Templenoe were advancing on goal. Teddy Doyle landed the resultant 45 between the posts to put Templenoe ahead by 0-03 to 0-02 after 11 minutes. Then Oughterard’s Ronan Molloy burst up the field from centre back to tie up the scores again, before Killian Spillane did well to fist the ball over the ball, despite close attention from the Galway side’s defence.

In the 19th minute, Oughterard almost capitalised on a Templenoe mistake at the back, but the Kerrymen adverted the danger and were soon three points ahead, with two scores in quick succession from Brian Crowley and Stephen O’Sullivan. The Oughterard half back line were impressive going forward throughout the contest and wing back Ryan Monaghan was next to prove his scoring credentials following a great solo run up the field, to reduce the margin back to two points. In the closing minutes of the first half, Teddy Doyle took on the Oughterard defence to fire the ball over the bar, although there was a glimmer of a goal chance. The Connacht Intermediate champions though were making sure Templenoe would not get away from them and Matthew Tierney added another free before the interval.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-07, Oughterard 0-05.

The game was all to play for and on resumption Oughterard showed their intent, with the other member of their half back line, Cian Monaghan venturing forward to get his first of two points. Stephen O’Sullivan had an effort saved by the keeper, before Killian Spillane went short with a sideline to Brian Crowley, who in turn swung the ball over the bar to add to his tally. Oughterard hit back with a score of their own, with Matthew Tierney finding the range from play. Between the 36th minute and the 43rd minute Templenoe did have chances to put day light between the sides, only to shoot 4 wides. This was to prove crucial in the finish. One of these wides was low shot at goal from Josh Crowley Holland after he received a pass from Killian Spillane, but his effort went narrowly and agonisingly wide of the post. Instead all Templenoe had to show for this dominant 7 minute spell for was just the one point from play by Killian Spillane. Then in the 47th minute came the turning point that was to set Oughterard on their way to victory, when Paul Walsh intercepted an attempted pass before burying the ball into the top corner of the net. This was a real sucker punch for Templenoe, and the game was now on a knife edge with Oughterard in front for the first time on a score line of 0-09 to 1-07.

Oughterard immediately followed up their goal with a point from play from Patrick Walsh. Templenoe were desperately trying to halt their opponents momentum with Gavin Crowley getting up the field to earn a free, which was converted by Stephen O’Sullivan. Oughterard though were determined to keep their grip on the game and a minute later Cian Monaghan got his second point to restore their two points advantage. Then Gavin Crowley got forward again to cut the deficit to the minimum and set up a grand stand finish. The ebb and flow nature of the closing minutes continued when Oughterard substitute Daniel Kenny split the posts to make the score 0-11 to 1-10 with six minutes of normal time remaining, before Killian Spillane grabbed another point to keep the contest in the melting pot. The tension in the stands was palpable at this stage, but it was the Galway men that seized the initiative as they moved the ball back down the field, to pop over two last points courtesy of Enda Tierney and Matthew Tierney. Templenoe with substitute Pat Spillane Jnr making an impact fought frantically to get a goal and right at the death and they did create a chance, but the Oughterard defence diverted a well struck shot from Adrian Spillane out for a 45. The Connacht champions had plenty of bodies back to deal with the resultant 45 and with that the referee blew the full time whistle.

Commiserations to all the Templenoe players and management, who did the Club very proud on getting this far in the competition. Best of luck to Oughterard in the final!

Final Score: Templenoe 0-12, Oughterard 1-12.


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 0-03, Killian Spillane 0-03, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-02 (0-01f), Teddy Doyle 0-02 (0-01 45), Cian Hallissey 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01.

Oughterard: Matthew Tierney 0-04 (0-02f), Paul Walsh 1-00, Cian Monaghan 0-02, Niall Lee 0-01 (0-01f), Ronan Molloy 0-01, Ryan Monaghan 0-01, Patrick Walsh 0-01, Daniel Kenny 0-01, Enda Tierney 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Gavin Crowley, Tom Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley ©, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey

Subs: John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Pat Spillane.

Oughterard: Jordan Waller, Ciaran Hanley, Eddie O’Sullivan, Liam Moran, Cian Monaghan, Ronan Molloy, Ryan Monaghan, Enda Tierney, PJ McGauley, Patrick Walsh, Matthew Tierney, Eric Lee, Brian Lambert, Niall Lee, Paul Walsh.

Subs: Daniel Kenny, Cian Harte.





AIB Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Final.

Templenoe 0-14, St Breckans (Clare) 0-05.

Templenoe brought down the curtain on what has been a glorious decade for the Club with a hard earned nine points victory over St Breckans in the Munster Club Intermediate football final at Mallow last Sunday. It was another historic day for the Club who have embarked on an extraordinary journey since 2010. Templenoe have gone from winning the Novice Shield that year, to capturing the Novice Championship in 2013, before adding the County, Munster and All Ireland Junior club Championship titles in 2015/16 to the club’s roll of honour. Then last May the long sought after County Intermediate Championship was finally won and last Sunday Templenoe were crowned Munster Club Intermediate football champions.

Templenoe did not quite repeat the five star display they produced against Éire Óg in the Munster Semi Final, but they used their experience well and showed good patience and composure as the game went on to overcome a dogged St Breckans side. The game was played in ideal conditions for the time of year and both teams brought plenty of support. Templenoe opened the scoring with midfielder Sean Sheehan popping the ball over the bar after he was played through by Teddy Doyle. But from early on it was clear Templenoe would not have everything their own way against a very organised St Breckans, who were getting lots of bodies back and making life difficult for the opponents attack. Padraig Kelly levelled the scores for St Breckans with a placed ball effort, before Stephen Tierney put the Clare side ahead for the first and only time in the game. Soon after the Banner Countymen were dealt a blow, when they lost their wing forward Maccon Bryne to a black card. Templenoe though were struggling for scores during this spell, which was not helped by them kicking 5 wides in the first half. It would take until the 19th minute before Templenoe would eventually register their second score of the match courtesy of Killian Spillane, following a good team move which started all the way back from goalkeeper Danny Cahalane. This made the score 2 points apiece. Then two points on the trot from Stephen O’Sullivan, one from a free and one from open play, helped steady the ship for the Kerry side after a turbulent opening 20 minutes. Shortly before the break, Brian Crowley somehow managed to swing the ball over the bar to extend Templenoe’s lead to three points, despite been put under strong pressure from the Breckans defence. The side representing Lisdoonvarna and Doolin had the final say in the half with centre forward Padraig Kelly nailing a 45 to reduce the deficit back to two points.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-05, St Breckans 0-03.

Templenoe had the perfect start to the second half with Adrian Spillane splitting the posts from throw in, after he soloed through the Breckans defence. Then St Breckans missed a gilt edge chance to blow the game wide open, when Colm O’Brien looked to be through on goal only to pull his shot low and wide of the posts. Templenoe’s Stephen O’Sullivan and Killian Spillane traded frees with St Breckans Aidan Davidson (2) to make score 0-08 to 0-05 after 41 minutes. But then the Clare side suffered a big setback, when Liam Tierney picked up a second yellow to reduce St Breckans to 14 men and a minute later things got even worse for them, when Breckans lost their impressive long range free taker Padraig Kelly to a black card. Templenoe were now beginning to find space and were determined to make the numerical advantage count. Patrick Clifford ventured up from defence to extend Templenoe’s lead to four points, before two of Templenoe’s inter-county stars Adrian Spillane and Gavin Crowley combined, with the former grabbing his second point of the game. Cian Hallissey was next to write his name on the scoresheet and then Stephen O’Sullivan inflicted further misery on St Breckans when he dispossessed his marker to fire the ball over the bar. This made the score 0-12 to 0-04 with nine minutes remaining. To their credit, St Breckans kept fighting and tried hard to manufacture a goal, with a high ball in from Aidan Davidson to their full forward Joseph McGann, but the Templenoe defence were rock solid and they cleared the ball to safety. Templenoe completed their shift with Stephen O’Sullivan slotting over two more points, before referee John Ryan blew the full time whistle.

Templenoe have now won two Munster titles in five years, which is an outstanding achievement for small Club. Congratulations to all the players, management and backroom team, who have all been putting in a tremendous amount of work since late last year. Attention will now turn to the weekend of the 11th January, when Templenoe will take on Oughterard of Galway to battle it out for a place in the All Ireland Club Intermediate Football Final. We wish all our players and management the very best with the preparations in the weeks ahead. 

Final Score: Templenoe 0-14, St Breckans 0-05.


Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-06 (0-02f), Killian Spillane 0-02 (0-01f), Adrian Spillane 0-02, Brian Crowley 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01, Patrick Clifford 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01.

St Breckans: Aidan Davidson 0-02 (0-02f), Padraig Kelly 0-02 (0-01f, 0-01[45]), Stephen Tierney 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Gavin Crowley, Tom Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley ©, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey

Subs: John Spillane, Pat Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Martin Reilly, John Rice, Joseph Sheehan.

St Breckans: Tristian O’Callaghan, Daniel Carey, Evan Barrett, Cian Burke, Jack Sheedy, Alan Sweeney ©, Rowan Danaher, Liam Tierney, Dale Masterson, Maccon Byrne, Padraig Kelly, Stephen Tierney, Colm O’Brien, Joseph McGann, Aidan Davidson.

Subs: Conor Shannon, Robert O’Connell, Michael Hogan, Pat Nagle, Killian Blood, Darragh Flaherty.



South Kerry U16 Championship Final Result :

Templenoe-Sneem-Derrynane 1-19, St Michaels Foilmore 1-18 after extra time.

Well done to all involved


AIB Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final.

Éire Óg (Cork) 0-12, Templenoe 1-17.

Templenoe have qualified for the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final, following a powerful display that saw them overcome Éire Óg with eight points to spare at Ovens last Sunday. The game was played before a large attendance of 1,777 people on a dry, but chilly afternoon.

Templenoe went into this fixture in the luxury position of having a full panel to pick from and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The visitors chose to play with the strong breeze for the first half and they used their wind advantage superbly. Templenoe immediately laid down a marker, with the lively Stephen O’Sullivan opening the scoring with just 30 seconds played, after he combined with Brian Crowley. Éire Óg replied with their county star Ronan O’Toole showing good determination along the end line to get past the Templenoe defence to level the scoring. However, it would take Éire Óg another 18 minutes before they would add to their tally, with Ronan O’Toole again the provider. In between, it was all Templenoe whose midfield dominance, slick ball movement, clinical finishing and excellent tracking/defending (forcing countless turnovers) saw them hit seven unanswered points courtesy of Stephen O’Sullivan (3), Gavin Crowley, Cian Hallissey and Killian Spillane (2) to make the score 0-02 to 0-08 after 19 minutes of play. Things would not get any better for the Mid Cork side before the break, as they continued to struggle for scores. Templenoe meanwhile drove on with confidence and energy to tag on four more points before the interval, with Tadhg Morley and Teddy Doyle adding their names to the score sheet alongside Killian Spillane and Stephen O’Sullivan. Another noteworthy stat perhaps, is that Templenoe only hit one wide in the first half.

Half Time Score: Éire Óg 0-02, Templenoe 0-12.

Éire Óg introduced their U20 All Ireland medal winner Colm O’Callaghan for the second half, with injury depriving him of a starting place and although he did make an impact, a comeback by the home side never really looked likely. Killian Spillane added two points either side of a fine score from Éire Óg’s Eoin O’Shea to extend Templenoe’s lead to eleven points. But then in the ensuing passages of play the Mid Cork side hit somewhat of a purple patch to outscore Templenoe by four points to one to make the score 0-07 to 0-15 by the 47th minute, with Ciarán Sheehan, Brian Hurley and Daniel Goulding (2) all finding their range. Sandwiched in between was yet another point from Stephen O’Sullivan, who almost goaled after a good ball across the square from Josh Crowley Holland. Killian Spillane and Daniel Goulding traded frees before Adrian Spillane did brilliant to break the ball from the Éire Óg defenders following a speculative pass from his brother Killian to dispatch the ball to the back of the net, for the game’s only green flag. This killed off any faint hopes of an Éire Óg revival, with the visitors restoring the gap to eleven points. The closing minutes of the game saw Templenoe grab one score through Pat Spillane, while Éire Óg had to settle for four consolation scores from Colm O’Callaghan and Daniel Goulding (3), before Referee Alan Kissane blew the full time whistle.

Templenoe will be meeting St Breckans of Clare in Munster Club Intermediate Final, after they overcame Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) in the other Semi Final. The final is due to be played on the 1st of December at a venue to be confirmed.

All in all it was a fantastic result for Templenoe, on a memorable weekend for the Club. Well done to all involved and best of luck in the Munster Intermediate Final.

Final Score: Éire Óg 0-12, Templenoe 1-17.


Éire Óg: Daniel Goulding 0-06 (0-05f), Ronan O’Toole 0-02, Colm O’Callaghan 0-01, Eoin O’Shea 0-01, Ciarán Sheehan 0-01, Brian Hurley 0-01.

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-06 (0-04f), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-06 (0-02f), Adrian Spillane 1-00, Teddy Doyle 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Tadgh Morley 0-01, Pat Spillane 0-01.


Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher, John Kelleher, John Mullins, Dermot O’Herlihy, Diarmuid Dineen, John Cooper, Daire McCarthy, Liam Sheehan, Ronan O’Toole, Eoin O’Shea, Kevin Hallissey Jack Murphy, Daniel Goulding ©, Ciarán Sheehan, Brian Hurley.

Subs: Colm O’Callaghan, Joe Cooper, Dermot Hurley, Michael O’Shea, Denny Murphy, Phil O’Sullivan.

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Tom Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley ©, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey

Subs: Pat Spillane, Martin Reilly, John Spillane, Joseph Sheehan, John Rice.




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Templenoe 5-12, St Saviours (Waterford) 2-09.

Six months on from winning the Club’s first County Intermediate football title, Templenoe welcomed St Saviours (Waterford) to our GAA Grounds for the Quarter Final of the Munster Intermediate Club Championship last Saturday afternoon. It was another proud day for Templenoe, who also greeted the return of the Kerry quartet for this eagerly awaited fixture.

The match was played in wet, cold and wintery conditions and it was Templenoe who had the aid of the strong breeze for the first half. Stephen O’Sullivan opened the scoring in the second minute of the game, when he hand passed the ball over the bar, after he was put through by Gavin Crowley. Killian Spillane added a second score, before St Saviours opened their account with a well taken point from Darragh Corcorcan. The latter then levelled matters with a pointed free, but then a long range effort from Brian Crowley ended up in net, after the Saviours keeper appeared to misjudge the flight of the ball for Templenoe’s first goal. Further scores followed from Josh Crowley Holland, Killian Spillane and Brian Crowley before Derek Corcoran hit back with two pointed frees on the trot for the Waterford side. St Saviours were giving Templenoe enough of it at this stage and then the game was blown open, when the visitors were awarded a penalty after Templenoe goalie Danny Cahalane fouled Joseph Phelan inside the square. The referee issued a black card to Danny Cahalane and his replacement Cathal Granville stood no chance of stopping the resultant spot kick that was perfectly converted by Joseph Phelan. This made the score 1-05 to 1-04 after 18 minutes of play. However, Templenoe quickly regrouped and responded emphatically to this setback to score 2-03 without reply in the remaining 12 minutes of the first half. Teddy Doyle latched onto a short kick out from St Saviours, before pulling on the ball to take it past Brian Power for the home side’s second goal. Then five minutes later, Stephen O’Sullivan combined with Cian Hallissey, with the former dispatching the ball to the net for Templenoe’s third goal to give them a 10 points cushion at the break.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 3-08, St Saviours 1-04.

Templenoe extended their lead with two more unanswered points inside the first 3 minutes of the second half courtesy of Killian Spillane and Stephen O’Sullivan. Soon after Templenoe manufactured their fourth goal, in a great team move that ended with Josh Crowley Holland setting up Brian Crowley who made no mistake with the finish. Both sides traded a few wides, before St Saviours eventually registered their next scores with Jack Flavin and David Griffin splitting the posts to make it 4-10 to 1-06 with 46 minutes on the clock. Templenoe though refused to allow their opponents back into the game and consolidated their position once more, when Killian Spillane delivered a lovely kick pass to Brian Crowley, who in turn buried the ball to the net to complete his hat trick. The home side followed up their fifth goal of the contest, with Pat Spillane slotting over two points in a row. In fairness to St Saviours they fought to the end and points from Shaun Corcorcan, Michael Merrigan (2), preceded their second goal, which came in injury time from Darragh Corcoran, after he turned over possession to reduce the margin to 12 points by the final whistle.

Templenoe now go on to meet Eire Og of Cork in the Munster Intermediate Semi Final, after a solid display overall, although their shooting did leave them down at times with a total of 12 wides. The Munster Intermediate Semi Final is fixed for Ovens at 1:30pm next Sunday, 17th November and we wish the Templenoe team and management the very best of luck!

Final Score: Templenoe 5-12, St Saviours 2-09.


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 3-01, Stephen O’Sullivan 1-03, Killian Spillane 0-05 (0-02f), Teddy Doyle 1-00, Pat Spillane 0-02, Josh Crowley Holland 0-01.

St Saviours: Darragh Corcoran 1-04 (0-03), Joseph Phelan 1-00 (1-00pen), Michael Merrigan 0-02, Jack Flavin 0-01, David Griffin 0-01, Shaun Corcoran 0-01 (0-01f),


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley, Tom Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey.

Subs: Cathal Granville, John Rice, Pat Spillane, Dan O’Connor, John Moriarty, Eoin Murphy.

St Saviours: Brian Power, Darren Boland, Kevin Boland, Jack Brophy, Jack Flavin, Peter Crowley, Michael Merrigan, Kieran Murphy, Keylan Cassidy, Gareth Duffy, Shaun Corcoran, Kiefer Dowling, Brian Quinn, Joseph Phelan, Darragh Corcoran.

Subs: Glen Taylor, Lee Crowley, Evan Jacob, Jamie Mullally.

Spa 2-15, Templenoe 1-07.

Templenoe made the trip to Spa for their final County league match in 2019, but the East Kerry outfit proved far superior on the day, in a lacklustre game. That said Templenoe were once again missing a number of regulars aside from the Kerry quartet, which meant it was always likely to be an uphill task.

Templenoe had a solid opening to this contest, matching their opponents point for point in the first 10 minutes to make the score 0-03 to 0-03. Spa’s scores came courtesy of Michael Foley and Michael O’Donoghue (2), while Brian Crowley and Pat Spillane (2) were on target for the visitors. Spa then started to take control, with the next three points on the trot coming from Evan Cronin, David Spillane and Niall McCarthy, before they were awarded a penalty for an apparent leg block. Evan Cronin stepped up to take the spot kick, but his effort was well saved by Templenoe keeper Colm Breen. Brian Crowley then added another point, to give the away side a bit of respite and Denis O’Neill almost followed this up with a goal, only to be denied by Spa goalie James Devane. The respite was brief however and Spa were relentless in attack in the closing minutes of the first half, in a spell that saw them bag two goals and a point without reply, with Niall McCarthy and Ciaran Spillane finding the net.

Half Time Score: Spa 2-08, Templenoe 0-04.

Spa consolidated their position with three more points from David Spillane and Michael O’Donoghue (2) early in the second half as they continued to dominate matters around the middle of the field. Templenoe were finding Spa hard to break down and some of their moves were disjointed, as they coughed up possession time and time again. The visitors had to wait until the 42nd minute before they eventually tagged on their next score through Pat Spillane. Both sides (particularly Spa) wasted many scoring chances throughout the game. Nevertheless, Spa did push on to extend their lead to 2-14 to 0-6 by the 55th minute, as they started to empty their bench and two of their subs Calum Neher and Paul Cahill were among those to find the range. Templenoe did rally a bit towards the end and were rewarded with a goal and a point from Kieran McCarthy and Brian Crowley, before the referee blew the full time whistle.

After four consecutive years in top flight, Templenoe will now drop down to Division 2 for next year’s County league. Although, this year’s campaign was difficult, it was still a great achievement for a club Templenoe’s size to spend four years in a row in Division 1, so well done to all involved and to all those who kept the show going when numbers were tight.

Final Score: Spa 2-15, Templenoe 1-07.


Spa: Michael O’Donoghue 0-6 (0-4f), Niall McCarthy 1-01, Ciaran Spillane 1-00, David Spillane 0-02, Michael McCarthy 0-02, Michael Foley 0-01, Evan Cronin 0-01, Calum Neher 0-01, Paul Cahill 0-01.

Templenoe: Brian Crowley 0-04 (0-01f), Pat Spillane 0-03, Kieran McCarthy 1-00.


Spa: James Devane, Brian Devane, Brian Lynch, Eoghan Cronin, Ciaran Spillane, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dan O’Donoghue, Shane Cronin, Michael McCarthy, Ryan O’Carroll, Michael Foley, Niall McCarthy, David Spillane, Michael O’Donoghue, Evan Cronin.

Subs: Gary Vaughan, Shane Fenton, Eric O’Donoghue, Mikey Moynihan, Paul Cahill, Calum Neher.

Templenoe: Colm Breen, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Patrick Clifford, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Denis O’Neill, Brian Crowley, John Rice, Stephen O’Sullivan, Josh Crowley Holland, John Moriarty

Subs: Cathal Granville.



Well done to the Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane U16's who won Division 7 of the County U16 League this evening. They beat Rathmore in a very exciting match that was up for grabs right up until the final minute.

Final score was Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 2-15, Rathmore 3-09, match played in Kilgarvan


Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team

Damien Fitzgerald, Ewan Buckley, Jim Clifford, Ciarán Crowley, Simon O’Connor, Mike F O’Connor, Maek Casey, Aidan Crowley, Darragh O’Sullivan, Adam Gul, Eoin O’Dwyer, Hugh Granville, Oisin Breen.

Subs: Ruairi Burns, Colin Hallissey, Oisin Galvin, Zak Fayen, Dara Casey, Ronán O’Connor, Senan Gul, Ben Casey, Billy Noonan

Management: Barry Clifford, Paddy O’Brien, Timmy Casey, Ronan Hussey - Trainer

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Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Football Championship, Kerins O'Rahillys V Templenoe, Saturday 08th August at 7pm in Strand Road, Tralee

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