Peter Durnin was in brilliant form for Kiltale as they overcame Killyon by ten points at a sunny Pairc Tailteann.
Dual star Mark O’Sullivan got the winners off the mark with a fine point. Kiltale held a 0-7 to 0-3 advantage after twenty minutes. The impressive Durnin struck for his first goal to leave it 1-7 to 0-3. Killyon then enjoyed their best period of the game. Three points from David Raleigh and two from Keith Keoghan put them in a good position before the break. Kiltale went in with a slender 1-9 to 0-9 lead.
The second half began in lively fashion when Mark O’Sullivan had a brilliant effort saved by Killyon keeper Stephen Quinn. Three points from Durnin and one from Stephen Donoghue left Kiltale with a 1-13 to 0-10 lead. Keith Keoghan gave Killyon a lifeline when his long range free found its way to the Kiltale net to leave it 1-13 to 1-11. But within three minutes Durnin had the sliothar in the Kiltale net twice and the game was as good as over. James Kelly put the icing on the cake with Kiltale’s fourth goal in the final minutes.
Best for the winners were goalkeeper Shane McGann, defenders Willie Mahady Padraig and David Donoghue, midfielder Stephen Donoghue and Philip Garvey, Mark O’Sullivan and Durnin in attack. Kilyon had good performances from Stephen Quinn, Brian Perry, Conor Foley, Keith Keoghan and the Raleigh brothers David and Thomas.
Peter Durnin has now scored 3-24 for Kiltale in three championship outings.
Kiltale scorers: Peter Durnin 3-9, James Kelly 1-1, Mark O’Sullivan 0-2, Philip Garvey, Willie Mahady and Stephen Donoghue 0-1 each.
Killyon scorers: Keith Keoghan 1-4, David Raleigh 0-6, Calvin Ryan 0-2, Killian Kanavan and Thomas Raleigh 0-1 each
Match report from HoganStand.com.