Munster club SFC: Nemo too strong for Legion

November 15, 2015

Nemo Rangers' Colin O'Brien gets away from the tackle of Killarney Legion's Denis Sheahan.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Nemo Rangers (Cork) 0-14

Killarney Legion (Kerry) 0-8

Nemo Rangers will meet Clonmel Commercials in the Munster club football final in a fortnight's time after seeing off Kerry representatives Legion at Páirc Uí Rinn.

The Cork champions will be strong favourites to land their 16th provincial title following a commanding performance against a Legion side who must regroup quickly for next weekend's Kerry SFC final replay against South Kerry. Luke Connolly, Barry O'Driscoll and captain Paul Kerrigan scored 0-10 between them for the Steven O'Brien-managed outfit, who coped better with the difficult conditions.

Nemo laid the foundations for their victory in the opening half when they built up a 0-7 to 0-2 interval lead. Connolly, Kerrigan and O'Driscoll all raised white flags for the city side, with Tom Moriarty replying with Legion's only scores of the half.

A James O'Donoghue free at the start of the second half raised hopes of a Legion comeback, but the Killarney men couldn't find a way back as Nemo pulled away with further scores from free-taker O'Driscoll, Kevin Fulignati and sub Shane Martin.

Legion's best chance of a goal fell to sub Donal Lyne, but he had to settle for a point after his effort was brilliantly tipped over by goalkeeper Micheál Martin.

Nemo Rangers - M Martin; A Cronin (0-1), C O'Shea, A O'Reilly; K Fulignati (0-1), T O Se, A O'Donovan (0-1); D Niblock, M Dorgan; L Connolly (0-4, 2f, 1'45), P Kerrigan (0-3), D Mehigan; C Horgan, B O'Driscoll (0-3f), C O'Brien. Subs: D O'Donovan for A Cronin, C Dalton for L Connolly, S Martin (0-1) for T O Se, W Morgan for B O'Driscoll.

Killarney Legion - B Kelly; P O'Connor, Danny Sheahan, C Davies; Damien O'Sullivan, J Lyne, D O'Doherty; S Keane, J O'Sullivan; B McGuire, J O'Donoghue (0-3, 1f), D Lyne (0-1); T Moriarty (0-3), K Breen, David O'Sullivan. Subs: Denis Sheahan for K Breen, C Keane (0-1f) for David O'Sullivan, C Sheahan for Danny Sheahan, A O'Sullivan for C Davies (BC).

Referee - D O'Mahoney.

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