Macron Galway Cup Day 2:
2001 Elite Section: Kerry 3-0 NEC
2001 Boys Section: Kerry 4-1 Athlone.
The Kerry u13 Elite Boys put themselves in pole position to reach tomorrow’s Galway Cup semi final following a 3-0 win over NEC (North Eastern Counties).
Darragh Lyne got Kerry off to the perfect start and his goal was followed up by one from Devon McKenna and a cracker from distance from Ryan Kelliher.
It left Northern Ireland, Kerry and Athlone all on 6 points (Athlone having beaten NI 1-0). Northern Ireland and Kerry were only seperated on goals scored but the Kingdom’s second place looks. at the time of writing, to be good enough to qualify for the Cup semi finals.
Kerry are awaiting the results of Donegal v Cabinteely and North Tipp v Roscommon before this is confirmed.
Boys Section: Following the two 0-0 draws yesterday the Kerry boys founds the target on 4 occassions after going 1-0 down early on.
Caolan Ryan set up the first two for the razor sharp Keith Suiter. Boki Nikic added a 3rd and JR wrapped up the scoring.
The Boys sit on 5 points with a game to play against Limerick County tomorrow.
With 2 groups in this section it’s straight to finals and play-offs on Saturday to finish off the competition.
The two group winners meet in the Cup final with the Plate final featuring the two group runners up.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th in each group play off for the places.
After Day 2 the Kerry record overall is Played 6, Won 3, Drew 2 and only 1 loss.
Rian O’Sullivan was rested by the Irish u16 manager Tom O’Connor in their 4-1 win over Ipswich.
The Dynamos player is expected to start against Sunthorpe this evening (Thursday).