Park-Ratheniska 1-21 Killeshin 1-10
Laois Shopping Centre JFC Round 2 Replay
An awesome first half display from Park-Ratheniska proved decisive in this Laois JFC round 2 replay in Killeshin this evening.
With Mark Delaney dominant on the full back line and Brian Fingleton and Cathal Og Greene ruling midfield, it was left to the Dunne brothers Brian and Podgie along with Kieran Delaney and DJ O Connell to kick some super scores to break the Killeshin resistance.
A fisted goal from a 45’ kept the home side in touch at the break but only just as they trailed 0-14 to 1-3.
Mark Delany was relentless in his work rate and he fired over a brace of scores on the restart as Killeshin struggled to find a way back into the tie.
O Connell was unerring from play and placed balls as Killeshin’s mountain continued to grow.
A goal 5 minutes from time by substitute Bryan Flanagan sealed the contest and Park-Ratheniska now advance to the quarter final stage and Killeshin face into the Round 3 qualifiers where they will play Spink.
Park-Ratheniska go into the quarter-finals alongside O’Dempsey’s, Castletown and Ballyroan-Abbey.
The full Round 3 draw is: Camross v The Heath; Barrowhouse v The Harps; Kilcavan Portlaoise; Kilcavan v Spink.