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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C
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Donaghy's Austin Stacks and Sheehan's South Kerry to clash in Kerry
This evening’s draw for the second round of the Kerry SFC threw-up a mouth-watering tie.

THE LAST TWO winners of the Kerry county senior football championship will meet in round 2A after holders South Kerry were drawn against Austin Stacks.

South Kerry showed great mettle to edge past Kerins O’Rahillys in an entertaining affair this afternoon.

Tommy Walsh’s first half-goal handed O’Rahillys a 1-11 to 1-4 lead after 23 minutes but the champions battled back after half-time.

Two goals from Sean Cournane and one from Barry O’Dwyer in the second-half sealed the 3-10 to 1-15 victory for South Kerry in Tralee.

Meanwhile Mid Kerry defeated Kilcummin by 3-12 to 1-13.

Austin Stacks confirmed their place in the winners group draw on Saturday evening by beating East Kerry on a scoreline of 1-16 to 2-8. David Mannix kicked 10 points, including seven frees, to seal the victory.

Dr Crokes pulled off a thumping 22-point win over West Kerry, largely thanks to 2-7 from Tony Brosnan.

Legion, beaten in last year’s final, saw off Milltown Castlemaine by 5-11 to 0-7, while St Kieran’s beat Feale Rangers by 1-17 to 1-15. In the weekend’s other results, Dingle were 2-8 to 1-16 victors over Rathmore. Kenmare saw off the challenge of St Brendan’s, winning by 1-16 to 1-10.

The draw for the next stage of the championship took place after Sunday’s games.

The winners and losers in the first round were put into two groups, 2A and 2B respectively.

The losers of the 2B games next week are out of the championship, while the losers of the 2A games will have one more chance.

Group 2A (winners of Round 1 games)

Mid Kerry v Dingle

South Kerry v Austin Stacks

Kenmare District v Legion

St Kierans v Dr Crokes

Group 2B (losers of Round 1 games)

St Brendan’s v Rathmore

Milltown Castlemaine v East Kerry

Kilcummin v West Kerry

Kerins O’Rahillys v Feale Rangers

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