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Depleted Kiladangan into relegation playoffs

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 1:06pm
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Depleted Kiladangan into relegation playoffs

Barry Hogan was Kiladangan's leading performer

Depleted Kiladangan into relegation playoffs

Barry Hogan was Kiladangan's leading performer

Cahir 3-16

Kiladangan 0-4

 

By Michael Dundon in Holycross

 

Kiladangan find themselves in a battle to retain their senior status following this heavy drubbing by Cahir in County Senior Football Championship group 3 on Sunday.

With both teams having lost their previous games this was a contest to determine who would avoid the relegation playoffs and on the evening there was no question as to which was the superior outfit.

Having played a North senior hurling championship semi-final replay on Saturday evening, it was expecting too much of Kiladangan to be seriously competitive in another crucial championship game 24 hours later. Several of their dual code regulars did not line out against Cahir and while great credit is due to Kiladangan that they fulfilled the fixture, their weakened outfit was always going to struggle against a Cahir side which still harbours hopes of a South success later this year.

It is a situation which brings home the reality of two-code life for clubs and while Kiladangan battled with commendable zeal they were never really in the hunt having conceded two goals in eight minutes and another before the interval. Kiladangan lacked nothing in spirit and determination but this was not enough to unsettle a more polished Cahir side who put their stamp on the game from the word go.

 

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