THE action is drawing to a close for the season in the ever popular Kilkenny Floodlit Soccer League.
Cleeres Bar in Gowran clinched the Division Two title of the Floodlit League when beating Bretts of Mullinahone 2-0 in a hard fought game last week. A first half goal from Daryl Nolan set the winners on the way to victory and the game was won with a fine drive from 30 yards by striker, Sean Keogh in the 56th minute.
There were great scenes of celebration at the final whistle. A big Gowran contingent travelled in for what was the decisive game.
This is the Gowrans side’s first year in the Floodlit League and they really took to the challenge. They have some fine players in strikers Colm Kennedy (the leading scorer in Division Two) and Sean Keogh, midfielders Paul Keogh and Daryl Nolan and no nonsense defenders Sean Glennon and Brian Whelan.
Goalkeeper Niall Kennedy is one of the best ’keepers in the league.
The runners-up spot in this division is now between O’Briens Butchers, Average Joes and O.S. United. O’Briens are the tip to finish ahead of their rivals as a result of their 2-1 win over Average Joes in last week’s fixture.
At the other end of the table A.P Systems were relegated despite winning their last two games. Gathabawn, Mullinahone, Cross Celtic and Rafter Dempseys are all fighting it out to avoid the drop to Division Three.
Next Monday will be Super Monday with three teams in contention for the Division One title in the last round of fixtures.
In contention are Morrissey Motors, Egans Bar and Pat Carrolls. All have tricky fixtures, with Morrisseys playing Glendine Inn; Egans against Saint Anthonys and Carrolls up against States Street. Morrisseys look to have the hardest game.
Glendine were in contention but they only earned four points from a possible 12 in their last four games.
Grogans Callan and ML Dons have been relegated from Division One with Kells FC likely to make the play-offs.
In Division Three, The I.T Department should be crowned champions next week. They need one point from three fixtures to take the honours. Second placed Contintentals suffered a shock 2- 0 defeat to bottom side Dohertys.
This defeat brings Brennans Johnswell into a promotion place. They are on the same points as Continentals with three fixtures to go. Striker Dan Kenny has been a huge addition to Pat McDowells Johnswell side.