Conor Jordan's goal set the tone as Austin Stacks completed a three-in-a-row of Kerry club senior football championship titles at Fitzgerald Stadium today.
Stacks were fully deserving of their 1-16 to 1-11 victory over 14-man Kenmare Shamrocks, for whom Kerry star Sean O'Shea accounted for 1-5 of their tally.
A repeat pairing of last year's decider, the holders took the early initiative through Jordan's third minute strike and led by 1-3 to 0-4 at the first water-break.
Austin Stacks’ Colin Griffin in action against Paul O'Connor of Kenmare Shamrocks. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.
Stephen O'Brien's score for Shamrocks made it a two-point game at half-time - 1-6 to 0-7 - but Stacks forged five clear after the restart.
A goal by O'Shea brought the gap back to three in the 52nd minute, however, the sending off of full-forward Kevin O Sullivan early in the second period didn't help his side's cause.Tweet