Reilly on a roll as Kiltale go on scoring spree
The scoreboard keeper was busy at Trim today as Kiltale chalked up what was surely one of their biggest wins ever in the SHC when they defeated Longwood 7-23 to 1-12.
The teams started the contest with a clean slate but that soon changed as Brian Gilsenan's side started to steadily rack up the scores with full-forward Chris Reilly finishing the afternoon with a memorable 5-7.
The game was all but over at the interval when Kiltale led 2-13 to 1-9. In the second-half Reilly in particular cut loose, tormenting the Longwood defence and firing home four goals.
Adam Murphy and Ross Ryan also found the net for Kiltale who really put down a marker in this contest that they are very much back in business.
Longwood's goal was scored by Damien Healy when he found the net from a free but understrength and out-muscled in this contest they couldn't deal with the relentless pressure exerted by their opponents.
Anthony Healy finised up as Longwood's top marksmans but this was a sad day for the club.
Kiltale continue to recover after their opening round defeat to Na Fianna as the championship rumbles on.
Kiltale - Chris Reilly 5-7 six frees, one '65'; Adam Murphy 1-4; Ross Ryan 1-2; James Kelly 0-4; Cathal McCabe 0-2; Fearghal McCabe 0-2; Conor McNally 0-1; Mark O'Sullivan 0-1.
Longwood - Anthony Healy 0-6 five frees; Damien Healy 1-1; Ryan Moore 0-3; Billy Hogan 0-2.
Kiltale - Conor Ryan; David Donoghue, Iarla Hughes, Philly Garvey; Conor Shirren, James Kelly, Eamonn Ryan; Padraig Kelly, Conor McNally; Cathal McCabe, Ross Ryan, Fearghal McCabe; Adam Murphy, Chris Reilly, Mark O'Sullivan. Sub - Sean Regan for C McCabe 58 mins.
Longwood - Mark Kennedy; Joey Stenson, Enda Dixon, Paddy Massey; Johnny Furey, Michael Burke, Bob Maguire; Ryan Moore, Billy Hogan; Jim Dorran, Damien Healy, David Dixon; Karl Ennis, Anthony Healy, Aaron Ennis. Subs - Kevin Maguire for Massey half-time, Jim Mahon for Moore 53m.
Referee - Michael Butler (Donaghmore/Ashbourne).