Under 21 County Shield Champions 2012
Dr. Crokes overcame the spirited challenge of the West Kerry combination in greasy conditions in Austin Stack Park on Tuesday Sept. 11.
Annascaul/Lispole started the brighter and led 0-03 to 0--00 after 13minutes thanks to a Jason Hickson brace from frees and a Noel O`Huigin effort.
Dr. Crokes who had numerous chances prior to their opening effort from a Bryan O`Shea free in the 14th minute, Annascaul/Lispole centre half forward James Crean stretched the advantage for the West Kerry men in the 17th minute which would prove to be their final score of the opening half, with Dr. Crokes adding 4 un-answered points from O`Shea (f) Keith O`Leary, Chris Brady and Gavin O`Shea to lead at the short whistle 0-05 to 0-04.
On the resumption Dr. Crokes were quicker out of the blocks and two further minors from Brendan Falvey and Bryan O`Shea stretched their advantage, Crean kept the Westeners in touch with a point in the 5th minute.
Between the 11th & 14th minute this game was settled when a two goal Dr. Crokes salvo from Cian O`Neill & Chris Brady put them beyond reach.
Annascaul/Lispole to their credit continued to contest vigorously and narrowed the gap with points from C. Hurley & T. O`Caomhanaigh, Falvey stretched the Crokes advantage with a minor in the 24th minute while M. S. Griffin brought proceedings to a close in the final minute with a shot just over for the losers.
Both sides deserve great credit for the quality of the game in difficult conditions which no doubt led to some poor finishing from both sides.