East Kerry GAA Notes for the Week of the 20th – 27th May 2018

East Kerry GAA News by Michael O’Mahony  PRO


Spa 0-14  Cordal 0-12

Spa and Cordal dished up a very entertaining and enjoyable game, in the Division 2 Final of the East kerry Senior league, sponsored by Frank Doran Safeguard Security.  Plyed at Fossa pitch, Cordal started well and proved the stronger in the opening half. Cordal forwards Philp O’Connor, Kieran O’ Donoghue, Philip Griffin, Donal McCarthy, Kevin Walshe on target, Midfielders Johnny O’Connor and  Gary O’ Leary and Goal Keeper Sean g Ciardubhin, Half Time score: Cordal 0-8 Spa 0-5.

On the restart Spa came more into game with Andrew Garnett and Shane Cronin at midfeld, setting up attacks by forwards Evan Cronin, Ryan O’Carroll, Niall McCarthy. While in defence, Captain Dan O’Donoghue, Shane Lynch and Eoin Cronin stood out. Cordal was reduced to 14 players , on a second yellow card but led going into added time. However, Spa equalised and then pulled ahead with 2 well taken points to take the title. Final score Spa 0-14 Cordal 0-12.

The Mc Carthy /McGillicuddy Cup was presented to the Spa captain Dan ODonoghue by Sponsor Fran Doran and East Kerry Chairman Johnny Brosnan

Spa Scorers:  Shane Cronin (0-4), Evan Cronin (0- 3)  Andrew Garnett (0-3) Niall McCarthy (0-2), Ryan O’ Carroll (0-1) Michael O’Donoghue (0-1)

Cordal Scorers:  Philip O’Connor (0-8), Philip Griffin (0-1) Donal McCarthy (0-2), Sean g O’Ciardubhain (0-2),  Kevin Walshe (0-1)

 Referee: Tom Moriarty (Killarney Legion)


Dr.Crokes 2-9 (15)  Rathmore 1-10 (13) (AET)

A game worthy of a final between these two sides went to extra time as Rathmore rallied from 5 pts down in normal time to take it to an extra twenty mins.The Crokes had reason to thank their defence as Rathmore threw everything they had at them and the two goals one in the first half from Erin Moloney and another in the second half from centre back Harry Burns gave Rathmore just too much to claw back.Indeed Rathmore didn’t really threaten until they made a telling tactical move bringing the very impressive James Darmody outfield in a direct swop with the powerful Alan Dineen and suddenly they clicked,had they done sso earlier maybe it might have been different but credit the Crokes who dug in and controlled possession for long periods.Terry Sparling though wearing the number 3 played further outfield and was very effecttive until a nasty collision put an end to his involvement in extra time.Cian McMahon on the forty also had a fine game registering 4pts and led the forwards well .Rathmore dodged a bullet with 5 mins to go as Pauric Looney was brought to the ground as he bore down on goal.Up stepped Sparling but he drove over for a minor when a goal would certainly have won it at that stage.Rathmore rallied and rattled off 5 unanswered points to take the game to extra time.Score at normal time Rathmore 1-9 Dr.Crokes 2-6.

Faster out of the blocks the Crokes hit 3 pts.toRathmores 1 and try as Rathmore might the couldn’t breach a dogged disciplined Croke side who deservedly held out and rather unusually neither side were to score in the second period of extra time.A welter of excitement in the last few minutes but i the end Dr.Crokes just about desreved their win in what was a highly entertaining final 

 Referee: Donal Casey (Scartaglen)

Dr Crokes Team: Adam Carey, Killian Hickey, Terry Sparling, Erin Moloney, Evan Looney , Harry Burns , Jack Cooper, Neil O’ Shea, Jason Kerins, Liam Randles, Cian McMahon, Pauric Looney (Capt), Rob O’Shea, Tom Doyle, Mark Clifford. Subs: Adam Cronin, Jack Lynch, Ronan Buckley, Laurence O’ Donoghue, Gavin O’ Regan, Dylan Falvey, Godwin Godshin,Jason Lee , Ronan Coffey

Rathmore team: William Casey, Sean Kennedy, Padraig ODoherty , Michael Twomey , Andrew Moynihan , Daniel Herlihy, Cian Dineen , Alan Dineen, Liam McSherry, Ian OConnor, Cathal Ryan, Aaron Cronin, James Darmody , Lee Phelan, Kieran Fitzgerald. Subs: Daniel Moynihan, Dara Moriarty, Alan Reen, Michael Dennehy



Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane 4-12    Beaufort  2-09

Fitzgerald Stadium provided the venue for the youngsters of Beaufort and Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane to show their skills on Sunday evening, in the Division 6 Finals of the MD O Shea East Region U16 League Final. The odd shower of rain didn’t affect the fine standard of football on show. Daniel Crowley opened the scoring from play inside two minutes for Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane. Simon Coffey replied almost immediately for Beaufort before a Jack OLeary free put Beaufort in front. Daniel Crowley levelled the scores with his second point of the evening. Beaufort then took the game to their opponents and added further points when Ethan Coffee combined with Rory Dorian to finish before Sean OBrien also pointed from play. The dashing Rory Dorian added another white flag before Corner forward Jack OLeary crashed a ball to the net after a fine run. Simon Coffey was then denied when his shot came crashing back off the crossbar 1-5 to 0-2. Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane steadied things before half time with three points from Daniel Crowley and two fine efforts from half forward Colin Crowley. This left the half time score Beaufort 1-5 Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane  0-5.


On resumption, Beaufort again started strongly and opened the scoring with a Sean OBrien point, before Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane had a pointed free from Rra Burns and a fine effort from play from Colin Crowley. Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane defended strongly in this period , epitomized by two brilliant blocks by corner back Michael O Sullivan. This allowed the team to regroup and they went on the attack which yielded two quick fire goal from inside forwards Rra Burns and Colm Van Assen. Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane then added points from Eoin Dywer and Hugh Granville and a massive effort from Colin Crowley. The teams the traded points from Sean OBrien and Daniel Crowley midway through the half. The game now was swaying in favour of Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane and they added a goal when Rair Burns fisted to net as a high ball dropped in around the goal. Daniel Crowley then set off on a long direct run before unleashing a rocket of a shot to the net with 55mins on the clock. Adam Gull kicked their final point of the game to top a fine team performance. A gallant Beaufort, who will rue some missed opportunities, tried until the end and they were rewarded when Ciaran Cronin goaled from close range after good work from Sean OBrien. At the end of the game Sen OKeeffe of East Region Coiste na nOg presented the Shield to victorious captain Ciaran OSullivan (Templenoe-Sneem/Derrynane).

Templenoe/Sneem Derrynane Team: Aiden Crowley, Michael O Sullivan, Ciarn O Sullivan (Capt), Simon OConnor, Ewen Buckley, Mark Looney, Mark Casey, Jack Riney, Daniel Crowley, Hugh Granville, Colin Crowley, Adam Gull, Colm Van Assen, Rra Burns, James Clifford. Subs: Martin Larkin, Eoin Dwyer, Damien Fitzgerald, Dara Casey, Leon OSullivan

Beaufort Team: Mikey Moriarty, Timmy Casey, Sean Kissane, Oran Smith,Rory Dorian, Ethen Coffey (Capt), Niall Carey, Sean OBrien, Kieran Johnson, Rudy Glinwood, Oisin Cronin, Simon Coffey, Jack OLeary, Brendy ODonoghue, Kieran Dennehy, Mark Sheehan. Subs: Jack OBrien, Max Doyle,  Ciaran Cronin, dan Murphy, Dylan Ferris, Sam Roberts.

Referee: Jimmy OShea (Glenflesk)



Listry earned a place in a 3 way playoff, with Fossa and Glenflesk, in the East Kerry Senior league Division 1A, sponsored by Frank Doran Safeguard Security. Listry came out on top in both Division 1A back games played last week and so are level with Fossa and Glenflesk with 6 league points in Division 1A. The winners of the 3 way playoff, will play the team that tops the Division 1B table. On Sunday 20th May 2018, Listry recorded a win at home againsst Fossa on a scoreline of  Listry 0-16 to Fossa 1-6. Both teams started this game short some regular team members. However, Listry coped the better of the two. Listry scores by Anthony Sweeney (2), Peader Keane, Jimmy OLeary Joseph Clifford and Sean OSullivan. While on target for Fossa were Paudie Clifford (1pen -2) and Donald Sullivan. The Fossa goal came from a penalty, one of two awarded to Fossa in the first half. The first half ended level, Listry 0-6 Fossa 1-3. After a close opening half, Listry dominated the second half to comfortably win this game. Although Fossa started the second half with a point by Fintan Coffey inside a minute Listry took complete control from then on and scored 10 points without reply from Fossa. Listry scores came from Anthony Sweeney(4), Danny Wren (2), Sean OSullivan, Pearer Keane, Joseph Clifford, and Stephen Brosnan. As Listry ran down their bench Fossa scored two points from Donald OSullivan before the final whistle which saw the game end Listry 1-16, to Fossa 1-6.

Listry were away against Currow on Tuesday night. Listry started the game the stronger and led 5 points to 2 after 10 minutes with scores from Joe Clifford and Aaron McCarthy. Currow replied through Daniel OShea. Currows Seamus Scanlon found the net for the home team to level the game. However,  Listry found another gear and popped over 3 more points to lead by the minimum, at the break: Listry 0-8 Currow 1-4. Listry were the much better team in the second half and scored 2 goals from Derry Ahern and Danny Wren to stretch their lead to 8 points. Currow could only muster 4 additional points in the second half from Daniel OShea (2),  Adam Manley and Kevin Daly while Kevin Courtney, Ken Bradley and  Joe Clifford pointed for Listry.  Listry ran out winners on a final scoreline of Listry 2-16  Currow 1_8

A Division 1B, round 5 back game saw Rathmore come out on top against Gneeveguilla. Final score:  Rathmore 2-16. Gneeveguilla 0-14.

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