East Kerry Notes 17th May 2015

Reminder East Kerry Championship Draws

The draws for the O’Donoghue Cup, Fr Galvin Cup and O’ Sullivan Cup, East Kerry Championships, 2015, will be held on Thursday 21st May starting at 8.30pm in the Gleneagle Hotel. Club Chairpersons, Secretaries, PRO’s and East Kerry Delegates are invited to attend.




Legion 1-14 Rathmore 1-07 Played in perfect conditions in Beaufort last Thursday, this East Region Under 16 Division 3 league final, sponsored by MD O’Shea, saw Legion overcame a nervous start to prove too strong for a gallant Rathmore. Cian Gammell opened the scoring with a fine point for Legion. Rathmore responded quickly through the excellent Brian Friel who palmed the ball to the net after his initial shot was well saved by Legion goalkeeper David Musgrave. Friel then quickly added a point. Legion were to dominate the  rest of the half and kicked fine points from Darren Looney, Cian Gammell (3), Jack Hanrahan (2) and Michael Devlin and lead 0-9 to 1-2 at the break. Damien Nagle and Michael Devlin swapped points at the beginning of the second half. With 40 minutes on the clock Legion were awarded a penalty after a good move was brought to an end. However, a great save from goalkeeper Derry Mc Carthy kept Rathmore in the game. Legion then added 3 further points from Gammell (2) and Ian O’ Shea. Rathmore weren’t going down without a fight and added points from Anthony Darmody, Killian O’ Sullivan and Trevor Cremin. In this period of play, Brian Friel hit an unstoppable shot towards the Legion goal, only to see it crash off the crossbar. Barry Slattery then added a lovely point for Legion which saw them run out deserved winners on the evening as referee Donal Donnelly blew the final whistle. Mary Donnelly from East Kerry Coiste na nOg presented the trophy to Legion captain Cian Gammell.


Rathmore Team: Derry McCarthy, Daniel O’ Sullivan, James O’ Keeffe, Sean Cronin, Timmy Doherty, Killian O’ Sullivan, Sean Clifford, Damien Cronin, Darragh Rahilly, Brian Friel, Trevor Cremin, Darragh Desmond, Paul Cremin, Anthony Darmody Substitutes: Nicholas Lawlor, Damien Nagle, Brandon Murphy, Denis Creedon, John C. Nagle, Jimmy O’ Mahony, Dan Murphy


Manager: Matt Riordan. Trainers: Dave McCarthy, Padraig O’ Mahony. Selectors: Maurice Joe O’ Connor, Micheal Friel, Sean Desmond.


Legion team: David Musgrave, Barry Slattery, Thando Dube, Jack Enright, Luke O’Donoghue, Paul Moriarty, Conor Lucey, Cian Gammell, Jack Hanrahan, Darren Looney, Ian O’Shea, Cian Sheahen, Robert Osbourne, David Leen, Micheal Devlin. Substitutes: Kieran Thomson, David Culloty, Patrick O’Leary, Conor O’Leary, Evan Smith, Adam Kissane, Kieran O’Donoghue Management: Philip Gamell, Timmy O’Leary, Mike Hanrahan.


Under 16 East Region Division 4 League Final

The East Region U16 League, sponsored by MD O’ Shea, will be wrapped for this year, on Tuesday evening with the Division 4 Final – Kenmare V Gneeveguilla in Kenmare. Throw in is at 7.15pm – Extra time if necessary


Presentation of Medals

There was a great turn out on Friday night, 15th May, for the Presentation of the 2014 County Championship Medals to the East Kerry Under 16 team (Cup winners) and Under 14 Team (Shield winners), in Fitzgerald Stadium. Fionn Fitzgerald, last year’s joint Kerry Senior Football team captain, presented the medals and was very encouraging to all the players. Tom Keane, Chairman County Board Coiste na nÓg congratulated all on their commitment and achievements and both the East Kerry Coiste na nÓg chairman (Sean O’ Sullivan) and Senior Board Chairman (Tim Ryan) congratulated all the players and thanked the parents for their support and help. Light refreshments were enjoyed by all. Thanks to Fitzgerald Stadium committee for their help and for the use of the facilities.


Well Done and Best of Luck

Well done to Eoghan Ruadh Under 14 team who won their County Championship game today against Shannon Rangers, and the best of luck to both Eoghan Ruadh and East Kerry Under 14 teams in the quarter finals on Wednesday evening. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh.


Eoghan Ruadh Primary Schools boy’s skills competition 2015

The Eoghan Ruadh Primary Schools boy’s skills competition took place last Monday in Glenflesk. Eleven schools took part with all teams showing fantastic skills in trying weather conditions. Kilcummin NS and Holy Family NS Rathmore qualified in the team event. Killian O’Sullivan, Knockanes NS performed well in the individual section. Thanks to St Brendans College students for the support on the day. Best of luck to all East Kerry/ Kenmare boys teams in the county final on Friday starting at 11 am, in Fitzgerald Stadium.


Two Teacher Mixed Schools Competition

Rathmore Credit Union sponsored, Two Teacher mixed schools competition, is continuing with matches being played over the last few weeks. The games are seven aside with Kerry and Cork two teacher primary schools taking part. The standard of football has been excellent to date with all teams showing tremendous potential.



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