Currow 5-10 Cordal / Scartaglen 3-07

Currow  were at home to Cordal /Scartaglen on Thursday evening last in the Final of the East Region Minor League, Division 3, sponsored by The Tatler Jack. Played in pitch perfect conditions, Cordal / Scartaglen were the dominate team in the first half, with terrific scores coming from T.J O’Connor (0-03), Padraig O’Connell (1-01) and Tim Mitchell (0-01). Cordal/ Scartaglen’s goal keeper, Jason Cronin, maned his station on several occasion to perfection in the first half. Currow’s performance was commendable, as they steadily managed to try and gain control of the game, with a fantastic first half performance from John McMahon (1-04). As both teams headed for a breather at half time, the score stood at Cordal /Scartaglen 2-05 Currow 1-04.

The turning point came early in the second half, with a well taken a penalty awarded to Currow and glided into the back of the net effortless by John McMahon. Currow, built on this, and took the lead. Cordal/ Scartaglen also added to the score board in the second half with scores coming from  Padraig O’Connell (0-01), Shay Walsh (1-0), T.J. O’Connor (0-02) but it wasn’t to be for the visiting side. Currow’s Jack Scanlon found the back of the net with a superb goal, while fellow team mates captain Luke Fitzgerald (0-01), Sean Brosnan (0-01) added to the Currow’s score. The entire Currow team’s performance was a credit and with Tommy Dennehy’s speed and the skill of John McMahon ( 3-03) in the second half, to run out winners on a  final score of Currow 5-10 Cordal / Scartaglen 3-07. Dermot O’ Conor, East Kerry Board Rúnaí, presented the cup to the Currow captain Luke Fitzgerald.

Referee: Tadhg Ahern (Listry)

Cordal /Scartaglen team: Jason Cronin, Aaron Galagher, Sean Tangney, Daniel Kearney, Kieran O’Donoghue, Hugh O’Connor, Flor Mc Carthy, Patrick O’ Connell, Conor Kerins, Padraig O’ Connell,(Joint Capt) Jack Walsh, T.J. O’Connor, Padraig Breen (Joint Capt) Jason Browne, Cathal O’Donoghue, Jack Mc Auliffe, Josh Connelly, Kieran Enright, Jack Flynn, Sean O’ Connell, Timothy Mitchell.


Currow team: Brian O’ Shea, Patrick Broderick, Niall Brosnan, Jonathan Hillard, Tommy Dennehy, Jermiah O’ Sullivan, Tomas Barrett, Alex Fleming, Jack Griffin, Ben O’Rourke, Luke Fitzgerald (Capt), Sean Brosnan, John Mc Mahon, Jack Scanlon, Con Enright, Adam Manley, Jonathan O’Rourke, Oisín Fleming.


East Region Minor League Division 1

The East Region Minor league, sponsored by The Tatler Jack, is nearing completion, with the Division 1 semi final between Dr Crokes and Fires fixed for Sunday next (16th August 2015). Throw in is at 6pm. The winners play Spa, in the final when Spa will have home venue, having topped the league table with an unbeaten record.   



The East Kerry Under 14 championship, sponsored by MD O’Shea, gets under way on Monday the 10th August with five games, which will determine the division of the championship that these teams will play in. The games are three preliminary round games, Firies B V Currow, Cordal/Scartaglen V Glenflesk and Dr Crokes B V Spa and two Division 1 semi finals, Rathmore V Legion and Firies V Dr Crokes. First named team has home venue. There will be extra time, if necessary, in all games throughout  the championship. East Kerry Coiste na nÓg will appoint the referee and look after the expenses. Results must be sent to Mary Donnelly by the home club immediately after all games.


East Kerry Coiste na nÓg Under 12 Go Games and Under 16 Championship will commence on the first week in September.



Heartiest congratulations from all in East Kerry to the Kerry Junior team and management on winning the All Ireland Junior Championship title against Mayo last Saturday in Croke park and especial congratulations to the players from clubs in the East Kerry District.



Very best wishes to the East Kerry Under 21 team and management in the County Under 21 Championship Final on Tuesday night in Castleisland. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh.



All three teams from the East Kerry, who were competing in round 3 of the County Minor Championship last Thursday, recorded success and have qualified for the quarter finals. These were  East Kerry, Spa and Dr Crokes minor teams. Best of luck to all three in the quarter finals.



The Kerry County are currently looking to take on a Coach in Kenmare District under the G.A.A Jobsbridge Internship Scheme.  This coach will be working with the Games Development Administrators in Schools and Clubs in the Kenmare District area. For applicants to be eligible for the scheme they must currently be in receipt of a live claim (Jobseekers Allowance/Jobseekers Benefit/Signing for Credits) on the Live Register and have been in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for a total of 3 months or more in the last 9 months

This position may suit students who are just finished college and who are looking for some valuable experience to help them get a full time position. The Kerry County Board have taken on people on this initiative over the last number of years that have gone on the get a full time position as a result. Further information available on the Kerry Count Board web site or from Donal Daly, donal.daly.gda.kerry@gaa.ie  or Vince Cooper (vince.cooper.gpo.kerry@gaa.ie).




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