East Kerry notes – Week of 25th June 2017

East Kerry Notes June 25th 2017 with Aine Ni Shilleabhin PRO   



 Firies 2-14 Templenoe 1-08

Firies took the title in the division 2 Final of the Frank Doran Safeguard Security East Kerry Senior League, after a fast paced game in Glenflesk against Templenoe on Friday night.  Templenoe played with determnation to the final whistle but were unlucky on front of goal and saw point scoring opportinutues carried wide by the wind. Firies were more economical with the ball, dominated the middle area of the field for periods and Jack Sherwood strengthend their defence dropping back at key times. 

Firies got off to a dream start with a goal in the first minutes of the game. Jack Sherwood travelled through the middle and passed off to Conal Murphy, who gave the goal keeper no chance and buried the ball to the net. The sides swapped points. Templenoe were dominating the middle area of the field and were denied a goal by Firies goalie Billy ORourke. However, Shane Cronin won the ball passed to Danny Cahalane who found captain Brian Corwley and the sides were level 1-1 apiece in the 8th minute. A scatter of points had the minimum between the sides and Templenoe were pressing on goal, when an injury to Killian Spillane in the 12th minute, forced a substitution. Templenoe again created a goal chance only to be denied by Jack Sherewood. Firies dominated the scoring in the remainder fo the half, notching up 6 points to 3 and created a goal chance only to see the ball skimming wide.  Score at the break: Firies 1-9 Templenoe 1-5.

Templenoe needed to get ont he scoreboard early in the second half but it was Firies that added to their tally, popping over 2 nice points within as many minutes. Play varied from end to end and Templenoes Teddy Doyle scored a huge point in the 12th minute followed with a second minutes later. With Firies dominating the middle area of the field, good play from Jack Sherwood, set up William Courtney who netted the ball for Firies second goal opening a 7 point lead 2-11 to 1-7    with 12 minutes remaining on the clock. Three Firies points to one for templenoe left the full time score: Firies 2-14 Templenoe 1-8

Frank Doran Sponsor and timRyan East Kerry Chairman presented the McGillicuddy/Mc Carthy Cup to Firies Captein Stephen Foley. Tim thanks the referee and Glenflesk club for their facilities and greatpresentation. He congratulated both team son a great game and Firies on winning.

Referee: Tom Moriarty (Killarney Legion)

Firies Team: Billy O’Rourke, Padraig O’Connor, Dan O’Shea, Padraig O’ Mahony, Josh Flynn, Stephen Foley (Capt), Pat Browne, Jack Sherwood (0-1), Shane O’Donoghue (0-3;245m), Conal Murphy (1-0), ConO’Mahony, William Courtney (1-3), Edward Kerrisk (0-3;2f), Colm O’Shea (0-4), Mike Daly. Subs Used: Liam Brosnan

Templenoe team: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey, Kieran ONeill, Joseph Sheehan, John Rice, Danny Cahalane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey (0-1), Shane Cremin, Brian Crowley (1-2) (Capt), Teddy Doyle (0-1), Stephen OSullivan (0-2),  Killian Spillane (0-1), Martin Reilly (0-1). Subs: John Moriarty, Eoin Murphy, John Morley



Firies 4-12 Rathmore 1-7

Firies played Rathmore in the Tatler Jack East Region Minor League division 1  in a tight first half in which scores were a premium and ended 1 – 4 a piece with goals from Shane Kennedy for Firies and Dan Murphy for Rathmore. Firies were the stronger team in the second half, scoring a further 3 goals by Shane Kennedy. Rathmore to their credit never gave up but could no inroads to the Firies lead, leaving a final score line of Firies 4-12 Rathmore 1-7. The game was well refereed by Mike Brosnan(Spa).


Dr Crokes 5-6 (21) Kilgarvan/Tousist/Templenoe/Kenmare 4-9 (21)

This was a great game of football, between two evenly matched  division 1 teams. Played in Lewis road, the game was strongly contested and close throughout. Dr Crokes went ahead in the second half but the Kenmare District group of clubs came back to level the game, which ended as a draw. Final score: Dr Crokes 5-6 (21) Kilgarvan/Tousist/Templenoe/Kenmare 4-09 (21)

Referee: Jimmy OShea (Glenflesk)

Glenflesk 0-18  Gneeveguilla 0-7

Glenflesk took the league points when they travelled to Gneeveguilla for this division 2 round 1 game. The visitors picked off points and led at the break 0-12 to 0-7. Glenflesk continued to take their scores well. Gneeveguilla played to the final whistle and their pressure paid off when Evan Cronin scored a goal with 2 minutes on the clock However, Glenflesk held on for a well deserved win. Final score: Glenflesk 0-18 Gneeveguilla 1-8. Referee Denis OSullivan (Scartaglen)

Scartaglen/Cordal 3-11 (20) Killarney Legion 1-16 (19)

Killarney Legion Minors kicked off their East Region division 2 league campaign on Thursday evening at home to Cordal/Scartaglen. Both teams served up an entertaining and open brand of football despite being without a number of regulars due to the competition rules. Killarney Legion, playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half dominated possession but went in at half time only leading by the minimum Killarney Legion 1-8 (11) Scartaglen/Cordal 2-4 (10).
The second half continued in a similar manner with Killarney Legion creating numerous chances but not converting many of them from good positions. A goal for the visitors which opened a 4 point gap with 10 minutes left to play was to prove decisive. However, Killarney Legion clawed the lead back to 2 points with time running out. Again, despite creating a number of good chances in front of goal that vital last touch eluded them and a late converted free left the minimum in it at the final whistle. Whilst many felt that a draw would have been a fair result,  it was not to be and the visitors took the league points on a final score of Scartaglen/Cordal 311(20) Killarney Legion (19)

Referee: Brian Fleming (Currow)

Spa 3-11 Fossa 2-10

Fossa played Spa on Thursday evening in division 3 of the East Kerry Minor league.  This was a very entertaining game played in a great sporting spirit, Spa had the better of the exchanges early on when a Rory OKeeffe goal gave them a great start. However,  Fossa gradually got a foothold around midfield and a brace of points from Liam Buckley  left the half time score reading Spa 1-06, Fossa 0-07.  The second half was a cracking encounter with the lead exchanging hands on several occasions, Fossa reeled off three points to take the lead.  Then a Niall McCarthy goal gave Spa new impetus, goals from Liam Buckley and Lee Lenihan then handed the lead back to Fossa.  Towards the latter stages of the half Spa took a grip of the game with an Eoin Carroll goal giving them the platform to run out winners on a score of Spa 3-11 to Fossa 2-10.

Referee: Christy Crowley (Gneeveguilla)

Best of luck

Very best of luck to East Kerry, Spa and Dr Crokes U21 teams and managements in round 2 of the County U21 Championship on Wednesday night. Bear Bua agus Beannacht.

East Kerry/Kenmare Cul Camps

East Kerry/Kenmare Cul Camps will be starting on Monday 3rd and running until Friday 7th July.  The cost of the camp is 60 euro for one child. Parents may sign up boys and girls on the morning of the camp. Camps run from 10 am to  2.30 pm. Gum shields must be worn at all times. Clubs hosting camps on the first week are Dr Crokes, Killarney Legion, Listry and Templenoe.  Contact Vince Cooper East Kerry/ Kenmare GDA for further details.


We extend sympathy, Ger Galvin and to his family, relatives and friends on the passing away of his brother Tadhg. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. 


The Tatler Jack East Region Minor League

Thursday 29th June 2017 at 7.30pm

Round 2 – Division 1

Kilgarvan/Tousist/Templenoe V Firies

Venue: Kilgarvan

MD OShea East Region Under 14 League

First Named Team has home venue

Friday 30th June 2017 at 7pm

Round 2 – Division 1A

Dr Crokes V Currow

Monday 3rd July 2017 at 7pm

Round 3

Division 1A

Kenmare V Dr Crokes

Glenflesk V Firies

Currow V Fossa

Division 1B

Killarney Legion V Kilgarvan/Tuosist

Kilcummin V Beaufort

Group C – Division 3

Rathmore V Cordal/Scartaglin

Gneeveguilla V Spa




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