Notes for the week of the 24th May 2015

East Kerry Notes May 24th 2015

East Kerry Championship Draws

The Launch and Draws for the East Kerry Championships took place on Thursday evening, the 21 May 2015 in the Gleneagle Hotel. Overseen by the Chairman and Runaí of the East Kerry Board C.C.C., Michael Pigott & Dermot O’Connor, respectively, and Chairman of the Board, Tim Ryan, the results are as follows:

O’ Sullivan Cup, sponsored by O’ Sullivan Cycles, Killarney, drawn by Con O’ Sullivan, son of the late Owen in who honour the O Sullivan Cup is presented annually: Fossa, Cordal and Rathmore are the 3 clubs with byes and the first round pairings are as follows: Listry V Currow, Legion V Firies, Gneeveguilla V Dr Crokes, Glenflesk V Spa  & Scartaglen V Kilcummin

Fr Galvin Cup, sponsored by The Aquila Club, Gleneagle Hotel: Drawn by Eamonn Quigley, Manager Aquila Club, Gleneagle Hotel, Fossa host Firies in the preliminary round; Listry play the winners of Fossa V Firies and Cordal host Scartaglen in the semi finals.

Aquila Club O’Donoghue Cup, sponsotred by the Aquila Club, Gleneagle Hotel: Drawn by Patrick O’Donoghue, MD Gleneagle Hotel, Rathmore, Legion and Cordal have byes in the First Round and the pairings in round 1 are Kilcummin V Glenflesk, Dr Crokes V Spa, Firies V Currow, Listry V Fossa & Scartaglen V Gneeveguilla. In the quarter finals Cordal are at home to the winners of the Kilcummin V Glenflesk game, Legion play the winners of Firies V Currow, Current champions Rathmore are at home to the winners of Listry V Fossa and the remaining quarter final will see the winners of Scartaglen V Gneeveguilla play the winners of the Dr Crokes V Spa tie.


Congratulations to the KWD recycling East Kerry Senior Team and management and to all other teams from East Kerry who were successful in round 1 of the County Senior Football Championship, last weekend



Gneeveguilla 2-17 Kenmare 2-04

Visitors Gneeveguilla took the spoils when they met Kenmare in the Division 4 Final , East Region Under 16 League, sponsored by MD O Shea, last week. It was Gneeveguilla who opened the scoring with two quick points from Evan Cronin and captain Jack Cremin. Kenmare reacted strongly however, and raised a green flag when a long range kick from midfielder David Cronin travelled all the way to the Gneeveguilla net. Jack Cremin was then denied a Gneeveguilla goal when he saw his shot rebound from the crossbar. Dylan O’ Connor and Michael Mc Carthy added two points each for Kenmare and Gneeveguilla had good scores from Jamie O Leary (2), Brian Brosnan and Evan Cronin to leave only a point between the sides at the break, Kenmare with the lead 1-4 to 0-6.

Gneeveguilla made a couple of tactical switches at half time, including pushing Evan Cronin and Sean O’ Keeffe closer to the goal and introducing Eoin Fitzgerald. The changes paid dividends immediately. Patrick Warren began to dominate around the middle and Brian Brosnan and Jack Cremin were getting on a lot of ball. Evan Cronin finished a great move with a shot to the net, followed by O’ Keeffe(2), Cronin (4), Brosnan (1), Warren (2) all adding points, in a purple patch for the away side. Another substitute, Kieran Dalton, then raced on to a perfect pass from Cronin and calmly finished to the Kenmare net. Shane Carmody and Jamie O’ Leary then added points before James Mc Carthy got a goal for a Kenmare team who tried hard throughout. Great credit must go to both teams and mentors on the skills of the game that were demonstrated in wet conditions. After the game Mary Donnelly from East Kerry Coiste na nÓg presented the cup to Gneeveguilla’s captain, Jack Cremin.


Referee: Jimmy O’Shea (Glenflesk)

Kenmare team: Declan Hallisey, Eoin Downing, Dan Mc Carthy, Earlith Hayes Breheny, Ben Crowley, Conor Lucey, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, David Cronin (1-0), Joseph Doyle (Captain), Cathal Whelton, Michael Mc Carthy (0-02), Tom Murnane, Michael O’ Connor, Griffin Lynch Wharton, Martin O’ Sullivan. Substitutes: James McCarthy (1-0), David Ciccu, Kane Reidy, Dylan O’ Connor (0-02)

Mentors: Pat Condon, Noel Crowley, John Sullivan, Paudie Randles
Gneeveguilla Team: Cathal Mc Carthy, Patrick Brosnan, Jamie O’ Sullivan, Florence Donnelly, Cathal Collins, Hugh Cronin, Sean O’ Keeffe (0-02), Patrick Warren (0-02), Sean Jack O’ Leary (0-03), Donal Hurley, Brian Brosnan (0-02), Evan Cronin (1-06), Shane Carmody (0-01), Jack Cremin (Captain) (0-01), Jamie O’ Leary. Substitutes: John Daly, Conor Landers, Kieran Dalton (1-0), Lorcan Keane, Paul O’ Leary, David Gleeson, Michael Fleming, Eoin Fitzgerald. Mentors: John Cronin, Pat Joe Brosnan, Pat O’ Sullivan.
Well Done and Best of Luck

Well done to Eoghan Ruadh and East Kerry Under 14 teams and management who won their County Championship quarter final games on Wednesday evening, and the best of luck to both Eoghan Ruadh and East Kerry Under 14 teams who meet in the Semi Final on Tuesday.


Under 10 Go Games Blitzes

East Kerry/ Kenmare clubs will take part in Under 10 Go Games club blitzes starting the week of the 1st June. The aim of the blitzes is to give all players games, helping to develop and improve skill levels in a fun format. The players will get one hours football each night. Coaching Officers have been given all fixtures for the East Kerry/ Kenmare clubs in advance. It is vital that all host clubs organise the venue and referees and also contact teams taking part in their group. Clubs have also been given a list of St Brendans College students who would referee games, supporting local clubs on match days.  The groups of clubs are as follows: Glenflesk (H) Rathmore & Legion; Fossa (H) Listry & Gneeveguilla; Dr Crokes (H) Kilcummin, Spa & Firies; Kenmare (H) Templenoe, Tuosist, Kilgarvan & Sneem.

Congratulations Boys County Skills Final

East Kerry/ Kenmare schools were well represented last Friday, in the Fitzgerald Stadium in the boys county skills final day, which was a fantastic success with all players showing great technical skills. Teams consisted of three players with all players scores counting. Knockaderry NS team were solid performers during the day showing great team spirit to claim first place. Dylan Callaghan, Conor Henderson and Darragh Brosnan delivered in fine style. Sneem NS team combined well to secure third place in the team event. Ruairi Burns, Jack Riney and Ciaran O’ Sullivan showed superb composure in a tight competition. Cian Cronin took third place in the individual competition for Firies NS, a well deserved award for a talented player. Congratulations to all players that performed in Fitzgerald Stadium they represented themselves and their schools superbly on the day. 


The sympathy of the Board is extended to our delegate, from Dr Crokes, Pa O’ Brien, family, relatives and friends on the passing away of his brother Cormac. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.



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