Weekly Notes – 27 August 2017 – East Kerry GAA

East Kerry Notes August 27th 2017 

Launch East Kerry All Star Awards

There was a great turn out for the launch of this years East Kerry All Star Awards, in the Gleneagle Hotel. Joint sponsors The Kerryman Newspaper was represented by John Feerick, MD and Sports Editor Paul Brennan and The Aquila Club, Gleneagle Hotel was represented by John ODonoghue, Gleneagle Hotel  and Eoin Horan, Aquila Club. Officers and delegates from all clubs in the District were accompanied by juvenile players, wearing their club colours. East Kerry stalwarts, gatemen Dermot Coffey, Dan and Anthony Favier also attended. Special guests included relatives of Dr Paddy O Donoghue in whose honour the ODonoghue Cup is presented annually – Fr Paddy O Donoghue(brother) and Finola Spillane(daughter), last years East Kerry Senior Player of the Year, Rathmores Aidan OMahony and Mayo 1951 All Ireland winning player Paddy Prendergast. This years All Star Awards was officially launched by East Kerry President John Kelly.

Nominations for the East Kerry All Star Awards are based on players performances in the East Kerry Senior Championship, the ODonoghue Cup. The recipient of man of the match awards in the Fr Galvin Cup Intermediate championship are automatic nominees for the Fr Galvin All Star Award. The recipients of the awards will be revealed at a gala banquet in the Gleneagle Hotel, in early January 2018.



Dr Crokes 3-21  Rathmore 2-16 (AET)

It took extra time to seperate the sides when Rathmore met Dr Crokes in Lewis road in the Tatler Jack East Region Minor League division 1 Final on Sunday last. In what was a cracking game played in a great sporting spirit, the sides were level 3 times. It was tit for tat in the first half. Rathmore led by 2 points in the first quarter but Dr Crokes came back and led by 3 at the break – 1-9 to 1-6. A scatter of points and a Rathmore goal saw the sides level 1-11 to 2-8 on the 38th minute. It was nip and tuck and the game was level 1-13 to 2-10 going into the final quarter. Rathmore pulled ahead with 3 points and looked like taking the title. However, Dr Crokes equallised again in the final minutes of normal time putting the game to extra time: Dr Crokes 1-16 Rathmore 2-13.  A Dr Crokes goal early in extra time gave the home side a cushion. A scatter of points and a penalty goal, in the last minutes of the game, saw Dr Crokes take the title on a final scoreline of Dr Crokes 3-21 Rathmore 2-16.


Rathmore opened the scoring with 2 well taken points without reply, both from the boot of Anthony Darmody. Mark Hartnett opened the Dr Crokes account with a point from play in the 7th minute. Two Dr Crokes points (Rohan Delaney) to one for Rathmore by  David Dineen, saw the sides level 3 points a piece in the 10th minute. Rathmore, were creating more attacks and a fast upfield move saw Anthony Darmody rattle the Dr Crokes net, with an unstoppable shot, provided by Dan Murphy. The sides traded points Mark Hartnett (Dr Crokes) and Trevor Cremin (Rathmore) 1-4 to 0-4 on the 16th minute. Dr Crokes had a purple patch and pulled ahead scoring 5 points without reply Mark Hartnett, Conor Quirke, Sean Courtney and Josh Flynn on target 0-9 to 1-4 with six minutes remaining in the half. Dr Crokes continued to dominate and Mark Hartnett found the net,  giving Dr Crokes a 5 point cushion 1-9 to 1-4, on the 25th minute. Play continued at pace and Rathmore reduced the lead to a single score by the break, with 2 lovely points. The first when a 45m free was dropped into the square and the outstanding Anthony Darmody popped the ball over the bar. The second  a pointed free, by the in form David Dineen. Score at half time: Dr Crokes 1-9 Rathmore 1-6.


On resumption, both teams played with great skill, spirit and determination. Dr Crokes increased their lead with 2 unanswered points ( Mark Hartnett and Josh Flynn). However, a great interception by Rathmore defence saw Thoms Holohan pick out Trevor Cremin who make a surging run forward and picked off a lovely point. Rathmores James Darmody pointed on the 37th minute reducing the gap again to a single score- 1-11 to 1-8. Rathmore continued to dominate. James Darmody won the ball, made a penetrating run forward and equalised with a rasper to the back of the net 1-11(14) to 2-8(14), in the 38th minute. The Rathmore goal keeper, Derry Mc Carthy, denied Dr Crokes a goal, with a great save. It was tit for tat with the sides notching up 2 points each. Josh Fleming(Dr Crokes) and David Dineen (Rathmore) 1-13 to 2-10 going into the last quarter. The Rathbeg side had the upper hand and pulled ahead scoring 3 unanswered points, Dan Murphy, Sean Clifford and David Dineen 1-13 to 2-13 on the 58th minute. In an exciting close to normal time, Dr Crokes notched up 3 points without reply, the last by Rohan Delaney provided by Josh Flynn.  The game went to extra time on a scoreline of Dr Crokes 1-16 Rathmore 2-13.    


Rathmore opened the scoring in extra time with a lovely point, from Darragh Rahilly, in the first minute. However, Dr Crokes proved dominated the scoring for the remainder of the game. Josh Flynn won a high ball into the full forward line, turned and goaled with his left leg on the 8th minute. Two Dr Crokes points (Liam Kelleher, Sean Courtney) saw the home side lead at the break: 2-18 to 2-14.

Dr Crokes extended their lead in the second half of extra time, with a point by Lorcan Mc Monagle. A second point followed from an excellent 45m free by Sean Courtney. Rathmore, to their credit, played with determination to the final whistle and replied with a lovely point by Anthony Darmody. However, Dr Crokes again pressed forward. Rathmore defended strongly and Dr Crokes were awarded a penalty, ably slotted home by Sean Courtney. Rohan Delaney (Dr Crokes) and David Dineen(Rathmore) swapped points. Final Score: Dr Crokes 3-21 Rathmore 1-16.

Donie Sheahan along with East Kerry Committe Chairman Tim Ryan, presented the Sheahan Cup to Dr Crokes Joint Captains, Mark Fitzgerald and James Kelly. 

Referee: John Dineen (Fossa)

Dr Crokes Team: Adam Carey, Jack Kelleher, Mark FitzGerald (JointCapt)(0-1), Ryan Casey, Conor Quirke, Mark Cooper, Fionn Doherty, Sean ONeill, Lorcan McMonagle (0-1), Sean Courtney(1-4; 1 pen, 2f, 145mf), Rohan Delaney (0-4), Lee Downing, Josh Fleming (1-3), Mark Hartnett (1-4;2f), Eoin Moynihan(0-1) Subs: Gary OConnor, Harry Potts, Liam Kelleher (0-1), James Kelly (joint Capt), Lorcan Martin, Michael Lenihan, Adam OSullivan, Oisin OConnor, Evan Kiely, David OMahony, Ger Cronin, Luke Casey, Lorcan OHare 


Rathmore Team: Derry McCarthy, Jimmie Mahony, Alan Dineen, Toms Holohan, Trevor Cremin (0-2), Timmy John ODoherty, Killian OSullivan, Darragh Rahilly(0-1), Damien Cronin, Sean Clifford(0-1), Fionn Holohan, Anthony Darmody(1-4;1f), Darragh Desmond (Capt), Dan Murphy(0-1), David Dineen(0-6;2f). Subs:James Darmody(1-1), Ian OConnor, Daniel Sullivan, Donnagh Fitzgerald, Aaron Cronin, Cathal Ryan, Ben OConnor, Sean Kennedy, Paul Cremin.

MD OShea- East Region U13 Go Games League

The East Region U13 Go Games League continues on Monday 4th September at 7pm with the following round 5 fixtures – Division 1: Kenmare V Dr Crokes, Killarney Legion V Kilcummin, Fossa Bye. Division 2: Rathmore V Firies, Spa V Cordal/Scartaglen, Currow V Gneeveguilla. First named team has home venue.

MD OShea East Region U11 Go Games

MD OShea East Region U11 Go Games continues next Sunday at 12 noon. First name team has home venue. The games are Gneeveguilla V Currow, Fossa V Scartaglen, Listry V Kilgarvan/Tuosist, Rathmore V Spa, Glenflesk V Killarney Legion.

Gneeveguilla CLG Carnival Weekend

A great weekend is promised in Gneeveguilla when the GAA club have a Carnival weekend, starting on Friday with the selection of the Mayor of Gneeveguilla. This years nominees are Christina O’Sullivan (Tureencahill), Christopher Horgan (Gullane), Padraig Doyle (Leam) and Julie McCarthy (Village). Many games and fun acitivites are also planned for the weekend. See Gneeeguilla GAA club facebook site for further details.   


Best of Luck

The very best of luck in the U16 County Divisional Championship to Eoghan Ruadh U16 team on Wednesday away against Mid Kerry. Very best of luck on Sunday next to East Kerry U16 team at home versus the winners St BrendansV Kenmare.



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