Club Notes 10th July 2022

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Well done to our Senior B Team who captured the Division 6 Shield competition last Friday night by virtue of beating Beaufort in their own patch. Played in benign summer conditions the home side made much the better start  leading 0-9 to 0-5 at half time. Keeping us in touch were Luke O’Donoghue with two points supported by Cian McCann, Tadgh Doolan and Evan Smyth. Starting the second half in a determined manner further points by Jamie Alade and Gavin Moriarty put the wheels in motion and a fine Luke O’Donoghue goal certainly helped matters. Tom Cronin put us on level terms while the positioning of Cian Sheahan managed to negate the promptings of Beauforts main influence. Although briefly trailing again a monster free from goalie Aaron O Sullivan gained parity before two late Luke O Donoghue frees secured the points. The result left us in top spot and a huge well done to both management and players.
 Best wishes also to Evan Smith who suffered a facial injury during the course of the game.
Team: A. O Sullivan (0-1), I. Prendergast, K. O Donoghue, C. O’Donoghue, E. Smith (0-1), S. McCarthy, O. Benson, J. Alade (0-1) C. Sheahan, M. Horgan, T. Doolan (0-1) C. McCann (0-1) J. Enright, L. O Donoghue (1-04) G. Moriarty (0-1) 
Subs: D. Carroll, T. Cronin (0-1), N. Moynihan, S. O Leary, R. Lucey.
Their next fixture is this Tuesday July 12th in the East Kerry Junior League against Dr Crokes in Direen at 7-30pm.

The Senior Men rounded off their County League campaign with a 2-16 to 1-11victory over Ballymacelligott in Direen on Saturday evening. Ballymac entered the weekend with the threat of a possible relegation looming over them but An Gaeltacht’s defeat to Dingle meant they were secure in Division 1. Legion on the other hand were looking to continue their recent good form and maintain momentum with the East Kerry Superleague Final vs Dr Crokes up next Friday July 15th in Fitzgerald Stadium at 7.30.

Ryan O Grady back fully integrated into the panel following his Kerry U20 exploits took advantage of his starting place hitting 1-5 while cousin Finbarr Murphy also put in a productive hour charging through for a second half goal to add to his two first half points. Considering the start, pointless after three games, the remaining eight games saw five wins, two draws and one defeat. Nice positive momentum heading into the business part of the season and it’s good to see the teams progress rewarded with League points.
Team..Brian Kelly, Darragh Fleming, Darragh O Doherty, Peter O Sullivan, Stephen Flattery, Danny Sheahan, Cian Gammell, Padraig Lucey(0-1), Jamie O Sullivan(0-3), Finbarr Murphy(1-2), Sam Benson(0-1), Peter Mc Carthy(0-1), Ryan O Grady(1-5), Thomas Moriarty(0-1), Will Shine(0-2)
Subs ..Kieran O Donoghue for Stephen Flattery, Cathal Sheahan for Danny Sheahan, Luke O’Donoghue for Thomas Moriarty, Jamie Alade for Jamie O Sullivan, Owen Benson for Finbarr Murphy.


The U15 Boys made it two wins from two in the East Kerry League with a great win over Rathmore in Direen. When football is played the way it was by these two young sides there is very little wrong with it. Fourteen goals and twenty one points were shared, thankfully the majority in Legions favour but it’s nights like these that football is the winner…F.T Score Killarney Legion 8-12 Rathmore 6-9.


The draws have been made for the blue riband East Kerry competitions with Glenflesk being the visitors to Direen for the first round of the O Sullivan Cup. The winners of the Kenmare vs Kilcummin first round tie will face our Seniors in the quarter final of the O Donoghue Cup. The time and date for these home fixtures will be announced in due course.


What a great performance from the Kerry Ladies as they edged Armagh in the All Ireland quarter final played in Tullamore last Saturday. They join Mayo , Donegal and All Ireland champions Meath in the last four with those games being played this coming Saturday July 16th in Croke Park. Standing in the way of a place in the final is Mayo with throw-in at 4pm. And it’s live on TG4!!


I’m sure everyone in the club will join us in wishing former player and stalwart supporter Fred Murphy a speedy recovery following recent surgery. We hope it won’t be too long before Fred is patrolling the terraces of GAA grounds around the county.


The Club extends its sympathies to the family of Noreen Downing. Noreens grandchildren are very active members of our Saturday Morning Academy and her niece is our Honourary Life Member Joanne O Riordan.
May She Rest in Peace.