Club Notes 12th June 2022

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Numbers were 13, 17,19,22 Bonus 23
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Match 3s
1. David Regan
2. Pajo O Sullivan
3. K Cronin
4. Breda Moriarty
5. Frank Doran
Next weeks Draw Sunday June 19th.



The Senior Men earned a enthralling yet merited win over East Kerry rivals Rathmore in Round 9 of the Senior County League in front of a fine crowd at a blustery Direen. The home side made the faster start when James O Donoghue clipped over a point from play following a fine run by Peter O Sullivan. Jamie O Sullivan was next on the scoresheet with another from play and subsequently a free before Chrissie Spiers opened the Rathmore account and went on to kick the next two to bring the sides level at 0-3 each. The rest of the half belonged to the home side as they kicked a further six points through Thomas Moriarty, Jamie O Sullivan, Peter Mc Carthy(2) and James O D(2)all scored from play to make it a three point half time lead 0-9 to 0-6.

The second half started in the same vein with a James O D free and then thanks to the perseverance of Thomas Moriarty , who set up Ryan O’Grady for a vital goal. Finbarr Murphy  profited from a turnover by James O Donoghue to slot home into the bottom corner. This put Legion firmly in the driving seat with a 2-10 to 0-6 lead but Rathmore rarely die without a fight. 
They stole in for a goal but that storm was weathered by a great score from James O D and another from Luke O Donoghue. Brian Kelly then produced a fine save to deny Spiers as Owen Benson and Mark Heffernan were introduced for Finbarr Murphy and Peter McCarthy with the score at 2-12 to 2-8 . Incredibly Rathmore would add 1-1 to their tally and with five minutes left the sides were level, 2-12 to 3-9. Not for the first time James O D stepped up with a great point and then Ryan O’Grady kicked a point following on from some great team play.
Some stout defending led to a breakaway when Peter O Sullivan got on the ball deep in his own half. He was not to be caught and as he faced up the goalkeeper he slipped the ball to the supporting James O D who coolly slotted home his side’s third goal. There was still time for another Rathmore raid but there was to be no denting of the Legions rearguard. This latest victory moves Legion into mid-table on nine points with two rounds to go.


Another lively week for our Girls teams with the U14s being particularly busy. The Green team maintained their winning start to the County League with an impressive home win over Kilcummin. They will head to Ballybunion this week to play Beale in the best of form having struck for seven goals against Kilcummin with all 19 girls taking part. Not to be outshone the White team also had a good week, controlling their game against Listowel Emmets from the get go , and making light of a stiff breeze , and running out 2-7 to 1-3 winners.
Ballybunion on a windy is always a stiff test but the girls took it all in their stride and came away with a great win, 2-7 to 0-2. The seeds were sown in the first half when leading 0-5 to 0-2 despite playing against the elements.
Away from the GAA fields and drifting slightly to the soccer pitches, congrats to Kate Forde who captained the Kerry Gaynor Cup soccer team who performed with such distinction in the past week in the competition played at the University of Limerick.
The U10 girls were in Currow Thursday evening and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves despite the tough opposition they faced. Well done to everyone and thanks to Currow GAA for hosting.
The U12s took on Scartaglin in Cordal Tuesday evening and overcame a slow start, they trailed 1-5 to 0-2 at half time, to put in a tremendous performance in the second half and run out 3-5 to 1-6 winners. These girls have stepped up in divisions this summer and are more than holding their own. Keep up the good work one and all.


The Go Games continued this week with our U9s making the short trip to Kilcummin and the U11s in Cahirciveen. The idea of these games is to give a gentle introduction to matches in an enjoyable and non competitive environment, an ideal opportunity to hone skills in a fun way. With close to 50 boys out in both locations the commitment and gusto on show looks very promising for the future.
The U13 boys had a double fixture this past week. The Green Team welcomed Milltown/Castlemaine to Direen on Tuesday evening and bounced back from their previous round defeat to Austin Stacks in great style, running out 4-11 to 0-11 winners. They travelled to another Mid Kerry side on Sunday evening when they faced Laune Rangers. The old adage “goals wins games” held through as the hosts ran out 3-10 to 0-11.
The White team went along the West Road but found Annascaul/Lispole a tough nut to crack. Despite going down they have still qualified for the semi final where they will face Moyvane. 
The Green Team qualified for the Division 1 Shield semi final when they will host Na Gaeil in Direen next weekend.


Huge congratulations to Fr Jim Lenihan , an ardent Legion supporter , as he celebrates his Silver Jubilee as a priest. Based in the Killarney parish he’s very popular and affable and has taken to Kerry like no Corkman ever did. A special celebratory mass is being held this Friday June 17th in St Mary’s Cathedral and all are welcome.


There will be a General Members Meeting on Thursday June 23rd at 8pm in the Clubhouse. All Club matters are open to discussion and each member is encouraged to attend.


The Annual Street Collection Flag Day will be held on Saturday June 25th. As with all Club activities your help and support will be appreciated.