Club Notes 16th April 2023

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Tuesday 11th April



Our Senior Men maintained their good start to the County League with a win over All Ireland Intermediate Champions Rathmore in a ding dong battle played in Direen last Friday night. The game originally fixed for Rathbeg was moved to Direen following an adverse spell of weather which damaged the floodlights. In what was a very entertaining tie the visitors made the brighter start and ran into a 1-3 to 0-1 lead. A couple of Finbarr Murphy frees kept Legion in touch and that kickstarted a flurry of scores from Eoghan O’Sullivan, Ryan O Grady and James O Donoghue. Jonathan Lyne , with a neat finish, made it 1-5 to 1-4and Peter McCarthys late point saw Legion 1-6 to 1-4 at half time. Eoghan O Sullivan had the opening score of the second half but Rathmore started to dominate and drew level at 1-7 a piece. Thomas Moriarty, just introduced, made a telling contribution fisting home a Darragh Lyne centre to open up another three point lead. Again Rathmore came back, this time to within a point, but Jonathan Lyne palmed home another goal following good work from Peter McCarthy. Rathmore kept battling away but a Finbarr Murphy point sealed the win on a score of 3-8 to 1-11.
Team.. Brian Kelly, Rob Leen, Danny Sheahan, Cathal Sheahan, Peter O Sullivan, Darragh O Doherty, Kieran O Donoghue, Darragh Lyne, Jamie O Sullivan, Eoghan O Sullivan, Jonathan Lyne, Finbarr Murphy, Eoghan O Sullivan, Ryan O Grady, James O Donoghue, Peter McCarthy.
Subs.. Padraig Lucey, Thomas Moriarty, Jamie Alade, Shaun Keane, Luke O’Donoghue, Callum O Donoghue, Billy McGuire, Alan Moriarty, Tom Cronin.
Round 4 of the County League is this Sunday April 23rd when Dr Crokes will be the visitors to Direen while the Senior B team are also at home to Kilcummin.


Just a reminder that our Golf Classic is just a little over two weeks away. O Mahonys Point on Friday May 5th is the date for your diary and if you would like to enter a team or sponsor a tee box you can contact the following  Shaun O’Connor 086-2940833, David Randles 086-2595765, Sean Murphy 087-2461780, Liam McGuire 086-2370865, John Bowler 087-2464651, John Foran 086-3907722.


Congratulations to Keri-Ann Hanrahan and the Kerry Ladies Senior team on their fantastic win in the Lidl National League Division 1 decider. No better place than Croke Park on a final day to produce your best performance of the season. The team now head into the Munster Football Championship in good fettle with Waterford being their first opponents in a couple of weeks time.


The U14 girls were back in action in Co League Div 4. Ballymacelligot were the visitors on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Direen. The hosts played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half and established an early lead that they would hold until the half-time break. The visitors battled gamely throughout the second period, but as the saying goes, “goals wins games,” and the home side extended the gap and eventually took the spoils on the day. Well done to all the girls playing today in the spring sunshine. They are at home again next Sunday where they will face Na Gaeil. Thanks to Ballymac for a sporting game.
The U16s entertain Beaufort on Thursday in the next instalment of the County League. Throw in is at 6.30pm. Well done to our own Lauren Carey who lined out in the Munster LGFA U16 B Championship B Final v Tipperary at the weekend and they emerged victorious on a full time score of  2-10 to 1-4.


Our senior ladies made the difficult trip to Templenoe for their Donal Curtin Div 2 Round 2 game this morning, where they faced Inbhearr Sceine Gaels. Up against it from the outset, our ladies found themselves under intense pressure right from the throw-in. The Kenmare ladies hit the net a couple of times early on and never relinquished their hold on the game, taking a commanding lead into the break. To the Legion ladies’ credit, they knuckled down in the second half and more than matched the opposition for the remainder. However, the damage had been done with ISG deservingly running out comprehensive winners at the final whistle. Thanks to our full panel of players who all saw game time and particularly to our younger ladies playing up the grades. Next up in Round 3 is Castleisland Desmonds in Direen.



Our U11 boys visited John Mitchels complex on Thursday last in the second round of County League  games . We had 2 teams who competed extremely well with our Tralee hosts . And importantly, all 27 young Legion men played some excellent football against a very sporting John Mitchels. Another Tralee club, Austin Stacks, will visit Direen next Thursday, April 20th.

After a fantastic battle, the U13 Boys edged out Na Gaeil in Tralee last week by 3 points. Level at half time 1-8 to 2-5, the boys went in front early in the second half with some well worked points and managed to hold onto the lead till the end. Thanks to an excellent Na Gaeil team for a great game.
In our third trip to Tralee in recent weeks, we met Austin Stacks in Connolly Park on Sunday evening last. We played with the wind in the first half, but it was Austin Stacks through their work rate and intensity who led by 6 at half time 1-5 to 0-2. With their backs to the wall 6 points down and playing into the wind, the boys drove into the game and produced a powerful second half performance to turn it around. In the end, the game ended all square. Thanks to  Austin Stacks for a great game. Full time score Killarney Legion 3-8 Austin Stack 3-8.
The U13 White Team were also in action in the curtain raiser in Connolly Park in Div 9 of County League. They came up against a strong Austin Stacks team who took the points in a deserved win. Next up like the Green Team is a home game against Laune Rangers  next Sunday evening.