Club Notes 16th October 2022

Club Lotto

Sunday 16th October 

Numbers were: 5, 18, 20, 21

Bonus: 7

Matches 3s:

1. Colm Doyle

2. Liam McGuire 

3. Noel Moloney 

4. Sean Kissane 

5. Dave Flavin


Our interest in this year’s O Sullivan Cup came to an end when we lost out to neighbours Fossa at the semi final stage in a game played in damp conditions in Fossa. We made much the better start with Jamie O Sullivan getting his eye in early hitting our first four points of the game, three from frees and one from play. Tadhg O’Shea got the opening score of the game for the hosts and trailing by 0-4 to 0-1 they then struck for a goal, Harry Kelly grabbing a rebound off the post to crash it home. Finbarr Murphy swung over a lovely 45 which Emmet O Shea replied to before Jamie O Sullivan , with a couple of frees, nudged Legion two clear again. Tadhg O Shea and Anthony Wharton( with a worldy) clawed FOssa back level again. Peter McCarthy, starting in place of the injured Luke O Donoghue, and Danny Sheahan scored from play with Tadhg O Shea rounding off the first half scoring with a point in it, 0-9 to 1-5.
Jamie O Sullivan with two, from a free and play, and Emmet O Shea with a similar return got a cagey second half underway. Stephen Flattery kicked an outstanding point to push Legion two clear again but Emmet O Shea again put the sides level. The seminal moment of the game was about to come as a Paddy Sheehan shot looped into the top corner and Fossa found themselves with a three point advantage. But the drama didn’t stop there. Jamie O Sullivan was heading for goal when he was brought down in the large parallelogram, penalty awarded. Up stepped Peter McCarthy but Shane O Sullivan dived to his left to pull off a great save. An all out assault was put on the Fossa rearguard. Jamie O’Sullivan was denied again by keeper O Sullivan but all Legion could show for their efforts was a point from Jamie O Sullivan. Referee Bryan Fleming blew the full time whistle seeing Fossa qualify for the final against Kilcummin on 2-9 to 0-13 scoreline.
TEAM..Robert Osborne, Callum O Donoghue, Sean McCarthy, Darragh O Doherty, Dara Fleming, Peter O Sullivan, Alan Moriarty, Jamie Alade, Danny Sheahan(0-1), Denis Sheahan, Podge O’Connor, Stephen Flattery(0-1), Finbarr Murphy(0-1), Peter McCarthy(0-1) Jamie O Sullivan(0-9).
Subs..Kieran O Donoghue for Callum O Donoghue, Callum O Grady, Daniel Carroll, Tom Cronin, Jack Enright.
So a busy year for the Senior B Team, they played 20 matches in all, across four different competitions. Many thanks to their management team of Donal O Donoghue, Conor McNiece, Mike Piggott, Michael B O Donoghue and Mark O’Leary for their work and commitment, they were successful in two competitions, the Division 6 Shield and McElligott Cup.


Congratulations to East Kerry on qualifying for the Senior County Final and of course our representatives Brian Kelly, Jonathan Lyne, Cian Gammell, Padraig Lucey, Darragh Lyne, James O Donoghue and Ryan O Grady. The showpiece game for the Bishop Moynihan trophy takes place in Austin Stack Park on Sunday October 30thwith a 2.15 throw-in, also featured live on TG4. We wish the lads the very best of luck. It hopefully will prove to be a busy period for them also as the time and date has now been set for our Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Championship semi final vs An Ghaeltacht. Again the venue will be Austin Stack Park, on Sunday November 6th with a 2pm throw in.


Our Minor Ladies hosted the East Kerry Final last Friday in Direen and not for the first time this year MKL Gaels were their opponents. They made a great start to the game with Andrea Murphy stealing in for a goal quickly followed by points from Caelyn O Grady, Emma Horan and Orianne McGillycuddy. MKL Gaels replied with five points of their own but at the end of the first quarter it was 1-3 to 0-5 in favour of the Legion girls. Unfortunately as they seemed to have the habit of doing, MKL went on a scoring blitz netting 3-3 without reply. However, points from Orienne McGillycuddy and Aine Devlin steadied the ship to see the half time score at 3-7 to 1-5. Again they made a determined start to the second half hitting three early points through Lucy Spellman, Chloe Hue and Orianne McGillycuddy and it was back to a five point game , 3-7 to 1-8. But lightning struck twice, or in MKLs case three times and in the blink of an eye the scoreboard read 6-9 to 1-10 in favour of the Mid Kerry side. To the girls credit they battled away but the gap could not be bridged and the laurels went to MKL Gaels. Final Score MKL Gaels 6-10 Killarney Legion 1-11.
A disappointing end to a very busy year for the girls but with all but three of them underage again in 2023 the promise is still there.
TEAM..Amy Walshe, Ciara O Neill, Ciara Doolan, Becci Fleming, Aisling Cahill, Eabha Stack, Grace O Connor. Andrea Murphy, Lucy Spellman, Aine Devlin, Chloe Hue, Orianne McGillycuddy, Emma Horan, Caelyn O Grady, Amy Doyle, Evie Fahy, Eli Coffey, Emily Brosnan.
Big thank you also to the management team and those who assisted during the year… Jason Stack, Donal Hegarty, Shaun O Connor, Julie Kelly, Sharon O’Grady and John Doona.


Our Mothers and Others group were busy preparing for a blitz to be held in Direen last Saturday. With a number of teams invited the inclement weather took its toll as some teams were unable to attend .But the Legion Ladies and to their eternal credit Laune Rangers committed to make the day happen. And so the rain ceased to fall as heavily as it did and some action did take place. And the fun was had and they laughed and enjoyed their day. And afterwards there were cakes and chats galore. Take a bow Ladies, ye did not wilt!!!! Made of stern stuff!!


The Club would like to congratulate Senior player Mark Heffernan and his bride Kerri Wallace on their wedding day which they celebrated last Friday in the Cathedral and Ballyseede Castle .
A great match for a Corkman to marry Kerri!!


The Club extends its sympathies to the family of James Kissane.
James’ brother Pat was a chairman of the Club while Pat’s wife Nora was Club treasurer also.
May James Rest in Peace.
Also to the family of Fr Charles Meagher , a native of High Street who went to the Presentation Monastery and St Brendan’s College before studying for the priesthood in Dalgan Park in Navan. An uncle of legendary Kerry goalkeeper Charlie Nelligan he has an old and longstanding association with the club.