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SENIOR MENS UPDATE
A late Conor Keane goal proved to be the difference in this highly entertaining East Kerry Superleague Final played in idyllic conditions on the lush carpet of Fitzgerald Stadium. With Crokes hanging onto a slender one point lead and playing keep ball inside their own 45 , the pressure applied by a hounding Legion attack forced a turnover and the ball fell to Keane who hit an unstoppable shot to the Crokes net.
The Senior B team made it a successful weekend for the adult teams when they beat Castleisland Desmonds to capture the Division 6 Shield competition. Playing at a scorching but blustery Currow they played against the breeze in the first half and would have been very content to be just two down at half time with Luke O’Donoghue grabbing the first half goal. A determined start to the second half saw the teams level but Desmonds pulled six clear again with two quick fire goals. With the referee sensibly allowing water breaks a response was needed at the three quarters stage and so it happened as a flurry of points and a Finbarr Murphy goal saw us run out 3-12 to 4-7 winners. Well done to team management Donal O Donoghue, Michael B O’Donoghue, Conor McNiece, Mark O Leary and Mike Piggott who have been particularly busy these last few weeks with Junior competitions in full swing.
Our U14 and U16 Ladies teams have both qualified for their respective County League finals. The 14s travelled to Finuge and came away with a hard earned win over the home team, Finuge/ St Senans , on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-03. Opposition, time, date and venue all to be confirmed. The U16s travelled to Gallerus for the second time in the competition , this time for the semi final. Having drawn their previous encounter another tight battle was envisaged and so it ensued. A real ding dong affair saw us ahead at the full time whistle by 3-16 to 4-8 . Well done to both teams and best of luck in the finals.
The old adage “Goals win games” could definitely apply to our U17 Boys who captured the East Kerry Division 3 against Gneeveguilla in Barradubh Community Field last week. Two first half goals, including a rocket from Tom Benson saw the lads hold a 2-4 to 0-6 half time lead. Gneeveguilla kicked some nice points to keep the scoreboard ticking over but early second half goals from Josh Bowler, Darragh Murphy and Liam Cronin saw us establish superiority. Oisin Fleming added another goal that looked to put a tin hat on it but credit to Gneeveguilla, they got two of their own but it wasn’t enough to deny Legion captain Alex O Callaghan lift the cup. Final Score Killarney Legion 7-6 Gneeveguilla 2-14.
A unique year in every way with both Kerry teams, Mens and Ladies , qualifying for the All Ireland finals. It’s the first time since 1986 this feat has happened and a result of those results, a Kerry double, would certainly be welcomed. Cian Gammell is a member of the extended Mens panel while Elizabeth Mohan and Keri Ann Hanrahan(extended panel) are very much looking forward to the showpiece occasion on July 31st. We wish both Kerry teams the very best of luck on the next two Sundays.