Club Notes 19th June 2022

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Results from Sunday June 19th
Numbers were 4, 9, 23, 27 Bonus 20
No jackpot winner 
Match 3s
1. Dawn/Enda Murphy
2. Maura Trant
3. Eric Nott
4. David McCarthy
5. Paddy O Connor

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Round 10 of Division 1 of the County League sees us travel to Connolly Park this Saturday June 25th with a 7pm throw in. With the win over Rathmore almost guaranteeing Division 1 status next year the focus will be to build on the good form with the Intermediate Championship on the horizon. A good performance against the County Champions Austin Stacks will certainly add to the momentum. A reminder that we are in the same group as Laune Rangers, John Mitchels and Dromid Pearses for the Intermediate competition.
The Senior B team are also in action Saturday evening when Dingle B make their way to Killarney. Throw in for this one is also 7pm


The U11 Boys had a particularly busy week with their highlight being involved in the  Dylan Crowley Tournament , which was a huge success in Gneeveguilla last Saturday. A big bualadh bos to Sean the Bear O’Sullivan and his committee for the fantastic job they did after a 3 year Covid enforced absence.

Our lads were in the same pool as Gneeveguilla, Currow and Kilgarvan and we made the final where we faced Currow. Having visited them in the Go Games only 48 hours previously again there wasn’t much between the sides but it was Currow who emerged victorious . The lads will have enjoyed the experience of playing different oppositions all on the one day and gave their all. It was a privilege for them to be involved and remember Dylan in the best possible way.
Both U13 Boys  teams, Green and White, were in semi final action Sunday evening. The Green team qualified for the County League Division 2 final where they will play Firies. This was as a result of a 5-19 to 3-11victory over Na Gaeil in a blustery Direen on Sunday evening. The ground work was done in the first half as they held a seven point half time lead, 3-10 to 2-6, an advantage they drove on in the second half. The White Team, having won all their phase 1 games were placed in a higher grouping for Phase 2. In general they managed the step up well where they often met another club’s A team. The beauty of these competitions is that over 30 players saw quality and quantity game time and no doubt will improve in the process.
U13 Green Team
The U15 Boys are back in action after a break to allow them concentrate on the State Examinations. The East Kerry League kicks off this week and the lads are at home in Round 1 when they will face Rathmore on Wednesday June 22nd with a 7pm throw-in. In the same group as Keel/ Listry they will face them on Wednesday June 29th and the remaining games in Division 1 will be against Dr Crokes and Kenmare Shamrocks. 
The U17 Boys will play Gneeveguilla on Monday June 27th in the final game of the East Kerry League. They will be looking to keep up their unbeaten run in the competition with a place in the final looming.


The U12 Girls made it 3 wins in a row , to follow up their recent wins over Scartaglin and Rathmore. This time they beat Inbhear Sceine Gaels by 3-4 to 2-5 in Direen. Kerins O Rahillys who have put in some useful performances themselves are the next visitors to Direen.
Firies made the trip to Direen on Sunday and came away with the spoils, but not without a fight from our U14 White team. The wind was a factor as it allowed the Farranfore girls the chance to build up a comfortable half time lead . The Legion girls came out all guns blazing early in the second half, hitting 1-2, but Firies steadied the ship again to run out 2-12 to 1-9 winners. 
The U16 and minors should also see a return to the playing fields in the week ahead with two semi finals to look forward to.


The rise of Sarah Leahy continues to gather pace, literally, as she has been very busy in recent weeks. Trips to Belgium , Athens and Geneva on the international track and field circuit saw her record her second fastest 100 metres time (11.70) ever while she has also been racing with the Irish 4 x 100 relay team. The ultimate goal of course will be to make that team for the World Athletics Championship in Oregon in July. We wish Sarah all the best in the weeks ahead , exciting times for the Killarney Valley Athletics Club.


We pass on our condolences to the family of Tom O’Leary who passed away during the week. The O’Leary family have a long connection with the club and of course the late John, Tom’s father and former TD, lived just a stones throw from Direen. May He Rest in Peace.