KERRY PETROLEUM INTERMEDIATE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Better late than never for our Senior Men as they eventually outpaced a fiercely competitive Laune Rangers side is this Group C encounter played at a lush Direen. They would be grateful to custodian Brian Kelly whose heroics denied the Killorglin side at pivotal moments . When the visitors did storm the gates it prompted a 0-6 to 0-1 scoring run in the final ten minutes to secure the precious two points. The first half was an even affair with Eoghan O Sullivan, Padraig Lucey, Ryan O’Grady and William Shine sending the teams to the dressing room with the home side one point ahead, 0-5 to 0-4. With the elements in their favour you’d expect the hosts to push on but a combination of missed chances and stubborn opposition had the Launesiders ahead entering the final eight minutes. But points from Shine(2) and Jamie O Sullivan(2) gave Peter McCarthy the chance to draw level. Half time substitute James O Donoghue hit a boomer to get the noses in front and an Eoghan O Sullivan point sealed the deal. A hard fought win secures a quarter final place with the upcoming trip to Kilcummin deciding the table toppers. Final score Killarney Legion 0-14 Laune Rangers 1-9.
Our U13 Boys participated in the prestigious Rose Cup in Tralee on Saturday and emerged as winners of the Shield Competition. We were drawn in a group with Ballymac, St James Galway and Milltown Castlemaine. We had good victories over Ballymac and Milltown Castlemaine and lost to a strong St James Galway Team. This qualified us for the semi finals where we overcame St Senans before winning the final against Austin Stacks. A great achievement for the boys to emerge as winners in such a well run competition. Thanks to all our supporters for the encouragement throughout the tournament .
MKL Gaels were our opponents on an unusually fine summer’s evening in Fossa last Wednesday in the Division 3 County League final . The combination side made the better start leading 3-4 to 0-4 at half time but whatever was said with the halftime cup of cocoa the girls thundered into the game , hitting 1-6 without reply to draw level . MKL though awoke from their slumber to hit the final seven points of the game to run out 3-12 to 1-10 victors.
The Club extends its sympathies to the family of David Fleming, formerly of St Brendans Terrace. David brother Donie is a staunch Legionnaire all his life, giving great service to the club. And also to our neighbours Dr Crokes and the family of Malachy Walsh on the untimely death of Malachy. May they both Rest in Peace.
Best of luck to Paddy Osborne with his second book titled “When your numbers up” which was launched during the week. Following on from the success of Paddy’s first effort “The Baxter Boys” we hope the numbers are up in all good bookshops and it’s available locally in O Connors in Beech Road and Easons in New Street.