Club Notes 20th February 2022


The fixtures for the Senior County League were released during the week with the opening round on the weekend of March 19th/20th. It sees 2021 Senior County Football Finalists Kerins O Rahillys come to Direen and Round 2 sees us travel up the road to Spa, with the game pencilled in for the weekend April 2nd/3rd. Beaten All Ireland Junior Finalist Gneeveguilla are next to visit Direen on April 10th and then there’s a 2 week break as we head over Molls Gap to face Kenmare Shamrocks. There’s three games in May with a trip down south to Cahirciveen sandwiched between the visits of Dingle and An Ghaeltacht to Direen. June sees an away Derby day with the Crokes as well as a trip to Connolly Park to face the County and Munster Champions Austin Stacks. We welcome Rathmore to Direen between those two black and amber jousts, with the final round on July 10th when Ballymacelligott are the visitors. Games may be played on Saturdays but Sunday is the default date. Fixture details(First names have home venue).

Round 1 Killarney Legion vs Kerins O Rahillys  20/3/2022,

Round 2 Spa vs Killarney Legion 3/4/2022,

Round 3 Killarney Legion vs Gneeveguilla 10/4/2022,

Round 4 Kenmare Shamrocks vs Killarney Legion  24/4/2022,

Round 5 Killarney Legion vs An Ghaeltacht  1/5/2022,

Round 6 St Marys vs Killarney Legion 15/5/2022,

Round 7 Killarney Legion vs Dingle 22/5/2022,

Round 8 Dr Crokes vs Killarney Legion 5/6/2022,

Round 9 Killarney Legion vs Rathmore 12/6/2022,

Round 10 Austin Stacks vs Killarney Legion 26/6/2022,
Round 11 Killarney Legion vs Ballymacelligott 10/7/2022.


Having been victorious over Glenflesk and Rathmore in previous rounds the final round game against Spa takes place on Wednesday February 23rd with a 7.30pm throw-in .


The Club minor grade is currently at U17 and the County League fixtures were recently announced. Our minor boys are under the management of John Bowler, Philip Gammell, Mike Pierce, Jonathan Lyne and Billy McGuire and this year are competing in Division 4B of the League. The games will predominantly take place on Saturdays in March and April and the following are the fixtures, which are subject to change.
The First named team has home advantage… Killarney Legion vs St Senans Saturday March 5th, St Michaels Foilmore vs Killarney Legion Sat March 12th, Killarney Legion vs Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane Sat March 19th, Duagh vs Killarney Legion Sat March 26th, Killarney Legion vs Annascaul/Lispole/Dingle Monday April 4th.


It’s not everyone that can say there’s only one person in the entire country quicker than them over 200 metres. Or that they have run the 14th fastest time Irish ever at 60 metres. All that and winning two medals to boot, Sarah Leahy had a golden weekend at the AAI National Indoor games at Abbotstown. Her run of 7.39 seconds over the shorter distance has her ranked as No.3 in the country while European Medal winner Rhasidat Adeleke is the only one faster over 200 metres, with Sarah’s winning time of 24.03 recorded as the 12th fastest on the Irish all time list. Now all roads lead to the prestigious National Senior Indoors and with Sarah in flying form who knows what possible. One thing for sure there’s nobody in Direen backing against her.


The final of the Sigerson Cup was played during the week in Carlow and it saw NUIG come out on top against a David Clifford led UL. It was a 23rd title for the University, formerly known as UCG, and the Club has of course got history with previous triumphs. John Trant (formerly Sewells Pharmacy) picked up 2 wins in 1948 and 1950 while Donie Murphy, formerly of Mill Road, was also part of the 1948 victory. A noteworthy winner in that time also was Dr Mick Loftus from Mayo, who of course went on to serve as GAA President from 1985 to 1988.


The Kerry Ladies National League against Clare in Round 2 of the National League fell victim to the wet conditions as the pitch in Doonbeg was deemed unplayable. Once again Elizabeth Mohan and Keri Ann Hnarahan were part of the squad. A refixture will be announced in due course.
The Kerry U20 men are currently involved in the preseason John Kerins Cup. They easily accounted for Cork last Saturday at the 4G pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh with Will Shine starting at left corner forward. Ryan O Grady is expected to be involved in this weekend’s game against Galway in Austin Stack Park while Eoghan O Sullivan is currently rehabbing a short term injury.
Although not involved in Kerry’s latest National league games Cian Gammell is still part of Jack OConnors Kerry Senior squad.


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