Club Notes 20th March 2022


What the Club definitely doesn’t lack when it comes to the St Patrick’s Day parade is an abundance of imagination and effort. And this year was no different. The display and turnout of green and white on our Patron Saints Day was once again uplifting and the Club owes a huge debt of gratitude to the team behind the effort. Patricia and her little team of wonders at Scallywags Playschool were busy in the lead up with their brilliant art work while Sharon O Grady, Orla Culloty, Desiree Crowley, Linda O Donoghue did sterling work. Ted Healy and Liam O’Toole made loveable chipmunks while Timmy O’Donoghue and wife Bernadette are never found wanting when it comes to effort. Well done all!!


rHard luck to St Brendans College who just fell short to Naas CBS in an epic Hogan Cup Final encounter played in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. The Kildare school led for the majority of the game by varying margins but the manner in which the Sem fought back in the second half meant there was only a point between the sides heading down the final furlong. But Naas hit an all important third goal and despite a late St Brendans response they went down by a two point margin, 3-14 to 2-15. Aaron O’Sullivan was an ever solid presence between the posts, Darragh Fleming had a fine game at wing back but it would be remiss not to mention the performance of Will Shine. He tormented the Naas defence , slotting 1-5 in the process and his goal would stand alongside any goal ever scored in the GAA HQ. Young Sam Benson was also in the panel and he will have gained huge experience from his involvement.


Our Senior B team got their Division 6 campaign off to a flyer with a comprehensive win over Castleisland Desmonds B on Sunday March 20th in Direen. Fielding a nice blend of youth and experience they ran out 3-17 to 1-5 winners. Luke O’Donoghue and Finbarr Murphy lead the scoring with 2-3 and 1-3 respectively.
Team.. Aaron O Sullivan, Callum O Donoghue, Sean McCarthy, Alan Moriarty, Stephen Flattery, Kieran O Donoghue, Darragh O Doherty, Denis Sheahan, Finbarr Murphy,  Evan Smyth, Chris Davies, Donncha Warren, Jack Enright, Luke O Donoghue, Ian Prendergast.   Subs..Kieran Pierce, Owen Benson, Sam Benson, Dion O Neill, Matthew Horgan, Callum O Grady, Aaron O Sullivan, Tom Cronin, Evan Brosnan, Rian Kelly, Gavin Moriarty, Ciaran Lyne, Noel Moynihan.
The Senior A Team begin their County League bid this Friday March 25th under the Direen lights where they welcome county finalists from 2021 Kerins O Rahillys. Throw in is 7.30pm


Our U17 Boys were quick out of the traps in the first half of their County League tie against Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane as they led 2-6 to 2-3, thanks to some fine scoring from Liam Cronin, Oisin Fleming ,Jason  O Sullivan and Alex O Callaghan. But the more physical and stronger Mid Kerry combination with the aid of a stiff breeze drove on in the second half to win by 5-10 to 3-6. The lads are now away to Duagh this Saturday March 26th. Best of luck lads.


Our U13 Boys are competing in the top Division of the County League with their campaign kicking off this Sunday March 27th with an away game to Keel/Listry. They host Laune Rangers on Sunday April 3rd and John Mitchels on the 10th. The short trip to Spa on April 24th is followed by the even shorter trip to Lewis Road on May 8th. We are also fielding a second team and their fixtures are to be confirmed shortly.
Our U15 boys are also in Division 1 and they have two home games against John Mitchels on Wednesday March 30th and Keel/Listry on April 20th. Three away games are also in the offing with trips to Spa, Gallerus and Connolly Park on the agenda. Again we are fielding a second team and they are at home to Listowel Emmets on March 30th and Keel/ Listry on April 20th with away trips to Kilcummin and Austin Stacks.
Just a reminder that all our teams fixtures and results, both boys and girls, are available on the fixtures tab at


Our Awards Night takes place this Friday March 25th in the Killarney Avenue Hotel and we have unveiled our main recipients in the last few weeks. Our Clubperson of the Year is also a deserving winner.  Tom Griffin has been Club Registrar since 2014 and in his time in the position he advanced the role ,overseeing a big change in how membership was collected and data gathered. With the transition from an almost manual  to a new computerised system Tom oversaw huge changes in the functions of the office but he did so in his usual calm and affable manner.  With new guidance on how information is shared Tom was a most conscientious and responsible officer and was often seen as a guiding light and sound presence in the Club Executive. Humble by nature he may underplay the impact he had on the club but every one would be fully aware of it. Congrats Tom!!


We had a winner in our latest Lotto draw made on Sunday March 20th. Annette Hickey originally from Edenderry Co.Offaly, and wife of Conor McNiece successfully matched 6,14,17,21 to carry the €3,400 Jackpot. 
Congrats to Annette.

Please note we are currently running Euro Million Campaign again. Please contact us to find out more on how to enter.