Monday 22nd August
Numbers were 5,7,10,13 Bonus 28 .
No jackpot winner .
Match 3s …
1. Noel Moloney c/o Connie
2. James O Donoghue
8 Scrahan Court(online)
3. Eibhlin Ni Cathain Bruach na Habhann (online)
4. Kitty Moynihan c/o Pat . 5. John Bowler, Eddie Rockets.
One lucky Legion Lotto player will not only be in with a chance to win the Lotto Jackpot but all online players with a recurring ticket will also be in with a chance to win €500 on the 14th July!
Our Senior Men advanced to the last four of the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Championship after a hard fought win over Kilcummin in the quarter final in front of a bumper crowd in an immaculate Direen. With little or no wind and benign conditions the stage was all set for a cracking game and while the play was scrappy at times it was always interesting and the Legion management team will be delighted to negotiate what is always a stern examination against our East Kerry neighbours.
Brendan Kealy got the opening score of the game when Kilcummin won a free almost direct from the throw in and his long range free sailed over. Darragh Lyne got the Legion show on the road with a point from play, soon followed by a point from Jamie O Sullivan and a marvellous effort from Conor Keane. Kieran Murphy clipped over for Kilcummin before James O Donoghue got the score of the day, of any day, with a sublime effort from the sideline. His next effort, though not as spectacular, was of equal importance and value and saw the score stand at 0-5 to 0-2 . Kieran Murphy clocked up another one for Kilcummin as did Kealy, again from a free as the Legion forwards lost their way slightly. Noel Duggan got the final point of the half to leave the sides level as they retired to the dressing room, 0-5 to 0-5.
William Shine was introduced for the second half in place of Ryan O Grady and Jameso shot the opening salvo of the second period from a placed ball. He followed it up with one from play thanks to a smooth assist from Conor Keane. Will Shine made it 0-9 to 0-5 thanks to strong approach work from Darragh Lyne and a seminal moment in the game was to follow. Kilcummin worked the ball through the hands and it found Mark O Shea with a goal in his sights. His shot beat Brian Kelly but not the retreating Cian Gammell who pulled off a stunning goal line clearance. Brian Kelly smothered the follow up and although Kilcummin did score, through a Noel Duggan free, it was a small price to pay courtesy of some good defending. Up the other end Cian Gammell stampeded forward to kick a beauty and when Jamie O’Sullivan put over a free to make it 0-11 to 0-6 it came at a cost for Kilcummin with skipper Gary O Leary dismissed . Noel Duggan kept Kilcummin in the conversation with another score but the man advantage played right into the home side’s barrow and further points from Jameso and Jonathan Lyne put a healthier complexion on the scoreline. With Kilcummin pushing for a much needed goal they inevitably left gaps at the back which were exposed as Brendan Kealy was left isolated with two forwards incoming. Jameso laid the ball off to Thomas Moriarty who flicked to the net to put the gloss on a well deserved win. When referee Paul Hayes blew his whistle for the final time the scoreboard read Killarney Legion 1-13 to Kilcummin 0-8.
The draw for the semi finals was made Sunday evening and it sees us face An Ghaeltacht with the game scheduled to take place on the weekend of October 8th/9th. Rathmore will take on Beaufort in the other semi final.
TEAM..Brian Kelly, Darragh O Doherty, Rob Leen, Peter O Sullivan, Cian Gammell(0-1), Danny Sheahan, Jonathan Lyne(0-1), Padraig Lucey, Darragh Lyne(0-1), Luke O Donoghue, James O Donoghue(0-5), Denis Sheahan, Conor Keane(0-1), Jamie O Sullivan(0-2), Ryan OGrady.
Subs.. Will Shine(0-2) for Ryan OGrady, Thomas Moriarty(1-0) for Denis Sheahan, Peter McCarthy for Luke O Donoghue, Shaun Keane for Jamie O Sullivan.
The Senior B team are in McElligott Cup action with the game fixed for this Friday September 2nd at 6.30. They travel to Limerick Road to play Castleisland Desmonds. Win or lose there is another round to play in, the winners going into the Cup Semi while the losing team go into the Shield semi finals. Kilcummin ,Listowel Emmets, Beaufort, Spa, John Mitchels and Fossa are also in the competition.
No joy for our U15 and U17 teams this past week in their respective Club Championship games. The U15s made a decent start against their opponents Inbhear Sceine Gaels, actually leading 1-4 to 0-6 close to half time. But a crucial score just before half time, an ISG goal, changed the complexion of the game. The Kenmare side went on to dominate the second half, running out 3-15 to 1-7winners. Credit to our girls though they battled on with commendable spirit.
The U17 Girls welcomed Corca Dhuibhne to Direen last Thursday evening and even though they came out the wrong side of a 5-8 to 4-7 scoreline their performance in the second half could have got them more. Trailing 2-8 to 1-4 at half time a stirring second half saw them close the gap on numerous occasions but a well timed goal from the visitors always kept the gap between the teams. Again no shortage of spirit but alas no joy.
The Senior Ladies travelled to Clounmacon on Sunday to face the Clounmacon/Moyvane combo and came home with a hard earned draw. Trailing by a goal at half time they pulled out all the stops in the second half with the game on a 2-10 to 3-7scoreline. The Ladies have a busy month in September and we’ll be keeping track of their progress with a home game this weekend.
Our U11s were in Kilgarvan last Thursday, played two games , won both and played very well in the process. They will be out for the next few weeks playing in the East Kerry League, valuable game time as they hone their developing skills.
Our U13 Boys welcomed Keel/Listry to Direen on Sunday morning for a doubleheader in the East Kerry League. The Green Team were made to work hard for their half time lead of 1-6 to 0-5 and the second half promised to be no different. But they found their mojo ,and they needed to, in the second half as the forwards really clicked and the backs kept a vice-like grip on their opponents. They ran out 5-15 to 1-10 winners.
The White Team, bouncing back from last week’s narrow loss to Firies, started like a house on fire and built up a healthy halftime advantage. They kept going in the second half, making a few changes but still not losing momentum. Final score Killarney Legion 4-19 Keel /Listry 3-6.
Put Sunday September 11th in your diary as the Club will be hosting a day for all the family. There will be food, fun, football, music and no little crack as we ask all our members to come out and enjoy a social afternoon in the club. More details in the week ahead.