Club Notes 2nd October 2022

Club Lotto

Sunday 25th September 

Numbers were: 6, 14, 15, 18

Bonus: 9
Matches 3s:

1. John McGillycuddy

2. Mike Murphy 

3. Tim Doona

4. Corey Dobbelaere

5. Pat Moynihan 



Sunday 2nd October  

Numbers were: 5, 14, 19, 24

Bonus: 18
Matches 3s:

1. Cian Gammell

2. Danny Sheehan

3. John Doona

4. Elaine Jeffries 

5. Niall & Roisin Donoghue


Killarney Legion advanced to the semi final of the East Kerry Junior Championship, the O Sullivan Cup, with a straightforward win over Firies in a quarter final played at a sunny and calm Direen this Sunday afternoon. Late addition to the starting line up Jamie O Sullivan, lining out instead of Conor Keane, was the home side’s scorer in chief accounting for eight of his side’s total. Although always in control a goal scored by Firies midfielder Darragh Brosnan could have made for a nervy finish but Peter McCarthy replied with the same for the winners as the game concluded on a 1-10 to 1-5 scoreline.

 The first half had a tight and cagey opening with scores at a premium but two Jamie O Sullivan points, one from play and another from a placed ball, broke the deadlock. James Horgan, Firies most effective player, opened their account but the game was to hit a fallow period with Jamie O Sullivan again pointing in the 25 minute. Danny Sheahans burst had a goal written all over it but Padraig O Mahony came out of nowhere to pull off a full length block and the danger was cleared. Horgan had the visitors second point of the half but the last word of the half went to Shaun Keane who split the post with a nice kick off the left, leaving the half time score at 0-5 to 0-2.
Connell Murphy kicked the opening score of the second period but a big blow to Firies hopes came in the form of a black card to cornerback Padraig O Mahony. The defender had little complaint as his high tackle on Denis Sheahan merited the 10 minute sit down. Legion with the man advantage eventually broke clear with points from O Sullivan and Luke O Donoghue. John Power was introduced into the Firies attack and his height started to pay dividends as a more direct approach was adapted. He kicked a point to make 0-8 to 0-4 and then came that Firies goal as a long ball deceived everyone and ended up in the Legion net. With the gap down to a point a grandstand finish was on the cards but Legion upped the ante and Jamie O Sullivan converted two frees , won by some direct running. A three lead is often a perilous one but Peter McCarthy made sure of the win when he rounded the Firies defence to tap home into the Firies net. John Power added a consolation score as the scoreboard read 1-10 to 1-5 at the full time whistle.
Legion now qualify for the O Sullivan Cup semi final with a draw to determine their opponents. Rathmore and Kilcummin are already in the hat while the lineup will be completed by the winner of the Fossa vs Currow quarter final.
Team..Robert Osborne, Callum O Donoghue, Sean McCarthy, Darragh O Doherty, Callum O Grady, Peter O Sullivan, Alan Moriarty, Shaun Keane(0-1), Danny Sheahan, Peter McCarthy(1-0), Denis Sheahan, Stephen Flattery, Finbarr Murphy, Luke O Donoghue(0-1), Jamie O Sullivan(0-8).
Subs..Darragh Fleming for Callum O Grady, Jamie Alade for Luke O Donoghue, Gavin Moriarty, Tom Cronin, Dan Carroll for Stephen Flattery, Denis Sheahan and Callum O Donoghue .
Management..Donal O Donoghue, Mike Pigott, Michael Bernard O Donoghue, Conor McNiece, Mark O Leary.


The U11 Boys wound up their year with a visit from our neighbours Dr Crokes last Thursday evening. The shares were spoiled as both our teams played very well. Big thanks to referees Brian O Luanaigh and Eamonn Maguire. Having been successful in the East Kerry competition the lads received their medals afterwards and one of the highlights of the year was enjoyed, a delivery from Four Star Pizza. A big thank you to the lads for their efforts all year and also the coaches namely Ted Healy, Donal O Donoghue, Eoghan McSweeney and Marcus Twomey for their dedication.
The U15 Boys will face Fossa this Sunday morning in the East Kerry Championship, keep an eye on our Social media for a confirmed throw in time. The Douglas U15 Boys team from Cork visited Direen on Sunday morning last bringing two teams and served up two very competitive games. Its an ideal warm up to that upcoming Fossa match. 


The U14 White team braved the elements last Tuesday evening as Spa were our opponents in the latest round of the East Kerry League. Despite the conditions both teams put in a tremendous effort and on a night borrowed from November it was the home team who came out victorious on a 7-7 to 3-3 scoreline.
The Minor team knew that nothing less than a win would do last Friday as they made their way to the Cloon pitch in Killorglin for a battle with Laune Rangers. With a constant wind and persistent rain it was not conducive to good football but again the girls played outstanding and won out by 3-16 to 3-7 . That win qualified them for the East Kerry Final where they will face MKL Gaels at a time, date and venue to be confirmed. This will be the 4th meeting between the sides this year with the girls being most unlucky in the previous encounter, losing out to a last minute penalty. Best of luck to them in the final.


David O Regan , son of Club President Tommy, is now domiciled in Cork but he was back in familiar surroundings last week when he brought the Eire Og U10 Girls team to Direen for some games with their Legion counterparts. A very enjoyable morning for all concerned it is important for the club to develop links with other clubs. David then brought his troops out on the famous Killarney Lakes and no doubt the Cork girls will have fond memories of their trip to Killarney.


The Club extends its sympathies to the family of Theresa Cremin, Kanturk formerly of Lissivigeen. 
Theresas brother was the late Jameso Donoghue ,legendary former Club Chairman, whose immediate family are all dyed in the wool Legionnaires while Club Stalwart Paudie Lynch is also her nephew.
May she Rest in Peace.