Club Notes 30th October 2022

Club Lotto

Monday 31st October 

Numbers were: 1, 15, 17, 26

Bonus: 18

Matches 3s:

1. John Mannix 

2. Louise McGillycuddy 

3. Cathal O Connor

4. David O Riordan 

5. Ethan O Neill


Well the long wait is almost over. On Sunday August 28th we defeated Kilcummin in Direen at the quarter final stage and now some ten weeks later we face An Ghaeltacht in the last four. The fixture is set for Austin Stack Park this Sunday at 2pm and make no mistake about it the team will have to be at their best to get the better of the men from the West. Powered by Kerry seniors Brian O Beaglaoich and Eanna O Conchuir they came out of the “Group of Death” which featured Castleisland Desmonds, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Kilcummin. So they will be battle hardened. Ned English and his management have been busy preparing for the game with a series of challenge matches against good opposition and with the return of the East Kerry contingent all should be in good spirits. As always your support would be greatly appreciated.


The Club is delighted that Joanne O Riordan has accepted an invitation to join our Executive Committee in the coming year 2023. Joanne has been an Honorary Life Member since 2015 and joins the committee in an advisory role.

Joanne, a native of Millstreet , is a prominent campaigner for disability rights and has addressed the United Nations in New York in 2012 and later that year at the tender age of 16 she was honoured with the Young Person of the Year Award. In 2015 she was honoured with a JCI Top Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award. She has spoken at conferences all over the world, challenging the stigma surrounding disability.
A documentary made by her brother Stephen called No Limbs No Limits has won acclaim all over the world and has been viewed over 15 million times.
In 2018 Joanne graduated from UCC with a BA in Criminology and is a regular contributor to the Irish Times.
She is no stranger to Direen of course, rarely missing a game and the Club is thrilled that she will be strengthening her involvement. The Club would be looking at how we can develop better diversity and inclusion and coming up with initiatives to promote this.
Chairman Dave Randles sees “Joanne as an extremely valuable addition to our team and her life experiences will benefit our club no end.”
Joanne is equally excited. “I’m absolutely honoured to be joining the Killarney Legion GAA Club Executive. I’ve been with the club every step of the way in the last 8 years and I’m now delighted to be in a position where I can help to drive the Club forward.”


Big congrats to the seven lads, namely Brian Kelly, Cian Gammell, Jonathan Lyne,  Darragh Lyne, Ryan O’Grady, James O Donoghue and Padraig Lucey,  who won County Championship medals with East Kerry. 


A date has been set for our Annual General Meeting. Keep Friday November 25th free in your diary and all members will be notified of the agenda in due course.


Our under 10 boys took part in the prestigious Austin Stacks John Lynch under 10 Tournament. After playing some great football in very trying conditions in a group with Cork kingpins St Finbarrs ,Portlaoise and hosts Austin Stacks we finished second in the group . This qualified us for a group final against Na Gaeil. In the final the boys had to dig really deep as underfoot conditions and the weather deteriorated but they played some tremendous football to come out on top. This led to tremendous scenes of excitement for this great bunch of young lads. Huge thanks to the parents and coaches who helped out on the day and especially the players who showed true grit and determination to come out on top. A special word of thanks to our hosts Austin Stacks, Liam Lynch and his committee who put on a tremendous show attracting clubs from all over Ireland for a great football tournament.


Hard luck to our Minor Boys who were defeated by Firies in the East Kerry Championship Division 3 Final. The Farranfore outfit made the better start in Listry leading by 2-3 to 0-3 at half time. The lads battled hard in the second half but couldn’t make any inroads into the lead. Congratulations to Firies who won out eventually by 4-9 to 2-7.


We would appeal to all our members to be vigilant when in our Club grounds, especially with the evenings getting shorter. There has been some defacing of our club facilities and we are currently investigating the matter with the authorities thanks to the CCTV we have installed. If you see anyone who is not a member or around our ground engaging in non club activity please let us know. We are confident that we will be able to Identify the persons responsible for this latest act but its vital that this cannot go on any further in the future.


With the season almost at a close we would like to thank all our management teams in 2022 for the work they have done. The Club is now looking ahead to 2023 and we are inviting anyone who would like to get involved with any of our teams to come forward. You can be a manager, a coach , a selector or someone who can help organise the team, send out texts, liasing with parents, look after the team jerseys and gear or keep attendance at training and games. If you would like to help in any of our Juvenile boys teams or our Ladies teams upto and including senior you can contact Donal O Leary(Boys) 086 8528768 , Ted Healy(Ladies) 087 6678315 or email the club at
Or you can contact any club member who will point you in the right direction.