Club Notes 4th December 2022

Club Lotto

Monday 5th December 

Numbers were: 6, 8, 16, 21

Bonus: 5

Matches 3s:

1. Gerry Looney 

2. Pat Moynihan 

3. Eamon O Brien

4. Tara and Anissa Fleming
5. Chris Cronin 


The Senior Ladies panel have begun preparation for the 2023 already with some indoor training on Friday nights. The management team for next year is also in the process of being finalised with Ted Healy, Jason Stack, Mike Doody and Chris Davies currently on board. A female liaison officer will also be added to the group in the coming weeks.


Our Academy enjoyed a terrific afternoon of festive fun when the main man in red himself Santa Claus called to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Organised by Nigel Shevlin and the Juvenile committee the tunes were provided by DJ Jack Enright and there was plenty of fun and games to keep our younger members entertained. Special thanks to John Kelly for his help with the day and Club snapper Maria O Sullivan was on hand as usual to capture all the fun. Thanks also to the management and staff of the Killarney Avenue Hotel for their usual help and assistance in hosting the event.


Our Senior Men made their exit from the O Donoghue Cup at the penultimate hurdle going down by three points to local rivals Dr Crokes. In the final analysis a lot of the damage was done in a profligate opening half when only two points were harnessed despite an equal amount of possession and maybe even more chances created than the opponent. An improvement in the second period made for a much more competitive battle but try as they might they couldn’t get any closer than three points at any stage.
Tony Brosnan opened the scoring for Crokes and this was followed by more minors from Daithi Casey and Mikey Casey. Jamie O Sullivan tapped over a free to make it 0-4 to 0-1 after twelve minutes. Mikey Casey with two, Brian Looney and Kieran Leary pushed Crokes half total to eight, with Jamie O Sullivans free the sole reply.
The second saw a much brighter opening with the industrious James O Donoghue breaking through for a point. Half time substitute Rob Leen, exam tied and unable to start, then stormed through the Crokes defence to hit a bullet past Shane Murphy in the Crokes net and now it was just a three point game, 1-3 to 0-9. The next period in the game went tit for tat with Jamie O Sullivan, Will Shine and sub Finbarr Murphy pointing while Dr Crokes sources of scores were Tony Brosnan frees. With Crokes holding a five point lead, 0-14 to 1-6 the game looked to be slipping out of Legion’s hand but two superb points from Cian Gammell cut the gap to three again.  But as was the case all day the Crokes were able to come up with the scores easier when needed and a Tony Brosnan free and Mikey Casey point made it 0-16 to 1-8. But credit due the lads battled away and a Jameso free and late point by Darragh Doherty saw the full time score at 0-16 to 1-10. 
A simple summation of the gate would say that the winners were that bit more clinical with the chances they created with the possession evenly divided over the hour.
Thanks must be given to the Senior management team of Ned English, Stiana O Donoghue, Chris Flannery and Eoghan Donnellan for their years work with the help of backroom members of Ger O’Keeffe and Paudie Lynch. Over the East Kerry Superleague, County League , Intermediate Championship and O Donoghue Cup they played twenty two games, won fourteen, drew two and lost six, winning the Superleague, finishing sixth in the County League and going out at the semi final stage of the Intermediate Championship and O Donoghue Cup competitions.
TEAM…Brian Kelly, Cathal Sheahan, Darragh O Doherty(0-1), Podge O’Connor, Peter O Sullivan, Cian Gammell(0-2), Jonathan Lyne, Padraig Lucey, Danny Sheahan, Ryan O Grady, James O Donoghue(0-2), Luke O Donoghue, William Shine(0-1), Jamie O Sullivan(0-3), Thomas Moriarty.
Subs..Rob Leen(1-0) for Cathal Sheahan, Finbarr Murphy(0-1) for Thomas Moriarty, Shaun Keane for Luke O Donoghue