Sunday 6th November 2022
Numbers were: 3, 4, 9, 13
1. Rebecca Kelly
2. Zena Shine
3. Richie Kelly
4. Denny Donnelly
5. Tom Prendergast
Next draw Sunday 13th 8pm Murphys
KERRY PETROLEUM INTERMEDIATE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Our Senior Men’s team made a disappointing exit from the Intermediate Club championship when they were beaten by a ravenous An Ghaeltacht side at the semi final stage at a windswept and wet Austin Stack Park. The men from the West settled into the game much quicker and their talismanic figure Dara O Se shot them into a two point lead. James O Donoghue with a long range free with the aid of the elements put us on the scoreboard and this sparked a dominant period. Jamie O Sullivan levelled the scoring before Padraig Lucey won a throw up and slotted it straight between the posts. Jamie from a free made it 0-4 to 0-2 before Will Shine off the left from play arched one over. This was Legion’s most fluent period of play , something that they struggled to reproduce again. Jamie O Sullivan and Dara O Se exchanged frees with the half time score reading 0-6 to 0-3.
Jamie O Sullivan opened the second half scoring from a free, won by a hard working Denis Sheahan before Dara O Se struck again( He accounted for all but one of their scores). Jameso hit a beauty with his right to make it double scores but it was never comfortable as An Ghaeltacht continued to play with great fervour. They would soon start to dominate, scoring three on the bounce through O Se and Conn O Riagan. It was at this stage that Brian Kelly also pulled off a fine save to deny Eanna O Conchuir but there was no denying the pendulum had swung west. Luke O’Donoghue after a well worked move gave some extra breathing space at 0-9 to 0-7 with the game entering added time. But An Ghaeltacht were putting huge pressure on and it yielded two pointed frees for O Se as the game would go to extra time.
One could sense the momentum was with An Ghaeltacht and so it proved as they set about the task with gusto. A black card for substitute Conor Keane in the closing stages of normal time also meant a numerical advantage and with their tails up Dara O Se drove them home scoring all five of their points in extra time. Jamie O Sullivan and Finbarr Murphy with a free apiece kept the game going until the last minute but the Westerners defence was in mood for giving.
Team .. Brian Kelly, Rob Leen, Darragh O Doherty, Cathal Sheahan, Jonathan Lyne, Danny Sheahan, Peter O Sullivan, Padraig Lucey(0-1), Cian Gammell, Darragh Lyne, Jamie O Sullivan(0-5), Denis Sheahan, Ryan O Grady, James O Donoghue(0-2), Will Shine(0-1)…
Subs Luke O Donoghue(0-1), Conor Keane, Thomas Moriarty, Darragh Fleming, Finbarr Murphy(0-1), Podge O’Connor.
Following their win over Kenmare Kilcummin will be our opposition in the quarter final of the Aquila Club O Donoghue Cup. Time, date and venue to be confirmed but most likely to be the weekend of November 19th/20th.
November is very much AGM season with two Fridays in the month being earmarked. On Friday 18th our Ladies will have their end of season review with Chairperson Ted Healy set to stay at the helm. Vice Chairperson Mike Doody and Secretary Oonagh Moynihan also wish to stay in place but there are two vacancies in the Ladies committee. County Board Delegate Mairead O Donoghue and PRO Elizabeth Mohan are stepping away from their roles and we would like to thank most sincerely the two ladies for their sterling work and commitment to the Club. The meeting will commence at 7pm in the Clubhouse.
The main Club AGM will take place on Friday 25th November at 8pm. The following officers have all signalled their intention to remain for the forthcoming year..David Randles(Chairman), Liam McGuire(Vice Chair), Lara O Brien(Secretary), Fiona Ni Chonchubhair(Registrar), John Foran( Treasurer), Linda Donoghue( Childrens Officer), Enda Walshe(PRO). You are asked to have any nominations or motions returned to the Club Secretary at email@example.com by 8pm on Saturday November 12th. The AGM will be in person but if you wish to attend via Zoom a link will be provided in due course.
Our Annual Club Mass will be celebrated this Friday November 11th in the Clubhouse at 7pm. All members are welcome to attend and if anyone requires assistance or a lift to attend please contact any club officer for help.
EAST KERRY LADIES
Sophie Duke, Ali Bowler and Kate Fleming represented the club on the East Kerry U13 team as they defeated North Kerry in the County Divisional Championship semi Final played in Ardfert. They have now qualified for the County Final next weekend
Congratulations also to eight of our Legion ladies who were all part of the East Kerry U15 District team that defeated West Kerry in the County Divisional Championship at the weekend. Emily Brosnan, Lauren Carey, Lucy O Connor, Leah O Grady, Aine Fitzgerald, Laura Healy, Kate O Toole and Kiera Moynihan all played their part in the 2-12 to 0-6 win . They now face Mid Kerry in the final.
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