Club Notes 7th August 2022

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Following on from the weekends past fixtures our Senior team will now make the trip down to South Kerry where we will meet Dromid Pearses on their home patch this Sunday August 14th at 2.30pm. Regardless of the result of this fixture we will meet John Mitchels in Direen on the weekend of August 20/21st. So it’s a big week ahead with a place in the quarter finals( to be played on Aug 27th/28th) at stake.


Congratulations to our Senior player Jamie O Sullivan and Bridie Kennelly who tied the knot last Saturday and we wish them all the best for the future in their life together.


We had a fantastic week at our Summer Camp which ran on Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursday of last week. It was brilliant to have it back and with huge numbers. The kids had a great time but it’s only possible to run it with the help of our volunteers which numbered close to thirty , ranging from our older juveniles to some of our staunchest Club people. It will be a fixture in our Club for the years ahead.


The Minor Ladies face MKL Gaels this Friday August 12th in the County League Final with a time and venue yet to be decided. We will share the fixture details on Social media as soon as they are confirmed.


Well done to Bryan Walsh, Oisin Fleming, Cillian Murphy, Aindi O Cathasaigh , Luke Courtney and Selector Nigel Shevlin who were all part of the winning East Kerry team vs Mid Kerry in the U15 County Championship  in Spa last Wednesday. Finan Blackwell has since been added to the paneland they will face Castleisland District in the latest round in Milltown this  Wednesday at 7.30.


Pat Spillane called time on his highly successful and enjoyable punditry career with RTE on the most fitting of days as Kerry celebrated their 38th All Ireland success in Croke Park against Galway. Pat captured the heart of the nation with his emotional recollection of his father Tom, who died at the early age of 41, just days after Kerry’s defeat to Galway in the 1964 All Ireland, at a time when he was a Kerry selector. Tom Senior of course was married to Maura Lyne of Cleeney and also played on the only Killarney Legion team to win a County Championship in 1946. Together Tom and Maura raised three boys namely the aforementioned Pat, Mick and Tom Jnr who of course won 19 All Ireland medals between them during Kerry’s famous Golden Years.

 The Lyne family of course has its own medal collection as well with Canon Michael winning two in 1937 and 1941, Jackie successful in 1946 and 1953 and Denny collecting a Celtic cross in 1946. Denny of course was also the captain of the Kerry team in the famous final of 1947 against Cavan in the Polo Grounds in New York, the only final to be played outside Ireland. Jackie later returned as trainer of the Kerry team and led them to All Ireland success in 1969( with a team captained by Johnny Culloty) and 1971. More recently of course Denny’s Grandson Jonathan added to the family medal board with the 2014 success. Jonathan’s cousins and Tom Snr grandsons Killian and Adrian helped turn the tide in Kerry’s direction in the 2022 edition and so consolidated the Spillane / Lyne as a Kerry Football dynasty. 

Fittingly only this past Sunday Adrian and Killian played starring roles for their club Templenoe as they shocked County Champions Austin Stacks in the first round of the Senior Championship. The game played in Legions home ground of Direen might have had the feel of a second home to the Spillane tyros.


The Club extends its sympathies to the family of Paddy O Sullivan at this sad time. Paddy’s son in law Derek Pyne was a mainstay of the Senior team for many years while another son in law Paul Murphy(son of the late Jimmy) played for the Club in his younger days

We also extend our sympathies to the family of Sean O Conchubhair at this sad time. Sean’s daughter Fiona is the current Club registrar , and the Cotter family have always been great supporters of the Club with the kids active Juvenile members.