The juniors made it two out of two in the East Kerry League with a hard-fought victory over Glenflesk last week. Missing a few players from their previous outing, Legion started a bit slowly but managed to stay within striking distance thanks in no small part to good work in the backs by Ciarán Lyne and captain Séan McCarthy, while corner forward KJ Griffin kept the scoreboard ticking over at the other end with a great point. Colm ó Cúiv and Mike O’Sullivan put in a solid shift around the middle and as the second half wore on our lads started to pick up a few more breaks. Conor Culloty was looking especially lively in the forwards and he was directly responsible for the goals that swung the game in Legion’s favour. First he jinked his way into the box and looked odds-on to score before being dragged to the ground. Adam Moynihan stepped forward to dispatch the resulting penalty and give Legion the lead. Moments later Culloty weaved his way through the Glenflesk defence again, this time getting his shot away and beating the keeper to put Legion into a commanding position as the game entered the closing stages. Glenflesk did their best to mount a comeback and with Kevin O’Callaghan, Adam O’Reilly and Ollie Favier pulling the strings they almost managed it but Legion wing back Dan O’Donoghue’s point capped a solid victory for our lads. Final score: Glenflesk 1-8, Killarney Legion 2-7.
Legion will play Dr Crokes this Saturday at 6.30pm in the semi-final of the Club Championship. The venue will be posted on our Facebook page and Twitter account (@legiongaa) as soon as it’s confirmed.
Well done to the U-16 boys who beat Spa, the U-12 girls who had a 6-7 to 4-3 win over Southern Gaels, and the U-14 girls who had a great win against Austin Stacks. Congratulations, too, to the U-14 boys who had an impressive victory over Dr Crokes in Division 1 of the County League. The game was close throughout but our boys managed to pull away at the end to seal a 0-15 to 2-6 win.
Well done to Méabh O’Connell, Amy Walshe, Darragh Fleming and Colm Looney who represented Legion in the County Final of the Scór Quiz in Killorglin. They were busy these last two months preparing with coach Tony Trant and acquitted themselves very well on the day. Thanks also to Scór officer Carolann Spellman for all her work coordinating the programme.
If you’re interested in selling some lotto tickets to help raise much-needed funds for the club, please contact Seánie Culloty at 087 2225325. Also if you’d like to avail of our Easy Pay system to automatically enter your lotto numbers every week, forms are available from Seánie, Maura McCarthy, Paul Trant, Dan Murphy, Kevin Griffin or any lotto committee member.