Club Notes (April 4th)


There were great scenes in Croke Park last Saturday as the St Brendan’s College senior football team won the Hogan Cup for the first time since 1992. A huge amount of credit is due to the players and their mentors who were terrific all year. Congratulations from everyone at the club to all involved, especially to Legion’s Cian Gammell and Peter McCarthy, who both started and played brilliantly, and also to panelists Mike Pierce and Finbarr Murphy.


Our seniors are back in action this Saturday with an away fixture against Kilcummin. Throw-in: 6.30pm.


Killarney Legion 4-11, Laune Rangers 3-8. A good result for our under 14s last Wednesday in Killorglin in the opening round of the County League, Division 1. We were up against a very strong and well-organised Rangers side and we had to dig deep to get the win. Although we won by six points in the finish there was very little between the two teams in this very sporting contest. The experience that this young Legion team has gained over the last few seasons along with their never say die attitude stood to them in seeing out the game. Well done lads.


Both of our under 12 teams played Kenmare in testing conditions in Derreen on Sunday evening. The Green Team played out a draw while the White Team won. Full credit to all four teams who made the most of the atrocious weather.


All the best to Áine Devlin who will be participating in the Scór na bPáistí county semi-finals for recitation next Saturday, April 9th in Foilmore.


The draw for this year’s Féile was made in the Gleneagle Hotel last week with representatives from all the participating Kerry clubs in attendance. Féile will see a whopping 250 national and international under 14 club teams visiting Kerry and the south west for the bumper family event on the weekend of June 24th-26th.

Girls group: Killarney Legion, Austin Stacks, Clare Champions, Limerick Champions.

Boys group: Killarney Legion, Dr Crokes, New York, Dublin Champions.


A reminder that we’re heading back to The Malton Hotel on Thursday, April 28th for another fashion show. The Norma O’Donoghue Modelling Agency will be hosting the event and exhibitors will include the very top fashion designers and boutiques in Ireland. MC for the night will be Alan Finn and hoping to take time out of his busy schedule to join us will be TV3’s Noel Cunningham. Keanes Jewellers of Killarney, Cork and Limerick will be sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady Award. Tickets are great value at just €25, which includes a wine reception. You can get your tickets at The Malton Hotel, Sewells Pharmacy, Keanes Jewellers, Kerry’s Boutique and any member of the Club Executive.


Great news for all of you who want to play the club’s lotto each week but sometimes might be away or maybe just don’t happen to meet someone selling them. The club has introduced a new ‘Easy Pay’ direct debit method whereby once you sign up, your numbers are automatically included each and every week. So when the lotto jackpot is climbing, you needn’t panic as you know you’ll be in the draw. You can opt for the money to be taken directly from your bank account either monthly (€9), quarterly (€25), half yearly (€50) or annually (€100). Direct debit forms are available from Seánie Culloty, Maura McCarthy, Paul Trant, Dan Murphy, Kevin Griffin or any lotto committee member.


Don’t forget that the club are still seeking new lotto sellers in an effort to raise much needed funds to run the club. We’re looking for as many people as possible to sell just five tickets a week. We’re looking for parents, players and supporters to row in behind us in this venture as every euro raised goes towards improving the club’s facilities. If interested please contact Seánie Culloty on 087 2225325.


Another reminder that we’ll be collecting unwanted clothes throughout the year. The next collection date isn’t far away now, Saturday, April 16th before twelve noon. All unwanted clothes, bags, belts, shoes, blankets, towels, curtains etc. will be accepted, as will old phones and laptops. Bags can be dropped to the clubhouse during training times.


The club would like to wish Legion stalwart Fred Murphy a speedy recovery from a recent illness. Get well soon, Fred.