Club Notes January 23rd 2022

The Club is delighted to welcome Liam McGuire as the new Vice Chairman. Liam would be well known in Killarney sports circles through his association with Killarney Rugby club but Liam also donned the Green and White jersey at Senior level. Of course son Billy has played for the Club at all levels and is looking forward to the year ahead. We wish Liam all the best in his new role.
Another McGuire, Eamon, no relation, has succeeded Pat Moynihan as Chair of the Field and Facilities Committee. Eamon, having been part of the committee in recent years, is certainly appreciative of the great work being done but will have his eye on further improving our facilities. Once again our thanks to Pat for his great vision and contribution in heading the committee.
Our Social Committee ,with Sharon O Grady leading the way, will no doubt be looking forward to a Covid free year as they plot their events. Assisting Sharon will be Orla Culloty, Desiree Crowley and Timmy O Donoghue.
The PR committee ,overseeing both the written and Social media platforms, is also busy with Elizabeth Mohan, Maria O Sullivan, Jimmy Reen and Amy Walshe assisting Club PRO Enda Walshe. We are going to re launch the Club Website in the coming months, with an emphasis on Club Notes, Fixtures and results, photos, match reports etc, and if anyone with relevant skills would like to help out we would be delighted to hear from you.

Having stepped down from the Club Executive and more recently as County Board Delegate for the club we would like to acknowledge and thank Sean O Sullivan for his outstanding contribution in the recent years. Sean provided a strong voice for the Club at County Board level and made sure we were always well represented and also found time to look after our Clubs Senior B team. Many thanks to Sean for all he has done and hopefully we will see him in another guise in the Club in the not too distant future.

MTU Kerry made sure they held the bragging rights over their Cork counterparts with a win in the Tralee Campus last Tuesday night. Darragh Lyne and Ryan O’Grady played prominent roles, both hitting the back of the net ,while half time substitute for MTU Cork Finbarr Murphy tried hard. Victorious on a 4-9 to 2-10 scoreline MTU Kerry now await their quarter final opponents. MTU Cork, for their part, now face the University of Ulster on Wednesday January 26th in Abbotstown for a place in same quarter finals. Best of luck to Finbarr in this clash.

An eventful week for Cian as his UCC side exited the Sigerson Cup going down to a strong UCD side last Wednesday. Cian then had the consolation of making his place in Jack O’Connors Kerry squad for the McGrath Cup win over Cork. An unfortunate clash of heads in the warm up meant Cian had the look of a rugby prop after receiving treatment but to no harm as he was introduced in the final quarter of a facile Kerry win. Kerry open their National League campaign this weekend with a trip to Kildare, ahead of the visit of Dublin to Tralee on Saturday February 5th.

Best of luck to our four representatives on the St Brendans College team that faced Hamilton HS of Bandon this weekend in the Corn Ui Mhuiri semi final. Aaron O Sullivan should start in goal with Darragh Fleming in the half back line. William Shine will feature in the forward line with young Sam Benson on the bench. We’ll update their progress in next week’s notes.

Our Juvenile Management Committee is in place for the year ahead and it consists of the following.. Donal O Leary(Chairman), Elaine O Donoghue(Secretary), Fergal Moynihan, Ted Healy, Liam O Toole, Nigel Shevlin and Sean Culloty. They been busy already and the following management teams were ratified at last Wednesdays Club Executive meeting
U12 Girls.. Mairéad O’Donoghue, Ian Bowler, Mike O’Sullivan, Patrica Quigley
U13 Boys.. Sean Culloty, Enda Murphy, Thomas Horan, Joe Hurley, Conor Keane, Brian Looney, Fergal Moynihan, Alan O’Neill, David O’Sullivan.
U14 Girls.. Ted Healy, Fergal Moynihan, Noelle O Toole, Donal O’Leary, Shane McSweeney, Sharon O’Shea.
U15 Boys.. Donal Culloty, Donal Hegarty, John Keane, Nigel Shevlin.
U16 Girls.. Jason Stack, Sharon O Grady, Enda Murphy, Dawn Murphy, Blaithin Stack, Amy O Grady, Trish O Connor.
U17 Boys.. John Bowler, Philip Gammell, Mike Pierce, Jonathan Lyne, Billy Maguire.
U18 Girls.. John Doona, Donal Hegarty, Shaun O Connor, Majella Fleming.

We wish all management and teams the best of luck in the year ahead.

Our Senior Ladies would like to sincerely thank Eoin Reen and everyone from Reen’s Pharmacy, Killarney for their continued support. In recent years Eoin has been very generous to our Ladies team providing them with bibs, water bottles and first aid kits .His latest act of generosity has seen the Ladies decked out in some resplendid Club tops, supplied by Masita. Many thanks again to Eoin and we would encourage Club members to remember our generous sponsors when doing your business in town.

Sunday January 16th.
Numbers 1, 4 , 21,22 bonus 17
No jackpot winner
Match 3/Lucky dips:
1.Ted Healy Loreto Road
2.Brendan Murphy Dunmaniheen Killorglin
3.Padraig Brosnan c/o Margaret
4.Jackie o Leary c/o Darren o Shea
5.Michael Neeson 9 Marion Terrace

Sunday January 23rd
Numbers 8, 18, 23, 24 ,bonus 19
No Jackpot winner
Match 3/Lucky Dips
1.Aaron O Sullivan 3 Chestnut Drive
2Noran Connell
3.Kieran O Sullivan, Kenmare
4.Tara Fleming
5.Seamie Doc, Rock Road

Next weeks draw Sunday January 30th