Club Notes (March 28th)


Saturday evening’s trip to Strand Road ended in disappointment as the lads fell to their second defeat of the campaign. Our kicking left plenty to be desired and with Tommy Walsh racking up the frees at the other end, it was always going to be an uphill battle. First half goals from Conor Keane and Billy McGuire kept Legion in it at the break and when Donal Lyne added a third just after half-time the sides were level, in spite of the fact that we had yet to kick a point. Rahillys, meanwhile, were far more efficient in front of the posts and eased back into the lead. David O’Sullivan kicked our only point of the day with five minutes remaining and the home side held on for a comfortable six-point win. Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 0-16 Legion 3-1.

Legion scorers: Conor Keane (1-0 ), Billy McGuire (1-0), Donal Lyne (1-0), David O’Sullivan (0-1).

Legion: David Gleeson, Ciarán Lyne, Danny Sheahan, Cathal Sheahan, Darragh O’Doherty, Chris Davies, Alan Moriarty, Shaun Keane, Jack O’Neill, Billy McGuire, David O’Sullivan, Donal Lyne, Conor Keane, Jamie O’Sullivan, Tom Moriarty. Subs: Denis Sheahan, Derek Twomey, Kevin Breen, Rob Leen, Scott O’Mahony.


Our ladies picked up another win in the Division 4 Championship on Sunday, beating Kerins O’Rahillys on a 5-20 to 0-1 scoreline. Elizabeth Mohan got the first score of the game, sailing the ball over the bar in the first few minutes, and she added a goal to her tally moments later. Denise Lyne and Máiréad O’Donoghue notched a couple of points and Rebecca Murphy got in on the act with a point and then a goal. Unretired player Katie O’Connor followed the trend with another goal and a point and Róisín Lucey kicked a fine score. Our backs Méabh Crowley, Claire Tangney, Julie Kelly and Leanne Pierce did well to keep Rahillys from scoring, and Sarah Leahy did stellar work at half-back. Working hard as usual in midfield, Isabelle Corridan and Rebecca Murphy put in a great shift. Our super subs Emma Murphy and Ellen Corridan took up the mantle in the second half with Kiah Doona scoring her first goal of the season. A quiet day for goalie Carmel Looney although her pin point kickouts certainly helped the cause.


“One of the greatest, most glamorous fashion shows ever held in this country.” That’s how last year’s show was described and this year’s event promises to be even better. We are delighted to be heading back to The Malton Hotel on Thursday, April 28th, and once again the Norma O’Donoghue Modelling Agency will be hosting the show. 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. All this for the unbelievable value of €25, which includes a wine reception. Demand for tickets is already huge so don’t miss out.
Tickets available at The Malton Hotel, Sewells Pharmacy, Keanes Jewellers, Kerry’s Boutique and any member of the Club Executive.


Well done to everyone involved in our entry for the St Patrick’s Day parade. Legion walked away with the overall winners prize, the Seán O’Keeffe Perpetual Trophy. A great achievement and well-deserved.

A reminder that the club are 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. Each ticket costs €2 but if you add up a year of selling just five tickets a week, you would be generating over €500 for the club. 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 is on 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. Please spread the word.