Enthusiasm,energy and lots of action were the by-words last Saturday morning at the Academy as it swung into action on a day borrowed from Summer.A fine crowd of lively children took to all parts of Derreen and it was as serious for those taking part as any All Ireland.While many who attended last year and previous to that had the look of veterans the newer crop could easily be distinguished by the over sized togs and jerseys not to mention the odd extra step when in possession of the ball which in many cases appeared to be the size of a beach ball.Many parents took advantage of the fine day to relax and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while several others took part in the many coaching sessions all over the field.Remember there is always room for more should anybody desire to get involved – Tosnaíonn gach turas le céim amháin – every journey starts with a single step.
GOODBYE TO DENIS
While we enjoyed the spirit of the Academy it was tempered by the news that Denis O Sullivan,Pinewood had suddenly passed away.A terrible shock for his family and all those who knew him he was fondly remembered by many in the club who knew and played with him.His record when playing was quite remarkable and he had a tremendous eye for goal right from a young age.He often gave the impression of being slightly disinterested but suddenly would break to one side with perfect timing and head for goal.
He captained our minors to a Div.1 County title against Austin Stacks in Farranfore in a tit for tat game in which he struck for the winning goal showing a deft touch to steer the ball into the net.The famed Rockies must have been sick of the sight of Denis as he did the same to them in the earlier rounds and for good measure he had done the very same thing in another county final again against the Stacks when he was under 12! Not many could claim those kind of stats.
He was held in great affection and many of his team mates had nothing but good memories and fun stories of the late Denis.The club was privileged to march along his removal route to the Church of the Resurrection.The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s sincerest sympathy to his parents Denis,Theresa,and the O Sullivan Family on their sad loss,Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis.
Killarney Legion 3-5 Currow 5-9
Having fought back from 9 pts.down to leave just a goal in it the Ladies just ran out of steam as Currow rallied again to take the points.When one factors in that several senior players were on college duty it augurs well for the remaining campaign.
SUPER LEAGUE RD.3
Killarney Legion 2-15 Dr.Crokes 1-12
The seniors continued their steady improvement with an away win in Lewis Rd.under lights.Goals from Conor Culloty and Jamie Sullivan helped them on the their way and once again the younger players got some valuable game time under their belts as the county league approaches.
Congratulations to Killarney Celtic on their fantastic win in the F.A.I.Junior Cup.
Best of luck to Dr.Crokes as they head for Croke Park on St.Patricks Day to play Slaughtneil in the club final.
County league Killarney Legion V Spa,Sunday March 19th.2p.m.in Derreen
Under 12 Boys County League Fixtures
Churchill(A) Sunday April 2nd 6pm
Glenflesk(H) Sunday April 9th 6pm
Moyvane(H) Sunday April 23rd 6pm
Rathmore(A) Sunday April 30th 6pm
Beaufort (A) Sunday May 7th 6pm
Under 14 County League Fixtures
Kenmare (H) Wednesday March 29th 6.30pm
Ardfert(A) Wednesday April 5th 7pm
Na Gaeil (A) Wednesday April 12th 7pm
Castlegregory (A) Wednesday April 26th 7pm
Fossa (H) Wednesday May 10th 7pm
Under 16 Boys East Kerry League Fixtures
Firies(H) Monday March 27th 6.30pm
Rathmore(A) Monday April 3rd 6.30pm
Kenmare (H) Monday April 17th
Dr Crokes (A) Monday April 24th
Winning no’s – 7,10,13,24. No winner.Lucky dips – (1)Brendan Griffin,(2)Jerry Clifford,(3)Andrew Sheehan(4)Kat.Cronin(5)Miriam Conlan.Next weeks jackpot €6,700.