East Kerry Superleague Round 1
If you ever wanted to see how you stood, a meeting with Rathmore will always test your mettle.The 3 in a row O Donoghue Cup winners were first up in the East Kerry Superleague that was played in Direen.John Moynihan stole in for a goal and it took a while for our lads to settle to the task.A red card for Rathmores Cathal Murphy was the catalyst for some good points by Darragh O Doherty,Thomas Moriarty and Jamie O Sullivan.That preceded a Conor Culloty goal and the score had a manageable look about it at half time .Legion 1-4 Rathmore 1-9.
The second half quickly settled into a familiar pattern as Rathmore once again slipped in for a goal and that put the game to bed.However the lads battled away to the end with Jamie O Sulivan adding some nice points before Rathmore put a bit of gloss on the scoreline with a third goal.The game afforded the new manager Alan O Neill the opportunity to see the team in competitive action for the first time and he along with selectors Sean and Jamsie O Sullivan will have learned plenty.The Superleague will see good competitive games and all the squad can expect to figure in the coming weeks.
2017 Management Teams
The following management teams were ratified by the Club Executive for the coming year.We wish them all the very best of luck..
Saturday Morning Academy
John Bowler Connie O Sullivan Paddy Griffin Peter O Leary John Carroll Ger Fogarty Brian Bowler
Donal O Donoghue John Keane Conor Mc Niece Timmy Joe Fleming Tim O Leary
PaddyOsborne, Diarmuid O Donoghue, Daithi McGillycuddy and Aaron Benson
John Culloty Philip Gammell Mike Hanrahan Johnny Culloty
Michael Lyne Enda Walshe Paudie Lynch
COACHES AND MENTORS NIGHT
On Thursday Febraury 23rd a meeting of coaches will take place in the Killarney Plaza Hotel.On the agenda will be a talk with Jimmy Mulligan of Jigsaw Kerry.Jigsaw Kerry aims to develop better social opportunities for young people and encourages them to be actively involved in promoting positive mental health.It also brings together community support for the mental health needs of 18-25 year olds.The club is constantly looking to support our members in any way and this is a very important issue in these modern times.Also Kerry minor team and club physio Katie O Driscoll will enlighten the group on the correct procedures to follow with anyone suffering a concussion.Again a lot more information is now available on this condition in the more recent past and it is of the utmost importance to player welfare.The night will conclude with a coaching forum between the group spearheaded by a leading coach in the county.As the saying goes “Knowledge is of no use until it is put into practice”
No joy for Kerry in their recent defeat to Mayo in the National Football League in Tralee.However it was most gratifying to see Conor Keane make a return to the county set up.He put in a solid 50 minutes as a replacement for the injured James O Donoghue.James should be ok for Kerrys next engagement vs Monaghan in Killarney on February 26th.The performances of Brian Kelly and Jonathan Lyne definitely did enough to merit inclusion for the Round 3 encounter.
Be sure to come along this Friday night to the Plaza Hotel for our annual Spring Party. This is a casual fun night with caint, ceol agus craic , where we can all meet up in a friendly easygoing environment. It’s also a night where we present our player of the year awards so we’d like to see ye all there to support
Senior player of the year Danny Sheahan
Junior player KJ Griffin
Young player Peter mcCarthy
Ladies player Mairead o Donoghue
Tickets only €10 which includes an impressive wine reception, finger food and dancing .
Tickets available from any committee members or can be purchased at the door on the night
Please note that entry is at the main bar door
Under 12 girls coach Selina Looney gave birth during the week to a bouncing baby boy.A great worker with the girls she assures us she has a future contender for the Senior team in training already.
Congrats to our neighbours Dr Crokes on qualifying for the All Ireland Club final on St Patricks Day.We wish them the very best of luck in the decider.
Membership can now be renewed online through our club website www.legiongaa.com. .It takes about 3 minutes and all members who are computer literate are urged to avail of this if you can and where possible help others who may not be adept in technology. It makes the whole registration process so much easier,helps the club raise funds while also building up a data base.All playing members must be registered in order to play and membership is closed on March 31st.
Minors vs Cordal/Scartaglin in County League Saturday February 18th 4pm in Direen.
Seniors vs Kilcummin in EK Superleague Sunday February 19th 2pm in Kilcu
The Redpath family has a rich history in the club and we extend our sympathies to the family of Marina Redpath Gatley on her recent passing in the USA.
Numbers were 4-8-13-19
5 Lucky dips
1.John O Connell 22 Arbutus Drive
2.Ciara Hegarty Loreto Road
3.Dodo Hegarty Loreto Road
4.Joan O Donoghue 5 O Kellys Villas
5.Tom Meehan 53 Innisfallen Rookery Road
Next weeks jackpot is €5500
Draw in Murphy’s Bar on Sunday 19th February