SEAN O KEEFFE TROPHY
It’s two-in-a-row for the St.Patricks Day Legion entry – retaining the Sean O’Keefe perpetual trophy for Overall Best Entry in the Killarney St. Patricks Day parade.
Under the direction of Stella Maloney a great team of Tommy Galvin,Sean McDermott,Martin Walsh,Patricia Boland,Desiree Crowley,Denise Fogarty,Carol Ann Spellman,Majella Fleming, Anita Murphy,Fiona Cotter,Suzanne Smith,Margaret Reen,Christina Tangney,Orla Culloty,Brian Moriarty,Timmy O’Donoghue,Ted Healy,Paddy Osborne and Brian Looney were among the team who have obviously got the winning formula.
Thanks to all the kids and the Academy coaches and parents who made sure everyone had fun and stayed safe and everyone who helped out in advance and on the day.
The U14 girls had a fruitful trip to Carrigadrohid during the week taking on Cork kingpins St Vals in a challenge game.18 brave Legion girls made the trip on a frosty night but was well worthwhile outing against a strong St Vals team. Some excellent performances across the team including a number of debuts for some new U14 girls. Congratulations also to Aisling Stack and Keri Ann Hanrahan who played for Kerry u14s last week in their Munster Championship victory over Cork.
The U16 Girls had a challenge match against Kilcummin under lights at Direen on Wednesday night in very cold conditions,this was their first game this season as they form up for the challenges of County League Division III.The first League game is away to Scartaglen ,followed by a home game against Na Gaeil,home again following that to Ballymac and then the last game of the league away to Glenflesk,Hopefully following on from that campaign there will be a final to look forward to.
SENIORS COUNTY LEAGUE
Killarney Legion 1-8 Kenmare 1-4
The second game in the county league saw the seniors travel to sunny Kenmare and maintain their unbeaten record.A gale force wind made things difficult for both sides and the contest eventually came down to sheer determination and fitness.Going in leading on a scoreline of 0-5 to 0-2 it looked ominous as Kenmare had the benefit of the elements in the second half.However the Legion squad displayed a doggedness and allied to a fine showing by the defence they overcame the setback of a Kenmare goal with 15 mins.to go by threatening to hit the net themselves on two occasions.The goal eventually came fittingly from a turnover ball by the Legion backs and a quick move upfield saw the willing Jack O Neill punch to the net – no more than they deserved in fairness.Discipline and some tidy tackling kept Kenmare to a very manageable total of 1-4 and therein lay the reason for the win.Chris Davies at centre back was outstanding while Finbar Murphy at full forward continues to show great potential..
TRÁTH NA gCEIST
Well done to Tony Trant and his quiz team of Ben Gaughran,Jack McCrohan,Ciara Doolan and Amy Walshe who did so well in the Scór na bPaistí final.
ANOTHER ALL IRELAND
Not for the first time has Aiden O Mahoney gone to Dublin and returned a winner as he along with his partner won Dancing with the Stars,another great display by the Rathmore dynamo.Well done Aiden.
Winning no’s – 2,10,23,24. No winner. Next week’s jackpot – €7,300.