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Club Notes 17th September 2023

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A good for our Senior B team as they accounted for Laune Rangers in the first round of the Molyneaux Cup.  Trailing from the off and soon rediced to fourteen men a renewed and battling second half showing saw them victorious on a 0-15 to 0-8 scoreline. On a crisp September evening i t was a satisfying win for both team & management. Notable too for the return of K.J. Griffin back between the posts and keeping a clean sheet.
Team: K.J. Griffin, Callum O Donoghue,  Sean McCarthy (0-1) ,  Dan Carroll, Peter O Sullivan,  Alan Moriarty, Callum O Grady,  Shaun Keane, Kieran O Donoghue (0-1),  Mark Heffernan (0-1),  Stephen Flattery,  Sam Benson (0-3),  Thomas Moriarty (0-8),  Colm O Cuiv (0-1), Alex O Callaghan 
Subs used Cathal Sheahan for Colm O Cuiv,
Tadgh Doolan for Alex O Callaghan, Aaron O Sullivan for Stephen Flattery, Matthew Horgan for Mark Heffernan, Tom Cronin for Sam Benson.
Subs not used Gavin Moriarty, Eoghan Crowley, Bryan Griffin, Roman Carton, Ciaran Lyne, Jack Enright.
Management: Donal O Donoghue, Mark O Leary, Michael B. O Donoghue, Conor McNiece, Mike Pigott.


Our two teams played in the final round of the East Kerry League on Sunday morning at home against Keel/Listry. The Division 1 game was a close and exciting match between the two teams with the lead exchanging hands numerous times throughout the game. In the end, a draw was a fair result. A very strong Keel/Listry was too good for our boys in the the Division 5 game. Thanks to Keel/Listry for a great morning of football and also to Evan Horan, who did a great job as referee as always.
This brings down the curtain on the U13 season. The coaches are very proud of the players for the effort they put in throughout the season and the many memorable games they were involved in. We look forward to continuing to help them in their development in the coming years.

Having had a dramatic and deserved win over Castleisland Desmonds in the earlier round hopes were high as our U17 Boys headed to Ballymacelligot to face the natives in the Minor Club Championship semi final. However the home team proved to strong and eventually ran out 5-9 to 1-9 winners. We wish them well in the final.

Our Senior ladies made a trip to North Kerry last Sunday morning where they faced  Ballyduff in the Junior B championship. Knowing a win would cement a home quarter final, the ladies went about their task with gusto , working some fine team scores and leading  1-11 to 0-1 at the interval. The second half saw lots of positional and personnel changes,  but the Legion ladies kept the scoreboard ticking over. In a one sided contest the Ballyduff ladies to their credit kept going to the very end. Highlight of the game was the scoring feats of Ellen Coffey who plundered 3-2.
Final score Killarney Legion 4-15 Ballyduff 0-2.
Team:  Deirdre Lyne (1-00), Ciara Doolan ,  Isabelle Corridan, Abbie Cronin , Aisling Cahill, Andrea Murphy (0-1) , Zena Shine , Keri Ann Hanrahan (0-1) ,  Kate McCarthy (0-2), Ann Marie O Sullivan (0-1) ,  Ellen Coffey (3-2) , Aine Devlin (0-2) , Eve Coffey (0-02) , Aoife Healy (0-02) ,  Ciara Randles (0-02) 
Subs ..Amy Walshe , Lauren Horgan , Kiah Doona , Laura Healy.

The Gaelic Mothers and Others group took part in a National Blitz on Saturday which was sponsored by Sports Direct. As 1 of only 2 clubs in Kerry representing the county, they played five games against clubs from Cork, Limerick, Offaly, Dublin, and Antrim. And no bother to them they won each and every game. Well done, ladies, no doubt you enjoyed the festivities of the day.

Our Legion U12 Girls White team took on the Laune Rangers U12 Girls on Tuesday evening in what was an entralling contest from first to last minute.. On previous encounters Rangers have had the upper hand often scoring early goals which stood to them as games progressed. Tonight the girls focused on not gifting early goals and played some skillful football to hold the lead at half time. The same level of determination was present in the second half across the full team and as the game progressed both teams traded scores down to a nail biting finish where Rangers pipped us by a single point. Although defeated the performance will be one of great pride for the coaches as it reflects the hard work put in by them at training.
The Legion U12 Girls Green team played their second match of the East Kerry league on the same evening at home to MKL Gaels.  A nip and tuck first half saw the teams evenly matched with not much between them with ahead by three at the break. A faster start to the second half saw MKL gain the initiative  but our girls kept battling away before eventually running out of time,  MKL  edging the win by only 2 pts to take the win on the night. On another note well done to the MKL official who stepped in to turn in a very balanced referreeing performance. 

The U14 girls played the penultimate round of  East Kerry Division 3 League on Sunday evening  in Killorglin where Laune Rangers were the opposition. The visitors were first to score and made good use of the possession in the opening quarter to lead the contest. Both sides raised the green flag on two occasions but the Legion girls tagged on a few more points to hold the lead at the interval. Both sides battled through the second half with tight marking and strong defence in evidence at both ends. Legion combined well up front to keep the scoreboard ticking over. A couple of goals  extended the gap and secured the two points for the visitors at the final whistle. 
Thanks to Laune Rangers for a sporting game and to the referee officiating the match. The final round of the league concludes next weekend.

Unfortunately, due to an adverse weather forecast, we had to postpone our Club Barbecue to a later date. Although the conditions weren't as unfavourable as forecast the chance could not be taken given the outdoor nature of the event . We will endeavour to host it in the near future!!

Results Monday September 11th
Numbers were 12,13,14, 25 Bonus 17.
No jackpot winner. 

Match 3s / Lucky Dips:

1. Diarmuid O Donoghue Scrahan 

2 . Liam Shine Rossdara 
3. James Walsh Loreto Road 
4. Mary o Meara Hill View Woodlawn Road 
5. Maura Maher 2 The Lime Ballydowney