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Club Notes 24th July 2023

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The opening round of fixtures have been released in the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Championship. Farranfore will be the venue on Sunday August 13th for our clash with Currow. 2pm is the designated throw in time. The other game in our game, Kilcummin against Laune Rangers will take place in Beaufort on Saturday August 5th.

The U10 Girls hosted our neighbours Dr Crokes in Direen and some lovely football was played, aided no doubt by the excellent refereeing of Leah O Grady and Grace Cox, two of our U16 players.
Our Legion U12 Girls White team visited Listowel Emmets on Tuesday last and put in a good performance on a wet cold evening. From the get go, we established a good grip on the game and stayed in control throughout the full game, albeit there were intervals where the focus dropped, and this allowed Emmets to put together some good passages of play.
Our U14 girls made the trip to North Kerry during the week to play Brosna / Knocknagoshel in Division 3 of the County league. The girls came away with a well-deserved victory on a score line of 2-13 to 1-7. They put in a huge effort over the hour but only led by one point at half time due to some wayward shooting. The defence was outstanding throughout but we were far more clinical in front of goals in the second half. Well done to all the girls and a big thank you to Brosna/Knocknagoshel for a very competitive & sporting game. Churchill visited Direen on a damp Sunday evening but adapted much better to the conditions, eventually running our 5-7 to 2-6 victors. We await the results of the remaining games to be played to see if the team will advance to the semi final stage.
The U16 ladies completed their Co League group games at home last night to Duagh/Moyvane. Short of a number of regulars due to holidays it was a night the full panel came to the fore. Playing with the breeze in the first half, our girls took control early dominating possession, but scores were not as freely obtained as we would hope. The score was 0-08 to 0-01 at half time in our favour. We expected a bounce by the opposition in the 2nd half, and it duly came mid-way through the half when they scored 2 quick goals, one from the penalty spot. With the lead now only at 4 pts, we came straight back up the field and scored our own goal to give us a bit more comfort. We finished stronger and won the game 2-13 to 2-04. The team remains unbeaten with a 100% record to date and secured a home semi-final in two weeks' time when the serious business starts. It was a night where we were very thankful for our panel strength, including some U14s who provided cover for the team.

The U11 Boys had the experience of playing in the Cathedral of Kerry Football when they participated in a Munster GAA Blitz last Wednesday. An exciting and fulfilling experience no doubt to be playing in the arena that has seen the greats of Kerry football. No doubt the lads soaked it all in.

A big thank you to everyone who helped make our British Open Golf Fundraiser such an enjoyable and successful event. And while on the course Brian Harman made sure it was only a matter of formality , all the drama was confined to our leaderboard. Darragh O Doherty courtesy of late birdies by John Rahm and Victor Hovland came with a late surge to deny Chris Flannery, who was left to rue Tommy Fleetwoods late mistakes. The Moriartys, Tom and Alan, and Emma Murphy kept the outcome in doubt right up to the final stroke.

Congratulations to the Kerry minor Ladies who defeated Dublin in Cahir last Wednesday and they now face Sligo in the All Ireland B Final on Saturday August 5th. Recently crowned Club Young Ladies Player of the Year Andrea Murphy is in the panel.
The very best of luck to both Kerry teams in action this weekend. On Saturday the Ladies are in Thurles with a 5pm showdown with Mayo in the TG4 All Ireland championship semi final. While of course on Sunday the male counterparts are seeking their 39th All Ireland title, with 30 time winners Dublin obdurately standing in their path.

Monday July 17th Results
Numbers were 4,15, 21, 24 Bonus 16
Match 3s / Lucky Dips
1. Eileen Buckley .2. Karen Moore .3. Batt Doherty .4. Nora Long .5. Madeleine O Donoghue.