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Club Notes 24th March 2024

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After a successful East Kerry Super League campaign , there was a disappointing start to the County League when our Senior Men narrowly lost out to Ballymacelligott in Direen. Points from Ryan Grady(2) , Finbarr Murphy and Darragh Lyne helped in an even first half , played against the strong wind , to see the sides level at half time., 0-4 each. The visitors made a dream start to the second half, netting a goal but that was cancelled out by a Ryan Grady strike . But three points in a row saw Ballymac surge clear again, with Conor Keane pointing twice to narrow the gap to one, 1-8 to 1-7. Again Ballymac made a break for home with further points but Eoghan O Sullivan and Finbarr Murphy cut the gap to the minimum. Despite a late siege , an equalising point proved elusive.
Round 2 takes place this Sunday, March 31st in JP O Sullivan Park at 2pm, where Laune Rangers lie in wait.

A good start for the Senior B team on Friday night in the 1st round of the County League playing Castleisland Desmonds in Direen. 
Next game is home again to An Ghaeltacht on Thursday night next , March 28th  at 7pm
Final.score Killarney Legion 3-15 Castleisland Desmonds 0-2.
Team ...Rob Osbourne, Callum O Donoghue, Cathal Sheahan, Ian Prendergast, Senan O Leary(0-1), Callum O Grady, Conor Gammell, Denis Sheahan, Eoghan Crowley(0-1), Cian Sheahan(0-1), Gavin Moriarty(0-5), Daire Murphy(1-1), Matthew Horgan(1-3)
Subs...Sean McCarthy, Ewan McIndoe(0-2), Conor Lucey, Connie O Leary, Alex O Callaghan(0-1), Roman Carton(1-0), Liam Austin.

Our senior ladies kicked off their Credit Union Donal Curtin Division 3 campaign last Friday evening at home to Spa. In a highly competitive game, in very testing conditions, the points were shared on a scoreline of 5-06 a piece.

After a series of weather enforced cancellations, our minor boys campaign finally got back underway last evening in Direen with Listowel Emmets the visitors for the Division 1A clash. We started well and scored the first three points before Listowel got on the scoreboard. We went close to raising green flags on at least four occasions in the first half as both the crossbar and posts were rattled but the visitors grew in confidence and took some nice points to leave the half time score at 0-6 to 0-4 in our favour .
Some encouragement in the half-time team talk from the coaches about composed finishing and shot selection paid early dividends as Legion finally raised a green flag early in the second half. With the Legion backs continuing to provide a solid foundation for defence and fast transition to attack, our forwards started getting space, and their finishing excelled. The finishing improves as five goals followed, and while the scoreline suggests a one-sided game, Legion had to work hard against the men from the banks of the Feale. Both teams played good football until the final whistle in what was a very sporting contest, with no cards or bad fouls.
Thanks to the referee Padraig O'Sullivan, the Listowel team , management, and the supporters from both clubs for contributing to the game.
Special thanks to the Legion field committee for getting the pitch in game ready condition after incessant rainfall.

Our U13 boys had their first competitive outings on Sunday evening playing the first round of the County League at home to An Ghaeltacht. Our B team, playing in Division 11, shared the spoils on a scoreline of 2-10 to 3-07. Our A side met a physically strong Gaeltacht side but battled hard throughout before coming up short on a scoreline of Legion 3-08 An Gaeltacht 5-11.


A big thanks to all involved in Legions Top Class Float today, especially to Timmy o Donoghue who did awesome work on the float and all the equipment, to Brita Hegarty to take on the responsibilities of Legion Social Committee and to all the people that she gathered around her to make it a great success. 

Results Tuesday March 18th
Numbers were 2,8,10,11 Bonus No.1
No Jackpot winner.
Match 3s / Lucky Dips
1. Breda O Connor

2. Donal Donoghue
3. Seán O Sullivan 
4. Esther Brosnan
5. Derek Pyne