O DONOGHUE CUP
Our Senior Men qualified for the final four of the blue riband East Kerry O'Donoghue Cup with a hard fought win over Fossa in Direen on Sunday afternoon. The reigning All Ireland Junior Champions lined out without the Clifford Brothers but the supporting cast battled gamely. They led by 0-3 to 0-2 after twelve minutes with Finbarr Murphy and Ryan O Grady on target. Finbarr struck the next three points and Peter McCarthy set up Rob Leen to make it 0-6 to 0-4 after 25 minutes. Finbarr added to his tally just before the break while James O Donoghue made it 0-8 to 0-4. Points from Darragh Lyne , Finbarr and Ryan O'Grady made it 0-11 to 0-6 as David and Paudie Clifford were summoned into action. They made an instant impact but points from the O Sullivans substitute David and Eoghan kept it at a four point game. Brian Kelly pulled off a top drawer save to deny David Clifford and further efforts from Finbarr, from a free, and a beauty from David O Sullivan saw the final score read 0-16 to 0-11 in the end. The draw for the semi finals were made directly after the game and it sees Dr Crokes play Spa in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday at 2pm while we face Kilcummin at the same venue on Sunday at the same time.
Team ... Brian Kelly, Peter O Sullivan, Danny Sheahan, Rob Leen(0-1), Cian Gammell, Darragh O Doherty (Capt) , Jonathon Lyne, Jamie Alade, Padraig Lucey, Finbarr Murphy (0-7), Darragh Lyne (0-1), Eoghan O Sullivan(0-1), James O Donoghue (0-1), Peter McCarthy, Ryan O Grady (0-3)
Subs Used..David O Sullivan(0-2) for Jamie Alade,
William Shine for Ryan O Grady, Jamie O Sullivan for Finbarr Murphy, Darragh Fleming for Peter McCarthy
The O Donoghue Cup Quarter Final game with Fossa was noteworthy as it was our first time hosting a major championship game on our new All weather pitch. The ongoing care and maintenance of the pitch meant the surface was in great nick but there was another effort that must be acknowledged off the pitch. A big thank you to everyone who helped with the stewarding, erecting of pitch fencing, car parking, selling of lotto tickets and the operating of a shop and the scoreboard. A fine example that teamwork works as well off the pitch as it does on it.
CLUB SHOPThe Club Shop is now open on request. If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact Sharon 0851605078 or Caroline 083 8915953.
MOTHERS AND OTHERS
Our ever active Mothers & Others gang have made a great start to their Social Walking Group . The initial walk was from the GlenEagle Hotel to the Killarney Cathedral and back, a trek of approx 5km and upwards of 15 joined in . The route will change weekly and the long term hope is that in the New Year to bring this on to a starter running group for those who wish to. This is open to Killarney Legion GAA Club associates that are not with Killarney Mothers and Others Legion and would like to join us. Only two little rules.1. Overs 18s only and 2. No pets.
Keep an eye on social media each week for the meeting points and routes.
BALLYDRIBEEN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Our neighbours in Ballydribeen Residents Association are planning towards a community playground in their area. As part of their efforts, they have teamed up with the Tesco Community fund to garner more assistance. Please keep an eye out when you're shopping in Deerpark Tesco for both the Blue Tokens and Box and lend them any assistance you can!!
Results Monday November 27th
Numbers were 5,6,21,25 Bonus 20
No jackpot winner
Match 3s / Lucky Dips
1. Gavin Miller online
2. Patrick Fleming online
3. Darren O Shea
4. Damien Browne Lake Hotel
5. Mike Leahy c/o Marie Leahy
Club Notes 3rd December 2023
O DONOGHUE CUP