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Club Notes 3rd February 2024

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Our Senior Men opened up their East Kerry Super League campaign with a comfortable win over Fossa in Direen. Leading by 1-6 to 0-5 at half time courtesy of a Sam Benson goal, they pushed further clear in the second half thanks to another Benson goal and further strikes from Eoghan O Sullivan and Peter Mc Carthy. Final Score Killarney Legion 4-11 Fossa 0-8.
Team Colm O Cuiv, Podge O'Connor, Danny Sheahan, Peter O Sullivan, Denis Sheahan, Darragh Fleming , Jonathan Lyne, Jamie Alade, Darragh Lyne, Cian Sheahan, William Shine, Finbarr Murphy, Ryan O Grady, Shaun Keane, Sam Benson.. Subs.. Brian Kelly, Eoghan O Sullivan, Peter McCarthy, Callum O'Donoghue,Darragh O Doherty, Rob Leen.

The East Kerry Gala All Star Awards were held in the GlenEagle Hotel last Friday night. Despite our narrow defeat to Dr Crokes in the O'Donoghue Cup final we still had eight nominees up for recognition. Five of the eight were ultimately successful with Brian Kelly, Peter O Sullivan, Cian Gammell, Darragh Lyne and Finbarr Murphy all collecting gongs. Brian Kelly kept four clean sheets in the O'Donoghue Cup and the All Star winning goalkeeper was soundness personified behind his defence. His kick outs were pinpoint and his safety under the high ball is unparalleled.  Peter O Sullivans versatility in either the full back or half back line kept a number of the county's top forwards under wraps. With lightning speed he also was a springboard for many counter attacks, his pace making him a serious threat and a worthy recipient of an East Kerry All Star. Cian Gammell is the holder of two All Ireland minor medals and a Hogan Cup in 2016 with St Brendans College. He has been a mainstay of Kerry intercounty panels since. If he continues to perform to the level he did in the O Donoghue Cup campaign a recall to the County colours could be in the offing. Darragh Lyne was an All Ireland winner in 2018 ,he has also represented Kerry at U20 level. His performance against Kilcummin in the semi final in atrocious conditions was outstanding and he is flagged as being one to watch in 2024. Finbarr Murphy was a consistent scorer all year , the seven point contribution against Fossa was his best performance of the year. His accuracy off either foot from both play and placed balls was instrumental in his team's run to the O Donoghue Cup. Coming from a family steeped in Gaelic Football, the Murphys from Mill Road, Finbarr is a worthy recipient. Also nominated were Darragh O Doherty, Ryan O'Grady and Jamie Alade and no doubt all three will be looking to push on this year also.

Well done to the Killarney Legion Set Dancers on becoming Scór na nÓg County Champions on Friday night last. Zoe Counihan, Brian Brosnan, Grace Cox, Jeremy Brosnan
Rian Brosnan, Mia Cox, Callum Cox and Eva Spellman made up the winning set. A big thank you to Hannah Majella Moynihan for arranging the set and Caroline Cox who gathered the troops. Big congrats all round!!

Our U17 Boys will be in action in Division 1 of the County League with the opening round pencilled in for Saturday February 17th. A trip to Gallurus is the first fixture while Austin Stacks will visit Direen a week later on February 24th. Another home game against Rathmore on Saturday March 9th is sandwiched in  between away days in Spa and Listowel. All games are fixed for 3pm.

Our ever active Mothers and Others group are organising a table quiz in the International Hotel on Friday February 23rd. This is a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Brittany in April and the whole club is asked to row in between the project. Throw in for the quiz is 8 bells.

The Club extends its sympathies to Shane Mc Sweeney , Lara and all the family on the recent sad passing of Dominic, Shane's Dad.

May he Rest in Peace. 

Results Monday January29th
Numbers  were 9,22,23,25 Bonus 28
No jackpot winner

Match 3s / Lucky Dips:

1. Collette & Danny c/o Caragh Restaurant 

2. Sandra Murphy Rock Road 
3. Donie Fleming 79 St Brendan’s Terrace 
4. Mark O Leary Ballycasheen 
5. Donie Foley online