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Club Notes 5th November 2023

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The opening round of the O Donoghue Cup is pencilled in for Saturday November 18th at 1pm in Direen. Our opponents will be Listry with the winners scheduled to face Fossa on Sunday December 3rd at 2pm at a home venue.

The Club AGM is pencilled in for Monday December 4th in the Clubhouse. Any motions or nominations should be forwarded to the Club Secretary at your earliest convenience.

It was nice to see the Kerry GAA Supporters Club honour Johnny Culloty at their recent end of season get together. Johnny has of course been an ever present and strong influence in our club for many many years , recognisable to all of our members. But for those of a younger vintage they may not be fully up to verse with Johnny's glittering career. He lined out 44 times for Kerry in senior championship football, played in nine All Ireland finals and gathered five of the treasured medals. He was successful in five National League campaigns and in a career that lasted sixteen years he won twelve Munster titles. He started out in the forward line but a knee injury saw him take up position between the posts . Football was not the sport in his repertoire, he played in goal for the Kerry minor hurlers at the age of 14 and won three Minor County championships and one Senior County Championship. When his playing days were over he managed the Kerry Senior footballers in 1972 and 1973 and served as a selector under Jack O Connor in the mid noughties. Is it any wonder they acknowledged him at this function on October 29th!!

The minor boys qualified for the East Kerry Minor Division 2 Final following a hard fought win away to Cordal/ Scartaglen. The home side started brightly and raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after ten minutes. The lads grew into the game and a couple of quick fire goals saw us get back into the game and lead 4-2 to 1-6 at half time. The second half was a tight affair with a missed penalty almost proving costly for the lads and Cordal/ Scartaglen converting one. The scores were level with time running out and both sides spurned chances to win the game late on. Extra time beckoned and it was the last turn to make a fast start with a goal and two points. A black card late in the first period of extra time meant all shoulders had to be put to the wheel and a 3 point lead was preserved . But with 5 mins to go in the second period of extra time another black card was dished out and it really was a case of all hands to the pump. It was back to the walls for the remaining minutes but the lads saw out the game to progress. Final Score ..Killarney Legion 5-10 Cordal / Scartaglen 2-18.
Team ..Joshua Alade , Kevin Looney, John O Grady , Luke Courtney , Aindi O’Cathasaigh, Cillian Murphy , Ronan Fahey , Bryan Walsh, Josh Bowler, Eanna Kearney , Brian O’Shea , Jason O’Sullivan , Oisin Fleming , Daire Murphy , Eoin Murphy , Bryan O’Connor .
We will now play Glenflesk in the final, date and venue to be confirmed.

Congratulations to our representatives involved with East Kerry who came out on top in a tight finish over Mid Kerry in Austin Stack Park in the County Senior Football Championship final last Sunday. Brian Kelly pulled off a crucial save in the final moments while Darragh Lyne and Cian Gammell both started. Finbarr Murphy was introduced in the final moments while Eoghan O Sullivan, Rob Leen and William Shine were all involved in the match day squad.

Our club shop will be open every Tuesday, 6-7, Thursday, 6-7, and Sundays 6-7 up until Christmas. Our last order date to our suppliers is Sunday the 12th of November. The shop has plenty of stock but don't miss out to avoid disappointment. There will be running a Christmas Club weekly payments up until the 21st of December.For further details you can contact Sharon 0851605078 or Caroline 083 8915953.

Results Monday October 30th
Numbers drawn 7,15,18,22 Bonus No 1
No Jackpot Winner .
Match 3s / Lucky Dips
1. Eamon Bowler , c/o Enda ,
2. Joe Doran (Online)
3. Patricia Quigley (Online)
4. Ian Trant Sewells Pharmacy,
5. Con and Denis Lucey Killarney Tyre Centre.