A HURLEY MADE FOR HURLING
The Tralee sides’ run in the Sigerson Cup came to an end with defeat to NUIG at the semi final stage in Rathkeale last Thursday, February 10th. Having trailed for most of the encounter and 0-11 to 0-6 down with 10 minutes to go in normal time, they staged a great comeback to bring the tie to extra time. Alas in extra time the Galway side pushed on again and eventually ran out winners by 3 points. Darragh Lyne started at left half back and acquitted himself very well while Ryan O Grady was introduced in the second half and showed a great industry. So hard luck to MTU Kerry after a great run in the competition as NUIG meet a David Clifford inspired UL in the final
SPORTS CAPITAL GRANTS
The Club was delighted to be in receipt of 50,000 Euro in the latest round of the Sports Capital Grants which were announced last Friday. Under the terms of the grant, funding is provided to assist voluntary organisations such as ourselves to develop high quality and sustainable facilities and the Field and Facilities Committee are sure to put the funds to good use for future development in the Club. Although recently retired as the Committees lead a lot of gratitude is extended towards Pat Moynihan who has been responsible for the securing of grants for the club for many years. The facilities are certainly for every member to be proud of.
Our website has got a complete makeover, special thanks to PR Committee member Elizabeth Mohan who has put the finishing touches to a sleek new look. On it you can now expect to find all the latest News, Fixtures and Results, Pitch planner, Club Shop, pay your Membership, play the Club Lotto and a Coaches’ Corner with tips and information to help you along the way.
EAST KERRY SENIOR SUPERLEAGUE ROUND 2
WILL SHINES FOR THE SEM
St Brendans College overcame the hotly fancied Tralee CBS outfit to grab the highly coveted Corn Ui Mhuiri title at a Spring-like Fitzgerald Stadium last weekend. Deprived of the services through injury of 2021 Kerry minors Rian Colleran and Luke Crowley they took the blow in their stride to upset the applecart. After a tight first half with the sides going in level at the break 0-8 apiece they made a run for home in the second half to leave the Tralee favourites reeling. The undoubted star of the show was Will Shine who cashed in for nine points and tormented the CBS backline with his direct running. Not to be outdone Darragh Fleming played a starring role at right half back and kicked a magnificent point to boot. The Sem defence was air tight and when it was breached , goalkeeper Aaron O Sullivan stood firm and pulled off a couple of fine saves. Sam Benson was an unused substitute but as mentioned earlier he made the trip to Rathmore straight after to feature for our Senior team in the East Kerry Superleague. Well done to the four lads, team and management and we wish them well in their pursuit of the Hogan Cup where they now face St Marys Magherafelt of Derry.
Photo courtesy of Fitzgearld Stadium Facebook Page.