Bright sunshine earlier in the day gave way to wet and windy conditions for the seniors first trip to Con Keating Park in many a day.Playing with the wind in the first it took the game a while to get going as Bryan Sheahan and Jamie O Sullivan were to the fore for their respective sides and when the whistle went at half time for the break the sides were locked at 4 points each.Playing against the elements in this half it could be argued that we held the upper hand and the evidence of that could be seen when Billy Maguire kicked us into the lead with 10 minutes to go.However straight from the kick out St Mary’s went down field to score a slightly fortuitous goal and at games end that was the match winner.Unlike previous weeks the front six certainly created more chances but a costly tally of 8 second half wides tells its own story.Despite the loss there are positives to be picked out of that battling second half performance.The competition takes a 3 week break now for Club Championship action so our next outing is at home to Kerins O Rahillys on the weekend of May 12/13th.
Final score Killarney Legion 0-8 St Mary’s 1-8
Killarney Legion 3-13 Kilgarvan /Tuosist 2-12
A deserved win for the minors as they turned in an all round team performance in Derreen.The first half saw the sides evenly matched and couldn’t be separated at the break 2-4 to 1-7.The second half saw the Legion side grow in confidence and a steady supply of good ball led to a healthy return on the scoreboard.Despite a substantial number out of the panel for various reasons the team showed great drive and were well led by Jack Hanrahan,Jack Corridan,Conor Lucey and 16 year old Eoin O Sullivan who was excellent at midfield.Results haven’t gone the way of this team mainly due to the aforementioned absence of a good number of players but there is huge potential in this group when all are fit and ready.
Alas no joy for Áine Devlin in the county final but great credit to her as she showed her talent by making it three East Kerry titles in a row,no doubt we’ll hear more of her in the future.The quiz team also performed excellently – a discipline the club has had a very successful record in down the years.
ALL IRELAND JUNIOR SCHOOLS FINAL
Commiserations to the St.Brigids girls who represented the town and their school so well all year but fell short at the final hurdle.The Legion had a major input into the squad with Paudie Breen co-managing the side.No fewer than eleven Legion girls were involved testimony to how vibrant and successful the Ladies section has become.
The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s deepest sympathy to the Wynne Family,Loreto Rd.on the passing of Christy,R.I.P.Síoraí na bhFlaitheas ar a Anam Uasal.
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