Heartache but progress for U14s

Our U14 boys fell agonisingly short in their quest for an East Kerry double when going down by the bare minimum to our great rivals Dr Crokes in the Park.A strong wind made it a game of 2 halves and it was Crokes who had the benefit of it in the first half and they cashed in with 3 early goals but some solid attacking play saw us half the deficit with a half time score of 3-5 to 1-7.The second half was a slow burner but the game hit a purple patch halfway through the half and it was all square heading down the straight.In the last minutes Dr Crokes got their necks in front and try as we might we couldn’t reel them in.Although defeat was their lot the lads can take great satisfaction out of their years work and the progress they have made.The club is very proud of them and are very thankful to the management team of Donal O Donoghue, John Keane, Tim O Leary,Timmy Joe Fleming and Conor McNiece for their unstinting work and dedication all year.
The U12 girls qualified for the East Kerry League Final thanks to a fine display against Kilcummin in Direen. The carrot of this game was that the winner had home advantage against the loser in the League decider.The first half saw Legion make the most of the wind advantage to lead at half time .With Kilcummin having the wind to their backs they threw the kitchen sink at our girls but a brave and heroic display saw us out winners on a 2-6 to 1-3 scoreline.The Final has been fixed for Monday October 2nd in Direen so here’s hoping that at the time of reading another victory will have been secured.

Well done to the Under 16 East Kerry District team who beat  West Kerry today in the District County Championship  Cup Final in Austin Stack Park last Sunday. Darragh Lyne captained the team to great effect while  Kieran O’Donoghue, Peter O’Sullivan, Evan Smith, Niall McGillicuddy, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Ryan O’Grady,Adam Kissane,Tadgh Doolan and Cian O’Leary were all involved in the squad. Congratulations too to manager Mike Devlin who had his troops well drilled.

Most of the first round matches have now been completed so the stage is now almost set for the quarter finals with only one Round 1 game to be played. We await the winner of Fossa vs Firies which is being played in Fossa this Sunday October 8th at 1pm.This game is scheduled for Saturday October 21st at 3pm.
We are supporting the Ian O Connell Fund
On August 16th this year Spa juvenile player Ian O’Connell was injured when he fell off his bike in Killarney National Park. 16 year old Ian suffered damage to his neck and spine and is currently in Dublin receiving treatment.A special lotto draw will take place at the Torc Hotel, Killarney on Sunday October 15th with a jackpot prize of €2000. There is also a bank account set up at AIB, Main St, Killarney under the account name ‘Ian O’Connell Fund’ for any donations:
Account Name: Ian O’Connell Fund
Account Number: 64056025
Sort Code: 936332
IBAN: IE24AIBK93633264056025
Tickets for this lotto draw are currently available from Enda Walshe,Tommy Galvin,Denise Fogarty,Keanes Jewellers and Sewells Pharmacy . We will also be selling tickets in the clubhouse from 7.30 to 8.30 on Wednesday October 4th and at the Saturday Morning Academy on October 7th.We urge all our members to help out in this very worthy cause and anyone who wishes to buy or sell contact above outlets.
To Sean O Donoghue and Jen Jaworska  on their recent engagement and also to Katie Walsh who has migrated to Dublin where she is taking up further studies in College.
Numbers were 2,4,12,26
Not won
5 x lucky dips
1.Paul Payne 47 St Brendans Place
2.Denis Carroll c/o Sceal Eile
3.Orla Culloty
4.Eugene McCrohan
5.Sandra Daly 79 Hawthorn Avenue
Next week’s Jackpot is €15,400.Draw on Sunday October 8th 9pm in Murphys Bar.