CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL
Killarney Legion 1-13 Kenmare Shamrocks 3-12
No complaints about the result of this semi-final as a more determined and fluid Kenmare side won eventually by 5pts.From the off they showed an ability to free up players which put the Legion backs under continuous pressure.Some poor shooting cost them early on but just as the Legion bagan to settle they were caught for a goal which swung the balance back in the Shamrocks favour,indeed they weren’t to trail again from that point onwards as their confidence grew.There were individual displays from the likes of Shaun Keane,Billy McGuire and James O Donoghue but the normal team cohesion was sadly missing this particular day.A brief Legion rally saw Denis Sheahan punch the ball to the net after what was a rare piece of smooth combined play by the forwards but Kenmare persisted and once again picked up the challenge to add a third goal and ease comfortably on to the final.A timely heads up for the seniors with the same opposition coming next Sunday to Derreen for the first round game of the county championship.However the form so far this year shows that the Legion squad has a lot more in them and hopefully they’ll repeat their high tempo team performances that they’ve turned in up to now.
Killarney Legion V Kenmare Shamrocks,Derreen,Sunday 14th.May at 1.30 p.m.All support greatly appreciated for this very important fixture.
Well done to Darren Looney,Michaél Devlin along with Barry Slattery who were part of the Kerry u17 squad that beat Tipperary in the Munster semi-final.Not only has he a keen eye for goal himself but Michaél is not averse to setting them up either as he duly obliged when introduced.
ANOTHER SEM SUCCESS
Well done to the Sem on winning the Russell Cup, defeating Mercy Mounthawk Tralee on a scoreline of 4-13 to 5-05.The team was captained by our own Eoghan O’Sullivan.Other Legion lads who were part of the victorious team were Niall McGillicuddy,Ryan O’Grady,Cian O’Leary, Owen Benson & Jack Corridan.Congrats lads.
U16 Girls News
Glenflesk 4-9 Killarney Legion 5-9
On Thursday night the U16 Girls travelled the short distance out to Glenflesk for their final game in the initial round of the league.Plenty of school room discussions had taken place about the match as most of the girls attended secondary school in Killarney so great anticipation existed pre match.In good conditions with a strong breeze Glenflesk took an early lead with some good scores as our girls tried to settle into the rhythm of the game and find their momentum.There was a fast pace set by Glenflesk and our backs were very active as they repelled many an attack.Strong defending by Glenflesk along with the wind prevented any great gains by the Legion but gradually scores were traded back and forth and through some good passages of play coupled with sheer perseverance Legion managed to cut the deficit to just one point by half time .
The pace of the game was very telling on both sides at half time and the dry warm conditions took a toll on energy reserves.As the second half progressed the Legion managed to pull ahead slightly but Glenflesk were once again on their heels,not much more than two points separated the teams and the noise levels rose from the spectators present as the game was in the balance and was proving to be a great spectacle.Some superb fielding by the Legion girls managed to gain the momentum and a full three points separated the sides in the dying minutes.Glenflesk pushed forward but the fast pace of the game was taking its toll and our girls having come from behind a few times in the game were not going to give up and kept the gap until the final whistle .
Fortunately an observant photographer was in action on the sideline and there are some fantastic photos of the girls in action on the Glenflesk GAA facebook page.
KERRY U14 GIRLS
Well done to John Doona,Keri Anne Hanrahan,and Aisling Stack on their fine Munster final victory over the Rebelettes of Cork in Fermoy winning on a 1-13 to 0-8 scoreline. .
AN CÉAD COMAOINEACH
Congratulations to all those boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion recently.
Results of Bank Holiday Monday draw,winning no’s – 7,18,20,22.No winner.Lucky dips – (1)Leanne Pierce,(2)Jennifer Leane,(3)Damien Murphy,(4)Catherine Doyle,(5)Anthony Russell.Jackpot carried forward – €8,800.
Draw on Sun.7-5-17.Winning no’s – 1,15,19,24.No winner.Lucky dips – (1)Jade Houlihan,(2)Agnes Lawlor,(3)Eileen Daly,(4)Seamus O Sullivan,(5)Agnes Conway.Next weeks jackpot – €9,100.Play online at www.legiongaa.com
The Killarney Legion Club extends it’s deepest sympathy to Mary Kearns and the Kearns Family on the sad passing of Tony R.I.P.Ar
Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis.