UNDER 16 BOYS
The competitive nature of East Kerry football was there for all to see when our lads met local rivals Dr Crokes in the 1st round of the regional championship.A high quality competitive tussle ensued and in the end it was the goal scoring prowess of Ryan O Grady and Eoghan O Sullivan that counted.The first half ended with Legion in an 8 point to 5 lead.This was due to the intelligent promptings of Niall McGillycuddy in a playmaking role and his role was complimented by the industry of Christian Casey,Cian O Leary,Tadgh Doolan and Adam Kissane in the attacking third.The second half saw the goal rush as Darragh Lyne pulled the midfield strings as the aforementioned Eoghan O Sullivan gathered 8 marks in the central third. With the goals as security the defence was not in the mood for keeping the back door open and the sextet of Dion O Neill,Kieran O Donoghue,Ian Prendergast, Evan Smyth,Peter O Sullivan and Brian Okwute were to a man superb.Debutant keeper Aaron O Sullivan gave an assured display between the sticks.Next up for the lads is another huge challenge in the shape of Rathmore in the semi final.This is fixed for Direen on Sunday October 15th at 5pm.Final Score Killarney Legion 3-10 Dr Crokes 0-12.
At this rate an extension to the mantlepiece will be needed in the Gammell household to house the growing collection of acolades being gathered by Cian.What a huge honour for Cian to be selected,alongside 7 other Kerry players,on the inaugural Electric Ireland Minor All star team.This was testament to the many impressive performance’s he gave throughout the campaign.Often handed the role of patrolling the opponents dangerman he finished the year without conceding a score to his direct opponent. A record most fitting of an All star. A huge honour for the club too,it sits nicely alongside James O Donoghue’s 2 awards in 2013 and 2014.
O DONOGHUE CUP
With Firies having secured passage to the quarter final stage we now know our date in the competition.On Saturday October 21st we will play Firies in Pairc Eamonn Farranfore at 3pm.Gneeveguilla and Rathmore are already safely through to the last four with Dr Crokes and Kilcummin to face off in the other quarter final.
UNDER 12 GIRLS
Hard luck to our U12 girls who had a titanic battle with Kilcummin last Monday night only to be pipped at the post in the last few minutes in the East Kerry final .
But they certainly died with their boots on and can keep their chins up after giving their all.
Their season isnt over yet as they now play Laune Rangers in 2 weeks in the B Final.
Killarney Legion 2-5
CHILD WELFARE COURSE
Our Child welfare officer Christina Tangney tells us that on Monday October 23rd at 7pm we will be running a Child Protection and Welfare course.Even if you have done this course with another organisation it is obligatory to do this one to work in the GAA.
It is mandatory for everyone involved with children to complete this course.
BEST OF LUCK
To Cian Gammell, Darragh Lyne,Darren Looney, Micheal Devlin,Luke O Donoghue ,selector Peter O Leary and all involved in the East Kerry Minor team in the County Minor Final vs St Brendans this Saturday at 4pm in Austin Stack Park.
On Friday October 20th we will be celebrating our now annual Club Mass where we will be remembering people we have lost in the past 12 months,praying for those who are sick or in need of our attention. It will also offer our members the opportunity to mix with light refreshments served afterwards.We will also be honouring ,on the night,our members who were involved in the Kerry minors recent All Ireland win.Everyone is welcome!!
Numbers were 9,15,17,27
5 x €50
1.John McCarthy ,Dunrine
2.Trish, Sheila and Family,St Brendans Place
3.Agata Kiysz,8 Parklands
4.Breda Grimes, Bantry
5.Kathleen Ann Kelly
Next week’s Jackpot €15,700
Draw on Sunday October 15th Murphys Bar at 9pm.