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PRO GAA Scene June 21st 2017   21/06/2017

Kerry GAA Scene June  21st 2017


Munster Finals Match and Ticket Arrangements

The Munster senior and Minor football finals are just over a week away and the clamour for stand tickets in particular is in full flight. These games are all ticket fixtures with a capacity of 38,235 already set for Fitzgerald Stadium by safety authorities. It will indeed be interesting to see if either of the attendances of two years ago at the drawn (35,600) and replayed (32,300) games at the same venue will be matched but current estimates put the attendance figure at between 25,000 and 30,000.

The Minor game between Kerry and Clare throws in at 12 noon and the Senior game between old rivals Kerry and Cork has a 2pm throw-in time.


Stand

There are approximately 5,500 Stand Tickets for distribution between the three competing counties when Season Ticket holders are deducted from the stand capacity. The majority of these tickets will be allocated to the competing counties. A limited number of Stand tickets went on sale on Tuesday morning at the usual sources. Stand Tickets pre-purchased before midnight on July 1st cost €35 which includes the pre-purchase discount.


Terrace

Terrace Tickets also went  on sale on Tuesday and Terrace Tickets are Colour Coded as usual , Green, for the St Finans end, Blue for the Lewis Rd end (both adult only) and Red for behind the Lewis Rd goal.

Terrace Tickets, if pre-purchased before midnight on July 1st cost €25. €5 Juvenile terrace tickets apply to the Red section only. Terrace Tickets may be purchased in advance at the usual sources  including participating Centra & Supervalu Stores (including all Garveys Superval Stores), Tickets.ie The Kerry GAA Store and Austin Stack Park,


Family Tickets

Family Tickets pre-purchased for the Scoreboard end cost €25 for adult and €5 for children.

There is a concession of €10 on Adult tickets for Students/OAP’s prior to entry with valid id at the designated stiles in each area.

Pre purchase discount is valid until midnight on Saturday 1st July. Adult Ticket prices increase by €5 on Match day.


Bags and Ticket Search

Renewed awareness of security means that all bags will be searched. Spectators are advised to expect a Ticket and security search in the environs of the stadium and allow time accordingly.

The advice is that if you do not need a bag -  leave it at home!

 

Garvey's Super

Kerry GAA Scene June  21st 2017

Munster Finals Match and Ticket Arrangements

The Munster senior and Minor football finals are just over a week away and the clamour for stand tickets in particular is in full flight. These games are all ticket fixtures with a capacity of 38,235 already set for Fitzgerald Stadium by safety authorities. It will indeed be interesting to see if either of the attendances of two years ago at the drawn (35,600) and replayed (32,300) games at the same venue will be matched but current estimates put the attendance figure at between 25,000 and 30,000.

The Minor game between Kerry and Clare throws in at 12 noon and the Senior game between old rivals Kerry and Cork has a 2pm throw-in time.

Stand

There are approximately 5,500 Stand Tickets for distribution between the three competing counties when Season Ticket holders are deducted from the stand capacity. The majority of these tickets will be allocated to the competing counties. A limited number of Stand tickets went on sale on Tuesday morning at the usual sources. Stand Tickets pre-purchased before midnight on July 1st cost €35 which includes the pre-purchase discount.

Terrace

Terrace Tickets also went  on sale on Tuesday and Terrace Tickets are Colour Coded as usual , Green, for the St Finans end, Blue for the Lewis Rd end (both adult only) and Red for behind the Lewis Rd goal.

Terrace Tickets, if pre-purchased before midnight on July 1st cost €25. €5 Juvenile terrace tickets apply to the Red section only. Terrace Tickets may be purchased in advance at the usual sources  including participating Centra & Supervalu Stores (including all Garveys Superval Stores), Tickets.ie The Kerry GAA Store and Austin Stack Park,

Family Tickets

Family Tickets pre-purchased for the Scoreboard end cost €25 for adult and €5 for children.

There is a concession of €10 on Adult tickets for Students/OAP’s prior to entry with valid id at the designated stiles in each area.

Pre purchase discount is valid until midnight on Saturday 1st July. Adult Ticket prices increase by €5 on Match day.

Bags and Ticket Search

Renewed awareness of security means that all bags will be searched. Spectators are advised to expect a Ticket and security search in the environs of the stadium and allow time accordingly.

The advice is that if you do not need a bag -  leave it at home!

 

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Round 3 Draw and Fixtures

The Draw for Round 3 of the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship was made during the Kerry GAA Night of Champions at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee on Friday evening last and it has thrown up some interesting pairings. The meeting of Dingle and South Kerry is certainly one of those as is the meeting of two Divisional sides in St Brendans and East Kerry.  Killarney Legion will fancy their chances against West Kerry while it is difficult to predict a winner when Feale Rangers and Kenmare Shamrocks clash. All of these sides have tasted defeat on one occasion of course and they are now in the last chance saloon so to speak.  The fixtures, to be played on the weekend of July 9th, except in the event of a drawn Munster Final, are as follows:

St Brendans V East Kerry – Saturday July 8th Austin Stack Park at 7:15pm

Killarney Legion V West Kerry – Sunday July 9th Austin Stack Park at 2pm

Dingle V South Kerry – Sunday July 9th Austin Stack Park at 3:45pm

Feale Rangers V Kenmare Shamrocks – Fitzgerald Stadium Sunday July 9th 2pm


The respective winners will earn a Quarter Final place. Dr Crokes, Austin Stacks, Rathmore and Kerins O’Rahillys are already through to the Quarter Finals – for the Qtr final draw they will be in one bowl and then the Round 3 winners will be in another bowl.


Acorn Life U21 County Championship 

The Acorn Life Under 21 football championship swings into action this week with seven games down for decision – six of those on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. The game between West Kerry and Kerins O’Rahillys is moved back to Thursday evening by agreement. 


The following are the fixtures:

Austin Stacks v  South Kerry (Connolly Park)

St Brendans v Dingle (Blennerville)

An Ghaeltacht v Mid Kerry (Gallarus)

East Kerry v Feale Rangers (Rathmore)  

Shannon Rangers v Kenmare District (Coolard)

St Kierans v Spa (Brosna)

West Kerry v Kerins O’Rahillys (Castlegregory)on Thursday                           

Dr Crokes have a Bye


Extra time applies where necessary. The Draw for the Quarter Finals will be made on Thursday afternoon (June 29th) and those Quarter Finals will be played on  the following Wednesday evening (28th June).

 

Credit Union Senior Football League back games this weekend

After three hectic weekends of Senior Football League action, there is respite this weekend for the majority of clubs, however, there are a number of important back games to be played over the weekend.


First up is the West Kerry Division 1 derby between An Ghaeltacht  and Dingle in Gallarus on Friday evening at 8pm, followed by the meeting of Austin Stacks V Dr Crokes in Connolly Park and Desmonds v Rathmore in Castleisland on Saturday evening at 7:30. Dr Crokes are setting the pace in Division 1 followed by Dingle and Glenbeigh-Glencar, two points adrift. Desmonds have yet to register a point at the other end of the table while Austin Stacks are going through a lean run of results with just three points from their five games played.

In Division 2 this weekend, Leaders, Killarney Legion (10 points) travel to Blennerville to take on St Pats who are one of three teams at the foot of the table – Ardfert and Waterville being the other two  – on 4 points. Listry have yet to register. Spa, on 9 points, together with Beaufort and Glenflesk a point further adrift on 8 points, are a trio of surprise promotion contenders, at this stage of the season at any rate.


There are no back games in Division 3 where Ballymacelligott lead the way on 11 points followed closely by Dromid Pearses on 10 and Brosna and Na Gaeil tied on 9 points. St Michaels-Foilmore and Fossa are in relegation trouble on 1 point while above them, Gneeveguilla and St Senans are on 3 points apiece.


In Division 4, joint leaders Lispole and Skellig Rangers have 10 points and Lispole travel to Keel on Saturday evening to take on a side who are joint third with Castlegregory on 8 points. Scartaglen, rooted to the bottom of the table on just 1 point travel to Lewis Road to take on mid table Dr Crokes. Beale on two points, and Sneem-Derrynane on 3 are two other teams in relegation trouble at the foot of the table.


Meanwhile there is a full round of fixtures in Division 5 where Ballylongford are out on top on 12 points followed by Cordal on 10, Rathmore on 9 and then there are three teams on 8 points, Cromane, Moyvane and Churchill. The big game this weekend in theis division is the meeting of leaders Ballylongford and third placed Rathmore.

Round 7 of the Credit Union Senior Football League will be played on Saturday July 1st.


Keane's SuperValu Killorglin County Minor Football Championship 

Fixtures have been made for the Keane's SuperValu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Preliminary Round and Round 1 games as follows:


Preliminary Round: 

  • Shannon Rangers V Kerins O’Rahillys to be played on Thursday 29th in Tarbert

1st Round games will be played on Tuesday July 4th

South Kerry         V             Firies     (Cahersiveen)

Kenmare Dist     V             Austin Stacks (Kenmare)

East Kerry            V             St Kierans (Rathmore)

Mid Kerry            V             Dingle (Beaufort)

Prelim Rd (A)     V             Laune Rgs (to be confirmed)

Dr Crokes             V             Feale Rangers (Lewis Rd)

West Kerry          V             St Brendans  (Annascaul)


Round 2 games will be played on Tuesday July 11th.


Kerry GAA Night of Champions drew Record Crowds

The Kerry GAA Night of Champions at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday evening last drew record crowds for the event which was held in brilliant sunshine. The major Kerry GAA annual Fundraiser is rightly acclaimed as one of the highlights of the GAA Social calendar in the county and Friday night did not disappoint in that respect.


The Kerry senior Football squad, led by manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  were present and played no small part in the enjoyment of the evening and thanks is due to them for their patience in providing  autographs and photos and selfies etc for young and old alike. Thanks also to the members of the Kerry Senior Hurling panel and their manager Fintan O’Connor.


On the track, the big Race of the evening, The Kerry GAA Suporters Club Race of Champions, was won by Killinan Rosie earning €15,000 for the connections, while the winner of the Kerry GAA Club Sweepstake was won from Trap 3 by the aptly named “Right Half Back” who earned a nice cheque for both Lispole and North Kerry Football Board.


No such event of course would be complete without a “Best Dressed Lady” competition and on this occasion, the Judges from Jasmine Boutique opted for the “Lady in Red” Anne Chute from Killarney.


Winners of the Race Card Draw were as follows:

1st: Kathleen Casey-O’Connell, Abbeydorney

2nd: Bobby Hutchinson, Monavalley, Tralee

3rd: Dan O’Sullivan, St Stephen’s Pk, Castleisland

4th: Ellie O’Sullivan, Firies, Killarney

5th: Seamus Murphy, Derrymore West, Tralee

6th: Martina Sheila O’Sullivan, Loher, Killorglin

7th: Joe O’Connor, Bunagara, Listowel.


The winners of the Buster Card Draw were:

1st: Gary Sayers, Milltown

2nd: Joe Scally, Malton Hotel, Killarney.


Our thanks to everyone who made the evening such a tremendous success; particularly the organising committee under Christy O’Connell of Cahersiveen.


John Egan Statue Unveiled in Sneem

There was no doubt that the place to be on Saturday last was the South Square in Sneem where a statue to honour the late great former Kerry footballer John Egan was unveiled. Familiar faces from many counties such as our own Mikey Sheehy, Bomber Liston, Ogie Moran and Pat Spillane (to name but a few mixed with  the legendary Seamus Darby, Niall Cahalane and many more. The event was very well organised with the O’Sullivans, Tim and Jim, very much to the fore in the organising committee. The statue itself is a fitting tribute to one of Kerry’s all time greats.


Kerry GAA Supporters Club Bus to Junior Final

The Kerry GAA Supporters Club are organising a bus to the Munster Junior Final between Kerry and Cork on Wednesday evening next the 27th of June in Páirc Uí Rinn. All seats must be booked by Saturday night the 24th. The Bus will travel only if there are sufficient numbers. For bookings, contact Martin Leane, John King or Donie O’Leary.


Kerry GAA Store launches the new Kerry GAA Championship gear 

The Kerry GAA Store in the Outlet Centre in Killarney has launched  the new range of Kerry GAA championship gear and leisure wear. Why not give a call and get togged out for the Munster Final on July 7th!


Hurling News with Tommy O’Connor of the PR & Marketing Committee


Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures

Fixtures have been made for Round 1 of the Garvey’s SuperValu senior Hurling Championship. On Saturday  July 1st there is a double bill in Austin Stack Park where Crotta O’Neills play Kilmoyley at 5:30 pm followed by Causeway and St Brendans at 7:15pm. On Friday July 7th at Austin Stack Park, Ballyheigue play Lixnaw and on the following evening at the same venue Abbeydorney play Ballyduff at 5:30pm


Credit Union Senior Hurling League

Ballyduff are now clear leaders of the Credit Union Co. Hurling League Division 1 table, with 10 points from 5 games, following their 4 – 25 to 1 – 11 win over Ballyheigue last Friday. Causeway had a 1 – 14 to 0 – 12 win over Kilmoyley while St. Brendan’s received a walkover from Abbeydorney. Fixtures for this week: On Thursday - Kilmoyley v St. Brendan’s (7:30) and Abbeydorney v Crotta (8:00) and and on Friday - Lixnaw v Ballyduff (7:30). Check with clubs for exact fixture details.


Division 2, Round 3 results: 2A – Austin Stack’s 1 – 10 Abbeydorney  5 – 15; Kenmare 3 – 17 Dr. Crokes 1 – 11; 2B – Kilmoyley 2 – 9 Crotta 0 – 8; St. Brendan’s 5 – 9 Lixnaw 2 – 4.

Fixtures for this Wednesday, 21st June, 8.00p.m.: Div. 2A - Kilgarvan v Austin Stacks; Abbeydorney v Dr. Crokes; Kenmare v bye. Div. 2B - Kilmoyley v Lixnaw and St Brendan’s v Causeway.


Minor Hurling League

As some players had not finished exams, round 1 of the Co. Minor hurling leagues was deferred until on Monday next, 26 June. Causeway has been upgraded to Div. 1A where they will join South Kerry, Lixnaw, Crotta and St. Brendan’s. On Monday Crotta play Causeway and South Kerry play St Brendans. Div. 1B sees  Kilmoyley play Ballyheigue and Ballyduff play Abbeydorney.


A Kerry Minor hurling trial will take place on this Saturday, 24th June at the John Mitchel’s G.A.A. Centre, 5.30p.m.


Hurling Workshops

There are a number of Hurling Workshops organised for South Kerry Hurling over the next few weeks. On Monday next, 26 June a Workshop for Under 10 & Under 12 Coaches will be given by Ger Downes, former Limerick City GDA. Monday, 3 July will see Martin Fogarty, the National Hurling Development Manager conduct a session for Under 14 & Under 16 coaches. Venue for both, which are free of charge, is Killarney Community College, with a 7.15p.m. starting time. Further details from David O’Dea, Games Development Administrator for hurling in South Kerry [087-2170994].


Hurling Cúl Camps 2017

With the 2017 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps just a few weeks away, registration is now open. Hurling venues in Kerry are: Causeway & Rathmore (3 - 7 July), Lixnaw & Ballyduff (10 - 14 July), Ballyheigue & Kenmare (17 - 21 July), Abbeydorney, Ardfert & Fitzgerald Stadium (31 July - 4 Aug.), Crotta O’Neill’s - Dromakee (7 - 11 August) and Kilmoyley & Tralee Parnell’s - Caherslee (14 - 18 August).


Cost is €60 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Open to primary school children, boys and girls between 6 and 13 years of age. Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m. daily. Further details & online registration at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.i