Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Final
The Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Final brings the curtain down on what has been a very successful year at intercounty level both in the Minor and Under 17 grade.
East Kerry and St Brendans have proved themselves to be the two best teams in the competition and there is a liberal sprinkling of All Ireland medal holders on both sides.
East Kerry actually went down to St Kierans in their opening game and by four points at that but since then they chalked up some very impressive victories when accounting for Austin Stacks, Mid Kerry and St Kierans in the semi final. They are backboned by the likes of Sean O’Leary, Chris O’Donoghue, Cian Gammell , Brian Friel and of course David Clifford from the successful Kerry minor team and they also have a few players from the Kerry Under 17 team to call on such as Barry Keane, Michael Devlin and Sean Doherty.
St Brendans are unbeaten in the competition and had impressive victories over West Kerry, Firies, Dingle and St Kierans in the semi final. They too have their share of Kerry players such as Diarmuid O’Connor, Ryan O’Neill, Fergal Barry and Michael Kelliher while their captain Niall O’Mahony has already played in the Minor Hurling final as has Michael Slattery.
This game promises to showcase all that is good in relation to Minor and Under 17 football in the county and it is a game many people are eagerly looking forward to. Throw-in at Austin Stack Park on Saturday is at 4pm and Sean Joy (Laune Rangers) is the referee. In the event of a draw, a replay will take place.