Kerry Petroleum Club Championship
Round 3 thoroughly lived up to expectations last weekend as many games went right down to the wire! For awhile it looked as though we would have our first penalty competition to determine a ‘winner on the day’ in the Ballyduff v Cromane game but in the end extra time was enough to separate the sides. Perhaps the penalty competition will be needed this weekend?! There were many permutations before last weekend’s games but as the final whistle sounded at pitches across the county, the tables became far clearer! Peter Twiss and Brendan Collins from Kerry Petroleum made the draws live on Radio Kerry last Sunday evening and CCC met on Monday night to finalise the fixtures for the semi-finals and relegation play offs.
The Senior Club final will be an all ‘Black and Amber’ affair as Dr Crokes face Austin Stacks. This is the only game going ahead in Austin Stack Park this weekend and it is fixed for Sunday at 2.30pm. The Intermediate Semi Finals are going to be played as a double header in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday. All the fixtures for the semi-finals and relegation play offs can be found on the Kerry GAA website. Best of luck to all the clubs in their quests for promotion or in their quest to avoid relegation.
I wish to thank all the Club Secretaries and Club PROs for providing teams on time for neutral venue teamsheets, for producing the home venues programmes and for providing social media updates at games. Their input has played a significant part in the success of the opening three rounds of the Kerry Petroleum Club Championships.
Tim Slattery has compiled some statistics on the Championship. The Roll of Honour is as follows -
Dr Crokes: 10 Wins 2018,2017,2014,2013,2012,1996,1993,1992,1990,1987.
Castleisland Desmonds: 7 Wins 1995,1991,1988,1985,1984,1982,1981.
Austin Stacks: 3 Wins 2016,2003,1979.
An Ghaeltacht: 3 Wins 2005,2002,2001.
Kerins O'Rahillys: 2 Wins 2010,2009.
Laune Rangers: 2 Wins 1999,1998.
Dingle: 1 Win 2015.
Rathmore: 1 Win 2011.
Milltown/Castlemaine: 1 Win 2004.
Glenflesk: 1 Win 2000.
Killarney Legion: 1 Win 1994.
Annascaul: 1 Win 1989.
Valentia: 1 Win 1986.
Kenmare: 1 Win 1983.
Gneeveguilla: 1 Win 1980.
The competition was first played in 1979 and Austin Stacks were the inaugural winners. The Cup is named after Michael O'Connor and was first presented to Dr Crokes winning Captain Ger O'Shea in 1993.The 1997 Competition was not completed and the 2006,2007,2008 competitions were not played.