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PRO GAA Scene March 22nd 2017

Tuesday 21st March, 2017


Kerry and Dublin cannot be separatedKerry and Dublin once again delivered an absorbing encounter in the Allianz League Round 5 game played under lights before a near capacity 11,858 spectators at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening last. From start to finish Kerry took the game to the visitors and they could be classed as unlucky not to hold out in a Titanic finish. This was certainly a much improved performance from the home side and while I am sure that the...

PRO GAA Scene March 15th 2017

Tuesday 14th March, 2017


Hoping for a Kerry V Dublin Classic in Austin Stack ParkSaturday night’s unique clash of Kerry and Dublin in Round 5 of the Allianz League is likely to be an occasion talked about, one way or the other, for many a day to come – Kerry and Dublin matches usually are! The Dubs certainly have had the upper hand on their Kingdom opponents in the last six years or so and particularly under the stewardship of Jim Gavin and they come to Austin Stack Park hoping to add to their very...

PRO GAA Scene March 8th 2017

Tuesday 07th March, 2017


Kerry claim two valuable Allianz League points against RoscommonKerry senior footballers claimed a morale boosting victory over a plucky Roscommon side in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday last in Round 4 of the Allianz League a victory that puts them mid table on four points out of a possible eight. Following disappointing losses to both Mayo and Monaghan on home soil this victory was certainly welcomed by players, management and supporters alike. Everyone was hurting and...

PRO GAA Scene March 1st 2017

Tuesday 28th February, 2017


Kerry come out second best to Monaghan in Fitzgerald StadiumThe weather was not the only disappointing aspect of last Sunday’s proceedings for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium. Like Mayo before them in Round 2, Monaghan went home with both points after a game where Kerry never played with any degree of conviction. From the start, Monaghan’s possession game had Kerry back pedalling for long periods and when the Kingdom did get their...

PRO GAA Scene February 22nd 2017

Wednesday 22nd February, 2017


Kerry welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald StadiumKerry senior footballers welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League. Following their fine away victory over Donegal in round 1, Kerry were brought back to earth by Mayo in round 2 in Tralee, a game that Kerry certainly seemed to be in control of at the interval. The Kerry management will be disappointed that the home side did not impose their authority on the second half...

PRO GAA Scene February 15th 2017

Wednesday 15th February, 2017


Kerry go under to Mayo in TraleeAfter their fine win away to Donegal in the opening round, Kerry footballers were brought back down to earth by Mayo under lights in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening last. It must have been a frustrating outing for both players and management alike not to mention for the Kerry support in the large attendance of 9,000 people. After all, Kerry had dominated the opening half, and even Mayo manager Stephen Rochford agreed that Kerry could and...

PRO GAA Scene February 8th 2017

Wednesday 08th February, 2017


Kerry make the long trip to Letterkenny a fruitful oneKerry footballers made the long trip to Letterkenny a fruitful one when coming home with both Allianz Football League points after a high scoring encounter with a relatively new Donegal outfit on Sunday last. Kerry hit the ground running from the start and with the inside trio of James O’Donoghue, Paul Geaney and Jack Savage in fine foirm Kerry built up an impressive lead of six points by the break (1-11 to 1-5)....

PRO GAA Scene February 1st 2017

Wednesday 01st February, 2017


Kerry face long trip to Letterkenny to take on DonegalKerry open their Allianz Football League campaign with the long trip to Letterkenny to take on Donegal on Sunday next (2pm). It will be a much changed Kerry side from that which did duty against the same opposition in Austin Stack Park in the first week of March last year. Foe a start, those two outstanding defenders, Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony have called a halt to their intercounty careers while the...

PRO GAA Scene October 12th 2016

Wednesday 12th October, 2016


Dr Crokes and Kenmare District contest the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship FinalAll roads lead to Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next when Dr Crokes and Kenmare District contest the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior County Football Championship Final. It’s a unique pairing in many ways. Dr Crokes, having contested five finals on the trot between 2009 and 2013, winning 4 in-a-row, will feel that is something of an eternity since they last...

PRO GAA Scene October 5th 2016

Wednesday 05th October, 2016


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Quarter FinalsThe way is clear for the semi finals of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship following the playing of four quarter finals last weekend.Champions South Kerry were sent crashing out of the championship at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Saturday afternoon last by a never say die Dingle side who never gave up the ghost despite trailing by four points to the champions early in the second half. South...

PRO GAA Scene September 28th 2016

Wednesday 28th September, 2016


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals down for decision this weekendFootball followers in the county are in for a treat this weekend when the quarter finals of the Garveys SuperValu senior football championship are down for decision with two double bill in Tralee and Killarney.First up on Saturday in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park, is the meeting of Dr Crokes and Kerins O’Rahillys at 1:30pm followed by the meeting of reigning champions South...

PRO GAA Scene September 7th 2016

Wednesday 07th September, 2016


Eamonn Fitzmaurice reappointed as Kerry ManagerEamonn Fitzmaurice was re-appointed as Kerry senior football team manager for a further two year period at Tuesday evening’s County Committee meeting.The Finuge man was first appointed to take charge of the team for the 2013 season and following defeat by Dublin in last year’s All Ireland final he committed to stay on for a further year. This latest appointment will see him at the helm for a fifth year having led Kerry to...

PRO GAA Scene August 31st 2016

Wednesday 31st August, 2016


Kerry come up short against DublinDespite a heroic performance from a Kerry team that many had predicted would be unable to compete with the All Ireland champions, the Kingdom still had to give best to Dublin at the end of a thrilling game at Croke Park on Sunday last. It took the challengers a long time to get into the game but when they did, approaching the break, they took a five point lead to the half time dressing room. Again in the third quarter Kerry were under severe pressure...

PRO GAA Scene August 24th 2016

Wednesday 24th August, 2016


Kerry face Dublin in Semi Final showdownNext Sunday’s much anticipated All Ireland semi final showdown between Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park is certainly a season defining game for both sides. It goes without saying that, when it comes to championship fare, Dublin have certainly turned the tables on Kerry in recent years and if losses to the Metropolitans in two All Ireland Finals and a semi final is not enough, just last April Kerry were also handed a drubbing in the League...

PRO GAA Scene August 17th 2016

Wednesday 17th August, 2016


Scramble for semi final tickets hots upWith a Croke Park full house of over 82,000 spectators guaranteed, the scramble for tickets for the much anticipated All Ireland semi final meeting between Kerry and Dublin on August 28th is well and truly underway. On line tickets have been sold out and there has been a huge demand for tickets allocated through the county Board/Clubs. Kerry and Dublin have never failed to grab the imagination of their rival supporters and when you add in...

PRO GAA Scene August 10th 2016

Wednesday 10th August, 2016


Back to Back All Irelands for Kerry JuniorsKerry became the third team along with London and Cork, to record back to back Junior All Irelands titles following a comprehensive victory over Mayo at Croke Park on Saturday last (2-18 to 2-11). The victory of course was noteworthy in that it was achieved with a completely new panel of players this year, as per the rules of the competition, and the Kerry team management of Stephen Wallace, who has since indicated that he is stepping...

PRO GAA Scene August 3rd 2016

Wednesday 03rd August, 2016


Kerry await their semi final opponents following victory over ClareKerry are through to their fourth All Ireland semi final on the trot following an eleven points victory over a gallant Clare side in the quarter finals at Croke Park on Sunday last (2-16 to 0-11). Once Donnchadh Walsh struck for their first goal after twenty minutes or so, Kerry were on their way to victory and that superb goal by Darran O’Sullivan six minutes into the third quarter cemented that passage....

PRO GAA Scene July 27th 2016

Wednesday 27th July, 2016


Kerry Seniors take on Clare in All Ireland Quarter FinalKerry and Clare cross swords in the championship for the second time this year when they meet in the All Ireland Quarter Final on Sunday in Croke Park in the second game of a treble header that throws in at 2pm. It will be recalled that the sides met in the semi finals of the Munster championship on June 12th when Kerry had a nine points victory, 2-23 to 0-17 a game that saw Clare stunned by a goal in the first minute when Colm...

PRO GAA Scene July 20th 2016

Wednesday 20th July, 2016


Kerry Seniors and Minors in Croke Park Double BillThe Kerry Senior and Minor football teams will be doubly engaged in All Ireland Quarter finals in Croke Park on Sunday July 31st. Provincial winners, both Kerry and Galway, both of whom will be part of a treble bill at HQ on that day, still await their opponents in the Senior Quarter Finals. Kerry and Galway will be paired against the winners of the final two games in Round 4A of the Qualifiers. Those games go ahead this Saturday as...

PRO GAA Scene July 13th 2016

Wednesday 13th July, 2016


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football ChampionshipFollowing last weekend’s four Round 3 games, the way is clear for the quarter finals of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship. Paul Geaney continued his rich vein of goal scoring form when finding the net twice as Dingle disposed of the stubborn challenge of Milltown-Castlemaine in the opening game of a double bill at Austin Stack Park on Saturday last. The final score of 2-13 to 1-11 was probably a fair...

PRO GAA Scene July 6th 2016

Wednesday 06th July, 2016


Hat-trick of Munster Football titles for KerryThe last week was a good one for Kerry football sides when they claimed three Munster titles in vive days. Kerry Juniors set the ball rolling on Wednesday evening last when they defeated old rivals Cork and then on Sunday, the Kerry seniors and Minors completed the treble with victories over Tipperary and Cork respectively.Kerry Claim 78th Munster Senior Football titleKerry senior footballers claimed their 78th Munster...

PRO GAA Scene June 29th 2016

Wednesday 29th June, 2016


Kerry and Tipperary meet in the Munster FinalFew would have predicted at the start of the championship that Tipperary would be Kerry’s opponents in the Munster Football Championship final but that is exactly the way it has panned out with the Premier county upsetting the applecart when handing Cork a two points defeat in the semi final. The standout factor from that surprise victory by the Tipp men was the fact that they recovered at the death after surrendering a nine...

PRO GAA Scene June 22nd 2016

Wednesday 22nd June, 2016


Fitzgerald Stadium launches Development SchemeThe Fitzgerald Stadium Finance Committee has launched a new Development Scheme on the eve of yet another Munster Football final at the iconic Killarney venue. The new scheme, the 4th of it’s kind, aims to further enhance facilities at the Stadium on big match day bringing it right into contention as a host venue for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The current Stadium capacity is 39,000 and it is fully compliant with all health and...

PRO GAA Scene June 15th 2016

Wednesday 15th June, 2016


Kerry advance to another Munster FinalThe Kerry senior footballers comfortably advanced to another Munster final when disposing rather easily of the Clare challenge to win by an eleven points margin at sunny Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon last (2-22 to 0-17) before a fine attendance of 11,500. From the moment Colm Cooper’s speculative shot went all the way to the Clare net within a minute of the throw-in, there was never any doubt as to who the winner would be...

PRO GAA Scene June 8th 2016

Wednesday 08th June, 2016


Kerry play Clare in Munster GAA Football Championship semi finalKerry senior Footballers open their Munster and All Ireland senior football campaign on Sunday next with a Munster semi final meeting with Clare in Fitzgerald Stadium (3:30pm). It is hard to believe that nine months have gone by since that painful All Ireland defeat to Dublin and indeed, more psychological damage was inflicted on the Kerry players by the Dubs at the end of April when the Metropolitans repeated...