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PRO GAA Scene 30th March 2016

Wednesday 30th March, 2016


Kerry in prime position for an Allianz Football League Semi Final spotKerry put themselves in a perfect position for a semi final place when a tremendous second half performance saw them get the better of Monaghan by an eight points margin (1-17 to 1-9) in the Allianz Football League Round 6 game at Clones on Sunday. Employing extra men at the back, the home-side gave as good as they got during the first half after which the sides retired on level terms 6 points apiece. With wind...

PRO GAA Scene March 23rd 2016

Wednesday 23rd March, 2016


Vital Points at stake as Kerry travel to Monaghan in AFLThere are vital Allianz Football League points at stake on Easter Sunday next when Kerry travel to Clones to take on Monaghan. Kerry of course had a slow start to the League when going down to both Dublin and Roscommon, but they then picked themselves up to put a three game winning streak together that has them currently in a semi final spot in the League table on 6 points. To maintain that position they need both points on...

PRO GAA Scene March 15th 2016

Wednesday 16th March, 2016


Kerry defeat Mayo in Allianz LeagueKerry recorded their first win on Mayo soil since 2011 when a much improved second half performance saw them gain three League wins on the trot at McHale Park last Sunday (2-13 to 0-14). Kerry got the better start but Mayo hit back to dominate most of the first half and it took a goal by Johnny Buckley after fine work by Darran O’Sullivan and Colm Cooper to put a kinder look on the scoreboard at the break at which stage Kerry trailed by just a...

PRO GAA Scene March 9th 2016

Wednesday 09th March, 2016


Kerry defeat Donegal to collect two valuable AFL pointsKerry gained two very valuable Allianz Football League points when defeating Donegal after what was at times a rather fractious encounter before an attendance of 7,056 at the newly revamped Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. Having got the advantage of playing with the strong wind in the first half, it was a game that Kerry dominated for long periods and the five points winning margin reflected their superiority....

PRO GAA Scene March 2nd 2016

Wednesday 02nd March, 2016


Opening win of the League for Kerry in NewryKerry footballers got their first points in this year’s AllIanz Football League when a vastly improved performance saw them easily dispose of a disappointing Down side in Newry on Sunday last (0-22 to 0-6).Kerry dominated the game for long periods and once they began to take their chances in the second quarter there was only going to be one winner. Indeed they could have improved their scoring difference even more had they...

PRO GAA Scene February 24th th 2016

Wednesday 24th February, 2016


Vital points at stake as Kerry footballers travel to NewryWith two pointless games behind them, Kerry’s trip north to take on Down in the Allianz Football League Round 3 on Sunday next is certainly one that they will have to bring away something from. Before the League commenced, given the fact that so many of the panel were absent due to injury or other commitments, along with the fact that Kerry were going into the All Ireland title holder’s back yard in Round 1,...

PRO GAA Scene February 17th 2016

Wednesday 17th February, 2016


Club Officer Development and Training Programme commencesRecent years have seen a high level of change at officer level in clubs throughout the county. Time was when a change of officer, especially that of chairman or secretary, was the exception rather than the rule in most clubs but all that has changed. Officers now tend to commit to the club for two or three years and hand over the reins to someone else. Another major change in recent times is the huge increase in female...

PRO GAA Scene February 10th 2016

Wednesday 10th February, 2016


First Roscommon came to Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last and went away with their first League win on Kerry soil against a wasteful Kerry side on a final score of 0-14 to 1-9 before an attendance of 4,507 which included a sizeable travelling support for the Westerners. One could hardly say that they did not deserve their win after dominating long periods of the second half despite playing against the elements. Kerry started in flying form going three points ahead within eight...

PRO GAA Scene February 3rd 2016

Wednesday 03rd February, 2016


Kerry give best to Dublin in Allianz Football League openerDublin opened their Allianz League campaign with an emphatic victory over Kerry at Croke Park in front of an attendance of 30,000 on Saturday evening last. Dublin were on the front foot from the start and Kerry did well to recover to be on level terms at the break but the homeside had passed up a number of gilt edged goal scoring chances particularly in the first quarter.It was a different story in the second half however...

PRO GAA Scene January 27th 2016

Wednesday 27th January, 2016


Kerry and Dublin renew League rivalryKerry and Dublin renew an 86 year rivalry in the Allianz Football League when they come head to head in the opening round of the 2016 league at Croke Park on this Saturday evening (7pm) with Eddie Kinsella of Laois the man in the middle. Kerry supporters need little reminding that Dublin are the reigning All Ireland Champions and at the expense the Kingdom at that and I am sure that Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his men would like nothing better than...

PRO GAA Scene January 20th 2016

Wednesday 20th January, 2016


Kerry overcome Tipperary in the McGrath CupKerry made the trip to Tipperary Town a fruitful one when defeating Tipperary by 0-16 to 0-10 in the McGrath Cup on Sunday last. . Eleven of the match day squad for last year’s All Ireland Final were on duty on the day with nine of those starting. With Clare having won both of their games in the Group, neither Kerry nor Tipperary were in a position to advance to the final.So now it’s on to the Allianz Football Leagues which...

PRO GAA Scene 13th January 2016

Wednesday 13th January, 2016


Understrength Kerry go down to Clare in McGrath CupA largely experimental Kerry side, that contained none of the All Ireland match day squad, went down to Clare by three points in their opening game of the McGrath Cup before 805 spectators at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last.Kerry had the better of the first half after which they held a four points lead, but a much improved second half performance from the Bannermen was too much for the home side and the visitors ranKerry, who...

PRO GAA Scene January 6th 2016

Wednesday 06th January, 2016


Kerry in McGrath Cup – Munster Senior Football League – action this weekendKerry senior Footballers open the 2016 season with a Munster SFL McGrath Cup game against Clare in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next at 2:30pm. The game forms part of a double header with Kerry Hurlers who play Cork in the Munster Senior Hurling League at 12:45.It was hoped to put the McGrath Cup game back to midweek to facilitate the Kerry footballers who do not return from their holiday in...

PRO GAA Scene December 23rd 2015

Wednesday 23rd December, 2015


Reviewing a successful year for Kerry teams on the intercounty frontIt has been a busy year in both codes on the intercounty front and it’s customary at this time of the year to take a lookback at the season gone by and certainly if thirty or so counties through-out Ireland enjoyed the success that Kerry enjoyed over the last twelve months or so then there is little doubt they would be very happy campers indeed. However, here in the Kingdom, the pain of the All Ireland defeat to...

PRO GAA Scene December 16th 2015

Wednesday 16th December, 2015


Laune Rangers lose their Senior StatusThe process for realigning both the Senior and Intermediate football championships based on the recommendations of the Senior Football Championship Review Committee is now complete following Round 3 of the SFC Relegation Playoffs last weekend which saw Austin Stacks defeat Laune Rangers (2-10 to 1-6) at Lewis Rd. It was nip and tuck during the first half after which the Tralee outfit enjoyed a slender one point lead, but last...

PRO GAA Scene December 9th 2015

Wednesday 09th December, 2015


Templenoe Reign Supreme in Munster Junior FootballAs was generally expected, Templenoe were crowned Munster Junior champions at the Mallow GAA Complex on Sunday last when they overwhelmed Clare champions Coolmeen to record a decisive 2-17 to 0-3 victory. The writing was on the wall for the Clare side very early on when Kenmare raced into a 5 points to 1 lead inside the opening 11 minutes and they went on to lead by 12 points to 1 at the break. Thereafter it was always a matter of...

PRO GAA Scene December 2nd 2015

Wednesday 02nd December, 2015


Kerry Minor and Senior Hurling Medal PresentationsThe coming weekend is a big weekend when four winning All Ireland teams will be presented with their medals at functions on Friday and Saturday nights.First up on this Friday evening is the 2015 medal presentation function for the Kerry minor and senior hurlers which will take place at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, commencing at 8pm. Guest of Honour will be one the most outstanding hurlers of his generation and eight times...

PRO GAA Scene November 25th 2015

Wednesday 25th November, 2015


South Kerry are County Champions for the 10th timeSouth Kerry are Kerry senior football champions for the 10th time following an extra time victory over Killarney Legion in the replayed final at a sun splashed Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. As a game it did not reach any great heights as both sides were over cautious in their approach but there was some fine individual displays none better that the mercurial Bryan Sheehan who almost single handedly dragged South Kerry...

PRO GAA Scene November 17th 2015

Wednesday 18th November, 2015


Killarney Legion and South Kerry renew County Final rivalry After the Titanic battle between the sides in the drawn game, Killarney Legion and South Kerry renew rivalry in the Garvey’s SuperValu senior football championship final at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next. Few present in the 6,357 attendance a fortnight ago will want to miss this second instalment between the sides and while we often hear that replays fail to live up to the drawn game, I have a...

PRO GAA Scene November 11th 2015

Wednesday 11th November, 2015


Senior Football Championship Final ends in a drawKillarney Legion and South Kerry will have to do it all again following last Sunday’s draw (0-9 each) between the sides in the Garvey’s SuperValu senior football championship final at Fitzgerald Stadium. Legion came out of the blocks first and looked to be the better side in the opening half picking off some fine scores from out the field through the likes of Jamie O’Sullivan in particular. For all their possession...

PRO GAA Scene November 4th 2015

Wednesday 04th November, 2015


Garveys SuperValu Senior Football Championship FinalAll roads lead to Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next for the eagerly awaited Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Final between South Kerry and Killarney Legion. It is a novel pairing in many ways and while South Kerry are no strangers to this stage of the competition, being particularly successful during the noughties when they annexed four titles, Sunday’s final is a whole new venture for...

PRO GAA Scene October 28th 2015

Wednesday 28th October, 2015


South Kerry outpoint Kenmare District to reach Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship FinalA booming point from play in the 4th minute of injury time by Bryan Sheehan from all of 55 yards, against whatever wind there was, secured South Kerry their passage to the Garveys SuperValu senior football championship final for the first time since 2009 at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon last (0-12 to 0-11). It was a game that did not really spark to life until the last...

PRO GAA Scene October 21st 2015

Wednesday 21st October, 2015


Legion Qualify for County SFC FinalKillarney Legion have qualified for their first County Senior Final since 1946 thanks to a 1-12 to 1-9 victory over a gallant Rathmore fifteen at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. Rathmore had got off to the better start but their six point lead was whittled down to two at the break and a goal at the three quarter stage by Conor Keane, following good work by James O’Donoghue, brought Legion back into a game that seemed to be slipping away from...

PRO GAA Scene October 14th 2015

Wednesday 14th October, 2015


Kerry Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice announces his Backroom Team Kerry Senior Football team Manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has named Padraig Corcoran as the new Trainer/Selector. The Dingle club man has been very active with his club training teams at all levels. He also trained the Kerry minor team in 2010 and 2011 as a member of Pat O’Driscoll's management team. Pádraig has been an important member of Éamonn Fitzmaurice's back room team since 2012 where he has worked...

PRO GAA Scene October 7th 2015

Wednesday 07th October, 2015


Action aplenty in the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship last weekend.Last weekend was certainly one filled with plenty action as far as the Garveys Supervalu senior football championship was concerned with eight games decided across the county. With the fixtures schedule so tight following the long intercounty campaign, the CCC certainly breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday evening when not faced with a replay or two. A feature of last weekend’s games was...