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Kerry GAA Gala Night was a night to remember 2016-11-23 15:04:00

Kerry GAA Gala Night was a night to remember

The Kerry GAA gala presentation night at the INEC on Saturday last to honour the seven Kerry Teams who won senior All Irelands between 1997 and 2014 was billed as a night to remember and the occasion certainly lived up to the billing. In all there were 87 medal winners and 25 management team members in that period and a surprisingly high percentage of those made it to the Killarney venue.  

Master of ceremonies, Marty Morrissey welcomed the players on stage in groups of three and there for all to see in the flesh were players who would have graced any of the great Kerry teams in the Kingdom’s glorious history. It was indeed a who’s who of Kerry football with icons such as Maurice Fitzgerald, Seamus Moynihan, the three Ó Sé brothers who got a mighty welcome, Declan O’Sullivan, Mike McCarthy, Colm Cooper and Kieran Donaghy to mention but a few.

The management teams led by Jack O’Connor and Eamonn Fitmaurice were also introduced and all those honoured were presented with a painting of Kerry and Cork in action on Munster final day in Fitzgerald Stadium by Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy and the Chairman of Kerry County Committee Patrick O’Sullivan. 

Replying on behalf of players and management, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice gave a passionate speech and promised to return the Sam Maguire to the Kingdom.