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PRO GAA Scene May 31st 2017 2017-05-31 00:01:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Roundup

All four quarter finalists are now known following last weekend’s action in the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship. The remaining quarter final game from the Round 2 fixtures between Austin Stacks and Legion was played last Friday evening in Connolly Park with the home side advancing on a scoreline 4-13 to 3-6.The two remaining games in Round 2B were also played last Friday evening. Kenmare District faced local rivals Kenmare Shamrocks in Templenoe and it is the town team that will advance to Round three with the game finishing 3-13 to 3-8. West Kerry had St Kierans as visitors to Gallarus and this game went to the final whistle. St Kierans exit the championship losing to West Kerry 0-14 to 0-13.

In summary, 4 teams have exited the championship: Mid Kerry, Kilcummin, St Kierans and Kenmare District. 8 teams are through to Round 3; Dingle, Feale Rangers, Killarney Legion and St Brendans (Losers of 2A) along with South Kerry, West Kerry, East Kerry and Kenmare Shamrocks (Winners of 2B). 4 teams are straight through to the quarter finals: Dr Crokes, Austin Stacks, Kerins O’Rahillys and Rathmore.

Round 3 is fixed for July 9th, the week after the Munster Football final, unless a replay is required for the Munster Final

Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship

The Garvey’s SHC Round 1 Draw was made in Austin Stack Park on Monday evening by Kevin McCarthy Garvey’s SuperValu and Tim Murphy Chairman of Kerry County Committee. The draw is as follows - 

Abbeydorney V Ballyduff

Causeway V St Brendans

Crotta O’ Neills V Kilmoyley

Ballyheigue V Lixnaw

Round 1 will be played on the weekend of July 2nd and weekend of July 9th and Round 2 will be played on the weekend of July 16th


Munster Championship Semi Final and the Supporters Bus

Kerry now know their opponents for their opening game of the Munster Championship. We will meet Clare in Cusack Park on the weekend of June 11th/12th. (If the Limerick V Clare senior hurling game ends in a draw then the football game will go ahead on the Saturday). The Kerry GAA supporters club will take coaches to Ennis and all seats must be booked by Thursday June 8th through John King, Donal O’Leary or Martin Leane.


Kerry Junior Management Team are ratified by County Committee

Kerry Junior Manager, Jimmy Keane of Brosna had his management team ratified at last Monday night’s County Committee meeting. His selectors are Paul Quinn (An Ghaeltacht), Niall O’Mahony (Spa) and John O’Connell (Tarbert) Kerry will play Limerick in the Munster Junior semi final as a curtain raiser to the senior semi final on June 11th or 12th in Cusack Park.

Castleisland Club Championship Draws

The draws for the semi-finals of the Castleisland Mart Club Championship were made last Monday night in Austin Stack Park by Dave White representing Castleisland Mart and Tim Murphy Chairman of the Kerry County Committee

The draw is as follows –

Intermediate Club championship Semi Finals

Templenoe V Laune Rangers

St Marys V An Ghaeltacht

Junior Premier Club Championship Semi Finals

Dromid Pearses V Skellig Rangers

Firies V Na Gaeil

Junior Club Championship Semi Finals

Listry V Lispole

Tuosist V Castlegregory

Novice Club Championship Semi Finals 

Beale or Moyvane V Sneem Derrynane

Kilgarvan or Cromane V Scartaglin


Acorn Life U21Football Championship 

The CCC has confirmed that the draw will take place this weekend. The following teams are taking part this year, Mid Kerry (including Laune Rangers), East Kerry (including Kilcummin, Legion and Rathmore), South Kerry, Feale Rangers, Shannon Rangers, West Kerry, St Brendans, Kenmare District, St Kierans, Kerins O’Rahillys, Austin Stacks, Dr Crokes, Dingle, An Ghaeltacht and Spa. The first round will be played on Wednesday June 21st.


Junior Football Leagues

Round 2 of the Junior Football League was played last weekend.  17 of the 20 games were played over the weekend, only three had to be rescheduled and two of those were due to County Championship fixture clashes.

Kerry GAA “Night of Champions” at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium

The annual “Night of Champions” fundraising event for Kerry GAA teams will take place at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday June 16th 2017 and will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry. Kerry GAA Supporters Club is the new sponsors of the feature race, the “Kerry GAA Supporters Race of Champions”. The Race of Champions will be just one of eleven quality races on the card. The event will also feature a Best Dressed Lady competition kindly sponsored by Jasmine Boutique. There will be bouncy castles for children and a penalty shoot-out between Dr Crokes and Glenbeigh/Glencar.  Kerry county footballers and hurlers will be in attendance and available for photographs and autographs.

The Club Sweeps began last Friday at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium where every club and District board were ‘twinned’ with a dog. Check out the Kerry GAA website for a list of clubs/districts that have qualified. Next Friday sees the next round of club sweep heats.

Kerry GAA Smart Lotto

There was no winner of this week’s draw. The numbers drawn were 10 – 24 – 25 – 4. Next draw is on Monday night. Buy tickets online or in the Kerry GAA Store in Killarney.


U17 9 a side competition 

Coaching and Games are currently running an U17 9 aside competition. The first round was played last Wednesday evening with 18 teams taking part. The games were very competitive and the results determined a team’s placing for Monday and Tuesday night’s games. The top two teams in each group will contest the finals on Friday. Results from Monday night:

Division 1

Group A

Churchill 4-06 Na Gaeil 1-03

Castlegregory 3-03 Na Gaeil 1-08

Churchill 2-16 Castlegregory 0-06

Group B

Firies 1-11 Glenflesk 1-07

Firies 1-07 Milltown Castlemaine 1-05

Glenflesk 3-06 Milltown Castlemaine 1-05

Division 2

Group B

Fossa 4-07 Laune Rangers 0-04

Fossa 2-09 Cromane/Glenbeigh Glencar 1-04

Laune Rangers 3-04 Cromane/Glenbeigh Glencar 1-08

Division 3

Group A

Austin Stacks 7-04 St Pats Blennerville 2-04

Knocknagoshel Brosna 5-08 St Pats Blennerville 1-05

Austin Stacks 6-08 Knocknagoshel Brosna 2-08

Group B

Gneeveguilla 1-14 Kilcummin 1-04

St Michaels Foilmore 8-07 Kilcummin 2-02

Gneeveguilla 0-09 St Michaels Foilmore 1-05

Hurling Notes by Tommy O’Connor

Comórtas Poc Fada Chiarraí, the county long puck hurling competition will take place over a course on Kerryhead Mountain on this Bank Holiday Monday, 5 June, commencing at 1.30p.m. One competitor from each club is invited to participate in the senior & under 16 hurling and camogie and veteran sections. The perpetual trophy for the senior competition is sponsored by the North Kerry Hurling Board. Invited guest at the event will be former Tipperary hurler and national Poc Fada champion, Brendan Cummins.

Co. League

Tralee Credit Union Co. Hurling League Division 1 result from last Saturday:  Ballyduff 1 – 21 St. Brendan’s 2 – 13. Fixtures (first named at home, all at 7.30p.m.) Thursday, 1 June, St. Brendan’s v Crotta; Friday, 2 June, Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney; Causeway v Lixnaw.

Division 2 commences on this Wednesday, 31 May with the following fixtures: Division 2A – Austin Stack’s v Kenmare; Abbeydorney v Kilgarvan; Dr. Crokes v Ballyheigue. Division 2B – Lixnaw v Lady’s Walk; St. Brendan’s v Kilmoyley; Causeway v Crotta.

Celtic Challenge

The Kerry Under 17 hurlers lost by 2 – 14 to 0 – 18 to Limerick City last Saturday in Round 4, Group B of the Celtic Challenge competition. Round 5 against South & East Clare will take place on this Wednesday, 31 May at Neville Park, Rathkeale, 7.30p.m.

Hurling Cúl Camps 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. Hurling venues in Kerry are: Causeway & Rathmore (3 - 7 July), Lixnaw & Ballyduff (10 - 14 July), Ballyheigue & Kenmare (17 - 21 July), Abbeydorney, Ardfert & Fitzgerald Stadium (31 July - 4 Aug.), Crotta O’Neill’s - Dromakee (7 - 11 August) and Kilmoyley & Tralee Parnell’s - Caherslee (14 - 18 August).

Cost is €60 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Open to primary school children, boys and girls between 6 and 13 years of age. Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m. daily. Further details at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie