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PRO Weekly GAA Scene July 23rd 2014 2014-07-23 13:24:00

Kerry’s All Ireland Quarter Final tie confirmed for 
Sunday 3rd August


The Kerry senior football management team will be keeping a close eye on proceedings as beaten Connaught finalists Galway, take on the surprise packet from the qualifiers, Tipperary, in the final qualifying game in Tullamore this coming weekend. Kerry of course will play the winners of that game in the All Ireland Quarter final on Sunday August 3rd in Croke Park at 2pm – provided Sligo do not spring a surprise and defeat Cork in the other Group 4A qualifier game. Should both Tipperary and Sligo win their respective Qualifiers then Kerry could be drawn to play either of those two teams. Kerry’s game will form part of a double header with the Connaught champions Mayo playing the other Qualifier winner at 4pm.

The winners of those two quarter final ties will meet in the All Ireland Semi Final on August 24th. There is a change this year in that the second set of Quarter finals between the Leinster and Ulster teams will not be played on the August week-end; they are to take place on August 9th with semi final on August 31st. The All Ireland Final will be played on September 21st.
Kerry Juniors play Sligo in the All Ireland Junior Championship semi final at a venue to be decided on August 9th. Cavan play the UK winners in the other semi final.


Kerry Minors to play Kildare in Quarter Final

Dublin’s victory over Kildare in last week’s Leinster final means that Kerry will now play Kildare in the All Ireland Quarter finals. Dublin will play Munster runners-up Cork in another quarter final and those two games will form part of a double header on Bank Holiday Monday August 4th in Semple Stadium Thurles with a throw-in time of 3:45. All four Minor quarter final ties are down for decision on the August weekend.

The winners of Kerry’s quarter final tie will play the winners of the quarter final tie between the Connaught champions Mayo and the Ulster runners-up Armagh in the semi final. The remaining quarter final tie is between Donegal and Roscommon. 


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Draw

The Draw for the Quarter finals of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship will be made live on Radio Kerry on Saturday next, July 26th at 2:45PM.

4 Divisional teams - South Kerry, Mid Kerry, Shannon Rangers and West Kerry - and 4 Club Teams - Killarney Legion, Austion Stacks, Laune Rangers and Dingle will go into the Cup in an open draw.

Spa in Intermediate Championship Semi Final

Spa easily disposed of the challenge of Listowel Emmets when the sides clashed in the in the Castleisland Mart Intermediate Championship Round 2 replay in Spa on Saturday evening last. The winners had the game sewn up at half time when they led by 12 points to 2 and went on to record an easier than expected victory with Dan O’Donoghue’s goal giving them a 1-17 to 0-4 winning margin. Spa will now play Glenflesk in the semi final with Ardfert and Desmonds clashing in the other semi final.



Way clear for the Under 21 Championship Semi Finals

With St Kierans and Kenmare and South Kerry already through to the Acorn Life Under 21 Championship Semi Finals from the previous weekend, Shannon Rangers were the fourth team into the hat for the next round following a four points victory over St Brendans in Ardfert on Monday evening (3-12 to 1-14). St Brendans had the better of the first half and a goal from Andrew Byrne and 5 points from David Griffin saw the homeside lead by 1-10 to 1-4 at the interval with Darren Russell getting the vital Shannon Rangers goal. A goal from Padraig Boyle soon after the restart and another from the same player at the three quarter stage set Rangers on their way to victory.

South Kerry became the third side to qualify for the semi finals when defeating Austin Stacks in Caherciveen on Wednesday evening last on a score of 1-17 to 8 points. The winners were well on their way at half time when they led by 10 points to 5 and an early second half goal by Andy Quigley, followed by some good scores from Ciaran Keating, who scored 6 in all, and Conor O’Shea who had 5 points to his credit, saw South Kerry into the semi finals with a bit to spare.


Acorn Life Under 21 Championship Semi Final Draw

The Draw for the Acorn Life Under 21 Championship Semi Finals will be made on Radio Kerry in the Lunchtime Sports Bulletin this Thursday .
Into the hat will go Kenmare, South Kerry, St Kierans and Shannon Rangers. Semi Finals will be played on Wednesday 30th July.


Minor Football Championship at Quarter Final Stage

Round 2 (losers Round) went ahead on Tuesday of last week with victories for St Brendans over West Kerry (2-15 to 2-3), Austin Stacks over St Kierans (3-11 to 1-7), East Kerry over Kenmare (0-19 to 1-11)while Dr Crokes received a walk over from Feale Rangers.
On Friday evening last there were three Round 3 games played with victories for East Kerry, Shannon Rangers and Mid Kerry.

Shannon Rangers, who have qualified for the quarter finals of Minor, Under 21 and Senior championships, had a very facile win over St Brendans in Ballylongford on a scoreline of 2-19 to 0-7. A goal from the throw-in by Shea McDonnell set the tone for the homeside and another goal from Jack Goulding had Rangers leading by 2-11 to 0-2 at the break. Shannon Rangers piled on the points in the second half against a St Brendans side who were rewarded for their never say die attitude with points from Darren Burns and William Hurley.

There was a very exciling finish in Killorglin where Mid Kerry just edged out Kerins O’Rahillys on a score of 1-9 to 2-5. The homeside had the better of the opening half but a goal from Gearoid Savage kept O’Rahillys in touch at the break 0-5 to 1-1. Dytlan Ronan levelled matters on the resumption but then Mid Kerry went three points clear by the three quarter stage with points from Jonathan O’Sullivan, Tommy Cahill and Caolim Teahan. Ryan Carroll equalised from the penalty spot with three to go and then put the visitors a point to the good before a late goal after a rebound by Daniel MacBeth proved the winner for Mid Kerry.

In Fossa, East Kerry had a comprehensive victory over Austin Stacks on a 5-14 to 1-10 scoreline. East Kerry got a great start with early goals from Padraig De Brún and Rob Leane, with Jessie O’Sullivan gaoling for Stacks who trailed by 2-11 to 1-3 at the break. Shane Courtney got a third goal early in the second half for the homeside who finished with two further goals from the Clifford brothers David and Paudie. 

So after their first round defeat to Shannon Rangers the champions are back on track and they now join Shannon Rangers, Mid Kerry, Dingle, An Ghaeltacht, Spa, Dr Crokes and South Kerry in the quarter finals which are pencilled in for August 7th.



Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Quarter Final Draw

The draw for the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Quarter Finals will be made on Radio Kerry on Monday or Wednesday of next week in the Lunchtime Sports Bulletin. In the draw will be East Kerry, Shannon Rangers, Mid Kerry, Dingle, An Ghaeltacht, Spa, Dr Crokes and South Kerry. Quarter Finals will be played on August 7th.


Senior Football League Round 8

Hard to believe that we have already reached Round 8 of the Credit Union Senior Football League which goes ahead this weekend with the majority of games down for decision on Saturday – fixtures have been revised to take account of Clubs with dual players such as Ardfert, St Senans, Ballyduff and Finuge due to Round 2 of the Senior Hurling championship next weekend. 

There were a number of important back games played in the Credit Union senior football league last weekend. 

In Division 1, Dr Crokes regained top spot thanks to their victory over bottom club Currow on Friday evening; 0-19 to 1-9 it finished in Lewis Rd. Dr Crokes top the table on 12 points, Austin Stacks are on 11 and Kilcummin on 10.

In Division 2, Glenbeigh/Glencar missed a chance to go second on the table when going down to a John Mitchels side who were badly in need of the points; 1-13 to 1-6 it finished in Ballyseedy. 

In Division 3 St Marys have leap-frogged Templenoe at the top of the table on 12 points following their victory over Dromid Pearses (0-19 to 2-11) while Glenflesk have gone into the third promotion place following victory over bottom club Scartaglen (3-14 to 0-7).

Fossa meanwhile got two valuable points and also put a dent in Churchill’s good form in Division 4 with a good 1-16 to 0-12 victory in Fossa.


Junior Football League 

The Junior Football Leagues are slowly winding to completion with three finals down for decision this Friday evening. The following is an update of the position in all Groups:
Group 1: Killarney Legion are in the final and the semi final is between Rathmore and Austin Stacks on August 6th.
Group 2: Clounmacon will meet Emmets in the final on this coming Friday in Ballylongford at 7:30.
Group 3: An Ghaeltacht are in the final, Milltown play Na Gaeil in the semi final on August 8th. 
Group 4: Waterville are in the final, with Templenoe playing Kenmare in the semi final on August 1st. Kenmare defeated St Michaels Foilmore in a playoff 2-15 to 1-10 last weekend.
Group 5: St Pats defeated Duagh in the final 4-6 to 2-7 on Thursday evening of last week.St Pats won this game in the opening half with goals by Thomas O’Sullivan (2), Brandon Boyle and Brendan Savage giving them a commanding half time lead and while Duagh did make a game of it in the second half, they never looked like overhauling the winners.
Group 6: Skellig Rangers will play Dromid Pearses in the final on Friday evening in Caherciveen at 7:30.
Group 7: Tarbert defeated Moyvane in the final. 
Group 8: Annascaul play Currow in the final on August 8th.


Junior and Under 21 Cup Competitions

The rules and regulations for the Junior Cups – the Molyneaux, McElligott, Barrett and Cahill Cups – went out to the Club secretaries last week and clubs are asked to confirm their participation by this Thursday at the very latestt. The same goes for the Under 21 Club Competition where a club can join with a neighbouring club to make up numbers – the main thing is to ensure for both of these competitions is that clubs should ensure they have sufficient numbers before they put in a team as clubs who subsequently give walk-overs will be hit with a fine this year to avoid a re-occurrence of the large number of walkovers given last year. 


Kerry GAA Store Launch Kerry All Ireland Championship 
Leisure Wear


The Kerry senior players turned out in force at The Kerry GAA Store in the Outlet Centre Killarney on Saturday last to launch the new Kerry GAA Championship leisure wear line. The large crowd present got autographs and posters and of course the by now must-have “selfie”. Our thanks to players and management for their co-operation.


Cúl Camps

Next week is Week 5 of the annual Kellogs GAA Cúl Camps at the following venues: Currow, Ballymacelligott, Knocknagoshel, Renard, Ballydonoghue, An Ghaeltacht, St Pats Blennerville, Ardfert, Crotta O’Neills, and Fitzgerald Stadium.

Cost is €55 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Camps are open to primary school children between 6 and 13 years of age from�Monday’s to Friday, 10.00 to 2.30p.m. daily. Children can register at each venue on the first day of a camp.


Fitzgerald Stadium Golf Classic

The annual Fitzgerald Stadium Golf Classic will be held in Killarney Golf and Fishing Club on this Friday July 25th . Teams of 4 €200. Sponsored Tee Box €50. Contact Der 087 9840124 or John 087 7763500.

Hurling News with Tommy O’Connor of the PR & Marketing Committee


Senior Hurling Championship swings into action

There was much excitement and some surprises in the opening round last weekend. First round results saw Lixnaw have a 0 - 15 to 0 - 8 win over Ballyheigue on Friday evening. The game was held up for a long period in the first half due to an injury to Lixnaw’s Brendan Brosnan and all hurling followers wish Brendan a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on hurling duty shortly. 

On Saturday, Kilmoyley had a 1 – 11 to 0 – 11 win over one of the championship favourites Causeway. In the well-attended double bill on Sunday, Crotta, who were re-entering the Championship after a one year absence, had a major morale boosting 1 – 12 to 0 – 9 win over Abbeydorney while reigning champions St. Brendan’s laid down a huge marker with a 2 – 10 to 0 – 10 win over Ballyduff.


SHC Round 2 Draw

Round 2 of the 2014 Garvey’s Supervalu County Senior Hurling Championship goes ahead on this weekend with 4 games down for decision. On completion of last weekend’s games, the draws were made for Round 2 and they resulted in the following fixtures: Winners group ( where winners meet winners for a semi-final place) - Crotta O’Neill’s v Kilmoyley to be played on this Saturday as the first game in an attractive double header in Austin Stack Park with a 5:15 throw-in followed by the meeting of last year’s finalists, Lixnaw v St. Brendan’s at 7.00p.m.
There will also be a double bill on Sunday in the Loser’s group. Both games will be knockout with the loser’s exiting the Championship. At 2.00p.m. Abbeydorney play Ballyheigue while at 3.30p.m. Causeway play Ballyduff. The winners of these two games will play the losers from Saturday’s games.

All games go ahead at Austin Stack Park and extra time will be played in each if necessary.



Intermediate Hurling Championship 

1st Named Team has Home Venue

Abbeydorney B Vs Causeway B
Kilmoyley B Vs Kenmare
Austin Stacks Vs Lixnaw B
Dr Crokes Vs Kilgarvan
Games to be played on August 8th.


Hurling Cúl Camps 

The 2014 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for Hurling & Camogie in Kerry continue this week at Abbeydorney. Running from Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m., camps are open to primary school children and the cost is €55 per child (with reductions for additional children of families). Children can register at each venue on the first day of a camp.
Forthcoming camps are Crotta (at Dromakee) & Fitzgerald Stadium (28 July – 1 August), Kilmoyley (4 – 8 August) and Ballyduff & Tralee Parnell’s (11 – 15 August). 


Clubs
Tralee Parnell’s coaching programme for under 6 to 16 continues at the Caherslee G.A.A. grounds every Friday from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m. The club also now has a camogie section and new players would be very welcome. 

Advance notice for the Abbeydorney G.A.A. Night at the Dogs on Friday, 8th August.