Garvey’s Football Championship Semi Finals This Weekend
This weekend we are all set for two brilliant semi-finals in the Garvey’s Senior Football Championship. First up on Friday night is the clash of the Districts when East Kerry face St Brendan’s Board in Austin Stack Park at 7.30pm. Then at 7pm on Saturday night at the same venue, Mid Kerry face the last Club in the Championship Dr Crokes. The game on Friday is live on TG4 and Saturday’s game will be live streamed on the Kerry GAA website. The match programme can be downloaded from the Kerry GAA website on Friday afternoon which along with the teams will also have match previews of the games ahead.
As well as the Garvey’s Senior Championship, there are big games down for decision this weekend also in the Kerry Petroleum Club Championship. On Saturday at 4pm, Cordal play Scartaglin in the Junior Championship play-off in Castleisland. Then at 5pm Finuge take on Ballydonoghue in the remaining Junior Premier Quarter Final. On Sunday we can look forward to two thrilling games both fixed for Fitzgerald Stadium. At 1.30pm Kilcummin and Templenoe will battle it out in the Senior Football Championship Relegation play – off. This game will be followed by the Senior Club Football Championship Final at 3.30pm featuring Kenmare Shamrocks and Austin Stacks. Both games from Fitzgerald Stadium will be live-streamed on the Kerry GAA website.
Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Minor Football Final 2020
Congratulations to East Kerry on winning the Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Final last Wednesday. It was a brilliant game which was decided in extra time. St Brendans were excellent opponents and gave it everything- congratulations to Oisin Maunsell who was presented with the Man of the Match trophy by Peter Keane and Tim Murphy, Chairman of the Kerry County Board presented East Kerry Captain Kevin O Sullivan with the Cup.
Our thanks to the Keane family for sponsoring this excellent Championship. Also we wish to thank Terence Houlihan, Kerry County Board Coaching Officer for coordinating the competition.
The GAA’s Online Irish Language Magazine “Cuaille” Out Now
The 2nd edition of the GAA’s online quarterly magazine ‘Cuaille’ is out now. Check out the articles on Galway’s 1980 hurlers, on David Clifford, Terence McNaughton, Richie Hogan and much more. Also in this latest edition find a word-search, a crossword, and 10 quiz questions all suitable for learners and fluent speakers. Download ‘Cuaille’ from the GAA website. Bainigí taitneamh as!
The big result of last weekend was the win by Tralee Parnell’s over reigning champions Kilgarvan in the semi-final of the Co. Intermediate Hurling Championship. They won by just one point, 1 – 25 to 2 – 21 after extra time, following an excellent contest between two evenly matched and very sporting sides. This win is significant in that it is only the second year ever that this new club has been playing in adult competitions and is a tribute to all who work so hard at all levels at the Caherslee based outfit. They will meet Dr. Crokes in the Final after they had a 4 – 13 to 2 – 11 win over Kilmoyley. The Final is scheduled for the weekend of 19/20 September.
Current holders, Causeway, will play Kilmoyley in the Final of the 2020 Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Co. Senior Hurling Championship. In last Sunday’s semi-finals, played without spectators as is the norm now, Kilmoyley had a 1-20 to 1-12 win over Abbeydorney while Causeway overcame Ballyduff by 1-19 to 0-11. This Final is fixed for Sunday, 20 September @ 3.00p.m. in Austin Stack Park [extra time & winner on the day]
The Co. Junior Hurling Championship will get underway on this Saturday, 12 September when Ballyheigue are at home to St. Pat’s East Kerry at 4.00p.m. Duagh will also be taking part in this competition which will be played on a league system with the top 2 teams to contest the Final.
Keane’s SuperValu Co. Minor Hurling Championship. Final – Saturday, 12th September at 3:00.p.m. (Extra time & winner on the day)
Ballyheigue vs Ballyduff at Austin Stack Park
The Final of the Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg Under 16 Championship between Lixnaw and Crotta/Kilmoyley is fixed for this Saturday, 12 September @ 2.30p.m. Venue to be confirmed. Last week’s semi-final results – Crotta/Kilmoyley 1 – 18 Ballyduff 0 – 12 and Lixnaw 3 – 16 Ballyheigue 2 – 16.
In the Plate competition Tralee Parnell’s defeated South Kerry by 3 – 9 to 1 – 7. The St. Brendan’s v Rathmore game was not finished due to field conditions and was due to be played on Tuesday evening with the Final also down for this weekend. Exact fixture details will be on the North Kerry Hurling and Coiste na nÓg Facebook pages.
Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg Under 14 hurling league Phase 2 Round 3 results: Group A -Kenmare/Kilgarvan 4 – 13 Ballyduff 3 – 13; Tralee Parnell’s 3 – 8 St. Brendan’s 4 – 16. Group 2B – Ballyheigue 3 – 11 Lixnaw 3 – 8. The Group 3 game, South Kerry v Abbeydorney, will go ahead at Abbeydorney on this Saturday, 12 September at 5.00p.m.
All underage hurling competitions for 2020 are under the remit of Kerry Coiste na nÓg. Clubs must continue to maintain the national G.A.A. safety protocols and adhere to match regulations to ensure the safety of players and mentors at all times.
Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg Under 12 Hurling league Phase 2, Round 3 results: Group A – Crotta O’Neill’s 8 – 9 Kenmare 1 – 4. Group B – Kilmoyley 7 – 14 Kilgarvan 5 – 7; St. Brendan’s 2 – 6 Ballyheigue 5 – 7. Group C – Firies 5 – 6 Abbeydorney 4 – 3; South Kerry 4 – 5 Rathmore 1 – 0; South Kerry 3 – 8 Abbeydorney 3 – 8.
Round 4 fixtures : Friday, 11 September – Group A – Tralee Parnell’s v Ballyduff; Group C – Lixnaw v Abbeydorney; Firies V South Kerry; Rathmore v bye. All @ 6.30p.m.