This week's news -
Friday, 22nd May 2015
LISTRY SOCIAL COMMITTEE: We hope to see you all back in Listry Community Center for next month Social Action day Tuesday 26th May 2015.Bingo: There will be no bingo now until end of September.Chiropodist.The next chiropodist day will be changing to a Wednesday 3rd June. Enquirers to Paula at 087 6606585.
LISTRY WEEKLY LOTTO: Jackpot €3,650.
Winning numbers: 11 16 24 26.
Was not won.
Draw Entrant: Mary McSweeney,
€100 : Carmel McCarthy, Fossa.
€50 : Aisling & Daniel Evans.
€50 : Mgt Horgan Dennehy’s,
€25 : Tim & Lachlan Scannell, Faha.
€25: Charles O'Connor, Coolroe.
Next weeks Jackpot €3,800.
Senior County League result
Listry made the long journey to Portmagee to play Skellig Rangers last Sunday, 17th May. This game had been our first fixture of the season, but had been postponed. There was some great football played on the day and we came away with two valuable points. Skellig Rangers 1-07 Listry 0-15.
Kerry Minors Semi Final
Well Done to Ronan Buckley, Listry & the Kerry Minors who gave such a great performance last week in the semi-final v Cork. Looking forward to the Final v Tipperary.
Juvenile Updates U14s
Our Under 14s combined with Keel played Kilcummin last Wednesday evening in Fossa in The County League Final. In what proved to be an excellent and exciting game our boys were unlucky to lose out by a point on a scoreline of 3:13 to 4:09. We congratulate Kilcummin on their victory. Great credit is also due to our own boys for their contribution to what was a great game and for their commitment to training since last February. We look forward with genuine optimism and enthusiasm to the East Kerry League and Mid Kerry Championship. We are sure Murt Broderick and Pa Murphy along with their Keel counterparts Donal and Noel Murphy will have the boys ready for battle again after a short and well deserved break.
There were no games this week. Phase two of the county league will begin next Sunday May 24th. Fixtures will be up on Website as soon as they are available.
Boys played Fossa in round 1 of the Go Games last Thurs night in Allman Park. All the boys played their hearts out and enjoyed the evening immensely. Round 2 continues this Thursday night May 21st for boys and girls from 6:30-7:30.
Friday evening training returns to the normal time of 6:30-7:30 for U6s, U8s & U10s.
Club - Ladies
Results of Competition Sunday 17th May, Hayes Cup Sponsored by Kerry Phone Centre.
1st Ciara O’Mahony (14) 68
2nd Mary O’Doherty (14) 69
3rd Winnie Ryan (22) 70
B.G. Maureen Creedon (12) 87
4th Maureen Rooney (23) 71
President’s Prize to the Ladies will be played on Mahony’s Point next Sunday 24th May, singles - stroke.
Newcastle West Exchange
Singles Stableford, 17/5/2015
1. Paul McMahon (18) 38pts
2. John Cahill (11) 38 pts
3. Chris Twomey (10) 37 pts
4. Daniel Doona (11) 35 pts
5. Mathew O’Connor (13) 35 pts
Next Sunday - President Denis Croninís Prize - Sunday 24th May 2015
Men’s Club Competition Entry Time Change
Please note from Monday June 1st the time for online competition entry via BRS will move to the new time of 7.00 pm.
Killarney Valley AC
Athletics in Killarney has recently undergone a name change and going forward, Spa Muckross AC will now be known as Killarney Valley AC - We would love to get new members in to the club - Road Runners, both serious and fun, Masters athletes etc, and any enquiries can be directed to Jean Courtney on 086 1994378. The final competition for our athletes in our old club colours was the County Championships, which were held in Castleisland on May 9/10th and despite the weather conditions threatening to completely disrupt competition on Sunday, our athletes performed extremely well. In the Junior Men/Women, Christine Cooper had great wins in the 400m Hurdles and 400m flat races, Padraig Burke won the Shot and had a Second place finish in the Discus Sarah Leahy won gold in the 200m. In the Juvenile section medal winners are as follows: GIRLS: U10 500m, 2nd Kathryn Ryan, U12 600m, 3rd Aoibhin Evans, U14 High Jump 1st and 200m 2nd - Ciara Kennelly, U15 100m, 3rd and Shot 2nd - Ruth Courtney, U15 Javelin, 3rd - Ana Maguire, U16 High Jump, 2nd Elizabeth Stack, U16 200m, 2nd Ruth Courtney. BOYS: U10 500m - 1st OisÌn Lynch, U11 60m 2nd, Long Jump and 600m 1st - Alex Hennigan, U12 60m 1st and 600m 2nd - Cian Lynch, U12 High Jump 3rd - Jack Maguire, U13 Long Jump 3rd - Cormac Rowe, U15 800m - 2nd Mark Cooper, U16 800m and Javelin - 1st Tristan O’Donoghue, U16 Javelin 3rd - Mark Cooper. The boys relays did exceptionally well with all of them winning medals - U10 Silver - OisÌn Lynch, Liam Hennigan, OisÌn Fleming and Neil O’Carroll, - U11 Bronze - Alex Hennigan, OisÌn Lynch, Brian Doody and Liam Hennigan U12 Silver /U13 Gold - David O’Donoghue, Cormac Rowe, Cian Lynch, Alex Hennigan and Jack Maguire
Well done to all the athletes that came and took part,
At the South Munsters Day 2, on May 8th in CIT (Boys) - Dylan O’Sullivan (St Brendans) finished in 2nd place in the Senior Boys High Jump and Long Jump, Padraig Burke (ISK) had a Silver in the Inter Boys Discus and a Bronze in the Javelin. Kianan O’Doherty (St Brendans) was 3rd in the Inter Boys High Jump and the St Brendan’s Junior Boys Relay team were 3rd. They, along with the girls from the previous Wednesday, all qualified for the Munster Schools that were held in CIT on Saturday last where Ruth Courtney had a great throw in the Minor Girls Shot to finish in Second place, Sarah Leahy was 3rd in the Inter Girls 100m, while finishing in 4th place was Christine Cooper in the Inter Girls 300m, and Padraig Burke in the Inter Boys Discus. Best of Luck to Ruth who has now qualified for the All Ireland Schools Athletics Finals in Tullamore on May 30th. Well done to our club athletes Cian Lynch, Alex Hennigan, Darragh Fleming and Marie Courtney who have all qualified for the Kerry Community Games X-Country Relay teams that will be competing in Athlone in August.
The next outing will be the County Primary Schools on May 30th - best of luck to all the athletes taking part.
Congratulations to Billy Courtney who helped the Kerry Minor team overcome a very good Cork side in a fantastic and exciting sporting game in Austin Stack Park last Wednesday in the Munster Semi-final - we wish them the very best of luck in the Munster final on July 5th. Also, congratulations to Sarah Leahy who was part of the Kerry team that had a great win over Cork in the Munster U16 ‘A’ final that was played in Castletownroche last Saturday - their next game is on July 15th in the All-Ireland Semi Final - no doubt their training on the athletics field has helped them impress and progress on football field!
Club Singlets for the new Killarney Valley AC are available at €15 each or €10 for 2 or more - please contact Jean if you would like to get one.
Best of luck to our Pierce Purcell team next weekend when the participate in that competition in Ceann Sibeal GC.
Results: Captain Denis Cronin’s Prize to the Ladies. 1st Mary Cronin (21) 34pts, 2nd Eileen Fleming (18) 32pts, 3rd Ailish Mulcahy (6) 32pts, Betty Farrell (16) 31pts.
Upcoming Fixtures: Sunday 24th Singles V Par, Kindly Sponsored by Mary
Cronin. Usual Tee Times available.
WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JOAN HERLIHY SATURDAY MAY 30TH
The premature passing of Joan Herlihy Lissivigeen Cross a few short months ago came as a huge shock to both her family and the members of the local community in which she was deeply immersed as a member of many voluntary organisations. Her husband Dave, son Paul and daughter Laura very much appreciate the level of care which she received from the staff of the Oncology Department Kerry General Hospital during her prolonged illness which included Dr Jeffri -Ismail as well as nurses Abbie, Theresa, Sinead and Michelle, and as a gesture of their appreciation of same, they have organised two walks in the Muckross area on Saturday May 30th with all proceeds being donated to the Oncology Department KGH. Walk 1 will be a 3-4 hour walk over Mangerton Mountain, commencing at IIam with registration at I0am in Mangerton Car Park. Walk 2, comprising 1-2 hours, will be around Muckrosss & Dinis and will commence at 1pm with registration at 12 noon in The Old Schoolhouse, Muckross Car Park. Voluntary contributions will be collected on the day. The day will conclude with refreshments and entertainment at the Torc Hotel as well as music by Rosie & Derry Healy, Jimmy Doyle and friends, with Batty O’Sullivan as MC.
RESULTS: Cross Country Team Event - Well done to our athletes that competed at the County Competition on Sunday, May 17th. Congratulations to Marie Courtney and Cian Lynch, who both qualified in their races. Cian was on top form, and led the U12 400M boys to the finish line, while Marie ran her U13 1200M race very comfortably to win a silver medal. Both of them join their qualifying team mates to represent Kerry in the National Finals in August. Kerry had great outcomes last year in a number of the Cross Country events, with Marie bringing home a bronze medal as part of the U12 Mixed Distance Relay, so hopefully they can repeat the success this year.
TRAINING: Training commenced this week for the children who qualified at our local competition. The County track & field competition takes place in Castleisland on Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st.
REGISTRATION: Anyone that qualified for the County competition should have attended registration on Monday 11th May, as per the note received at the local competition. Please contact our Secretary Margaret O’Sullivan on 087 6735782 (after 1.30pm) in the first instance, if you have not registered already. Community Games is a separate organisation to local GAA and Athletics clubs, so even if your child is already registered with other clubs, you will still need to register with Spa Muckross Community Games for the County competitions.
UPCOMING EVENTS (closing date for entries is Thursday 21st May): Cycling - 2km individual event open to boys and girls U12 (over 10) and U14 (over 12). It is taking place on Friday 29th May at 7pm in Tralee Sports Complex.
Marathon - 7km team event open to boys and girls U16 (over 14). It is taking place on Tuesday 30th June at Currow Village. The first 4 individuals to cross the finish line will form a team to represent Kerry in the National Finals in Athlone in August.
Long Puck - individual event open to boys U12 (over 10) and girls U14 (over 12). It is taking place on Tuesday 16th June in Abbeydorney.
NOTE: Anyone residing in the Spa Muckross Community Games area can compete in these events, regardless of what school or other clubs you are involved in outside of Community Games - all that matters is that your primary residence is within the Spa Muckross area (as laid down by Community Games rules).
Check out our Facebook page, www.kerrycommunitygames.ie and www.communitygames.ie for full details on all events
Lotto: No winner of our lotto 15/05/2015, numbers drawn were 8, 13, 20 and 30. Sellers prize winner : Danny O’Sullivan €50 Y/T : Kathleen Oí Callaghan Ballinahulla, €50 con Oí Sullivan Cue Club, €40 each to Mike Lane Kiskeam, Reenís Syndicate c/o Austin Murphy, Shelia Oí Donoghue Taur. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 17, 19, 26 and 27. Next weekís jackpot €10,000 plus €1,000 bonus.
Kerry Master Championships: Congrats to Robert Purcell Snr who won gold at the Kerry Master Championships on 6th May.
Community Games Cross country; Well done to Jack Oí Leary who won the U12 600m in Beaufort on Sunday. Delia Foley & Christian Foley all ran well.
Munster Colleges. Held in CIT Tomas Oí Neill won senior discus.
Lee Strand 10 Miler: Robert Purcell won O40 section of Lee Strand 10 mile race in Riocht on Sunday, Caroline Murphy had a PB in her 5K and got 4th overall. Andrew Pucell got 1st U18. Ted Feehan 1st O60.
National Legue: Many of our athletes will be on Kerry Teams for Rou8nd 1 National Leaguee in Templemore next Sunday.
Dates for 1 mile Series; Wednesday July 22nd Barraduff, Wed July 29th Fossa, Wed August 5th Knocknagree, Wed Aug 12th Gneeveguilla followed by prize giving.
Competition played on Sunday 17th May, 18 Hole Strokeplay, Winner Daniel Shine (07) net 69, Overall runner up, John B. Doran (21) net 70, Overall 3rd place Michael Leahy (18) net 73.
Results, 3 person mixed Scramble played on Tuesday 12th May best net return, Sean O Brien, Daniel Shine & John O’ Halloran.
Weekend competition, 18 hole Stableford. Please register on time sheet at Castlerosse.
Scramble competition continue each Tuesday at 6.30pm. Open to Ladies & Gents. Come along for an enjoyable evening of Golf.
Lotto 17th May 2015
Numbers drawn were 1, 6, 20, 23. There was no Jackpot winner and next weeks Jackpot will be €10,650. The €40 consolation prize winners were Katie O’ Driscoll, c/o JJ, Bunny Quille, 22 Main St, Killarney, David Lynch, Knockasartnett, Bernadette Kissane, Barleymount and Geary McCormick, Curragh, Aghadoe,. Tickets are on sale at The Golden Nuggett Bar, The Castlerosse Leisure Centre, The Travel Inn, The Old Killarney Inn, Foley’s Spar Shop, The Laurels Bar and Committee members. Next draw takes place on Sunday night 24th May at 11pm in the Golden Nuggett. Thanks to everybody who supports our Lotto each week as well as those who sells tickets.
Fossa Community Centre: Volunteers urgently needed to help with the running of the community centre. If you would like to help with a specific task or become a member of the committee please contact any of the following, Derek 086 389 5142, David 086 323 9148, Eileen 087 628 4053, Billy 064 6644391, Tim 087 241 3116. If help is not forthcoming we may be faced with the situation whereby this fine facility may have to be closed.
Killarney Library will host an art exhibition by Betty Rohan in aid of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics from Tuesday 28th April running until 29th May. The exhibition was officially launched by Cathaoirleach John Joe Culloty on Tuesday 28th April at 7pm. Bealtaine Festival returns to Killarney Library in May. The Spanish-Irish Cultural Exchange will take place on Thursday 21st May from 6.30-7.30pm.
Astroturf All Weather Pitch: all weather pitch @ Fossa National School. Opening hrs, Monday/Friday 4pm/10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am/10pm. All types of sport is played on this floodlit pitch. Now taking bookings for birthday parties. Contact Ger O’ Connor 083 4228977 or email email@example.com
Fossa Ladies Notes
On May 9th the Kerry U16 Girls took to the field in the Munster A Championship Final against Cork, Captained by our own Fay O Donoghue, full back, along with Anna O Reilly at wing back, Erica McGlynn Center Half forward and Hanna O Donoghue Full forward the Kerry girls stunned Cork with an impressive display of football in the first half. Kerry led at half time 0-8 to 0-3. Cork needed early scores in the second half if they were to make a comeback but unfortunately for them the Kerry girls were fast out of the blocks again.Fossa’s Hanna O Donoghue finished the game with an impressive 1-3 with Erica McGlynn getting 1-1. Erica as she went through on goal was taken down in the square winning a penalty which Aoife O'Callaghan converted, giving Kerry three goals with the Fossa forwards playing a part in all three goals. Cork who were looking to Grace Culloty to get scores for them didn’t get an inch from our Anna O Reilly, Grace Culloty 0-5 (4f). Fay O Donoghue at full back controlled her line winning possession, dispossessing the Cork forwards, catching dangerous high ball that had been dropped in around the Kerry Goalmouth. what can we say we are extremely proud of our girls. Kerry played a very high tempo game from start to finish and left Cork trailing behind when the full time whistle was blown. Final score Kerry 3-12 to Cork 1-6. Kerry are awaiting the winners of Dublin v Meath. The All Ireland Semi Final is on Wednesday July 15th.
The curtain came down on our Senior Ladies Div 4 campaign following the end result of this encounter with Annascaul. The last time the sides met Fossa overcame them by 2 points.Fossa got off to a great start with points from Marie Foran and Julie Cronin. This was followed up by a well taken goal by Maire Foran. It was midway in the first half before Annascaul got into the game, following some tactical positional changes which in turn slowed up the Fossa midfield who were controlling the game. Ana Bellew between the posts was the dominant force who ensured Fossa stayed ahead by two points at the break. On resumption, Annie Sheehan dropped the ball in over the goalie’s head. Sara Fitzgerald took up a roaming position to help out midfield. Young Ciara Griffin adding a fine point from play along with Anna O'Reilly. You could not separate these teams as they went toe to toe for the remainder of the game. Fossa’s Katie Talbot, Erica McGlynn and Lauren Rintoul added goals late in to the second half. Amy Moriarty,as usual,defended superbly along with Melissa Buckley and Shauna Murphy to keep Annascaul ‘s scoring chances low.
Fay O Donoghue, Niamh O Sullivan and Fiona Kissane cancelled out any threats that came from the Annascaul forwards late in the second half. Final Score Fossa 6-6 to Annascaul 4-8.Next up for the girls is Junior Championship on June 28th.
Our U12 girls have been graded in Division 2 of the Glebe Kitchens County Leagues. The girls have put in an immense effort at training since March under the management of Damien Dennehy, Dan O Connor and David Kennedy. The girls are away to Firies on 19th May. We wish the Girls the very best of luck.
Our U14 girls have a Bye in the next round of county leagues, They have Miltown/Listry in the last round on May 31st.
Ring of Kerry
Results 17th May
Tony O’Connell Memorial Trophy sponsored by Brendan Breslin
3/4 Individual Handicap
1st Oisin O’Driscoll (8) & Martin Veldholn (20) 50pts
2nd Michael O’Sullivan (14) & Joe Harrington (20) 49pts
3rd JP Fletton (7) & Daragh Roche (10) 48pts
Best of luck to the ROK Jimmy Bruen team playing against Ballybunion in the West Munster Final held at Killarney GC.
Tee off scheduled for 4:30pm
Up coming events
23rd / 24th May - Members Single Stableford
24th May - West Cork Senior Shield match ROK v Bandon 14:00pm tee off
Beaufort Golf Club (Ladies Branch)
9th/10th May - 2nd RD Golfer of The Year - Sponsored by Golf Pro Mark Heinemann
1st Renee Clifford (25) 74 Nett
2nd Joan O’Sullivan (22) 79 Nett
23rd/24th May - 18 Hole V Par - Sponsored by Ladies Branch
Club Scramble continues on Wednesday 20h May. Meet at Clubhouse at 6.15pm for scramble starting at 6.30pm. Open to non-members. Presentation of outstanding prizes to date will take place on Wednesday 20th May after Scramble.
Open Fridays from 10th April to 2nd October 2015. Open to Ladies & Gents – Single Stableford Entry Fee €20. Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a tee time.
Contact Beaufort Golf Club or website www/beaufort-golf-club.com for latest offers on membership and green fees.
Phone: 064 66 44440, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaufort Golf Club (Men’s Branch)
Open Friday - Sponsored by Clifford Groundcare
Winner: Oisin Fitzgerald (5) 39 pts. (CSS 34 pts)
23rd/24th May - 18 Hole Stroke (White Tees) - Sponsored by Pat & Joe Tangney
Club Scramble continues on Wednesday 20th May. Meet at Clubhouse at 6.15pm for scramble starting at 6.30pm. Open to non-members. Presentation of outstanding prizes to date will take place on Wednesday 20th May after Scramble.
Open Fridays from 10th April to 2nd October 2015. Open to Ladies & Gents – Single Stableford Entry Fee €20. Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a tee time.
Contact Beaufort Golf Club or website www/beaufort-golf-club.com for latest offers on membership and green fees.
Phone: 064 66 44440, Email: email@example.com
Sympathy from the Deerpark membership is extended to the relatives of former member Noel Foley Pinewood Estate and also to the family of Murt O’Shea Gortamakerrie and late of Dalton’s Avenue who were also associated with the club. May They Rest In Peace
Tuesday Evening Fourball
The winners of last Tuesday,s Fourball were Ger Casey and Sheila oDonoghue, Competition continues each Tuesday at 6-3Opm.
Intermediate Scratch Cup
Congrats to Ger Casey who secured victory in this competition at Cunnigar Co Waterford and to Jason oBrien who was the winner in the same competition at St Stephen’s,
Next Seniors Outing will be at Deerpark on Wednesday June 3rd IO.3Oam and the final outing of the season will be to Newmarket on Sept 2nd.
Again reminding all members who may not have received their membership cards that they can now collect same at the Clubhouse shop which is now open on weekday evenings and at wekends from noon.
Congrats to Jason O’Brien who won the Intermediate Munster Matchplay competition at Rosscarbery on Sunday, defeating Damian Long, Shane Neilan, Paul Collins in the earlier rounds and Ian Morrison (Douglas) in the final, This is Jason’s second consecutive victory in this grade, Michael Cronin also turned in an impressive performance to reach the quarter final of the competition.
Coiste na nOg
This week saw eight of the ten U14 League Finals completed and some great games. Coiste na nOg wishes to thanks our sponsors Lee Strand, without whom none of these games could take place, co-ordinator Martina O’Shea who put in so much time and effort into making them such a great success, the clubs that generously hosted the finals, the referees and officials, and most especially the players, mentors, and supporters who providedsuch great spectacles of football and sportsmanship.
Division One Final: Kenmare 2-11 Laune Rangers 1-4
There was a massive crowd at Killarney Legion and they got full value after a cracking game. Two great defences were on top in the first half as Kenmare edged into a lead that was dramatically cut by a great Laune Rangers goal from Shane Doona to leave it 0-6 to 1-2 in favour of Kenmare at the break.
The third quarter was just as intense and action-packed, with Kenmare’s Dan McCarthy and David Ciuciu beginning to edge the midfield duel with David Managn and Roan Moriarty. Tom Murnane (0-6), Cian O’Connor (1-4) and Bojan Nikic started to pick off some great scores to push Kenmare into a six point lead. Laune rangers bravely came out to attack but found James McCarthy in colossal form at the back and Kenmare added 2-1 late on for a scoreline that didn’t truly reflect a great and hard-won contest.
Division Two Final: Austin Stacks 4-9 Rathmore 3-10
Austin Stacks were on top in a pulsating first half, with 2-2 from Conor Myers, 1-1 from Leon Shalemba, and a superb point from man of the match Daniel O’Rourke. Rathmore did get a goal just before the half-time whistle but they trailed by 3-5 to 1-2. However Rathmore emerged in different form, with David Dineen outstanding, and they reeled off 2-6 without reply to go in front. A Sean Quilter free sparked a strong Stacks finish that included a second goal for Conor Myers, and great displays from Dara Barry/Walsh, Danny Draghici, Padraic Linnane, Shalemba and Quilter in midfield, and Daniel O’Rourke and Conor Myers up front saw them across the finishing line with two hard-won points in hand after a great game.
Division Three Final: Dingle 4-18 Beaufort 2-13
This one was closely contested all the way. Beaufort made a great start and led for most of the first half, with Darragh Dennehy at full forward outstanding and getting great help from Jack O’Connor at centre forward. Dylan Geaney, who emulated his brother Kerry minor Conor’s exploits this week, scored agoal just before half-time to cut the lead back to three points at half-time.
Dingle came out in great form on the restart and notched 2-6 without reply, with Aaron O’Connor, Sean Og Morain, Conor Flannery, Conor Moriarty, and Christopher Keane outstanding. Fannnery ended up with 0-6 to his name while Dylan Geaney scored a blistering 2-9. Beaufort rallied, inspired by some great defending from Shane O’Sullivan Rouse, but couldn’t close the gap before the final whistle.
Division Four Final: Firies 6-15 Gneeveguilla 3-8
Firies GAA would seem to be on a roll at the moment, with the senior team reaching the County Junior Semi-Finals, their minors winning Division 3A of the County League, their U16s winning the East Kerry League, and now their U14s being crowned Division Four champions after a tough and exciting struggle with Gneeveguilla in Castleisland.
Centre forward Jamie O’Leary had two early points for Gneeveguilla, but they were cancelled by Dylan Callaghan and wing back Conor Henderson, two of the best players on view. Aaron Flynn and TJ Palmer put Firies ahead before Jack Brosnan pulled one back. Henderson and Callaghan doubled their personal tallies with white flags.
Gneeveguilla midfielder Owen Fitzgerald was having a great game and he combined with David Gleeson to set up Jamie O’Leary for a cracking goal to make it 0-7 to 1-3. Two frees by Paul O’Leary completed their first half tally, but a strong late flourish by Firies saw goals by Harry Doody and Dylan Callaghan and points from Aaron Flynn (2) and Liam Moloney gave them a commanding 3-9 to 1-5 lead at the break.
Impressive sub Darragh Brosnan stretched the tally on the resumption with a good score. Firies had lost influential midfielder Darragh O’Donoghue to injury and Gneeveguilla’s Daniel Fleming, moved out from full back, started to dominate proceedings with some wonderful football, scoring a cracking goal along the way as well. Points from Jack Brosnan and Paul O’Leary (20 saw the Firies lead being whittled down and a Shane Warren goal made it 3-10 to 3-8. However, Firies steadied the ship and produceda very strong finish, with goals from Dylan Callaghan, Darragh Brosnan, and Cian Cronin to seal a deserved victory, even though the final scoreline didn’t fairly reflect on a great effort by Gneeveguilla.
Division Five Final: Milltown/Castlemaine 4-11 Renard/St. Marys 3-11
There was big support for both sides in Cromane for the Division Five Final. St. Marys/Renard had won the corresponding league fixture by a big margin but Milltown/Castlemaine had absorbed the lessons and took advantage of the big wind to build up a big lead at half-time, with Daithi O Laighin, Cillian de Burca, and Sean O Hogain doing the bulk of the damage. Milltown/Castlemaine closed out the first half scoring with a goal just before the break, and that score was to prove crucial in the end.
Renard/St. Marys showed tremendous courage and skill to fight their way back into the game and Milltown/Castlemaine needed everyone, especially goalkeeper Alastair O Conchuir, and defenders Aodain O Lionachain, Sean O Donnacha and Antoin O Ceallachair, to be at their best. The insertion of Nioclas O Lachnain as a sqweeper proved to be a master-stroke and at the final whistle, they had held off a great challenge by a gallant Renard/St. Marys to claim the league title.
Division Six Final: Kilcummin 3-13 Keel/Listry 4-9
Killian Murphy opened the scoring for Keel/Listry but Kilcimmin took control with a Philip O’Leary goal, Keith O’Leary (0-1), and 1-2 from midfielder Paul O’Shea. Killian Murphy and Killian Broderick replied for Keel/Listry but Cian O’Mahony, another Philip O’Leary goal, and 0-2 from O’Shea stretched the lead. Two Ruairi Murphy goals and points from Gary and Killian Murphy kept Keel/Listry in touch, with Kilcummin leading by 3-6 to 2-5 at the break.
Killian Murphy (2f) kept Keel/Listry in touch but points from O’Leary, Dylan Murphy, O’Mahony, and the indomitable Paul O’Shea had Kilcummin leading by 3-10 to 2-7. Another Murphy brace of frees and a cracking goal by Gary Murphy after a great Micheal Buckley run left just a point in it and set up a dramatic finish. Killian Murphy and Paul O’Shea exchanged points before a Gary Murphy goal put Keel/Listry in front for the first time. High drama unfolded, with Keith O’Leary and Paul O’Shea (who finished with 1-7, having dominated midfield) put Kilcummin in front and they held out, with Conor O’Leary saving a goal attempt from Dylan Murphy, who along with Killian Murphy was best for the lionhearted losers.
Division Eight Final: Finuge 2-12 St. Pats Blennerville 2-4
These two teams had previously met and Finuge knew it was going to be a hard game. Finuge played against the wind in the first half and scored the first point followed quickly by three more before St. Pats put the ball in the back of the net. Both teams showed great football skills in the first half and the half time score was 0-7 to 1-3.
Finuge started the second half with the benefit of the wind and again scored the opening point. Both teams showed great determination and teamwork and fought for every ball. In the end it was Finuge’s night and they won out on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-04.
Division Ten Final: Laune Rangers B 3-7 Austin Stacks B 2-8
It might be the lowest ranked league, but it provided one of the best finals. Laune Rangers started with a lot of possession but could only muster two points from Martin Faye and Barry O’Sullivan, with Stacks keeper Greg Scanlan making two good saves and some great defending by Ciaran Kelliher and Luke Chester. At the other end Stacks had points from James Fernane (2), Armin Heinrich (2), Jordan Barry, and a goal from Jordan Barry to lead by 1-6 to 0-2 at the break. Jordan Kissane with a goal opened up a 10 point gap but Laune Rangers set to work with a will. Wing back Peadar Foley started the revival with a point and was outstanding. Matthew Leslie goaled at the second attempt, Barry O’Sullivan notched two frees, and excellent midfielder Sean Cleary goaled after a great team move. Barry O’Sullivan added another goal from long distance and suddenly Rangers were in front, 3-6 to -7. Conor Horan pulled one back during an exciting finish before Matthew Leslie replied. Just on the final whistle, Cian Naylor had to be sharp to save a goal effort from Armin Heinrich and preserve the win.
Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club
Heartiest Congratulations to club member Mick Linehan who came first in the Munster Lake Competition held last Sunday on Lough Lein . The weather played its part in delaying the competition by a week and thankfully conditions on Sunday facilitated the event. Mick will now go on as part of the Munster Team for the Inter Provincials, again as we understand, being hosted in Killarney this year.
Our next outing on the club front is to the banks of the Caragh River, courtesy of Caragh Bridge Angling Club on Sunday the 07th June - any members interested in attending should contact any club officer.
The Munster Youth River Championship is being hosted by Cashel, Golden, Tipperary Anglers on Saturday 06th June, entry fee is E40.00 per Angler and stewards must be provided by each angler - Closing date for club youth entering is Sunday 24th June, contact any club officer for information.
For any members interested in a day away with family, Waterford City and County Trout Anglers are holding a youth day on May 23rd at Carrigavantry, near Tramore. Youths will have a chance to learn to cast a fly rod, see fly tying demonstrations and witness some kick sampling for fly life. The event is free and runs from 10am to approx 4pm - some fishing for the young anglers is also being arranged on the lake there.”
Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the grade “B” gala last Sunday, the 17th of May, in Tralee. As this was the last “B” gala of the swimming season, swimmers from all clubs were at their peak of fitness. Despite the stiff competition, Killarney swimmers excelled in all disciplines with medals, grade “A” times and Personal Bests aplenty. Well done to all.
Under 11 girls - Well done to Pia Hickey who took the bronze medal in the 100 metres butterfly.
Under 11 boys - A wonderful performance by Ross O’Leary produced a silver in the 100 metres breaststroke.
Under 13 girls - Relying on her speed, Emir O’Dowd powered to a bronze in the 100 metres freestyle.
Under 13 boys - Congrats to Owen Fitzgerald who went for a “selection box” of medals, winning gold in the 200 metres Individual Medley, silver in the 100 metres butterfly and bronze in the 100 metres breaststroke. Meanwhile, Paudie O’Leary continued to draw attention by winning a gold medal in one of the key races of the day, the 200 metres freestyle. In the highly technical and closely watched 100 metres breaststroke, Charles O’Brien won a coveted gold for Killarney.
Under 15 girls - Particular praise on the day goes to Sarah O’Connor who not only won silver in the 100 metres freestyle, but also achieved her grade “A” times. Well done, Sarah, and best of luck from everyone in those upcoming exams! Well done also to Orlaith Reynolds who won bronze in the 100 metres butterfly, probably the most difficult swimming discipline.
Under 15 boys - Sean Farndon won a very fast bronze in the 100 metres freestyle. Well done, Sean.
Over 16 girls - Some powerful swimming by our girls in this category produced a sackful of medals for the club. Sinead Lucey won triple gold in the 200 metres freestyle, the 100 metres backstroke and the 100 metres butterfly while Janine O’Connor, in very relaxed style, won gold in the 100 metres freestyle, silver in the 200 metres freestyle and another silver in the 100 metres breaststroke.
Relays - There were two relay races on the day, both for ages 12 and under, both in the fastest race of all, the 200 metres freestyle.
The Killarney team of Paudie O’Leary, Charles O’Brien, Donal Daly and Ross O’Leary were not really tested and easily won the gold medal. The girls race was an entirely different matter with some of the finest young swimmers in the south west from six different clubs competing for the honours.
However, it was clear from the start that this was a two horse race between the home club, Tralee, and Killarney. Tralee, as to be expected, were very good, showing great hunger, strength and quality in depth.
But Killarney were even better taking a glorious gold by little more than a fingernail! Well done indeed to our team of Julie Rose Bowell, Leanne Kerins, Eva Quinn and Saibh O’Brien.
Thanks to our coaches, Kristian O’Donovan, Cathal O’Brien and Cathal Roche, who were fantastic on the day. Thanks also to all parents who travelled to Tralee, especially those who took part in the timekeeping.
The Cross Country Area Qualifiers for mixed distances for Boys and Girls took place last Saturday in Beaufort and Killarney South had a number of athletes in action. These were Aoibhin Evans, Girls U12, Conall Gallagher, Alex Hennigan and Jack McGuire Boys U12.
All the Athletes ran well and Alex Hennigan qualified for the All Ireland U.12 Cross Country Relay Squad for the All Irelands in Athlone in August.
This is Alex’s third year in a row qualifying for the All Ireland Finals in Athlone and we congratulate him on this excellent achievement. Training continues in An Riocht Track Castleisland every Wednesday for the County Finals in June, leaving from St. Olivers Primary School 6:30pm, car pooling in place.
Bridge continues on Monday nights (except Bank Holidays) at 7.30 pm in The Gleneagle Hotel, All are welcome
LEE REGATTA: Congratulations to all our crews who competed at Lee Regatta on Saturday last where they achieved excellent results with 4 crews in 1st place, 8 crews in 2nd place and 5 crews in 3rd place.
RESULTS: Well done to all the following rowers; David Bartlett and Sean Farndon who took Gold in the MJ14 2x and who were 2nd in the MJ14 quad along with Niall Ireland and Ross McCarthy. Dylan Bartlett and Kamil Kunicki won Gold in their J16 2x, Donnacha Ireland was 2nd in J16 1X, Ruadhan Mc Curtain was 1st in J15 1X and the four boys combined to come 2nd in the J16 quad where there was merely a bow ball between them and the winning Shandon crew. The J15 boys had great results with Jakub Kunicki and Ruadhan coming 2nd in their double and were 2nd by the tiniest of margins to our neighbours Killorglin in the J15 quad along with David and Sean. Our J18 4X- crew Mikey O'Donoghue, Tom O'Leary, Ryan O'Neill and John Greene were 3rd in their final and 3rd in their respective doubles. John Greene also finished 1st in his heat to qualify for the J18 1x final. Congratulations also to Kieran Counihan and Mike Quirke who have returned to slider rowing and teamed up with J18’s Tom and Mikey O’ to finish 3rd in their quad.
The girls also had a fantastic day with J15 2X crew, Annie O Donoghue and Ciara Moynihan winning Gold in style and then teaming up with twins Ciara and Leona Browne to take 2nd place in the J15 4X. Lauren McCarthy and Roisin O’ Hare were 3rd in their Club 2 double. Kayla McCarthy and Siobhan Burns were 2nd in the J16 2X and Siobhan had a fantastic race in her J16 single scull where she was 2nd by the tiniest of margins to a Lee sculler. Thanks, as always go to the parents who travelled to support the crews and in particular to Hanna O'Donoghue who ensured all crews launched on time and to Timmy Moynihan who not only towed the boats but parked the trailer in a fantastic spot right in front of Lee boathouse. The parking skills went a bit downhill by the time he stopped for chips in Macroom but that’s a story for another day!!
UPCOMING REGATTAS: Our next regatta will be Killorglin Regatta, for crews competing in the Coastal boat, which will take place at the on Sunday, May 30th.
AGM: Killarney Celtic’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Celtic Park on May 28th at 8.00pm. As always, all are welcome and members are urged to attend; this is your club and your input is always needed.
Killarney Celtic extends sincere condolences to Micheal Devlin and family on the recent passing of his grandfather. May he rest in peace.
Tesco Community Fund
As you may have seen in Tesco, Park Road, and Tesco in town, three charities are picked every 6 weeks. Killarney Celtic Football For All have been chosen for Tesco in town. When you shop in Tesco you will receive a blue token. We would appreciate it if you can tell everyone you know to either put them in our section in town or leave them upstairs in the club house and we will put them into town.
U13 Div One: Killarney Celtic C 0 Killorglin 7
Killorglin look set to overtake Athletic and claim the league title; a young Celtic side battled hard but were understandably outclassed by such a quality side.
This was a titanic struggle between two great teams, a fitting way to decide the league title. Congratulations to Killorglin, who fully deserve to be crowned champions, but congratulations also to a great Celtic team and management who pushed them all the way to the finish line.
Ladies League: Killarney Celtic away to Inter Kenmare, Sunday, 2.30pm
U14 Premier: Killarney Celtic at home to Listowel Celtic, Friday, 7.30pm
Killarney Celtic’s shop is now up and running on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2.00pm. We have a full new range of fantastic merchandise to suit every age, size, gender, and especially budget. Savings Club and Gift Vouchers available. Contact Mags on 089 2164639 or Mary on 086 6485809 for details
Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.
Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 8, 9, 15, 18. No winner, one match 3, Donal Shine, €150. Next week’s jackpot €4400, draw in the Failte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers. Yearly tickets available.
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Last weekend saw club junior members compete in the annual Lee Regatta, a 500m sprint competition hosted by Lee Rowing Club at the Marina in Cork. Congratulations go to Sean Fleming who was the winner of the Mens Junior 16 Single Scull race. Well done to all our crews who competed on the day and special thanks to coaches and supporters who assisted with the organisation and supervision of the event. Looking ahead the regatta season continues apace building towards the Irish Championships scheduled for 10-12 July at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. Closer to home the weeks are counting down to Killarney Regatta as we look forward once more to all the action at Mahony’s Point.
This weekend a Church Gate collection will be taken up at all masses in the Killarney Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Training continues for all crews this weekend and with the longer evenings, more time is being spent out on the water. Members past and prospective rowers are always welcome to the shore. Contact Eadaoin Moynihan 086 152 9476 for details of training times.