Can the Beasts from the East dominate the 2020s?

Can the Beasts from the East dominate the 2020s?

Last Sunday, East Kerry’s young guns claimed a first county title for their district in 20 years. But will it prove to be the first of many? Adam Moynihan assesses the team’s long-term prospects  It didn’t take long. Just a few short hours after last weekend’s...
Lakers face promotion rivals in key home game

Lakers face promotion rivals in key home game

National League: Division 1 Scotts Lakers v LYIT Donegal Tonight at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre   The Scotts Lakers have a golden opportunity to move up to joint second in Division 1 of the National League when they welcome promotion rivals LYIT Donegal to...
Adam Moynihan’s Kerry Club Quarter-Final Preview

Adam Moynihan’s Kerry Club Quarter-Final Preview

Legion hoping to halt Brendan’s voyage Killarney Legion v St Brendan’s Saturday at 5.15pm Austin Stack Park Story so far Legion got the better of near neighbours Kilcummin in Round 1 before powering to an impressive victory over a talented West Kerry outfit in Round...
Lakers sign 6’6” American guard Aaron Jackson

Lakers sign 6’6” American guard Aaron Jackson

With the new season just over a month away, the Scotts Lakers are assembling a new-look squad which they hope can challenge for top honours in Division 1 of the 2019/20 Irish National League. Newly appointed manager Shane McCarthy has been working tirelessly during...
Kerry SFL Preview: Division 1 set to go down to the wire

Kerry SFL Preview: Division 1 set to go down to the wire

Rathmore have edged in front in Division 1 of the County League but with a number of big teams breathing down their neck, they won’t be counting their chickens just yet. Liam Hassett’s men are one point clear at the top following last weekend’s comfortable victory...
No tickets (yet) for baffled Kerry and Mayo fans

No tickets (yet) for baffled Kerry and Mayo fans

It’s the most eagerly anticipated football match of the summer but frustrated Kerry and Mayo supporters will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on a coveted ticket for Sunday’s Super 8s opener in Killarney. Tickets were due to go on sale online and...
Is Kerry’s squad deep enough to go all the way?

Is Kerry’s squad deep enough to go all the way?

It wasn’t the most enthralling of opening day encounters but Kerry’s 2019 Munster Senior Football Championship is officially up and running following last weekend’s 1-15 to 0-12 victory over Clare. The Kingdom, who were 1/80 pre-match favourites to advance to their...
Celts and Dynamos set for old school cup final

Celts and Dynamos set for old school cup final

Greyhound Bar KO Cup Final Tralee Dynamos v Killarney Celtic Sunday at 3pm Mounthawk Park (Tralee)   Two of the county’s traditional powerhouses will meet on Sunday in the Greyhound Bar KO Cup final when Killarney Celtic face old rivals Tralee Dynamos in Mounthawk...
Opinion: Players must speak up to change the status quo

Opinion: Players must speak up to change the status quo

Soccer players in Kerry are not happy. I knew that before I wrote last week’s article but things have come more sharply into view over the past few days. In addition to my own personal grievances, which have been echoed by players from clubs all over the county, a...
A hero’s welcome?

A hero’s welcome?

FAI supremo John Delaney could be returning to Kerry this weekend but considering the current controversy surrounding his tenure, it’s difficult to predict what kind of reception he’ll receive if he does. The latest alleged financial improprieties uncovered by...
Championship Preview: The Mexican Standoff

Championship Preview: The Mexican Standoff

With all sides dead level heading into the final game of the opening phase of the Club Championship, it all comes down to this for Rathmore, Legion, Kerins O’Rahilly’s and Dr Crokes. It’s as close to a good old-fashioned Mexican standoff as you can get – without...
Opinion: Delaney’s Kerry backers should be ashamed

Opinion: Delaney’s Kerry backers should be ashamed

There was a long-held perception in the Irish soccer community that the FAI were mismanaging their finances and that much-needed funding wasn’t ending up where it should. Little did we know. Although the full details are yet to be uncovered, it is now obvious from...
Do or die for Glenflesk and Spa

Do or die for Glenflesk and Spa

As we approach the midway point in this month for clubs, it’s judgement day for two of East Kerry’s main Intermediate hopefuls.   Intermediate Club Championship (Group 4) Glenflesk v John Mitchels Sunday at 2.30pm Glenflesk Things are looking up for last year’s beaten...
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: East Kerry clubs feeling the heat

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: East Kerry clubs feeling the heat

If it’s true what they say and a good start is half the battle, then Legion, Rathmore, Kilcummin, Spa, Firies, Listry, Currow and Fossa have some serious scrapping to do. For each of the above teams, another setback this weekend will officially kill off their 2019...
Lakers bid farewell to “hugely popular” O’Brien

Lakers bid farewell to “hugely popular” O’Brien

Scotts Lakers officials have paid tribute to outgoing American star Seán O’Brien who has departed the club with immediate effect. O’Brien joined as a last minute signing just before the 2018/19 season began and the Philadelphia native spearheaded the team’s playoff...
Rivals clash as month for clubs gets up and running

Rivals clash as month for clubs gets up and running

Senior Club Championship (Group 2) Killarney Legion v Dr Crokes Sunday at 3.15pm Fitzgerald Stadium Senior championship season is upon us and you couldn’t ask for a better opening weekend fixture than two great rivals, the Legion and the Crokes, going head-to-head in...
Looney and McMahon shine as Celts beat Geeha

Looney and McMahon shine as Celts beat Geeha

U17 League Killarney Celtic 3-0 Mastergeeha Celtic Park Killarney Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Kerry U17 League with a solid win over Mastergeeha on Monday night, thanks in no small part to a midfield masterclass from dynamic duo Evan Looney and Cian...
Looney: You can’t but be impressed by Corofin

Looney: You can’t but be impressed by Corofin

In the wake of his side’s heartbreaking defeat to Corofin in the All-Ireland Club Final, experienced Dr Crokes forward Brian Looney has spoken of his admiration for the Galway champions and the style of football that they play. Last Sunday’s decider in Croke Park had...
CLUB FINAL PREVIEW: The long road to Croker

CLUB FINAL PREVIEW: The long road to Croker

All-Ireland Club Final Dr Crokes v Corofin Sunday at 3.45pm Croke Park   The road to Croke Park is ridiculously long for club teams. Sunday’s clash between Dr Crokes and Corofin will be the final act in a season that effectively started 14 months ago. And,...
Lakers host playoff hopefuls in final home game

Lakers host playoff hopefuls in final home game

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Sligo All-Stars Saturday at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre   Your Scotts Lakers play their 24th and final game of the 2018/19 regular season on Saturday night and with a playoff berth already guaranteed, they can rest assured...
Glenflesk crest voted “nicest in East Kerry”

Glenflesk crest voted “nicest in East Kerry”

Glenflesk GAA sampled victory away from the playing fields this week as the club’s crest was voted the nicest in East Kerry. In a Battle of the Crests competition that was hosted on my personal Instagram account (@adammoynihan), Glenflesk beat off stiff opposition...
East’s Big Five plotting Division 1 glory

East’s Big Five plotting Division 1 glory

We are experiencing a golden era for football in East Kerry. There can be no denying that. Dr Crokes are dominating, Kilcummin have just won an All-Ireland, The Sem won back-to-back Hogan Cups, and the Kerry minors have won five in a row with East Kerry youngsters...
Murphy leads Kerry to superb comeback win

Murphy leads Kerry to superb comeback win

Kerry captain Paul Murphy may be only deputising until a Dr Crokes player returns to the fold but he certainly played the role to perfection last weekend as The Kingdom came from behind to beat Monaghan in Killarney. Sunday morning’s spectacular snowstorm meant the...
Greene hits nine 3PTs as Lakers confirm playoffs spot

Greene hits nine 3PTs as Lakers confirm playoffs spot

A remarkable shooting display from team captain Mark Greene helped the Scotts Lakers to an impressive 105-86 victory over Tolka Rovers on Saturday night as the Killarney side officially confirmed their spot in the 2019 National League Playoffs. Greene shot an...
Lakers need to snap cold streak

Lakers need to snap cold streak

National League: Division 1 Scotts Lakers v Bad Bob’s Tolka Rovers Saturday at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre   The Lakers host the dubiously named Bad Bob’s Tolka Rovers on Saturday night and with just three games remaining in the regular season, Cormac O’Donoghue’s...
2018 East Kerry Super League finally concludes

2018 East Kerry Super League finally concludes

The final of the last year’s East Kerry Super League took place on Sunday, over a year after the tournament began in February of 2018. The Super League is effectively a pre-season tournament which is sometimes billed as good preparation for the real stuff, i.e. the...
Crokes and Corofin set for dream club final

Crokes and Corofin set for dream club final

It’s the match-up that all the football purists wanted. Dr Crokes and Corofin, two of the modern era’s finest proponents of attacking football, will go head-to-head in the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship final on March 17. Forget about defence, this promises to...
Greene optimistic despite Lions defeat

Greene optimistic despite Lions defeat

The Scotts Lakers fell to a sorry 23-point defeat at home to the Dublin Lions last Saturday but with four games remaining in the regular season, captain Mark Greene is still confident that his team will hold on to their playoff berth. The Lakers, who are currently two...