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...
Tough Lakers run-in begins with visit of Dublin Lions

Tough Lakers run-in begins with visit of Dublin Lions

National League: Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Dublin Lions Today at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre We’ve reached the business end of the basketball calendar and with just five regular season games remaining, the Scotts Lakers are within touching distance of securing a spot...
Crokes are used to being the bad guys

Crokes are used to being the bad guys

All-Ireland Senior Club Semi-Final Dr Crokes v Mullinalaghta (Longford) Saturday at 3.30pm Semple Stadium, Thurles Everybody loves an underdog and with a parish of just 450 people, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger (or smaller?) underdog than Mullinalaghta St...
Kealy wants Kilcummin to keep “driving it on”

Kealy wants Kilcummin to keep “driving it on”

It may be just a few days since Kilcummin clinched a historic All-Ireland title in Croke Park but club captain Brendan Kealy says he and his teammates are already plotting further success in 2019. Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, the experienced...
Tonight’s Lakers game has been called off

Tonight’s Lakers game has been called off

This evening’s National League Division 1 game between the Scotts Lakers and LYIT Donegal has been called off. The Letterkenny outfit have informed St Paul’s and Basketball Ireland that they will not be making the long journey to Killarney for...
Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Peter Keane’s reign got off to the perfect start with a solid win against Tyrone on Sunday and while it wasn’t vintage Kerry by any stretch of the imagination, the manner of the victory certainly bodes well for rest of the year. You would have expected a dirty day in...
Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

National League Div 1 Kerry v Tyrone Today at 2pm Fitzgerald Stadium Recalled East Kerry trio Shane Ryan, Jack Sherwood and Jonathan Lyne all start for Kerry today as Peter Keane takes charge of the county’s senior football team for the very first time in a...
Who wants to captain Kerry?

Who wants to captain Kerry?

Traditionally speaking, being named captain of Kerry is one of the greatest honours in Irish sport. In any given year you basically have a 68% chance of winning a Munster Championship, and a 28% chance of lifting the Sam McGuire Cup in September. Lead Kerry to glory...
High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers 95 Galway Titans 70 The Scotts Lakers made light work of the Galway Titans on Saturday night as another fine performance by Mark Greene helped Cormac O’Donoghue’s side to an easy 25-point win. The high-flying hosts, who are firmly...
Ireland’s own Lakers-Celtics rivalry is heating up

Ireland’s own Lakers-Celtics rivalry is heating up

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Limerick Celtics Saturday at 7.30pm (Killarney Sports Centre) In America, the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics have been basketball’s fiercest rivals since the 1950s. The NBA’s two most successful franchises have won 27...
Still no answers from East Kerry Board

Still no answers from East Kerry Board

FIXTURES CRISIS UPDATE   Despite growing player unrest, the East Kerry Board has refused to comment on its controversial scheduling policy which will see teams in action throughout the month of December.   Two weeks ago, the Killarney Advertiser exclusively revealed...
EXCLUSIVE: Players fed up with fixtures farce

EXCLUSIVE: Players fed up with fixtures farce

The East Kerry Board’s decision to fix the O’Donoghue Cup first round game between Dr Crokes and Fossa for Sunday, December 9 means that the competition is unlikely to be wrapped up before Christmas Day. Players from certain clubs are now being forced to play from...
Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial presidential election candidate Peter Casey appears to have struck a chord with at least some of Kerry’s voters as he pulled in 28% of votes in the county. Casey’s shock late surge in the polls left him with 23% of the votes nationally, a considerable...
Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

New laws effectively banning landlords from renting properties on a short-term basis in areas of high housing demand will be introduced from June 2019, it has been confirmed. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy unveiled plans for the new restrictions on Thursday and it is...
Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Kerry SFC Final Dr Crokes v Dingle Today at 3pm Austin Stack Park When Crokes fell apart against Kerins O’Rahilly’s at the start of September, obituaries had already been written before people had reached the bottom of the Sandpit. Half the team were past it. This...
Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Football fans across the country were rightly abhorred by the incident in last Sunday’s Kerry SFC semi-final which left East Kerry youngster Dara Moynihan laid out on the floor. Video footage clearly shows Dingle selector Colm Geaney rushing onto the field to punch...
Ploughing Association to hold second competition

Ploughing Association to hold second competition

The recently affiliated Killarney Ploughing Association will hold their second points competition on Sunday, November 4 on the grounds of Coffey’s Farm, Fossa, leased by Tony Wharton. The ploughing match begins at 11am. It promises to be a great day of ploughing,...
Smalltalk with The Gooch

Smalltalk with The Gooch

In the latest instalment of our popular Smalltalk feature, Adam Moynihan talks to Dr Crokes and Kerry legend Colm Cooper, the man considered by many to be the greatest Gaelic footballer of all time. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.   Well Colm. Thanks for talking to me.   No...
Early days but this Lakers team could go a long way

Early days but this Lakers team could go a long way

It’s far too early to be making bold predictions – especially when there are a number of new teams in the league – but things are looking up for the Scotts Lakers. The 2017/18 season was predictably up and down as St Paul’s tried to reacclimatise to National League...
Surprise closure of St Finan’s Road is “mental”

Surprise closure of St Finan’s Road is “mental”

Residents have expressed their shock at the closure of the road linking Rock Road to Lewis Road via St Finan’s Hospital, with one local describing the move as “mental”. The quiet road, which runs along the back of Fitzgerald Stadium through the grounds of the former...
Crokes bounce back to set up Legion showdown

Crokes bounce back to set up Legion showdown

It’s the draw that has the whole town talking: reigning champions Dr Crokes will face neighbours the Killarney Legion in the quarter-final of the Kerry Senior Football Championship. The game will be played at 2pm next Sunday, September 30 in the Fitzgerald Stadium and...
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