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PRO GAA Scene 11th March 2020   11/03/2020

Last League Away Trip for Kerry

On Sunday, Kerry Supporters will make their final long trip of the League rounds and this time the destination is Iniskeen in Monaghan. The game is fixed for 2pm on Sunday. The team will be announced on the Kerry GAA website on Friday evening at 8pm. Tickets are currently on sale with a pre purchase price of 15 Euro and U16s have free admission. There has been a change announced to our Management team with the departure of Donie Buckley. This change has been well reported on at this stage and the Chairman Tim Murphy’s statement can be found on the Kerry GAA website. Kerry’s final round game of the League will be a home game to Donegal on Sunday week in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. This will be an all ticket game and tickets are currently on sale at the usual outlets.

 

Keane’s SuperValu Minor Leagues and Credit Union County Leagues

A whole host of games were played on Saturday in the Keane’s SuperValu Minor County Leagues and all the results and updated tables can be found on the Kerry GAA website.

Last weekend saw round 1 of the Credit Union County Leagues get underway. All the results and table updates can also be found on the Kerry GAA website. I would like to remind Home PRO's that they are requested to forward a short match report to their division coordinator after their game concludes. My thanks to the coordinators for agreeing to continue with this role again this year, Division 2 Eileen Casey, Division 3 Joan McGillycuddy, Division 4 Eileen Heffernan and Division 5 Jack Hennessy.


Gaeltacht Scholarships

Applications for scholarship grants must come through the local District Boards. Applicants must be “active” club members and grants are limited to one per club.  Also, as this grant scheme is funded by the GAA, it therefore can only benefit GAA members. Further information from Christy Killeen, Cultural Officer.

 

CLG ag Ceiliúradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge

Mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge tá Cumann Lúthchleas Gael ag iarraidh ar a gcuid ball cibé cúpla focal atá acu a úsáid. Is mian leis an gCumann clubanna agus baill a mhealladh, freisin, leis an haishchlib #GAAgaeilge, agus an haischlib #SnaG20 sna sála air, a úsáid ar na meáin shóisialta lena gcuid beannachtaí agus dea-thoil don fhéile mhór dhomhanda seo a chur a chur in iúl. Labhraímis í agus mairfidh sí! Bímis ag tvuíteáil! Seachtain na Gaeilge abú! #GAAgaeilge abú!


Scór Sinsear Finals 2020

Kerry GAA hosts the Finals of Scór Sinsear Ciarraí this weekend, this annual exciting event is being staged on this Friday 13th March at Community Hall Milltown. A full programme of cultural activities and traditional song, music, dance and acting is guaranteed by the qualifying clubs who emerged from District competition last weekend. Competition disciplines are Solo Singing, Ballad Groups, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Stage Acting, Quiz, Figure and Set Dancing. First up is the Table Quiz of four club members with first Questions at 6.30pm followed by On Stage competitions at 7.45 pm. Winners of each of the 8 competition disciplines go forward to represent Kerry in Munster Finals scheduled for Saturday 28th March at Cappamore, Co. Limerick. Clubs / teams are encouraged and welcomed to participate in the table Quiz, with intending participants invited to submit names to Scór Runai Suzanne O Laoighre at secretary.scor.kerry@gaa.ie or Christy Killeen asap to facilitate logistics and planning.



Best Wishes!

We send our best wishes to the Kerry U20 Panel along with their management team of John Sugrue, Kieran O’Leary and Brendan Guiney. They face Galway in the Eirgrid U20 All Ireland Championship semi-final. The other semi final is between Dublin and Tyrone. The game is fixed for Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. The Team will be announced on Monday.

Also in action in Croke Park are the Kerry Senior Hurlers. They started the League brilliantly with 4 wins from 4 and then other factors caused uncertainty and a place in the League final was no longer theirs to control. Thankfully Antrim drew with Offaly last Sunday meaning Kerry will face Antrim in the Final and we wish Fintan O’Connor, the Panel and the Management team the very best of luck on Sunday.   


Deepest Sympathies to the family of the late Timmy Sheehan 

Last Tuesday we were saddened and shocked at the news of the passing of Timmy Sheehan. Our deepest sympathy is offered to his family, his club and to his Radio Kerry Colleagues. Timmy epitomised professionalism. Timmy had an unbelievable knowledge of all matters relating to the GAA. He will be very much missed from our matches and press conferences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dilís.



Hurling news with Tommy


County Senior Hurling League

There were wins for Kilmoyley, Abbeydorney and Ballyduff in the opening round of the 2020 Credit Union Co. Senior Hurling League Division 1 last weekend. On Friday night under lights at Abbeydorney, the home side had a high scoring 3 - 20 to 5 - 10 win over Kilgarvan. On Saturday evening, in very poor weather conditions, Ballyduff had a 2 - 11 to 0 - 4 home win over Ballyheigue while at Dromakee, Kilmoyley defeated Crotta O’Neill’s by 2 - 11 to 1 - 10. Causeway received a walkover from St. Brendan’s while Lixnaw had a bye in Round 1.

Round 2 is due to be played on St. Patrick’s Day with the following fixtures: Crotta O’Neill’s v Ballyduff; Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney; Lixnaw v St. Brendan’s; Causeway v Kilmoyley. Kilgarvan has a bye. Times to be confirmed.


Allianz League

By virtue of Antrim’s win over Offaly next Sunday, the way is clear for a Kerry v Antrim Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final this weekend. 

The game will be played on Sunday 15th March at 1pm in Croke Park. 


Clubs

Week 4 of the Tralee Parnell’s Under 6 boys & girls, Under 8 and Under 10 boys Spring Hurling Academy continues at the Kerry Sports Academy (KSA) on this Friday, 6 March from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Playing equipment is available. For more information, please contact Club Secretary David Brick or check out the Tralee Parnell’s Facebook page.


Cúl Camps 2020

The 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for Hurling & Camogie in Kerry will take place as follows: Ardfert & Rathmore (29 June - 3 July), Lixnaw & Ballyduff (6 - 10 July); Ballyheigue & Kenmare (13 - 17 July); Causeway (20 - 24 July); Abbeydorney & Dr. Crokes (27 - 31 July); Crotta O’Neill’s – Dromakee & Farranfore (3 - 7 August) and Kilmoyley & Tralee Parnell’s (10 – 14 August). Cost for 2020 is €65 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are open to children between the ages of 6 to 13. The hours of the camps are 10.00 am to 2.30pm. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp gear and backpack are included in the cost of the camp. Registration is now open at www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps