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PRO GAA Scene 21st October 2020   21/10/2020

Inter-County Action Continues!

Congratulations to the Kerry Seniors on their win over Monaghan last weekend in Inniskeen. Commiserations to our U20 football team who lost out to a strong Galway side last Saturday. Our thanks to John Sugrue, his Management Team and the Panel for their commitment to the Kerry jersey in what was a very challenging year.


The Kerry Senior Team host Donegal on Saturday in Austin Stack Park. The game is live on Eir Sports and on Radio Kerry. As it stands on the Division 1 table, Kerry are on top with 9 points. Galway and Dublin are tied on 8 points and they meet next weekend in Pearse Stadium. A win for Kerry would make Kerry League Winners for 2020.  


Both the Kerry Senior Football and Hurling teams will be announced on the Kerry GAA website on Friday at 8pm. We wish all teams the very best of luck. Updates from all games will be available on our Twitter page and both match programmes will be available for download from the Kerry GAA website.

 

New Kerry Minor Captain Announced

Congratulations to Oisin Maunsell who has been selected by the Kerry Minor Management as this year’s Kerry Minor Captain. It is a huge honour for Oisin and the Na Gaeil Club. We wish him the best for the year ahead.

 

Inter-Club Activity 

Please note Inter-Club games will not be resuming for the remainder of this year. Activity at all levels (Senior & Juvenile) including collective training is also suspended. This follows recent correspondence from Croke Park which was circulated to all the units and the anticipated increase in countrywide restrictions that is due to be announced by the Government.All outstanding games (both District & County) will be picked up in the New Year with exact dates etc to be confirmed. The inter-club games programme we had planned for during the inter-county period (Oct/Nov/Dec) has also been shelved.


Our thanks to all the Players, Team Managements & Clubs for their great commitment and co-operation over recent couple of months and congratulations to all the various competition winners.

 

 

Hurling

After last Sunday’s narrow loss to Antrim, the Kerry senior hurlers move swiftly back into action on this Sunday, 25 October when they open their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign. Meath will be their opponents at Austin Stack Park where there will be a 1.00p.m. throw in. Unfortunately, under current Government regulations all this weekend’s matches will again be played behind closed doors.


Further rounds of the McDonagh Cup will be on Saturday, 31 October when they travel to meet Westmeath in Round 2 at 1.30pm in Cusack Park. Round 3 will be away to Antrim on Saturday, November 14 at Corrigan Park, Belfast while Round 4 will be at home to Carlow at Austin Stack Park on Saturday, 21 November. The Final is scheduled for Sunday, 13 December as a curtain raiser to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final.


Kerry put up an excellent performance against Antrim in the Allianz League Division 2 Final last Sunday but just came up short at the end, losing by just 3 points, 2 – 23 to 2 – 20.


Minor & U20s

The Kerry minor & U20 hurlers had  disappointing outings against Tipperary and cork in Round 1 of the Munster Championship.  However exposure to this level of hurling can be a positive thing for all the young players involved and gives them an opportunity to see the standards that have to be reached to be successful at all levels going forward. Thanks to all the players and management for the time and effort that they put in.