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PRO GAA Scene April 15th 2015

Wednesday 15th April, 2015


Castleisland Mart Club Championships take centre stage this weekend The road to Croke Park starts this weekend with the commencement of the Castleisland Mart Club Championships. Any club worth its salt will want to emulate the fantastic achievements of the likes of Ardfert and Brosna last season and given the very good record of Kerry clubs in the All Ireland series, the ultimate success is very achievable for the Kerry representatives. But first of...

PRO GAA Scene April 8th 2015

Wednesday 08th April, 2015


Kerry Retain their Division 1 status Kerry retained their Division 1 status in the Allianz Football League following a pulsating draw with Tyrone in Omagh on Sunday last (1-14 to 0-17). While the point gained was more than enough to stay up, on the other hand, the point lost saw them pipped for a semi final place on scoring difference by Donegal after Kerry, Donegal and Mayo all finished on 7 points. Still Kerry I am sure will feel happy enough with the point gained...

PRO GAA Scene April 1st 2015

Wednesday 01st April, 2015


Monaghan take their Chances Kerry could have few excuses following defeat at the hands of Monaghan in the penultimate round of the Allianz Football League at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. Kerry’s failure to take their chances – they shot ten wides in that opening half – not alone cost them victory but may also have deprived them of a semi final place – if not worse. Though they led by 5 points to no score after seventeen...

PRO GAA Scene March 25th 2015

Wednesday 25th March, 2015


Kerry go in search of Semi Final Place against Monaghan Following their fine performance last time out when disposing of the Donegal challenge, there should be an equally good attendance at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday next when the All Ireland champions welcome Monaghan to the Kingdom’s capital. The League history between Kerry and Monaghan only stretches back twenty years or so – their first meeting was not until 1985 – and...

PRO GAA Scene March 18th 2015

Wednesday 18th March, 2015


Kerry Defeat Donegal in All Ireland Final rematch Kerry recorded a hard earned, but fully deserved victory over defeated All Ireland finalists Donegal before 6,250 enthusiastic supporters at the Austin Stack Park on Sunday last to move to six points on the League table. Kerry took the game to their opponents from the start and the kicking of Bryan Sheehan, both from play and frees was worth the admission price alone. The home side were rocked however when...

PRO GAA Scene March 11th 2015

Thursday 12th March, 2015


Kerry go down to Cork in Allianz FootbalLeague Following their very satisfying defeat of Dublin in Round 3, Kerry were brought back down to earth in no uncertain fashion at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday last when going under to Cork by eleven points (3-17 to 2-9). Cork blitzed Kerry early on and had three goals inside the opening seventeen minutes. Kieran Donaghy and Tommy Walsh goaled for the visitors and the deficit was down to a manageable four points at the...

PRO GAA Scene March 4th 2015

Wednesday 04th March, 2015


Kerry down the Dubs in Fitzgerald Stadium Kerry grafted hard to secure two valuable points at the expense of Dublin (0-15 to 1-10) in the Allianz Football League in wintery conditions at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. With the elements at their back, Kerry started well enough to be on level terms with the visitors at the end of the first quarter but in another seven minutes they found themselves three in arrears as Dublin began to exert their authority. Both...

PRO GAA Scene February 26th 2015

Thursday 26th February, 2015


Dublin next on Kerry’s Allianz Football League agenda Dublin are visitors to Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League, a game that will have a 2pm throw in. Cork apart, there is no greater rivalry these days for the wearers of the green and gold than the Dubs. We need little reminding in these parts that the pendulum has swung towards the Metropolitans in recent meetings between the sides and we have to go back to the...

PRO GAA Scene February 18th 2015

Wednesday 18th February, 2015


Valentine’s Day Club Double for Kerry Clubs Ardfert and Brosna added to Kerry’s collection of All Ireland Club titles following victories in the All Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club finals in Croke Park on Saturday evening last. It is the second time in the history of the competitions that Kerry Clubs did the “double” with St Michaels/Foilmore and Skellig Rangers blazing the trail in 2009. Ardfert are History...

PRO GAA Scene February4th 2015

Thursday 05th February, 2015


Determined Mayo prove too strong for Kerry in AFL opener A determined Mayo side proved too strong for the homeside as Kerry went down to the westerners in the opening round of the Allianz Football League in Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last (2-11 to 0-10). This was always going to be a difficult opener for Kerry. It was well known that Mayo, under new management, were far further down the road in terms of preparation for this game than were their...

PRO GAA Scene January 28th 2015

Wednesday 28th January, 2015


Kerry take on Mayo in Allianz Football League Opener With memories of their titanic clashes in the All Ireland semi final draw and replay last August still fresh in the mind, Kerry and Mayo go head to head once more in the opening round of the Allianz Football League in Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next (2pm). This if course will be Kerry’s first competitive game on home soil since they annexed their 37th All Ireland title last September...

PRO GAA Scene January 21st 2015

Wednesday 21st January, 2015


Fixtures Master-plan being drafted The fixtures plan for the coming season is being drafted at present and another long and busy season is eminent. The final draft will be put before the January meeting of the County Committee which will be held on Monday 26th January. At that meeting the draws for the various Castleisland Mart Club Championships will also be made. In the Senior Club Championship, 2014 Intermediate champions, Ardfert, will replace...

PRO GAA Scene January 14th 2015

Wednesday 14th January, 2015


Kerry Under 21 Footballers defeat Cavan in Hastings Cup Kerry Under 21 Footballers continued their preparations for the Munster Football Championship meeting with either Limerick or Cork on March 18th when defeating Cavan by 1-17 to 0-8 on Saturday last in Round 2 of the Hastings Cup organised by the Longford County Board. Kerry, who had drawn with Roscommon in their opening game of the tournament, led by 1-8 to 0-5 at half time thanks to a goal from Jack Savage...

PRO GAA Scene January 7th 2015

Wednesday 07th January, 2015


New Year – New wish list! As another new season gets underway may I take this opportunity on behalf of Coiste Chontae Chiarraí to wish all players, supporters and administrators, both at home and abroad, a happy and prosperous 2015. The year just ended will take a lot of beating as regards success at inter county level in particular is concerned given the achievements of the Kerry senior and minor footballers and indeed the exploits also of our...

PRO GAA Scene December 31st 2014

Wednesday 31st December, 2014


Kerry GAA Review 2014 National Success the highlight There is no doubt that any review of the 2014 GAA year in Kerry will be dominated by the success of various teams in both football and hurling at national level. The year just passed was of course a special one and while capturing the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups will stand out it must also be remembered that the Kerry hurlers kept their end up winning Division 2A of the Allianz League and the Minor B Hurling...

PRO GAA Scene December 23rd 2014

Tuesday 23rd December, 2014


Memorable Night as Double All Ireland heroes receive their medals Well the curtain came down on the 2014 GAA Football Championship season with the presentation of medals to the Kerry minor and senior players at a memorable occasion in the INEC last Friday evening. With Uachtarán CLG Liam O’Neill, and Cathoirleach Comhairle na Mumhan, Robert Frost in attendance, following a team photo, both squads were led into the dining room by a lone piper to a...

GAA Scene December 17th 2014

Wednesday 17th December, 2014


All Ireland Medals Presentation Gala Banquet will be a unique occasion The gala banquet for the presentation of medals to the victorious Kerry Minor and Senior football teams in the INEC on this Friday evening certainly promises to be a unique occasion. Uáchtarán CLG Liam O’Neill, will be the guest of honour. Occasions such as this, despite Kerry’s regular success in Croke Park, do not come around too often and you have to go all the way back to...

PRO GAA Scene December 10th 2014

Wednesday 10th December, 2014


Brosna are Munster Junior Champions Brosna continued Kerry’s great record in Munster Club Championships when defeating Limerick champions Glin to lift the Munster Junior championship cup at Mallow on Sunday (0-15 to 2-6). It was a hard earned victory for the North Kerrymen who recovered from conceding goals early in each half to emerge deserving winners. As selector Jimmy Keane acknowledged afterwards, if one is to concede goals then those are the...

PRO GAA Scene December 3rd 2014

Saturday 06th December, 2014


County Convention The filling of two officer positions on the executive is bound to be the main item of interest at the annual convention of the Kerry county committee at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel Tralee on Monday evening next (7:30pm). Usually it is said that when Kerry footballers win the All Ireland the football final Clubs are happy and a quiet convention follows. Given that the hurlers also did their bit by winning the Allianz Hurling League Division...

PRO GAA Scene November 26th 2014

Wednesday 26th November, 2014


Declan O’Sullivan – A truly great player The retirement of Declan O’Sullivan last week sees the departure of another outstanding player who gave tremendous service to Kerry in the green and gold. Declan, who made his championship debut against Tipperary in 2003, retires having won every honour available to him in a career that was finally cut short by injury. He has the distinction of being one of only 7 players to lift the Sam Maguire more...

PRO GAA Scene November 13th 2014

Thursday 13th November, 2014


GAA Scene 13th NovemberCredit Union Senior Football League Promotion/Relegation RoundupSunday last saw the final round of games in four of the five Divisions and as usual, the final touches have yet to be put to some of the promotion and relegation issues.Division 1: Austin Stacks and Dr Crokes will meet in the Division 1 final and the point gained by Austin Stacks in that local derby with Kerins O’Rahillys was enough to see the Rockies top the table and secure home...

PRO GAA Scene November 5th 2014

Wednesday 05th November, 2014


Austin Stacks are Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Champions Austin Stacks are Kerry senior football champions for the 12th time following an easier than expected nine points victory over a disappointing Mid Kerry side in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Sunday. A blistering opening six minutes during which they forged 1-3 to no score in front was a decisive factor in this Stacks triumph and effectively this game was as good as over at the break when the...

PRO GAA Scene 29th October 2014

Wednesday 29th October, 2014


Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry will have to do it all again A draw was certainly a fair result of this thrilling Kerry senior football final played at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. Austin Stacks were shaping like winners for much of the game but a determined fight-back by Mid Kerry following a rather fortuitous goal from Donnchadh Walsh in the 41st minute set the game up for a tremendous finish and both sides will feel they had the chances to win...

PRO GAA Scene 22nd October 2014

Wednesday 22nd October, 2014


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Final likely to be a classic Sunday’s Garveys Supervalu senior football championship final is certainly one of the most eagerly awaited finals in many years. Maybe it’s the fact that there is a relatively new pairing, maybe it’s the fact that new champions will be crowned for the first time since South Kerry in 2009 or maybe there is just so much interest generated by Kerry’s double...

PRO GAA Scene 15th October 2014

Wednesday 15th October, 2014


PRO GAA Scene 15th October 2014Garveys Supervalu Senior County Championship Semi FinalsPre-match favourites, Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry, duly qualified for the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship final following comprehensive victories over their respective opponents Dingle and Shannon Rangers before a big crowd at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. The one sided nature of both semi finals, particularly the latter between...