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PRO Weekly GAA Scene April 11th 2014

Friday 11th April, 2014


Kerry end Allianz Football League on a lowKerry went into this final round of the Allianz Football League holding onto slim hopes of a semi- final place if events elsewhere went their way – and of course they first had to beat Cork in Austin Stack Park. As events transpired, Kerry were left soundly beaten on a day when one of the biggest attendances seen at the venue for some time turned up. Even with the aid of the strong wind in the first half, Kerry were taking on water and with...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene April 2nd 2014

Wednesday 02nd April, 2014


Kerry confirm Division 1 status and now chase semi final placeA much improved second half display saw Kerry gather both points on offer in Mullingar on Sunday last where the home-side really took the game to the visitors in the opening half. Kerry thus secured their Division 1 status but two draws elsewhere did Kerry no favours with regard to a possible semi- final place. Despite a bright start after which they led by 4 points to 1 at the end of the first quarter, Kerry conceded the...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene March 27th 2014

Thursday 27th March, 2014


Kerry need the two AFL points in MullingarComing off a two week break, Kerry travel to Mullingar to play Westmeath in Round 6 of the Allianz League on Sunday next (3pm) knowing that nothing less than a victory is needed to keep on course for a possible semi final place while at the same time ensuring that they steer further clear of relegation trouble. Realistically, Kerry need to keep winning and hope the teams above them do them some favours over the remaining two rounds....

PRO Weekly GAA Scene March 21st 2014

Friday 21st March, 2014


Victory in Newbridge eases the pressure on KerryKerry secured valuable Allianz Football League points at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Sunday last when getting the better of Kildare (2-15 to 0-15). After a slow start, Kerry got into their stride midway through the first half and a goal by Paul Geaney, after excellent work by James O’Donoghue, set them up for a 1-10 to 0-9 half time lead. Kerry kicked on during the third quarter and when James O’Donoghue...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene March 13th 2014

Thursday 13th March, 2014


Pep back in Kerry Step following victory over TyroneOn a day when the pep came back into the Kerry step, the 15 point Allianz Football League victory over Tyrone at Fitzgerald Stadium was as welcome as it was unexpected (3-15 to 0-9). The sides were very evenly matched throughout the first half but on the turnover, Kerry turned on the power and with James O’Donoghue in devastating goal scoring form, Kerry ran out comfortable victors.Kerry started the game brightly and...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene March 5th 2014

Wednesday 05th March, 2014


Kerry Still Pointless in Allianz LeagueKerry are still pointless in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League following defeat at the hands of Mayo in the Round 3 game in Castlebar on Sunday last (2-15 to 1-13). Mayo, despite playing against a strong wind, were the ones to force the issue from the start and an early goal gave then a cushion for the remainder of the half. Kerry, on top at midfield, did fight back well but were dealt a sucker punch on the stroke of half time when Mayo...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene February 27th 2014

Thursday 27th February, 2014


Sean Walsh fails in his bid to become Uáchtarán Tofa CLGThere was a buzz in the air at the Croke Park Convention Centre on Friday evening last as delegates gathered from all parts of the globe to choose a new President elect of the GAA. There was only one topic doing the rounds as the voting strengths of each of the candidates were dissected over and over again. Aogán Ó Fearghaíl was the popular choice as favourite and when the votes were cast later in the evening...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene February 20th 2014

Thursday 20th February, 2014


GAA Congress sees Kerry’s Sean Walsh bid for Uachtarán CLG.The annual congress of the GAA will be held in Croke Park this weekend and will see Kerry’s Sean Walsh bid to become only the second Kerryman to become Uachtarán of the most powerful sporting body in this island. Congress commences on Friday evening and no doubt the Moyvane man will be busy between now and then tidying up any loose votes. �In a departure from normal procedure, the President...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene February 13th 2014

Thursday 13th February, 2014


Kerry Fail to take chances and pay the priceWell Kerry are pointless after the second round of the Allianz League and one would have to concede that Sunday’s game turned out to be a deserved victory (0-16 to 0-14) for visitors Derry at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium, simply because Derry took the majority of chances that came their way.It had all started so well for the home-side being three points up inside the opening five minutes and indeed there should have been...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene February 5th 2014

Wednesday 05th February, 2014


Dubs Down KerryKerry will certainly be disappointed with leaving at least a point behind them in Croke Park in the opening round of the Allianz League against Dublin on Saturday night last when they came out the wrong end of a 2-8 to 1-10 scoreline. Still, there were plenty positives for the Kerry Management given some fine displays by some of the newer players in particular. The final third of a game is never a good time to have a score drought and so it proved again on Saturday last...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene January 30th 2014

Thursday 30th January, 2014


Kerry face Dublin in Croke ParkFollowing the McGrath Cup action of recent weeks, attention now firmly turns to the Allianz League and Kerry could hardly be faced with a tougher task than taking on the All Ireland champions under lights in their home ground of Croke Park on Saturday evening next at 7pm. No doubt, the magical game between the sides in early September last will be recalled many times before throw-in on Saturday, but these are two different lineouts from that...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene January 23rd 2014

Thursday 23rd January, 2014


Cork defeat Kerry in McGrath Cup FinalGoals they say win games and so it proved at Mallow GAA complex on Sunday day when John Hayes’ goal 15 minutes into the second half proved to be the decisive score of the game as Cork claimed the McGrath Cup with a four points victory over Munster Champions Kerry.Kerry, who lined out with Paul Geaney in instead of Stephen O'Brien, enjoyed an early three points to one lead but by the break they led by just a point - five points to four - having...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene January 16th 2014

Thursday 16th January, 2014


Kerry Supporters Club SocialThe Kerry GAA Supporters Club Annual Social takes pride of place this coming Saturday night in the Ballygarry House Hotel. Guest of honour will be Ambrose O’Donovan, the one and only 1984 Centenary Year Captain. A firm favourite with Kerry supporters during his playing career for his no nonsense style of play, Ambrose was catapulted into the limelight following John O’Keeffe’s retirement after the first round of the Munster...

PRO Weekly GAA Scene January 9th 2014

Thursday 09th January, 2014


McGrath Cup Qtr FinalKerry eased their way into the semi finals of the McGrath Cup with a 0-17 to 0-8 victory over local rivals IT Tralee at the splendid John Mitchels complex in Tralee on Sunday afternoon. The match was played in horrendous weather conditions on a pitch that afterwards hardly showed any evidence of a game. While the final scoreline may suggest that Kerry had it all their own way, this was far from the case as IT Tralee were competitive to the end with their...

PRO GAA Scene 31st January 2013

Thursday 31st January, 2013


McGrath Cup Final“Job done” would probably be one way of describing Kerry’s McGrath Cup victory over Tipperary in poor conditions in Tipperary Town on Saturday last. With Darran O’Sullivan helping himself to 1-3, Kerry made all the running to run out comfortable winners 1-12 to 1-7. The four games in this competition have been ideal preparation for both management and players ahead of the commencement of the National League on Sunday...

PRO GAA Scene 24th January 2013

Thursday 24th January, 2013


County Committee MeetingThe first meeting of 2013 of Coiste Chontae Chiarraí due to take place in Austin Stack Park on Monday evening last did not go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions. It is hoped to reschedule the meeting for this Thursday evening – weather permitting.McGrath CupKerry cruised to an emphatic twelve points victory over Limerick (3-17 to 1-11) at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last before a fine attendance of 1,318 to...

PRO GAA Scene 10th January 2013

Thursday 10th January, 2013


McGrath CupEamonn Fitzmaurice got his Kerry managerial career off to the perfect start when The Kingdom proved too strong for IT Tralee in the Munster GAA McGrath Cup preliminary round before a fine crowd in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday evening (4-22 to 0-10). Once Paul Geaney struck for the first of his two goals in the 5th minute the writing was on the wall for the students. Two further goals from the Geaneys, Michael and Paul, saw Kerry lead by 3-9 to 0-4 at...

PRO GAA Scene3rd January 2013

Thursday 03rd January, 2013


“The Kingdom Knockout” Kerry GAA Fundraising White Collar Boxing Night INEC Saturday January 5th 2013.White Collar boxing comes to the INEC on this coming Saturday when the Kerry GAA fundraising event takes centre stage. At the time of going to press, matchups have not been decided but provisional bouts include the meeting of two former Kerry captains in Seamus Moynihan (football) and Liam Boyle (hurling) and the football vs. hurling theme...