Kerry News and Notes 12.05.2015

Kerry U16 Munster Champions
Kerry claimed the Munster Under 16 title after defeating Cork in the final.



Kerry Overcome Cork to Claim Munster U16 Crown

Congratulations to the Kerry U16 team & management who had a good win over Cork in the Munster U16 A Final, final score Kerry  3-12 Cork 1-06.

Played on Saturday, the best day over the weekend in perfect conditions, in Castletownroche, Kerry got off to a dream start with a point in the opening minute from Erica McGlynn. Kerry were dominant in midfield with Leah Henry & in particular Emma Dineen playing very well. Kerry added further points from play from Emma Dineen & Hannah O’Donoghue while Fiadhna Tangney added a point from a free to give Kerry a 4 point lead by the 15th minute. Corks opening score & in fact all three scores were pointed frees.  With the Kerry backs defending smartly from the front & depriving their forwards opportunities to score. Kerry added further scores through Fiadhna Tangney a point, Liz Mohan & Ciara Murphy. Kerry in the last minute of the half were through on a goal when Erica McGlynn followed in a high ball but was unable to contain the pass & Cork were able to breathe a sigh of relief. Kerry at half time up  0-08 to Cork 0-03. In the second half Cork emerged first ready for the second half to commence but the team management of Graham Shine, Joanne & Julie Brosnan with Marie O’Connor took their time to go through second half plans & this was evident the way the team attacked Cork from the off again. Hannah O’Donoghue who was moving very well, played a great through ball to Aoife O’Callaghan who picked up a great spot near the Cork goal but was unlucky not to Kerry’s first goal as the Cork defender managed to tap away the ball. But Kerry were rewarded with their direct attacking play with a goal from Erika McGlynn after another good through ball from Hannah O’Donoghue which was finished to the Cork net.  This was followed up with a penalty from Aoife O’Callaghan after a push on the back on a Kerry forward. Kerry were completely over running Cork, with the Kerry backs keeping focus & not giving an inch to their player. Cork pulled a point back from a free but the result was becoming clear, with Hannah O’Donoghue collecting a pass from Fiadhna Tangney & with one thing on her mind, ran straight through the Cork defence & hit a rasper of a shot to the back of Cork net.  With 10/12 minutes remaining to play Cork managed to get their first score from play, as a Kerry pass out of defence was easily intercepted by Cork who struck for goal through Aisling Healy. They followed this up minutes later with a well struck point from a difficult angle by Ciara McCarthy. But it was Kerry who finished the stronger with points from Hannah O’Donoghue & Emma Dineen.  Captain Faye O’Donoghue Fossa accepted the cup to the great cheer of the large Kerry support present. Emma Dineen Glenflesk was Awarded Player of the Match for her great display in midfield. Next up is All Ireland semi final on 15th  July against Leinster winners, either Dublin or Meath as that final takes place the weekend.

Team: Laura Teahan (Kilcummin) Kate Maher (Kilcummin) Faye O’Donoghue (Fossa) Capt, Ciara O’Brien (Laune Rangers), Sarah Leahy (Legion) Laoise Coughlan ( Rathmore) Anna O’Reilly (Fossa), Emma Dineen (Glenflesk) 0-03  Leah Henry (Listowel Emmetts), Ciara Murphy (Miltown/Listry) 0-01 Erika McGlynn 1-01 (Fossa) Liz Mohan 0-02 (Legion) Fiadhna Tangney 0-02F(Legion) Hannah O’Donoghue (Fossa) 1-03 Aoife O’Callaghan 1-00 Pen (Rathmore) Subs: Rachel Mulvihill (Listowel Emmets) Emma McCarthy (Kerins O’Rahillys) Labhaoise Walmsley  (Castleisland Desmonds) for E.McGlynn , Sophie Lynch (Listowel Emmets) for L. Coughlan, Rebecca Murphy (Legion) for F. Tangney, Nora O’Connell (Na Gaeil), Maeve McGivern (Austin Stacks), Moira Flaherty (Moyvane) Tara Breen (Laune Rangers) for K.Maher,Brid Ryan (Rathmore) Ciara Ni Griffin (Corca Dhuibhne) for C. Murphy,

Management: Graham Shine (Listowel Emmetts), Joanne Brosnan (Scartaglen) Julie Brosnan (Scartaglen) Sideline: Marie Quirke O’Connor (Glenflesk)

It is a busy week on the domestic front with finals in the Rhyno Quality Feeds Co.League Division 1 & 2. On Saturday afternoon Rhyno Quality Feeds Senior League Div 1 Final will take place on 3.30m in Fossa between Southern Gaels & Inbhear Sceine. Both teams have experienced players & are consistent performers. However Southern Gaels with a stronger panel could shade this.  The Rhyno Quality Feeds Co.League Div 2 Final will take place on Saturday at 6pm in Caherslee, Tralee between Corca Dhuibhne & Finuge St Senans. The North Kerry side will probably line out without county star Louise Galvin, however they have done so for much of this season & have played very well. However a player of her calibre would be a welcome addition if available. The West Kerry side include Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Ciara Murphy & Eilish Kavanagh among their ranks. An interesting game in store, with both sides playing different brands of football, but tipping Corca Dhuibhne on winning here & promotion to the top flight.

Kerry ladies are delighted to announce that Randles Bros Nissan Dealers Killarney and Tralee are the new sponsors of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships for 2015. The draws took place as follows: Senior Championship Quarter final Dr Crokes/Kilcummin play Inbhear Sceine Gaels, Southern Gaels host Laune Rangers, Scartaglin take on Spa/Rathmore and Castleisland Desmonds have a bye. Qtr Finals are down for July 25th with semi finals on Aug 15th or 22nd.  The Senior Club Championship sees Castleisland Desmonds play Southern Gaels on June 21st in a preliminary, and the winner plays Scartaglin in the Semi Final. In the other Semi Final Laune Rangers play Inbhear Sceine Gaels. Semi Finals down for June 28th and the finals on July 17th.  Intermediate Champions Listowel Emmetts will play Rathmore on June 21st, with the winner playing Na Gael in the final on June 28th. In the Junior A Championship Dr Crokes play Kilcummin, Abbeydorney host John Mitchels in Quarter Finals with Corca Dhuibhne and Austin Stacks having byes. Quarter Finals on June 28, with semi finals on July 18/19th. Junior B Championship quarter finals on June 28th sees Dromid home to Clounmacon/Moyvane, Spa host Finuge St Senans, Milltown/Listry take on Causeway and Firies play Annascaul/Castlegregory. Semi finals weekend July 18/19th. Finally Junior C Championship on June 28th, Currow play Beale, Fossa take on Legion and the winners will join Glenflesk and Dingle in the Semi finals on July 18/19th.  Full draws including semi final pairings will be on the website. A really exciting season of championship awaits & we are looking forward to seeing new talent emerge.

The final round of the Glebe Kitchens U12 Co.League Preliminary took place with grading now commencing for league proper taking place. The league commences on Tues 19th May.

Best of luck to Kerry U14 team as they head to Portlaoise for the All Ireland U14 blitz. The team & management will be hoping to put the disappointment of Munster aside & use this to display their talents.

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