Kerry Notes 01.07.2014



Kerry ladies commenced their campaign to retain their Munster title with a defeat to Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday. Despite being down 7 points at half time Kerry managed to lead by a point half way through the second half but couldn’t hold on. Cork as they have in recent ties against Kerry scored a goal in the first 3 minutes giving the Kerry team a mountain to climb. Kerry response was automatic as Louise Galvin ran at the Cork defence & earned a free which was tipped over by Sarah Houlihan.  However shortly after Cork struck for a second goal, with their half back line driving forward to create overlaps & options for recycling possession. Louise Galvin struck for a fortunate goal when a point attempt lobbed over the Cork keepers head to keep the Kingdom side in the game. However Cork kicked over some good scores to keep daylight between the sides. Half time Cork 2-08 Kerry 1-04.  Kerry made changes at half time & this made an immediate impact. Megan O’Connell who replaced Lorraine Scanlon at full forward was instrumental in creating a goal which was finished off by Louise Ni Mhuirteartaigh. With Sarah Houlihan proving very efficient from placed balls & from open play Kerry managed to lead by a point mid way through the half. Cork sensing the game was going from them introduced subs of their own to freshen the team, including Eimear Scally who went onto score 1-01 in the dying minutes of the game as Kerry failed to clear their lines. Final Score Cork 3-11 Kerry 2-10. Kerry now meet Clare in the second round of the Munster Championship on Wed 2nd July, where a win for either team will secure their spot in the Munster Final in Rathmore on 12th July. Kerry will have an injury concern going into the Clare game as Sarah Jane Joy came off injured against Cork late in the second half, hopes are that the injury is not serious.

KERRY: A Brosnan; A Lyons, A Leonard, C Kelly; A Desmond, C Lynch, D Hallissey; E Sherwood, B Breen; SJ Joy, D Corridon, L Ní Mhuirtceartaigh; S Houlihan, L Scanlon, L Galvin.

Subs: M Quirke for A Desmond; P Dennehy for D Corridon, M O’Connell for L Scanlon and G Crowley for C Lynch (ht), C Buckley for SJ Joy (57; inj).

Team Picture: Front Row L-R: Debra Murphy, Amy Foley, Patrice Dennehy, Sarah Houlihan, Gina Crowley, Deirdre Corridan, Cassandra Buckley, Louise Ni Mhuirtceartaigh,

Second Row: Aisling Leonard, Bernie Breen, Edel Murphy, Amanda Brosnan, Caroline Kelly, Marie Quirke, Cait Lynch, Denise Hallissey,

Back Row: Julie Brosnan, Louise Galvin, Aoife Lyons, Sarah Jane Joy, Lorraine Scanlon, Emma Sherwood, Aislinn Desmond, Megan O’Connell.


The Senior Championship commences on Friday July 18th with a preliminary game taking place on July 15th between Scartaglin & Desmonds/Duagh. The Junior A Championship also commences on July 15th . All fixtures & details are on the Kerry ladies website.




Congratulations to Listowel Emmets U12 team who were crowned Glebe Kitchens U12 Div 2 Champions defeating Miltown/Listry in an exciting & close game last week in John Mitchels. The result was in doubt right up to the final minute with Listowel just edging it in the end as they got goals just when they needed.  Final Scor Listowel Emmets 3-05 Miltown/Listry 1-09.

Team Picture: Front Row: Nora Keane, Ellen Sheehan, Eve Hennelly, Aoife Horgan, Lauryn Griffin, Aimee Griffin, Nadine Moloney, Zara O Doherty, Grace Guiney and Aimee Mason.

Back Row: Ava Grimes, Valerie Guiney, Hannah Healy, Aoife O’Sullivan, Ciara Sweeney, Aoife Murphy, Kaci  Jo Nolan( Capt), Cliona Pierse, Molly McElligott, Ashling Joy, Sive O’Callaghan Leahy, Emma Browne and Elise Harris.



The U17 Development Squad continues training on Saturday at 11 am in Mounthawk Tralee for players born in 1997 & 1998. U12 Development Squad inter panel friendlies  take place on Saturday 12th June, due to Ring of Kerry cycle taking place on Saturday & traffic restrictions that entails. Details will be posted on Kerry ladies website & social media outlets.

Kerry U14  “A”  All Ireland Final against Mayo has been confirmed for Sunday 20th July in Mac Donagh Park, Nenagh, Tipperary 4 pm. This is Kerry’s first appearance in the final in many years & we are hoping a big Kerry crowd will come & support the team.

Commiserations to Fossa who were the Kerry ladies representatives in Féile, they were defeated by Corofin Galway in the Division 1 Shield Semi Final. However they acquitted themselves very well.

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