Kerry Notes: Week Ending 22.06.2014



Congratulations to Kerry U14’s who defeated Cavan in the All Ireland U14 A Semi Final on Saturday. They will now meet Connacht champions Mayo in the final on July 20th after they defeated Dublin in the other semi/final. Kerry had a great start with Fiadhna Tangney pointing after just 45 seconds, with Erica McGlynn goaling after 11 minutes to leave Kerry with a commanding lead & dream start with Jade Powell adding a point. However something stirred within Cavan & they started to dominate the middle third creating a formidable diamond between midfield duo & their outstanding centre forward Michaela Fitzpatrick. Cavan got their first goal of the half on 13 mins & followed up with another just before the short whistle, Half Time Kerry 1-04, Cavan 2-02. Kerry resumed the second half making a few positional changes – Ciara Murphy went to centre back to curtail Cavan’s Michaela Fitzpatrick. Also midfield pairing of Labhaoise Walmsley & Sophie Lynch tightened up considerably. The difference was almost immediate with Fiadhna Tangney winning a penalty which was converted by Aoife O’Callaghan. However Cavan replied with two quick goals which left Kerry trailing 2-04 to 4-02. Fiadhna Tangney & Aoife O’Callaghan scored 2 points to put Kerry firmly in the hunt. Cavan were forced into giving away another penalty, a foul on Erica McGlynn which Aoife O’Callaghan coolly slotted away again. Kerry back in the lead. Shortly after Hannah O’Donoghue performing much better at wing back, won a great ball, worked it to her Fossa club mate Erica McGlynn who hit a rasper to the back of the Cavan net. Kerry up 4 points with 10 mins. Cavan replied with a point but unfortunately it was their last score of the game, a telling difference between the teams as they failed to score for the last 9 minutes of the game. Kerry however would add another point from Fiadhna Tangney & goal from Erica McGlynn. Kerry 5-07 Cavan 4-03.

Team & Scorers : Laura Teahan, Anna O Reilly, Tara Breen, Muireann Moriarty, Kate Maher, Hannah O Donoghue, Ciara Murphy, Sophie Lynch, Labhaoise Walmsley, Fiadhna Tagney (1-05), Aoife O Callaghan (2 pen-01 f), Ciara O Brien, Erica Mc Glynn Captain (2-0), Brid Ryan, Jade Powell (0-1). Subs: Blaidnaid Cotter, Ciara O Sullivan, Rachel Fitzgerald (Kate Maher,) Sinead Warren, Niamh Ni Chonchuir, Grace Cahillane, Lucy Clifford, Georgia O Dwyer, Molly Carroll (Jade Powell) Jayden Lucey, Erika O Sullivan.

Team Picture: Back Row: Lucy Clifford, Kate Maher, Erica McGlynn, Georgia O’Dwyer, Tara Breen, Molly Carroll, Laura Teahan, Blaidnaid Cotter, Jade Powell, Ciara O’Sullivan, Ciara Murphy, Fiadhna Tangney, Hannah O’Donoghue, Aoife O’Callaghan,

Front Row: Jayden Lucey, Muireann Moriarty, Niamh Ni Conchuir, Anna O’Reilly, Sophie Lynch, Brid Ryan, Erika O’Sullivan, Labhaoise Walmsley, Grace Cahillane, Ciara O’Brien, Rachel Fitzgerald, Sinead Warren.




Congratulations to Cromane who defeated Scartaglin in the U14 Division 3 Final on Sunday. Played in glorious sunshine in Miltown/Castlemaine, the players made light work of the heat & gave a great exhibition. The opening score of the game came from Scartaglin but Cromane replied soon after with one of their own from midfield Sadhbh Shaughnessy. Scartaglin who were beginning to come on top got 2 goals to pull ahead. However the Mid Kerry side replied with two of their own from Shannon Foley & Cora Joy. Cromane were starting to find their rhythm & after adding a few points they added a 3rd goal from Sadhbh Shaughnessy to lead at half time Cromane 3-05 Scartaglin 2-03. After trading points in the early stages Scartaglin were awarded a penalty but however failed to convert. Shortly after Cromane hit for their 4th goal from Ailbhe Clifford but Scart showed a never say die attitude & replied with 1-02. Cromane sub Amy Dunphy barely on a minute hit a great goal & with Cromane getting some good points they pulled away from Scartaglin, who got the final score of the game a point in dying minutes. Niamh O’Connor Captain was delighted to accept the U14 Div 3 title on behalf of her team from County Secretary Mary Courtney.

Cromane Team:  Sinead O’ Neill, Tiarna Sheehan ( vice captain), Sarah Casey, Hannah Kate Duffy, Roisin Hayes, Shauna Sheahan, Julia Casey, Rachel Sheahan, Amy Dunphy, Cora Joy, Shannon Foley, Claire Fealey, Sadhbh Shaughnessy, Ailbhe Clifford, Niamh O’ Connor (Captain), Ava Griffin, Jade O’ Connor, Cora Cronin and Anne Marie Fealey.

Team Picture. Back row: Eimear Brosnan, Amy Dunphy, Julia Casey, Sinead O’ Neill, Shannon Foley, Niamh O Connor (Captain), Sarah Casey, Amy Morris, Ailbhe Clifford, Tiarne Sheahan ( vice captain)

Front Row: Jade O Connor, Hannah Kate Duffy, Anne Marie Fealey, Sadhbh Shaughnessy, Roisin Hayes, Ava Griffin, Cora Cronin, Shauna Sheahan.

Kneeling: Cora Joy and Claire Fealey.




The U14 Div 4 Final is pencilled in for this weekend (Fri/Sat 20/21st June) between Laune Rangers B & Ballymacelligott, details not available at time of print. Ballymacelligott were brought to a replay in their semi final against Firies, while the Laune side defeated Duagh in their semi final.   Please check Kerry ladies website & Facebook page for details.

The Glebe Kitchens U12 County League is coming to exciting conclusion, with only a round or two left to complete in most divisions. Semi final spots are still up for grabs in all 5 Divisions, so the last rounds will be very exciting.

U17 Development Squad continues training on Saturday 21st June in Mounthawk Tralee 11.00 am. This is for players born in 1997/1998 only. A team representing Kerry will be attending a blitz in August. All details on the website & social media outlets.


U12 Development Squads take a break this week as the Kerry Community Games Finals are on this weekend. They return to training on Saturday June 28th with inter panel friendly on 5th July.

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