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PRO GAA Scene August 16th 2017

Wednesday 16th August, 2017


Kerry and Mayo renew rivalry in All Ireland semi finalKerry and Mayo renew All Ireland Championship rivalry when they go head to head in the semi final at Croke Park on Sunday next (3:30pm). Mention of this game immediately brings back memories of the epic tussles between the side at the same stage three years ago. On that occasion, an outstanding individual effort from Kieran O’Leary saved Kerry’s bacon just when Mayo seemed to have got over the line after...

PRO GAA Scene August 9th 2017

Wednesday 09th August, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene 9th August 2017Kerry Seniors to play MayoMayo made no mistake at the second time of asking when routing Roscommon in the All Ireland Quarter final Replay at Croke Park on Bank Holiday Monday last. It was a big statement by last year’s All Ireland finalists and all their big names were back on song with Aidan O’Shea leading by example. They also did the business without Lee Keegan who sat out the game due to an injury but rest assured the Westport man...

PRO GAA Scene August 2nd 2017

Wednesday 02nd August, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene 2nd August 2017Kerry qualify for 3th Semi Final in-a-rowKerry senior footballers qualified for their 5th All Ireland semi final in a row when rather easily accounting for the Galway challenge at Croke Park on Sunday last. Galway did put it up to Kerry at times especially during the first forty minutes or so but at the end of the day Kerry were comfortable winners on a 1-18 to 0-13 scoreline , 1-16 of which came from open play. A five point interval lead was a just...

PRO GAA Scene July 26th 2017

Wednesday 26th July, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene 26th July 2017Kerry and Galway renew an age old rivalryKerry and Galway footballers renew an age old rivalry when the sides meet in the quarter final of the All Ireland championship at Croke Park on Sunday next, a game that has a 2pm throw-in. These two GAA strongholds meet all too infrequently in championship and the healthy rivalry that exists between the counties goes back to the late thirties and early forties when the sides met four times in All Ireland...

PRO GAA Scene July 12th 2017

Wednesday 12th July, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene July 12th 2017Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Round 3 RoundupRound 3 of the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship did not disappoint when it came to drama with two of the games going to extra time before an outcome was decided. The most dramatic was probably the meeting of East Kerry and St Brendans in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening where East Kerry overcame a ten points deficit to force a draw with the clock showing...

PRO GAA Scene July 5th 2017

Wednesday 05th July, 2017


Kerry secure 5 in-a-row of Munster Titles – Quarter Finals next stop By John O’Leary PRO Coiste Chontae ChiarraíKerry secured a 5-in-a-row of Munster Senior Football titles at sun splashed Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Sunday last when over powering Cork to win their 79th provincial title (1-23 to 0-15). It was a victory achieved probably a little easier than Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice would have liked but at the end of the day Kerry did...

PRO GAA Scene June 28th 2017

Wednesday 28th June, 2017


Kerry and Cork in Munster Final ShowdownThe “old order” so to speak is restored once again when Kerry and Cork go head to head in the Munster senior football final in Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next (Throw in is at 2pm). It’s two years since these sides have met in competitive action and their two meetings in 2015 to decide the Munster Championship brought a combine attendance of 68,000 to the famed Killarney venue. The pre-match...

PRO GAA Scene June 21st 2017

Wednesday 21st June, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene June 21st 2017Munster Finals Match and Ticket ArrangementsThe Munster senior and Minor football finals are just over a week away and the clamour for stand tickets in particular is in full flight. These games are all ticket fixtures with a capacity of 38,235 already set for Fitzgerald Stadium by safety authorities. It will indeed be interesting to see if either of the attendances of two years ago at the drawn (35,600) and replayed (32,300) games at the same...

Kerry GAA Scene June 14th 2017

Wednesday 14th June, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene Wednesday 14th June 2017 Kerry GAA “Night of Champions” at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday nightThe annual Kerry GAA “Night of Champions” fundraising event for Kerry GAA teams at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday evening promises to be one of the GAA Social occasions of the year. Along with the quality 11 Race Card there will be plenty of other entertainment on the night in the presence of the Kerry Senior Football...

Kerry GAA Scene June 7th 2017

Wednesday 14th June, 2017


Kerry open their Munster Championship Campaign against ClareKerry senior footballers open their Munster Championship campaign on Sunday evening next when they travel to Cusack Park in Ennis for the semi final against Clare, a match that has a 3:30pm throw-in time. These two sides became very familiar with each other in 2016 when they met in both the Munster semi final and in the All Ireland quarter final and on both occasions the Kingdom came out on top, however, Kerry...

PRO GAA Scene May 31st 2017

Wednesday 31st May, 2017


Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship RoundupAll four quarter finalists are now known following last weekend’s action in the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship. The remaining quarter final game from the Round 2 fixtures between Austin Stacks and Legion was played last Friday evening in Connolly Park with the home side advancing on a scoreline 4-13 to 3-6.The two remaining games in Round 2B were also played last Friday evening....

PRO GAA Scene May 24th 2017

Thursday 25th May, 2017


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship RoundupThree of the four quarter finalists are now known following last weekend’s action in the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship. All Ireland champions Dr Crokes served notice of their intentions when hitting St Brendans for seven goals in Lewis Rd to record a 7-17 to 0-16 victory in a game that also saw Ivan Parker score six points from play for the losers. Rathmore secured their Quarter final place...

PRO GAA Scene May 19th 2017

Wednesday 17th May, 2017


Garveys Senior Football Championship in full swingWell there was the usual mixed bag when the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship swung into action last weekend. There were close encounters, a couple of draws, and a few hard luck stories and the good news for the county’s GAA followers is that there is another packed weekend of action coming up.Pride of place last weekend must surely go to Kerins O’Rahillys who got over the trauma of losing to town...

PRO GAA Scene May 10th 2017

Wednesday 10th May, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene May 10th 2017Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship swings into actionFollowing a rather inauspicious prelude to the competition last weekend when St Brendans had an overwhelming 6-24 to 1-8 victory over a hapless Shannon Rangers side in the qualifier game at Austin Stack Park, the Garveys Supervalu Senior football Championship swings into action in earnest this weekend with eight games down for decision spread over Saturday and Sunday. There...

PRO GAA Scene May 3rd 2017

Wednesday 03rd May, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene May 3rd 2017Castleisland Mart Club Championship RoundupThere was another hectic weekend of Club Championship activity in all grades over the weekend with Dr Crokes qualifying for the Senior Final while the semi finalists are now known in the Intermediate, Junior Premier and Junior Championships. Those semi finals will not be played until the Autumn however.Senior Club ChampionshipDr Crokes qualified for their sixth senior Club Championship final in a...

PRO GAA Scene April 26th 2017

Wednesday 26th April, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene Wednesday April 26th 2017Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championships RoundupLast weekend saw a hectic weekend of Club Championship games and the coming Bank Holiday weekend has another host of major games to whet the appetite for the GAA supporter.In the Senior Club Championship, Kenmare, who were many people’s favourites to be involved in a Relegation playoff situation, probably caused the biggest surprise of the weekend when going to Strand...

PRO GAA Scene April 19th 2017

Wednesday 19th April, 2017


Castleisland Mart Club Championship Fixtures are madeFollowing Round 1 last weekend, the coming weekend will also see a big weekend of activity in the Castleisland Mart Club Championships. Fixtures for the various Championships were made by the CCC at their meeting on Monday evening. The majority of games are fixed for the coming weekend but there are games also pencilled in for the May Bank Holiday weekend for various reasons. Extra time applies in all Club Championship...

PRO GAA Scene April 12th 2017

Wednesday 12th April, 2017


Kerry claim 20th Football League TitleAfter an enthralling game of football before 53,840 spectators at Croke Park on Sunday last Kerry senior footballers were crowned Allianz League champions for the 20th time when defeating the 5-in-a-row chasing Dublin fifteen by the slenderest of margins. Just a few short weeks ago, Kerry players and supporters left Austin Stack Park disappointed that they had not brought a fantastic run of League and Championship victories by the...

PRO GAA Scene April 5th 2017

Wednesday 05th April, 2017


Kerry GAA Weekly News Wednesday April 5th 2017Colm Cooper calls time on his illustrious inter-county careerColm Cooper, one of the greatest Kerry players ever to grace the game of Gaelic Football, has decided to call time on his illustrious inter-county career. The Dr Crokes player, who will turn 34 in June, does so just two weeks after winning the one medal that had eluded him for many years – an All Ireland Club Championship medal.Cooper first came to the attention of...

PRO GAA Scene March 29th 2017

Wednesday 29th March, 2017


Kerry GAA Weekly News - Wednesday 29th March 2017 Kerry have to settle for a draw against Cavan in Allianz LeagueKerry senior footballers made the long trip to Breffni Park on Sunday last for the Allianz Football League Round 6 game against Cavan and despite looking good for the two points on offer entering injury time they eventually had to settle for a share of the spoils following two late points from the home side. That lost point will cost Kerry a chance to make it to the final...

PRO GAA Scene March 22nd 2017

Tuesday 21st March, 2017


Kerry and Dublin cannot be separatedKerry and Dublin once again delivered an absorbing encounter in the Allianz League Round 5 game played under lights before a near capacity 11,858 spectators at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening last. From start to finish Kerry took the game to the visitors and they could be classed as unlucky not to hold out in a Titanic finish. This was certainly a much improved performance from the home side and while I am sure that the...

PRO GAA Scene March 15th 2017

Tuesday 14th March, 2017


Hoping for a Kerry V Dublin Classic in Austin Stack ParkSaturday night’s unique clash of Kerry and Dublin in Round 5 of the Allianz League is likely to be an occasion talked about, one way or the other, for many a day to come – Kerry and Dublin matches usually are! The Dubs certainly have had the upper hand on their Kingdom opponents in the last six years or so and particularly under the stewardship of Jim Gavin and they come to Austin Stack Park hoping to add to their very...

PRO GAA Scene March 8th 2017

Tuesday 07th March, 2017


Kerry claim two valuable Allianz League points against RoscommonKerry senior footballers claimed a morale boosting victory over a plucky Roscommon side in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday last in Round 4 of the Allianz League a victory that puts them mid table on four points out of a possible eight. Following disappointing losses to both Mayo and Monaghan on home soil this victory was certainly welcomed by players, management and supporters alike. Everyone was hurting and...

PRO GAA Scene March 1st 2017

Tuesday 28th February, 2017


Kerry come out second best to Monaghan in Fitzgerald StadiumThe weather was not the only disappointing aspect of last Sunday’s proceedings for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium. Like Mayo before them in Round 2, Monaghan went home with both points after a game where Kerry never played with any degree of conviction. From the start, Monaghan’s possession game had Kerry back pedalling for long periods and when the Kingdom did get their...

PRO GAA Scene February 22nd 2017

Wednesday 22nd February, 2017


Kerry welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald StadiumKerry senior footballers welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League. Following their fine away victory over Donegal in round 1, Kerry were brought back to earth by Mayo in round 2 in Tralee, a game that Kerry certainly seemed to be in control of at the interval. The Kerry management will be disappointed that the home side did not impose their authority on the second half...