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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...

PRO GAA Scene February 15th 2017

Wednesday 15th February, 2017


Kerry go under to Mayo in TraleeAfter their fine win away to Donegal in the opening round, Kerry footballers were brought back down to earth by Mayo under lights in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening last. It must have been a frustrating outing for both players and management alike not to mention for the Kerry support in the large attendance of 9,000 people. After all, Kerry had dominated the opening half, and even Mayo manager Stephen Rochford agreed that Kerry could and...

PRO GAA Scene February 8th 2017

Wednesday 08th February, 2017


Kerry make the long trip to Letterkenny a fruitful oneKerry footballers made the long trip to Letterkenny a fruitful one when coming home with both Allianz Football League points after a high scoring encounter with a relatively new Donegal outfit on Sunday last. Kerry hit the ground running from the start and with the inside trio of James O’Donoghue, Paul Geaney and Jack Savage in fine foirm Kerry built up an impressive lead of six points by the break (1-11 to 1-5)....

PRO GAA Scene February 1st 2017

Wednesday 01st February, 2017


Kerry face long trip to Letterkenny to take on DonegalKerry open their Allianz Football League campaign with the long trip to Letterkenny to take on Donegal on Sunday next (2pm). It will be a much changed Kerry side from that which did duty against the same opposition in Austin Stack Park in the first week of March last year. Foe a start, those two outstanding defenders, Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony have called a halt to their intercounty careers while the...

PRO GAA Scene January 25th 2017

Wednesday 25th January, 2017


Aidan O’Mahony bids adieu to the intercounty sceneAnother link in the chain of the Kerry teams that contested six All Irelands on the trot and nine in all, is gone as Aidan O’Mahony, an ever present on those teams, called a halt to his intercounty footballing career on Monday last. The teak tough Rathmore defender bowed out having played 70 championship games for his county and a whopping 155 appearances in all when League games are taken into consideration. He...

PRO GAA Scene January 18th 2017

Wednesday 18th January, 2017


Kerry GAA Club Forum takes centre stage this weekendThe Kerry GAA Club Forum takes centre stage this weekend at the Rose Hotel Tralee. There is little doubt that the Club structure is the most important unit within the GAA – without the Clubs there would be no players and consequently no GAA. Therefore, it goes without saying that it is vitally important that the views of the people running these clubs are aired and that cognisance is taken of their views and...

PRO GAA Scene January 11th 2017

Wednesday 11th January, 2017


Kerry Footballers get new season off to a flying startKerry, who fielded a side drawn entirely from their Under 21 squad and managed by Jack O’Connor and the Under 21 management team had little difficulty in disposing of a weakened Tipperary fifteen in the opening round of the McGrath cup before a surprisingly large attendance of over 1,500 people at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. Jack will be happy with this display ahead of the Under 21 championship...

PRO GAA Scene January 4th 2017

Wednesday 04th January, 2017


New Intercounty football season gets underway with McGrath CupThe 2017 intercounty season gets underway on Sunday next when Kerry play Tipperary in Round 1 of the McGrath Cup in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park at 2pm. While this is a senior fixture, Kerry will be represented on this occasion by a team drawn from the Under 21 panel who are training for the Munster Under 21 championship that commences on March 8th with a home game against Clare. Jack O’Connor and his...

PRO GAA Scene October 12th 2016

Wednesday 12th October, 2016


Dr Crokes and Kenmare District contest the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship FinalAll roads lead to Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next when Dr Crokes and Kenmare District contest the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior County Football Championship Final. It’s a unique pairing in many ways. Dr Crokes, having contested five finals on the trot between 2009 and 2013, winning 4 in-a-row, will feel that is something of an eternity since they last...

PRO GAA Scene October 5th 2016

Wednesday 05th October, 2016


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Quarter FinalsThe way is clear for the semi finals of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship following the playing of four quarter finals last weekend.Champions South Kerry were sent crashing out of the championship at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Saturday afternoon last by a never say die Dingle side who never gave up the ghost despite trailing by four points to the champions early in the second half. South...

PRO GAA Scene September 28th 2016

Wednesday 28th September, 2016


Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals down for decision this weekendFootball followers in the county are in for a treat this weekend when the quarter finals of the Garveys SuperValu senior football championship are down for decision with two double bill in Tralee and Killarney.First up on Saturday in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park, is the meeting of Dr Crokes and Kerins O’Rahillys at 1:30pm followed by the meeting of reigning champions South...

PRO GAA Scene September 7th 2016

Wednesday 07th September, 2016


Eamonn Fitzmaurice reappointed as Kerry ManagerEamonn Fitzmaurice was re-appointed as Kerry senior football team manager for a further two year period at Tuesday evening’s County Committee meeting.The Finuge man was first appointed to take charge of the team for the 2013 season and following defeat by Dublin in last year’s All Ireland final he committed to stay on for a further year. This latest appointment will see him at the helm for a fifth year having led Kerry to...

PRO GAA Scene August 31st 2016

Wednesday 31st August, 2016


Kerry come up short against DublinDespite a heroic performance from a Kerry team that many had predicted would be unable to compete with the All Ireland champions, the Kingdom still had to give best to Dublin at the end of a thrilling game at Croke Park on Sunday last. It took the challengers a long time to get into the game but when they did, approaching the break, they took a five point lead to the half time dressing room. Again in the third quarter Kerry were under severe pressure...

PRO GAA Scene August 24th 2016

Wednesday 24th August, 2016


Kerry face Dublin in Semi Final showdownNext Sunday’s much anticipated All Ireland semi final showdown between Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park is certainly a season defining game for both sides. It goes without saying that, when it comes to championship fare, Dublin have certainly turned the tables on Kerry in recent years and if losses to the Metropolitans in two All Ireland Finals and a semi final is not enough, just last April Kerry were also handed a drubbing in the League...

PRO GAA Scene August 17th 2016

Wednesday 17th August, 2016


Scramble for semi final tickets hots upWith a Croke Park full house of over 82,000 spectators guaranteed, the scramble for tickets for the much anticipated All Ireland semi final meeting between Kerry and Dublin on August 28th is well and truly underway. On line tickets have been sold out and there has been a huge demand for tickets allocated through the county Board/Clubs. Kerry and Dublin have never failed to grab the imagination of their rival supporters and when you add in...

PRO GAA Scene August 10th 2016

Wednesday 10th August, 2016


Back to Back All Irelands for Kerry JuniorsKerry became the third team along with London and Cork, to record back to back Junior All Irelands titles following a comprehensive victory over Mayo at Croke Park on Saturday last (2-18 to 2-11). The victory of course was noteworthy in that it was achieved with a completely new panel of players this year, as per the rules of the competition, and the Kerry team management of Stephen Wallace, who has since indicated that he is stepping...

PRO GAA Scene August 3rd 2016

Wednesday 03rd August, 2016


Kerry await their semi final opponents following victory over ClareKerry are through to their fourth All Ireland semi final on the trot following an eleven points victory over a gallant Clare side in the quarter finals at Croke Park on Sunday last (2-16 to 0-11). Once Donnchadh Walsh struck for their first goal after twenty minutes or so, Kerry were on their way to victory and that superb goal by Darran O’Sullivan six minutes into the third quarter cemented that passage....