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PRO GAA Scene September 27th 2017

Wednesday 27th September, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene Wednesday 27th October 2017John O’Leary PRO Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Quarter FinalsThe quarter finals of the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship played in contrasting weather conditions last weekend ended with clear-cut verdicts in all of the four games.With swirling wind and rain being the order of the day on Saturday evening in Austin Stack Park it was little wonder that the standard of football...

PRO GAA Scene September 20th 2017

Wednesday 20th September, 2017


Kerry Minor Footballers make HistoryIt was a record breaking day in all sorts of ways at Croke Park on Sunday last as Kerry Minor footballers were crowned All Ireland champions and winners of the Tom Markham Cup for the 15th time in all when overwhelming Derry om a score of 6-17 to 1-8. Superbly led by team captain David Clifford, Kerry took control of this game inside the opening ten seconds when Clifford opened up the Derry defence for the first of his four goals and from there on...

PRO GAA Scene September 13th 2017

Wednesday 13th September, 2017


Kerry Minors face tough opposition in All Ireland FinalKerry minors face tough opposition in Derry in the Electric Ireland Minor football championship final, the opening game in Croke Park on Sunday next. On their way to the final, while winning all their games with something to spare, Kerry have blown a bit hot and cold. Due to the quality of the opposition provided in both games, one has to discount the games against Clare in the Munster championship but Kerry did put in a...

PRO GAA Scene September 6th 2017

Wednesday 06th September, 2017


Final Round of the Credit Union Senior Football LeagueWith the exception of a few games where promotion or relegation was not an issue, the final round of games in the Credit Union Senior Football Leagues were played on Sunday and the vast majority of promotion and relegation issue have been decided but there are still a number of playoffs required.The following is the situation in the various Divisions.Division 1Division 1 League Final: Dr Crokes V An...

Kerry GAA Scene August 30th 2017

Tuesday 29th August, 2017


Kerry GAA Scene August 30th 2017Mayo end Kerry’s Championship aspirationsKerry’s championship aspirations came to a disappointing end at the hands of Mayo at Croke Park on Sunday last when going down by a five points margin to the Connaught side in the replayed semi final. Over the two games Kerry can certainly have few if any complaints about the end result and certainly none from last weekend. True, referee David Gough did Kerry (and his own reputation I would...

PRO GAA Scene August 23rd 2017

Wednesday 23rd August, 2017


Kerry and Mayo have to do it all againWell Kerry and Mayo have to do it all again following their epic semi final draw in Croke Park on Sunday last. This was one of those enjoyable championship games that will live long in the memory and of course the final result was in the balance right down to the last kick of the game – literally!While Mayo are battle hardened at this stage following a raft of games through the qualifier route, this was Kerry’s first real...

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 19th 2017

Wednesday 19th July, 2017


Kerry Senior Footballers should know their Quarter Final opponents this weekendKerry Senior footballers should know their opponents in the All Ireland Senior Football quarter finals this weekend following the two round 4 qualifiers featuring Munster final runners-up Cork and Mayo in the Gaelic Grounds and Connaught final runners-up Galway and Donegal in Markievicz Park, Sligo on Saturday. Provincial winners, Kerry and Roscommon will then be drawn against the Round...

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...

PRO GAA Scene 7th June 2017

Wednesday 07th 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...