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PRO GAA Scene 24th May 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 19th May 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 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 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 December 21st 2016

Wednesday 21st December, 2016


Kerry GAA Scene 21st DecemberMunster Council present grants totalling €61,000 to Kerry ClubsDevelopment grants totalling €61,000 were presented to twelve Kerry Clubs and two schools by the Chairman of the Munster GAA Council Jerry O’Sullivan prior to the Annual Convention at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday last. Throughout Munster grants totalling €1 million supporting development projects in 129 clubs and 5 schools were awarded.The Council...

PRO GAA Scene December 14th 2016

Wednesday 14th December, 2016


Kerry GAA News 14th December 2016New chairman takes over at Kerry GAA Annual Convention on this Wednesday eveningThe Annual Convention of Kerry GAA takes place on this Wednesday evening in the Rose Hotel Tralee with a starting time of 7:30 and the meeting will herald a change at the top of Kerry GAA when Brosna native Tim Murphy takes over the position of chairman from the outgoing Patrick O’Sullivan whose five year term in the chair will come to an end due to the five year...

PRO GAA Scene December 7th 2016

Wednesday 07th December, 2016


Kerry GAA News 7th December 2016County Convention is just a week awayThe annual convention of Kerry GAA will take place in the Rose Hotel on Wednesday evening next December 14th commencing at 7:30pm.Tim Murphy of Brosna will be rubber stamped as the new Chairman being the only nominee when nominations closed. He will replace the outgoing Chairman, Patrick O'Sullivan whose 5 year term in the chair comes to an end at Convention. Eamonn Whelan will take over the role of...

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...