fb twitter yt



Another exciting weekend of Club Championship 2015-04-22 08:00:00


The various Castleisland Mart Club Championships swung into action last weekend across the county in Mediterranean like weather conditions. There were thrills and spills and the usual quota of matches that required extra time and when the dust settled on Sunday evening there were some noteworthy results but no great surprises as County League form more or less dictated where the spoils went. It was good to see county players like Aidan O’Mahony and James O’Donoghue make returns with their respective clubs, Rathmore and Legion, and another man who played a part was last year’s minor centre back(and also a member of this year’s minor pane)  Andrew Barry of Na Gaeil who is also getting back to full fitness after injury. Round 2 draws were made on Sunday afternoon and the coming weekend should see the semi finalists known in most cases. The draw for the Intermediate Championship relegation playoffs will be made at the next meeting of the County Committee.

In the Senior Club Championship, Killarney Legion got a late winner at Strand Road to set up a quarter final tie with local rivals, Dr Crokes who had a big win over St Michaels-Foilmore and Ardfert needed extra time to defeat Laune Rangers and qualify for a quarter final meeting with County Champions, Austin Stacks. There was a thriller in Rathbeg where Rathmore fought back with fourteen men to force extra time against Milltown-Castlemaine before going on to win by a six point margin and qualify for a semi final place against the winners of the Dr Crokes and Legion tie. Dingle’s victory over Kilcummin earns them a crack against the winners of the Austin Stacks v Ardfert tie.

In the Intermediate Championship, John Mitchels, who have made the perfect start in Division 2, defeated Division 1 side Finuge and their reward is a home tie against An Ghaeltacht who brought Brosna’s championship fairy-tale to an end. Skellig Rangers and Currow, both battling for survival in their respective Divisions of the County League, could not be separated after extra time in Portmagee and they will meet one of many people’s favourites for the title, Desmonds, who defeated Glenflesk.  St Marys had a good victory in Listowel against the home side to set up a local quarter final derby against neighbours Waterville who defeated Gneeveguilla by seven points and Spa made home advantage count against Annascaul to earn another home tie in the quarter final against Kenmare who defeated Keel from Division 3.

Glenbeigh-Glencar justified their favouritism for the Junior Championship title with a good away win in Tarbert and they meet Ballymac, who kicked 19 points in their defeat of Ballyduff, in the quarter finals. Templenoe are another side to watch out for following their defeat of St Pats and they now meet Na Gaeil who won the first Championship match in Churchill’s splendid new pitch. Beaufort kicked 17 points in the defeat of Castlegregory and their reward is a home tie against Duagh who prevailed in a very low scoring game against Scartaglen. Meanwhile Listry’s narrow victory over Cordal and Firies’ victory over last year’s runners-up Dromid Pearses, sets up a local quarter final derby.

In the Novice Championship, Asdee from Division 5 caused a major shock when accounting for neighbours Beale who are two Divisions above them in the County League but their reward is a long journey to Tuosist who received a bye to the quarter finals. Kilgarvan, a club struggling to field in the League, are in the quarter finals following the defeat of Ballylongford and they meet Lispole, who, despite conceding four goals to Moyvane, still prevailed. St Senans had a good win against fellow Division 4 side Cromane and they meet Renard who secured local bragging rights with victory over Valentia.  Ballydonoghue will have a big say in the destination of the Novice title following a good away win in Fossa to earn a home tie against fellow North Kerry outfit Knocknagoshel who defeated Sneem/Derrynane.

All Round 2 games, with the exception of the Beaufor V Duagh game which is on May 2nd, will be played this weekend.


Senior Club Championship Rd 2

Sat April 25 @ 6.30pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Ardfert v Austin Stacks

Sun April 26 @ 2pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Dr Crokes v Killarney Legion

Semi Finals- Draw (Games to be played on May 15/16th – Neutral Venues)

Dr Crokes or Legion v Rathmore
Ardfert or Austin Stacks v Dingle

Intermediate Club Championship Rd 1 – Replay

Sun April 26 @ 2pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Currow v Skellig Rgs

Intermediate Club Championship Rd 2

Sun April 26 @ 2pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Spa v Kenmare
John Mitchels v An Ghaeltacht
St Marys v Waterville

Sat May 2 @ 6.30pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Desmonds v Skellig Rgs or Currow

Junior Club Championship Rd 2

Sun April 26 @ 2pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Glenbeigh/ Glencar v Ballymacelligott
Templenoe v Na Gaeil
Listry v Firies

Sat May 2 @ 6.30pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Beaufort v Duagh

Novice Club Championship Rd 2

Sat April 25 @ 6.30pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

St Senans v Renard

Sun April 26 @ 2pm – Extra Time – 1st named = home venue

Lispole v Kilgarvan
Tuosist v Asdee
Ballydonoghue v Knocknagoshel


Club Championsip Round 2 Draws
19/4/15

The Draws for the Castleisland Mart Club championships were made today by Jimmy Roche from Castleisland Mart and John O'Leary PRO Kerry County Committee and resulted in the following pairings:

Senior Club Championship

Revised Round 2 Fixtures – games to be played 25th/26th April

A = Dr Crokes V Legion

B =Ardfert V Austin Stacks


Semi Finals- Games to be played on May 15/16th – Neutral Venues

1 Dr Crokes or Legion V Rathmore

2. Ardfert or Austin Stacks V Dingle

Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Finals - Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. Spa V Kenamre

2. Desmonds V Skellig Ranger or Currow

3. John Mitchel's V An Ghaeltacht

4. St Mary's V Waterville

Junior Club Championship Quarter Finals – Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. Listry V Firies

2. Glenbeigh/ Glencar V Ballymacelligott

3 Beaufort V Duagh

4. Templenoe V Na Gaeil

Novice Club Championship Quarter Finals – Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. St Senans V Renard

2. Lispole V Kilgarvan

3. Tuosist V Asdee

4. Ballydonoghue V Knocknagoshel

Extra Time applies in all games up to, but not including, the final.


The Draws for the Castleisland Mart Club championships were made today and resulted in the following pairings:

Senior Club Championship

Revised Round 2 Fixtures – games to be played 25th/26th April

A = Dr Crokes V Legion

B =Ardfert V Austin Stacks


Semi Finals- Games to be played on May 15/16th – Neutral Venues

1 Dr Crokes or Legion V Rathmore

2. Ardfert or Austin Stacks V Dingle

Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Finals - Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. Spa V Kenamre

2. Desmonds V Skellig Ranger or Currow

3. John Mitchel's V An Ghaeltacht

4. St Mary's V Waterville

Junior Club Championship Quarter Finals – Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. Listry V Firies

2. Glenbeigh/ Glencar V Ballymacelligott

3 Beaufort V Duagh

4. Templenoe V Na Gaeil

Novice Club Championship Quarter Finals – Games to be played 25th/26th April – 1st Named have Home Venue

1. St Senans V Renard

2. Lispole V Kilgarvan

3. Tuosist V Asdee

4. Ballydonoghue V Knocknagoshel

Extra Time applies in all games up to, but not including, the final.