A vital two county league points were garnered against relegation bound Castleisland Desmonds on Sat night on a final score line of 3-14 to 0-13.
Both sides were understrength but this offered those on the periphery an opportunity to put up their hands for a starting place in the future and there were many who provided the management with food for thought with their displays.
Foremost for the home side was Ryan Carroll ( Chuckie) operating from midfield, and in addition to his four points on the night, he produced a fine all round performance which was crucial to our win.
We began in whirlwind fashion and had the ball in the net inside 20 seconds when Daniel Nix was on the end of a Rory Molloy pass to finish past goalkeeper Ciaran Breen for a capital goal.
We maintained our grip on proceedings for the remainder of the half despite facing the breeze and were two points to the good at half time, 07 to 0-08. Our points were well spread with Tom Hoare & Rory Molloy pilfering two apiece with Karl Mullins, Padraig Griffin & Chuckie adding to our tally.
On the resumption, Chuckie added another before Padraig Griffin combined beautifully with Karl Mullins which resulted in the latter firing low to his right to put us 5 ahead; from here to finish we maintained a steely grip on proceedings to emerge worthy winners by 10 points.
Team: Garry Kissane, Danny O’Sullivan, Ross O’Callaghan, Andrew Thompson, Jason O’Leary, Karl Mullins ( 1-02), Darragh McElligott ( 0-01), Ryan Carroll ( 0-04), Cian Sayers ( inj 20m ), Gary Nolan, Padraig Griffin ( 0-01), Rory Molloy ( 0-04), Daniel Nix ( 1-0), Tom Hoare ( 0-03), John Keane. Subs: Donagh O’Brien ( 1-0), John Dillane, Shane Flavin, Kieran Mangan, Kieran O’Connor.
County League – Rd 9: We travel to Gallarus next Sunday 23rd July to play An Ghaeltacht in senior county league – this is a tough assignment as the westerners are flying high in Division 1 and are currently joint second in the table with Rathmore.
West Kerry proved far too strong for our lads on Tuesday night last in Lispole losing out on a final score line of 3-23 to 3-03 in the county minor championship.
West Kerry were quickest out of the blocks and with the aid of a stiff breeze quickly racked up the scores – it was one way traffic as we found it difficult to get our hands on the ball and when we did break through the westerners defence was rock solid.
As a contest the game was over at half time but we battled well in the second half with goals from Gearoid Dillane and Aaron Roche. This was a tough lesson for the team but each gave their all on the night but just came up against a physically stronger more experienced side.
Our fixture vs St Pats was cancelled as St Pats conceded a walk over in the Coiste Tra Lí league match scheduled for last week.
We have one outstanding league game to play in the county league ( away to Dingle) and this will be played in the coming weeks.
Due to the withdrawal of Gneeveguilla from the competition, the top three will qualify for the finals with a draw to determine who advances to the final and the remaining two teams playing a semi final – as we currently lead the table we should be in the final shake up.
We were beaten in the fourth game of the Central League last week when Milltown/Castlemaine were victorious in an enjoyable game played in Strand Rd. We led by 3 points at the interval, 4-03 to 2-6 with Daragh O’Connor providing 3-01 of this with other scores from Ben O’Brien ( 1-0), Danny Hennessy and Jack Savage ( 0-1) each.
On the resumption we fired over another 3 points and seemed to be on our way – however, a physically stronger Milltown side powered back and eventually won on a final scoreline of 5-13 to 5-07. Our final game in this competition takes place this Monday night ( 17th) when An Ghaeltacht are the visitors to Strand Rd, throw in @ 19.00
Another fantastic morning in Healy Park today with our Junior Blues; its great seeing the numbers still so high during the summer holidays, training will be continue every Sunday at 11am – thanks to the parents for the fab cakes and treats and rota will continue for each Sunday.
A big thank you to Barry John for helping out with players of the week, taking time to talk to all kids and for your time afterwards taking pictures .
Well done to all children but especially to our players of the week ..
Cayden OSullivan –
keep up the hard work.
All children are asked to practise what they are learning on Sunday mornings at home,
and the skills for this week are movement with the ball in one hand , solo pass and shoot.
Summer camp will run from July 31st to August 4th –
if you have a child interested in attending we ask if you can reserve a place as numbers may be limited – please contact Adrian Doody ( 085 1500199) if you need places reserved.
Training continues next Sunday in Ballyrickard at 11am and new members are welcome every week.
The girls displayed their fine skills during half time of the senior Co. League game v Castleisland last Saturday in Strand Road. Well done to our up and coming lady footballers.
Training for the U12 girls will be on Tuesday at 7.30p.m. and Thursd ay at 7p.m. in preparation for the U13 Championship and Sandra Keane Tournament.
The girls had a challenge match against Na Gaeil last Saturday afternoon. Great effort by the girls but were beaten by the better team on the day.
Training continues on Tuesday at 7.30p.m. and on Thursday at 7p.m. in preparation for the North Kerry league.
Thanks to Austin Stacks for hosting the U16 fun blitz last Thursday. The girls played Stacks and Na Gaeil.
Texts will be sent about training times.
We are home to Inbhear Scéine Gaels this Sunday in the U15 Championship which commences at 1p.m. in Strand Road.
Training continues on Wednesday at 8p.m. in preparation for our upcoming game v Na Gaeil which hopefully we will be playing on Thursday. Texts will be sent with more details. Hope that everyone can make it.
Preloved and New Clothes Sale and Pop Up Shop
Our fundraiser will be in Charlie’s Bistro this Saturday , July 22nd 10a.m. – 6p.m. and Sunday , July 23rd 11a.m. – 6p.m. Please come and support us. We will have great bargains for all ages.
Kerry Ladies Flag Day
The annual Kerry ladies flag day will be held in Tralee this Saturday, July 22nd 10a.m. – 7p.m. We are looking for volunteers to give an hour or two of their time . Please contact Shirley (086) 8713552 if you can help out.
There was no winner of last weeks lotto jackpot where the winning numbers drawn were: 15, 16, 18 & 30. Jacqueline Higgins matched 3 and wins €25. Five entrants for the special December draw as follows: Joe O’Brien, Liam Griffin, Mark Commane, Mary O’Brien and Ann Gibson.
Next weeks draw will be for a jackpot of €8,400 – play early for your chance to win or share in this great prize. Please note that it is the responsibility of each individual playing our club lotto via direct debit to ensure that direct debit is paid monthly to the club.
In the event that we do not receive two consecutive monthly direct debits an individual’s lotto numbers will no longer be valid for entry to our weekly lotto draw. If an individual cancels their direct debit their lotto entry is deemed cancelled.
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