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Official Kerry GAA Thread
« on: April 11, 2007, 08:55:28 AM »
Might as well start up one of these.

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KERRY (MFC v Tipperary): T. Mac an tSaoir (an Gaeltacht); D. O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys), B. Shanahan (Austin Stacks), D. McElliggott (Austin Stacks); M. Ó Sé (An Gaeltacht), P. Costelloe (Ballyduff), B. O’Leary (Dr Crokes); J. Buckley (Dr Crokes), I. Somers (Currow); BJ Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys), J. Doolan (Dr Crokes), T. O’Sullivan (Beaufort); K. O’Flynn (Laune Rangers), P. Curtin (Moyvane), E. Kennedy (Asdee).
Subs: S. Horgan (St. Marys), J. Scully (Castlegregory), A. O’Reilly (Spa), B. Russell (do), JP Spillane (Castlegregory), A. O’Dwyer (Waterville), A. O’Donoghue (John Mitchells), T. Brosnan (Dingle), C. Wallace (Ardfert).

BARRY JOHN WALSH is one of four Tralee CBS players on the Kerry team which opens the defence of their Munster MFC title against Tipperary in Limerick tonight (6.30pm).
Seven months ago his brother Tommy on the side which lost to Roscommon in the All-Ireland final replay and Kerry chiefs will be hoping to go one better this year and bring the Tomas Markham Cup back to the Kingdom for the first time since 1994.

Kerry have six of last year’s team available: Tomás Mac an tSaoir, Michael Ó Sé, John Buckley, Jamie Doolan, Pat Curtin and Eoin Kennedy. Along with Walsh, the other Green players on the starting 15 are Danny O’Sullivan, Denis McElliggott and Barry Shanahan while Alan O’Donoghue and Joe Scully are subs.

Tralee CBS mentors hope everyone come through unscathed ahead of an All-Ireland Colleges SFC final against Omagh on Sunday, April 22 in Croke Park.
Kerry coach John Kennedy: “We have put in a huge amount of work looking to get the blend right, but we’ll be taking no chances with Tipperary. They pushed us very hard in last year’s Munster final and I’m expecting the same effort from them tonight.”

Tipperary start three of the side which failed to the Kingdom in last year’s final, corner-back John Coghlan, Paddy Murphy at midfield and centre-forward Sean Carey.

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KERRY’S Tom O’Sullivan has been handed a two months ban arising from an incident in the Allianz NFL game against Tyrone last week.

The Rathmore man is ruled out of any of the team’s challenge games but will be free to play in the Munster SFC semi-final on June 3rd against the winners of the Clare/Waterford first-round game.

The suspension dates from his last game — against Dublin last Sunday — and ends at midnight on Saturday June 2nd. Because of a change in the disciplinary system made a few years, it only relates to inter-county activity. He will be free to play with his club, which he captains this year.

The particular incident for which he received the suspension — from the Competitions Control Committee (CCC) — happened midway through the second half of the Tyrone game, which was played under lights in Austin Stack Park. It was based on video evidence — being missed by the referee but picked up on television.

O’Sullivan initially considered making a request for a personal hearing and this enabled him to play in last week-end’s vital game.

However, according to a County Board spokesman, this is now unlikely.

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KERRY GAA chief Sean Walsh yesterday paid tribute to Eamon Fitzmaurice who retired from intercounty football on Monday.

“Eamon and I go back to his minor days in 1994 and 1995 when I was a selector and have been together ever since. Apart from being a county footballer in all the grades, he is a very close friend of mine and I’m very disappointed he has decided to retire from inter-county football”, said Walsh.

“He is not a man for making rash decisions. He clearly has given the decision to retire a lot of thought. I know he made a huge commitment since last October to be ready for this season, and has said that if he could not pin down a permanent position on the team, he felt there was no point in staying on. “He gave it his best shot, won All-Ireland medals in all the grades including three senior and National Leagues, and owes the county nothing.

“Apart from his prowess on the field, he was a great leader off it, particularly in the dressing room.

“When they write about centre backs and displays in different matches, some of Eamon Fitzmaurice’s performances will rank right up there with the best of them. I would rate his displays against Armagh in the 2000 semi-final, and against Ciaran McDonald (Mayo) in the 2004 All-Ireland final as some of the best I’ve seen.

“Because of those games, people may tend to forget the two games against Dublin in the All-Ireland quarter-final in 2001. He was superb on Jason Sherlock in both those matches.

“His record speaks for itself. He’ll be a huge loss to the county but Kerry’s loss is both Lixnaw and Finuge’s gain. Eamon is a very talented hurler also and he intends to give both clubs his total commitment for the next couple of years.”

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 12:35:54 PM »
Heard a rumour about this on Sunday but didn't believe it. Darragh is fairly committed to the cause and this must be fairly bad for him to threaten to walk.
Thought all the rumours and were left behind us last year.

Kerry deny O Se quit threat rumours
 
The Kerry county board has vehemently denied reports that star midfielder Darragh O Se threatened to quit the county panel last week.

The four-time All-Ireland winner was a late withdrawal from the Kerry side announced last Friday to play Dublin in their final NFL game at Parnell Park, and did not travel with the team.

O Se’s absence was explained by a finger injury he sustained in the drawn game against Tyrone the previous Sunday, but this didn’t stop rumours that he was involved in a heated exchange with a Kerry county board official early last week from spreading. It’s believed he threatened to walk out on the squad before the matter was resolved.

The An Gaeltacht clubman is expected to return to training next week when the Kingdom resume their preparations for the defence of their All-Ireland crown.

Denying that there was a bust-up between O Se and a county board official, Kerry chairman Sean Walsh said: “No, there is no truth to that, Darragh O Se was training on Tuesday and Thursday night last week.”

However, it’s understood that O Se was unhappy about a couple of issues, and made his feelings known to the county board

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 02:30:10 PM »
I had a big long speil typed but lost it, fecking hate that when it happens

Anyway there is usually some truth in these rumours when they come out, a bit of behind closed doors skelping will do no harm at this time of the year, its better to get any issues out on the table now than in August or September if we are still involved in the hunt for Sam. Last years ruptions helped gell the team together after the munster championship debacle where we were not playing well, yet no one was complaining when we won Sam.

The O'Se's are hard men but they do expect everyone to work hard for the team including the county board, and if that means stepping on a few toes so be it.

Pat OShea and John Sugrue have a big task ahead of them over the next few months getting the panel firing and fit, Sugrue will have a vital role here getting the best out of the players fitness, it will be interesting to see what he can add to the Pat O'Flanagan training plans over the last 3 years that brought us 2 titles. Kerry under O'Flanagan were fitter, faster and stronger than before and it is Sugrue and O'Shea who now have to replicate that.
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 02:32:46 PM »
say it aint so.... daras been unreal this past while. thought his performance against tyrone was immense. if theres any truth in this it better get sorted out quick.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 02:38:55 PM »
Dont worry O'Se will be back in the fold as soon as his finger injury clears up.
They may be stubborn and tough but they are born winners and would do anything for the Kingdom and hopefully Darragh is not going to walk away from a chance of winning a 5th AI medal.
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 02:40:35 PM »
Anyone know what Tom O'Sullivan got the 2 months for?
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 02:45:17 PM »
What's wrong with D O'Se? He looked a hampy enough camper all year running over all that was put before him...

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 09:40:12 PM »
Kerry won 3-7 to 0-10. Poor eneough game.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007, 12:11:20 PM »
hard to believe tralee cbs have never won the colleges sf final despite been a hotbed of football for decades and having won the munster crown no fewer than 16 times. with all the all irelands medals in tralee we must be late developers! anyway good luck to my alma mater today, hope thay can pull it off......

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 10:55:52 AM »
what happened to the kerry.gaa.ie forum

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2007, 11:28:04 AM »
The guy who ran the Kerry GAA website took a backseat after the All-Ireland last year and the site has suffered as a result.
It went 6 months without being updated and now the updates are slow and the forum isn't working as all.
It's a shame really as the site used to be excellent, I used to get all the Kerry teams emailed when they were named, county league tables updated, draws emailed the works.
Was on of the best GAA sites out there.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007, 12:09:21 PM »
The Kerry selectors have made one change in personnel and several positional switches for tomorrow night’s Munster MFC semi-final against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds). Bryan Russell takes over in defence from Brian O’Leary. The Spa youngster will play at left corner back with Denis McElligott moving out to left half back in O’Leary’s place.

All positional switches are in the forward line where Barry John Walsh, Timothy O’Sullivan and Patrick Curtin keep the same places. Kevin Flynn now leads the attack, with Jamie Doolan moving to left full forward and Eoin Kennedy to the right corner.

KERRY (MFC v Limerick):
T Mac an tSaoir (An Ghaeltacht);
D O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys), B Shanahan (Austin Stacks), B Russell (Spa);
M Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), P Costelloe (Ballyduff), D McElligott (Austin Stacks);
J Buckley (Dr Crokes), I. Somers (Currow);
BJ Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys), K Flynn (Laune Rangers), T O’Sullivan (Beaufort);
E Kennedy (Asdee), P Curtin (Moyvane), J Doolan (Dr Crokes).
Subs: P O’Riordan (Gneeveguilla), B O’Leary (Rathmore), A O’Reilly (Spa), J Scully (Castlegregory), JB Spillane (Castlegregory), T Brosnan (Dingle), A O’Donoghue (John Mitchels), C Tobin (Spa), C O’Connor (St Michael’s)

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007, 03:06:31 PM »
Good man SDC might tip along there for a look tomorrow night.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2007, 04:55:39 PM »
Munster semi Final replay
Kerry 2-13 Limerick 0-8.
Scoreline no reflection on the game, Kerry and Limerick level at 0-7 apice with 15 mins left.
Barry John Walsh introduced at FF at that stage, caused havoc and Kerry outscored Limerick 2-5 to a point after that.
Ian Sommers MOTH at midfield for Kerry. BJ walsh got the second goal with the last kick of the match.
Half time score Kerry 0-6 Limerick 0-5. Kerry played with the wind in the second half.