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SFC round 1 2007
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007, 05:10:51 PM »
Kerry SFC Round 1 - Club
Laune Rangers 2-21 to 1-9 John Mitchels
Austin Stacks 1-9 to 0-9 Kilcummin
Dr Crokes 0-16 to 0-7 Dingle
An Ghaeltacht 0-15 to 0-10 Rathmore
Kerins O’Rahillys 0-15 to 0-13 Milltown/Castlemaine
Ardfert 3-5 to 1-10 Legion

Kerry SFC Round 1 - Divisional
Mid Kerry 2-12 to 1-7 Feale Rangers
East Kerry 0-17 to 0-8 Shannon Rangers
Kenmare 2-5 to 0-9 West Kerry
St Brendan’s 1-14 to 3-6 St Kieran’s.

Reports from The Examiner
A NUMBER of Kerry’s big name stars gave manager Pat O’Shea plenty of reasons for cheer in yesterday’s first round championship action.
Mike Frank Russell hit 2-5 as Laune Rangers brushed past John Mitchels in Killorglin yesterday.

The Tralee side started brightly and led 1-4 to 0-4 after 26 minutes ­ their goal coming from wing back, Cathal O’Sullivan. But former county start Liam Hassett kickstarted the Rangers comeback and the hosts led by a point at the break (0-8 to 1-4).

Russell then took over and gave an exhibition of point scoring as his side recorded a 2-21 to 1-9 victory.

One of Russell’s intercounty colleagues, Donnacha Walsh scored the goal which inspired Mid kerry to victory over Feale Rangers (2-12 to 1-7).

Ex county man Eamon Fitzmaurice blasted home a penalty for the losers inside the opening minute. But the north Kerry outfit went over half an hour without a score while the winners were much more economical with their possession.

East Kerry, managed by former boss Sean Counihan romped to a facile 0-17 to 0-8 over Shannon Rangers at O’Rahilly Park, Ballylongford yesterday.

From the outset, John Paul Brosnan and Donal Daly dominated midfield while Seamus Moynihan patrolled the half back line with typical brilliance and East Kerry were never troubled.

Two second half goals from Paul O’Connor and John Joe Brosnan fired Kenmare into the third round of the Kerry SFC at Annascaul yesterday.

West Kerry were without two key players, Genie Farrell and Neil Sheehy and struggled as they slumped to a 2-5 to 0-9 defeat.

Footballer of the Year Kieran Donaghy wasn’t called into action as Austin Stacks enjoyed a three point win over Kilcummin (1-9 to 0-9). Donaghy who suffered a serious shoulder injury in the NFL away to Donegal was amongst the substitutes for the Tralee side who led 1-4 to 0-5 at the interval after Mickey Collins’ 14th minute goal.

The Kerry manager was at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney watching his former charges, Dr Crokes easily overcome Dingle (0-16 to 0-7). The game never sparked to life and Crokes with Colm Cooper and Kieran O’Leary impressing, were full value for their victory.

An Ghaeltacht 0-15 Rathmore 0-10
“TOO powerful” — that was the apt summation of Rathmore coach John Fintan Daly after watching his charges play second fiddle to a quick-moving An Ghaeltacht outfit in the first round of the AIB Kerry SFC on Saturday.
There were times when Gaeltacht threatened to steamroll through this opening-round clash and, had they been more focused with the final pass in the opening half, they might well have done so.

But some astute changes in the second half put more pep into Rathmore’s play and suddenly An Ghaeltacht found themselves in a match, although, it has to be stressed, one they were never going to lose.

Gaeltacht led 0-4 to 0-1 after the opening quarter and while Michael O’Riordan was Rathmore’s main threat up front, county stars Aidan O’Mahony and Tom O’Sullivan were failing to exert any dominance in an overworked half-backline.

Thus, the forward division was starved of quality possession and with Darragh Ó Sé and Ronan Ó Flatharta — now at midfield following an injured to Rob MacGearailt — hugely influential, it was one-way traffic.

Gaeltacht led 0-9 to 0-3 at the break but Rathmore’s move of O’Mahony and big John Buckley to midfield was a good one and certainly the Kerry defender’s determined play broke the stranglehold of Ó Sé and Ó Flatharta.

O’Mahony soon joined Darragh Ó Sé in referee Tom Lynch’s notebook as things began to hot up, and certainly the Gaeltacht outfit didn’t like a lot of the Kerins O’Rahilly official’s decisions.

Entering the final quarter Gaeltacht still led 0-11 to 0-6, and the closest Rathmore, who must now come through the back-door system, came to Gaeltacht’s lead was when they moved within three points in the 56th minute as Damien Casey kicked two fine efforts.

In other first round games on Saturday, Kerins O’Rahillys were put to the pin of their collar to claim a 0-15 to 0-13 victory over Milltown/Castlemaine. Kerry’s Michéal Quirke inspired the Strand Road outfit, who trailed going into added time, only for Declan Quill’s fourth point to force extra time.

In that extra period O’Rahillys outscored their hosts by 0-2 to 0-1 in each 10 minute half — Quill with two points, while John O’Connor and Rory Molly also found their target.

All-Ireland IFC club champions Ardfert had a winning Kerry SFC debut at Lerrig with a 3-5 to 1-10 win over Legion.

The result also secures their senior championship status for next season, while Legion have to take the backdoor route to avoid the trap door.

Ardfert coach Pat O’Driscoll may have made GAA history at Lerrig. After managing his club side to victory, he then coached St Brendan’s (now without the Ardfert players) to a surprise, if deserved, 1-14 to 3-6 win over St Kieran’s.
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Kerry SFC round 2
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2007, 01:20:18 PM »
SFC Round 2 (Losers in Round 1) w/e 20/5/07 (Scores from Aertel so dont blame me if they arewrong)

Club
Kilcummin 0-12 v Rathmore 0-10
Miltown/Castlemaine 0-14 v Dingle 2-08
Legion  0-16 v John Mitchels 1-06

Divisional
Feale Rangers 2-12 v St Kierans 0-08
Shannon Rangers 1-13 v West Kerry 2-05

So the draw for the final 16 in round 3 will include 9 club sides:
Laune Rangers (Rd 1 winners)
Austin Stacks (Rd 1 winners)
Dr Crokes (Rd 1 winners)
An Ghaeltacht (Rd 1 winners)
Kerins O’Rahillys (Rd 1 winners)
Ardfert (Rd 1 winners)
Kilcummin (Rd 2 winners)
Legion (Rd 2 winners)
Miltown/Castlemaine or Dingle (Rd 2 winners)

And 7 Divisional sides
South Kerry (bye to Rd 3 as champions)
Mid Kerry (Rd 1 winners)
East Kerry (Rd 1 winners)
Kenmare (Rd 1 winners)
St Brendan’s (Rd 1 winners)
Feale Rangers (Rd 2 winners)
Shannon Rangers (Rd 2 winners)

From here its an open draw I believe and a straight knockout to the county final.
Losing clubs from round 2 will play off to see who holds onto senior status for next year.
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2007, 01:42:40 PM »
what way does the kerry championship work?do club teams and divisional teams play in different competitions?

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 01:59:54 PM »
In Rounds 1 and 2 the Club and Divisions are grouped seperately, its the same SFC competition. Round 1 winners go forward to Rd 3, round 1 losers play off in Rd 2 but still seperate draws, winners going to rd 3.

Round 3 is an open draw of the winners in the club and divisional teams, in this case 9 club and 7 divisional teams.

Round 2 club losers play off to see who loses senior status the following year and drops to intermediate. Divisional round 2 losers cannot be relegated, as there is no other competition where a divisional team can play.

Its sounds complicated but actually works out well as players from a small club can play for their club in the junior, or intermediate championship while in the same year play for their division in the Senior Football championship, therefore you get the pick of the best players playing in the SFC.

Divisional team are made up of all clubs from intermadiate , Junior and Novice from that division, so for instance An Gaeltacht and Dingle are senior clubs so cannot play with West Kerry unless they are relegated. South Kerry are reigning champions going for 4 in a row made up of players from 9 clubs , however none of these are senior clubs.
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2007, 02:09:08 PM »
Draw for the next round of the county championship:
Legion v Dr Crokes
Shannon rangers v An Gaeltacht
KOR v St. Brendans
Ardfert v Feale Rangers
Stacks v East Kerry
Mid Kerry v Laune Rangers
South Kerry v Milltown/Dingle - replay next weekend
Kenmare v Kilcummin.

Was at the St Keirns v Feale Rangers game on Saturday night - better team won.
Noel Kennelly scored 1-8 but was quite from general play.
Seamus Scanlon, Padraig Reidy and Mossy Lyons quite for Keirns and Ian Sommers went off after 5 minutes with a hamstring injury.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2007, 02:15:41 PM »
Draw for the Intermediate q/f.
Beaufort - v - Listowel Emmets
St. Mls/Foilmore - v - Castleisland Desmonds
Duagh - v - Annascaul
Finuge - v - Currow

Tough draw for Currow - Finuge will be out for blood after Currow beat them 2-10 to 0-4 earlier on in the county league.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2007, 02:26:43 PM »
Thanks SDC, Some good games there for the next round in prospect:

Legion v Dr Crokes
Expect a bit of Killarney skelping in this one I would say, Legion will put it up to their more illustrious town rivals but would expect the Crokes to have too much fire power.

Shannon Rangers v An Gaeltacht
Good draw for An Ghaeltacht and would expect them to come through with their strenght and experience.

KOR v St. Brendans
Rahillys should have the scoring forwards to put out Brendans fire.

Ardfert v Feale Rangers
Ardfert in their first year as senior will have a tough game overcoming the normally tough north Kerry men, good to see Noel Kennelly has the kicking boots back on again and they have Brendan Guiney and a few more to call on too. But Ardfert after their double All Ireland club wins will be no pushover, they have had a long unbroken run for over 3 years in all knockout competitions and if tiredness does not catch up on them will be hard beaten. I will however go for the Feale boys.

Stacks v East Kerry
Hard to call this one, Seamus Moynihan is playing well, but Stacks are always a tough team to beat and if Donaghy gets back to full fitness my money will be on them.

Mid Kerry v Laune Rangers
Local Mid kerry derby but you have to fancy the Killorglin lads given the scoring display they gave in the first round. But with Sean and Darren O'Sullivan the Mid kerry lads will put it up to the Rangers

South Kerry v Milltown/Dingle - replay next weekend
Not a bad draw for the champions and am happy enough with that, assuming we click into gear early we should have too much for either club, but you never know, it will be South Kerry's first run out this year under new management and Maurice Fitz will probably not feature this year.

Kenmare v Kilcummin.
Kenmare are the surprise outfit this year but would think Kilcummin will win through.
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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2007, 02:26:53 PM »
cheers kerry mike-always wondered how that worked.seems like a good idea-would there not be any problems between rival clubs all playing for a divisional side?would love to see something like that tried in tyrone

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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2007, 03:04:04 PM »
Divisional sides were always vulnerable at the start of the championship as the players would be mainly playing for their clubs with only challenge matches with the divisional side.
Generally club sides always won early round clashes with divisional sides so the county board came up the with present format
where by clubs play each other first and divisional sides players each other as well.
It served two purposed 1) Divisional sides get more game and 2) facilitates the relegation of a club from the senior championship.
Inter club rivalries are always present in divisional sides as a selector tries to get as many of his boys on the team as possible - similar to what happens on county teams I guess.
And when your divisional side gets knocked out (as mine did on Saturday night) the other clubs had way too many on..... ;D
I think it is a good principle as every player who is good enough, no matter what club they come from (novice, junior or intermediate) get to play in the Senior county championship.
Many players from small clubs got on the Kerry team through playing very well on divisional sides.

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2007, 09:10:10 PM »
about the only think left to add is that if a divisional team wins the county title they do not go into the all ireland club championship. last year south kerry won the county title beating dr crokes in the final but dr crokes entered the ai club championship losing in the final on st patricks day to crossmaglen. the county champions also get to pick the kerry captain for the following year so this year it will probably be bryan sheehan from s kerry. just to really finish it of there are (i think) 7 divisions in kerry which run there own championships (not to be confused with divisional teams) as well and these are fairly intense local rivalries, i was at the north kerry championship final two years ago and there was about 3,000 people at it..

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2007, 11:14:29 PM »
cheers for the replys lads..you must have a ball of matches though..we've 22 league matches and max of 4 championship..leagues changing next year to 15 matches playing everyone once.club league football in tyrone generally is run off when it suits tyrone..end up playin promotion/relegation playoffs in oct time..in 2005 there was a playoff match played at the start of december!!!

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2007, 09:01:56 PM »
Waterford v Kerry:
Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle) ; Pádraig Reidy (Scartaglin), Tom O'Sullivan (Rathmore), Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht); Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Aidan O'Mahony (Rathmore), Killian Young (Renard); Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Micheal Quirke (Kerins O'Rahillys); Declan O'Sullivan (Capt) (Dromid Pearses), Eoin Brosnan (Dr. Crokes), Paul Galvin (Finuge); Colm Cooper (Dr. Crokes), Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks), Mike Frank Russell (Laune Rangers)
Subs:
Kieran Cremin (Dr. Crokes), Seamus Scanlon (Currow), Sean O'Sullivan (Cromane), Mossie Lyons (Castleisland Desmonds), Darren O'Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Declan Quill (Kerins O'Rahillys), Bryan Sheehan (St. Marys), Daniel Bohane (Austin Stacks), Paul O'Connor (Kenmare), Rónan Ó Flatharta (An Ghaeltacht), Kieran O'Leary (Dr. Crokes), Tommy Griffin (Dingle), Ronan Hussey (Sneem), Donncha Walsh (Cromane), Daniel Doyle (Churchill)

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2007, 04:52:40 PM »
Kerry junior team named for Sunday.
Some very interesting players on the team but the biggest surprise is the last sub Noel Kennelly.
Michael O'Donoghue (Spa) was an excellent minor in '05 and Barry O Grady played with the Irish u-17 a few years back.
Alan O'Sullivan (Tuosist) played in the All-Ireland minor final of '04.
Fergus McAuliffe (Gneeveguilla) played on the first underdog team v the Dubs.
Would have loved to see Paddy Curran on this team.
Junior should be used to blood promising minors and u-21's.

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Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Football Championship 2007 Semi-Final
Kerry .v. Clare
Date: Sunday 3rd June :: Time: 3.45pm Venue : Dungarvan, Wateford

Kerry:
Mike Moriarty (Beaufort);
Kieran Quirke (Duagh), John Joe Brosnan (Tuosist), Aaron Cahallane (Keel);
Padraig Sheehan (Dromid Pearses),Fergus McAuliffe (Gneeveguilla), John Paul Leahy (Ballyduff);
Alan O'Sullivan (Tuosist), David Culloty (Na Gaeil);
John Egan (Ardfert),Barry O'Grady (Ballyduff), Liam Sheehan (Keel);
Shane Griffin (Ardfert),Seamie O'Neill (Na Gaeil), Michael O'Donoghue (Spa)
Subs:
Colm Counihan (Listry), Derek O'Sullivan (St. Pat's), Padraig O'Sullivan
(Na Gaeil), James Nagle (Keel), Danny O'Connor (Gneeveguilla), Giles
O'Grady (Ballyduff), Terry O'Sullivan (Keel), Brian Scanlon (Listowel
Emmets), Noel Kennelly (Listowel Emmets)

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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2007, 05:14:30 PM »
Senior team along predictable lines, not a huge fan of Reidy I have to say, seems very loose any time I have seen him play, sure he'll be fine for this one though. Would rather Killian Young in the corner and Mossy Lyons on the wing. That man Lyons has gotten a raw deal with Kerry over the last couple of years! Shame that Guiney is gone, thought he was a very good player who was unlucky there were so many good backs about, thought this year was going to be his breakthrough year.

Thatll be the bones of our team for the summer I'd say though still a fabulous team there. Only other change would be Griffin for Quirke, Quirke a very solid operator but still not mobile enough for top level football


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Re: Official Kerry GAA Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2007, 11:51:20 AM »
to all the kerry lads out there just wondering would any of ye know how many championship matches pat spillane played for kerry and how would ye rate him in the list of great kerry footballers
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