by Mairead O’Sullivan
North Kerry Championship Draw
Byes go to Tarbert and Listowel Emmets
First Round Games – First named teams have home advantage
Asdee v Knocknagoshel
Ballylongford v Ballydonoghue
Beale v St Senans
Brosna v Finuge
Ballyduff v Castleisland Desmonds
Moyvane v Duagh
Best Wishes to
The Kerry Senior team who face Mayo on Sunday 20th August @ 3.30pm in Croke Park in the All Ireland Semi Final. From the North Kerry Football District Shane Enright Tarbert and Anthony Maher Duagh with Manager Eamon Fitzmaurice from Finuge. The North Kerry Football Board wish the Players and Management Team all the best.
The Kerry Minors are up first at 1.30pm in a Semi Final against Cavan also on Sunday 20th August in Croke Park. From the district we have Barry Mahony St Senans, Adam Donoghue Castleisland Desmonds and Eddie Browne Listowel Emmets. We would like to wish team and management all the best in their quest for 4 in a row.
North Kerry Junior League Division 4 Final
Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Listowel
Beale 2.11 -v- Ballyduff 0.03
This game was played in perfect conditions on Tuesday night last in O Rahilly Park Ballylongford. What the neutral thought would be a keenly contested final between two neighboring clubs turned out to be a one sided affair with the seasiders fast running game feeling like they had been hit by a tornado for the Ballyduff men, who didn’t help themselves by making simple handling errors and allowing Beale turn the ball over time after time. But the scoreline does not reflect the possession that Ballyduff , but just could not covert their changes on the scoreboard. It was Beale on the scoreboard within seconds a point from Dermot Cummins, with full forward Brendna Brennan adding another point to Beales tally all before the 1st minute of play. But the first goal of the game came form Man of the Match Callum Sweeney who struck the ball with force to drive it to the back of the Ballyduff net to raise the green flag and a roar from the stand. Beale went on to score 5 more points before the half time whistle, with Ballyduff only managing a single point from play by corner forward Padraig Hussey in the 13th minute. Half time score Beale 1.07 v Ballyduff 0.01
Second half and Ballyduff did play much better but the seasiders had to much in the tank and pushed on with another goal and 3 points to finish their tally of scoring. Ballyduff threatened the Beale net on only one occasion but Beale number 1 between the posts Kenneth Mannix made a great save to deny Ballyduff any chance of a revival. Ballyduff went on to score 2 points in the second half a point a piece from Eddie Joy and Michael Hussey to bring their tally to three points for the 60 minutes of football. I am sure these sides will meet again before the end of the year in the Junior Cups.
The cup was presented on behalf of McCarthy Insurance Listowel by North Kerry Board Chairman Johnny Stack to joint captains John Martin Horgan and Dermot Cummins. And Man Of the Match sponsored by Ocean Bar and Hostel Ballybunion Proprietor Brendan Meehan, went to wing forward Callum McSweeney Beale
Beale: Kenneth Mannix, John Blake, Tom Pierce, John Martin Horgan (c), Fionnán Tommey, Stephen Galvin, Jake O Connell, Neilus Mulvihill, John Griffin, Calllum Mc Sweeney, Dermot Cummins, Ian Blake, Cillian Courtney, Brendan Brennan, Barry O Mahony, subs Wayne Jones for Ian Blake, Killian Downey for Brendan Brennan, Tommy O Neil for John Blake Black Card, Colm Carolan for Cillian Courtney.
Ballyduff: Damien Fitzpatrick, Padraig Slattery, Paddy Moran, Johnny Regan, Kieran Houlihan, Michael Hussey, John Hussey, Rodger Costello, Sean Costello, Chris White, Adam Cronin, Maurice Dowling, Liam Boyle, Eddie Joy, Padraig Hussey. Subs John Paul Leahy for Padraig Hussey, Sean Browne for Liam Boyle.
Referee Seamus Mulvihill St Senans
North Kerry Senior Leagues
Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Listowel
Division 1 Final
Saturday 9thSeptember @ 6.45pm E.T Venue: Frank Sheehy Park Listowel
Ballydonoghue v Castleisland Desmonds
Division 2 PlayOff – Wednesday 30th August @ 7pm E.T Venue Coolard: Asdee v Ballyduff
Minor Division 1 Final
Listowel Emmets Minors are the Division 1 North Kerry Champions after defeating Castleisland Desmonds in Knocknagoshel last Monday night on a scoreline of 2.18 to 2.14