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1 The GARVEY S SuperValu Senior County Football Championship FINAL 2014 Dé Domhnaigh, 26ú Deireadh Fómhair, Páirc Aibhistín de Staic, Trá Lí 3.00 i.n. AIBHISTÍN DE STAIC v CIARRAÍ LÁR KEANE S SuperValu Killorglin Minor Football Championship FINAL 2014 DR. CRÓCAIGH v DAINGEAN UÍ CHÚIS 1.00 i.n. Photo: Kerry s Eye 3


3 Fáiltiú an Chathaoirligh Tá fáilte romhaibh go léir inniu. Ba mhaith liom fáilte speisialta a chur roimh na fóirne ó Aibhistín De Staic agus Ciarraí Lár i gcluiche Ceannais Craobh Sinsear an Chontae agus roimh Daingean Uí Chúis agus Dr. Crócaigh i gcluiche Ceannais Craóbh na Mionúir an Chontae. Ta súil agam go mbeidh cluichí iontacha agus sportúila againn inniu. We are delighted that we have an array of trophies on display here today to mark the success of Kerry s inter county teams in Pride of place goes to the Sam Maguire Cup, marking Kerry s 37th All- Ireland Senior Football title and the Tom Markham Cup marking Kerry 12th All- Ireland Minor title. Thanks to everybody who made it possible, the players, the team managements and their backroom teams, our inter county team sponsors Kerry Group and not forgetting our supporters, who rallied behind the teams throughout the year. We also have the Munster Senior Cup, the Tadhg Crowley Cup (Munster Minor) & Munster Junior Cup, the Allianz Hurling League Division 2 Cup, the All-Ireland Minor B Hurling trophy. They are all here today to mark a most memorable year for Kerry s inter county teams. AUSTIN STACKS V MID KERRY Today s AIB sponsored County Senior Football Championship final brings together club team, Austin Stacks and divisional team Mid Kerry. Beaten in last year s final and back in the decider again a year later says a lot for the strength of character of the players and the work put in by their management team in refocussing the team to put the disappointment of losing behind them and get on with proving themselves as worthy 3 challengers for the Bishop Moynihan Cup today. Mid Kerry will relish the challenge of Austin Stacks. Mid Kerry last won the title in 2008 beating Kerins O Rahillys in a replay. They have successfully blended their experienced players from that victory with good young footballers. They easily defeated Shannon Rangers in the semi-final and would, I m sure, have preferred a sterner test but likewise Austin Stacks had a comfortable win over Dingle in their semi-final. Let s hope for a good open game of entertaining football. DINGLE V DR. CROKES I welcome the teams from Dingle and Dr. Crokes in the Keane s Super Valu Killorglin County Minor Football Championship Final, the curtain raiser to today s county senior final. This is an important sporting occasion for the young players who are representing their clubs. It is also a proud occasion for their families. The Minor County Championship is a means of giving young and upcoming players the opportunity of playing at the highest possible level. Both teams include Kerry Minors and also many of the players from Dingle successfully represented their school, Pobal Scoil Chorcha Dhuibhne, in winning The Hogan Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí earlier in the year. What a great year it has been for all these players and I m certain you will give them a great welcome here today. REFEREES Today is also a very big occasion for our two referees, Eddie Walsh in the Senior Final and Peter Lyons in the Minor Final, their linesmen and their umpires. We wish all of them well and hope they will have happy memories of County Football Final day.

4 JUBILEE TEAM We have as our guests at today s game the Laune Rangers senior football team of 1989 who this year are celebrating the jubilee of their County Final victory over John Mitchels. The team, which consisted of a good mixture of youth and experience, brought the Bishop Moynihan Cup back to the banks of the Laune after a wait of 78 years. You are most welcome as our guests at today s county final and we hope that you enjoy your reunion. CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE CURRANS - After many years in the offing, works commenced on the Playing Pitches at Currans in July of this year. This, part of the first phase of the Development, will see the completion of the entrance road, enabling works and two pitches constructed this year. It is intended to follow on in the Spring of next year with the construction of a clubhouse to facilitate this phase and possibly add another pitch also. We would hope to have this phase of the Development up and running by the end of 2015/early Further expansion at Currans will take place organically as finances allow. I.T. TRALEE - Kerry CLG are committed to supporting and participating in the Development of a Sports Academy at I.T. Tralee. Kerry CLG are one of the Institute s Strategic Partners in the development and we will have our own dedicated playing pitch here with a number of dressing rooms and a designated area for our GDA s. The tie in with the Sports Science section of IT Tralee is a fundamental aspect of this development with agreed shared access to state of the art facilities. The IT Tralee plans for the development of its Sports Academy are progressing and the Institute have indicated that they hope to commence construction works on this project in the academic year 15/16. FINANCING THE DEVELOPMENT - I wish to acknowledge the financial contributions of Croke Park, Munster GAA and of course the very generous contribution of our Primary Sponsors - Kerry Group to the Development. I also want to pay tribute to the International Fundraising Committee and Cairde Chiarraí who continue tirelessly in fundraising for the Development. SPONSORS I take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Garvey s SuperValu for their continued sponsorship. We are very grateful for their genuine interest and generous support of our club players. I extend a hearty welcome to their representatives at today s final. Thanks also to Keane s Super Valu, Killorglin, sponsors of the Minor County Championship and Leagues, a hearty welcome also to Peter Keane for the personal interest he shows towards the development of our minor players. ENJOY THE GAMES! Let s hope that we have two games that befit the occasion today and that everybody including players, officials and supporters will have an enjoyable day and above all that Kerry Football will be the real winner. Padraig Ó Súilleabháín, Cathaoirleach, Coiste Chontae Chiarraí. THANK YOU VOLUNTARY STEWARDS We wish to acknowledge the support and efforts of all voluntary stewards who carried out their duties in an excellent manner in what was another very busy year at Fitzgerald Stadium and Austin Stack Park. We are pleased to note that all patrons entered and departed the grounds in a safe manner and we thank you for your co-operation with the stewards. Event Safety Management Team Fitzgerald Stadium and Austin Stack Park 4

5 CLÁR AN LAE Dé Domhnach, 26ú Deireadh Fómhair :00 Tús Minor Championship Final 1:30 Leath Ama 1:45 Tús an Dara Leath 2:15 Presentation of the Frank King Cup to the winning captain. Presentation of the Keane s SuperValu Killorglin Man of the Match award 2:28 Foireann Aibhistín de Staic amach ar an bpáirc 2:30 Foireann Ciarraí Lár amach ar an bpáirc 2:50 Paráid na Fóirne 2:57 Amhrán na bhfiann (played by Killorglin & District Pipe Band) 3:00 Tús Garvey s SuperValu Senior Football Championship Final 3:30 Leath Ama 3:35 Jubilee Team Laune Rangers, County Champions :45 Tús an Dara Leath 4:15 Deireadh an Cluiche 4:20 Presentation of the Bishop Moynihan Cup to the winning captain by Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae Chiarraí, Pádraig Ó Suilleabháin 4:25 Presentation of the Garvey s SuperValu Man of the Match and Skellig Hotel Voucher TODAY S ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE KILLORGLIN AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND. SENIOR: Eddie Walsh (RATHMORE) MINOR: Peter Lyons (CROMANE) Eddie is a Garda stationed in Killarney. He took up refereeing in He has been a referee for various District Senior Finals in Kerry such as the West Kerry, South Kerry, Mid Kerry, Tralee District, Kenmare District and East Kerry (O'Donoghue Cup) Finals. Eddie was also the man in the middle for the 2008 & 2009 U21 Club Championship Finals and the 2009 County Junior Final. Eddie officiated at the 2013 County League Division 1 Final and has refereed 4 County Senior Championship Semi Finals in the past 6 years. In 2011 he was selected on the munster panel of referees and travelled to Philadelphia in 2012 to referee the North American Junior and Senior finals. As well as that he was the referee for the 2013 Corn uí Mhuirí Munster Colleges Final, the McGrath Cup Semi Final and the Munster Junior Semi Final; Tipperary v Waterford has seen Eddie referee the Munster Minor Championship Semi Final of Cork v Waterford. He also has officated as linesman at various Division 1 National League games. Linesmen: Padraig O'Sullivan (Firies; Standby Referee), James O'Sullivan (Firies). Umpires: Pat O'Sullivan (Naomh Abhain), Liam Brosnan (Currow), John O'Connor (Castleisland Desmonds) and Greg O'Connor (Castleisland Desmonds) Fourth Official: Tommy Brosnan (Dr. Crokes) Peter is a native of Killorglin, playing his football with Laune Rangers. He lists the following among his list of honours won: 1 All Ireland Club, 2 Munster Club, 4 Senior County Championships, 1 Minor County Championship, 10 Co.League titles, 17 Mid-Kerry Championships, 2 Club Championships, 2 All Ireland Vocational titles, 2 Munster Vocational titles. A former Munster and National intercounty referee, Peter has officiated at 2 Senior County Championships, 2 U-21 County Championships, 1 Intermediate County Championship, 5 South Kerry Championships, 10 West Kerry Championships, 1 Mid Kerry Championship, 1 Tralee District Board Final, 2 Corn uí Mhuirí Finals and 4 Vocational Schools Finals. Peter is married to Mary and has 3 daughters, Marese, Petriona & Donna and a son, Cian. LINESMEN: Seán Joy (Laune Rangers), Mike Moriarty (Keel) UMPIRES: Patsy Joy, Mike O'Shea, Pa O'Connell (all Laune Rangers), Michael Curran (Dromid) DEFERRED COVERAGE OF TODAY S GAME WILL BE SHOWN BY TG4 AT APPROX. 4PM THIS EVENING. 5

6 A message from Tomás Garvey of Garvey s SuperValu Local makes the Difference Fáilte go gach éinne go dtí Craobh Sinsear Chiarraí 2014 Welcome to supporters, players and mentors of both Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry for the final of the 2014 Kerry County Senior Football Championship. It s a fantastically exciting final as with Dr. Crokes dominating the County Championship for the past number of years we are now going to have a new winner for It also means we will have a new captain for the Kerry senior football team which only adds to the intrigue. For Garvey s, we are again delighted to be involved in this year s County Championship and as always, when Kerry win the All-Ireland, the interest grows and attendances go up. The man of the match today will receive a weekend stay in our 4 Star Dingle Skellig Hotel. We in Garvey s, always consider ourselves to be part of the community. In fact we are involved in a number of community initiatives in the county. We are actively involved in the Tidy Towns and GAA sponsorship throughout all grades. We are also currently working with a number of Kerry producers through our food academy where we bring start up producers with novel ideas to the shelves of our supermarkets. We mentor them and bring them through what is required to be successful. This showcases exactly what s best about Kerry suppliers and Kerry food. In many ways it s the ideal fit for our GAA sponsorship and we always pride ourselves for being involved in the community, in fact research shows that shopping with Garvey s SuperValu, rather than with our competitors results in 3 times more money being invested back into the local community. Here s to an exciting and enjoyable final. Bain Taithneamh as an Lá inniú. Best of luck to both teams today and to their supporters. Le Meas, Tomás Ó Gairbhí Pictured at the launch of the 2014 Garvey s Supervalu Senior Football Championship: Left to Right: Paul Geaney, Killian Young, Tomás Garvey (Garvey s SuperValu), Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Marc Ó Sé and Patrick O Sullivan, Chairman Kerry County Committee. 6 Photo: Kerry s Eye

7 The Garvey s supervalu senior FooTball Championship Last 10 FinaL ResuLts 2004 south Kerry 1-13 Laune Rangers south Kerry 0-12 Dr. Crokes south Kerry 0-12 Dr. Crokes Feale Rangers 1-4 south Kerry Mid Kerry 1-7 Kerins O Rahilly s 0-9 (R) 2009 south Kerry 1-8 Dr. Crokes Dr. Crokes 1-15 austin stacks Dr. Crokes 2-8 Mid Kerry Dr. Crokes 2-13 Dingle Dr. Crokes 4-16 austin stacks 0-12 Craobh Sinsear Peile Contae Chiarraí Laune RangeRS (12): 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1900, 1911, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996 austin StaCkS (11): 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1986, 1994 John MitCheLS (10): 1929, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966 DR. CRokeS (10): 1901, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1991, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 South kerry (9): 1955, 1956, 1958, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 tralee MitCheLS (9): 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1917, 1919 east kerry (7): 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1997, 1998, 1999 kerins o'rahilly's (6): 1933, 1939, 1953, 1954, 1957, 2002 DingLe (6): 1938, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1948 Shannon RangeRS (5): 1942, 1945, 1964, 1972, 1977 BaLLyMaCeLLigott (4): 1891, 1894, 1895, 1918 MiD kerry (4): 1967, 1971, 1992, 2008 FeaLe RangeRS (3): 1978, 1980, 2007 WeSt kerry (3): 1984, 1985, 1990 tralee DiviSion (3): 1925, 1926, 1927 an ghaeltacht (2): 2001, 2003 kenmare (2): 1974, 1987 killarney (2): 1949, 1983 St. kieran S (1): 1988 DiCk FitzgeRaLDS (1): 1951 CaStLeiSLanD (1): 1950 killarney Legion (1): 1946 Stats by Sylvester Hennessy 7

8 COUNTY FINAL PREVIEW AUSTIN STACKS V MID KERRY 1975 was one of the greatest years ever in Kerry GAA history. An unfancied young team won the All Ireland Final under a new and relatively untested manager who had very recently retired as a Kerry player himself - some things don t change! Kerry also won the U21 and Minor All Irelands that year for a unique treble, young goalkeeper Charlie Nelligan featured on all three panels, while his senior counterpart Paudie O Mahony didn t concede a single championship goal, saving two penalties along the way. It was also the last time that Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry met in a county final. On that occasion Austin Stacks triumphed after a replay. Mid Kerry had been the better side in the drawn game but missed a few chances. Young Mikey Sheehy, with the tousled hair, didn t miss much with 2-4 to his name. Mikey never missed much. Joe Joe Barrett fed Ger Power on the run for a cracking goal and Stacks went on to claim the Bishop Moynihan Cup despite an equally brilliant green flag by Brendan Lynch. A lot of the names still resonate with football followers. Mid Kerry had Jim Foley, Tom Prendergast, and the Lynch brothers Brendan and Paudie. Austin Stacks had John, Tony, and Ger O Keeffe, Jackie and Ger Power, Dinny Long, Joe Joe Barrett, Timmy Sheehan of Radio Kerry fame, and of course Mikey Sheehy. Paul Lucey, youngest of the famous footballing brothers, played corner back that day and is a selector with the current team. On paper Mid Kerry have the better record in recent times, having beaten Kerins O Rahillys in the 2008 final and lost the 2011 Final to Dr. Crokes. Austin Stacks have 11 County Championships, and that doesn t include those won before Tralee Mitchels was divided into the three town clubs. However, their last victory is a full score of years ago, back in A late Billy Hennigan point earned Dr. Crokes a draw on the first day but an absolute tour de force by the brilliant Pa Laide saw the Tralee side win the replay. Dr. Crokes were to become something of a nemesis for the Rockies Austin Stacks have bowed out of the County Football Championship at the hands of the eventual champions four times in the past four years, twice in finals. All of this adds spice to a fascinating match-up today. Austin Stacks have beaten Feale Rangers, Rathmore, West Kerry, and Dingle to reach this final and have shown that they will take a lot of beating. Kieran Donaghy is their talisman, switching adroitly from midfield to targetman. Fergal Griffin is likely to match the big man and will probably have help, while Pa Kilkenny will pick up the dangerous Shane O Callaghan they would have most likely marked each other already in Kerry training this year. Shane O Carroll and Fearghal Mac Namara are others high on the Kerry radar, while Wayne Guthrie in midfield, Darragh O Brien in goal, and Mikey Collins and Paul O Donoghue are accomplished score-getters. Mid Kerry beat St. Kierans in a cracking opener and went on to beat all the Rangers, Feale, Laune, and Shannon. Donnchadh Walsh and Darran O Sullivan are their main stars, with Pa Kilkenny, Gavan O Grady, Gary Sayers, veteran Fergal Griffin, Ronan Murphy, and a strong midfield pair of Colin McGillicuddy and Thomas Ladden forming a strong hand for James Sheehan. For that matter, talented Kerry minor Liam Carey could yet prove to be an ace up his sleeve! Austin Stacks, having been so close for so long, will go in as slight favourites on the ground named after their famous ancestor, but this one should be a very tight one to call and it should make for an absorbing contest. by Jimmy O Sullivan Darcy 8

9 KEANE S SUPERVALU KILLORGLIN Minor County Football Championship FINAL 2014 dr. crócaigh minor football finalists 2014 daingean Uí chúis minor football finalists 2014 Photo: Kerry s Eye 9

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11 KEANE S SUPERVALU KILLORGLIN Minor County Football Championship FINAL 2014 KEANE S SUPERVALU Minor Football Championship 2014 PRELIMINARY ROUND St. Kierans 3-16 v Feale Rangers 0-4 ROUND 1 Dingle 0-20 v West Kerry 0-2 Kerins O'Rahilly's 2-14 v Austin Stacks 1-6 An Ghaeltacht 2-13 v St.Kierans 0-10 Spa Killarney 2-13 v Kenmare District 2-12 Shannon Rangers 2-12 v East Kerry 2-8 St Brendan's 1-7 v South Kerry 2-12 Dr Crokes 0-9 v Mid Kerry 1-12 ROUND 2 West Kerry 2-3 v St Brendan's 2-15 St. Kierans 1-7 v Austin Stacks 3-11 Kenmare District 1-11 v East Kerry 0-19 Dr Crokes W/O v Feale Rangers Conceded ROUND 3 East Kerry 5-14 v Austin Stacks 1-10 Mid Kerry 1-9 v Kerins O'Rahilly's 2-5 Shannon Rangers 2-19 v St Brendan's 0-7 QUARTER FINAL South Kerry 0-13 v Dr Crokes 0-14 Mid Kerry 3-10 v East Kerry 3-17 Spa Killarney 2-13 v An Ghaeltacht 3-11 Shannon Rangers 0-10 v Dingle 0-15 SEMI FINAL An Ghaeltacht 1-8 v Dingle 1-11 Dr Crokes 2-10 v East Kerry 1-8 FINAL Dr. Crokes v Dingle KEANE S KILLORGLIN Sponsor of Coiste Chontae Chiarraí Minor Leagues & Championship Sponsors of all Coiste Chontae Chiarraí Minor Leagues 11

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13 KEANE S SUPERVALU KILLORGLIN Minor County Football Championship FINAL 2014 dr. crokes captain Name: Micheál Burns PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: Gaelscoil Faithleann SeCONDARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: St. Brendan s College, Killarney FAvOURITe PLAYING POSITION: Centre Forward GReATeST GAA MeMORY: Winning the All-Ireland Minor Title 2014 HONOURS WON: 1 All-Ireland Minor Title, 2 Munster Minor Titles, 1 Senior Munster Club Title, 1 O Donoghue Cup Title, 1 Senior Kerry Colleges Title, 2 East Kerry Minor C ship Titles BIGGeST INFLUeNCe ON CAReeR: My father/pat O Shea GReATeST PLAYeR TO ever WeAR A KeRRY JeRSeY: Colm Cooper WHAT IT MeANS TO Be CAPTAIN: Everything dingle captain NAMe: Barry O Sullivan PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: Scoil Iognaid Rís, An Daingean SeCONDARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: Pobailscoil Chorca Dhuibhne FAvOURITe PLAYING POSITION: Around the middle GReATeST GAA MeMORY: Captaining P.C.D to the Hogan Cup title. HONOURS WON: 1 All Ireland Minor, 1 Hogan Cup, 2 Munster minor, All the secondary school medals, U12,U14,U16,U18 County League Division 1 Title. GReATeST PLAYeR TO ever WeAR A KeRRY JeRSeY: Darragh Ó Sé WHAT IT MeANS TO Be CAPTAIN: Great honour 13

14 KEANE S SUPERVALU KILLORGLIN Minor County Football Championship FINAL 2014 dr. crokes (1) Johnny o Leary Seán Ó Laoire FIR IONAD: 16. Tony Clifford Antón Ó Clumháin 17. MacDara De Bhillis 18. Jason O Leary Deasún Ó Laoire 19. Marc O Shea Marc Ó Sé 20. Denis Fleming Donncha Pleimeann 21. Adam O Shea Adam Ó Sé 22. Brian Fitzgerald Briain Mac Gearailt 23. John Kerrisk Seán Mac Fhiarais 24. Michael Casey Micheál Ó Cathasaigh 25. David Shaw Daithí Seach 26. Mark O Shea Marc Ó Sé 27. Michael Owen Buckley Micheal E. Ó Buáchalla 28. Philip Stack Pilib de Staic 29. Daniel McMonagle Donal Mac Maonghail 30. Oisin Shannon Oisín Ó Seanáin (2) (3) (4) Jack Lenihan aaron Murphy David naughton Seán Ó Leanachain Aaron Ó Murchú Daithí Ó Neachtáin (5) (6) (7) Darren o Doherty gavin White Creagh Courtney Daran Ó Dochartaigh Gabhan de Faoite Creagh Ó Curnáin (8) (9) Cillian Regan Jason o Sullivan Cillian Ó Riagáin Deasún Ó Suilleabhain (10) (11) (12) Paul Clarke Billy Courtney Shane Lyne Pól Ó Cleirigh Liam Ó Curnáin Seán Ó Leighin (13) (14) (15) Jordan kiely Micheál Burns Chris Doncel Jordan Ó Cadhla Micheál Ó Broin Criosteoir Doncel Bainistíocht: : Edmund O Sullivan, Brian McMahon, Caoimhín O Donoghue, Jim Connelly, Pat O Shea Dr. Crokes 1 adh leath 2 adh leath iomlán Cúil Cúilíní Seachaí 45m Saor Ciceanna KillorGlin 14

15 KEANE S SUPERVALU KILLORGLIN Minor County Football Championship FINAL 2014 dingle (1) Lúcás de Bhailís Luke Wallace (2) (3) (4) tomás Leo. Ó Súilleabháin Conor Ó Súilleabháin Mikey Ó Baoighill Tom Leo O Sullivan Conor O Sullivan Mikey O Boyle (5) (6) (7) Pádraig Mac a tsíthigh Maitiú Ó Flaithearta tomás Ó Súilleabháin Patrick Sheehy Matthew O Flaherty Tom O Sullivan (8) (9) Barra Ó Súilleabháin Marc Ó Conchúir Barry O Sullivan (c) Mark O Connor (10) (11) (12) aodán Ó Conchúir Conor Ó géibheannaigh Marcas ághas Aiden O Connor Conor Geaney Mark Ashe (13) (14) (15) Luke Mac giolla earnáin Cathal Ó Bambaire tomás Mac a tsíthigh Luke McLarnon Cathal Bambury Tomás Sheehy Bainistiócht: Bainisteoir: Pól Mac Muiris. Róghnoirí: Jason Ó Murchú, Seán Ó Flannúra, Uinseann Ó Flannúra, Damien Ó Foghlú. FIR IONAD: 16. Liam Ó Brosnacháin Liam Brosnan 17. Gareth Hickey Ó Brosnacháin Gareth Hickey Brosnan 18. Cathal Mac a tsíthigh Cathal Sheehy 19. Finn Mac Mathúna Finn Matthews 20. Mikey Ó Beolláin Mikey Boland 21. Ruadhan Mac Cárthaigh Ruadhan McCarthy 22. Brian Ó Conchuir Brian O Connor 23. Ruairí de Brún Ruairí Brown 24. Shane Ó Conchúir Shane O Connor Dingle Cúil Cúilíní Seachaí 45m Saor Ciceanna 1 adh leath 2 adh leath iomlán KillorGlin 15


17 Primary school teachers have been involved in the promotion of Gaelic games for decades in the Kingdom. Teachers in Mid and West Kerry were to the forefront in this regard. The leagues and championships were organised on a local basis with participation very much dependant on the dedication of few loyal GAA men. During the eighties Cumann na mbunscol, Ciarraí was formed with the aim of organising county competitions. However, the appetite for these inter-divisional schools games wasn t there and Cumann na mbunscol Ciarraí was disbanded in the early nineties. Cumann na mbunscol Náisiúnta were very concerned with this development and through consultation with county board chairman Seán Kelly and county development officer Seán Walsh set about re-establishing the organisation within the county. The format and structure of Sciath na Scol Chorcaí was studied and with the help of our Rebel neighbours Cumann na mbunscol Ciarraí was re-established in the winter of 1994/95 with Muiris Ó Mathúna elected as chairman Pádraig Ó Catháin as secretary Seán Ó Clumháin as treasurer. Over the past twenty years thousands of games have been played with tens of thousands of boys and girls participating in football, hurling, camogie and handball under the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol umbrella. Teachers spend countless numbers of hours coaching the basic skills of the games to the pupils in their respective school preparing them for the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol leagues and the county skills competitions. Children from practically every school in the county have worn the coveted Primary Game Jersey on Munster championship day and mini seven winners such as Declan O Sullivan and Brian Sheehan got their first Croke Park experiences through participating with their schools. All of those hoping to claim today s title, except Darran O Sullivan who received his primary education in England, would have been influenced and encouraged by their primary teachers who organised class leagues and prepared them for the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol Leagues. Kieran The Star Donaghy, Darragh O Brien and Fiachra Mangan attended Holy Family NS. While attending the same school Shane Carroll, David Mannix and Wayne Guthrie claimed the Division 1 and the Division 2 titles in Their great rivals C.B.S. can boast of William Kirby, Daniel Bohane, Denis McElligott, Barry and Ronan Shanahan, Eamon McAllen, John Dennis, Seamus Bastible who played Primary Game and Paul Barrett who won the mini sevens and played in Croke Park on All Ireland Final day 2000 among their past pupils. During their time in the school these Stacks players claimed several Division 1 Allianz Cumann na mbunscol titles. Listellick NS have veteran Mikey Collins, Dale Counihan and Primary Game participants Greg Horan Cumann na mbunscol Ciarraí and Seán Purcell among their past pupils. D fhreastail Fergal Mac Namara, Darragh Ó Luing agus Ciarán Ó Conaill ar Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. Many of today's players had their first experience of football under the guidance of their Primary school teachers. In the Mid Kerry area the Allianz Cumman na mbunscol league are organised and supervised by Ladies Football Legend Mary Jo Curran and Cromane NS teacher Kevin Corkery and both are selectors for the Primary Game teams. Aaron Cahillane, Danny O' Sullivan, Colin McGillycuddy, Micheál Shaughnessy, Ronan Murphy, Gary Sayers, Martin Burke and Liam Carey have all worn the county jersey in the Primary Game during Munster Championship Games. The work being done at Primary level today in the Mid Kerry district is reflected in the number of Allianz Cumann na mbunscol county titles garnered by the schools in the area with Curraheen capturing the 2 Teacher title in convincing style in Austin Stack Park last autumn following in the footsteps of Cullina, Kilgobnet, Ballyfinnane and the Black Valley who have all captured titles in their respective school categories in recent years. Numerous INTO/GAA mini sevens titles have been won by Mid Kerry schools over the years and no doubt the young players currently developing under the watchful eye of their teachers in schools throughout the district will one day play together in the colours of Mid Kerry. Cumann na mbunscol Ciarrai Lár and the Tralee District wish both teams the best of luck in today's decider. Pupils and teachers in the Tralee District schools currently participating in the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol Urban Leagues and the Mid Kerry schools participating in the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol Rural leagues will today be cheering on their heroes in the hope that the Bishop Moynihan Cup will be visiting their schools next week. KERRY PRIMARY GAME TEAM 2003 Shane Horgan, Colin McGillycuddy, Brian Kelleher, Dean Murphy, Stephen Leen, Eamon Walsh, Michael Finnegan, Kevin Ferris, Tom McCarthy, Colin O'Sullivan, Paul Geaney, Colin O'Mahony, Ian Galvin, Christopher O'Sullivan, Joseph O'Shea, Darragh O'Neill, Keith McCarthy 17

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19 THE GARVEY S SUPERVALU Senior Football Championship 2014 RounD 1 Laune Rangers 1-15 v St Brendan's 0-12 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-18 v West Kerry 2-12 East Kerry 1-19 v Killarney Legion 1-16 Dingle 0-0 v Kenmare District 0-0 Currow 1-6 v St Michael's-Foilmore 0-11 Shannon Rangers 1-11 v Kilcummin 0-13 St. Kierans 2-10 v Mid Kerry 2-14 South Kerry 1-14 v Kerins O'Rahilly's 1-7 Feale Rangers 0-9 v Austin Stacks 0-14 Rathmore 0-14 v Dr Crokes 0-9 RounD 1 (replay) Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11 v West Kerry 1-4 RounD St.Kierans 0-17 v Killarney Legion 2-13 Dr Crokes 1-16 v Kenmare District 2-9 Kerins O'Rahilly's 1-11 v Feale Rangers 1-16 West Kerry 1-21 v Kilcummin 4-12 Currow 0-13 v St Brendan's 3-13 Final V AUSTIN STACKS RounD 2 (RePLay) Kilcummin 2-11 v West Kerry 1-16 RounD 3 St Brendan's 0-9 v Dingle 2-9 South Kerry 1-10 v Milltown/Castlemaine 0-9 Austin Stacks 0-17 v Rathmore 2-5 Shannon Rangers 2-12 v St Michael's-Foilmore 0-12 Laune Rangers 3-13 v East Kerry 2-15 Feale Rangers 2-5 v Mid Kerry 2-12 Dr Crokes 0-15 v Killarney Legion 0-17 QuaRteR FinaL Shannon Rangers 3-11 v South Kerry 1-7 Dingle 2-9 v Killarney Legion 2-8 Mid Kerry 2-14 v Laune Rangers 1-9 Austin Stacks 0-14 v West Kerry 0-7 SeMi FinaL Austin Stacks 2-13 v Dingle 1-09 Mid Kerry 1-12 v Shannon Rangers 0-07 MID KERRY THE BISHOP MOYNIHAN CUP Bishop Denis Moynihan was appointed Bishop of Kerry in He assumed the honorary position of patron of the Kerry County Board. In 1953, he provided the Board with a new cup for the Senior Football Championship. This new cup was first presented to the great Kerins O Rahillys Captain John Dowling, following their victory over Shannon Rangers. Unfortunately, in 1973 the cup was mislaid. Fifteen years later, when Seán Kelly was elected chairman of the Kerry County Board, he commissioned a new cup from Des Byrne. The new Cup would be called the Bishop Moynihan Cup. The East Kerry Board contributed 1,500 and the then Bishop of Kerry, Dr. Diarmaid Ó Súilleabháin contributed a further 1,000. In 1989, Laune Rangers captain, Peter Lyons, had the honour of being the first captain to be presented with the new Bishop Moynihan Cup. 19

20 KERRY COUNTY COMMITTEE COMPETITION SPONSORS Chapter 23 IrIsh League of CredIt unions Sponsors of the County Football & Hurling Leagues ~ sponsors of Minor League & ChaMpionships ~ sponsors of 2013 u21 football & hurling Championships answers 1. Enda Kenny; father Henry Kenny Mayo 1936, Father-in-law Sean Kelly Kerry Eamon Hickson, Annascaul 3. Larry Tompkins, Cork 4. Keith Higgins, Mayo 5. Pat Corridan, Finuge 6. Pa Laide, Austin Stacks 7. Mary Jo Curran 8. Paudie Lynch, Beaufort 9. Tom Prendergast 1970 & Paul Galvin Michael J. O Shea Castlegregory. UCC, St Vincent s, Castlegregory. 11. Paul Hearty & Óisín McConville (Crossmaglen Rangers) 12. They were the first handballers to wear helmets during the game OVER THE BAR Scorer: A 20

21 In Memory of PAUL CURRAN The morning of Monday October 13th came beautiful, peaceful and sunny but it was of little consolation to the family and friends of the former valentia Young Islanders football midfielder Paul Curran as news filtered through that morning of his death, at the age of 43, which occurred in the comfort and solace of his home. Paul passed away peacefully having battled very bravely with terminal illness for a period of about four years. He honed his skills at the O Connor Park GAA field in Chapeltown, valentia Island. Commencing his footballing days as a member of the 1982 valentia under 12 team, who were beaten by Sneem in that year s final, going on years later to win a Co.Minor League medal. He subsequently went on to represent South Kerry at minor, under 21 and senior level and won six South Kerry Senior Football Championship medals with his beloved valentia Young Islanders, the last one coming in Indeed, he received the man of the match award after the 1990 South Kerry Senior Final win over Sneem. He also won two County under 21 titles with South Kerry in the years and was the man of the match in the 1991 final versus West Kerry. The long distance point which he scored from the sideline on that particular day will long live in the memory and stand side-by-side with any of the great scores achieved by many famous men in that stadium of beauties home. Paul also played with the Kerry under 21 team in 1991 and Unfortunately, the team of 1991 were defeated by Tyrone in the All-Ireland final and went down to the same opposition at the All-Ireland under 21 semi-final stage of He also had the distinction of coming on as a substitute against Meath in a National Football League game at Croke Park in A carpenter by trade, his work saw him move to Dublin in 1993 and in 1995 he helped Ballyboden St.endas win their first ever Dublin Senior Football Championship title and also subsequently starred with the St. Olaf s club in Dublin. Paul Curran was a big, broadshouldered, handsome, athletic, unassuming, gentle giant of a man who cut a fine figure on Kerry and Dublin GAA fields and who came from a Curran family steeped in the tradition of the valentia Young Islanders GAA club. Sincere condolences are extended to his wife Karen, teenage daughters, Sarah, Clodagh and Caoimhe, mother Teresa, brothers Kevin, Tony, Sean, and Seamus, sisters Kathleen and Siobhán and all other family members concerned. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. Liam Lynch, Valentia 21

22 Corn uí ÓgáIn 2014 pobalscoil Chorca dhuibhne abú!! Photo: Kerry s Eye Ar dtús, bhí orainn Corn Uí Mhuirí a bhuachaint don dtríú bliain as a chéile. Bhí bua maith againn ar Chill Orglan agus ar Chluain Meala. Tar éis dhá chluiche agus dhá thréimhse d am breise bhuamar ar Choláiste Chríost Rí. Thaispeáin ár bhfoireann go raibh spiorad iontach iontu agus go rabhadar chun an fód a sheasamh ba chuma cén dúshlán a bheadh rompu sna cluichí seo. Sa chluiche leathcheannais thugadar ana-thaispeántas uatha sa dara leath agus fuaireadar bua iontach i gcoinne an Sem i Staid an Ghearaltaigh. I gcluiche ceannais Chorn Uí Mhuirí bhuamar ar Mhagh Chromtha i gcill Airne, cé gur ligeamar cúpla báire bog isteach. Is in Aonach Urmhumhan a chasamar ar St. Gerald s, Caisleán an Bharraigh sa Chluiche Leathcheannais. Fuaireamar dhá bháire sa 5 nóiméad déanach den gcéad leath, dheineamar ana-chosaint sa tarna leath agus thaispeánamar ana-spiorad agus disciplín a thug an bua dúinn agus a chuir sinn ar an mbóthar go Páirc an Chrócaigh. Coláiste Phádraig, Machaire Rátha, Doire, seaimpíní 2013, na céilí comhraic a bhí againn sa Chluiche Ceannais i bpáirc an Chrócaigh. Sa chéad leath d imríomar go maith ach fuaireamar deacair na scóranna a thógaint. Thóg sé go dtí an 19ú nóiméad orainn san chéad leath chúilín a aimsiú. Fós féin ní raibh aon ghéilleadh cé go rabhamar 5 chúilín chun deiridh ag leath ama 1-4 go 0-2. Gheallamar ag leath ama nach rabhamar chun é a fhágaint mar sin. Bhí fonn mór ar gach duine taispeántas den scoth a chur isteach sa tarna leath. Fuair Roibeard Ó Sé an báide is tábhachtaí a fuair sé riamh ina shaol go dtí seo dhá nóiméad isteach sa dara leath. As sin amach ní raibh aon dabht ach go rabhamar chun an cluiche a bhuachaint. Ag an deireadh bhuamar le dhá chúilín 1-8 go 1-6; teacht aniar iontach ach bhí sé soiléir gur bhuaigh an fhoireann ab fhearr. A leithéid de cheiliúradh a bhí ann nuair a shéid an réiteoir a fheadóg. Bhí Corn Uí Ógáin againn! Ghlac ár gcaptaen, Barra Ó Súilleabháin, an corn ar ár son agus thug sé óráid den scoth uaidh. Chuir tinte cnámha agus Banna Ceoil Fíf agus Druma an Daingin Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh romhainn go léir agus roimh Chorn Uí Ógáin dá chéad turas go dúthaigh Duibhneach an oíche sin. 22

23 Kerry Bridge 20 Year Gap as Tom Markham Cup Returns to the Kingdom The long wait is finally over. Jack Ferriter, the last Kerry man to lift the Tom Markham Cup way back in 1994, will probably be glad that this monkey is finally off his back as the class of 2014, under the shrewd management of Jack O'Connor and his fellow selectors, claimed Kerry s 12th title to head the Roll of Honour on 12, one ahead of Dublin and two ahead of Cork. QuoTes A 20-year wait for the Tom Markham Cup came to an end for the Kingdom in Croke Park last Sunday afternoon as the 2014 class of Kerry minors finally broke a hoodoo that has dogged the county since Such is the nature of sport that not all of these players will make it to the highest level in future years but this is a special memory for all involved and one that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. None of this minor team was born when Kerry last won the All-Ireland minor title but they have finally made amends for some near misses throughout the last 20 years. The bottom line is a lot of good teams have come and gone and not won this so it just shows you how tough it is to win this - Jack O Connor Photo: Kerry s Eye I m just delighted to have played a small part this year. I had a great management team around me but above all else we had great leaders on the pitch like Barry O Sullivan Jack O Connor Growing up you always want to be like the Ó Sé s or the Gooch in winning All-Irelands and this has been a long wait for the county to win an All-Ireland minor title -Kerry Captain, Liam Kearney 23

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25 mid kerry captain NAMe: Fergal Griffin PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: Glenbeigh National School SeCONDARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: Intermediate School Killorglin FAvOURITe PLAYING POSITION: Centre Back GReATeST GAA MeMORY: Attending my first Kerry game at Croke Park Kerry v s Down 1991 HONOURS WON: 1 All Ireland Junior, 3 Munster Junior, 1 Munster Minor, 1 Senior County Championship, 2 Mid Kerry Championships BIGGeST INFLUeNCe ON CAReeR: Parents GReATeST PLAYeR TO ever WeAR A KeRRY JeRSeY: Colm Cooper WHAT IT MeANS TO Be CAPTAIN: It s a honour to be given the opportunity to Captain a brilliant group of lads austin stacks captain NAMe: Barry Shanahan PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: CBC Clounalour, Tralee SeCONDARY SCHOOL ATTeNDeD: CBS The Green, Tralee FAvOURITe PLAYING POSITION: Wing Back GReATeST GAA MeMORY: The build up to the County Final in The atmosphere it created around the Club was something I was amazed by, I was only 11 and can still remember it clearly. HONOURS WON: Munster Minor Football Championship 2008, Corn Ui Mhuiri 2007, Kerry Co. Football League Div , Kerry Co. Football League Div BIGGeST INFLUeNCe ON CAReeR: Parents & Underage Coaches GReATeST PLAYeR TO ever WeAR A KeRRY JeRSeY: Growing up Darragh Ó Sé was always someone I idolised. WHAT IT MeANS TO Be CAPTAIN: It s a huge honour to lead out a club with the history of Austin Stacks, especially on County Final day. Photo: Kerry s Eye 25

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27 Photo: Kerry s Eye AUSTIN STACKS MANAGEMENT TEAM 2014 STEPHEN STACK - TEAM MANAGER: This is Stephen's 2nd year as Manager of Austin Stacks Senior Team. Stephen played his club football for Listowel Emmetts and was an All Ireland Medal winner in 1986 and He also won an All Ireland Junior Medal in Stephen saw this Stacks team into two finals last year - Co. Championship & Co. League Div 1. He has matched this achievement in 2014 guiding the team to back to back Co. League and Championship finals once again. PAUL LUCEY - SELECTOR: A dedicated Rockie and valued member of the management team. He won a Co. Championship medal with Mid Kerry in He transferred to the Rock in 1975 on coming to reside in Tralee and won a SF Co. Championship that same year and again in Paul was corner back on the Austin Stacks All Ireland winning team of He managed Austin Stacks to their last Co. Championship win in Paul returned as a selector in Stephen Stack's Management team in JOHN JOE SUGRUE - SELECTOR: Has held various management roles with successful Austin Stack minor & U21 teams down through the years. John Joe is a real GAA man at heart and follows his beloved Kerry with the Kerry Supporters Club far & wide. A favourite of the Austin Stack's fans his passion & commitment to Austin Stacks GAA club is unquestionable. CIARÁN MC CABE - PHYSICAL TRAINER/SELECTOR. A new recruit by Stephen to the Austin Stacks Management team this year. Ciarán who hails originally from Antrim works as a lecturer at the I.T. Tralee. He has a primary degree in Health & Leisure and a Masters in Sports performance from U.L. Ciarán worked with the Clare U21 All Ireland winning hurling team in 2012 and is the current Kerry U21 football Strength & Conditioning coach. 27 MID KERRY MANAGEMENT TEAM 2014 JAMES SHEEHAN - TEAM MANAGER: Former Laune Rangers Player & Trainer presently training the underage in Laune Rangers. James was Manager the last time Mid Kerry won the Bishop Moynihan Cup in He also brought the Laune Rangers U14 s to the Mid Kerry Championship which they won. COLM JOY: Colm is an engineer by trad. He continues to play with his home club Cromane & is involved with coaching underage teams. This is Colm's first year as a selector with the Mid Kerry Senior Team but has previously trained Mid Kerry Minor and Under 21 teams. KIERAN FOLEY: Kieran is a carpenter by trade. Injury prevented Kieran playing in the County & Munster Junior Finals Last year, He was corner foward in 2008 when Mid Kerry last won the Championship. Kieran also has an All- Ireland Junior medal with Kerry. GARY McGRATH: Gary is a P E Teacher with St. Brendans College Killarney. Gary was involved in 2008 when Mid Kerry last won. He also trained St. Brendans College to 2 Corn Uí Mhuirí titles in 2008 & He is presently the Club manager with Glenbeigh/Glencar. KIERAN O'SHEA: Kieran is the son of the great Jack O'Shea. He is a physio working in the Kerry Physiotherapist & Rehab Centre Killarney. He has a successful year to date been involved with the Kerry Minors. He was a member of the 2008 team when his brother Aidan scored the winning penalty.

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30 Front L/r: eoin Colgan, John Dennis, Greg Horan, David Mannix, Paul Barrett, Fearghal Mac Namara, Wayne Guthrie,Barry Shanahan (Capt), DarraghO'Brien, Ronan Shanahan, Shane O'Callaghan, Conor Jordan, Seamus Bastible, Dale Counihan, Sean Purcell & Shane Carroll. Back L/r: Darren Tiernan,Pa Mc Carthy, Paul Galvin, Fiachna Mangan, Michael O'Donnell, Nicholas Gogarty, Kieran Donaghy, Darragh Long, William Kirby, Denis Mc elligott,, eoghan Mc Kivergan, Mikey Collins, Jonathan Conway, Ciarán O'Connell, Pa Fitzgibbon & Alan Duggan coming onto pitch. Missing: Daniel Bohan, Darragh O'Brien, Barry Walsh, Sean Ryan, Jack Morgan, Brian Mangan, Shane Crowley, Colin Griffin, Alan Crean & David O'Sullivan

31 AUSTIN STACKS GAA CLUB, TRALEE NUNS FIELD DEVELOPMENT earlier this year the Club concluded negotiations with St. Brendan s Trust for the purchase of 4 acres of land adjacent to its existing property. The Club has had the use of this land (known locally as the Nuns Field) for almost 30 years which has been used as a training facility for most teams and as a playing area for our Juvenile teams (primarily for our Under 6s to Under 12s). When the Club first approached the Balloonagh Nuns in the mid 1980s people like Club Chairmen, Jimmy Barry and Brendan Dowling were to the forefront in the negotiations along with others including Mick Ryan but it was the then Club vice Chairman, John Lynch who spearheaded the project. John, sadly passed away recently, and in a poignant coincidence it was his son Liam (the current Club vice Chairman) who concluded this year s negotiations along with Club Chairman, Aidan O Connor and other Club Members including eamon Linnane, Canice Walsh and eamon Scanlon. early last month work commenced on its redevelopment which, when completed, will form a full-sized senior pitch. Depending on weather conditions over the coming months the project is due for completion by next May, at the earliest, but more likely towards the end of July Funding for the project will come from the GAA Grant and Loans Schemes, the Sport Capital Grant and the Club s own fundraising efforts. The monies raised from the Club s Night at the Dogs, our annual Strictly Come Dancing event and through the Club Rockies Membership scheme have been vital to this project. We wish to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. The Field has been a vital asset for the development of our Juveniles down the years. All the Stacks players who will line out and be part of today s Co. Championship Final, first donned the Black & Amber on this pitch. For that reason the Club has always been, and continues to be, indebted to the Sister of Mercy Nuns at Balloonagh and the St. Brendan s Trust for the use of this facility which will continue in the future to nurture and develop our young boys and girls in the pursuit of personal development and sporting achievement. And what a way it would be to conclude a milestone year than to bring the Bishop Moynihan Cup back to the Rock on this Sunday afternoon thus winning our 12th County Championship title and our first in 20 years. An Carraig Abú. (written by Martin Collins, Austin Stacks PRO). 31

32 austin stacks pen pics Name: DaRRagh o BRien Age: 27 Junior B Semi Final V Rathmore 2014 Toughest Opponent: Denis The Boss O Neill Name: Shane o CaLLaghan Age: 21 Co. Championship Semi Final V Dingle 2014 Toughest Opponent: They re all tough! Name: FeaRghaL MacnaMaRa Age: 21 Sigerson Final with UCC Toughest Opponent: Darragh Long Name: BaRRy Shanahan Age: 24 Corn Uí Mhuirí 2007 Toughest Opponent : Thomas the Bomber Moore Name: Ronan Shanahan Age: 22 GMIT V QUB Sigerson 2014 Toughest Opponent: Darragh O Brien Name: PatRiCk McCaRthy Age: 27 U21 Club Championship Final Toughest Opponent: Young Dara O Brien Name: greg horan Age: 19 Munster Minor Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Wayne Guthrie Name: ConoR JoRDan Age: 19 Munster Minor Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Their all Tough Name: Wayne guthrie Age: 24 U21 Club Championship Final 2008 Toughest Opponent: All of them Name: Shane CaRRoLL Age: 21 U21 Munster Football Final 2012 Toughest Opponent: Wayne Guthrie Name: MiChaeL CoLLinS Age: Co. Semi Final Toughest Opponent: TJ Hogan Name: FiaChna Mangan Age: 24 U21 Club Championship Final 2008 Toughest Opponent: John Dennis Name: DaviD Mannix Age: Co. Final Toughest Opponent: Alan Horan Name: kieran Donaghy Age: All Ireland Final Toughest Opponent: Dale Counihan Name: DaRRagh o BRien Age: 20 Austin Stacks V South Kerry Co. Championship 2012 Toughest Opponent: Fearghal Mac Namara Name: Jonathan ConWay Age: 33 U21 Final 2002 Toughest Opponent: Emma Enright Name: DanieL Bohan Age: 31 All Ireland Quarter Final 2008 Kerry V Galway Toughest Opponent: Declan O Sullivan/ Colm Cooper Name: WiLLiaM kirby Age: 39 All Ireland Final 2004 Toughest Opponent: Wayne Guthrie 32

33 austin stacks pen pics Name: CiaRán o ConneLL Age: 20 Austin Stacks V Feale Rangers 2013 Toughest Opponent: Shane O Callaghan Name: Sean PuRCeLL Age: Co. Championship Quarter Final V South Kerry Toughest Opponent: Seamus Bastible. Name: John DenniS Age: Co. Final Toughest Opponent: Paul Lucey Name: DeniS MceLLigott Age: 25 Div 1 Co. League Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: Dwayne Dunne Name: eamonn McaLLen Age: 19 Minor Co. League Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Ronan Shanahan Name: PauL BaRRett Age: 24 Div1 Co. League Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: Mike Frank Russell Name: nicholas gogarty Age : 25 Freshers All Ireland Final 2008 V QUB Toughest Opponent: Jamie Clarke Name : SeaMuS BaStiBLe Age: 23 Co. Championship game V St. Michael s Foilmore 2013 Toughest Opponent: Sean Purcell Name : eoin CoLgan Age: Co. Final Toughest Opponent: Darren Carey Name: DaLe Counihan Age: 26 U21 Club Championship Final Toughest Opponent: Ronan Shanahan Name: MiChaeL o DonneLL Age: 17 Minor County League Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Mark O Connor Name: alan Duggan Age: 20 All Ireland Fresher College Final Toughest Opponent: Wayne Guthrie Name: DaRRagh Long Age: 32 U21 Co. Final 2002 Toughest Opponent: Fearghal Mac Namara tool-line AUSTIN STACKS - Extended panel players not included on team sheet: Sean Purcell, Darren Tiernan, Sean Ryan, Paul Galvin, Jack Morgan, Brian Mangan, Shane Crowley, Colin Griffin, Eoin Mc Kivergan, Alan Crean, David O Sullivan, Pa Fitzgibbon. 33 power tool & machine specialists BEST WISHES TO MID KERRY OFFICIAL AGENTS FOR: Bosch-Makita-Flex-Scheppach-Draper-Metabo-Dewalt & Kilty Workshop Machines Full Range of Power Tools, Hand Tools & Accessories, Sales & Service BRACKHILL, CASTLEMAINE, CO. KERRY TEL/FAX: MOBILE:

34 austin stacks (1) Darragh o Brien Darach Ó Briain FIR IONAD: 16 Jonathan Conway S. Mac Conmidhe 17 Daniel Bohan Dónal Ó Buacháin 18 Darragh O Brien Dara Ó Briain 19 Ciaran O Connell Ciarán Ó Conaill 20 John Dennis Seán Mac Donnachaid 21 Denis McElligott Donnacha Mac Úillegóid 22 Darragh Long Dara Ó Lúing) 23 Paul Barrett Pól Ó Baróid 24 Michael O Donnell Michéal Ó Domhnaill 25 Seamus Bastible Seamus de Bastábla 26 Eamon McAllen Eamon Mac Áilin 27 Barry Walsh Barra Breathnach 28 Eoin Colgan Eoin Mac Colgan 29 Nicholas Gogarty Nioclás Ó Ghogartaigh 30 Dale Counihan Dale Ó Cuanacháin 31 Alan Duggan Alan Ó Dúgain (2) (3) (4) Fearghal Macnamara Barry Shanahan (c) Ronan Shanahan Fearghal MacNamara Barra Ó Seanacháin Ronán Ó Seanacháin (5) (6) (7) Pat McCarthy Conor Jordan greg horan Pádraig Mac Carthaigh Conor Mac Siúrtain Geargóid Ó Horáin (8) (9) Wayne guthrie William kirby Wayne Ó Laitimh Liam Mac Ciarba (10) (11) (12) Shane Callaghan Shane Carroll Fiachna Mangan Shane Ó Ceallacháin Séan Ó Cearbhaill Fiachna Ó Mongáin (13) (14) (15) David Mannix kieran Donaghy Mikey Collins Daithí Ó Mainchín Ciarán Mac Donnchaidh Míchéal Ó Coileáin Bainistiócht: Bainisteoir: Stephen Stack Róghnoirí: Paul Lucey, John Joe Sugrue, Ciarán McCabe. austin Stacks 1 adh leath 2 adh leath iomlán Cúil Cúilíní Seachaí 45m Saor Ciceanna 34

35 (1) Michael Moriarty Micheal Ó Muirceartaigh Beaufort (2) (3) (4) Michael John o Connor Fergal griffin (c) ger hartnett Michael Sean Ó Conchuir Feargal Ó Grifín Gearóid Ó Airtneada Beaufort Glenbeigh/Glencar Beaufort (5) (6) (7) Ronan Murphy Pa kilkenny aaron Cahillane Ronán Ó Murchú Pádraig Mac Giolla Chainnigh Aaron Ó Cathaláin Beaufort Glenbeigh/Glencar Glenbeigh/Glencar (8) (9) Colin Mcgillicuddy tomas Ladden Bainistíocht: Bainisteoir: James Sheehan Tréanalaí: Gary McGrath Roghnoirí: Kieran Foley, Colm Joy. Mid kerry Cúil Cúilíní Seachaí 45m Saor Ciceanna 1 adh leath 2 adh leath iomlán Colm Mac Giolla Coda Glenbeigh/Glencar mid kerry Tomás Ó Laideain Keel (10) (11) (12) gary Sayers Darran o Sullivan Donnchadh Walsh Gearóid Mac an tsaoir Darran Ó Suilleabháin Donnchadh Breathnach Keel Glenbeigh/Glencar Cromane (13) (14) (15) gavan o grady James Long kieran Courtney Gavan Ó Grádaigh Seamus Ó Longáin Ciarán Ó Curnáin Glenbeigh/Glencar Keel Glenbeigh/Glencar FIR IONAD: 16. Rory O'Connor Ruairí Ó Conchuir Glenbeigh/Glencar 17. Jeremiah Hoare Diarmuid De hóra Glenbeigh/Glencar 18. Danny O'Sullivan Donal Ó Suilleabháin Glenbeigh/Glencar 19. Bernard Murphy Bernard Ó Murchú Glenbeigh/Glencar 20. Fergal Hallissey Feargal Ó haileasa Beaufort 21. Liam Carey Liam Ciardhe Beaufort 22. Stephen O Sullivan Stiofain Ó Suilleabháin Glenbeigh/Glencar 23. Sean O Sullivan Sean Ó Suilleabháin Cromane 24. Micheál Shaughnessy Micheál Ó Seachnasaigh Cromane 25. Martin Burke Mairtín de Búrca Keel 26. Liam Walsh Liam Breathnach Cromane 27. Mikey Houlihan Micheal Ó Huallacháin Cromane 28. Sean Fogarty Seán Ó Fogartaigh Beaufort 29. Danny Healy Donal Ó healaithe Beaufort 30. Eoghan Walsh Eoghan Breathnach Cromane 31. Kieran Doyle Ciarán Ó Dúbhaill 35

36 mid kerry pen pics Name: MiChaeL MoRiaRty Age: 33 County Final Replay 2008 Toughest Opponent: Kieran Foley Keel Name: JaMeS Long Age: 28 Junior Championship Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Shane Enright Name: aaron CahiLLane Age: 29 County Junior Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Dan Doona Name: ger hartnett Age: 25 Mid Kerry U21 Final Toughest Opponent: Kevin Moriarty Name: MiChaeL John o ConnoR Age: 21 U21 County Championship Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: Ronan MuRPhy Age: 20 All Ireland Minor Semi Final v s Dublin Toughest Opponent: Fergal O Shea Name: FeRgaL griffin Age: County Championship Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: Pa kilkenny Age: 22 U21 County Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Dunnie Name: CoLin McgiLLiCuDDy Age: 23 Mid Kerry Championship Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: Donal Daly Name: thomas LaDDen Age: 24 Munster Junior Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: James Long, Keel Name: DaRRan o SuLLivan Age: 28 All Ireland Final v s Cork 2009 Toughest Opponent: Padraig Reidy Name: DonnChaDh WaLSh Age: 30 County Final Replay 2008 Toughest Opponent: Tomás O Sé Name: gavan o grady Age: Mid Kerry Final Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: gary SayeRS Age: 26 Sigerson Cup Final 2009 Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: kieran CouRtney Age: 21 Mid Kerry Championship Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: RoRy o ConnoR Age: 23 Mid Kerry Championship 4 in a row Toughest Opponent: James Judge O Connor Name: BeRnaRD MuRPhy Age: 28 Mid Kerry Championship 2011 Toughest Opponent: All Tough Name: JeReMiah hoare Age: 23 U21 Mid Kerry Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: Paddy Murray 36

37 mid kerry pen pics Name: FeRgaL hallissey Age: 19 U21 County Championship Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Micheal Hallissey Name: Sean FogaRty Age: 29 Division 1 County League Minor Final 2003 Toughest Opponent: Donal Patsy Coffey Name: kieran DoyLe Age: 24 Mid Kerry Championship 2011 Toughest Opponent: Mike Frank Russell Name: StePhen o SuLLivan Age: 32 Mid Kerry Final 2013 Toughest Opponent: Colm Joy Name: LiaM CaRey Age: 18 All Ireland Minor Semi Final v s Mayo 2014 Toughest Opponent: Tom Butler Name: MiChaeL ShaughneSSy Age: 23 Corn Uí Mhúirí Final 2009 Toughest Opponent: Padraig O Connor Name: MaRtin BuRke Age: 26 Munster Junior Final 2013 Toughest Opponen: Liam Sheehan, Keel Name: Danny o SuLLivan Age: 21 Mid Kerry Championship after 36 years Toughest Opponent: Sean Leary, Kenmare Name: LiaM WaLSh Age: 23 Novice Final 2007 Toughest Opponent: Noel O Reilly, Cromane Name: Mikey houlihan Age: 19 U21 County Championship Game v s South Kerry Toughest Opponent: Nathan Breen Name: Sean o SuLLivan Age: 34 All Ireland Final 2006 Toughest Opponent: Pa Sheehan, Laune Rangers Name: Danny healy Age: 18 First senior game for Beaufort Toughest Opponent: Brendan Foley Name: eoghan WaLSh Age: 32 Mid Kerry Semi Final 2011 Toughest Opponent: Kieran Foley Notice to Patrons entering Austin Stack Park Tralee Children of all ages must be accompanied by a parent at all times in The Grounds of Austin Stack Park. The instructions of the stewards must be obeyed at all times. The following are not allowed: Any unauthorised contact with the boundary wall surrounding the pitch or incursion on to the pitch. Any such unauthorised contact or incursion constitutes a trespass to property. The climbing of floodlights or other pylons, stands or other buildings. Such behaviour constitutes a trespass to property. 37

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40 Front row L- R: Mikey Houlihan, Darran O'Sullivan, Danny Healy, James Long, Danny O Sullivan, Pa Kilkenny, Fergal Griffin (Capt), Michael John O'Connor, Ger Hartnett, Gavan O'Grady, Sean Fogarty, Micheal Shaughnessy Back row L R: Liam Walsh, Stephen O'Sullivan, Martin Burke, Bernard Murphy, Rory O'Connor, Colin McGillycuddy, Thomas Ladden, Gary Sayers, Donnchadh Walsh, Ronan Murphy, Mike Moriarty, Aaron Cahillane, Kieran Doyle, Fergal Hallissey, Liam Carey, Sean O'Sullivan Photo: Kerry s Eye Missing from picture: eoghan Walsh, Kieran Courtney, Jeremiah Hoare

41 In Memory of P.J. McINTYRE The passing of GAA legend PJ McIntrye came as a huge shock to the wider GAA community not only in Kerry but indeed the whole country. A native of Cloghan, County Offaly, PJ attended the Presentation Brothers Secondary school in Birr where his skills for both hurling and football blossomed. He holds a unique record in playing in every grade from U-14 to senior level in both codes. He was an Offaly minor in 1960 & 1961 in both hurling and football. In 1963 he won a County Junior medal with his club St Rynaghs and followed that with a Senior Hurling medal in He also won a London Senior Championship with Round Towers. In 1965 he was stationed as a Garda in Listowel and then Rathmore where he won a Scot Medal for bravery. In 1966 he was transferred to Kenmare where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1967 he won an All-Ireland Junior medal with Kerry and he was on the Kerry Senior football panel for the 1968 All-Ireland Final. He won several honours with his club Kenmare including County Leagues in both hurling and football as well as the Intermediate Football Championship in 1968 and In 1974 he won the Senior County Football title with Kenmare District Board beating Shannon Rangers in the final. He played with Kerry again later that year in a National League game against Dublin in Killarney. He also played hurling for a number of years with the Kerry Senior team. Off the field he was heavily involved in the development of Fr. Breen Park and was instrumental in the acquisition of extra land to develop a second pitch. His trojan work in the construction of new dressingrooms and development of the grounds still stand as a testament to endless hours he dedicated to the GAA. PJ and his wife Mamie were highly involved in organising Community Games and Scór in the District and County. PJ held every officer position at club and district level. He was a Kerry minor selector in hurling and football and in 1987 PJ managed the Kenmare District team to another Senior Championship title after a replay with Dr Crokes. Up until his untimely passing PJ was Chairman of Kenmare District Board and this year saw the U-21 side win the County title for the second time ever. His dedication and commitment to the GAA for over 50 years will ensure that his legacy will live long in the minds of everyone who knew him. Sadly he lost his son Seamus, an outstanding hurler and footballer as well, in a tragic accident while on duty as a member of An Garda Siochana. He is survived by his wife Mamie, son Pádraig and daughter Geraldine. KENMARE - County Football Champions Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. written by Timmy Clifford, PRO Kenmare District Board

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43 ALL IRELAND WIN FOR U-14 GIRLS Kerry Ladies Football supporters travelled in great numbers to Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on July 20th to see our U-14 team play Mayo in the All-Ireland Final. It was Kerry s first appearance in a final since they won the competition in Having defeated Cork in the Munster Final, when halfbacks Kate Maher, Hannah O Donoghue and Ciara Murphy and midfielders Labhaoise Walmsley and Sophie Lynch were excellent, Kerry faced Ulster champions Cavan in the Semi-Final. Despite being behind at half-time, a good second half display saw Kerry win 5-07 to In the Final Mayo went in to an early lead, but Fiadhna Tangney, who was a thorn in Mayo s side all day, was pulled down in the square and Aoife O Callaghan converted the penalty. Fiadhna went on to score another goal and Kerry lead at half-time 2-05 to Mayo scored two quick goals at the start of the second half and forced a great save from the Kerry goalkeeper Laura Teahan. Hannah O Donoghue then made a brilliant blockdown to cut off a Mayo attack, and the ball was cleared up field to Fiadhna who hit the back of the Mayo net. Kerry dominated and Labhaoise Walmsley scored another goal, giving Kerry victory on a scoreline of 6-08 to Fiadhna Tangney was awarded Player of the Match to add to her Munster award. Many of the girls will be familiar to Coiste na nóg supporters, having played in U-10 and U-12 Go Games with their local Clubs and Allianz Cumann na mbunscol competitions. Indeed Hannah O Donoghue, Fiadhna Tangney & Ciara Murphy will be familiar to many in the crowd here today having played with the Keel and Beaufort boys underage. Congratulations to all the players, their mentors and their Clubs on this great victory. TEAM: Laura Teahan (Kilcummin), Anne O Reilly (Fossa), Tara Breen (Laune Rangers), Muireann Moriarty (Na Gaeil), Kate Maher (Kilcummin), Hannah O Donoghue (Fossa), Ciara Murphy (Milltown/Listry), Sophie Lynch (Listowel Emmets), Labhaoise Walmsley (Castleisland Desmonds), Fiadhna Tangney (Legion), Aoife O Callaghan (Rathmore), Ciara O Brien (Laune Rangers), Erica McGlynn (Fossa), Capt. Brid Ryan (Rathmore), Jade Powell (John Mitchels) SUBS: Molly O Carroll (Austin Stacks), Niamh ní Chonchuir (Corca Dhuibhne), Bláthnaid Cotter (John Mitchels), Ciara O Sullivan (Southern Gaels), Sinéad Warren (Rathmore), Rachel Fitzgerald (Rathmore), Georgia O Dwyer (Southern Gaels), Lucy Clifford (Laune Rangers), Grace Cahillane (Fossa), Jayden Lucey (Na Gaeil), Erika O Sullivan (Na Gaeil) 43

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45 The second a n n u a l Comórtas Peile John egan took place in four different venues throughout the county on Friday and Saturday the 11th and 12th of July this year. eighteen boy s teams and six girls teams participated in this year s Dulwich Harps - Comórtas Peile John Egan Div. 1 winners 2014 tournament. The tournament was launched in Killarney in mid June by county chairman Mr. Patrick O Sullivan. Among those in attendance were former All Ireland winning captain and friend of the late John egan Ambrose O Donovan, Coiste na nóg Chairman Tom Keane and fixtures coordinator Johnny Brosnan. John Junior, Maureen and Mary egan represented the egan family and during the launch they were presented with the jersey worn by John egan in the centenary final in We are indebted to the Fossa, Castleisland Desmonds and John Mitchels clubs for making their fine facilities available to us for the two day tournament. Of course this tournament could not be organised without the generosity, assistance and cooperation of the host clubs and to that end we are eternally grateful to the members and mentors of the Annascaul/Lios Póil, Na Gaeil, Milltown Castlemaine, Legion, Laune Rangers, Castleisland Desmonds, Sneem /Derrynane and the Moyvane/Tarbert clubs. These clubs welcomed our visitors with open arms and made their visit to Kerry a special and memorable occasion. This year s visiting teams were St, Johns volunteers Wexford, Naomh Mairtín Louth, Claregalway Galway, The Downs Westmeath, Bishopstown and Castlehaven from Cork, easkey Sligo and Dulwick Harps from London. The girl s teams were all Kerry based this year and the competing teams were Castleisland Desmonds, Southern Gaels, Abbeydorney, Milltown/Castlemaine, Fossa and Austin Stacks. The boy s competition was played in four double venues on Friday. Fossa,John Mitchels, Cahersalee and Castleisland Desmonds. The top three teams qualified for the three division semi- finals which were played in Cahersalee and Fossa on Friday afternoon. On Friday evening all the teams assembled in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney and followed the valentia pipers on a parade around the town. This colourful parade was once again the highlight of the weekend for many of the participants. After the parade we returned to the Stadium where we were addressed by Munster council chairman Mr Robert Frost and entertained by local DJ Mr. Niall Callaghan. The finals were played in the magnificent sod of Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday 12th in good weather conditions.the line up was as follows. Div 1 Dulwick Harps v Legion Div.2 Laune Rangers v The Downs. Div. 3. Na Gaeil v Fossa. While two of the trophies stayed in the county with Laune Rangers and Fossa claiming their respective divisions the highlight of the day and indeed of the weekend was the match winning performances of the Dulwick Harp players from London who claimed the Division 1 title. They were simply awesome throughout the weekend athletic, strong and skilful. Though soccer may be their first love and many of them will and some have been contracted to soccer clubs their attitude and commitment to Gaelic simply has to be admired. They were indeed a credit to all their coaches and mentors and truly deserved the top prize on offer and become the first overseas team to capture the Comórtas John egan Cup. Comhgairdeachas leo agus le gach duine a bhí rannpháirteach sa chomórtas. 45

46 The GARVEY S SUPERVALU Senior County Football Championship FINAL

47 A KERRY STALWART - DAN DWYER of Kilcummin There are certain common features to all the great games, both in Kerry and by Kerry teams, and one of them is invariably the sight of a quiet man peacefully smoking his pipe and watching the game. Dan Dwyer of Kilcummin has spent a lifetime following Kerry GAA in both hurling and football. Few men have seen as much or enjoyed as much. Dan was born in Anablaha, Kilcummin, in 11/2/1946 and lives there still, now married to Nuala, and they have four grown up sons They all won East Kerry Minor Championships in four different years with Kilcummin, notes their proud father. Dan himself was immersed in the game from a young age; it was simply a part of his life growing up. In fact, he won three Kilcummin Parish Leagues with Anablaha (1973, 77, 80), and he counts them as among his greatest honours. That is no small saying, Dan was some player himself. EARLY SCHOOL DAYS - I played in East Kerry Primary Schools with Anablaha NS in 58 and 59. We were beaten by the Monastery and then by Lissivigeen Mick Gleeson was brilliant that day, he nearly beat us on his own. I went to Tralee CBS after that and met some great players there Mick Morris, Seamus Roche, Pat Aherne, Teddy Fitzgerald, Seanie Burrowes, Harry Burke.Aengus Fanning of the Independent was a great footballer. Con Spring and Oliver Dowling, the Irish Basketballers, were also there at that time. THE SEM - After that I went to the Sem. I played in four Corn Uí Mhuirí s with the school, 4 semi-finals, 2 finals, and a Hogan Cup Final. We were beaten by St. Mel s of Longford by 1-6 to 2-2 in that 1963 Hogan Final, I kicked two points. Mickey Ryan of Offaly played with St. Mels at that time, a great player. We were actually the first Munster College to play in a Hogan Cup Final. Cork minor Batt O Keeffe (later Minister for Education) captained us. Pat Cahill was on the Kerry U21 panel and all told, ten of that team played Kerry minor. I played Kerry minor myself in 1964, trained by Dr. Jim Brosnan, we lost in the Munster semi-final to Clare. We lost a Corn Ui Mhuiri Final to De La Salle of Waterford but beat them the following year, themselves and Colaiste Criost Rí would have been the big guns at that time. The great Eamonn O Donoghue and Pat Moynihan of Gneeveguilla, both of whom played for Kerry, were in De La Salle, as was Liam Griffin of Wexford hurling fame and the Geaney brothers Dick and Niall of Castleisland. Mind you, we had some great players ourselves Dr. Brendan Lynch, Eamonn and Seamus Fitzgerald (Fionn s uncles), Jim Coughlan. Paudie Finnegan the Kerry dual star. Tom O Donoghue of the Speakeasy Bar in Killarney. Finbarr Dwyer, the legendary accordion player, was on that team and Moss Keane, who I also went to Agricultural College with in Pallaskenry in 1965/ We also won a Dunloe and O Sullivan Cup in 1962 and a Frewen in 1963 I played midfield with Micheal Ó Sé that day KILCUMMIN - I was playing for Kilcummin at the same time, of course. We beat St. Finan s to win the Rural League in 1961 I was only fifteen years of age and I played wingback. In 1966 we lost an O Donoghue Cup Final to Spa and I was a sub on the East Kerry team that lost to Mitchels in the County Final, the late PJ McIntyre was centre back for us that day. I played Minor Hurling with Killarney in 1964 and Town League Basketball in those days as well. In 1972 Kilcummin beat Scartaglin in the East Kerry junior and one year later Kilcummin won their first O Donoghue Cup Final. I actually got the winning goal, our only score of the second half, there was a bit of luck in the break of the ball. Sean Kelly, later GAA President and currently an MEP, was our other corner forward. We won the Junior County League and Championship that year as well. I actually missed the Junior Final against Churchill, I was in New York with the Spa team at the time. THE KERRY MINORS - I was a selector with the Kerry Minors in 1972, 73, and 76. That 72 team included some of the best players ever to play the game, Ogie Moran, Paidí Ó Sé, Tim Kennelly, Pat Spillane (ironically, Pat s father Tom had been a selector when I played with the Kerry minors), Sean and Barry Walsh, Patie O Mahony, John Evans we were beaten by a point by a Cork team that won the All Ireland. 47 MANAGEMENT - I was a selector with the East Kerry U14 team that beat West Kerry to win the 1967 County Championship Niall Brosnan, Eoin s father, was our captain. I was also a selector on the East Kerry minor team that won the 1976 Munster Minor League Diarmuid O Donoghue, James dad, was on that team and Jimmy Hegarty of Glenflesk was the manager. I was with the St. Finans team that won the East Kerry Inter-Firm Final in 1969, a big competition in those days. John Kelly of Spa passed it to Paudie Lynch for a cracking last minute goal we beat Leibherr by a single point. In 1978 I was a selector when they bridged a 20 year gap to win the Connolly Cup. I was heavily involved with Kilcummin juveniles for many years. We beat Legion in the East Kerry Minor Final in In 1996 I was the manager when we beat Austin Stacks to win the Minor County League and we won the East Kerry League and Championship as well 10 Kilcummin players won the County Minor with East Kerry that year. In 1998 Ritchie O Connor was the manager and myself and Mike O Callaghan were selectors when we beat a really star-studded Dr. Crokes in the East Kerry Minor Final Colm Cooper, Eoin Brosnan, Bryan McMahon, Eanna Kavanagh. My son Donald had a great game the same day. A STAUNCH SUPPORTER - I refereed for a while in the early 80s but I gave that up after a few years I reffed two Minor County Finals, juvenile finals, and a lot of college games. Since my retirement five years ago from St. Finans I go to a lot of games, both hurling and football. I have missed very few championship games in either code I was honoured to be asked to select the Man of the Match at two West Kerry finals. I haven t missed an East Kerry Final since 1959 and I ve seen most Mid, West, South, and North Kerry Finals and a lot of the Tralee District Finals as well. I have seen all the County Finals since as well, except for 1974 when I was in England at the time. I joined the Kerry Supporters Club in The first time I travelled with them was the U21 Final in Mullingar between Kerry and Tyrone that year Kerry won well but we would hear of Peter Canavan again! It was my first time meeting Jerry Savage of Ballymac, who was a great friend. Sadly Jerry is no longer with us. My favourite thing about following GAA is the friends that you make along the way. I had the privilege of knowing Tom Fitzgerald of the North Kerry Board, Paul Curran of Valentia, and PJ McIntyre great people and I give my condolences to their families. I would be heavily involved with the Retired Nurses Association and I also have a passion for set-dancing, but I love going to good games and I hope to see plenty more of them.

48 LAUNE RANGERS CAPTURE THE COUNTY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FRONT: Paul Griffin, Shane O Sullivan, Gerard Murphy, Timmy Fleming, Peter Lyons (capt.), Anthony Shannon, Mark O Connor, Pat MIDDLE: Noel O Mahony (Trainer), Paudie Sheahan, Pierce Prendiville, Tom Johnston (RIP), Michael Moriarty, Michael O Reilly, James O Shea, Tommy B Back: Liam Shannon (Registrar), Donal Pigott (Ass. Sec.), John Clifford (Selector), Tommy Woods (Sec.), Joe Shannon, Patie Casey, Pat Pigott (Joint-Treasurer), Jo After a long 78 year wait, Laune Rangers finally made it back to the top again when they defeated John Mitchels on 24th September 1989 to become County Senior Champions. This of course laid the foundations that would see the Club go on to win three more titles in the 1990 s (1993, 1995 and 1996), two Munster titles (1996 & 1997) and the All Ireland Senior title in eamon Horan reported on the game in The Kerryman as follows: Laune Rangers became the historymakers at Killarney s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last when their footballers 48 captured the County Senior Championship title for the first time in 78 years and, in the process, became the first holders of the brand-new Bishop Moynihan Cup One newspaper (Kerry s eye) reported on the return to Killorglin on Sunday night as follows: There was a wild celebration in Killorglin on Sunday, when the Laune Rangers team arrived home. As they predicted, they brought the Bishop Moynihan trophy across the Laune. Darkness had already fallen, when the team arrived. The coloured street

49 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 78 YEARS McKenna (RIP), Billy O Sullivan, James Sheehan. yrne, Brian O Shea, Liam Foley, James Coffey (Joint-Treasurer)(RIP). hn Evans (Co. Board Delegate), Jerome Conway (Chairman), Patsy Joy (Selector). lighting gave a blaze of colour to the scene and the Valentia Pipe Band provided music for the victory parade. Seated on the open truck was team captain Peter Lyons firmly holding the Bishop Moynihan trophy. The Sam Maguire was never given as fine a welcome as the new County Championship trophy was given at Killorglin on Sunday night. On March last, Laune Rangers marked their 125th anniversary with a night of celebration in Killorglin. As part of this celebration, the club held a function in the CYMS hall where the 1989 team were reunited and introduced to the 300 strong audience. On the night, a presentation was made to the families of the two members of the team that have since passed away Pat McKenna & Tom Johnston. Today the 1989 Laune Rangers Jubilee Team will be introduced to you all, & they again will remember both players. Laune Rangers Team in 1989 Final: Peter Lyons (capt.), James Sheehan, Paudie Sheahan, Anthony Shannon, Mark O Connor, Tom Johnston, Shane O Sullivan, Joe Shannon, Timmy Fleming (0-4), Gerard Murphy (0-4), Pierce Prendiville, James O Shea, Paul Griffin (0-2), Billy O Sullivan (1-0), Pat McKenna (1-2). Subs: Danny Cahill (0-1) for J. O Shea, Patie Casey for P. Griffin, Pat O Brien for A. Shannon; Michael Moriarty, Brian O Shea, Liam Foley, Michael O Reilly, Timmy Corkery, William Joy, Liam Hayes, Owen Joy, Tommy Byrne, Gary McKenna. John Mitchels Team: Rory Kilgallon, Kieran Moynihan, Frank O Donnell, Jim O Donnell, Ogie Sheehy, John Higgins, Robert O Dowd, James O Dowd, Anthony Gleeson, Kieran Kelliher, John Joe Sheehy (0-4), Donal Mcevoy, Noel Kelliher (1-1), Martin Dennehy, John Roche. Subs: John O Dowd for M Dennehy, John Hegarty (0-1) for R Dowd, Colm Bambury for K. Kelliher. 1st Round:- Laune Rangers 0-12, Killarney 0-7 Quarter Final:- St. Kierans 1-4, Laune Rangers 0-13 Semi Final:- Austin Stacks 0-10, Laune Rangers 1-9 FINAL: Laune Rangers 2-13, John Mitchels

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51 Club Dates for the Diary November 26th November 2nd November 9th November 16th November 23rd November 30th November 30th December 7th Munster Intermediate Club Football Qtr Final Ardfert V Wolfe Tones Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Qtr Final Ballyhea V Lixnaw Munster Junior Hurling Club Champ.- Kenmare V Castlemartyr (Cork) SFC Relegation Playoff Final Currow v Kilcummin Credit Union Senior Football League- Round 11, Final Round Munster Intermediate Club Hurling S/F Croom/Bruff V Ballyhea/Lixnaw Munster Senior Club Football Champ S/F Austin Stacks/Dr Crokes V Ballincollig (Kerry Venue) Munster Intermediate Club Football S/F Waterford V Ardfert/Wolfe Tones Munster Junior Club Football S/F Dromid Pearses/Glenbeigh/Brosna V Millstreet (Cork)/Naómh Eoin (Clare) Munster Senior Club Football Championship Final Munster Intermediate Club Football Championship Final Munster Junior Club Football Championship Final NOTE: MUNSTER CLUB FIXTURES MAY BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. 51

52 There's a reason these guys are champions Hometown boys Paul Murphy, Aidan O'mahony & Shane Ryan at the homecoming for the Kerry teams in Rathmore OR varying reasons I was chatting this week to three Kerry All- FIreland winners, none of them from Mid Kerry or Austin Stacks. But Paul Galvin, Tomás Ó Sé and Paul Murphy bring one common denominator to the table - that insatiable desire to give themselves the best chance to be as good as they can be. It's a question I ask of inter-county players quite a lot: what do they think separates them from the pack. Is it talent and skill? Or conviction and defiance? The manager of today's finalists from Tralee, Stephen Stack, told me once he trained 37 nights in a row to get himself ready for the 1997 season, when Kerry would snap that 11-year streak without an All-Ireland title. Galvin was asked once in Listowel by Stack what drove him to the demonic intensity he showed throughout his illustrious career. It set the Finuge man thinking. Defiance? Stubbornness? Pride in being from Kerry? Rejection? A little bit of each perhaps. Galvin was injured with a damaged shoulder in 2001, living in Cork, and dreaming of representing his beloved green and gold. As he reveals in his new autobiography, In My Own Words, he was drinking water one evening in The Bailey pub in the city when a number of the Cork footballers, after a National League game, walked in. Whatever that triggered, Galvin immediately made for the upstairs loo and did one hundred press-ups on the spot. He needed to be ready, he needed to prove to himself that he was ready to go above and beyond. And he was still three years away from his Kerry debut that night. You might think that obsessive, but that is probably the uniform characteristic you will find among elite sportspeople. The obsession to eke out the last percent or two from themselves to make themselves as good as they can be. That is what makes Tomás Ó Sé such an incredible achiever. 88 championship outings for Kerry. That is staggering. But no more so than the consistency of performance in those games. Doing whatever he had to do to give himself the best chance of doing his people, his county proud. Whether it was Pat Flanagan, John Sugrue or Alan O'Sullivan driving Kerry training, the steeper the incline the more Tomas liked it. These are special people, and they are in every county, I'm sure. But there's a sense in talking to these players that wearing the green and gold is an experience that borders on the realm of the spiritual. 37 All-Irelands later, no-one is getting blase about 52 Septembers in Croke Park. eamonn Fitzmaurice understands that more than most. Kerry is very lucky that he agreed to take on the management of the senior footballers - its people and its players. In his formative season as the Kerry Under 21 coach, he used sepia-tinted paraphernalia to impress on these TONY LEEN SPORTS EDITOR OF THE IRISH EXAMINER wannabees what it really meant to play for the Kingdom at any level. With modern society being what it is, he suspected some of them didn't get it. One of those Under 21 hopefuls, though not one who didn't understand the cachet of the green and gold, was Rathmore's Paul Murphy. The Kerry minors didn't see enough in Murphy, but Fitzmaurice did. When I rang him this week after 10pm to discuss these issues, he was in the gym. He'd been working late but wanted to get in his scheduled session. When I enquired what marked him apart, one of the factors he proposed was luck. Luck? "Being in with eamonn gives you a much higher level of coaching. Secondly, if it was a year earlier I wouldn't have been ready, nor would I have been eligible for the McGrath Cup, because I'd have still been with UCC. Thirdly when I went in at the start of the year, a lot of the defenders were injured or missing. And in the past year I'd been doing a lot more manmarking jobs with Rathmore, so I was up to speed on that sort of thing." Are you thinking the same reading that? Murphy capitalised on those breaks because he was ready and able. Being let go from the panel of the Kerry minors in 2009 might have given him a small, but valuable sense of chip on the shoulder, but by the time he was drafted into Fitzmaurice's Kerry Under 21 panel he was up to the challenge that his coach demanded off his players. "That year was huge, I couldn't overstate how much I got from the level of detail and professionalism that eamonn brought to training." And from there to September 21st this year, named man of the match in the All-Ireland senior football final with Kerry? "That still sounds crazy in my head even hearing it," he says. "But playing the match is sometimes the easy part when you know you have the fitness in your legs and you know the preparation is all done, down to the last detail." See? Down to the last detail. It's what sets these fellas apart. egoless sacrifice to be a part of the heritage. To be part of the fabric of Kerry football. We're lucky to have them. The Kerry team celebrate after winning their 37th title in Croke Park Photos: Kerry s Eye

53 Photo: Kerry s Eye

54 CReDiT UniOn SeniOR FOOTBaLL L CrediT union senior FooTball league div 1 team PLD PointS austin stacks DR CROKes KiLCuMMin WateRViLLe FRanK CaseYs KeRins O'RahiLLY's Finuge 9 10 st MiChaeL's-FOiLMORe 10 9 MiLLtOWn/CastLeMaine 10 8 DingLe 9 7 RathMORe 10 6 ListOWeL emmets 10 6 CuRROW RounD 11 - Saturday november 9th 2014 DiviSion 1 Kilcummin V Currow Finuge V St Ml's-Foilmore Dr Crokes V Waterville F.Caseys Milltown V Dingle Austin Stacks V Kerins O'Rahilly's Listowel Emmets V Rathmore CrediT union senior FooTball league div 2 team PLD PointS KiLLaRneY LegiOn CastLeisLanD DesMOnDs glenbeigh-glencar spa KiLLaRneY Laune RangeRs KenMaRe tarbert JOhn MitCheL's 10 9 gneeveguilla 10 9 skelligs RangeRs 10 8 ListRY 10 6 st PatRiCK's BLenneRViLLe 10 0 RounD 11 - Saturday november 9th 2014 DiviSion 2 Glenbeigh-Glencar V Killarney Legion Skelligs Rangers V Kenmare St Pa's Blennerville V Tarbert John Mitchel's V Laune Rangers Spa Killarney V Gneeveguilla Castleisland Des. V Listry CrediT union senior FooTball league div 3 team PLD PointS templenoe st MaRY's glenflesk BROsna annascaul ardfert 9 9 KeeL 9 9 an ghaeltacht 10 8 BaLLYMaCeLLigOtt 10 8 LisPOLe 10 8 DROMiD PeaRses 10 7 scartaglin 10 2 RounD 11 - Saturday november 9th 2014 DiviSion 3 An Ghaeltacht V Keel Ardfert V Scartaglin St Mary's V Templenoe Annascaul V Glenflesk Dromid Pearses V Lispole Ballymacelligott V Brosna

55 eague TaBLeS after ROUnD Ten CrediT union senior FooTball league div 4 team PLD PointS na gaeil BeaLe BeauFORt CastLegRegORY FOssa ChuRChiLL CORDaL FiRies CROMane 10 8 BaLLYLOngFORD 10 6 BaLLYDuFF 10 2 KnOCKnagOsheL 10 2 CrediT UNioN SeNior FooTbAll league backgames Div 1: Div 3: Div 5: Dingle v Finuge - 2nd Nov (Sun) Keel v Ardfert - 2nd Nov (Sun) Asdee v Dr Crokes TBC Austin Stacks and Dr Crokes have already qualified for the Division 1 League Final with top team having home venue. Round 11 of the Credit Union Senior Football League will be played on November 9th 55 RounD 11 - Saturday november 9th 2014 DiviSion 4 Beale V Beaufort Knocknagoshel V Cromane Na Gaeil V Fossa Cordal V Firies Castlegregory V Churchill Ballylongford V Ballyduff CrediT union senior FooTball league div 5 team PLD PointS st senan's DR CROKes 9 16 BaLLYDOnOghue RenaRD Duagh asdee 9 11 sneem/derrynane 10 9 MOYVane 10 8 VaLentia 10 8 tuosist 10 4 KiLgaRVan 10 3 Laune RangeRs 10 0 RounD 11 - Saturday november 9th 2014 DiviSion 5 Valentia V Laune Rangers Asdee V Duagh St Senan's V Sneem Moyvane V Dr Crokes Ballydonoghue V Renard Kilgarvan V Tuosist promotion and relegation: In Divisions 2 to 5, top 3 teams will be promoted. In Divisions 1 to 4, bottom 3 teams will be relegated. Where teams finish level on points, fixtures fulfilled will be taken into account.

56 coiste na nóg chiarraí 2014 football winners LEE STRAND U-12 COUNTy FOOTbALL LEAgUE (PHASE 1): 1a Legion 1B an ghaeltacht 2a na gaeil 2B Kenmare 3a Firies 3B Kilcummin 4a Fossa & Ballymac (joint) 4B Fossa 5a Ballyduff 5B Ballyduff 6 Dingle 7 Brosna 8 Ballyheigue 9 Kilgarvan 10 Renard 11 sneem/derrynane LEE STRAND U-12 COUNTy FOOTbALL LEAgUE (PHASE 2): 1a Legion 1B austin stacks 2a Ballyduff 2B Ballyduff, Firies & Fossa (joint) 3a Beaufort & Ballymac (joint) 3B Kilcummin 4a glenflesk 4B gneeveguilla 5a glenbeigh/glencar 5B Renard 6 Dingle 7 Ballydonoghue 8 Listry 9 Keel 10 Cromane 11 st Mary s U-14 FéILE PEIL NA NÓg (A): austin stacks U-14 FéILE PEIL NA NÓg (b): John Mitchels LEE STRAND U-14 County Football League: Division 1: austin stacks Division 2: John Mitchels Division 3: Cordal/scart Division 4: Kenmare Division 5: Kilgarvan/tuosist Division 6: glenvbeigh/glencar Division 7: Moyvane/tarbert Division 8: Dromid/Waterville Division 9: Dr. Crokes (B) LEE STRAND U-14 COUNTy DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Cup Competition: Castleisland District Plate Competition: east Kerry LEE STRAND U-16 COUNTy DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: east Kerry LEE STRAND U-16 County Football League: Division 1: gneeveguilla Division 2: Legion Division 3: Beaufort Division 4: Firies Division 5: Churchill Division 6: Beale Division 7: asdee/ballylongford Division 8: Waterville/Dromid 56

57 Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí Naomh Pádraig Coiste na nóg NAOMH PÁDRAIG CLG is located in the picturesque village of Blennerville on the cusp of the famous Chorca Dhuibhne peninsula. Located in the parish of Tralee, we are extremely proud of our rural spirit ethos and community ethos. We have wonderful facilities and our plans for an astro-turf facility are well advanced. Undoubtedly, our finest asset is our magnificent volunteer base. We appreciate the people who give of their time and talents and who continue to make a sporting and cultural investment in the youth and membership of our club. In our 5 year plan, we set our stall to strive for and maintain the highest standards of coaching, finance/facilities, cultural activities, sportsmanship and inclusion whereby everyone is welcome to come on board and enjoy being a part of Naomh Pádraig CLG. Like all rural clubs, we have our challenges such as fundraising, collecting membership, attracting new families and players, seeking sponsorship, coaxing parents to get involved, keeping abreast of technology and ensuring that we maintain currency with best practice in all our activities. At present we are busy fundraising for our new and aforementioned Astro-turf facility that will add great value to St Pats in the future. Fundraising initiatives such as Strictly Come Dancing, Last Man Standing and the Dingle Way Challenge augment our club lotto. 57 St. Pat's Blennerville U12 team taking part in the County League Our Juvenile academy with it s motto Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí is a weekly hive of activity and since January we have had a Club Mass and bake sale, parade ar Lá Fheile Phádraig, indoor and outdoor training, fun games, go games, blitzes, coaching and anti-bullying workshops, Óiche Ghaelach, music and culture, Scor participation, Trip to Fitzgerald stadium, underage games, family fun day and much more. As club officers and current custodians of Naomh Pádraig, we derive immense satisfaction from providing a healthy, safe and fun-filled environment to nurture our future stars to learn the skills, make new friends, participate and enjoy reaching their potential. Our Juveniles play in Bord na nóg, central and district competitions and our seniors play in Co League Div 2 and the Junior Championship. Our junior team contested the Barrett Cup Final last weekend winning on the scoreline of St. Pat s Blennerville 2-08 to 2-06 Beaufort (You may have heard about the cow ). We participate with St. Brendan s district board to enable our players to play in Co. Championships. We participate with St Brendan s district board to enable our players to play in Co Championships. We are justifiably proud of our vibrant club and its contribution to the GAA in Kerry. If you are in the vicinity please stop by and if not, please visit or check us out on facebook St Pats GAA Blennerville. I dtaca a chéile a mhairimid

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59 A word from the Chairman of Coiste na nóg Chiarraí This is the 34th year that Coiste na nóg has produced the County Final programme and I hope that today you will find it as enjoyable a read as the first one which was produced in The finance raised from the sale of today s programme will, as always, be utilised for the development & promotion of our games at juvenile level around the County in both Hurling & Football was once again a great success with over 1100 football & hurling games played between April & September. This is an average of 45 games on a weekly basis. All competitions finished on schedule & great credit must go to all clubs, mentors, co-ordinators and parents for their help & co-operation in this regard. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our loyal sponsors Lee Strand, Their generous support is a very important part of the success of Coiste na nóg. We thank Coiste Chontae Chiarraí for granting us permission to publish today s programme, especially Chairman Patrick O Sullivan, Peter Twiss & PRO John O Leary for their valuable assistance. Also big thanks to our advertisers and contributors that continue to support this publication. Thanks to all the clubs of the County for your continued help & cooperation in assisting the committee with all fixtures & activities. Sincere thanks must go to Radio Kerry, Kerry s eye and all other media that give our juvenile games great coverage. Thanks to our PRO Sinead Pigott and her communication committee who have done immense work in producing this programme. A sincere thank you must also go to our hardworking committee for their time & dedication to Coiste na nóg throughout the year. Before I finish I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both the Kerry Senior & Minor teams in winning the double this year. It s only a few short years ago that each of these players were participating in Coiste na nóg competitions. Great credit must go to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne on their victory in the Hogan Cup final last April. (We are delighted to see the fruits of Coiste na nóg coming through on All Ireland Final Days). Well done also to all the players that represented Kerry in Development squads this year. Finally I want to wish all competing teams, mentors, referees, officials and supporters an enjoyable afternoon. I hope this programme provides you with information and entertainment to enhance the day. Tom Keane, Cathaoirleach Coiste na nóg Chiarraí Committee - Coiste na nóg Chiarraí Back: Aileen Stack, Billy Broderick, Siobhan O'Mahony, Tom Keane, Reggie Griffin, Tadhg O'Halloran, Derek Daly, P.J. Shanahan. Front: Martin Sheehy, Mike Hussey. Missing from pic: Patsy Cremin, Martina O Shea, Sinead Pigott, Kieran Coffey, Mary Jo Coffey, Ger Hussey 59 Photo: Kerry s Eye

60 Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence Pictured at the Kerry GAA Pitch Development in Currans Left to Right - Mikey Sheehy (Kerry Senior Team Selector), Mike McCarthy (Chairman - Cairde Chiarraí), John O' Dwyer (Chairman - International Fundraising Committee), Peter Twiss (Secretary Kerry County Board), Tim Murphy (Development Officer - Kerry Co. Board), Patrick O' Sullivan (Chairman - Kerry Co. Board), Eamon Fitzmaurice - (Manager - Kerry Senior Football Team). The proposed new Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence is a twofold approach involving the following; The Development of a Kerry GAA Centre of excellence based at IT Tralee in partnership with IT Tralee. Development of training pitches and associated dressing rooms at Currans Co. Kerry Photo: Kerry s Eye PHASE 1 Works on Currans Development now up and running Kerry GAA Development officer Tim Murphy describes work that has been done since April and reveals what exactly is happening at Currans; APRIL Prequalification of Pitch Development Contractors JULY Tender s Issued, Returned and evaluated AUGUST / SePT Contractor Appointment & Works Commence The first phase involves the enabling works, forming the entrance and the entrance road, some overhead line diversions and the construction of two sand based pitches. expected Completion Mid October 2014 Autumn 2015 Completion of Pitch Lighting / Dressing Rooms (Phase 1) & Maintenance Building 60

61 PHASE Full Size Floodlit Sand Based GAA Pitches Dressing Rooms Players meeting room Maintenance Building IT Tralee The intention is that the Centre of excellence will always be in IT Tralee. The facilities in Currans will be complimentary to the Centre at IT Tralee, and Currans will provide the playing pitches so badly needed for all our intercounty teams in hurling and football. IT Tralee will be the hub and Kerry GAA will have our own dedicated playing pitch here with a number of dressing rooms and a designated area for our GDA s. The tie in with the Sports Science section of IT Tralee is a fundamental aspect of this development. The IT Tralee plans for the development of its Sports Academy are progressing. The ITT Foundation, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Dick Spring was established earlier this year. Mr. Ogie Moran has been appointed as Foundation Director by the Institute and current fundraising efforts are focused on securing funds for the academy. In July of this year the Foundation secured a 1 million contribution toward the construction of the academy. Kerry GAA is one of the Institutes strategic partners in the development of this multi million state-of-the-art facility. The Institute hopes to commence construction works on this project in the academic year 15/16. PHASE 2/ Full Size Floodlit Sand Based Pitches 1 Full Size All Weather Synthetic Pitch Additional Dressing Rooms Hurling Wall Jogging Track Players Catering Facility Sports Academy at IT Tralee This project involves a strategic alliance between Kerry CLG and IT Tralee. This partnership approach will ensure the highest standards in Sports Development and education and further ensure that economies of scale are maximised. The works consist of the Development of a Sports Academy representing a Global Best Practice model of social inclusion through Sport, physical activity and inclusive physical education. There will be a Dedicated GAA Suite comprising of a reception area, dressing rooms, WC facilities, shower facilities, meeting rooms, a players lounge and offices. A dedicated GAA all weather flood Lit pitch will also be constructed. These facilities will be wholly owned by Kerry CLG. Other Features which will be available to Kerry CLG on an agreed shared basis include an international sized indoor sports arena, High performance Gym, teaching gym, hydrotherapy suite, fully equipped teaching spaces, suite of auditoria, an existing outdoor synthetic pitch and an existing full size sand based pitch. Financing the Project The important point to emphasize is that no club in the County will be levied for any of this development. The Project will be completed using our own finances, which includes Grants that have been allocated from the Munster GAA and Croke Park, the very generous contribution from our Main Sponsors Kerry Group and monies raised through Cairde Chiarraí & the International Fundraising committee. Kerry GAA have also secured a Provisional Sports Capital Grant for the Currans Development. 61

62 HEALTH AND WELLBEING COMMITTEE COISTE CHONDAE CHIARRAÍ As part of a new initiative, Health & Wellbeing sub-committees are being established in all counties, to strengthen the existing structures for supporting the health and wellbeing of the members of C.L.G. In Kerry, this committee brings together the Health and Wellbeing Officer, the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Officer (ASAP), the Youth Officer and the chairpersons of the Mental Health Initiative, the Inclusion & Integration Initiative and the Social Inclusion Initiative, to better work with clubs. It will also involve signposting to and partnering with relevant national and local agencies who can provide services that may be of use to our members, such as Samaritans, the GAA s new mental health partners. Cathaoirleach Bernie Reen Runaí Áine NÍ Shúilleabhain NAME ASAP Initiative Eamonn Egan Mental Health Initiative Ned Brosnan Inclusion and Integration Initiative Kevin Smith Youth Initiative Eileen Buckley Social Initiative Cathaoirleach and County Health & Wellbeing Officer TERMS OF REFERENCE & OBJECTIVES Terms of reference Help reduce the harm caused by alcohol and substance abuse around our county Objectives/Plan 1. Ensure all clubs adopt a drug and alcohol policy 2. Education - Promote ASAP training for all club Officers 3. Give all clubs relevant information & support as needed. Terms of reference A signposting or information service not a counselling service Objectives/Plan 1. Provide information in relation to self harming & suicide awareness and how people may give support 2. Provide information on how to build resilience 3. Ensure that each club has information on how the appropriate services can be contacted if someone wants to Terms of reference Promote Gaelic games and the GAA to all sectors of society, especially those from non traditional GAA backgrounds. Objectives/Plan 1. Deliver coaching programmes for children with special/additional needs. 2. Promote Gaelic games to foreign nationals and encourage the children of immigrants to start playing our games. 3. Promote have a go days at three locations in the county. 4.Introduce Rounders as an inclusive game to all clubs Terms of reference Supporting safety for our Youth to have their voice heard. Objectives /Plan 1. Report to clubs on findings of National Youth Consultation Day 2. Share an understanding of sport being an expression of our creativity rather than a definition of our worth as an individual. 3. Reflect on what "winning" and "losing" is truly about - opportunities for learning and adventure. Terms of reference Increase the opportunity for social involvement especially for older/retired members in our communities Objectives /Plan 1. Weekly Activities /Occasional Social Evenings/Outings 2. Physical Activity - Short Walks in own 3. Annual Events - Club Fun Day; Mass for deceased members 4. General - Club Officers to make contact and welcome new families who move in to locality and invite to become members. 62

63 What s new with Scór? by Leona Twiss (Cultural Officer) This weekend, four teams are preparing for their match of the year but it is also a hugely important weekend for many other Kerry clubs as they put the finishing touches to their scór performances. By now District competitions are well underway and the club scór officers are very familiar with the new rules. Last year was challenging in terms of all the rule changes that were introduced. Clearly, in Kerry we thrive on challenges as we returned to the Kingdom with five All Ireland Scór titles. Whilst there aren t as many rule changes this year, it s still important to highlight the changes that have been introduced. The biggest category for change again this year is the Tráth na gceist. Format -10 Rounds of 8 Questions. each round of questions to include a ceist as Gaeilge. Rounds - Rounds of questions will be under the following headings and in the order chosen by Máistir na gceisteanna: 1) Gaelic and Ladies Football 2) Hurling and Camogie 3) General GAA Round 4) Irish History 5) World History and World Geography 6) Irish Geography 7) Irish Current Affairs 8) World Current Affairs 9) Irish Culture 10) General Knowledge. Questions on Current Affairs shall relate to a period of one year prior to the date of the Tráth na gceisteanna Boird. GAA questions shall be confined to a period of 20 years prior to the date of the Tráth na gceisteanna Boird. Another category where changes have been made is with the Léiriú. One of the important changes to note is the time reduction from 12 to 10 minutes. For the most up-to-date changes, please read the rulebook on the Kerry GAA website under the Cultúr link. Scór na nóg (Dates for your Diary): Semi Finals for South of Kerry: Saturday November 8th in Glenbeigh at 5pm Semi Finals for North of Kerry: Saturday November 15th in Abbeydorney at 5pm Quiz County Final : November 22nd at 7pm (venue TBC) Scór na nog Final: Sunday 30th November in the Tinteán Theatre Ballybunion at 2pm The Cultural Committee wish all teams the very best in today s finals. We look forward to two very sporting and tense encounters. Go n-éirí libh! AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR CLUB TO WIN 1,000 GAA Clubs in Kerry have an opportunity to win valuable prizes as part of a campaign to cherish and promote the Irish Language. The competition is being jointly promoted by Cumann Lúthchleas Gael and Glór na ngael, with the backing of Foras na Gaeilge, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A prize fund of 7,000 is on offer and there will be winners at county/provincial/national and overseas levels. There is a separate section for clubs in the Gaeltacht agus Clubanna Lán-Ghaelacha. Marks will be awarded based on efforts being made to promote the language. entry-deadline is October 30th For application forms and other information go to or call Glór na ngael (046)

64 THe CAPTAINS of the past 50 years In 2014, we celebrate 125 years of what we in Kerry call our mini All Ireland - the Kerry Senior County Football championship. Back in 1889, 125 years ago, the first Kerry Senior County Final was played with JP O Sullivan captaining Laune Rangers to a county final win over Killarney Crokes. JP O Sullivan was of course honoured by his club Laune Rangers when they named their home pitch after their legendary former player. In this feature we also pay tribute to former County Final winning captains. We have decided to trawl through the last 50 years of championship action and pick a best winning Captain s 15. This spans 5 decades where in their time, east Kerry, Austin Stacks, Laune Rangers, east Kerry again, South Kerry and Dr Crokes have all enjoyed periods of dominance. In goal we select a very familiar name, Weeshie Fogarty, who of course won 5 Senior County Championships with east Kerry. An honourable mention must also go to Laune Rangers Peter Lyons in this category. Our 6 defenders have all worn the county jersey with pride including current Kerry senior manager eamonn Fitzmaurice who was captain and man of the match for Feale Rangers in their incredible win over 4 in a row seeking South Kerry in At midfield the great Darragh O Sé takes pride of place alongside a man who is still going strong Mike Burke from Mid Kerry. It is in the forward line that the real cream rises to the top. In the half forward line Ger Power, Declan O Sullivan and Maurice Fitzgerald have 15 All Ireland senior medals between them. Last but least is the full forward led by Johnny Crowley who had the distinction of Captaining east Kerry to their 3 in a row at the end of the last Millennium. Honourable mentions also go to the likes of Dan McAuliffe (Shannon Rangers), Denis Higgins (West Kerry), Jackie Walsh (Shannon Rangers), Joe Joe Barrett (Austin Stacks), Seanie O Shea (Dr Crokes) and Seamus Roche (John Mitchel s) who were all winning captains of the past 50 years. If we go back through the 125 years and pre 1964 a virtual who s who of Kerry greats have been County Final winning Captain s - Niall, Paudie, Brian and John Joe Sheehy, Thady O Gorman, Tom Costello, Dick Fitzgerald, Joe Barrett, Miko Doyle, Bill Dillon, Tom Gega O Connor, Paddy Bán Brosnan, Joe Keohane, Tom Long, John Dowling, Jerome O Shea and Ned Fitzgerald. Can you imagine trying to pick a greatest winning County Final Winning Captain s team of all time? For now however we present out best 15 of the past 50 years. Best County Final Winning Captain s Team of the past 50 years from Weeshie Fogarty (east Kerry 68) 2 Morgan O Shea (Kerins O Rahilly s 02) 3 John O Keeffe (Austin Stacks 76) 4 Paud O Donoghue (Shannon Rangers 72) 5 Pat Aherne (Mid Kerry 67) 6 eamonn Fitzmaurice (Feale Rangers 07) 7 Sean Burke (Mid Kerry 92) 8 Darragh O Sé (An Ghaeltacht 03) 64 sylvester hennessy Kerry s eye GAA Correspondent 9 Mike Burke (Mid Kerry 08) 10 Ger Power (Austin Stacks 79) 11 Declan O Sullivan (South Kerry 05) 12 Maurice Fitzgerald (South Kerry 04) 13 Mick Gleeson (east Kerry 70) 14 Johnny Crowley (east Kerry 97, 98, 99) 15 Kieran O Leary (Dr Crokes 12)

65 Ground Rules & Regulations 1. All persons entering this ground are admitted only subject to the following Ground Regulations and to the Rules and Regulations of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Entry to the ground shall be deemed to constitute unqualified acceptance of all these Rules and Regulations. 2. Fireworks, smoke canisters, bottles, glass, cans, flags, banners, poles and other similar articles or canisters including which could or might be used as a weapon, are not permitted within the ground and any person in possession of such an article or container may be refused entry or ejected from the ground. 3. The consumption of intoxicating liquor is not permitted and spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol into the ground/area. 4. The climbing of pylons, stands or other buildings is not permitted. 5. Unnecessary noise such as that from the use of radio sets, air horns and behaviour likely to cause confusion or nuisance of any kind including foul or abusive language is not permitted in any part of the ground. 6. Under no circumstances is it permitted to throw any object on to the pitch. 7. Unauthorised persons are not permitted to enter on to the field of play and may be ejected. 8. Any person who fails to comply with instructions from a Steward may be ejected from the ground. 9. In general, the Ground Management reserves the right of admission. 10. The Ground Management reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject any person who refuses to be searched by a member of An Garda Siochana. 11. Any person who remains in a gangway may be ejected. 12. The GAA, event promoters reserve the right for its servants or agents to remove from the ground any person who does not comply with the Ground Regulations or whose presence on the ground could reasonably be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to other spectators. 13. All persons in the ground are reminded of their obligations under Section 18 (3) of the Fire Services Act, 1981, to ensure that behaviour does not present a danger from fire to anyone. 14. The Stand is a NO SMOKING AREA. 65

66 Cúinne na nóg OVER THE BAR Can you work out who scores the winning point? A, b or C. A answerthis by Dan DwyEr 1. Who is the only Taoiseach whose father & father-in-law won All Ireland Senior Football medals? 2. He won an All Ireland U-21 medal in 2008 and won a Junior All Ireland medal in 2012 But he came on as a sub in both finals. Who is he? 3. He won a Railway Cup medal with Leinster in He also won 2 All Ireland medals with a County from a different Province. Who is he? 4. Who was the last player in Ireland to win Railway cup medals in both Hurling and Football? 5. Name a Kerry footballer that played for his county in a Munster Junior Championship in Nenagh 2012 against Tipperary in the afternoon and played for his club in a County League Division 1 game the same evening at a North Kerry venue? 6. He won an All Ireland with Kerry in He played for his County before he played Championship for his club. Who is he? 7. Name the only living Kerry All Ireland Football Medal winner that there is a Cup called after, which is played annually? 8. Name the only Kerry man to have played in All Ireland Finals at minor, U-21, Junior, Senior, Hogan Cup, All Ireland Club and Railway Cup Final? 9. Name 2 All Ireland Senior medal holders who are also holders of County Championship Senior football & hurling medals. They also won Footballer of the year? 10. Who is the only Kerry player to win 3 Provincial football medals with 3 different clubs, in 3 different counties & in 2 different provinces? 11. Who are the 2 Footballers in Ireland that are the holders of 6 All Ireland Senior football Club medals? 12. Two Kerry Handball John Joe Quirke & Dominic Lynch made history in Why? B C 66 ANSWERS ON PAGE 20