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Match Report – TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3

Kerry 2-17

Westmeath 0-9

By Dan Kearney

Half-time substitute Rachel Dwyer scored 1-5 and Kerry advanced to the quarter-finals of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship after victory over Westmeath at a windy Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney.

The victors, who go through as Group C winners, also ensured that Westmeath would face into a relegation play-off after their second consecutive defeat.

Kerry made six changes to their line-up from the Galway game but it mattered little as they raced into a 1-5 to 0-0 lead after just 13 minutes, playing with the wind at their backs.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh scored two early frees before the returning Síofra O’Shea got her first of two first half points in the 8th minute, to push Kerry three ahead.

Katie Brosnan and Niamh Carmody then added scores in the 11th and 12th minutes before Ní Mhuircheartaigh punched to the net after excellent approach work from Mary O’Connell.

Westmeath looked in serious bother but started to string some cohesive moves together and Sarah Dillon and Karen Hegarty pointed to reduce the deficit.

Ní Mhuircheartaigh stemmed the Westmeath tide with a lovely score in the 25th minute after a great clearance from Eilis Lynch, but once again Westmeath fought back and the impressive Sarah Lynch scored a free from an acute angle, and Chloe Kelly popped up from the backs to slot another effort to bring the score to 1-6 to 0-4 with one minute remaining.

The last two scores of the half belonged to Kerry though with Katie Brosnan and O’Shea getting their second points of the game to see the Kingdom take a 1-8 to 0-4 lead into half-time.

Impressive substitute Dwyer got an early second half goal for Kerry when she punched in from close range and O’Shea was unlucky a minute later when her effort was miraculously cleared off the line.

Westmeath tried hard but could not find a way past a resolute Kerry defence and by 50 minutes the result was beyond doubt as Kerry led by 2-14 to 0-6.

Sarah Dillon (free) and Lucy Power continued to carry the fight for Westmeath but in the end, scores from Niamh Broderick and two from Dwyer (one free), sealed top spot for Kerry.

Scorers – Kerry: R Dwyer 1-5 (3f), L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 1-3 (2f), S O’Shea 0-2, N Carmody 0-2, K Brosnan 0-2, D O’Leary 0-1, N Broderick 0-1, A Galvin 0-1.

Westmeath: S Dillon 0-4 (3f), V Carr 0-2, L Power 0-2, K Hegarty 0-1.

Kerry: C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, A Dillane; C McCarthy, E Costello, C Ní Chonchúir; M O’Connell, A Galvin; K Brosnan, C Evans, N Carmody; D O’Leary, S O’Shea, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.

Subs: R Dwyer for Ní Mhuircheartaigh (30), J O’Sullivan for Cronin (38), N Broderick for Ní Chonchúir (43), A Clifford for Carmody (43), E Mohan for O’Leary (49).

Westmeath: A O’Donnell; M Fagan, M Scally, L Power; N Nolan, A Alford, C Kelly; F Coyle, T Dillon; V Carr, S Dillon, K Boyce-Jordan; K Hegarty, K Giles, A O’ Malley.

Subs: S Buckley for Nolan (36), K Geoghegan for O’Malley (40), S Lyons for Hegarty (49), Z Guinane for Power (59).

Referee – Shane Curley (Galway).

Kerry Team named for Westmeath clash

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3
Kerry -v- Westmeath
Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
Saturday 25th June
Throw in: 1pm

1. Ciara Butler – Castlegregory 

2. Eilís Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds 

3. Kayleigh Cronin – Dr Crokes 

4. Aoife Dillane – Austin Stacks 

5. Ciara McCarthy – Abbeydorney 

6.Emma Costello – Firies 

7. Clódagh Ní Chonchúir – Éire Óg 

8. Mary O’Connell – Na Gaeil 

9. Anna Galvin (c) – Na Fianna 

10. Katie Brosnan – Firies 

11. Caoimhe Evans – MKL Gaels 

12. Niamh Carmody – Finuge/St Senans 

13. Danielle O’Leary – Rathmore 

14. Síofra O’Shea – Southern Gaels 

15. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh – Corca Dhuibhne 

16. Mary Ellen Bolger – Southern Gaels 

17. Aishling O’Connell – Éire Óg 

18. Lorraine Scanlon – Castleisland Desmonds 

19. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne 

20. Ciara Murphy – MKL Gaels 

21. Rachel Dwyer – Southern Gaels 

22. Niamh Broderick – MKL Gaels 

23. Cáit Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds 

24. Anna Clifford – Fossa 

25. Meadhbh Johnston – Laune Rangers 

26. Elizabeth Mohan – Killarney Legion 

27. Emer Riordan – Firies 

28. Laoise Coughlan – Rathmore 

29. Keri Ann Hanrahan – Killarney Legion 

30. Julie O Sullivan – Inbhear Scéine Gaels 


U12 are free entry

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking on the following link

https://www.universe.com/users/lgfa-FBRMKH
 

U17 Player Developement Program Saturday 25th June 2022 (Change of Date)

Kerry LGFA Development would like to inform participants that U17 development will take place this Saturday 25th June at 10:30am in John Mitchels GAA Complex instead of Monday 27th June.

Kerry LGFA U17 Player Development:

Please note that there has been an  extension to the U17 PDP which now allows players born in 2006 and 2005  to attend . Please make all eligible players in your clubs aware of this update and provide them with the google document to register online.

Any players wishing to attend please complete the link below 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyIwW_yS7QG8sM5coteEs1_fTlfEO-t3SFTVDYndLwTdengA/viewform

Next training session is Monday June 20th at 7pm in John Mitchels GAA Complex

Participants will take part in the Munster Intercounty blitz in Mallow on 29th June and National intercounty blitz Abbotstown Dublin July 5th

Kerry LGFA Development

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3 – Saturday 25th June

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3

Kerry -v- Westmeath

Saturday 25th June

Throw in: 1pm

Venue: Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Big match this weekend in Killarney. A win will see Kerry top the group heading into the quarter finals on the 9th July. It would be great to see as much support as possible on the day. It would be very much appreciated by management and players. 

U12’S GO FREE

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking on the following link:

https://www.universe.com/users/lgfa-FBRMKH

U17 Player Development Program UPDATE

Please note that there has been an  extension to the U17 PDP which now allows players born in 2006 and 2005  to attend . Please make all eligible players in your clubs aware of this update and provide them with the google document to register online.

Any players wishing to attend please complete the link below 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyIwW_yS7QG8sM5coteEs1_fTlfEO-t3SFTVDYndLwTdengA/viewform

Next training session is Monday June 20th at 7pm in John Mitchels GAA Complex

Participants will take part in the Munster Intercounty blitz in Mallow on 29th June and National intercounty blitz Abbotstown Dublin July 5th

Kerry LGFA Development

TG4 All-Ireland SFC – Kerry 3-10 Galway 3-08 

by Paul Murphy – Kerry LGFA PRO

Kerry recorded an impressive win in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 1 clash against Galway. With the game played in St. Brendan’s Park Birr it was Galway who got off to the perfect start with a point from centre back Nicola Ward after an excellent run through the Kerry defence. Despite the presence of two Galway defenders & the goalkeeper Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh had Kerry level with a well taken point following a long ball in by Anna Galvin. Aishling O’Connell had Kerry in front shortly after with a fisted point following good work by Paris McCarthy and Danielle O’Leary. Both sides exchanged points from Treacy Leonard and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh as Kerry remained in the lead mid-way through the half. Ciara Butler pulled off a great save shortly after from Lynsey Noone after a Galway attempt at a point came off the post. Galway responded again and were rewarded with a goal approaching the twentieth minute mark. Great teamwork by Olivia Divilly, Mairéad Seoighe & Andrea Trill saw Leanne Coen pam the ball into the back of the net to open up a two-point lead. The lead was extended to three with Treacy Leonard pointing. Kerry responded in the best possible fashion by working the ball upfield. Danielle O’Leary laid it off to Kayleigh Cronin, her long ball in found the on-rushing Lorraine Scanlon who expertly dispatched to the back of the net to draw the sides level. Galway would fail to score for the remainder of half as three frees from Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh saw Kerry go in at the break three points in front on a score line Kerry 1-06 Galway 1-03.

Kerry got off to the perfect start with a point from Cáit Lynch at the beginning of the second half with a well taken score. Galway were now behind by four and knew they would have to make an immediate impact for fear the game would slip away from them. Three substitutions and three points from play by Treacy Leonard saw the gap now reduced to one point. Kerry responded brilliantly. A superb run by Niamh Carmody and patient play by Erica McGlynn & Danielle O’Leary saw Louise point for Kerry. Kerry raised their second green flag of the game shortly after. A Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh free dropped short with Paris McCarthy on hand to fist into the net as Kerry were now five points in front with ten minutes gone and very much in control. Things got even better mid-way through the half. With Eilís Lynch winning the ball in defence Kerry worked the ball up field with Erica McGlynn who was showing well for ball throughout the game finding Niamh Carmody who’s shot riffled to the back of the net giving Galway keeper Alanah Griffin no chance. The Kingdom were now eight points in front and that lead was nine with ten minutes remaining. Credit to Galway they never gave up. Treacy Leonard scored her sixth point of the game as Galway substitute Ailish Morrissey had her goal disallowed. Kerry had the lead back out to nine with over five minutes remaining. What followed was a frantic finish. Kerry’s Lorraine Scanlon and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh both receiving yellow cards resulting in them seeing out the remainder of the game with thirteen players. Goals from Galway’s Louise Ward and Leanne Coen and a free from Olivia Divilly saw the lead reduced to two ensuring a nervous finish but it wasn’t to be as Kerry ran out deserving winners. Kerry’s next game in the championship is Saturday 25th June at home to Westmeath. A win here would see Kerry top the group. Time and venue TBC

Scorers: Kerry: L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-8 (5f), L Scanlon 1-0, P McCarthy 1-0, N Carmody 1-0, C Lynch 0-1, A O’Connell 0-1.

Galway: T Leonard 0-6 (1f), L Coen 2-0, L Ward 1-0, N Ward 0-1, O Divilly 0-1.

Kerry: C Butler; É Lynch, K Cronin, A Dillane; A O’Connell, E Costello, C Murphy; C Lynch, A Galvin; D O’Leary, N Carmody, L Scanlon; N Ní Chonchúir, E McGlynn, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.  

Subs: P McCarthy for Ní Chonchúir (21), S O’Shea for McGlynn (46), C Evans for O’Leary (52), C Ní Chonchúir for Dillane (56), M O’Connell for Carmody (59).

Galway: A Griffin; S Molloy, S Ní Loingsigh, E Gavin; C Cooney, N Ward, K Geraghty; A Davoren, L Ward; L Coen, A Trill, M Seoighe; L Noone, O Divilly, T Leonard.

Subs: K Slevin for A Trill (26), C Trill for Gavin (30), S Divilly for Davoren (30), A Morrissey for Seoighe (36), A Molloy for S Molloy (52).

Referee: M Farrelly (Cavan).

11 June 2022; Cáit Lynch of Kerry receives the Player of the Match award from LGFA President Mícheál Naughton after the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Group C – Round 1 match between Kerry and Galway at St Brendan’s Park in Birr, Offaly.Uachtarán Cumann Peil Gael na mBan, Mícheál Naughton Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Munster Senior B Championship Update

Munster LGFA Championship Fixtures Senior B

The Munster Ladies Senior B Football Championship will not be going ahead.
Waterford and Tipperary have pulled out of the competition, leaving Kerry and Cork as the only two teams in the championship.
As Kerry and Cork have been training for a number of weeks both counties have agreed to play challenge games. Entry via Dalton’s Avenue Only

Kerry -v- Cork

Sunday 12th June

Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
Throw in: 3pm

The first challenge game will be played this Sunday and entry is free. Entry via Daltons Avenue only