Ladies Football weekly News
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 19:35
The Kerry v Tipperary Match report, The Liam O'Connor Gala Concert, Minor trials commence, Bord Na nOg and Fixtures to meet with all juvenile Clubs and congrats to Ann Eager.
Kerry 5-14 Tipperary 1-10
Kerry collected their first points of the new season with minimum fuss as they outclassed a game Tipperary from the first to last blow of James Flood whistle. Kerry put down their marker in the first few minutes and were 3-2 to 0-1 to the good after 7 minutes with Patrice Dennehy from the penalty spot, Mary O’Keefe and Louise Ni Mhuirtceartaigh all goaled.
In truth Kerry were always a handful for Tipperary and were really crisp in passing and always had a player looking to create space as Ni Mhuirtceartaigh had her second goal on the 20th min. At this stage Kerry were 4-4 to 0-2 points ahead. Kerry’s points coming from O'Keefe and 3 from Mhuirtceartaigh as the Kerry full forward line worked well together. Tipperary, who recently lost their Senior status did finish the last minutes stronger with Shauna Ryan adding 2 pointed frees to the tally which came in reply to late Kerry points from Dennehy, O’Keefe,Houlihan and Mhuirtceartaigh to leave the first half score 4-8 to 0-4.
Kerry ran the changes in the second half as Megan Galvin and Elaine O’Connor made their debuts while Sarah Jane Joy replaced Lorraine Scanlon at Midfield. Patrice Dennehy added an early Kerry goal in the second half but took the leg off the pedal somewhat and did enough to see Tipperary off at arm’s length. William O’Sullivan will have been happy with the first outing of the season but much tougher opposition will have to be tackled in the weeks to come with Mayo’s standout victory against Galway catching the eye.
Our next Senior game is on Sunday the 12th and we are at home to Fermanagh in Kilcummin at the earlier time of 12.30 and the following week, we again are at home to Cavan and this game will throw in, in Finuge also at the earlier time of 12.30
And many congratulations to Bernie Breen, Aisling Leonard and Louise Ni Mhuirtceartaigh as they have been called up as replacement All Stars along with Edel Murphy for the upcoming All Star trip in May to Toronto Canada.
E Murphy, C Lynch, A Leonard, A Desmond, A Loyns, D Hallissey, L O’Sullivan, L Scanlon, B Breen, L Galvin, S Houlihan (0-1), P Dennehy,(2-1) M O’Keefe ( 1-5),D Corridon (0-2), L Ni Mhuirtceartaigh (2-1),
Subs: M Galvin for L O’Sullivan, E O’Connor for S Houlihan, SJ Joy for Scanlon
H Kennedy, A Dudley, S Lambert, S Delahunty, M O’Dwyer, K Lyne, B ryan, J Grant(1-2)S Carew (0-1), N Lonergan, G O’Brien (0-2), B Feeney, S Ryan(0-4), C Carroll, C Walsh(0-1)
Minor County Trials which commenced last weekend and will continue for the next 4 weeks under guidance of Manager David O’Connor and Trainer Connie O'Connor.
A Fixtures Meeting of the Kerry Ladies Bord Na nOg and the Fixtures committee would like to meet all juvenile clubs, as we want to compile the competitions schedule for the year ahead. The venues, dates and times have been confirmed and are as follows, in the Spa Clubrooms, Killarney on Thurs-day Feb the 9th at 8pm for all Mid, East and Killarney clubs plus Southern Gaels and then in the Ker-ins O'Rahillys Clubhouse, Strand Road, Tralee on Mon the 13th of Feb at 8pm for all Tralee, North & West Kerry clubs and the Castleisland district clubs and any club who could not attend the Killarney venue.
The Liam O'Connor Concert.
Kerry Ladies Football are embarking on a major fundraising initiative during the year ahead and we are delighted to announce that the world famous Liam O Connor will hold a one off concert on this coming Friday the 10th of February at The Killarney Avenue, Killarney at 8pm and that this will enable us to raise much needed funds to support our Inter county team for the year ahead.
Tickets are available from Sharon 086 2360810, Marion 086 1018226 or Melissa on 087 9946190
Ann Eager appointed as Limerick ladies Manager.
We would like to wish Ann Eager a former Kerry Senior player every success, as Ann has just been appointed the Limerick Ladies senior manager for the year ahead and we wish both Ann and the Lim-erick Senior ladies every success in the year ahead.
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