U13/U15 PDP 2024

Hello everyone,

The PDP will commence in all regions starting the first week of July.

The dates for the Munster Blitzes are as follows:

U13 – Saturday, 24th of August
U15 – Saturday, 31st of August

Please refer any individuals interested in coaching to me by Sunday, the 23rd of June.

Email:

An information session with William Harmon will be held before we begin.

Yours in Sport

Anthony Curran
087 2713507


Chairperson KLGFA Development Committee

U17 Player Development – Finuge GAA Club – Tuesday 18th June

Important notice Under 17 development squad changed to Tuesday evenings

The under 17 development squad continues next Tuesday evening the 18th of June at 7.30pm in Finuge

We are encouraging all clubs in North Kerry District to get your older under 16 girls and your younger u17 girls to come along.

Anthony Curran
087 2713507
Chairperson KLGFA Development Committee

Introduction to Gaelic Games Coaching Course

Dear Secretary,

The Introduction to Gaelic Games Coaching course will be held on Thursday 20th June and Thursday 4th of July in Castleisland from 7pm to 10pm each night.

Participants must attend both nights. Details are as follows:

Castleisland Community Centre Booked for ICGG

Thursday 20th June 7-10pm

Thursday 4th July 7-10pmHall 2 and the back of the main Building.
Max no. of participants is 24.


Club secretaries please send names of participants along with their email address and contact number as soon as possible to

The course will be filled on a first come first serve basis.


Kind Regards,

Alanna

TG4 All-Ireland SFC – Kerry 4-13 Waterford 0-9

Kerry 4-13 

Waterford 0-9 

By Dan Kearney 

Kerry secured their quarter final place in the race for the TG4 All-Ireland SFC as they eased to a 16-point victory over Waterford at Fitzgerald Stadium in a one-sided encounter. 

Kerry, playing with a strong breeze in the first half blew the Waterford challenge away with some power-packed football and led by 2-10 to 0-3 at half time. 

It took the home side a while to get going but when they did Waterford had no answer to their pace, movement and finishing power. 

Central to Kerry’s dominance was the dismantling of Waterford’s kickouts with Evelyn O’Brien finding it extremely difficult to find a white jersey. 

Kerry led by 1-2 to 0-1 after 10 minutes with Hannah O’Donoghue getting on the end of a brilliant combination with Emma Dineen to finish smartly to the back of the net. 

15 June 2024; Hannah O’Donoghue of Kerry celebrates after scoring her side’s first goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Round 2 match between Kerry and Waterford at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Kerry. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Danielle O’Leary added a score from the kickout and with the brilliant O’Donoghue slotting a brace of points straight afterwards, Waterford were under all sorts of pressure. 

O’Donoghue turned provider to feed Danielle O’Leary for Kerry’s second goal in the 22nd minute and points followed from Niamh Ní Chonchúir, Aishling O’Connell, Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, and Hannah O’Donoghue with Waterford’s reply coming from boot of Kelly Ann Hogan on the stroke of half time. 

Waterford made a bright start to the second half with Eve Power and Mairead O’Brien claiming early points. Half time substitute Siofra O’Shea hit the Waterford net after being fed by Niamh Ní Chonchúir in the 36th minute to put Kerry 3-11 to 0-6 ahead and it was difficult to see Waterford coming back into the contest. 

The marauding TG4 Player of the Match Aishling O’Connell struck her second point of the game a minute later but Waterford kept going and Ciara Butler was forced into a fine save from Emma Murray before Eve Power hit her second point of the game. 

Both sides ran their bench as the game petered out in the final quarter but there was one final act when Siofra O’Shea fed Emma Dineen for an easy finish to the back of the net. 

Waterford must now beat Donegal in next week’s encounter if they are to advance from the group. 

Scorers – Kerry: H O’Donoghue 1-3, D O’Leary 1-2 (1f), E Dineen 1-1, S O’Shea 1-0, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-3 (2f), A O’Connell 0-2, N Carmody 0-1, N Ní Chonchúir 0-1. 

Waterford: K A Hogan 0-3, M O’Brien 0-2, E Power 0-2, E Fitzgerald 0-1f, K McGrath 0-1. 

KERRY: C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, C Murphy; A O’Connell, D Kearney, A Dillane; M O’Connell, A Galvin; N Carmody, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh, H O’Donoghue; N Ní Chonchúir, E Dineen, D O’Leary. Subs: S O’Shea for Ní Mhuircheartaigh (H/T), L Scanlon for Carmody (39), A Harrington for O’Connell (42), J Lucey for H O’Donoghue (47), F O’Donoghue for Dillane (50.

WATERFORD: E O’Brien; C Murray, H Power, K McGrath; E Fitzgerald, A Murray, A McNulty; K Hogan , E Murray; C Carroll, A Fitzgerald, M Comerford; K Murray, L McGregor, M O’Brien. Subs: E Power for O’Brien (15), C McCarthy for Carroll (23), M O’Brien for Comerford (H/T), N Power for McCarthy (47), A Waring for Murray (50). 

Referee: Jonathan Murphy (Carlow).

Kerry team named to face Waterford

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 2 – Round 2

Kerry -v- Waterford

Saturday 15th June

Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

Throw in: 3:00pm

1. Ciara Butler – Castlegregory

2. Eilís Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

3. Kayleigh Cronin – Dr. Crokes

4. Ciara Murphy – MKL Gaels

5. Aishling O’Connell – Scartaglin

6. Deirdre Kearney – Na Gaeil

7. Aoife Dillane – Austin Stacks

8. Mary O’Connell – Na Gaeil

9. Lorraine Scanlon – Castleisland Desmonds

10. Niamh Carmody – Finuge/St Senans (C)

11. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh – Corca Dhuibhne

12. Anna Galvin – Southern Gaels

13. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne

14. Emma Dineen – Glenflesk

15. Danielle O’Leary – Rathmore

16. Mary Ellen Bolger – Southern Gaels

17. Amy Harrington – Inbhear Scéine Gaels

18. Eilís O’Connor – Na Gaeil

19. Katie Brosnan – Firies

20. Ciara McCarthy – Abbeydorney

21. Fay O’Donoghue – Beaufort

22. Jadyn Lucey – Na Gaeil

23. Bríd O’Connor – Na Gaeil

24. Róisín Smith – Cromane

25. Jess Gill – Southern Gaels

26. Hannah O Donoghue – Beaufort

27. Ciara O’Brien – Laune Rangers

28. Kate O’Sullivan Daingean Uí Chúis

29. Síofra O’Shea – Southern Gaels

30. Melanie Higgins – Abbeydorney

Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/tg4-senior-championship-kerry-v-waterford-tickets-30MX28

U17 PDP – Tuesday 11th June – Fossa GAA Club

Hi all.

Reminder that the U17 PDP will resume this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Venue is Fossa GAA Pitch. We encourage all clubs to notify their players to attend. We especially ask the East/Mid Kerry clubs to attend as it’s on in Fossa. Any girl who has not attended already is more than welcome to come along on Tuesday evening. 

Regards

Anthony Curran
087 2713507
Chairperson KLGFA Development Committee

Sparánacht na Ghaeltachta

MLGFA Gaeltacht Bursary Rules

1. Entry is open to current playing members attending Secondary School and attending a summer course in a Gaeltacht College in 2024.

2. Entrants must currently be members of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Current registration number must be included on the application form.

3. Application is by submitting the form for Gaeltacht Bursary, closing date is 30th of June 2024.

4. Late entries will not be accepted.

5. There will be six Gaeltacht Bursaries awarded in 2024 (one for each county in the province).

6. The Gaeltacht Bursary will only be awarded to any female once over the period of its existence.

7. The judges’ decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be notified by e-mail.

8. Evidence of enrolment to Gaeltacht School will be required prior to the Gaeltacht Scholarship being issued (Copy of receipt/confirmation will be accepted)

See link to apply;

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScja9-69f3NCfh7vZOg_NjMM8Rg3jmYqUOixSC8e0MU18z3Jw/viewform?pli=1

Please forward details to all club secretaries, closing date for applications is Sunday 30th June.

TG4 All-Ireland SFC – Donegal 1-6 Kerry 0-9

Donegal 1-6 

Kerry 0-9  

By Frank Craig  

Donegal pegged back Kerry in MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey as Susanne White held her nerve late on to split the spoils in this TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2 opener.  

Niamh McLaughlin of Donegal in action against Ciara Murphy of Kerry during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Round 1 match between Donegal & Kerry at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

In dreadful conditions, nothing separated the sides at half-time as a Caoimhe Keon goal helped send Donegal in level at 1-3 to 0-6. 

Niamh Ní Chonchúir had opened the scoring for the visitors but with Keon rattling the net for Donegal just four minutes in, the hosts stole an early march.  

Anna Galvin and Danielle O’Leary then managed to tie matters up for a settled Kerry by the tenth minute.  

Katie Dowds did hit back for Donegal but three Kingdom points on the bounce from of O’Leary, Lorraine Scanlon and captain Niamh Carmody helped open up a two-point advantage.  

White reduced the margin after 18 minutes with a point from a free to make it 0-6 to 1-2.  

But with conditions continuing to deteriorate and underfoot now extremely difficult, that was the end of the scoring action right up until the half-time hooter as Aussie Rules star and Donegal captain Niamh McLaughlin squared it.  

Kayleigh Cronin of Kerry in action against Katie Dowds of Donegal during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Round 1 match between Donegal and Kerry at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Kerry jumped two clear once more at the start of the second half as Carmody and Scanlon lobbed over.  

Another White free kept Donegal on the visitors’ coattails but a smart Emma Dineen clip, on the three-quarter hour mark doubled Kerry’s upper hand once more.  

Nearing the final five minutes, the away side still led 0-9 to 1-4 but a searing Dowds break from the back saw her drive at goal just clear the crossbar. And with White nailing that pressure free at the end, the points were split.   

Scorers – Donegal: S White 0-3f, C Keon 1-0, K Dowds 0-2, N McLaughlin 0-1.  

Kerry: N Carmody 0-2,1f, D O’Leary 0-2, A Galvin 0-2, N Ní Chonchúir 0-1, L Scanlon 0-1, E Dineen 0-1.  

DONEGAL: C Friel; S McLaughlin, A Temple Asokuh, E McGinley; K Dowds, N Boyle, T Hegarty; R Rodgers, N Carr; C Keon, N McLaughlin, A Boyle Carr; S White, K Herron, K Long. Subs: E Gallagher for A Boyle Carr (36), B McLaughlin for K Long (48), J McFadden for N Carr (55),  

KERRY: C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, C Murphy; A O’Connell, D Kearney, A Dillane; M O’Connell, L Scanlon; N Carmody, K Brosnan, A Galvin; N Ní Chonchúir, E Dineen, D O’Leary. Subs: H O’Donoghue for K Brosnan (44), A Harrington for M O’Connell (44), S O’Shea for N Ní Chonchúir (49), L Ní Mhuircheartaigh for E Dineen (57),   

Referee: Shane Curley (Galway). 

Kerry Team named to face Donegal

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 2 – Round 1

Donegal -v- Kerry

Sunday 9th June

MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey

Throw in: 1:05pm

1. Ciara Butler – Castlegregory

2. Eilís Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

3. Kayleigh Cronin – Dr. Crokes

4. Ciara Murphy – MKL Gaels

5. Aishling O’Connell – Scartaglin

6. Deirdre Kearney – Na Gaeil

7. Aoife Dillane – Austin Stacks

8. Mary O’Connell – Na Gaeil

9. Lorraine Scanlon – Castleisland Desmonds

10. Niamh Carmody – Finuge/St Senans (C)

11. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh – Corca Dhuibhne

12. Anna Galvin – Southern Gaels

13. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne

14. Emma Dineen – Glenflesk

15. Danielle O’Leary – Rathmore

16. Mary Ellen Bolger – Southern Gaels

17. Amy Harrington – Inbhear Scéine Gaels

18. Eilís O’Connor – Na Gaeil

19. Katie Brosnan – Firies

20. Ciara McCarthy – Abbeydorney

21. Fay O’Donoghue – Beaufort

22. Jadyn Lucey – Na Gaeil

23. Bríd O’Connor – Na Gaeil

24. Róisín Smith – Cromane

25. Jess Gill – Southern Gaels

26. Hannah O Donoghue – Beaufort

27. Ciara O’Brien – Laune Rangers

28. Kate O’Sullivan Daingean Uí Chúis

29. Síofra O’Shea – Southern Gaels

Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/tg4-senior-championship-donegal-v-kerry-tickets-WJST4D?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1qCuMrzMIcRjo8vxQ4vMg3h7pmYdix9c41RX-g_3c080MtuF4Hv2sSEAg_aem_AbLWp2Gbw6AjfU6wTa68zw_WPGNTesT51FDhOcHyjm9xX6jlxtO-0QM81W2qXhR5fjGWdOgQgHEUjDMChGzyRS9r

The game is live on TG4 and radio commentary on Radio Kerry