4 Kerry Teams In Action This Weekend.

It’s going to be a busy weekend for Kerry Ladies Football with 4 teams in action.

Munster U/14 Championship

Kerry u14s 2018

The Kerry U/14’s are the first team in action when they take on Tipperary in Bansha at 1.30 on Saturday. Kerry suffered a 5-03 to 1-8 loss to Cork in the first round but in reality there was very little in the contest and Cork’s ability to score goals at vital times proved to be the difference between the sides. It is a must win game for Kerry as a loss will see them relinquish their Munster title, while a win will see them qualify for the final once again. Manager John Doona has named a strong panel for the game, and Kerry will be confident of lowering the Premier Counties colours.

Kerry will line out as follows;

Saoirse Dorrian Beaufort
Shonagh Fitzpatrick Southern Gaels
Kelli McGrath Listowel Emmets
Sophie Dennehy Fossa
Caiti O’Sullivan  Southern Gaels
Alicia Burke Fossa
Shauna Tagney Scartaglin
Ellie O’ Connell Southern Gaels
Amy Harrington(Captain) Inbhear Sceine Gaels
Melanie Higgins Abbeydorney
Heather McNamara Austin Stacks
Katie Dunworth Ballyduff
Finola Ni Chathasaigh Castlegregory
Clodagh Murray Austin Stacks
Pia Hickey Dr Crokes

Ciara Cronin Castleisland Desmonds
Ailbhe Brosnan  Kilcummin
Laura Leslie  Laune Rangers
Sarah Lynch Listowel Emmets
Aisling Hanafin Abbeydorney
Caoimhe Guerin-Crowley Rathmore
Emma Kelly Dr Crokes
Katelyn Leen Abbeydorney
Grace Cahill Castleisland Desmonds
Aisling  Shire  Castleisland Desmonds
Megan O’Donoghue Rathmore
Leanne O’Sullivan Southern Gaels
Katie  Cronin Inbhear Sceine Gaels

Munster U/16 Championship

Kerry U16s 2018

Kerry U/16’s welcome Cork to John Mitchels for their second game of the Munster campaign at 2oc on Saturday. Kerry go into the game on the back of a comprehensive 5-13 to 1-4 victory over Tipperary in the first round of the competition.  It will be Cork’s first day out in the competition and they will be determined to retain the Munster title that they won in 2017. The U/16 championship is being run on a round robin league basis and a win for the Kingdom would see them parachute strainght into the final. It won’t be easy however and this battle could go right down to the final whistle.

Manager Rory Killgallen has named an unchanged side and Kerry will line out as follows;

1. Ciara Butler (Castlegregory)

2. Maud Kelly (Fossa)

3. Rachel O’Connor (Corca Dhuibhne)

4. Ava Doherty (Glenflesk)

5. Gemma Kearney (Castleisland Desmonds)

6. Rachel Dwyer (Southern Gaels) Captain.

7. Aoife Dillane (Austin Stacks)

8. Mary O’Connell (Na Gaeil)

9. Aisling O’Connell (Ballymac)

10. Rachel Kilgallen (John Mitchels )

11. Danielle O’Leary (Rathmore)

12. Ella Teahan(Milltown/Listry)

13. Clodagh Evans (Milltown/Listry)

14. Siofra O’Shea (Southern Gaels)

15. Mary Collins (Rathmore)

16. Claire Fealey (Laune Rangers

17. Rachel Evans (Laune Rangers)

18. Ciara McCarthy (Abbeydorney)

19. Chloe O’Connor (Firies)

20. Tara Murphy (Killarney Legion)

21. Ciara Fitzgerald (Currow)

22. Maggie Kingston (Beaufort)

23. Fodhla Houlihan (Laune Rangers)

24. Kerri Ann Hanrahan (Killarney Legion)

25. Cliona Murphy (Southern Gaels)

26. Susan Cahill (Rathmore)

27. Paris McCarthy (Castleisland Desmonds)

28. Aoife O’Flaherty (Finuge/StSenans)

29. Elaine O’Donoghue (Firies)

30. Roisin Griffin (Cromane

Extended Panel:Andrea Nolan (Laune Rangers), Ellie McElligott (Ballymac), Lauren O’Leary (Rathmore), Lisa Ni Gearailt (Corca Dhuibhne), Aoilbhe Mangan (Cromane), Mairead Ni Chiobhain (Corca Dhuibhne), Orla Dunphy (Laune Rangers), Maggie West (Beaufort).

Lidl National Football League Round 7

Kerry ladies v Mayo 18

The stakes couldn’t be much higher as Kerry host Westmeath in Strand Road Tralee. Kerry’s 3 point deduction during the week leaves them pointless so it’s winner takes all on Sunday.If there’s a loser on the day, that team will be relegated and playing Division 2 football next year.Westmeath suffered a big defeat to Donegal in round 3, and lost out by ten points against Cork, but they’ve given a decent account of themselves in the matches with Mayo, Dublin and Monaghan.Kerry’s last outing saw them concede 6-11 against Donegal, and confidence levels are bound to be low. Kerry have the experience and quality to pull this out of the bag however, so a vocal home support could go a long way towards ensuring victory.

Manager Graham Shine has named the following side for the game;

1 Laura Fitzgerald  Na Gaeil
2 Laoise Coughlan Rathmore
3 Aislinn Desmond Rathmore
4 Aisling O’Connell Scartaglen
5 Amy Foley Beaufort
6 Sarah Murphy Rathmore
7 Kate O’Sullivan Dingle
8 Lorraine Scanlon Castleisland Desmonds
9 Eilish O’Leary Kilcummin
10 Emma Dineen Glenflesk
11 Sarah Houlihan Beaufort
12 Andrea Murphy Castleisland Desmonds
13 Siobhan Burns Dr Crokes
14 Amanda Brosnan Dr Crokes
15 Meabh Barry  Na Gaeil
16 Linda Bruggener Spa
17 Caoimhe O’Sullivan St Sylvesters
18 Clodagh O’Connor Na Fianna
19 Siobhan Goodwin Castlegregory
20 Eilish O’Callaghan  Scartaglen
21 Aoife Geaney Dingle
22 Eilis Lynch Castleisland Desmonds
23 Deirdre Kearney Na Gaeil
24 Deirdre Geaney Dingle
25 Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh Corca Dhuibnhe

26 Moira O’Flaherty Moyvane/Clounmacon

Munster Minor Championship

Kerry minor ladies v Tipperary 2018

Kerry will travel to Cloughduv on Bank Holiday Monday to take on Cork in Round 3 of the Munster Championship with a 2oc throw in. The Minor Championship is being run on the same league basis as the U/16’s with the top team automatically qualifying for the final, whilst the second and third based sides play in a semi final. Both Kerry and Cork had good victories over Tipperary in the earlier rounds and whichever side wins will automatically qualify for the Munster final.  The loser of the contest will have to face Tipperary once more in a semi final.

Manager Jonathan Griffin has named a formidable side for the game and Kerry will line out as follows;

1. Sinead Warren (Rathmore)
2. Kate Maher (Kilcummin)
3. Mairead Lehane (Milltown/Listry)
4. Anna O’Reilly (Fossa)
5. Kayla O’Connor (Castleisland Desmonds)
6. Tara Breen (Beaufort)
7. Ciara Murphy (Milltown/Listry) Captain
8. Sophie Lynch (Listowel Emmets)
9. Brid Ryan (Rathmore)
10. Hannah O’Donoghue (Beaufort)
11. Aoife O’Callaghan (Rathmore)
12. Niamh O’Connor (Corca Dhuibhne)
13. Ciara O’Brien (Laune Rangers)
14. Katie Buckley (Rathmore)
15. Anna Clifford (Fossa)
16. Ailbhe Clifford (Cromane)
17. Erica McGlynn (Fossa)
18. Ceiti Long (Corca Dhuibhne)
19. Jillian Courtney (Glenflesk)
20. Fiadhna Tangney (Beaufort)
21. Jadyn Lucey (Na Gaeil)
22. Labhaoise Walmsley (Castleisland Desmonds)
23. Katie Palmer (Inbhear Sceine Gaels)
24. Julie O’Sullivan (Inbhear Sceine Gaels)
25. Caoimhe Evans (Milltown/Listry)
26. Emma O’Sullivan (Inbhear Sceine Gaels)
27. Ellen O’Sullivan (Inbhear Sceine Gaels)
28. Ellen Coffey (Killarney Legion)
29. Kate Stack (Dr. Crokes)
30. Ciara Randles (Killarney Legion)