Category: Announcements

Code of Behaviour – Underage Level


The new Code of Behaviour (Underage), highlights the levels of behaviour that the LGFA seeks from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending our underage games.

Packed with 10 different sections the Code of Behaviour (Underage) has been updated to reflect recent child safeguarding legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day to day organising of our games.

Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with children and young people, how to promote the Code and also deal with breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the Club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying of children and young people, social media guidance and how to report any concerns or allegations of abuse.

The Code of Behaviour (Underage) applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations – Ladies Football, GAA, Camogie, Handball and Rounders – and may be downloaded at:

Code of Behaviour

Club Officer Workshop on 15th May.

workshopKerry LGFA in association with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association will host a Club Officer Workshop on the 15th May at Intermediate School Killorglin from 7 to 9 pm.

The workshop will give a comprehensive guide to all club officers on what their role and function should be within their club, and how best to carry out their duties.

Every Kerry LGFA club is requested to send in their respective officers for this very beneficial workshop.

Féile Skills Competition.

Calling all clubs and U14 players !
The Kerry LGFA will host the Féile 2018 Skills competition on Friday 18th May at Ballyrickard, Tralee at 6.30. Every Kerry club MUST run their own competition first and send in one player to represent their club. Names must be in by the 11th May. The winner of the Kerry competition will receive a fully Kerry ladies kit and go on to represent their county in the national competition. Full details can be had by e mailing Donal Doherty at

Sean Walsh Elected As Kerry LGFA Chairman.

The Kerry Ladies GFA held their May County Board meeting at the Kerins O’Rahillys clubhouse on Thursday night and the big news to emerge was the election of Sean Walsh of Moyvane to the role of Chairperson. 

Walsh who is the former Chairman of Kerry GAA and Munster was proposed by Kieran Savage of the Ballymacelligott club and was seconded by Dave Randles of Killarney Legion. Mr Walsh’s election was met by a unanimous show of hands by all of the delegates present. 

In his opening Chairperson’s address Mr Walsh said that he wasn’t there to take over Kerry LGFA but instead he would help to put the structures in place that his experience had taught him. Mr Walsh was a member of the Kerry GAA executive for 30 years and served as Chairman for 10 of those. 

Walsh also stated that it was important that the County Board was not just about the people in the executive positions, but instead it was about ordinary club members who must do their bit to help out. He said that there was a massive amount of work being done by people in the background, but an awful lot more must be done for it to be truly successful. 

A number of measures the he proposed were the broadening of the fixtures committee so that the work load could be shared. He also felt that a communications committee needed to be put in place with a geographical spread of people in the county involved that could help. Mr Walsh also felt that a new finance committee needed to be formed as well as a defined development and coaching structure. 

Mr Walsh finished by saying that he hoped that he would receive the support of the people around the county and that he would give his new role his best shot. 

Meanwhile Donal Rahilly of Ballymacelligott moved from Assistant Secretary to the Secretary position, Debbie Hannon of Beale was elected to the Assistant Secretary position, Tomas O Hainifin of Abbeydorney was elected as Cultural Officer and Dan Kearney of Castleisland Desmonds was elected as PRO. 

New County Secretary Donal Rahilly said that he was looking forward to working with Sean Walsh. He said that Mr Walsh had already left a big impression on him with his ideas and ambitions for Kerry LGFA. Donal Rahilly also complimented clubs for the efficient running of their league games so far, and encouraged clubs to send in officers to the Club Officer training night to be held on the 15th May in ISK.He also said that 2019 would be a very exciting year for Kerry LGFA with the National Congress due to be held in the county. 

Finally Mr Rahilly congratulated the Kerry U/14’s for reaching the Munster Final, and he also wished the Kerry U/16’s and Kerry minors the best of luck in their Munster finals this weekend. 

Kerry LGFA executive; 

Chairperson Sean Walsh Moyvane 

Vice Chairperson Christena Curtin Kerins O’Rahillys 

Secretary Donal Rahilly Ballymacelligott 

Asst Secretary Debbie Hannon Beale 

Treasurer Anthony Curran Ballymacelligott 

Asst Treasurer Nora Fealey Laune Rangers

Development Officer Donal Doherty Spa 

Registrar Joe O Flaherty Finuge/St Senans 

Fixtures Secretary Selina Looney Killarney Legion 

Child Protection Officer Debbie Hannon Beale

Language and Cultural Officer Tomas O Hainifin Abbeydorney 

PRO Dan Kearney Castleisland Desmonds 

The Kerry LGFA U/16 team will play Cork in the Munster A Final on Saturday 5th May in Mallow at 4.45 pm
The Kerry Minor LGFA team will play Cork in the Munster A final on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May in Mallow at 3.30pm.

Kerry U/14’s Secure Their Place In Munster A Final.

The Kerry U/14’s have qualified for the Munster A final after a superb victory over Tipperary yesterday evening. Read the match report below and also a message from team manager John Doona…
Munster U14 A Championship replay

Kerry 7-05 Tipperary 3-09

Kerry U/14’s are through to the Munster A final after a hard fought and deserved victory over Tipperary in Mallow last Wednesday evening. Kerry had won the original fixture between the sides but had to play the tie again after Tipperary lodged an objection following a technical issue in the original fixture.The Kerry management and players certainly felt aggrieved with this decision, and went about their business in determined fashion from the very first whistle.

Kerry played against the breeze in the first half on a perfect pitch as the evening sun began to set. They got off to an excellent start in the game and points from Ellie O Connell and Aisling Hanafin, plus goals from Finola Ni Chathasaigh (2), Amy Harrington and Clodagh Murray had the Kingdom 3-02 to no score up after just eight minutes. Tipperary settled down and scored 1-03 through the very dangerous Kate Flannery.

Tipperary were right back in the game and Kerry needed a reply. It came when Clodagh Murray finished off an excellent team move to goal once more.Tipperary didn’t lie down though, and they had the last 3 points of the half to make it Kerry 5-02 Tipperary 1-06 at the small whistle. The only down side of a great first half was an injury picked up by Murray which forced her off.

Tipperary started the second half much better and had 1-02 on the board quickly. Kerry replied with a goal from captain Amy Harrington. Tipperary began to take control of matters however, and they goaled once again to put just 3 points between the teams to set up a very tense finish. However Kerry showed great fighting spirit and superior fitness to close out the game with points from Melanie Higgins and the impressive Harrington (2). The final score came when a Higgins free found the back of the Tipperary net.

The final whistle sounded soon afterwards, and the large and vocal Kerry supporters rejoiced as their excellent team were safely through to the Munster Final where old rivals Cork await.

Well done to the girls and management team.
John Doona;
What a fabulous effort by our girls tonight leaving everything on the pitch from 1/30 this squad showed character after weeks of uncertainty they put on a marvelous show of Kerry football and character beyond their years and even in victory they showed modesty to a great Tipp team this is what we teach our girls we have high standards and we as mentors wish to thank our ladies and parents for standing with us in a few tough weeks no matter what is said or reported these girls have come through with flying colors

Kerry U14s Name Their Team For Tipperary Replay.

The Kerry U14 management have named their squad ahead of tonights big Munster A Championship game against Tipperary which takes place in Mallow at 7pm.
Kerry line out as follows;
1, Saoirse Dorrian (Beaufort )

2, Caoimhe Guerin Crowley (Rathmore)

3, Shonagh Fitzpatrick ( southern Gaels )

4, Sophie Dennehy ( Fossa )

5, Caiti O’Sullivan ( southern Gaels )

6, Shauna Tangney (Scartaglen )

7, Alica Burke ( Fossa )

8, Ellie O Connell ( SouthernGaels)

9, Amy Harrington (ISG) ( Captain )

10, Melanie Higgins (Abbeydorney)

11, Heather McNamara (Austin Stacks)

12, Sarah Lynch (Listowel)

13, Finola Ni Chathasaigh (Castlegregory)

14, Clodagh Murray ( Austin Stacks)

15, Ashling Hanafin ( Abbeydorney)

16, Ciara Cronin ( Castleisland Desmonds)

18, Katie Dunworth ( Ballyduff)

19, Ailbhe Brosnan ( killcummin)

20, Kelli Mc Grath ( Listowel)

21, Katie Cronin ( ISG)

22, katelynn Leane (Abbeydorney)

23, Grace o mahony ( Austin Stacks)

24, Aideen Cronin ( Finuge st senans)

25, Emma Kelly ( Dr Crokes)

26, Pia Hickey ( Dr Crokes)

27, Laura Leslie ( Laune Rangers)

28, ,Leanne O Sullivan ( Southern Gaels)

29,Hannah Herlihy ( Castleisland Desmonds)

30,Julia Curtin ( Currow)