Randles Brothers County Championship 8th August

Monday the 8th of August sees the commencement of the 2022 Randles Brothers County Championship. The actions kicks off with the Intermediate Championship with round 1 fixtures as follows:

Inbhear Sceine Gaels -v- Corca Dhuibhne – Kilgarvan – 19:30pm                

Dr Crokes -v- MKL Gaels – Dr Crokes – 19:00pm

Austin Stacks -v- Beaufort – Connolly Park, Tralee – 19:30pm

Scartaglin -v- Bye

Ahead of tomorrows games hear the views of each of the teams and their hopes for the upcoming championship

Dr Crokes

Captain:

Siobhán Burns
Any new players in the panel:

Ciara Brannock, Laura O’ Shea, Lara Hoare, Emma McCarthy, Selina Collins, Sinead Oliver, Cara O’Sullivan and Katie McCarthy

Any players ruled out through injury:

Megan Graham and Holly Power

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

Got to the semi final stage of the intermediate championship. Beaten by Corca Dhuibhne

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

Win Intermediate Championship

Any county players on your team:

Kayleigh Cronin

Team Colours:

Black and amber

Management team:

Colm Horgan, Justin Bennett, Sean O’ Shea, Catherine Keogh

Any player not available this year:

Leah McMahon has committed to playing Irish Basketball for the year

MKL Gaels

Captain:

Ciara Tangney
Any new players in the panel:

Gemma Teahan, Ellen Kelliher, Maria Heffernan, Paula Burke

Any players ruled out through injury:

Ella Teahan

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

Won Junior A and lost Munster Final

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

Looking for consistent performances after rising the grades.

Any county players on your team:

Ciara Murphy, Caoimhe Evans, Niamh Broderick

Team Colours:

Green and White

Management team:

Damian Murphy, Paul Carroll, Phil Tangney

Any player not available this year:

Katie Dennehy, Helena Hayes, Lorraine O’Sullivan

Beaufort

Captain:

Fay O’Donoghue
Any new players in the panel:

Emma Breen, Ciara O’Connor, Niamh O’Sullivan

Any players ruled out through injury:

Clíona Coffey, Orla O’Sullivan

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

Not grea

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

Hoping to use this championship to gain some experience and build for next year’s championship

Any county players on your team:

Saoirse Dorian (Kerry minor) Fay O’Donoghue (Kerry B team)

Team Colours:

Yellow and blue

Management team:

Frankie Coffey and Mary Jo Curran

Inbhear Scéine Gaels

Captain:

Louise Foley
Any new players in the panel:

No new players as such, we’ve been lucky to have some past players return this year

Any players ruled out through injury:

Thankfully no.

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

We fulfilled all our fixtures with a couple of wins and played Castleisland Desmonds in a semi final.

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

We hope to compete at this level and remain at Intermediate Championship

Any county players on your team:

Senior-Julie O’Sullivan, Minor-Sarah Taylor, Amy Harrington

Team Colours:

Pink and Purple

Management team:

Sinéad O’Donovan

Any player not available this year:

No

Corca Dhuibhne

Captain:

TBC
Any new players in the panel:

Clodagh Jordan, Sarah Carey, Sinead Duggan

Any players ruled out through injury:

Roisin O’ Conchúir

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

Won all our games and unfortunately came up short in the final to Castleisland Desmonds

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

Get off to a good start in the group and take it one game at a time and hopefully be at the business end of the competition

Any county players on your team:

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh & Niamh Ní Chonchúir

Team Colours:

White and Red (H), Red and Black (A)

Management team:

Martin Cooney, Gearòid Mac An t-Saoir, Roisin O’ Conchúir , Éanna Ó Conchúir S&C coach

Any player not available this year:

Roisin O’ Conchúir & Bríd Nic An t-Saoir

Scartaglin

Captain:

Sarah o Sullivan, vice captain Catherine O’Connor.
Any new players in the panel:

A lot of new players have joined the panel this year from u16 & minor teams

Any players ruled out through injury:

Eilish Callaghan out with long term injury & a few more out short term

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

2021 lost 2 won 1 so did not qualify for semi-final.

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

Should be a great championship as nothing between all teams, we will try to make semi-final but all games will be very close

Any county players on your team:

No county players in our squad just a very good committed panel

Team Colours:

Maroon & white

Management team:

Mike Cremin, Tim Coakley & Karen Kearney

Any player not available this year:

No players unavailable apart from those injured

Austin Stacks

Captain:

TBC
Any new players in the panel:

Very pleased to welcome those moving up from our u16 and minor ranks and delighted to have Nicola O’Sullivan previously of Southern Gael with us.

Any players ruled out through injury:

Wishing Kerry Oba a speedy recovery from her ACL injury

How did your club fair in the 2021 Championship:

I think 2021 was a difficult year trying to get the club back in action after Covid but we fullifled all fixtures and made the best of it all

Teams prospect for 2022 Championship:

The team is young and we are hoping to use this year to build and gain experience

Any county players on your team:

We’re very proud to have Aoife Dillane with the Senior Ladies and Cloadgh Murray and Grace Reidy with the Kerry minors

Team Colours:

Black and Amber

Management team:

Pat Slattery and Ed O’Connor