Tag: Kerry u14’s

Kerry U/14 Trials To Begin Shortly.

Kerry Ladies Football U14 management are kindly inviting all players to attend trials to enable them pick a panel for 2019 season. There will be a minimum of 2 trials .

The initial trials will take over the following  dates:
– Sunday 11th November 2018
– Sunday 18th November 2018
All trials to be held at Caherslee Tralee with the North Kerry ladies commencing at 10.00 (please be at trials at 9.30) and the South Kerry ladies commencing at 12.00 (please be at trials at 11.30). 
Clubs must submit the name’s of the girls whom they consider to be of the required standard & state their playing position to by email to  before 5th Nov  . so as to enable U14 management pick teams for the trial
We are also requesting if clubs can provide a contact no for the girls (parents number) with the e-mail it would be most helpful for confirmation of attendance purposes
Charlie Mc Carthy

Kerry U14 v Dublin U14 All Ireland Semi Final Preview.

kerry jerseyKerry and dublin jerseysDublin LGFA jersey

Dublin await Kerry in the All Ireland U14 semi-final next Sunday in Banagher with a throw in time of 3.15. 

Kerry come into the game on the back of a very impressive Munster final victory over Cork in Mallow on May 9th when they defeated Rebels on a 3-5 to 0-7 scoreline. The Kerry victory was all the more noteworthy considering that they had fallen to the Rebels in the round robin part of the competition in Fossa last March. Cork won by 5-3 to 1-8 that day, but Kerry had obviously learned a lot of lessons since that encounter and didn’t make the same mistakes the second time round. 

Before Kerry defeated Cork in the Munster Final, they had to play 2 epic battles against Tipperary. Kerry won the first encounter on a 6-3 to 3-11 scoreline, but had to play the premier county for a second time a short time afterwards when Tipperary objected to the result on a technical issue and were granted a replay. The Kingdom youngsters made no mistake the second time round, and defeated their opponents by 8 points on a 7-5 to 3-9 scoreline. 

Dublin lifted the Leinster title after a 3-8 to 2-6 win over old rivals Meath in the Leinster final. The Sky Blues were cruising at various stages of that match , but Meath kept plugging away and were unlucky not to come away with something from the encounter. Dublin had qualified for the final after tight victories over Kildare (2-10 to 2-8) and Meath again (4-9 to 4-8) in the round robin phase of the competition, and they will be battle hardened after these encounters. Players that performed well for them in the Leinster campaign include midfielder and captain Erica Fields, Jane McGurrin, Alice Rudden, Grace Smith and Ava Lambe. 

Kerry are no slouches when it comes to quality either. Although their game plan is very much team based they still possess outstanding individuals such as their captain Amy Harrington ,Ellie O Connell, Heather McNamara, Munster Final player of the match Fonla Ni Chathasaigh and Melaine Higgins amongst others. 

It promises to be a rip roaring battle on Sunday. Kerry and Dublin clashes at every level are generally close affairs, and this one will hardly be any different ! 

Kerry Team Named To Face Cork In Munster U14 A Final.

Kerry u14Kerry U/14’s will be hoping to retain the Munster A title that they won last year when they travel to Mallow to take on Cork in the final this evening (Wednesday 9th May) with a throw in time of 7pm. Kerry come into the game on the back of an excellent 7-5 to 3-9 semi final replay win over Tipperary.

When Kerry met Cork in the group stages of the Munster Championship on the 19th of March the rebels triumphed on a 5-3 to 1-8 scoreline. The Kingdom have a lot of work done since this defeat and will be hoping to reverse the result this evening.

The Kerry side will 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 Scartaglin
7 Alicia Burke Fossa
8 Ellie O’ Connell Southern Gaels
9 Amy Harrington(Captain) Inbhear Sceine Gaels
10 Melanie Higgins Abbeydorney
11 Heather McNamara Austin Stacks
12 Sarah Lynch Listowel Emmets
13 Finola Ni Chathasaigh Castlegregory
14 Clodagh Murray Austin Stacks
15 Aisling Hanafin Abbeydorney
16 Ciara Cronin Castleisland Desmonds
18 Katie Dunworth Ballyduff
19 Ailbhe Brosnan Kilcummin
20 Kelli McGrath Listowel Emmets
21 Katie Cronin Inbhear Sceine Gaels
22 Katelyn Leen 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
31 Delia Foley Rathmore

John Doona Killarney Legion

Eamon Kissane Beaufort
Nora O Connor Rathmore
Colin O Leary Rathmore
Katie Cahill Rathmore

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)

Kerry U14’s In Action On Wednesday Eve.

Kerry U/14’s and Tipperary U14’s must do it all again tomorrow evening (Wednesday) in Mallow when they play Tipperary in the Munster A semi final replay at 7pm. Kerry defeated their opponents by a single point in the original fixture but an appeal on a technical issue means that the sides must meet again to see who will meet Cork in the final.

Best of luck to this dedicated bunch of girls,and also to their management.


Kerry U/14’s Name Their Team For All Ireland Semi Final.

Kerry have named their team for the All Ireland semi final against Cavan and it shows 3 changes from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster final.

Ashling Stack of Legion comes into the team at left corner back while Amy Harrington of Inbhear Sceine Gaels makes her first start in midfield and Melanie Higgins of Abbeydorney will line out at left corner forward.
The game will take place on Sunday in Banagher Co Offaly with a throw in time of 2oc.
The Kerry team in full is ;
Kerry U14 Team v Cavan
1. Ciara Butler ( Castlegregory)
2. Lara Flynn (Austin Stacks )
3. Mairin Duffy (Cromane )
4. Ashling Stack (Killarney Legion)
5.  Katie Brosnan,  Firies)
6. Lily O Brien ( Rathmore)
7.Jessie Cahill ( Castleisland Desmonds)
8. Amy Harrington (Inbhear Sceine Gaels)
9. Rachel Dwyer (Southern Gaels)(Captain)
10. Keri Ann Hanrahan ( Killarney Legion)
11.  Heather MacNamara,( Austin Stacks )
12. Siobhan Ni Chuanaigh (Corcha Dhuibhne)
13. Maura O Keeffe (Rathmore)
14. Jade Potts (Dr Crokes)
15.  Melanie Higgins ( Abbeydorney)
16. Aoilbhe Mangan  ( Cromane )
17.  Shannon O’ Donnell ( Southern Gaels)
18.  Paris McCarthy (Castleisland Desmonds)
19.  Cora Savage (Ballymac)
20.  Ellie O Connell ( Southern Gaels)
21. Danielle O Brien (Fossa)
22.Ada Relihan (Abbeydorney)
23. Aoife O Flaherty ( Finuge/St Senans)
24. Eimer Ni Shuilleabhain ( Na Gaeil)
25.  Sarah Barrett ( Na Gaeil)
26. Aoife Crowley (Inbhear Sceine Gaele)
27. Liana Williams ( Kerins  O Rahillys)
28. Orlaith O Brien( Beaufort )
29. Martha Fitzgerald (Firies)
30. Leanne Hayes (Beaufort)
Manager: John Doona (Killarney Legion)
Selectors: Nora O’ Connor (Rathmore),  Eamon Kissane (Beaufort),  Colin O Leary
(Rathmore), Catherine O’ Donnell (Southern Gaels)