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Kerry Seniors Name Their Team For Armagh Challenge.

Kerry have named an unchanged side from the team that lost by 2 points to Galway last Sunday for the visit of Armagh to Duagh on Sunday for Round 6 of the Lidl National Football League Division 1.

Former All Star nominee Aisling Leonard has rejoined the panel and is listed amongst the substitutes.
Armagh travel with a strong side with 2015 All Star Aimee Mackin picked at centre half forward and Lauren McConville, a niece of former Armagh men’s star Oisin, playing at wing forward.
Throw in time in Duagh is at 12 noon.
The Kerry team in full is ;
  1. 1. Linda Brueggner



  1. Eilish Lynch                         3. Caroline Kelly (C)             4. Aislinn Desmond

   Castleisland Desmonds                                    Southern Gaels                                           Rathmore                                               


  1.   Ciara Murphy                            6. Emma Sherwood                   7. Sarah Murphy

       Foxrock/Cabinteely                                              Firies                                                        Rathmore



  1. Lorraine Scanlon       9. Amanda Brosnan

                                               Castleisland Desmonds                                      Dr. Crokes



  1. Laura Rogers                    11. Anna Galvin                         12. Denise Hallissey

           Austin Stacks                                                Southern Gaels                                        Inbhear Sceine Gaels



  1. Sarah Houlihan       14. Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh        15. Megan O’ Connell

                      Beaufort                                                  Corca Dhuibhne                                         Southern Gaels


Substitutes:  16.Laura Fitzgerald Na Gaeil  17. Miriam O’ Keeffe Finuge/St Senans 18. Linda Cronin Southern Gaels 19. Aisling O’ Connell Scartaglen 20. Eilish O’ Leary Kilcummin 21. Niamh Carmody Finuge/St Senans 22. Andrea Murphy Castleisland Desmonds  23. Eilish Kavanagh Corca Dhuibhne  24. Laura Collins Abbeydorney  25. Erris O’ Carroll John Mitchels  26. Elaine O’ Sullivan Southern Gaels  27. Patrice Dennehy  Beaufort 28. Erin Finucane Clounmacon  29. Aisling Leonard Castleisland Desmonds  30. Megan O’ Connor Beale

Final Reminder For Minor Academy

For those girls previously invited or who have expressed an interest via email:

The Minor academy will take place in Ballyrickard, Tralee on Saturday 4th March – players ready on field for 11am sharp.

Please bring mouth-guard, water and €2.

Please note this is a FINAL reminder re the Minor Academy, if players do not attend this week, they will be put on a waiting list.

Senior, Minor, U/16 And U/14 Fixtures Announced.

The draw for the various Munster championship grades has been made and the Kerry senior ladies

footballers will face Waterford on at home on May 13th. The competition is being run in a round robin

format again this year and Kerry will play their next round game on the weekend of the 16th,17th and

18th June at home against Cork and will hopefully progress to the Munster final on July 8 th .Newly

installed Kerry manager Graham Shine will be aiming to come into the championship on the back of a

positive Division 1 league campaign which will kick off on January 29th with an away fixture to Cork in

Mallow at 2PM.

Meanwhile the Kerry minor ladies will play their first round Munster championship game on March 18

where Waterford will be their opponents. Kerry will then be away to Cork on April 15 th . The Munster

final is scheduled for Monday May 1 st . Kerry were well beaten by Cork in the 2016 Munster final, but

with a lot of last years u/16’s eligible for the minor grade this year they are sure to present a formidable

challenge for the title in 2017. The Kerry minors also have a new management team led by Jonathan

Griffin and he will be hoping for a positive start to his reign.

The Kerry U/16 ladies, who are in a round robin this year unlike the last number of years, will play their

first round Munster championship game on Saturday March 25thaway to old rivals Cork. Kerry u/16's

will then play Tipperary on April 1st and the Munster U/16 final is scheduled for Monday April 17th.

There is no doubt that both Cork or Tipperary will be hell bent on trying to strip them of their Munster

and All Ireland titles that they won so impressively in 2016. Kerry manager Rory Kilgallen of John

Mitchels will have his team well prepared for battle and Kerry u/16s will be very difficult to beat again

this year.

The Kerry u/14’s will take on old rivals Cork on Saturday 18 th March. Kerry are the defending Munster

champions but will face a formidable challenge from a wounded rebel team. The final for this

competition is fixed for May 6 th . John Doona has already shortlisted his panel to 30 players after holding

a series of trials, and his team will be training hard for the challenge ahead over the next few months.


Graham Shine Is The New Kerry Ladies Senior Manager


Graham Shine is the new Kerry Senior ladies manager. The Listowel Emmets clubman went through an interview process last Tuesday evening and was recommended as the best candidate for the position. Shine was ratified at last night’s county board meeting in Connolly Park and his two year appointment was met with universal approval from the delegates present. 

Shine has previously managed the Kerry U/16 ladies in 2015 and 2016 with success winning Munster and All Ireland titles in both years with these teams. He also coached the Listowel Emmets and Rathkeale men’s teams in 2016 and he was also the physical trainer with Feale Rangers County Championship team. 

A qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor, Shine will be naming his backroom team over the next few days. He has just over 3 weeks to prepare his team for their first round Lidl National Football league Division 1 away fixture against reigning league and All Ireland champions Cork.  

Jonathon Griffin of Glenbeigh was also ratified for a 2 year term as the new ladies minor county manager. Griffin, a former Glenbeigh/Glencar footballer and well known referee in the county, will have a number of the successful U/16 girls available to him as Kerry strive to win an All Ireland minor title for the first time since 1995.

Kerry Ladies Impress In Massive Colleges Weekend At IT Tralee.



A massive congratulations to all the Kerry players that took part in the very succesful Third Level Colleges Finals at IT Tralee over the weekend.

UCD won the O’Connor Cup at John Mitchels Tralee when they overcame UL by one point on a scoreline of 1-7 to 10 points.
Central to UCD’s win were 3 Kerry players, Ciara Murphy of Corca Dhuibhne, who captained the team,  Deirdre Kearney of Na Gaeil and Kate O’ Sullivan of Dingle.
UL2 won the Lynch Cup by defeating DIT  2-11 to 1-7 with Kerry star Laura Rogers collecting the Player of the Game award.
Mary Immaculate College featuring Eilis Lynch , were unlucky to lose out by a point to St Patricks College.

It’s Fitzgerald Stadium For Kerry And Mayo.

Kerry will face Lidl National Football League Division One pace setters Mayo in the lush grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium next Sunday.

The Westeners have won their first four games in the league and will travel to Killarney 10 time All Star winner Cora Staunton in serious form at the moment.

The game throws in at 2pm. #serioussupport, @ladiesfootball

Galway Will Bring Some Heavy Firepower To Finuge.

Galway travel to Finuge tomorrow with 2 wins under their belts ,and just one loss ,but only by a single point to arch rivals Mayo. They boast a good mixture of experience and youth and will provide a formidable test for the Kingdom girls. Their forwards look particularily strong as they have amassed a grand total of 5 goals and 32 points in their 3 NFL games so far. Of course their facile 2-20 to 1-2 win over a very poor Tyrone team will have helped drive their average upwards, but it is still mighty scoring.
Leading the way is Tracey Leonard wtal of th 2-9, Edel Concannon with 1-6 and Roisin Leonard with 0-9.
Kerry’s scoring average has been more modest thus far , with a grand total of 1-27 scored after 3 games. Leading the way is Sarah Houlihan with 0-9 ,Anna Galvin has scored 1-4 while Lorraine Scanlon has 0-6 while Lorraine Scanlon has chipped in with 0-6.