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6 Kerry Girls To Line Out For Munster.

There are 6 Kerry players involved with the Munster ladies senior panel that take on Ulster in the Interprovincial Championship at the WIT Sports Campus at 11 am on Saturday.

Aislinn Desmond starts at full back whilst Kerry has 3 representatives in the forward division with Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh starting at centre half forward and Sarah Houlihan and Hannah O’Donoghue will wear the number 13 and number 14 jerseys respectively.

Emma Dineen and Fiadhna Tangney are named on the subs bench.

The final of the competition is scheduled for a 3.30 throw in.

Munster panel:

1 Martina O’Brien Clonakilty Cork

2 Megan Dunford Abbeyside Waterford

3 Aislinn Desmond Rathmore Kerry

4 Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Buí Cork

5 Ashling Hutchings Fermoy Cork

6 Karen McGrath Ballymacarbry Waterford

7 Emma Murray Comeragh Rangers Waterford

8 Briege Corkery St. Valentine’s Cork

9 Niamh Cotter Beara Cork

10 Áine O’Sullivan Beara Cork

11 Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh Corca Dhuibhne Kerry

12 Libby Coppinger St. Colum’s Cork

13 Sarah Houlihan Beaufort Kerry

14 Hannah O’Donoghue Beaufort Kerry

15 Hannah Looney Aghada Cork

16 Lauren Fitzpatrick Ballymacarbry Tipperary

17 Caoimhe McGrath Abbeyside Waterford

18 Kate McGrath Kilrossanty Brickeys Waterford

19 Emma Dineen Glenflesk Kerry

20 Niamh Ryan St. Ailbes Limerick

21 Katie Murray Comeragh Rangers Waterford

22 Michelle Ryan Ballymacarbry Waterford

23 Fiadhna Tangney Beaufort Kerry

24 Michelle McGrath Ballymacarbry Waterford

25 Melissa Duggan Dohenys Cork

26 Aishling Moloney Cahir Tipperary

27 Orlagh Farmer Midleton Cork

28 Laurie Ryan Banner Ladies Clare

29 Aoife Murray Comeragh Rangers Waterford

30 Aileen Wall Ballymacarbry Waterford

Kerry Clubs In Munster Action This Weekend.

Three Kerry clubs are in Munster Championship action this weekend. Full details are below;

Saturday, October 6th 
Munster Senior B Club Championship Semi Final (Result On The Day*)
Ballymacarbry (Waterford) v Killarney (Kerry)
Mallow GAA Complex (1pm)
Sunday, October 7th
Munster Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final (Result On The Day*) 
Na Gaeil (Kerry) v Monagea (Limerick)
Croagh Kilfinny GAA, Co. Limerick (2.15pm)
Munster Junior Club Championship Semi Final (Result On The Day*)
Glanmire (Cork) v Spa (Kerry)
Mallow GAA Complex (4pm)

Kerry And Cork Set For A Classic Battle At CIT.

TG4 Munster Championship Final 

CIT GAA Grounds Saturday 23rd June at 2pm. 

When the Kerry ladies walked off the pitch after their 2-16 to 1-6  Munster semi final victory over Waterford at Fitzgerald Stadium nearly 3 weeks ago they received a round of applause that they had never experienced before as senior inter county footballers. At that stage there was approximately 14,000 people gathered in the Killarney venue, and they stood as one to salute an excellent Kerry victory. 

To be fair, the majority of the Kerry supporters had come to catch the senior men’s game afterwards, but they appreciated the superb performance that the ladies had given on the day. A Garda escort to the grounds was something that the Kerry girls also experienced for the first time, whilst championship debuts for Laoise Coughlan, Emma Dineen, Siobhan Burns, Aoife O’Callaghan and Clodagh O’Connor heralded the dawning of a new era for this emerging Kerry side. 

It was the older more established players that stood out that day however, as Sarah Houlihan with a goal and nine points gave a player of the match display, while Lorraine Scanlon bossed the midfield exchanges with a towering performance. Andrea Murphy was also very prominent in the forward line, and scored a goal and two points, whilst debutant Dineen showed glimpses of the vast potential that the Glenflesk girl possesses. The only setback for Kerry on the day was a shoulder injury picked up by ace attacker Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh, which leaves her as a major doubt for the Munster final. Ni Mhuircheartaigh did a light training at Kerry’s base in Currans during the week, but a decision on her fitness won’t be made until the last minute. 

On the other side of the draw Cork were safely seeing off the challenge of the emerging Tipperary on a 2-12 to 1-10 scoreline. Tipperary, the 2017 All Ireland Intermediate champions, were hotly tipped by many to cause a surprise, but Cork showed all of their experience to see off their challenge. A spread of 8 different scorers on the day highlighted the threat that Cork possess throughout their team, with 5 of the 6 starting forwards getting their names on the scoresheet. Although many of the household names from Cork’s golden era have retired, they still have oceans of talent in their ranks with Orla Finn, Doireann O’Sullivan, Ashling Hutchings, Orla Farmer and Eimear Scally all top performers. 

Kerry manager Eddie Sheehy has been in the hot seat for a few weeks but he has already stampted his own particular style of play on the side. Sheehy believes in pacey attacking football, and the team certainly showed glimpses of his vision against Waterford in the second half. This allied to a high level of workrate throughout the side gives them a serious chance of retaining the title that they won in 2017. 

The victory over Waterford shouldn’t gloss over some of the fundamental problems that Kerry have however. Sheehy’s charges struggled with their restarts for a large portion of the first half in that game, and they seem to be overly reliant on a long kick out to Lorraine Scanlon in the middle of the field. With Ni Mhuircheartaigh a major doubt, it is also worrying that the attack has such a huge reliance on Sarah Houlihan to get their scores. The defence has also struggled in the past with teams that have run directly at them, although it must be said that they coped quite well with this tactic against Waterford. Sheehy has enlisted international basketball coach Liam Culloty to his backroom team, and his influence appears to be having a positive influence on Kerry’s defensive structure. Against Waterford the Kerry backline tackled in two’s and three’s, and time and again turned over the Deise attacks. Eilis Lynch, Aislinn Desmond and Aishling O’Connell were certainly to the fore in this regard and had excellent games for the Kingdom. Kerry have also adopted a zonal structure for opposition kick outs and it will be interesting to see how this tactic works against Cork. 

Kerry will need to be at full tilt if they are to retain their Munster title. Cork’s attack is lethal in possession, and their transition play is swift and dangerous. Kerry will have to stop their forward momentum high up the field if they hope to gain victory. There is change to be got from the Cork defence however, and in particular their full back line which appears to be their weakest link. If Scanlon and Amanda Brosnan can gain a foothold in the middle of the field then Kerry are in with a great chance. The hard working Eilish O’Leary is bound to help out in this sector as well, as she did to good effect in the Waterford game. 

There is no doubt that Cork will come into the game as hot favourites, especially playing in their home patch of CIT, which is bound to be an advantage. It can’t be overlooked either that Kerry had a disastrous National League campaign in which they finished pointless at the bottom of Division 1. Cork had a much better time of it and won 5 out of their 7 games before losing by 2 points to Mayo in the semi final. The championship is a different kettle of fish of course, and with the bounce that a new management team can bring, Kerry will be confident of lowering the Cork colours. 

Kerry Ladies Name Their Team For Waterford Clash.

Lorraine and Waterford captainThe Kerry ladies have named their team for the Munster Championship semi final against Waterford in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday June 3rd. The game marks Eddie Sheehy’s first game in charge of the senior team and he has named a largely experienced side for the clash.

The team will line out as follows;

  1. Laura Fitzgerald          Na Gaeil, Laura Nic Gearlailt
  2. Laoise Coughlan         Rathmore, Laoise Ni Cochlain
  3. Sarah Murphy             Rathmore, Sorcha Ni Mhurchu
  4. Eilis Lynch                    Castleisland, Eilis Ni Lionsigh
  5. Deirdre Kearney         Na Gaeil,      Deirdre Ni Chearnaigh
  6. Aislinn Desmond         Rathmore,    Aislinn Ni Dheasunaigh
  7. Aisling O Connell        Scartaglen,     Aishling Ni Chaonaill
  8. Lorraine Scanlon        Castleisland, Lorraine Ni Scanlain
  9. Amanda Brosnan       Dr Crokes ,      Amanda Ni Bhrosnachain
  10. Amy Foley                   Beaufort,  Amy Ni Foghlu
  11. Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh    Corca Dhuibhne
  12. Emma Dineen             Glenflesk,  Emma Ni Dhuinnin
  13. Andrea Murphy             Castleisland, Andrea Ni Mhurchu
  14. Eilish O Leary               Kilcummin, Eilish Ni Laoire
  15. Sarah Houlihan           Beaufort, Sorcha Ni hUallachain
  16. Siobhan Burns              Dr Crokes, Siobhan Ni Bhroin
  17. Kate O Sullivan             Dingle,  Kate Ni Shuilleabhain
  18. Meabh Barry                 Na Gaeil, Meabh De Barra
  19. Caoimhe O Sullivan      St Sylvesters, Caoimhe Ni Shuilleabhain
  20. Clodagh O Connor        Na Fianna,  Clodagh Ni Conchobhair
  21. Siobhan Goodwin         Castlegregory,  Siobhan Ni Ghodain
  22. Deirdre Geaney             Dingle, Deirdre Ni Gheibheannaigh
  23. Aoife O Callaghan         Rathmore, Aoife Ni Cheallachain
  24. Brid Ryan                        Rathmore, Brid Ni Riain
  25. Sarah Leahy                   Legion, Sorcha Ni Laocha
  26. Erica McGlynn               Fossa, Erica Ni Gloinn
  27. Sinead Warren              Rathmore, Sinead Ni Mhurnan
  28. Jadyn Lucey                   Na Gaeil ,Jadyn Ni Luasa
  29. Sophie Lynch                 Listowel, Sophie Ni Lionsigh


Kerry Minor Ladies Name Their Team For Munster Final And Preview.

kerry jersey

Munster Minor Ladies Final  

Kerry v Cork Mallow May 7th @3.30 pm 

There’s always something mystical about a Kerry and Cork clash at any level and the meeting of the sides in the Munster Minor final on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th could prove to be a classic. 

Kerry came into the Munster championship as hot favourites, and rightly so, as the majority of the players were part of the double All Ireland winning U/16 teams of 2015 and 2016. They haven’t had things all of their own way however, and they will be up against it when they play a formidable Cork side in the final. 

Kerry’s Munster campaign started on February 18th with a 3-13 to 3-5 victory over Tipperary in Firies. Hannah O’Donoghue was on fire that day scoring 3 goals and 6 points, as Kerry displayed some excellent team work to record an impressive win.

Kerry made the long journey to Skibbereen for the next round of the competition to face Cork on April 2nd. The rebellettes were too hot for Kerry on the day and secured an impressive 4-12 to 3-6 victory over the Kingdom. This defeat meant that Kerry would have to face Tipperary once again if they were to advance to the Munster final. Tipperary had learned a lot since their first meeting, and were full value for a 2-6 to 0-7 lead at half time. The Kerry players had to dig deep in the second half and they outscored their opponents by 2-6 to 0-5 to record a 2 point victory. 

Cork’s path to the final was more straight forward and after their 9 point victory over Kerry, they recorded a 2-14 to 0-6 victory over Tipperary in Round 2. They are a formidable side and players like Ciara O’Shea, Sarah Leahy, Jenny Murphy, Ciara McCarthy, Emma Cleary, Katie Quirke and Fiona Keating are certain to test the Kerry girls resolve. They are managed by former Cork great John Cleary, and it is certain that he will have his side well drilled for the encounter. 

Kerry will be equally as well prepared by Jonathan Griffin. With players of the calibre of Tara Breen, Kate Maher, Kayla O’Connor, Ciara Ryan, Ciara Murphy, Fiadhna Tangney Niamh O’Connor,Anna Clifford and Hannah O’Donoghue in their ranks they have the quality to defeat the Cork kingpins. A good start will be vital of course, as Cork can be very difficult to haul back if they establish a lead. 

This Munster Final is a very difficult match to call. Cork will go in as favourites after their victory earlier in the campaign. Kerry will have learnt a lot from this defeat and if their forwards are on song they could come away with a narrow victory. It won’t be easy though and don’t be surprised if there is just a point or 2 between the sides at the finish. 

The Kerry team to face Cork in the Munster Minor Championship final in Mallow is as follows;


Kerry U/16’s Claim Munster A Title.

Kerry u16s celebrate

Munster U16 A Championship Final 

Kerry 3-9 Tipperary 2-5 

Kerry are the 2018 U/16 Munster champions after a hard fought victory over an excellent Tipperary side in sun swept  Mallow last Saturday. 

Kerry came into the game as firm favourites to lift the title but were put to the pin of their collar for a large portion of the game as Tipperary showed the type of form that they hadn’t displayed in earlier rounds of the competition. Kerry had defeated Tipperary by 21 points in March , but it was a totally different game this time. 

Tipperary started brightly and Ava Fennessy pointed in the first minute of the game. Kerry got a great boost 2 minutes later when Clodagh Evans struck a superb shot into the bottom corner of Saoirse Teer’s net for a great goal. Teer was called into action straight afterwards and had to produce a good save to keep Danielle O’Leary’s goal effort out. 

From here on though Tipperary began to dominate as Kerry struggled with their strong running game. The livewire Fennessy added 2 more points and wing back Alison Connolly added another to push them 0–4 to 1 goal ahead with 17 minutes gone in the contest. Tipperary did kick some bad wides in the meantime though, and this would ultimately cost them later on in the game. 

Kerry were thankful to goalkeeper Ciara Butler who produced 2 world class saves in the space of a minute to deny Tipperary. As if stung by this let off, Kerry replied with an excellent point from Clodagh Evans after good work involving Gemma Kearney, Danielle O’Leary and Siofra O’Shea. The Tipperary reply was instant however, and Ashling Ryan scored a goal from a free kick after her effort for a point ended up in the Kerry net. 

Kerry got a life line on the stroke of half time when Ella Teahan pointed after a strong run, and as the half time whistle sounded, Tipperary took a 1-4 to 1-2 lead in at the break. 

Tipperary started the brighter in the second half and an Ashling Ryan free kick pushed them 3 ahead before Siofra O’Shea replied a minute later with a pointed free for Kerry. It was from this point on that the game began to change in Kerry’s favour. Kerry manager Rory Kilgallen instructed his players to push up on Tipperary’s kickout, and with the wind rising in their favour, they proceeded to dominate their opponents for the rest of the contest. There were positional changes as well, with Maud Kelly moving to the centre half back position, and Danielle O’Leary moving into full forward. 

Kerry scored 1-6 without reply between the 36th and 59th minute to firmly put Tipperary to the sword. International basketballer Siofra O’Shea , who was now operating at centre half forward,  chipped in with 4 points (2 frees), while the hard working Mary O’Connell and Ella Teahan contributed 2 more..Kerry’s goal came in the 42nd minute from Danielle O’Leary after she took on the Tipperary defence with a strong run before clinically finishing to the back of the net. 

Kerry were now rampant and O’Shea was unlucky when her punched effort for a goal came off the butt of the Tipperary post. Tipperary got a lifeline in the 60th minute when the excellent Caitlinn Kennedy scored a goal directly from a 14 metre free kick to make it a 4 point game, 2-9 to 2-5. Kerry were not to be out done however, and Siofra O’Shea put the icing on the cake when she scored the goal of the game after an electric move involving Rachel Dwyer and Danielle O’Leary. The final whistle sounded soon afterwards, and Kerry were crowned Munster U16 A champions. 

Kerry captain Rachel Dwyer received the Munster cup and gave a rousing speech in front of the delighted Kerry supporters. Siofra O’Shea was presented with the Player of The Match award after a superb display from the Southern Gaels girls. 

Kerry will now go on to play the winners of the  Dublin v Kildare Leinster final in the All Ireland semi final on July 4th. 

Kerry Ciara Butler, Maud Kelly, Rachel O’Connor, Ava Doherty, Gemma Kearney, Rachel Dwyer, Aoife Dillane, Mary O’Connell (0-1), Aisling O’Connell, Rachel Kilgallen, Danielle O’Leary (1 goal), Ella Teahan (0-2), Clodagh Evans (1-1), Siofra O’Shea (1-5, 3f), Mary Collins. Subs; Kerri Ann Hanrahan (M Collins, 45 mins), Ciara McCarthy (C Evans 60th min), Roisin Griffin (E Teahan 60th min). 

Tipperary Saoirse Deer, Megan Heffernan, Dervla Heffernan, Michelle Cronin, Alison Connolly (0-1), Carrie Davey, Ellen Moore, Caitlinn Kennedy (1 goal f), Orla Winston, Ashling Ryan(1 goal f, 1pt f) , Ava Fennessy (0-3), Rosanna Kelly, Leah Coen, Maeve McGuigan, Emer McCarthy. Subs Queva O’Meara (O Winston 38th min),Caoimhe Mulcahy (A Ryan 50th min), Ciara Dwan (L Coen 51st min), Rachel Moore (M Cronin 51st min). 

Referee Colin McTaggart (Cork) 

Kerry U/16 Team Named For Munster Final Clash V Tipperary And Preview.

The Kerry U16 management have named their starting line up and panel for today’s Munster Final clash against Tipperary in Mallow at 4.45.

Munster U/16 Ladies Final 

Kerry v Tipperary Mallow May 5th @4.45 pm 

Kerry U/16’s will face old rivals Tipperary in the Munster U/16 final on Saturday May 5th in Mallow. The sides have a history of meeting each other since U/14 level and will be well aware of each others strengths – and weaknesses. 

The sides met in the first round of the Munster competition on March 19th but Kerry were on fire that day and recorded a 5-13 to 1-4 victory. Kerry took a 4-11 to 1-1 lead in at half time, and the shell shocked Tipperary outfit had no answer to Kerry’s pace and power. Kerry had 8 different scorers on that occasion, a fact that is bound to have pleased their manager Rory Kilgallen. 

Next up for the Kingdom girls was a home tie at John Mitchels complex against Cork. Once again Kerry were irresistible and romped to a 5-14 to 1-6 victory.  

Tipperary had a very mixed Munster campaign. After the initial loss to Kerry they also suffered a hiding at the hands of Cork when they went down on a 3-14 to 1-5 scoreline. This meant that Tipperary had to meet Cork again to have a shot at the Munster final, and they upset all of the odds as they recorded a 3-6 to 1-8 victory. Centre half forward Ava Fennessy was on fire that day and slotted over 7 points. She will have to be watched but Tipperary also had excellent performances from Caitlinn Kennedy, Queva O’Meara, Leah Cohen, Ashling Ryan and Maeve McGuigan.  

Kerry have plenty quality in their ranks as well, but they will have to be wary of the Tipperary challenge. Players like goalkeeper Ciara Butler,Rachel O’Connor, Maud Kelly, Aoife Dillane, Gemma Kearney, Rachel Dwyer,Ava Doherty, Mary O’Connell,Aisling O’Connell, Danielle O’Leary, Siofra O’Shea, Clodagh Evans,Mary O’Connor, Ella Teahan and Rachel Kilgallen have been performing very well for their side, but in fairness there is quality all through this Kerry squad. 

The team 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 Teehan(Miltown/Listry)
13. Clodagh Evans (Miltown Listry)
14. Siofra O Shea (Southern Gaels )
15. Mary Collins ( Rathmore )
16. Claire Feeley (laune Rangers)
17. Rachel Evans (Laune Rangers )
18.Ciara Mc Carthy (Abbeydorney)
19.Chloe O Connor (Firies)
20.Tara Murphy (Killarney Legion)
21.Ciara Fitzgerald (Currow)
22. Aoife Flaherty (Finuge/St Senans)
23.Fodhla Houlihan ( Laune Rangers)
24.Kerrie Ann Hanrahan (Killarney Legion)
25.Cliona Murphy( Southern Gaels)
26.Susan Cahill (Rathmore)
27.Maggie Kingston(Beaufort)
28. Andrea Nolan (Laune Rangers)
29. Elaine O Donoghue (Firies)
30. Roisin Griffin (Cromane)
Team Manager: Rory Kilgallen Selectors : Frank Mc Loughlin , Christina
Murphy, Daniel Fleming,Mick Hannafin,Joby Costello,Frances Bowler.
Physio : Lorraine Wall
Extended Panel:Paris Mc Carthy,Ellie Mc Elligott ,Lauren O Leary,Lisa Ni
Gearailt,Aoilbhe Mangan,Mairead Ni Chriobhain,Orla Dunphy,Maggie West.

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)

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)