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Clounmacon/Moyvane and Legion Face Off in Randles Bros Junior B Final.

Clounmacon/Moyvane take on Killarney Legion in the final of the Randles Bros Junior B Championship on Sunday 2nd September at Currans GAA Centre of Excellence at 1.30pm.

Both sides will really fancy their chances of lifting the title in this one as they’ve been showing some excellent form of late.

The Clounmacon/Moyvane team features a number of Kerry Camogie stars so they will certainly be fit and up for the task. Their captain Louise Horgan is a very solid full back and she will be helped by players like Sarah Breen and Ashlea Sheehy in what appears to be a very solid defence. Munster U18 rugby star Muirne Wall is bound to be very prominent at midfield alongside former Kerry minor Moira O’Flaherty, while up front Erin Finucane, Rebecca Horgan and Gillian Musgrave could do serious damage if given the opportunity.

Centra half back Sarah Leahy is the shining light in the Legion defence and the Kerry senior panelists pace could cause Clounmacon/Moyvane some problems. She will be helped by Zena Shine and Sonia Smith, whilst the midfield of Isabelle Corridan and Ellen Coffey form a very mobile unit. In the forwards Liz Mohan is Legion’s key player while Denise Lyne and Abbie Cronin will carry a major threat, The Legion bench is also very strong with Kerry minor Ciara Randles an excellent player, along with Kerry U16 players Tara Murphy and Kerri Ann Hanrahan.

This game is really difficult to predict a winner and there will only be a kick of a ball between the sides in the finish.

Clounmacon/Moyvane team;


Marie Flaherty

Ciara Hudson

Louise Horgan Captain

Sarah Breen

Fiona Buckley

Ashlea Sheehy

Grainne Stack Mulvihill

Muirne Wall

Moira O’Flaherty

 Marie Kennelly

Erin Finucane

Aoife Horgan

Rebecca Horgan

Ciara Haugh

Gillian Musgave

Substitutes16 Laura Stack 17 Maggie O’Flaherty 18 Kate Stack 19 Ornaith Wall 20 Grainne Musgrave 21 Mary Murphy 22 Rachel Moriarty 23 Aine Enright 24 Amanda O’Donnell 25 Maebh McEvoy


Manager: Chris Lyons

Selectors: Fintan McEnery Mary Keane Horgan


Killarney Legion team;


 Kiah Doona

Kate McCarthy

Meabh Crowley

Zena Shine

Laura Corlett

Sarah Leahy

Sonia Smith

Ellen Coffey

Isabelle Corridan

 Elizabeth Moran

Mairead O’ Donoghue

Julie Kelly

Ellen Corridan

Denise Lyne Captain

Abbie Cronin

Substitutes: 16. Eve Coffey 17. Ciara Randles 18. Shania Costello 19. Abby O’Donoghue 20. Isabelle Murphy 21. Tara Murphy 22. KerriAnn Hanrahan 23. Amy Myers 24. Orlaith O’Connor 25. Aisling Stack 26. Paula Breen


Team Management:  John Doona Suzanne Smith

Randles Bros Championship Finals On Sunday 2nd September.


There are 2 massive finals up for grabs in the Randles Bros Championships at Legion GAA on Sunday 2nd September. 

The senior final sees Rathmore take on Killarney at 12 noon while the Intermediate fnal features Na Gael and ISG, and they go into battle at 1.45. 

Rathmore come into the senior final on the back of a comprehensive 6-14 to 3-6 semi final victory over 2017 champions Southern Gaels. The East Kerry side were on fire that day, and the south Kerry girls had no answer to their pace and power. 

The Rathmore team  features a number of players that have worn the county jersey at all levels and looks to be a formidable line up. They last won the championship in 2016 and will be keen to add to their honours list. 

Players like Sinead Warren, Sarah Murphy, Aislinn Desmond, Brid Ryan,Caroline Reen and Aoife O’Callaghan give Rathmore a formidable look and if you add in Kerry U16 stars Daniele O’Leary and Mary Collins then it is clear to see why Rathmore come into the game as favourites to win the Caroline Broderick Perpetual Cup. The talent at Rathmore’s disposal is a credit to the brilliant underage work that the club has done over the past number of years.

Killarney are no slouches either though, and really put Castleisland Desmonds to the sword in their semi final with an impressive 6-11 to 0-9 victory. The Spa/ Dr Crokes/ Fossa combination also boasts a number of players that have starred for the county and they will be no pushovers. Players like Siobhan Burns, Kate Stack, Cassandra Buckley, Gina Crowley, Kate Maher, Loreta Maher, Mairead Finnegan, Amanda Brosnan and Anna Clifford really impressed in that victory ,while Eilish O’Leary and Erica McGlynn are certain to have a major say in the destination of the title. 

On balance though it appears that Rathmore have the stronger outfit overall but don’t be surprised if Killarney rise to the occasion and cause a surprise.  It promises to be a cracker! 

Rathmore team; 

  1. Sinead Warren IMG-20180831-WA0002
  2. Sarah Murphy
  3. LaoiseCoughlan 
  4. Rachel Fitzgerald
  5. Norma O Mahony
  6. AishlinnDesmond 
  7. Mary Collins
  8. Katie O Mahony
  9. Katie Buckley
  10. Brid Ryan
  11. Caroline Reen
  12. Aoife O Callaghan
  13. Danielle O Leary
  14. Noreen Murphy
  15. Eileen Murphy


  1. Elaine O Leary
  2. Chloe Fitzgerald
  3. Aileen Sheehan
  4. Susan Cahill
  5. Eimear Cahill
  6. Niamh Finnegan
  7. Lauren O Leary
  8. Elaine Nagle



Tim Sheehan 

Tim O Callaghan 

Aine Carolan 


Killarney team;   Killarney senior ladies 18

Mags Cronin 

2.Anna O Reilly 

3.Kate Maher 

4.Gina Crowley 

5.Meghan Kiely 

6. Kayleigh Cronin

7.Cassandra Buckley (joint captain) 

8.Loretta Maher 

9.Amanda Brosnan (joint captain) 

10.Meghan Buckley 

11.Anna Clifford 

  1. Ciara Moynihan

13 Kate Stack 

  1. Mairead Finnegan
  2. Siobhan Burns

16.Linda Bruggner 

17.Lynn Jones 

18.Erica McGlynn 

  1. Eilis O Leary
  2. Karena O Leary

21.Caollin O Donoghue 

  1. Treasa O Sullivan
  2. Katie Talbot
  3. Niamh Stack
  4. Mairead Bennett

26.Marion O Callaghan 

27.Claire Moynihan 

  1. DashaPuzanova 

Mentors:Caoimhin O Donoghue, Batt McGlynn, Tim O Connor, Donal O Doherty. 

The Intermediate semi final sees last years defeated finalists Na Gaeil do battle with surprise package ISG. 

Tralee side Na Gaeil upset the apple cart when they firmly defeated pre championship favourites Beaufort in the semi final on a 4-10 to 0-8 scoreline having previously defeated Corca Dhuibhne at the quarter final stage. 

They can call upon players like Laura Fitzgerald, Deirdre Kearney, Nora O’Connell, Mary O’Connell and Ayesha Roche, while their forward line has match winners in Megan Sheehy, Jadyn Lucey, Megan O Connor and Meabh Barry. 

ISG come into the final under the radar and are very much an unknown quantity They have quality in their side however with Julie O’Sullivan, Laura O’Sullivan, Emma O’Sullivan, Katie Palmer and Julie Crowley certain to take the fight to Na Gaeil.  

Overall though, it looks like Na Gaeil will have too much quality in their side to let this one slip. 

ISG team; 

Michelle O’ Connor 

Katie Palmer 

Orla Randles 

Ciara Price 

Majella O’ Sullivan 

Caroline O’ Sullivan 

Aoife Crowley 

Julie O’ Sullivan 

Laura O’ Sullivan (C) 

Emma O’ Regan 

Aisling Kelleher 

Ciara O’ Shea 

Emma O’ Sullivan 

Clodagh Quinlan 

Ciara Cronin


Kathy Riordan 

Ella Granville 

Sandra O’ Sullivan 

Eva Wiley 

Sarah Taylor 

Kate Cronin 

Maria Randles 

Louise Foley 

Amy Harrington 

Katie McCarthy 

Joanne McCarthy 

Chloe Hawker 

Fia Cusack 

Ellen O’ Sullivan 
Team Manager : Colm Horgan, Sinead 0′ Donavan, Rosaleen Cusack. 


Na Gaeil team;    IMG-20180831-WA0003

  1. Laura Fitzgerald 
  1. Sarah Quigley 
  1. Susan Fernane(Captain) 
  1. Kate Anne O Connor 
  1. Eilis O Connor 
  1. Deirdre Kearney 
  1. Brid O Connor  
  1. Nora O Connell 
  1. Mary O Connell 
  1. Jadyn Lucey 
  1. Ayesha Roche 
  1. Meagan Sheehy 
  1. Clodagh McHugh 
  1. Meabh Barry 
  1. Megan O Connor 
  1. Aine O Sullivan 
  1. Marguerite Maunsell 
  1. Erika O Sullivan  
  1. Carla Hanafin 
  1. Muireann Moriarty 
  1. Clodagh O Connor 
  1. Sibeal Casey 
  1. Martina O Connor 
  1. Sarah Barrett 
  1. Freya O Connor 
  1. Ria Walsh 
  1. Muire Kingston  
  1. Dearbhla Quirke 
  1. Caragh O Neill 
  1. Eimer O Sullivan 

Team Management : Eddie Sheehy, Troy O Connell, Mike Barrett, Janice McHugh 

Randles Bros County Championship Semi Final Previews.

In the Randles Bros Senior Championship there are 2 semi finals down for decision on Sunday August 26th.

Southern Gaels v Rathmore, Ballinskelligs @12noon

Southern Gaels welcome Rathmore to Ballinskelligs at 12 noon in what could prove to be the match of the championship. Defending champions Southern Gaels accounted for Mid Kerry in the quarter final on a 4-13 to 2-13 scoreline after a hard fought battle,

Central to the Southern Gaels victory that day were Bernie Cronin, Mayers Cronin, Deirdre Corridan, Amy Fitzgerald and Linda Cronin and the south Kerry girls will once again look to them for leadership.

Rathmore easily accounted for Austin Stacks in their quarter final meeting and with players of the calibre of Aislinn Desmond, Brid Ryan, Sarah Murphy, Aoife O’Callaghan and Brid Ryan they will come into the game as favourites to lower the Southern Gaels colours.

Ballinskelligs is never an easy place to travel to though and the vocal home support is certain to inspire Southern Gaels. On balance it appears that Rathmore should come through in this one.

Castleisland Desmonds v Killarney, Castleisland @1pm

In the other semi final Castleisland Desmonds will entertain Killarney at 1 pm in Castleisland. Desmonds are going through somewhat of a transition period at the moment and with a number of their U/16 players expected to tog out. they will be hard pressed to defeat the visitors.

They can still rely on quality players like Kerry seniors Lorraine Scanlon, Andrea Murphy and Eilis Lynch, while Labhaoise Walmsley, Kayla O’Connor, Rachael Cronin and Mariah Curtin are others that they will look to for inspiration.

Killarney are backboned by the Dr Crokes, Spa and Fossa clubs an will bring a mix of young and experienced players to the game. County star Amanda Brosnan, Mairead Finnegan, Gina Crowley,Anna Clifford, Loreta Maher, Anna O’Reilly and Erica McGlynn are players of proven quality and Killarney will look to them to steer the team to the county final.

If Scanlon is on song then Desmonds have a chance, but the odds point to a victory for the visitors.

Randles Bros Intermediate Championship Semi Final

Na Gaeil v Beaufort , Beaufort @12 noon

Na Gaeil travel to meet Beaufort in the first Intermediate Championship Semi Final at 12 noon. This is a very difficult game to call as both sides are very evenly matched.

Beaufort enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Scartaglin in the quarter final and players like Sarah Houlihan, Hannah O’Donoghue, Amy Foley,Fiadhna Tangney and Ann Marie O’Donoghue were on fire that day.

Na Gaeil had a hard fought 2-9 to 0-12 point victory over Corca Dhuibhne in their quarter final and they have excellent players like Meabh Barry, Mary O’Connell, Eilis O’Connor, Deirdre Kearney and Jadyn Lucey in their ranks. They play at a high tempo and their experience of narrowly losing to Austin Stacks in the final last year could stand to them.

This game could go down to the wire but Beaufort’s electric forward division could swing the tie in the finish.