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Fossa Crowned Randles Bros Junior C Champions.

Randles Bros Junior C Championship Final 

Fossa 4-13 Cromane 1-9 

Fossa claimed their first ever junior championship title after a comprehensive 13 point win over a spirited Cromane outfit at John Mitchels GAA complex last Sunday. 

The Killarney side really brought their best form to this encounter, and Kerry senior panelist Erica McGlynn showed her scoring prowess with a grand haul of 2 goals and 7 points. McGlynn was a part of the Killarney senior championship side that claimed top honours a week previously, and she had able back up in the flying Anna Clifford who tormented the Cromane side all afternoon. 

Fossa certainly didn’t have it all their own way in the first half. They did take an early lead with two McGlynn points, before Roisin Griffin levelled matters for Cromane with 2 efforts of her own. Cromane did have the benefit of a strong wind ,but Fossa were playing the better football and added 3 more points to push them 5-2 ahead. Cromane’s Hannah Joy pointed to leave 2 between the sides but Fossa responded once more with scores from McGlynn and Anna O’Reilly to push them 4 ahead. Fossa had their keeper Susan Ahern to thank as she pulled off a double save from Hannah Joy and Roisin Griffin but from the kick out Jodie Sheehan pushed the winners further ahead. 

Cromane’s Anne Marie Healy replied with two points, one from a free before Julie Cronin scored Fossa’s final point of the half to leave it Fossa 0-9 to Cromane 0-5 at the half time break. 

Fossa started the second half in flying form and scores a goal from Anna O’Reilly and a point from Anna Clifford. Cromane responded and added points from Ann Marie Healy and Eimear Burke. Fossa’s wing forwards Orlagh Dineen and Anna Clifford were instrumental in many of their attacks, with Mollie Kelly and Shelly Clifford also going well. 

Further efforts from McGlynn and Sheehan put Fossa 1-12 to 0-7 ahead. Cromane fought back once more and Hannah Joy scored a good goal which was added to with a Sinead O Neill point however, Fossa were in command however, and 3 goals on the bounce from Erica McGlynn (2) and Shelly Clifford put them out of sight. 

Sheehan and Cromane’s Roisin Griffin traded points but soon afterwards the final whistle sounded and Fossa emerged as champions. For the winners Amy Moriarty, Katie Talbot,Maud Kelly and Orla Moynihan were rock solid in defence, whilst McGlynn, Shelly and Anna Cliffiord and Jodie Sheehan also showed well throughout the game. 

Cromane had excellent performances from Cora Joy, Roisin Griffin, and Ann Marie Healy. 

Fossa team;Susan Ahern, Amy Moriarty, Katie Talbot, Orla Moynihan, Aoife Kissane, Kate Murphy, Maud Kelly, Anna O Reilly (1-1) Erica McGlynn (2-7) Anna Clifford (0-1) Mollie Kelly, Orlagh Dineen, Jodie Sheehan (0-3) Rebecca O Sullivan Shelly Clifford (1-0) Julie Cronin(0-1) Ana Bellew, Sara Sheehan, Grace Cahillane, Fiona Dineen, Tracey Coffey, Meave Bellew, Sadie Myers, Eimear Talbot, Holly Kennelly, Fiona Kissane, Ciara Griffin.   

Beaufort Safely Through To Intermediate Semi Final.

Randles Bros Intermediate Championship Quarter Final

Scartaglin 0-3 Beaufort 4-20

Beaufort made a huge statement of intent when they hammered a young Scartaglin outfit on their home patch in the quarter final of the Randles Bros Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening.

Sarah Houlihan was in mesmeric form and finished with a tally of 3 goals and 11 points as Scartaglin had no answer to her pace and finishing power. As Kerry captain for 2018 , Houlihan was hugely disappointed with last week’s defeat to Dublin in the All Ireland championship, and unfortunately for them it was the Scartaglin girls that were made to pay for her frustration.

Beaufort were the much better side throughout the field though, and with Amy Foley pulling the strings at midfield, Houlihan, Fiadhna Tangney, Hannah O’Donoghue and Ann Marie O’Donoghue sparkled in their forward division.

The winners played with a very strong wind in the first half and had Scartaglin in all sorts of trouble from their own kickouts. After just 5 minutes Beaufort led by 2-2 to 1 point with the goals coming from O’Donoghue and Houlihan with Brid Moriarty replying with a pointed free for Scartaglin. Beaufort continued to dominate the remainder of the half with Houlihan slotting over another goal and 6 points while Tangney, Hannah O’Donoghue, Ann Marie O’Donoghue,Amy Foley and Maggie Kingston also chipped in with scores. Moriarty put over 2 more points for Scartaglin but they found themselves with a mountain to climb at the break as Beaufort took a sizeable 3-15 to 0-3 lead into the dressing room.

The feeling at half time was that Scartaglin would mount a serious second half challenge whilst playing with the wind. Beaufort had other ideas however and continued where they left off with an assured and controlled performance. Scartaglin tried hard, but Beaufort held all the aces and once again dominated possession. Houlihan struck for another goal and added a number of points as the conditions deteriorated. The referee called time on proceedings, and Beaufort found themselves safely through to the semi final. Beaufort will play the winners of Na Gaeil and Corca Dhuibhne in this one, and it is sure to provide a sterner test for the mid Kerry side.

Beaufort; Orlaith O Brien, Tara Clifford, Maura O’Sullivan, Caoibhe Foley, Mary Ann Doherty, Tara Breen, Sinead O’Connell, Amy Foley(0-1), Cliona Coffey, Maggie Kingston (0-1), Sarah Houlihan (3-11, 1-1f),Ciara O’Sullivan, Fiadhna Tangney (0-2),Ann Marie O’Donoghue(0-1),Hannah O’Donoghue(1-4).

Scartaglin; Lorraine Hanrahan, Marie Dineen,Shauna Ahern, Rachel O’Sullivan, Katie Sugrue, Sarah O’Sullivan, Ellen Coffey, Siobhan Collins, Rabecca Kerin, Danni Reidy, Denise Dunlea, Aoife Dunlea, Brid Moriarty(0-3,2f), Amy Dunlea, Leah Boyle.

Austin Stacks Claim County Intermediate Title.

Randles Brothers Intermediate Ladies County Final

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Austin Stacks 1-14 Na Gaeil 1-13 

When 2 local rivals go head to head you can always expect a tight tense battle, and we certainly got that in Strand Road last Saturday evening as Austin Stacks were crowned Randles Brothers Intermediate Ladies County champions after an excellent one point victory over Tralee rivals Na Gaeil. 

Austin Stacks will point to a golden 10 minute period early in the second half, when they put over 5 points on the bounce, as being central to their victory. Up to that point the Stacks girls had struggled to get a grip on the game , but this spell gave them me the belief that they could go on to win the title. 

Stacks were much more economical in front of the posts, shooting just 4 wides on the day whilst Na Gaeil will look back on the 12 wides that they shot as being detrimental to their challenge.  

Na Gaeil did look the better side for long periods of the game and raced into a 5 points to 2 lead after 11 minutes, with 2 each from Sibeal Casey and Eilis O’Connor, and one from the livewire Megan Sheehy. Austin Stacks kept in touch with scores from Caoimhe Barry Walsh and a Megan O’Brien free kick. Marina Barry shot another over the bar for Stacks, but the impressive Jadyn Lucey replied with 2 good points to push Na Gaeil 4 ahead.  

Austin Stacks were struggling, but received a massive boost when they were awarded a penalty in the 20th minute . Na Gaeil netminder Laura Fitzgerald had made a good save , but as the ball bobbled around the small rectangle, referee Sean Joy spotted an indiscretion and awarded Austin Stacks a penalty. The deadly accurate O’Brien stuck the spot kick away with aplomb, and suddenly Stacks were within a single point, 1-3 to 0-7 , of their rivals.  

Ten time All Ireland winner Marina Barry pointed afterwards to level the game for Stacks, but Na Gaeil struck for a goal of their own through the lively Sibeal Casey. Eilis O’Connor pointed for Na Gaeil straight afterwards, but once again Austin Stacks hit a purple patch and added 3 more points from O’Brien (2) and Barry again. Na Gaeil then struck the crossbar twice in a row on the stroke of half time, and Na Gaeil went in at the break leading by just a single point, 1-8 to 1-7. 

Na Gaeil started the second half brightly and Megan Sheehy from a free, and Jadyn Lucey from play, pushed them 3 ahead. Sensing that the game was slipping away, the Stacks management moved Laura Rogers to centre half forward and the Kerry star went on to have a major impact on the rest of the game. Stacks hit 3 points on the bounce, with 2 from O’Brien and one from Breda Slattery to level the contest once again. 

Stacks took a firm stranglehold on proceedings and Rogers put over 2 points as the Na Gaeil challenge appeared to falter. Jadyn Lucey from a free and Clare Brennan from play traded points before Sibeal Casey put over for Na Gaeil to bring it to a one point game. Na Gaeil were then unlucky to hit the crossbar before their excellent full forward Eilis O’Connor scored the best point of the day to level the contest. 

There was still time for more drama, and when Rogers was fouled after another searing run, O’Brien stepped up and pointed the resultant free to send the Austin Stacks supporters into raptures. As the final whistle sounded straight afterwards, Austin Stacks were crowned the Kerry Intermediate champions for 2017. 

The remarkable Marina Barry now has the full collection of Championship medals in Kerry with junior, senior and an intermediate honours in her collection. What makes it extra special for the Austin Stacks legend is that she was playing alongside her daughter Caoimhe Barry Walsh in Saturday evenings victory. 

Best for Austin Stacks were Laura Rogers, Sarah Higgins, Aoife Dillane, Megan O’Brien, and arina Barry whilst Na Gaeil’s best were Sarah Quigley, Sheila O’Riordan, Jaydn Lucey, Mary O’Connell and Eilis O’Connor. 

Austin Stacks Deborah Mangan,Karena Slattery, Norma O’Connor, Sarah Higgins, Deirdre O’Shea, Catriona Horgan, Ellen O’Connell, Laura Rogers (0-2), Aoife Dillane, Breda Slattery (0-1), Caoimhe Barry Walsh (0-1), Karina Quilter, Maeve McKivergan, Marina Barry (0-4), Sarah O’Brien (1-5, 1 goal pen, 1f), Subs Ciara Rogers(N O’Connor), Clare Brennan (0-1)(C Horgan),S Hoare (D O’Shea), 

Na Gaeil Laura Fitzgerald, Sarah Quigley, Susan Fernane, Sheila O’Riordan, Muireann Moriarty, Nora O’Connell, Brid O’Connor, Ayesha Roche, Kate Ann O’Connor, Jadyn Lucey (0-4, 1f), Mary O’ Connell, Megan Sheehy (0-2, 1f), Mairin Maher, Eilis O’Connor (0-4), Sibeal Casey (1-3). 

Referee Sean Joy (Laune Rangers) 




Randles Brothers Senior County Championship Semi Final

Inbhear Sceine Gaels 4-4 Castleisland Desmonds 5-13 IMG_20170713_005917


While Castleisland Desmonds recorded a handsome victory over Inbhear Sceine Gaels in sunny Templenoe last Wednesday evening, the scoreline is probably a bit unfair considering the mammoth effort the Kenmare side put into the contest.

There is no doubt that the Desmonds girls were full value for the win on the night. Quite simply they had too many aces up their sleeve for ISG, and with their 5 Kerry senior team panellists performing at full throttle they were able to rack up the scores when needed at vital stages of the game.

The pivotal moment came in the 10th minute of the second half when the excellent Andrea Murphy struck a peach of a goal for the Castleisland side. A minute prior to the goal ISG had brought the deficit back to a 2 point margin when Emma O’Sullivan hit the back of the net, but Murphy’s goal gave Desmonds the impetus to kick on and dominate the encounter thereafter.

Playing with the wind in the first half, Desmonds took a comfortable  1-7 to 0-3 lead into the break with Leanne Mangan contributing a goal and 2 points to their total. Further points were added by Jane Lynch (3),and Andrea Murphy (2), with ISG replying with points from Caroline McCarthy, Michelle O’Sullivan and Emma O’Sullivan.

A feature of the first half was some excellent goalkeeping from ISG’s netminder Nora Mae O’Brien who produced 2 excellent point blank saves from Leanne Mangan.

ISG started the second half in determined fashion and after just 2 minutes struck for a goal through Michelle O’Sullivan. Desmonds replied with a point from Emma O’Regan, but straight afterwards Emma O’Sullivan scored her goal for ISG. With the score at 1-8 to 2-3 the game was now in the melting pot but in fairness to Desmonds they kicked on and dominated for the rest of the encounter.

Desmonds struck for 3 goals in a 5 minute period and this effectively killed off the contest with 2 coming from Murphy and one from Mangan. Credit to ISG who kept trying and Caroline McCarthy hit the back of the net to bring the game back to 8 points. Desmonds then hit 1-5 on the bounce ,with the goal coming from Jane Lynch, with the ISG response coming from a point from a Caroline McCarthy free kick and a second goal from Michelle O’Sullivan. Desmonds then wrapped up proceedings with a point from Aine Sheehan as the final whistle sounded, and the Castleisland girls were safely into the Randles Brothers Senior County Championship final where they will await the winners of Southern Gaels and Beaufort.

Best for ISG were Nora Mae O’Brien, Denise Hallissey,Katie Palmer, Laura O’Sullivan, Julie O’Sullivan, Caroline McCarthy, Emma O’Sullivan and Michelle O’Sullivan.

Best for Desmonds were Eilis Lynch, Aisling Leonard, Lorraine Scanlon, Andrea Murphy, Labhaoise Walmsley, Gemma Kearney, Abbie Brosnan, Kayla O’Connor and Leanne Mangan.

ISG Nora Mae O’Brien, Sandra O’Sullivan, Geraldine Cahillane, Katie Palmer, Emma O Regan, Denise Hallissey, Majella O Sullivan, Laura O’Sullivan, Caroline McCarthy(1-2,1f), Julie O’Sullivan, Aisling Kellighan, Ciara O’Shea, Ellen O’Sullivan,Michelle O’Sullivan(2-1), Jane O’Sullivan, Emma O’Sullivan(1-1).

Castleisland Desmonds Tara Murphy, Mariah Curtin, Aisling Leonard, Tina Mangan, Gemma Kearney, Eilis Lynch, Kayla O’Connor, Lorraine Scanlon(0-3,1f), Labhaoise Walmsley, Emma O’Regan(0-1), Andrea Murphy(2-3), Jane Lynch (1-3, 1f), Rachael Cronin, Leanne Mangan (2-2, 2f), Orla White, Abbie Brosnan, Lilly Cox, Aine Sheehan(0-1), Ruth Cahill.

Referee Paul O’Sullivan (Southern Gaels).