U 12 Development Squads Conclude


The U12 Development Squads concluded on Saturday (16th August) with a great day of fun & football in Fossa Killarney. All 4 squads came together & played in a few friendlies. This was followed with refreshments & activities including egg & potato races, cross bar challenges & team bonding activities. William O’Sullivan Senior Manager along with Senior players Aislinn Desmond, Caroline Kelly & Edel Murphy attended & spoke with the girls. The senior players even joined in with some of the games. Connie O’Connor & James O’Connell Development Officer were delighted with how the day went & were full of praise for the young players & their coaches. They were also fulsome in their praise for Fossa GAA who facilitated the day with access to their wonderful facilities & to County Treasurer Karen McGlynn who helped with set up & refreshments.

Events like these don’t just happen so we would like to thank the following people & clubs for their help & access to their facilities:

South/Mid Kerry –  Laune Rangers GAA for use of Cloon, St Mary’s GAA Cahersiveen and Cromane GAA for use of  pitches. Coaches Anna Maria O’Donoghue & Mary Jo Curran & Nora Fealey Cromane for administration.

North Kerry/Sliabh Luachra – Castleisland Desmonds, St Senans Mountcoal, Scartaglin GAA, Currow GAA. Coaches: Margaret Fitzgerald, Joanne Brosnan, Rachel Cronin, Stef Murphy. Helpers/coaches on 2 occasions: Cathy (Finuge/st senans), Amy Reidy, Elaine O Connor, Hannah Fortune. Kerry ladies players to help visit were Julie Brosnan and Cait Lynch.

East Kerry/Killarney –  Legion GAA , Ballycasheen N.S Killarney & Kenmare GAA. Coaches John Doona & Nora O’Connor.

Tralee/West Kerry – Venues: Mounthawk School, Abbeydorney GAA, John Mitchels GAA, Na Gaeil GAA. Coaches: Rory Kilgallen, Troy O’Connell, Dan O’Connor, Linda Gleeson, Imelda Roche & helpers Jerry O’Mahony, Frank McLoughlin.