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Saturday 25 October 2014

O'Donoghue Cup is stepping up a gear

Published 11/09/2013 | 05:36

Colm Cooper with the Dr Crokes team who participated in the Cooper Invitational Blitz 2013 sponsored by the Coffey family at Dr Crokes GAA grounds, Lewis Road, Killarney on Saturday.

THE Aquila Club O'Donoghue Cup, East Kerry Senior Championship, first round games are well under way.

There are five first round fixtures and the winners join the three seeded teams in the quarter final. This year, the three seeded teams are Dr Crokes and Rathmore, who are automatically seeded under the previous year's finalists rule, and they are joined by Kilcummin who were pulled from the hat, from the pool of teams with a Kerry Senior player.

The draw for the first round games was Scartaglin v Gneeveguilla, Currow v Cordal, Spa v Firies, Legion v Glenflesk and Fossa v Listry with first named teams having home venue. Gneeveguilla, Currow and Listry have already qualified for the quarter final stage. The remaining games see Spa hosting Firies next Sunday and Legion at home to Glenflesk on the 21st or the 28th depending on the outcome of the Minor County Championship.

East Kerry Board Fixtures

THE East Kerry Board is working hard, and with the co-operation of clubs and team management, to complete our fixtures programme for 2013.

We are delighted that so many East Kerry teams are involved in the latter stages of the County Novice, Junior, Intermediate, Club and County championships.

It's a great reflection on football in the district and we wish them all every success.

This success leads to a lot of clauses being attached to the list of fixtures, because of the juggling that will be involved to achieve the completion our fixtures programme. Please understand that our remaining fixtures will be played at the earliest possible dates and the board will be keeping clubs to date regularly.

The fixtures at present are as follows and extra time if necessary in all games:

Minor Championship Finals

Divisions 1 & 2: September 29 in Fitzgerald Stadium. Division 1 Final - Spa V Dr. Crokes at 2.30pm. Division 2 Final - Firies V Fossa at 1pm

O'Donoghue Cup

Preliminary Round

Spa V Firies on September 15 at 1.30pm in Spa. Legion (H) V Glenflesk on September 21 at 5pm if Dr.Crokes playing Gaeltacht in Minor Co Final or September 28 at 3.30pm if East Kerry playing Gaeltacht in Minor County Final.

Quarter-Finals

Currow(H) V Kilcummin (the date for this game will depend on result of Currow's Intermediate game on September 14. It will be played on the earliest possible date after September 14 depending on Intermediate, Senior Co. Championship involvement and Relegation play-off).

Gneeveguilla (H) V Dr Crokes on weekend October 5-6 if Rathmore advance to semi-final of County Championship.

Legion / Glenflesk (H) V Rathmore on weekend October 5-6 if Dr. Crokes advance to semi-final of County Championship

(The alternative will be the earliest possible date depending on Senior and Senior Club Championship involvement).

Spa / Firies (H) V Listry on Saturday, September 21 at 3.30pm if Dr. Crokes playing Gaeltacht in Minor Co. Final or Saturday, October 5 at 5pm if East Kerry playing Gaeltacht in Minor County Final, but may also depend on County Novice Championship involvement.

Fr Galvin Cup Final

Cordal v Listry (at the earliest possible date depending on Junior, Novice and Senior Co Champ involvement).

Kenmare District Board

KENMARE Under 13/ Under 14 District Board players completed three weeks coaching work last week. The aim of the coaching sessions was to develop a strong bond between all players, improve technical skills and develop team work. All clubs in the board were well represented. Thanks to Sean O'Sullivan (Kenmare District Board) for contacting all clubs in the board and Kenmare club for the use of all pitches over the three weeks.

Kerryman

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