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Monday 21 April 2014

Pride in Kenmare and Finuge's brilliant displays

CONGRATULATIONS to Finuge on their nine points to five victory over Monasterevan in the AIB Club Championship semi final on Sunday last thus setting up a final meeting with Fr Rocks from Cookstown on Saturday, February 9. It will be remembered that the Tyrone side, who count Eoin Mulligan amongst their ranks, defeated Spa in the All Ireland final three years ago.

Kenmare, meanwhile, are still in with a chance of making it a Kerry double in Croke Park in a fortnights time. After an enthralling encounter that went to extra time, they finished level with Castleknock of Dublin, 0-15 to 1-12. At various stages during this Titanic struggle, the game seemed to be slipping away from the Kenmare men; at other times they seemed to be within seconds of advancing to the final. The replay on Saturday should be no different. Ballinasloe from Galway await the winners. County Committee Meeting THE first meeting of 2013 of Coiste Chontae Chiarraí due to take place in Austin Stack Park on Monday, January 28 last did not go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions. The meeting is rescheduled for this Wednesday evening at 8pm.

High on the agenda will be the ratification of the major fixtures plan for the year and the draws for the various Castleisland Mart Club Championships. Munster GAA Club Day MUNSTER GAA, as part of its commitment to the clubs of the province, are hosting an important club conference and information seminar entitled "2020 Vision, Our Club" in The INEC Centre Killarney on Saturday next, February 2.

Clubs who are currently involved in our Child Development Programme and those who have either developed a five year club plan, or have committed to completing one, have been invited to attend this seminar. Any other Clubs who might wish to attend are asked to contact the County Development Officer, Tim Murphy, at developmentofficer.kerry@gaa.ie.

Among the keynote speakers on the day are the one and only Brian Cody, former Meath star Colm O'Rourke and former All Ireland winning manager with Tiperary, Liam Sheedy.

2020 is just a short time away, where does your club see itself in 2020? Is its vision for 2020 built on a progressive and sustainable plan?

These are just two of the issues which will be articulated at this important forum which will include facilitated workshops on selected topics.

The day will conclude with an open forum session which will provide an opportunity for all to participate.

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