All roads lead to The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday for the Boylesports.com Kerry GAA Night of Champions. This event, which is the major fundraiser of the Kerry County Committee, has turned into the glamour night at the Tralee track.
While the Boylesports.com Race of Champions and the final of the Kerry Group Club Sweepstake will form the centre of attraction, off the track there is also a night of dining, fashion and fun, the highlight of which will be the naming of the Queen of Fashion, sponsored by The Malton Hotel, Killarney.
The event will feature an eleven race card and RTE will have a one hour live televised broadcast from the track featuring three live races and four deferred races.
The final of the Kerry Group Club Sweepstake will be of added significance to GAA Clubs throughout the county who have been paired with the six dogs in the final. One lucky club will benefit by €1,200 from the winning dog while the other five clubs represented in the final will go home with prizemoney ranging from €800 for second, €600 for third to €400 for each of the remaining dogs.
Tickets cost just €10 are available from all GAA club and District committees or at the gate on the night.
Gates open at 6:30, the 11 Race Card starts at 7:30 sharp and the event will be live on RTE2 from 8:30 to 9:30pm.
County U-21 Football
The Acorn Life Under-21 Championship gets underway this weekend with two preliminary ties down for decision.
(A) Dr Crokes v Dingle
(B) John Mitchels v Kilcummin/Rathmore
Both games to be played on this Saturday, June 22.
Last 16 draw
An Ghaeltacht v Austin Stacks
South Kerry v Mid Kerry
Feale Rangers v Shannon Rangers
St Brendans v (B)
Kerins O'Rahillys v West Kerry
East Kerry v (A)
Kenmare District v Killarney Legion
St Kierans v Laune Rangers
First Round proper games to be played on June 26
County Minor Football
The Draw for the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor County Championship made by sponsor Peter Keane and County Coaching Officer Eamonn Whelan resulted in the following pairings:
Dr Crokes v Kilcummin/Rathmore
St Brendans v East Kerry
Kenmare District v Dingle
Austin Stacks v Mid Kerry
South Kerry v Killarney Legion
Shannon Rangers v Feale Rangers
Kerins O'Rahillys v St Kierans
An Ghaeltacht v West Kerry
Games to be played July 16.
Kerry GAA Store
The new exclusive championship line of Kerry GAA gear is now in stock in the Kerry GAA Store. The League range of exclusive team leisurewear proved very popular and already the new Championship gear is also proving to be very popular.
Why not visit The Kerry GAA Store in the Outlet Centre in Killarney - adjacent to railway station, open till 6pm?
The Elvery's GAA/GPA football Camp headed up by Darran O'Sullivan is being held in Fossa GAA pitch from June 24-28 from 10am to 2pm.
This is a pilot project taking place in selected counties across the country for boys aged between 13 to 15 years of age. Places are limited so sign up now at www.elverysyouthcamps.gaa.ie