CONGRATULATIONS to Eamonn Fitzmaurice who was ratified as Kerry Senior manager for the next three years by Kerry County Committee on Monday night last.
Manager of the Kerry senior team is an onerous, responsible, time consuming and very pressurised job. We are privileged to have a young talented Manager of Eamonn's calibre leading Kerry football for the next three years. Eamonn Fitzmaurice was a member of the Kerry senior team from 1997 to 2007. He has two under 21 titles in 1996 and 1998. He was a senior selector with Kerry in 2009 and 2012.
He won a County Championship title with Feale Rangers in 2007 and UCC and an All-Ireland club championship with Finuge. Eamonn is also a talented Hurler and has two County Championship titles with Lixnaw. He was manager of Kerry U21 team in 2012 and has trained numerous Pobal Scoil Chorcha Dhuibhne teams. The Kerry senior team selectors will be announced at the next County Committee meeting.
Congratulations to Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) has also been ratified as Kerry U21 Manager for the next two years with U21 selectors: Harry O'Neill (Dr. Crokes), John Shanahan (Valentia) and Noel Kennelly (Listowel Emmets). Kerry Junior team PRIDE of place goes to Sean Moynihan and the Kerry Junior team on their All Ireland victory on Saturday last. It was a great win and Kerry's first All-Ireland Junior title since 2006. Sean Walsh Chairman of the Munster Council presented the All-Ireland trophy to Marcus Managan the Kerry Captain, who thanked all the Kerry supporters who had travelled outside the Kingdom for all games in the competition. It was a great victory for Kerry and having so many young and promising players on the pitch augers well for Kerry teams in the future.
We wish to thank the players, Sean Moynihan, his selectors, his back room team and Diarmuid Ó Sé County Committee Liaison officer for their hard work, dedication and commitment all year. Winning an All Ireland title at any grade requires a lot of sacrifices and we sincerely thank everyone involved. Kerry Minor Team THIS week, our best wishes go to The Kerry Minor Football team and Management who travel to Croke Park on Sunday. It's a big day for our young minor team who play Dublin in The All-Ireland Semi Final at 1.30pm in Croke Park on Sunday next.
They have worked hard and have consistently improved since the 14th April when the team played its first game in the Munster championship. These young players as well as training and playing for Kerry, their clubs and schools had to sit their Leaving Certificate exams. It takes work, concentration and dedication to get to an All- Ireland semi final and it is fitting they have good support on Sunday – Ciarraí Abú.
Tickets are available for the All-Ireland Minor final from the County Board Committee office in Austin Stack Park during normal opening hours from 11.305.30pm every day. Price of tickets are Stand €40; Terrace €25; Juveniles €5 (Cusack & Davin Stands only); Students & OAP - Refund for Cusack & Davin Stands only.
Any Kerry supporters wishing to go to the game can travel with the Kerry Supporters Club who are organising buses to Croke Park. Anyone wishing to avail of the opportunity to go by bus need to contact Donal O'Leary, John King or Martin Leane before Thursday. The bus will leave Farranfore at 6.30am, Tralee at 6.45am and Listowel at 7.15am.
The Credit Union Senior Football League: Round 10 wil take place on September 15
Round 11 will take place on October 21 Intermediate Semi-Final THE Ardfert v Finuge semi final fixed for September 8 (if both clubs agree can be played Friday 7) venue Austin Stack Park at 7pm. Keanes Supervalu County MFC St Brendans V South Kerry
Kenmare District V John Mitchels
Games fixed for Tuesday, September 4
Extra time in all games; neutral venues