KERRY cruised to an emphatic twelve points victory over Limerick (3-17 to 1-11) at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last before a fine attendance of 1,318 to qualify for the McGrath Cup final against Tipperary on Saturday next in Tipperary Town at 2.30pm.
Five minutes into the second half Limerick had cut Kerry's seven points half time lead to just three points, however thereafter, Kerry hit 1-10 with just five points in reply to run out very easy winners indeed. James O'Donoghue, with 2-5 to his credit was Kerry's top marksman while the return to action of Bryan Sheehan pleased the hardy Kerry following who braved the cold weather conditions.
These competitive games should benefit Kerry in the lead up to the National League fixtures away to Mayo on February 3 and home to Dublin on the following Sunday. Munster Council Grants MUNSTER Council chairman, Sean Walsh, presented grants totaling €117,000 to seventeen Kerry clubs and one school in the Ballymacelligott GAA centre on Thursday evening last.
Rathmore and Killarney Legion were the big beneficiaries, both receiving cheques for €30,000. In both cases the grants were largely in respect of the provision of covered spectator facilities while Legion also purchased some ground adjacent to their property.
Gneeveguilla (€15,000) and Brosna (€12,500) were among others to benefit, while the Holy Family National School in Rathmore received €5,000 for the provision of an Astro turf playing surface.
Sean Walsh, who was attending one of his last functions as provincial chairman – he steps down at annual convention on February 8 – informed those present that in all, €805,000 had been given back to Kerry in 2012.
€400,000 of this is in respect of the development of the centre of excellence in Currans, the deal for which is due to be closed shortly. Other funding went towards coaching projects and coaching personnel, field rent and team expenses. Wedding Bells for "Star" CONGRATULATIONS to Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy and his bride, Hillary Stephenson, who were married in Waterville on Friday last. Kerry Association London AGM THE Kerry Association London will host its annual general meeting at The Kingdom Bar Kilburn High Road on January 31 at 7:30 pm and is extending an invitation to every Kerry person living in London to come along.