WITH the Limerick Minor Championship catching up with some back games in the group stages, the minors were on a break last weekend.
Time then to turn to the admin side of things with club and county AGM's coming soon. The County Board AGM will take place on Friday, November 23 at 8pm in Stokers Lodge.
Nomination papers have been sent to the clubs as all officer positions are up for election. Kerry will also host the Munster Council AGM in January, due to current Chairman and Tipperary native Eamon Browne wishing to finish his three year tenure, with his own county hosting it in 2014.
It's also a time to reflect on the year at all levels and the County Teams did extremely well this year, reaching three All Ireland Finals and a semi-final. Building blocks secure, it's onwards and upwards next season.
Our thanks to everyone involved with the teams, from co-ordinators, physios, coaches, and managers, it takes a huge commitment to prepare teams to compete at Inter County. To the players who committed all year, thank you, without your enthusiasm and passion for the game we wouldn't be here.
At club level, Cillard represented Kerry at Feile na nGael and accounted for themselves very well. Again a huge undertaking for a club to compete in this prestigious underage competition, and a lifetime of memories for the players. U12 / 14 / 16 / Junior / Intermediate club competitions in Limerick were competed in, some clubs faring out better than others and reaching semi finals. Some great talent coming through at those age groups.
Clanmaurice won the Munster League in a thrilling final, and also competed in the Munster Junior Club Championship. While it didn't go to plan on the day, its a learning experience that will stand to them next year. Sara Murphy competed in the Puc Fada in Munster, with Causeway's Aoife O'Connor winning the County Skills competition.
A senior county team for the first time in over 30 years, summer camp in Listowel, a new website launched, radio slot every Saturday, and coverage in the local media, it's been a busy year. To our sponsors, Kerry Group, Lee Strand, O'Neills Sports, and everyone who contributed to bag packing, church gate collections and draws, thank you. Without funding, it's impossible to prepare.
Next week, we take a look at a number of changes to the Inter County scene that have been proposed by Croke Park, the County AGM moves closer, the contenders for officerships, and the Limerick Minor Championship.