AT the County Committee meeting last Monday night Patrick O`Sullivan, the Chairman of the County Committee announced that Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks) Diarmuid Murphy (Daingean Uí Chúise) and Cian O'Connor (Kildare) will serve as senior selectors with Eamonn Fitzmaurice in 2013. We wish Eamonn and his team the very best for 2013.
The County Committee last Monday night also ratified the senior hurling team management for the next two years. The Kerry senior hurling manager is Tom Howard from Clarecastle. His selectors are: Fergie McLoughlin (Clarecastle), Padráig Regan (Kilmoyley) and Mike Burke (Causeway).
Best of luck to Tom and his backroom team in 2013. County SFC CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Crokes and Daingean Uí Chúis who have qualified for this years Garvey's County Senior Championship Final 2012. Dingle, got the goals, when it mattered to see off the challenge of St Kieran's in the first Senior Football Championship semi final, played at the Austin Park, on Sunday and so reach their first SFC final in 61 years. The final score was Daingean Uí Chúis 4-5 to St Kieran's 014.
In fact Dingle have scored twelve goals in their four championship games to date, and on Sunday, they scored three in the first half that laid the foundations for this historic win.
St Kieran's will be disappointed but they showed the way all year as a well organised and committed divisional side and will be a force to reckon with in years to come.
In the second semi-final a totally dominant performance by a Colm Cooper inspired Dr Crokes saw the three in a row seeking champions; make light work of a young Laune Rangers side who played an ultra defensive game. The final score was 0-14 to 1-3.
Laune Rangers were the surprise club side this year having made great strides in the championship and with more experience will prove tough opponents' in the SFC in years to come.
The County Senior Football Championship Final takes place on Sunday October 28 at 3pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
It will be preceded by the County Intermediate Football Championship Final at 1pm when Spa play Finuge. U-21 Club CONGRATULATIONS to Killarney Legion on winning the Acorn Life U-21 Club championship for a second year in succession. This was a game that could have gone either way and went to extra time. Killarney Legion had the edge, as they led 0-11 to 0-9 with four minutes remaining. However, Stacks struck the front with a well taken goal and the title holders got a point from a free in last play of the game, to force extra time.
Killarney Legion finished the stronger in extra-time and went ton to retain the Acorn life Under-21 title.
Ger Galvin the Vice Chairman of Kerry County Committee presented the Tom Naughton Cup to Legion captain Billy McGuire.
He thanked Acorn Life for sponsoring the competition and the Naughton family for the Tom Naughton Cup.
Pius Horgan from Acorn life presented the Acorn Life man of the match to Shaun Keane from Killarney Legion.