The mentor at the centre of an investigation by Kerry GAA’s Coiste na nÓg into the alleged verbal abuse of a referee during an under-11 Go Games hurling match last month has been given a proposed suspension of 12 weeks, The Kerryman understands.
It never fails to draw a wry smile from this writer when thinking back to those dark days of lockdown during the Covid pandemic – you know, when we went weeks and months without the simplest of freedoms, without sport and games and all the joy our pastimes are meant to bring us.
After a weekend of matches, many of which didn’t have a do-or-die element to them, the eight quarter-finalists of the County Senior Football Championship have been determined, with Templenoe the last team to reach the knock-out stage, joining the seven teams that had already qualified before this weekend’s series of round 3 group games.
With the Australian Football League's Grand Final less than 24 hours away, former Kerry minor and Dingle footballer, Mark O’Connor, is still unsure whether or not he will play a part in Saturday’s game, the biggest in the AFL season.
Dessie Farrell isn’t exactly known for his loquaciousness, but even by his standard, Sunday’s announcement – if you could call it that – that two erstwhile Dublin footballers are to throw their lot in with the inter-county team next year was about as low-key as it gets.
Seven teams will consider themselves winners already, having qualified for the County Senior Football Championship quarter-finals with a game still to play in the group stage of the competition, but the big loser next weekend will be the competition itself.
Kerry senior team captain and Austin Stacks midfielder Joe O’Connor is facing up to nine months on the sideline after being diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, which he suffered on Friday night.
Local golfers Jack Buckley and Donie MacSweeney have won the 2022 Audi Ireland quattro Cup on their home course, Mahony’s Point, at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, and in doing so will represent Ireland at the 32nd Audi quattro Cup World final next month, which will be held at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, the host course of the 2023 Ryder Cup.
All Ireland champions Kerry have received 12 nominations for this year’s GAA Football All Stars, while David Clifford has been short-listed for the Footballer of the Year and looks a racing certainty to pick up both accolades when the All Star team is named at the end of October.
The Kerry county senior football championship winner – or Senior Club Championship winner in the event of a divisional team winning the Bishop Moynihan Cup – will play either the Clare champions or the Waterford champions in the Munster Club SFC semi-final on the weekend of November 26 or 27.
The 2021 beaten County Senior Football Championship finalists Kerins O’Rahillys have been dealt a double blow ahead of the county SFC with confirmation that Jack Savage and Cormac Coffey have both emigrated to Dubai for work reasons.
The dates, times and venues for the first round of Group Phase games of the Garvey’s SuperValu County Senior Football Championship have been announced by the Kerry Competitions Control Committee (CCC) this evening, with first round matches taking place at neutral venues.
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