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LOTTO: Numbers drawn were: 6, 8, 22, 27. No jackpot winner.

5x€30 Billy O Rourke, Ballybrack; Richard Sherwood, Farranfore; Bridie & Greg, c/o Bridie; Tom Fotzgerald, c/o Aherns; Denis Mc, c/o Bridie

Next weeks jackpot €2500

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Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and don’t forget to get one for next week!!

Get your lotto tickets online via the Firies page on Clubforce or tickets are also available to purchase physically in some of the local shops incl. Aherns Pharmacy, Farranfore, Sherwood Bar and Restaurant Farranfore, Sheehans Shop Farranfore, Moriarty’s Centra Farranfore, Bridies Shop Firies, Hendersons Shop and Bar Firies and from all the usual sellers. We thank these businesses for their continued support. Thank you all for your continued support.

Coiste Na Nog

Academy Football Training continues on the pitch in Farranfore this Saturday for all Boys & Girls from 10.30 to 11.30. It will be great the see everyone back with us again for the summer. All new players welcome. All players are reminded to bring their €3, Gumshields and water bottles. Remember No membership- No play.

Academy Hurling Training continues on the pitch in Farranfore this Sunday for U5, U7 & U9 from 11.00 to 12.00. All new players welcome. All players are reminded to bring their €3 and water bottles. Hurley’s and Helmets will be supplied if you don’t have your own. Remember No membership- No play

The BIG DROP: We are very excited to announce our new Club Fundraiser, =93THE BIG DROP=94. On Saturday, 1st October at 2pm, the clubs’ home turf will be virtually divided into a grid format and Taking advantage of the clubs’ close proximity to Kerry Airport, a helicopter will fly over Pairc

Eamonn, dropping ten balls. When one purchases a €50 ticket, the purchaser is randomly allocated a grid box and if the ball lands on your allocated grid box, you could be the lucky recipient to share in 25K in prize money. There are ten cash prizes available on the day; six €1K, one €1.5K, one €2.5K and the ultimate prize of €10K. Tickets are now on sale either on-line via or in paper format from any club member.10% of all profits form the big drop will go to the Air Ambulance to acknowledge the phenomenal work that is undertaken not only in Firies but beyond our rural club.

Kerry Development Hurling squads:

John Henderson played with the Kerry u14 over the weekend in a Tony forestall qualifier, where they played cork, waterford and kilkenny.

Kerry U15’s played Saturday in the stalker Wallace against Limerick and kildare with Firies players Fionn Dineen, Adam Burns and Sean Barry all involved.

Oileán Walsh played with the Kerry u16’s on Saturday in kildare against kildare, Westmeath and clare. Well done lads.

Results: Junior Championship Rd 2 Firies 3-16 Beale 1-08


COUNTY JFC: County JFC Group 1 (round 2): Cromane 1-10, Reenard 0-18

Cromane travelled to Foilmore last Saturday evening for our second group game in this year’s junior championship.

We had to win to keep our hopes of coming out of the group alive but couldn’t get the job done. With Reenard dominating proceedings in the first half, leading by 0-11 to 0-4 at the break, it left us with a difficult climb to achieve our goal. We got to base camp with six minutes left with a terrific Ethan Griffin goal quickly followed by a Sean O’Sullivan free left just a kick of a ball in it, Croamne 1-9, Renard 0-15. However, that was as close as we got as Reenard steadied themselves to outscore us 0-3 to 0-1 in the last five minutes.

We were left to rue that first half scoreline as well as our previous weekend’s loss to Scartaglin.

Reenard got out to a quick start in Foilmore and led by 0-5 to 0-1 after 15 minutes, a Sean O’Sullivan free our only score.

We found some ball midway through the half. We finally got off the mark from play in the 20th minute thanks to Darren Houlihan and when Darragh McKeefry split the posts three minutes later we looked to have found some form.

However, our south Kerry opponents rallied and reeled four unanswered scores before a Sean O’Sullivan free rounded out the half’s scoring with Reenard leading 0-11 to 0-4.

In the second half our lads just put the head down and kept chipping away at the deficit. By the 46th minute we were within five, 0-8 to 0-13, after points from Sean O’Sullivan (three frees) and a fine converted 45 from Darren Houlihan.

Then came our score of the game, a fine team move ending with Ethan Griffin netting calmly from close range. For a brief moment we looked like we could salvage something from the game but it was not to be as Reenard closed the game out with two late points.

Cromane’s final group game in the junior championship is at home against Moyvane, provisionally on for the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, August 20/21.

Scorers: Sean O’Sullivan 0-5 frees, Darren Houlihan 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45), Ethan Griffin 1-0, Darragh McKeefry 0-1.

Team: Sean Teahan; Liam Teahan, Conor Sugrue, Liam Joy; Finbar Casey, Ethan Griffin, Shane Ahern; Darren Houlihan, Donnchadh Walsh; Danny Shea, Darragh McKeefry, Cathal Crosby; Sean O’Sullivan, Niall Dennehy, Eanna Healy. Subs: Brendan Foley for N Dennehy half time, Padhraic McMahon for C Crosby 45 mins.

CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s club lotto jackpot draw (held on Wednesday evening) of €11,500.

The winning numbers were: 19, 23, 28, 29

Four €40 prize winners:

- Mary Conroy, online

- John Foley, Beaufort

- Jeremy Costelloe, Tullig

- Pat O’Donoghue, Two Mile School

The next jackpot is: €12,000.

You can purchase your lotto tickets from Jack’s Bar and Restaurant; The Red Fox Inn; Hannah Mary’s shop; Mad Mix, Killorglin; O’Grady’s Bar, Killorglin, and in Killorglin Credit Union. You can also purchase tickets online - just search for ‘Cromane GAA lotto’. Many thanks to all of our lotto supporters and sellers.

Please note that this week’s lotto draw will be held at Cromane Community Centre on Saturday, August 13, this allows us to include entries from our Puck stand.

UNDER-13s: Central Region Under-13 Division 3 (round 1):

GGC 5-25, Kerins O’Rahillys/St Pats 1-8

The GGC under-13s began their Central Region campaign in Ballyrickard, Tralee, last Tuesday (August 2). This was the first of two games for the under-13 competing in Division 3 of the central Region competition. They ran out convincing winners in this game.

Their second game was played on Sunday when they took on Castlegregory.

MID KERRY MINORS: The Mid Kerry minors continued their good form in the county championship last week. They won their third and final Group 2 game last Monday week (August 1) when they overcame the challenge of South Kerry in Cahersiveen by 3-8 to 0-13.

This was their third win from their three group games. As a result of a county board draw last Tuesday Mid Kerry received a bye into the semi-finals of the competition. The semi-finals are due to be played on Monday, August 15.

Cromane were represented on the starting team in Cahersiveen by Jamie Casey in goal; Liam O’Neill at full back; and Tony Og Duffy. , Darragh Crosby was also on the panel while Jack McGrath was due to line out at corner forward but had to pull out beforehand. It is great for the Cromane club to have five players involved at this level.

MID KERRY U15s: The Mid Kerry under-15 team opened their county championship campaign against East Kerry in Spa last Wednesday evening.

Our own Ben Sugrue was named at full forward, Tadhg and Lucas from the GGC under-15 side are also on the panel. Well done lads.

IMPORTANT - UNDERAGE TRAINING: Please note our new starting time of 10.30am for our underage training on Sundays.

This was decided after a survey of parents and coaches involved. The new time is working well with the most important thing being that the children still come in their droves and enjoy the mornings with their coaches and friends. So, training every Sunday at 10.30am.


Saturday/Sunday, August 20/21 - County Junior Football Championship (Group 1, round 3): Cromane v Moyvane in Cromane (date and throw-in time to be confirmed).

Sunday, August 14 - Central Region Under-13 Division 2B (round 3): GGC v An Ghaeltacht B in Gallarus, time to be confirmed.

Sunday, August 14 - Central Region Under-13 Division 3 (round 3): GGC v Dromid/Waterville in Cromane, time to be confirmed.



Senior Club Championship: Dr. Crokes 1-16 Kerins O’Rahillys 0-23. We had a disappointing start in our Club Championship campaign in a game played on a glorious day in Castleisland Desmonds GAA on Sunday. Lining out without Kerry players Gavin White and Shane Murphy, Rahillys proved the stronger at the final whistle. Rahillys started the better, leading 4 points to 1 point after just 5 minutes of play. Brian Looney opened our scoring with a point from play. A well taken goal from Tony Brosnan give us a lead for the first time in the game. 3 unanswered points from Rahillys before Tony Brosnan replied with a free from the mark leaving the score 0-8 to 1-3 after the first quarter. Both teams kept the scoreboard ticking over, leaving the score 0-12 to 1-6 at the half time break. We started the second half well with points from Tony and Micheal Burns leaving the sore 1-10 to 14 after 39 minutes of play. We refused to lie down but Rahillys emerged as deserving winners.

East Kerry Junior Final: Dr. Crokes 1-13 Gneeveguilla 0-13. Our Junior team brought back their first bit of silverware of the year after a well fought battle against Gneeveguilla on Tuesday last. Both teams worked hard throughout the game with the goal being the difference after 60 minutes of play.

North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship: Dr.Crokes 0-27 Lixnaw 2-18 (AET). Our senior hurlers made the trip to Lixnaw on Bank Holiday Monday evening to meet the home side in the Preliminary Round of the North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship. With a strong wind to our backs in the first half, the team linked up well together to build a formidable lead by the break. Long range points from Mark Heffernan, Tom Doyle and Vinny Doyle saw us lead 0-14 to 1-03 at half time. We started the second half well against the breeze but Lixnaw got a grip on the game and together with another goal, levelled matters after 15 minutes. It was then back and forth with a spread of scorers including Kevin Landers, Jack and Michael Lenihan and Rob Ryan. Both sides rued some uncharacteristic wides in what was a very free-flowing skilful game, resulting in a level score line at the full time whistle, 0-22 to 2-16. Both sides gave everything they had in extra-time in what was a real classic, enjoyed by all spectators. James Murphy and Mike Milner held strong, winning vital possession and delivering forward. We contested every ball and persevered as a team to claim a well fought victory. We will now face Crotta O’Neill’s at a date and venue to be confirmed.

County Minor Championship: Dr.Crokes 1-06 Austin Stacks 0-09. Our minors earned a well-deserved draw in an entertaining game played in very difficult conditions in round 3 of the county minor championship in Lewis Road on Monday last. Scores from Shay O’Meara 1-2(2f) Alex Hennigan 0-2(1f) Cormac O’Donoghue 0-1 Neill O’Carroll 0-1.

Summer Camp: Our very popular Summer Can will be taking place from the 22nd to the 24th of August from 9am -- 1pm for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. Info from the academy coaches. Booking can be done through the following link

LOTTO TOOK PLACE ON August 8th Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6, 16 Jackpot not won. 11 patrons matched 3 numbers and receive €40 each. Jackpot for draw on August 16th will be €8 300. We are calling on all members to support our weekly lotto as this represents one of the main sources of revenue for the club. With activity likely to recommence on the fields over the next few weeks we need people’s support to maintain our facilities in Lewis Road. We have made a number of alterations to make things easier for members to play the easiest one being to play it online by following the link below and follow instructions attached

DR. CROKES SHOP you can now shop worldwide on our online shop.

BINGO: Dr Crokes Bingo continues every Sunday night at 8pm. Doors open at 6:45. Everyone Welcome.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Ambrose O’Donovan and his new wife Anja who were married in Germany last weekend.


Intermediate Championship Group 4 Round 1:

Glenflesk 1-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 1-11

After sixty plus minutes of intense action, Glenflesk and Milltown could not be separated, and ended up sharing the spoils in round one of the Intermediate Championship, played in perfect conditions in Fossa. After both teams had earned promotion from their respective County League Divisions, confidence was high that they could get off to a good start here. Glenflesk opened quicker, with Dylan Roche especially lively. After he was hauled to the ground as he headed for goal, Glenflesk were awarded an early penalty. Darragh Roche stepped forward and gave Cormac Leane no chance with a clinical finish. Patrick Darcy then extended the lead, after being played in by Kevin Bowler. Milltown’s slow ponderous buildup was not helping them, but Cathal Moriarty eventually let fly with a shot that found the target.

With Daniel O Brien and Jeff O Donoghue impressing, Glenflesk extended their early advantage with a run of three points from Darcy, Darragh Roche and Kevin Bowler. Eanna O Connor then fired over a superb free with his left foot, after earlier scoring from his play with his right as Milltown continued to struggle to open up the Glenflesk defense. Ian Roches superb steal and run ended with another point, before the Mid Kerry men finally found some room near the Glenflesk goal. Cathal Moriarty was upended, leading to a penalty. O Connor showed a calm touch, firing low into the corner. Darcy continued to torment Milltown with his strong running, and his fisted effort left Glenflesk ahead by one, as the teams headed for the dressing room. Wing back O Brien’s powerful run and score meant Glenflesk started the second half in a positive way.

The free’s were starting to pile up though, with O Connor not looking like missing as he struck two more to bring the score’s level. Darragh Roche then converted after taking a mark, as the two heavy hitting forwards started to find their range. After another O Connor free levelled things up again, sub Jonathan O Sullivan put Milltown ahead for the first time. Roche though responded with a monster free, and then fired his side in front with a beautiful strike off his left foot. Cian Horan then was black carded as Glenflesk desperately tried to hold on.

Things were frantic at this stage, and composure seemed to be deserting both sides. Milltown were offered one more chance, when they won a free just on the forty five meter line. O Connor was the man again, sending the ball straight between the posts, and meaning this hectic match had ended in a draw. Both sides will know they will have to improve if they are to make serious inroads in this Championship. There was a lot of mistakes and poor decisions on show this evening. It was entertaining though, and some of the individual forward play was of the top end quality.

Milltown will probably slightly happier with the draw, but Glenflesk will feel they can play a whole lot better, and came away without losing.

Next weekend should tell us more about each teams prospects.

Glenflesk. 1. Marc Kelliher, 2. Emmit Finnan, 3. Chris O Donoghue, 4. Shane Courtney, 5. Kieran A O Donoghue, 6. Killian O Sullivan (0 -- 1) 7. Daniel O Brien Cpt (0 -- 1) 8. Jeff O Donoghe, 9. Brian O Donoghue, 10. Ian Roche (0 -- 1) 11. Patrick Darcy (0 -- 3) 12. Cian Horan, 13. Dylan Roche. 14. Darragh Roche (1 -- 4) 15. Kevin Bowler (0 -- 1) 22. Tommy Bowler.

Milltown/Castlemaine. 1. Cormac Leane, 2. Jack Teahan, 3. Gavin McKenna, 4. Tadhg McCarthy, 5. Jonathan O Connor, 6. Killian Keirns, 7. Kieran Carroll, 8. David Roche Cpt, 9. Donal Dennehy, 10. John Dennehy, 11. Eanna O Connor (1 -- 7) 12. Kieran McKenna (0 -- 1) 13. Jerome Flynn 14. Cathal Moriarty (0 -- 2) 15. Brendan Casey, 22. Jonathan O Sullivan (0 -- 1) 27. Anthony Kelliher, 28. Patrick O Sullivan. Report by Michael Healy. Intermediate Club Championship Group 4 -- Rd 2. Sat 13 Aug @ 7pm. Milltown/Castlemaine v St. Marys in Milltown Sun 14 Aug @ 2.30pm. Glenflesk v Rathmore in Glenflesk Rd 3 -- W/end Aug 20/21. Rathmore v Miltown/Castlemaine in Rathmore St. Marys v Glenflesk in Caherciveen

All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

Congratulations to this super talented group of Glenflesk musicians and storytellers at last weekend’s Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar. 50A STORYTELLING FAOI 12; 1st. Rian Gleeson, Glenflesk, Ciarraí 2A BOSCA CEOIL / BUTTON ACCORDION FAOI 12; 1st. Seán Angland, Glenflesk, Ciarraí 3B FEADÓG MHÓR / FLUTE 12-15; 3rd. Colleen Angland, Glenflesk, Ciarraí PIANO FAOI 12; 2nd. Seán Angland, Glenflesk CCÉ 12C PIANÓ / PIANO 15-18; 1st. Grace Angland, Glenflesk, Ciarraí


No winner of Glenflesk Lotto which took place on 25/07/2022 in Glenflesk Hall. Jackpot was €8,400. The numbers drawn were: 1, 7, 21, 30. There was no winner. Consolation prizes of €50 each to: 1. Tim Daly, Shronedraugh (Yearly Ticket). 2. Róisín Kelleher, Curreal 3. Jerry Kelleher Curreal (Sellers’ Prize). 4. Jerry O’Leary, Cornhill (Yearly Ticket). Next draw will take place in Glenflesk Hall on 08/08/2022. Jackpot will be €8,600. Tickets can be Thank you to all who support our Lotto and to our sellers.



KERRY PETROLEUM CLUB INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Kilcummin 1-11 Desmonds 0-11. Played in Rathmore on Saturday evening this was real championship fair with both teams fully aware of the importance of winning their opening game. Kilcummin were first out of the blocks and were up 4 points within 8 minutes gone courtesy of Eoghan O’ Donovan, Noel Duggan , Danny Cronin and Kelvin Teahan. Desmond rallied with a brace of points but after " Man of the Match" Philip O’ Leary shook the crossbar with a pile driver of a shot, Kilcummin struck for the all-important goal. Paul O’ Shea delivered a pin point pass to younger brother Mark who rounded the keeper before slotting home. Desmonds did have a purple patch before half time but a great Paul O’ Shea mark and two points from the inspirational Philip O’ Leary saw us lead by 1-7 to 0-6 at half time. The second half saw us start with a Noel Duggan free but Desmonds started to exert control and it took some amazing defending to keep them at bay. Special mention to the entire defence as they never lost their concentration and frustrated the much-vaunted Desmonds attack .Cian Foley was playing really well and showed his value with two well taken points that gave us breathing space. Noel Duggan kicked our final point with five minutes remaining but from there to the end it was a rear guard action as Desmonds threw everything at us to get a goal but the defence held out through four minutes of extra time. We now face An Gaeltacht in Gallerus next Sunday in Rd2. Team: Brendan Kealy, Kevin McSweeney, Dara O’Callaghan, Chris O’ Leary, Dan Moynihan, Philip O’ Leary, Eoghan O’ Donovan, Kevin Gorman, Gary O’ Leary, Capt, Cian Foley, Mark O’ Shea, Kelvin Teahan, Danny Cronin, Paul O’ Shea, Noel Duggan. subs used Kieran Murphy and Sean Brosnan.

COUNTY U 21 CHAMPIONSHIP : Well done to East Kerry on their recent victory in the final and in particular to our Kilcummin players involved including selector Seanie O’ Leary, Players: Paul O’ Shea, Philip O’Leary, Dara O’Callaghan, Mark O’ Shea and Keith O’Leary

MINOR CO CHAMPIONSHIP : Best wishes to our players who are part of the East Kerry panel in their forthcoming games. Jack O’Donoghue, Jack Fogarty, Keelan O’Shea, Padraigh Moynihan, Luke Daly, Sean Doolan, Dara Stack, and DJ Fleming selector.



CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Following on from the weekends past fixtures our Senior team will now make the trip down to South Kerry where we will meet Dromid Pearses on their home patch this Sunday August 14th at 2.30pm. Regardless of the result of this fixture we will meet John Mitchels in Direen on the weekend of August 20/21st. So it’s a big week ahead with a place in the quarter finals( to be played on Aug 27th/28th) at stake.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to our Senior player Jamie O Sullivan and Bridie Kennelly who tied the knot last Saturday and we wish them all the best for the future in their life together.

SUMMER CAMP: We had a fantastic week at our Summer Camp which ran on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week. It was brilliant to have it back and with huge numbers. The kids had a great time but it’s only possible to run it with the help of our volunteers which numbered close to thirty , ranging from our older juveniles to some of our staunchest Club people. It will be a fixture in our Club for the years ahead.

MINOR LADIES: The Minor Ladies face MKL Gaels this Friday August 12th in the County League Final with a time and venue yet to be decided. We will share the fixture details on Social media as soon as they are confirmed.

EAST KERRY U15s: Well done to Bryan Walsh, Oisin Fleming, Cillian Murphy, Aindi O Cathasaigh , Luke Courtney and Selector Nigel Shevlin who were all part of the winning East Kerry team vs Mid Kerry in the U15 County Championship in Spa last Wednesday. Finan Blackwell has since been added to the paneland they will face Castleisland District in the latest round in Milltown this Wednesday at 7.30.

PAT DRAWS A LYNE UNDER HIS CAREER: Pat Spillane called time on his highly successful and enjoyable punditry career with RTE on the most fitting of days as Kerry celebrated their 38th All Ireland success in Croke Park against Galway. Pat captured the heart of the nation with his emotional recollection of his father Tom, who died at the early age of 41, just days after Kerry’s defeat to Galway in the 1964 All Ireland, at a time when he was a Kerry selector. Tom Senior of course was married to Maura Lyne of Cleeney and also played on the only Killarney Legion team to win a County Championship in 1946. Together Tom and Maura raised three boys namely the aforementioned Pat, Mick and Tom Jnr who of course won 19 All Ireland medals between them during Kerry’s famous Golden Years. The Lyne family of course has its own medal collection as well with Canon Michael winning two in 1937 and 1941, Jackie successful in 1946 and 1953 and Denny collecting a Celtic cross in 1946. Denny of course was also the captain of the Kerry team in the famous final of 1947 against Cavan in the Polo Grounds in New York, the only final to be played outside Ireland. Jackie later returned as trainer of the Kerry team and led them to All Ireland success in 1969( with a team captained by Johnny Culloty) and 1971. More recently of course Denny’s Grandson Jonathan added to the family medal board with the 2014 success. Jonathan’s cousins and Tom Snr grandsons Killian and Adrian helped turn the tide in Kerry’s direction in the 2022 edition and so consolidated the Spillane / Lyne as a Kerry Football dynasty. Fittingly only this past Sunday Adrian and Killian played starring roles for their club Templenoe as they shocked County Champions Austin Stacks in the first round of the Senior Championship. The game played in Legions home ground of Direen might have had the feel of a second home to the Spillane tyros.

DEEPEST SYMPATHIES: The Club extends its sympathies to the family of Paddy at this sad time. Paddy’s son in law Derek Pyne was a mainstay of the Senior team for many years while another son in law Paul Murphy(son of the late Jimmy) played for the Club in his younger days.

We also extend our sympathies to the family of Sean at this sad time. Sean’s daughter Fiona is the current Club registrar , and the Cotter family have always been great supporters of the Club with the kids active Juvenile members.

LOTTO RESULTS: Monday Aug 1stNumbers - 2, 13, 16, 17 bonus 28No jackpot winner. Match 3/ lucky dip: 1. Mary O Shea, 2. Michael Myers, 3. Billy Kenny, 4. Breda Grimes, 5. Naomi Travers



LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday, August 7th 2022. There was no winner of the €12,700 jackpot. Numbers drawn: 08 -- 13 -- 22 -- 31. Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Emma Daly -- sold by Margaret Browne; €50 Seán Kearney -- sold online; €25 Chloe Ferris -- sold by Eoin Ferris; €25 Tara & Donie Fleming -- sold by O’Gradys. Next week’s jackpot will be €13,000.

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE: Laune Rangers will travel to Tralee to face in Round 2 of the Intermediate Championship. The game takes place on Sunday next, August 14th at 2:30pm in John Mitchels GAA Complex in Tralee.

MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: With both teams out of contention, there was only pride to play for in JP O’Sullivan Park on Bank Holiday Monday evening as Laune Rangers hosted West Kerry in the final round of group games in the County Minor Championship. West Kerry led by 0-4 to 0-3 with a quarter of the game played, as two pointed frees and two from play kept them ahead of Stephen Gannon and John Burke’s (2) points for Rangers. Darragh Clifford pointed an excellent free from the ground in difficult conditions to level matters before John Burke found the net to give Rangers the lead.

After the sides had traded points (Seánie Diggin for Rangers), West Kerry were level again as the visitors struck for a goal. Another Seánie Diggin point was nullified by West Kerry to see the sides go in to the shelter of the dressing room level at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-6, West Kerry 1-6. West Kerry scored three points in succession (one free) at the start of the second half, but Laune Rangers equalized with a fantastic goal by Stevie Gannon and with fifteen minutes to play, the sides still couldn’t be separated at 2-6 to 1-9. Tom Garry and Rian O’Sullivan added points to nudge Rangers ahead by two, but West Kerry responded with a brace of their own level the game again. A super point by Tom Garry put Rangers ahead once more but West Kerry were given another chance to level matters as a free from inside the 21 metre line was slotted by their goalkeeper, and the final whistle was blown without any injury time being played. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-9, West Kerry 1-12. Laune Rangers:- Conor Buckley, Tim Mangan, Shane Clifford, Matthew Spillane, Gavan Mangan, Oisín Birmingham, Devin Hogan, John Burke (capt, 1-2), Patryk Radny, Niall O’Brien, Tom Garry (0-2), Rian O’Sullivan, Seán Diggin (0-1), Darragh Clifford (0-1f), Stephen Gannon (1-2).

Subs: Ryan Carey for Hogan, Aaron Doyle for Burke.

UNDER 13 BOYS BLUE: Laune Rangers Under 13 Boys Blue Team were defeated by John Mitchels in Tralee on Sunday evening. The home side had much the better of the first quarter, although an Odhran Foley goal and point kept Rangers in it. Mitchels scored a goal of their own in the second quarter, although Odhran Foley netted again and added another pointed free, while Conor Murphy scored an excellent point to see Rangers trailing by two at the break. Half Time Score:- John Mitchels 1-8, Laune Rangers 2-3. John Mitchels pointed a free in the early minutes of the second half, but the third quarter was dominated by Laune Rangers. However, they were unable to convert their dominance to scores and kicked a number of wides before they eventually found their target. Kieran Patton (3) & Callum Robertson pointed for Rangers to leave sides level at 1-10 to 2-7 with a quarter to play. Laune Rangers would not score again though, and Mitchels pushed on in the latter stages to score 2-2 and win the game. Full Time Score:- John Mitchels 3-12, Laune Rangers Blue 2-7.

UNDER 13 BOYS WHITE: In the earlier fixture in Division 1B, Laune Rangers White were defeated comfortably by their John Mitchels counterparts.

UNIVERSITY ACCOMODATION: Laune Rangers have a number of players looking for accommodation near University of Limerick. If you have a landlords number, or a son/daughter recently attending UL that may have a spare room please contact Eoin Ferris: 087 959 8339

PUCK FAIR: We wish everyone a happy and safe Puck Fair festival, and wish safe travels to all making the journey home this week. We will take part in the parade as always, and hope to see all our young players out in their blue and white to march across the bridge under the Laune Rangers banner.



Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Tuesday, July 26th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 22 and the bonus ball was 28.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows: €50 - Brian O’Neill, Killarney €50 - Bok My Chain, Cork €25 - Catherine O’Connor, Castlemaine€25 - Pat O’Connor, Firies €25 - Margaret Harmon, Milltown €25 - Norma O’Neill, Milltown

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 8th at 8:00pm where the jackpot will be €12,600. Get your draw tickets or renew your yearly tickets online on Clubforce or get your tickets for the next draw from all the usual local outlets.

Mile búiochas do gach duine for playing Milltown/Castlemaine Clubs Fortnightly Fundraiser, the money raised is vital to the day to day running of our club and your support is sincerely appreciated.

Camp for Future Stars 2022

Final Call For Camp RegistrationRegistration for the Milltown/Castlemaine ‘Camp For Future Stars’ closes this weekend.

Registration available: On-line via the following link ( or currently, we are short of the minimum number of players required to run the camp. So if you wish your child to attend, please register this weekend.The camp offers four fantastic days packed with GAA Skills, games and loads of fun.

Our camp will take place from Tuesday, Aug 16th to Friday August 19th, from 10:00 to 14:00 at our wonderful facilities in Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.Each year, this camp gets better and better- with much fun to be had and friendships to be made.For any questions or queries, please contactIan Twiss: 087 252 1053 or Liam Doherty: 086 041 3593

Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Round 1 Result and Round 2 Fixture Milltown/Castlemaine took on Glenflesk on Saturday evening in Round 1 of the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship in Fossa. Glenflesk were quickest out of the blocks and had built up a five point lead at 1-04 to 0-02 by the end of the opening quarter with their goal being scored by Darragh Roche from the penalty spot. Milltown/Castlemaine, though slow to settle, gradually brought themselves back into the contest and had managed to level the game approaching half-time on a score of 1-6 apiece with our own goal scored by Eanna O’Connor from the penalty spot after Cathal Moriarty was adjudged to have been fouled. Patrick D’Arcy however through a fisted effort ensured Glenflesk would take a narrow one point lead into the interval at 1-7 to 1-6. The second half was a more tense affair as the half wore on with neither side wanting to get off to a losing start.

Glenflesk opened the scoring through captain Daniel O’Brien to extend their lead to two but Milltown/Castlemaine fought back once more and took the lead for the first time all game with less than ten minutes remaining when substitute Jonathan O’Sullivan landed a peach of a point to make it 1-10 to 1-09. Glenflesk through two Darragh Roche superbly taken scores regained the lead however as we headed for injury time but cometh the hour, cometh the man as they say as the unerring accuracy of Eanna O’Connor ensured the teams would share the spoils as he knocked over a free off the ground in the 63rd minute to bring his own personal tally to 1-7 for the evening and it ultimately left the final score 1-11 to 1-11 which overall one would have to say was a fair result on the balance of play. Round 2 takes place next weekend when Milltown/Castlemaine host St. Marys at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park. Date and time is yet to be confirmed. In the same group next weekend, Glenflesk will host Rathmore.Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football Championship: The Mid Kerry Minors along with Kenmare Shamrocks have received a Bye into the Semi-Finals of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football Championship.

They won their 3 group games against West Kerry, Laune Rangers and South Kerry. The Quarter-Final pairings drawn earlier in the week will see North Kerry take on Austin Stacks and East Kerry come up against South Kerry. Milltown/Castlemaine are well represented with 8 players on the panel and Cathal Moriarty/Mike Burke are involved in the management team.

County U-15 Football Championship: Mid Kerry’s U-15s side travelled to Spa GAA, Killarney on Wednesday evening for Round 1 of the County Championship where they met East Kerry. Unfortunately despite a great effort, the lads didn’t return victorious. Milltown/Castlemaine have 4 players on the panel with James Dempsey, Michael Lynch, Sean Griffin and Diarmuid Quirke all involved, Stephen Roche of our own club is part of the management team too.

In Round 2 on Wednesday, August 10th, Mid Kerry’s U-15s will play Eoghan Ruadh at 7:00pm in Listry. We wish them the very best of luck.U-11s: Central Region Round 2 FixtureOur U-11s began their Central Region campaign on Thursday when they welcomed John Mitchels to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park.

This week in Round 2, they will make the short journey to take on Keel on Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm.

U-13s: Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-13 Green and White sides will both continue training on Tuesday and Friday of this week at 6:00pm at the club grounds. The two sides will travel to Killeen, Tralee on Sunday evening next to take on Na Gaeil in Round 3 of the Kellihers Toyota Central Region. Times to be confirmed.

U-15s: Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-15 side have no game this week in the Central Region Division 2 as the Mid Kerry U-15s are involved in the County Championship currently with our club having 4 players involved. Training will continue this week at the same time as the U-13s on Tuesday and Friday evening at 6:00pm.

U-7s: Our U-7s were due to play Laune Rangers this week but this has now been rescheduled and will take place in the coming weeks. The team will train as normal this week at the club grounds.

GAA 4 All: Please note that GAA 4 All training sessions will now take place once weekly on a Wednesday evening (instead of Saturday morning) from 5:45pm - 6:30pm at the club grounds. Thanks so much to Abbie, our coach who travels all the way from Knocknagree, just over the border in Co Cork to help our footballers in our GAA 4 ALL group at our weekly training sessions.As a gift after enjoying her first year with us Abbie and her mom Claire bought water bottles for all our players with our club logo and team name on the front.Thank you so much to both Abbie and Claire for a wonderful and kind gesture .They would also like to thank for their help in making the bottles.

U-8 Girls: Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-8 Girls have training tomorrow evening, Monday August 8th from 6:15 - 7:15pm at the club grounds.U-10 Girls:Our U-10 Girls training continues this week on Thursday evening, August 11th at 6:45pm at the club grounds. The team will have a blitz in Tralee on Saturday, August 13th at Austin Stacks GAA Club Grounds, otherwise known as Connolly Park. The management are asking all players to be at the grounds for 10:15am. The organisers of the blitz aim to have it finished by 2:15pm.

Join your local club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county.

GAA 4 All - Every Wednesday evening at 5:45pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park (PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME)

MC MINIS - Every Saturday morning in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park at 9:30am.Boys born 2017 and (2018 if accompanied by an adult)Girls born 2016 & 2017 and (2018 if accompanied by an adult)U7 Boys Training Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.Born 2015 & 2016U9 Boys Training Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.U8 Girls Next training will be Monday, August 8th at the club grounds at 6:15pm.Born 2014 & 2015U10 Girls Training continues on Thursday evening, August 11th at 6:45pm.Born 2012 & 2013Any queries:MC Minis contact is Colin McKenna 0870687653U7-U10 contact is Liam Doherty 0860413593

GAA 4 All contact is Gillian Twiss 0877678108

If you are new to the area and you wish to join an older group, contact Ian Twiss (0872521053).

New players welcome to try out to see how much they enjoy it!




There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1,450. The numbers drawn were: 1, 6, 12 and 18. The lucky dip winners were: €50 Aileen Maher Renard, €50 Margaret O’Shea Lative Portmagee, €30 Mark Clifford Ballard, €30 Liam Sugrue Kilcoman. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,500. Tickets can be purchased at the usual price of €2 each or 3 for €5 while six-month and yearly tickets are also available. All tickets available from local businesses and online. Make sure to get your tickets as you now have more chances to win with four lucky dip prizes up for grabs.

Junior Club Championship: Reenard got off to a great start, here in Foilmore on Saturday evening, with Sean Teahan and Conor O’Leary kicking the first four points of the game. Cromane were struggling to get any grip on the ball, with Mike O’Leary and Mark Sugrue controlling Midfield, Sugrue in particular putting some great ball into the Full Forward line.

Sean O’Sullivan got Cromane’s first score from a free after eight minutes, but it was another ten minutes before their next point. By then Reenard had added on another two from Brendan Kelly and Darragh Fitzgerald. The Cromane Goalkeeper, another Sean Teahan, fetched a great ball just under his own crossbar and Reenard’s Aodhan O’Neill was unlucky to see his effort rebound out off the crossbar and prevent Reenard’s lead from extending further.

Two Cromane points, in the eighteenth and twenty second minutes, from Darren Houlihan and Darragh McKeefry kept the scoreboard ticking over, but Reenard followed up with four more points from Teahan, Sean O’Connor and Eoin O’Neill. Cromane finished strongly with a dangerous ball dropping into the Reenard Square, which Eoin O’Neill carried out strongly, and Darren Houlihan kicked the last point of the Half, leaving it Reenard 0-11 Cromane 0-04. The Second half started with both sides swapping points, but Cromane had definitely upped their tempo and intensity and it was now Reenard who were struggling to get any momentum going. A high ball into the Reenard square was punched clear by Austin Murphy, who also diverted the rebound out for a 45 that was well taken by Darren Houlihan.

This along with some close in frees from Sean O’Sullivan, were eating into the Reenard lead. Teahan and O’Leary responded for Reenard, with the score now at 0-15 to 0-08. On the twentieth minute Eathan Griffin capitalised on some poor Reenard defending and buried the ball for the games first Goal. A Sean O’Sullivan free brought the margin to three points and with about five minutes left, the Reenard supporters were getting worried. However, this seemed to galvanise the Reenard players who kicked on with Points from Sean O’Connor, two, and Teahan. Sean O’Sullivan, kicked another close in free for Cromane and the game finished Reenard 0-18, Cromane 1-10.

Two wins from two for Reenard, who now go on to play Scartaglin in the last Round this Saturday at 7pm. Reenard: Austin Murphy(0-1f), Alan Curran (capt.), Brendan Kelly (0-1), Ronan Quinlan, Brian Sugrue, Cian O’Leary, Eoin O’Neill (0-1), Michael O’Leary, Mark Sugrue, Sean O’Connor (0-3), Conor O’Leary (0-3), Breece O’Sullivan, Sean Teahan (0-7,1f,1m), Darragh Fitzgerald (0-2), Aodhan O’Neill. Subs: Dermot O’Sullivan for Brian Sugrue, Kevin Kelly for Breece O’Sullivan, Eoghan McCrohan for Aodhan O’Neill, Donnagh Quinlan for Darragh Fitzgerald. Cromane: Sean Teahan, Liam Teahan, Conor Sugrue, Liam Joy, Finbar Casey, Eathan Griffin (1-0), Shane Aherne, Darren Houlihan(0-4,2f,1 45), Donnachadh Walsh (capt.), Danny Shea, Darragh McKeefry (0-1), Cathal Crosby, Sean O’Sullivan(0-5, 5f), Niall Dennehy, Eanna Healy. Subs: Padraic McMahon for Cathal Crosby.

Tractor Run: Seán Ó Sé Memorial Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association takes place Sunday August 14th, departing the Fairfield Caherciveen at 12.30pm.

Route: Caherciveen Dromid Waterville Caherciveen. Enquiries to Cormac Lynch @ 087-2597728. All support greatly appreciated.




SPA 3-9 DINGLE 0-13

Spa got their Senior Club Championship campaign off to a good start on Saturday evening as they overcame Dingle GAA in the opening round of the 2022 Kerry Petroleum Club Championships. Despite what the final score-line might suggest, it was a close game throughout that had a slow-paced opening half but plenty of action in the second half. The evening began with a minute silence for Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke RIP who passed away suddenly on Friday evening.

Dingle were first off the mark and their opening point from Paul Geaney in the second minute would be the only time they led during the game. Spa responded with three from Mike Foley (2f) and a superb ‘45 from centre back Shane Cronin to lead by 0-4 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. The first half was played very defensively, teams in possession building up each attack slowly. Barra Ó Súilleabháin added a Dingle point from a mark in the 23rd minute before the first Spa goal just before the break, the brilliant Liam Kearney turning over the ball inside the Dingle ‘45 and laying off to David Spillane who charged at goal, rounding one defender and then the keeper to raise the first green flag for Spa. Dingle added one more before the break, Pádraig Mac a’tSíthigh with the point, and by the half time whistle Spa were leading 1-4 to 0-3.

Dingle burst out of the traps in the second half and although Evan Cronin kicked over a lovely point right after the throw in, Dingle soon found their form and quickly had four more points on the board, Paul Geaney with the first two and Dylan Geaney with two more. Mike Foley settled the Spa side when he collected a short free and tapped the ball over the bar but Pádraig Mac a’tSíthigh replied immediately for Dingle. By the end of the third quarter, Spa were leading by just the minimum, 1-6 to 0-8.

Mike Foley (2) and Paul Geaney exchanged points before Liam Kearney was bearing down on the Dingle goal. He was brought to the ground in the 49th minute, Dingle’s Ruan McCarthy sent to the sidelines on a black card and David Spillane blasting home the resulting penalty to give Spa a bit of breathing room, 2-8 to 0-9 with ten minutes remaining. Dingle fought back however, Mikey Geaney and Paul Geaney reducing the deficit to put just a goal between the sides with five minutes remaining.

Spa kept their composure and showed great character as the ball moved from player to player while setting up their next move on the Dingle goal. In the 60th minute David Spillane was again bursting forward towards the Dingle goal and played across to Ciaran Spillane who was ready at the edge of the square. Ciarán’s shot was well blocked, but Ryan O’Carroll was waiting in the wings and got a shot off the loose ball to finish the third Spa goal. Injury time points from Paul Geaney and Cathal Ó Bambaire followed, and Spa’s Liam Spillane hit the final score of the day in the 65th minute.

Spa: James Devane, Eric O’Donoghue, Dan O’Donoghue, Eoin Fitzgerald, Shane Lynch, Shane Cronin (0-1 ‘45), Gary Vaughan, Liam Kearney, Ciaran Spillane, Ryan O’Carroll (1-0), Evan Cronin (0-1), Conor Stack, Cian Murphy, Michael Foley (0-6 (4f)), David Spillane (2-0 (1P). Subs: Brian Lynch, Cian Tobin, Michael O’Donoghue, Liam Spillane (0-1)


Senior Club Championship Rd2 & Rd3 fixtures confirmed: Rd2 Saturday August 13th Spa v Kenmare Shamrocks at 7pm (in Spa). Rd3 August 20th/21st v Na Gaeil (away)


The Spa Senior Ladies turned out for the Final of the Donal Curtin Cup on Wednesday 27th July in Fitzgerald Stadium. Playing conditions were good. This was always going to be one of our toughest games to date, but the Spa Ladies knew what was ahead of them and were ready for the challenge. The Spa Ladies settled into their game after 15 minutes and scored 4 points before the half time whistle. Score at half time Crokes 0-6 to Spa 0-4. The game changed completely in the second half and Spa displayed fantastic team effort and played great attacking football to lead the game by a point. Crokes responded quickly and put the ball over the bar to equalise the game 5 mins before the final whistle. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be for the Spa Senior Ladies when shortly before the final whistle was blown Crokes scored the winning point. Final score Spa 1-5 to Crokes 0-9. Congratulations to Dr Crokes on their win. Although disappointing, it was great to see such improvement since the start of the competition and to see the Spa Senior Ladies panel getting stronger with returning and new players. Up next for the ladies is Junior Championship later this month.


Congratulations to all the Kerry competitors, especially all our Spa members, who took part in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar last week.

CO MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP Good luck to the East Kerry minor team who play South Kerry this Monday August 8th in the Co. Minor Championship Quarter Final (6.30pm in Killorglin). Special mention to the Spa members with the team Oran O’Neill, Timmy Moynihan, Aidan Cronin, Luke O’Neill, Danny Coffey, Emmett Spillane, Cian Russell and mentor John O’Neill.

EAST KERRY JUNIOR LEAGUE East Kerry Junior League continues this Tuesday August 9th with Spa away to Scartaglen (7.30pm).

SPA GAA LOTTO Lotto Results 01/08/22: Numbers Drawn 4, 9, 11, 28. No winner and €50 Lucky Dips to Aoife Sheehan, Margaret McAuliffe, John Hannon and Pat Somers. Annual ticket holders monthly draw winners -- Anna & Roddy O’Donoghue. This week’s JACKPOT is €6,600 and tickets on sale online on or in usual outlets. Thank you for your continued support.


Any items for the Spa notes please contact the club PRO on 085 1216359 or before 8pm on Sundays.