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Date, Venue And Time Fixed For Stacks And O’Rahillys Clash

April 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

IT’S set to be a very  busy weekend on the GAA championship scene with two local derbies taking place. Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys will play at 6pm on Sunday at Austin Stack Park in Round 1 of the County Championship Relegation Playoff. Extra-time will be played if needed. There’s […]

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Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

April 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

IT’LL be a case of old town rivalries renewed this weekend as Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys have been drawn to meet again. And there’s a lot at stake too in the first round of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship relegation playoff, as the winner will secure senior championship football for […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys Bow Out Of Club Championship

PHOTO GALLERY: Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys Bow Out Of Club Championship

April 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

THERE was disappointment for both Tralee clubs in the opening round of the Castleisland Mart senior club championship yesterday. Kerins O’Rahillys went down at home to Kenmare by the minimum, 1-13 to 1-14, while over in Lewis Road, Killarney, the defending champions Austin Stacks were beaten by rivals Dr Crokes. […]

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The Kerry hurling side defeated by Meath. Photo by Mike O'Halloran

REPORT: Royals Upset Kerry In Leinster Championship

April 24, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran was in Navan yesterday to see Kerry defeated by Meath in the Leinster Hurling Championship Round Robin series…. Meath 3-20 Kerry 2-17 Meath caused a major upset by defeating Kerry in the Leinster round robin series in Navan on Sunday when the carried on the winning ways they developed […]

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Mikey Boyle in Kerry v Meath Christy Ring Cup match in Austin Stack Park on Saturday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Kerry Hurling Team To Face Meath Announced

April 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Meath in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  1st Round game in  Páirc Tailteann Navan on Sunday  next shows five changes from the side that faced Laois in the Allianz League Div 1B Relegation playoff;   Continued below… Team captain Aiden […]

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PHOTOS: Blues Beat Rockies In Local Derby To Take Town League Title

April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO great rivals met in the Town League Final on Saturday evening in Austin Stack Park and it proved a highly entertaining affair. Kerins O’Rahillys came out on top over Austin Stacks by a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-14, to stop the Rock side winning four in a row in […]

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New Coach Education Programme comes to Tralee run by Kerry U21manager Jack O'Connor . Jack is pictured with Principal Carmel Kelly of the  Kerry College of Further Education based at Clash Tralee . Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.Photograph including Carmel, Jack etc.….
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PRESS info -- New Coach Education Programme in TraleeKerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.

Jack O’Connor To Deliver Coaching And Sports Development Course At KCFE

April 14, 2017 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) at Clash, Tralee, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course delivered by a renowned Kerry GAA coach. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 course will be coordinated and delivered by […]

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Andrew Barry of Kerry in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry U21 Team For All-Ireland Semi-Final Announced

April 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Under 21 Team to play Galway in the All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi Final in Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening 4:30pm has two changes in from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster Final. Injured captain Brian Sugrue misses the game; Tom O’Sullivan goes back […]

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Tributes Paid To Kerry Team’s Kit-man And Austin Stack Park Caretaker

April 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Chairman of the Kerry County Board and Kerry senior football manager have both paid tribute to Vincent Linnane who passed away this afternoon. Mr Linnane was caretaker in Austin Stack Park and kit-man for the Kerry senior team and was in Croke Park on Sunday with the team […]

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Andrew Barry Named U21 Player Of The Province For Munster

Andrew Barry Named U21 Player Of The Province For Munster

April 11, 2017 at 9:54 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL’s Andrew Barry  has been selected as the EirGrid GAA U21 Player of the Province for Munster after his performances for Kerry during this year’s championship. Andrew was named Man of the Match in the recent Munster final victory over Cork. This is the first year of the EirGrid GAA […]

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Here’s The Draw For The Garvey’s Supervalu County Football Championship

Here’s The Draw For The Garvey’s Supervalu County Football Championship

April 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch and draw for the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship took place this evening at the Pavilion at Austin Stack Park. For the Tralee teams, Austin Stacks will face St Kierans, while Kerins O’Rahillys play the formidable South Kerry side. It’s a local derby with East Kerry facing Rathmore, West Kerry take […]

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Two Na Gaeil Players On Kerry Minor Team To Face Clare

Two Na Gaeil Players On Kerry Minor Team To Face Clare

April 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Minor Football Team to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final at Austin Stack Park on Wednesday evening has been named. It contains just four of the side who played in the All-Ireland Minor Final last year – Michael Potts, Na Gaeil’s Diarmuid […]

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Ciaran Kilkenny and Shane McCarthy tackle Tadhg Morley while David Moran helps his teammate. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face The Dubs On Sunday

April 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

The Teamto play Dublin in the Allianz Football League Final in Croke Park on Sunday next at 4pm shows one change  from the side that defeated Tyrone in the final round of the League on Sunday last. Jonathan Lyne comes into the half forward line with Kevin McCarthy moving to […]

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WATCH: Great Moments From Colm Cooper’s Career

WATCH: Great Moments From Colm Cooper’s Career

April 4, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S plenty of videos on YouTube displaying the genius of Colm Cooper during his Kerry career. If your feeling nostalgic and you’ve a bit of time on your hands, here’s a selection of them below. Ah, the memories…

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Colm Cooper about to tap over his second half point with Donegal's, Neil McGee in close quarters.  Photo by Dermot Crean.

Former Kerry Bosses Pay Tribute To Colm Cooper

April 4, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

TRIBUTES have been paid to Colm Cooper on the announcement of his retirement from inter-county football this morning. His former managers Jack O’Connor and Eamonn Fitzmaurice have both released statements on the Dr Crokes man’s retirement. “On behalf of the players and management I would like to congratulate Colm Cooper […]

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Colm Cooper, on his return to championship against Tipperary in the semi-final of the Munster Championship last June. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Colm Cooper Calls Time On Kerry Career

April 4, 2017 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY legend Colm Cooper this morning announced his retirement from Kerry football. In a statement on the Kerry GAA website this morning Cooper, who turns 34 in June, says it feels that now is the right time to step away from the Kerry set-up. “Today I wish to announce my […]

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Barry John Keane comes under pressure. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO GALLERY: Kerry Look Comfortable Against Tyrone

April 3, 2017 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A FINE day for football suited Kerry on Sunday as they comfortably beat Tyrone in Killarney by 1-21 to 2-11. The result was never in doubt after a blistering start from the home side and their efforts were rewarded at the end of the day when they realised they had […]

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Darren Dineen lays off a pass during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry May Be Down But There’s A Great Future For Hurling In The County

April 2, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran reflects on Kerry’s loss of Division 1B status and says the hurlers can hold their heads high as great ambassadors for the county… We left Thomond Park on Saturday evening on a high after witnessing Munster demolish Toulouse in the final minutes with an ex Leinster man Andrew […]

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Mikey Boyle shoots during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team For The Showdown With Laois

March 31, 2017 at 9:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry senior hurling team to play Laois in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Relegation play-off in O’Moore Park Portlaoise on Saturday (7pm)  shows two changes in from the side defeated by Offaly in Round 5. Brendan O’Leary and Mikey Boyle come into the side with Shane Nolan and Jordan […]

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David Moran, runs passed Tyrone's Peter Harte, in the All-Ireland SFC smi-final last month. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Team Named For Clash With Tyrone

March 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm 2 comments

BARRY John Keane comes into the Kerry team but fellow Tralee men Jack Barry and Jack Savage are on the bench for the match against Tyrone on Sunday. The team to face the Red Hand county in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday (2pm) shows […]

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Daniel Collins gets his shot off to score a point during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PREVIEW: Can Kerry Stay In Division 1B By Overcoming Laois Challenge?

March 31, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran looks forward to a big day for the Kerry hurlers as they face Laois in Portlaoise in the Division 1B relegation playoff… Kerry hurling fans make their way to Portlaoise on Saturday evening for the play off game against Laois to decide which one of them will remain […]

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What Twitter Had To Say About The Kerry Under 21s

What Twitter Had To Say About The Kerry Under 21s

March 30, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Under 21s beat Cork on Rebel soil for the first time in 20 years last night. Jack O’Connor’s charges did it in style too at Pairc Uí Rinn racking up 2-16 in a 16 point win over the home side. Andrew Barry won the man of the match […]

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Shane Nolan being watched by David King. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Disappointment As Kerry Suffer Defeat To Offaly

March 27, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY will face the prospect of a relegation play-off next weekend after a defeat to Offaly by 1-21 to 2-16, at home in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B clash at Austin Stack Park on Sunday. Although Kerry, Laois and Offaly all finished on two points, the Faithful county’s […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

March 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly in the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park has one change in from the side defeated by Galway. Tom Murnane comes in at full back in place of the injured Rory Horgan. The team captained by Daniel Collins of […]

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Kerry Team To Face Cavan On Sunday Announced

March 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Team to play Cavan in Round 6 of the Allianz Football League in Breffni Park on Sunday  shows two changes in personnel from the side that drew with Dublin in Round 5. Fionn Fitzgerald, fresh from success with Dr Crokes comes back to action. He joins Paul Murphy, […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Too Strong For Clare In Camogie League Match

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Too Strong For Clare In Camogie League Match

March 20, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched a skilful Kerry side beat Clare in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 3 match in Abbeydorney on Sunday… Kerry 1-15 Clare 0-14 A hugely impressive outing for Kerry Camogie in Abbeydorney, where they were much too powerful and skilful for Clare. The conditions were not ideal for […]

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David Moran and Shane McCarthy clash. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO GALLERY: A Titanic Tussle At Austin Stack Park

March 19, 2017 at 10:17 am 1 comment

THAT was some battle last night…at times literally! For anyone who was in Austin Stack Park on Saturday night, there was no shortage of excitement as Kerry and Dublin played out a fascinating draw, 0-13 apiece. It was a passionate, at times ill-tempered affair but those Dubs are incredibly resilient and […]

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Kerry Team Named For Clash With Dublin

Kerry Team Named For Clash With Dublin

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Senior Football team to play Dublin in Round 5 of the Allianz Football League in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening at 7pmshows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Roscommon in Round 4. Mark Griffin returns to the defence in place of Paul Murphy who moves […]

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REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

March 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A report from IT Tralee on their great win in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final in Cork last week… LAST Thursday night saw the IT Tralee Fresher Football team travel to CIT to play Waterford IT in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final. Fresh from winning the Division […]

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Jack O'Connor on the sideline. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry U21 Team To Face Waterford Named

March 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm Comments are Disabled

JACK O’Connor has decided to stick with the same 15 who started against Clare for their U21  Munster Championship Semi Final this week. The Kerry Under 21s play Waterford at Fraher Field Dungarvan on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. The team, captained by Brian Sugrue of Renard is as follows:       1. Shane […]

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