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Cllr Jim Finucane helps unveil the new monument outside Austin Stacks GAA club grounds at Connolly Park on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Stone Monument Unveiled At Austin Stacks Club

May 16, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks GAA clubhouse at Connolly Park was packed on Monday night for two special events. First of all, a special edition of Radio Kerry’s ‘Terrace Talk’ was broadcast from the club. Tim Moynihan interviewed club stalwarts, GAA legends and past and present players as part of the club’s centenary celebrations. Afterwards, everybody […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

May 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys 2-12 South Kerry 2-8 WOULD the real Kerins O’Rahillys please stand up? Having been dumped out of the club championship three weeks ago by Kenmare, a week later Strand Road capitulated to arch rivals Austin Stacks to send them into a relegation dogfight. That team was unrecognisable on Sunday […]

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Paudie O'Connor comes under pressure from Stephen Bergin.  Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Can’t Find Enough To Get Past Laois

May 15, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on a disappointing day in Austin Stack Park for Kerry as they bowed out of the Leinster Hurling Championship…. Kerry 3-15 Laois 2-21 Kerry’s journey in the Leinster championship ended in Austin Stack Park on Sunday when they went down to Laois and failed to progress to quarter-final losing out […]

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Shane Carroll tackles James Walsh of St Kieran's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Venues, Dates And Times Decided For Next Weekend’s Championship Games

May 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SO then, after a weekend of first round games, the teams in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC now know who they will face next weekend. After the draw was made earlier this evening, the following fixtures have been made by the CCC for the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Round […]

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St Brendan's Ivan Parker celebrates his second half goal with Diarmuid Herlihy (right).  Photo by Dermot  Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Draw While St Brendan’s Continue Winning Ways

May 14, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks and St Kieran’s will have to do it again, but St Brendan’s will advance with confidence to Round 2 after a deserved victory over Kilcummin last night in Round 1 of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC. Stacks and the divisional side couldn’t be separated after over 80 minutes of […]

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Action during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Team To Face Laois This Sunday Is Named

May 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY boss Fintan O’Connor is sticking with the starting 15 who beat Westmeath in the last game, when they face Laois in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  – 3nd Round game in Austin Stack Park on Sunday  next (3pm). Kerry must beat Laois to be in […]

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The Austin Stacks team stand for the national anthem. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rockies Planning A Big Weekend In Connolly Park

May 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend is a big one for Austin Stacks GAA club as they hold a series of activities to mark their centenary.   Saturday sees championship football return to Connolly Park as they host St Kierans in Rd. 1 of the Senior Co. Championship Austin Stacks at 6.30pm. On Sunday, there is […]

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Kerry's, Mark O'Connor, in the 2015 Munster Minor Semi-Final against Cork. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Former Kerry Minor Star To Make AFL Debut This Weekend

May 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THAT was quick! Former Kerry minor Mark O’Connor is set to make his AFL debut this weekend for Geelong Cats against Essendon less than eight months after making the trip to Australia. The Dingle man  has been upgraded from Geelong’s rookie list to its senior list, after a opened up last week when a midfielder […]

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Shane Nolan has his eyes on the post against Laois earlier this year. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerry Have The Ability To Overcome Laois Challenge

May 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on a must-win game for Kerry in Austin Stack Park on Sunday when they take on Laois in the Leinster Hurling Championship Round Robin series… If Maurice Leahy is in Austin Stack Park on Sunday it will be 40 years to the day since he first played for Kerry […]

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Diarmuid O'Connor and Ryan O'Neill.

Kerry Minor Team To Face The Rebels Named

May 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Na Gaeil players will line out in the Kerry minor football team to play Cork in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi -Final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening. There are two changes in personnel and a number of positional changes from the side that defeated Clare in […]

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PHOTOS: O’Rahilly’s In Relegation Dogfight After Loss To Great Rivals Stacks

PHOTOS: O’Rahilly’s In Relegation Dogfight After Loss To Great Rivals Stacks

May 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks 1-15 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 0-9 Kerins O’Rahilly’s will face either Dingle or Kilcummin to decide their senior status fate for 2018, after a heavy defeat to age-old rivals Austin Stacks in the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Relegation Playoff Round 1 last night in Austin Stack Park. Stacks superiority […]

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Kerry Hurlers Get Back On Track With Victory Over Westmeath

Kerry Hurlers Get Back On Track With Victory Over Westmeath

May 1, 2017 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched Kerry rise to the occasion against Westmeath yesterday in Mullingar… Kerry 0-20 Westmeath 2-12 Kerry travelled to rain-sodden Mullingar in a do or die effort to remain in with a chance of progressing in the Leinster Championship round robin. They arrived in the Westmeath capital sorely wounded […]

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Kieran O'Donovan powers through. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Na Gaeil Power Through In Local Derby

April 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Na Gaeil 0-17 Churchill 2-6 NA Gaeil showed they are serious contenders for the Junior Premiership title  with a confident performance against local rivals Churchill in the quarter-final on Saturday evening in Killeen. The Oakpark side did the real damage in the last 12 minutes of the first half when, from a level […]

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Mickey Boyle fires a shot at goal. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerry’s Twin Towers Could Influence A Win Over Westmeath

April 29, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on Kerry’s match in the Leinster Hurling Championship Round Robin Round 2 this Sunday against Westmeath… There are six changes to the Kerry hurling team for the game v Westmeath on Sunday in Mullingar. Rory Horgan moves to fullback with James O’Connor coming in at corner back. Jack Goulding, […]

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Kerry's Darren Dineen comes away with the ball. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Ring The Changes For Clash With Westmeath

April 28, 2017 at 9:01 pm Comments are Disabled

FINTAN O’Connor has made a number of changes for the Kerry clash with Westmeath in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  – 2nd Round game in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday. There are six changes from the side that played against Meath  in the opening game of the series on […]

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

April 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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