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Launching Austin Stacks new employment initiative 'Jobmatch' were, from  left: Catherine Rya, William Kirby, Patrick O'Sullivan (Chairman Kerry County Board), Liam Lynch and Billy Ryle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Austin Stacks Keeps Players At Home With Employment Initiative

March 25, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, Austin Stacks benefited greatly from an initiative to find employment for players who were struggling to get work in town. Now the ‘Jobmatch’ scheme has been officially launched. Austin Stacks manager, Stephen Stack, even has gone as far as saying that keeping six of his players  from going to work […]

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St Pat's, Sean Hayes, is tackled by Na Gaeil's, Darragh Sheehy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: GAA Round Up – Walsh Excels For Blues While Mitchels And St Pat’s Win

March 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT was the opening weekend of the Credit Union Senior Football League which saw Tralee town and area teams in action at home and around the county. Below are brief reports and scroll to the bottom to check out photos from yesterday’s action… Division 1 Finuge 0-8 – 3-17 Kerins O’Rahilly’s  […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Book Place In Division 2A Final After Win Over London

PHOTOS: Kerry Book Place In Division 2A Final After Win Over London

March 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  Mike O’Halloran was in Austin Stack Park to see a comprehensive win for Kerry that sets them up with a final appearance against Westmeath… Kerry 3-17 London 2-10 Kerry hurlers qualified for the final of Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League with a well-earned win over London in Austin Stack […]

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Action from the match on Saturday between Kerins O'Rahilly's and Legion in Killarney. Photo by Dermot Crean

PREVIEW: How Will Your Club Fare In The County League 2015?

March 21, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend, the county league season gets underway with eight teams from the Tralee area looking to impress in 2015. Gavin O’Connor predicts how they’ll fare… Austin Stacks, Division 1 Opening game – Kilcummin (Away) Sunday March 29, 2pm. Season’s Key Man – Kieran Donaghy  Manager – Stephen Stack In what’s become a bit […]

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Darragh To Step Down As Cork U21s Make It Five In A Row Against Kerry

Darragh To Step Down As Cork U21s Make It Five In A Row Against Kerry

March 19, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

  U21 Munster Championship Semi Final, Páirc Uí Rinn Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-9 FOR the fifth consecutive year Kerry have been beaten by Cork in the Munster U21 championship. In a tight game, Kerry were only a point behind going into the final ten minutes, but the Leesiders more physical side finished […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights Of CBS v The Sem In The Frewen Cup Final

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights Of CBS v The Sem In The Frewen Cup Final

March 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you a report on the St Brendan’s College, Killarney, against CBS The Green Frewen Cup final which took place on Monday. The Tralee side came up short as a result of a late rally by The Sem (see earlier match report here). Well the progressive people at […]

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Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

March 17, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

U16 1/2 Munster Final – Frewen Cup St Brendan’s Killarney 1-13 Tralee CBS 1-9 Tralee CBS came closer than the scoreline suggests to overcoming favourites St Brendan’s Killarney in a hard fought game in Fitzgerald Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Sem, anchored by six players who had been part of their […]

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Na Geail's, Jack Barry in action for Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Savage, Coffey and Barry In Kerry U21 Team For Championship Clash With Cork

March 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THREE players from Tralee clubs will line out for Kerry against Cork in the Munster U21 championship semi-final this Wednesday evening at Pairc Uí Rinn. Kerins O’Rahilly’s players, Cormac Coffey and Jack Savage will start alongside Na Gaeil man, Jack Barry. Austin Stacks players, Greg Horan and Conor Jordan […]

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Eamonn McGee and Neil Gallagher put Tommy Walsh under pressure. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From Kerry v Donegal

March 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor analyses the main talking points from Kerry’s victory over Donegal yesterday, with some great action shots from the game (below)… 1. An awesome display by Johnny Buckley  It can sometimes take a player a few years to grow and really stamp their authority on a game, yesterday was […]

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Hurling: Kerry Win With The Last Puck Of The Game

Hurling: Kerry Win With The Last Puck Of The Game

March 16, 2015 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on a great victory for the Kerry hurlers yesterday… Kerry hurlers were absolutely brilliant in a surprise one point away win over Carlow on Sunday in round four of Div 2A, played at Netwatch Dr Cullen Park. The win was delivered by Padraigh Boyle with the […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Back On Track After Victory Over Donegal

PHOTOS: Kerry Back On Track After Victory Over Donegal

March 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  SO, as we predicted, Kerry won by two points today, but it certainly wasn’t the ‘borefest’ we expected at Austin Stack Park. A crowd of over 6,000 watched an entertaining match  played at championship tempo and containing some great scores in a 2-13 to 2-11 victory for the home […]

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PREVIEW: Kerry To Eke Out A Victory In Potential ‘Borefest’

PREVIEW: Kerry To Eke Out A Victory In Potential ‘Borefest’

March 14, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says tomorrow’s meeting between Kerry and Donegal won’t be one for the purists… SO far this year Kerry have faced two opponents they put to the sword on the way to claiming the All-Ireland last September. Mayo and Cork will feel they have gone a way to setting […]

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PHOTOS: Ardfert GAA Club Celebrates Year To Remember At Victory Social

PHOTOS: Ardfert GAA Club Celebrates Year To Remember At Victory Social

March 14, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was plenty of silverware on display and All-Ireland medals in the back pockets for the  Ardfert GAA Victory Social held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. In 2015, Ardfert went all the way to Croke Park to collect an incredible third All-Ireland title in nine years when they beat […]

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Rockies making their way through the streets of Portlaoise before the 2015/14 All-Ireland Club Semi-Final. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Super Rockies’ To March Again At St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 13, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TUESDAY’S parade is about to get a whole lot louder! After a year of incredible marches, the Rockies fans will again take to the streets of Tralee for the St Patrick’s day parade. Though the Rock faithful would prefer to be making their way down Jones’s Road before the All-Ireland club […]

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Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Donegal

Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Donegal

March 12, 2015 at 9:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are three changes in personnel and two positional for the Kerry team that will face Donegal this Sunday in round five of the National League. In defence, Peter Crowley, and Killian Young, both come into the half back line with Paul Murphy moving to the corner, Fionn Fitzgerald […]

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Tralee lads, Tommy Walsh, Kieran Donaghy and David Moran came up against a sea of red. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From Kerry V Cork

March 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at some things to ponder on for Kerry fans after watching their side take a second heavy beating to Cork in as many years in the National league… 1. No harm in getting a kick up the backside By mid week  Kerry football was on a bit of […]

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Hurling: Kerry Suffer Heavy Home Defeat To Westmeath

Hurling: Kerry Suffer Heavy Home Defeat To Westmeath

March 9, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on a disappointing day for Kerry hurling yesterday… Kerry 0-12 Westmeath 3-18 LOSING three players from their starting 15, Kerry were on the back foot from the start in this Division 2 league game at Austin Stack Park on Sunday. Paud Costello, John Griffin and Dougie […]

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PREVIEW: Kerry Face A Rebel Side With Eyes On Revenge

PREVIEW: Kerry Face A Rebel Side With Eyes On Revenge

March 7, 2015 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor (who correctly predicted a two point win for Kerry last weekend) says Cork will be out for revenge this Sunday in the Allianz National League Round 4 game at Páirc Uí Rinn… THE last time Kerry and Cork met, the Rebels were left licking their wounds as Kerry inflicted […]

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Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

March 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY fans travelling to Cork against the ‘Rebels’ at the weekend have been urged to be careful where they park or they could be lighter in the pocket come Sunday evening. Residents near the Pairc Uí Rinn stadium, where the match is being held, have complained that they feel under siege […]

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VIDEOS: Five Reasons Why We Love Beating Cork

VIDEOS: Five Reasons Why We Love Beating Cork

March 6, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

AHEAD of Kerry’s game against Cork on Sunday in the national league, Gavin O’Connor look at the reasons why the clash is so special and why we love to beat ‘da rebaals’…  1. Because we’re meant to beat them It goes without saying,  maintaining supremacy over Cork is one of the mission statements […]

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Barry John Keane, celebrates the excellent individual score he got at the start of the second half against Dublin. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Barry John Keane Wins His Place Back For Kerry’s Trip To Cork

March 5, 2015 at 9:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  BARRY JOHN KEANE regains his place in the side for Kerry’s trip down to Páirc Uí Rinn to face Cork in the 4th round of Allianz National Football League fixtures this Sunday. After being dropped, the Strand Road man scored two points off the bench against Dublin last Sunday. He will […]

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Paul Galvin in action for Kerry.

Paul Galvin Has Returned, But Is There Anywhere For Him To Go?

March 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

There’s talk of Paul Galvin being played  in a half-back role rather than his favoured half-forward position, but Gavin O’Connor says both lines are already rich with talent… IT was in the tunnel after losing to Dublin in the league last year in Croke Park when Paul called time on his career […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

March 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU can take the man out of Kerry but it seems you can never take Kerry out of the man, if the video from the ‘Middle East Kerry Society’ (MEKS) is anything to go by. The team are preparing to compete in the ‘GAA World Games Tournament’ which will be taking […]

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Paul Galvin

Breaking News: Paul Galvin Has Come Out Of Retirement

March 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATEMENT released on the Kerry GAA website has announced that Paul Galvin has come out of retirement and returned to training with the Kerry senior football panel. Eamonn Fitzmaurice, confirmed the shock return of Paul Galvin in a short and sweet statement on the Kerry GAA website. “Paul Galvin […]

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Kiaran Donaghy, gets aquanted

PHOTOS: Five Things We Learned From Kerry v Dublin

March 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the talking points from yesterday’s Kerry v Dublin clash… 1. When the going got tough, Kerry got going In the first six minutes of the second half, with hail and snow belting their bodies, Kerry kicked four points without reply. The fourth from David Moran, being […]

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With hail stones teaming down, David Moran, grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and pings the ball over the bar for Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Another Two League Points As Kingdom Beat Dublin

March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry 0-15 Dublin 1-10 Kerry picked up another two Allianz National League points today in Killarney, as they beat great rivals Dublin, thanks to a superior second-half performance at Fitzgerald Stadium. The conditions were terrible at times and it was also an ill-tempered affair on occasions, with five yellows, four black […]

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Kerry huddle before National Football League opening game against Mayo in Kilaraney. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Have Enough To Beat Dublin On Sunday

February 28, 2015 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says Kerry have enough to get over their great rivals on Sunday… Kerry v Dublin, Allianz National League, Fitzgerald Stadium, Sunday, 2pm throw in.  A HELL of a lot can change in a year. At this point 12 months ago there was a “crisis” in Kerry football and […]

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Kieran Donaghy To Start First Game As Kerry Captain Against Dubs

Kieran Donaghy To Start First Game As Kerry Captain Against Dubs

February 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Senior Football Team to play Dublin in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that started in the defeat of Derry in Round 2. Kieran Donaghy, will start his first game for Kerry as […]

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VIDEO: Five Reasons Why We Love To Beat The Dubs

VIDEO: Five Reasons Why We Love To Beat The Dubs

February 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

It’s, arguably, the greatest rivalry in the GAA and with another meeting with the Dubs coming up on  Sunday, Gavin O’Connor reflects on why it’s such a special fixture we love to win… 1. Tradition 2015 marks the 60th anniversary since Kerry beat Dublin in the 1955 decider. It is […]

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Phone Watch’s MD Eoin Dunne (centre) join Paidi O’Se’s children L-R Marc O’ Se,Neasa O Se,Siun O’Se and Paidi Og O Se at the launch of the 26th PhoneWatch Comortas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015.

Parts Of Páidí Ó Sé Football Tournament To Be Played In Tralee This Weekend

February 18, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

  FOUR GAA venues in Tralee will play host to games during the ‘PhoneWatch Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015’ from February 20-22. John Mitchel’s facilities in Ballyseedy welcome the ladies senior competition while Caherslee and Mercy Mounthawk will jointly host the Intermediate Ladies Competition. A number of games in the […]

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