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Stephen O'Brien and Kieran Donaghy, dispossess a Monaghan in the Allianz National League match in Austin Stack Park last year. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kerry Fall To Farney Men But Can Still Qualify For Semis

March 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11 DOWN, but not out just yet. Monaghan deserve credit for coming to Tralee and digging out a result in a windy Austin Stack Park today, inflicting a second home defeat on the Kingdom this spring. The loss leaves Kerry in sixth position, on six points, just ahead […]

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David Moran get's a shot away against Donegal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry To Put Out The Northern Lights Again

March 28, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says Kerry are likely to face a more negative style of football from Monaghan this Sunday, but that might be no harm in preparation for later this year… KERRY will once again face northern raiders at home in this league campaign, having dispatched of Donegal with some exciting, open football. Surely Monaghan […]

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Castlegregory's, Alan Fitzgerald, came off the bench in the second half and once again impressed scoring a point. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Monaghan

March 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  CASTLEGREGORY’S Alan Fitzgerald makes his first start for Kerry in place of the injured Bryan Sheehan in the match against Monaghan in Tralee on Sunday. Having recovered from injury, Legion’s Brian Kelly will go in between the sticks with Brendan Kealy making way. Alan Fitzgerald has impressed in the two previous […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

March 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry Schools Football – Under 15A Russell Cup Semi Final Tralee CBS 4-13 St Brendan’s Killarney 0-9 Tralee CBS continued their resurgence as a footballing force with a comprehensive victory over St Brendan’s Killarney in winterish conditions in Farranfore on Wednesday afternoon. The win for Tralee avenged last week’s close […]

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Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is getting ready for a weekend of fun in April all in aid of the Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry Branch. Munster club champions, Austin Stacks, are laying their weight behind Down Syndrome Ireland and the vital services they provide for the members all without any state funding. […]

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Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO men who hurled with distinction for their clubs and county will be remembered this weekend in two tournaments. The 2015 Gary Scollard (Under 16) and Todd Nolan tournaments were launched last Friday in the John Mitchels GAA Complex by Robert Frost, Cathaoirleach, Comhairle na Mumhan. They go ahead on […]

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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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