SENIOR FOOTBALL: Our Seniors opening game of the season (round 1 of the Town League), against John Mitchels, has been brought forward 18 hours from the original time. It will now take place at the Mitchels pitch (note change of venue) on next Saturday evening (13th Feb) at 6.30pm.
In the remaining three rounds we have a home game against Na Gaeil (21st Feb) and then two more away games against Ballymac (28th Feb) and Kerins O’Rahillys (13th March). The top two teams qualify for the Final, on a date to be confirmed.
The week after that (Sun, 20th March) it’s our first major game of the season – the Final of the 2015 Co. League away to Dr. Crokes which will double up as the opening round game of this season’s Co. League.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Our round 2 Town League game against Na Gaeil did not go ahead last Saturday (6th Feb) as the continuous rain made the pitches at Killeen and Connolly Park unplayable. Our round 3 game, at home against Ballymac, is scheduled for next Saturday (13th Feb) at 4pm but with Storm Imogen battering the whole place at the weekend we can’t be sure of anything going ahead as scheduled at the moment. Keep in touch with Club Website.
MINOR FOOTBALL – CO. LEAGUE: Fixtures have come to hand for this season’s Co. League. We have a home game in Round 1 against newcomers, Firies – on Saturday week (20th Feb). We are away in rounds 2 and 3 – against Listowel (5th March) and against Gneeveguilla the following week (12th March).
In the two remaining rounds we are at home – against Kerins O’Rahillys (on Easter Saturday, 26th March) and the 5th and final round, six days later, against Dr. Crokes (Friday, 1st April).
CONGRATULATIONS: Last year it was Ardfert and Brosna who did the honours. Last Saturday (6th Feb) it was the turn of two Clubs from the southern end of the county – St. Marys and Templenoe – who won their All Ireland Finals in Croke Park. St. Marys won the Intermediate Final (they had already won the Junior Championship back in 2011) and Templenoe won the Junior Final. Congratulations to both on a fantastic achievement. On this form Templenoe will be formidable opponents for all teams they meet in Division 1 of the Co. League this season. We are lucky that we won’t have to encounter them until the very last round of the League – sometime next September.
CONGRATULATIONS: also to Marie Crowe (wife of former Club footballer, Billy Sheehan) who won the MacNamee Award for Sports Journalist of the Year for her superb article on how triumph (our victory in the County and Munster Club Championship 2014) and tragedy (the sadness, during that time, at the death of Darragh and Niamh Long’s one month old baby, Siún) can go hand in hand; to Tommy O’Connor (Kerry County Librarian and the North Kerry Hurling Board) on his fine publication on North Kerry Hurling; and to Radio Kerry’s Weeshie Fogarty who won the Hall of Fame Award. Well done to all three.
CONNOLLY PARK PARTY: There was a very nice Get-Together of Connolly Park Residents at the Clubhouse last Sunday week (31st Jan), attended by over 50 people. The Organizing Committee would like to thank all who attended as well as everyone involved in organizing the event and helping with the running the event on the day. The Committee also wish to thank the Bar Staff , and the Musicians and Singers who performed at the function.
CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties. For Bookings phone Des Griffin at 086 402 0808.
CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (8th Feb) Jackpot, worth €5,000, was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 16, 19 and 29.
The €20 Winners were: Sarah O’Leary and Timmy Scanlon, both c/o Carmel O’Neill; John Breen, c/o Club Rockies; Chris McKivergan, c/o John Breen; and John Tobin & Lorraine Healy, c/o Richard Healy.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Agnes Bowler (nee Bradford), Cockleshell Road; Mary Cross (nee Jones), Ovens (Cork) and late of Tralee; and Catherine Lonergan (nee Penrose), Hawley Park and late of Scotland.