FAOI 6/8/10: The U6/8/10 season will commence on Sunday next, January 13th. Yes, we’re into a new football year agus, le cúnamh Dé, it’ll be a great year for all our young Rock players. Sunday morning’s activities will be as follows: (i) Mounthawk Gym at 11am….UNDER 6s (boys born in 2013/14). (ii) UNDER 8s….at 12.00 (boys born in 2011/12) in the Mounthawk Gym. (iii) The Green CBS Astroturf pitch will be the venue for the UNDER 10 lads….at 11am. Good luck, boys, parents and mentors!
SCÓR na nÓG: Best wishes to our club quiz team. Our lads will be in action at 7pm on Friday 18th January in Currans (Ionad Barr Feabhais CLG sna Coirríní). The Kerry quiz winners will go directly to the All-Ireland final a bheidh ar siúl i gCaisleán an Bharraigh, Contae Mhaigh Eo, i Mí Feabhra.
FAOI 14: Our under 14 boys will shortly be in full training in preparation for the annual Nemo Rangers (Cork) Tournament which will be held at the end of January.
CLUB ACTIVISTS ‘18: We thank all who worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to ensure that Black’n’Amber teams, from Under 6 level to Minors, had plenty football opportunities. Our youngsters had many successes and a few heartbreaks over the course of the season but, most importantly, they had great fun/enjoyment/excitement! Thanks to our background people, parents, groundsmen and caterers. Mórbhuíochas le/to our juvenile section leadership team for ‘18: Uachtarán: Mícheál Ó hAodha; Cathaoirleach: Tadhg Mac Mathúna; LeasChathaoirleach: Nollaig Ó Conaill; Rúnaí: Mícheál Ó Loingsigh; Cláraitheoir: Colm Ó Mongáin; Toscaire go Bord Thrá Lí agus go Coiste Réigiún an Láir: Seán Ó Slatara. Thanks, also, to our ‘18 mentors: Faoi 6: William Kirby, Tim McMahon, Jonathan Magnier, Keith McKensie, Wayne Quillinan; Faoi 8: Pa Laide, Michael Lynch, Micko Horan; Faoi 10: Ger Power, John Canty, Dex Carmody, Laurence Cotter, Kieran O’Donoghue, Brian Shanahan, Joseph Walsh; Faoi 12: Liam Lynch, Mike Casey, Morgan O’Connell, Richie Conway, Ronan Kavanagh, Éamonn Heaslip, Brian O’Halloran, William Kirby; Faoi 14: Denis Sayers, Kieran Browne, Éamonn Scanlan, Pat Slattery, Edward O’Connor, Joe Smith; Faoi 16: Armin Heinrich, Colm Mangan, Tim McMahon, TJ Sheehan, John Chester. Bheidís go léir molta dá mbeimis inár dtost!
CORN UÍ MHUIRÍ: Good luck to Tomás Ó Fearaíl, Dónal Ó Ruairc, Armin Heinrich, Jordan Ó Cíosáin, Conchúr Ó Mír, Eoin Ó Cearúill, Ben Cuiltéir, Seán Cuiltéir of the Tralee CBS football panel in their Munster quarter final challenge v Coláiste Bhréanainn, Cill Airne on Wednesday next (16th). Guímid gach rath orthu uile. Tá dúshlán mór rompu!
2019: ‘Hope all our students have settled back into school and/or college life. Go raibh téarma torthúil agaibh, a scoláirí!
CÓD IOMPAIR: The new Code of Behaviour (underage), which was launched at a recent information day, highlights the levels of behaviour required by the GAA from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending underage games. It has 10 different sections and has been updated to reflect recent legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day-to-day organising of our games. Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with young people, how to promote the Code and deal with breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying, social media guidance and how to report concerns or allegations. The Code of Behviour (underage) applies to all GAA groupings: peil, iománaíocht, camógaíocht, scór, handball and rounders. Tá sé ar fáil ar www.kerrygaa.ie.
32 ALL-IRELANDS? Several years ago, it was decided to plant a tree in our town park, The Green, in memory of each of Kerry’s All-Ireland victories. The straight line of trees stretches from the Presentation Secondary School gate to the rose garden. However, it seems that the plan has slipped from memory! The trees ‘inform’ us that from 1891 to 1997 The Kingdom won 32 All-Irelands! Tá 6 chrann ‘ar iarraidh’?
MAR EOLAS: Dublin won the senior football All-Ireland final of 1891 and Kerry won the senior hurling final.