PRO News   07/09/2018

North Kerry Division 2 Minor League Final Finuge 3-10  St. Senans  3-07

Ballylongford was in pristine condition on Thursday evening last, 30th August, as it hosted the Div. 2 N.K.Lge Minor Final, between local rivals St. Senans and Finuge.St. Senans were slight favourites coming into the game, having won the same fixture in the league phase, and were first on the scoreboard with a point from play in the first minute by Aodhan McKenna.Liam O Brien replied for Finuge from play in the 3rd minute to level matters before a lovely St. Senans move saw Thomas Dillon's shot brilliantly saved by Gavin Leen in the Finuge goals.This sparked Finuge into life and they proceeded to dominate the remainder of the opening quarter, scoring 1-04 without reply.The goal came from a high diagonal ball from Evan McCarthy which found Darragh Mackessy who calmly finished low to the bottom right corner in the 6th minute.The same player pointed a free in the 9th min and three further points from play from Liam O Brien,Rory McAuliffe and Aodhan Shanahan put 7pts between the sides.St. Senans brought on James Sheehan and Darragh O Donoghue at this point and both players contributed well to their team's cause.Denis Quille pointed a free after being fouled himself in the 16th minute but this was cancelled out by Evan McAuliffe in the 18th minute.James Sheehan from play pointed for St. Senans before Darragh Mackessy netted again for Finuge.Nine points separated the sides now but St. Senans finished the half strongly with Darragh O Donoghue goaling from the penalty spot and James Sheehan pointing again from play on the stroke of half-time to leave the score at Finuge 2-06 St. Senans 1-04.Finuge were full value for their 5pt lead at the break after a spirited half notable however for 7 wides to St. Senan's one.If the first half was dominated by Finuge, then the second half was all about St. Senans.They valiantly went about trying to win the game and had three great goal chances in the first few minutes of the half being denied by the post and heroic defending.Denis Quille pointed a free in the 3rd min before Darragh Mackessy did likewise from frees in the 8th and 11th minutes.James Sheehan pointed from play again in the 15th min before Darragh Mackessy pointed another free in the 18th min.We were now into the final 10 mins of the game and both sides were going for it, Finuge had goal chances too with a shot from Liam O Brien, after a great run by Niall Cullen,slipping just wide and Eoin Relihan bringing off a great save from Rory McAuliffe,following great work by Daire Shannon.It was Darragh O Donoghue though who goaled again from the penalty spot in the 20th min, followed by a point from a Denis Quille free.Darragh Mackessy pointed a free to put 3pts between the sides again entering the final few minutes.It was frantic stuff at this stage and when St. Senans were awarded another penalty in the 28th min, the pressure on Darragh O Donoghue was massive.Pressure is for tyres though and he blasted the ball straight down the middle to send the fine crowd into a frenzy.It looked like we were heading for extra-time but on the stroke of full time in the 30th minute Daire Shannon who was now playing in the middle of the field somehow managed to blast a shot to the net in a crowded goalmouth.Time was up and referee Mike Joy, who had a fine game, blew the full-time whistle to the delight of the Finuge players,management and supportersThe final score was Finuge 3-10  St. Senans  3-07. .It was a very entertaining match and great credit to both teams.N.K.B. Chairman, Johnny Stack said as much during the presentation,noting that both Clubs were dual Clubs and praised them for all their work and dedication to both codes.He also thanked Con McCarthy, the sponsor, the referee and his officials,Ballylongford for their great facilities before presenting Finuge Captain, Paul Stack,who led his team well all night, with the trophy. St. Senans will look forward to the upcoming Championship with hope after a typically gutsy display as will Finuge who will relish competing in Div.1 of the competition.Well done all.FINUGE: 1)Gavin Leen 17)Rory Joy 2)Aidan O Brien 3)Paul Stack(C) 5)David Brosnan 6)Daire Shannon(1-00) 7)Killian Doody 8)Colin Walz 9)Niall Cullen 20)Rory McAuliffe(0-01) 11)Liam O Brien(0-02) 12)Aodhan Shanahan(0-01) 13)Darragh Mackessy(2-05) 14)Jacob Lucey 15)Evan McAuliffe(0-01) 16)Jamie O Regan 18)Cillian Brophy 19)Daniel Walsh for David Brosnan(black card)ST. SENANS: 1)Eoin Relihan 2)Liam Roos 3)Ryan McElligott 4)Daniel Hunt 5)David O Connell 6)Aodhan Behan 7)Eamon Rohan 8)Cillian Trant 9)Aaron Smith 10)David Quinlan 11)Aodhan McKenna(0-01) 12)Thomas Dillon 13)Timmy Dillon 14)Denis Quille(0-03) 15)Sean McGrath 18)James Sheehan(0-03) 20)Darragh O Donoghue(3-00)Referee: Mike Joy

Kerry MinorsKerry Minors Final Electric Ireland The Kerry Minors quest for  five in a row came to realisation on Sunday last as they overcome  Galway in the All Ireland Final on a scoreline of Kerry 0.21 v Galway 1.14, this was a fantastic fete considering the new age limit.  The North Kerry Football Board would like to congratulate all involved and espically those from the North Kerry District Paul Walsh Brosna and Jack Kennelly Ballydonoghue. Additional Panel Players Jamie McVeigh Listowel Emmets and Ethan Reidy Castleisland Desmonds.

Fixtures Please note that this final will be played on Saturday 22nd September no matter who is involved in Quarter Final of County Championship.  Please make your management aware of this fact. 

North Kerry Senior League 
Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Listowel 
Division 1 League Final Extra time
Saturday 22nd September  Time & Venue:Duagh
Brosna v St Senans

North Kerry Senior League 
Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Listowel Division 1 League Relegation Game Extra TimeSaturday 22nd September  Time &Venue: T.B.C. Listowel Emmets v Ballyduff

 Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship Draw results

The draw for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship took place on Friday evening last in McMunns Bar and Restaurant  Ballybunion with a large crowd in attendance and the continuation of  live streaming the awaiting audience added to the excitement on the night.  The Board would again live to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the North Kerry Football Board.  Here are the draws for all our championships.  The CCC will meet early this week and put dates on fixtures.

Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior ChampionshipSponsored by McMunns Bar and Restaurant Ballybunion

Round 1 Game

Home advantage for first drawn teams:Byes: Duagh & Brosna

Asdee v FinugeBallyduff v BealeSt Senans v Listowel EmmetsKnocknagoshel v DesmondsBallylongford v Tarbert Moyvane v Ballydonoghue

Kieran Corridan Memorial Intermediate Cupsponsored by South Of Ireland Waste Disposal

Round 1 GameNeutral venues Byes: Desmonds B & Emmets BTarbert B v St Senans BBallydonoghue B v Moyvane B

Brendan Boyle Memorial Junior Cup sponsored by Moloney, Mc Carthy & Associates Accountants & Tax Advisors 

Round 1 GamesNeutral venues extra time up to Semi FinalsByes: Beale B & Ballylongford BClounmacon v Ballyduff BFinuge B v Duagh B

Novice Cup Semi Finals Neutral Venues and Replay in event of draw Knockanure v Brosna B Ballydonoghue C v Emmets C
Bob Stack Memorial U21 Championship sponsored by Dennehy Vetenary Clinic Duagh

Preliminary Rd Neutral venue and extra time Desmonds v Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh

Qauter FinalsNeutral venue and extra time 

Winners v FinugeBallydonoghue v Ballylongford/AsdeeBeale v Moyvane/TarbertEmmets v St Senans
Jotty Holly  Memorial Minor Championship sponsored by O'Connors Hardware & Farm Supplies Duagh

Division 1 Neutral VenuesExtra time up to and including Semi Finals

Preliminary Round Emmets v Desmonds
Semi Finals Winners v Finuge Beale v Tarbert/Moyvane

Division 2 Neutral Venues Extra time up to and including Semi Finals

Preliminary Round

Ballydonoghue v St Senans 
Semi Final Winners v Ballyduff Asdee/Ballylongford v Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh