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Senior Club Notes 4.10.20

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Sympathies: Kilcummin GAA club wish to extend their sympathy to the family of Richie O’Callaghan formerly of Clounteens who passed away last week. A senior player from 1957 and the early sixties he was also club secretary in 1960/61 and played on the first ever Kilcummin u-14 team in 1954. May he rest in Peace.
Development Update: Progress continues unabated on the development and huge credit to volume of volunteers who have made this possible. Many have spent their Saturdays and evenings throughout the summer working on the project which is now nearing completion. The closing date for the “10 year membership” package, the upgrading package and the purchase of a Brick on the “wall of champions” is the end of this month and anyone who is considering these options should now approach a club officer. To those who have contributed in any way we say thank you and know you and your families will be delighted and appreciative of the finished product well into the future.
Kerry U-20’s: We wish Paul O Shea and his team mates the best of luck in the upcoming All Ireland Semi -Final against Galway next week.
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Senior Club Notes 9.8.20 and 16.8.20

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-08-2020

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Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Championship

Kilcummin 1-12

Dingle 0-18

 

If one expected Dingle to have an easy ride with this one, being that we were already destined for a relegation playoff, they reckoned without the spirit of this team. They matched favourites Dingle throughout until the last 10 minutes when their superior scoring power told and they ran out three point winners. Shane McSweeney was belying his years at midfield but had to retire early and we certainly felt his loss in those closing minutes.

 

A brilliant Kevin McCarthy goal, a penalty save by Brendan Kealy and some amazing points from Paul O’Shea were the highlights from a Kilcummin perspective but the never say die attitude and resilience of our players is a joy to behold and very encouraging going forward. We now face a relegation battle in an effort to maintain our senior status against Templenoe but first it’s Mid Kerry on Saturday August 22nd in the County Championship.

 

A warm welcome to Chris O’Leary who played his first game in a year after returning from Australia while we wish a speedy recovery to our injured players, Kieran Murphy, Enda O’Sullivan and Dan Moynihan.

 

Team: B Kealy, D Maher, K McSweeney, O O’Connor, Chris O Leary, S O Leary, J Nagle, K Gorman, S McSweeney, P O’Leary, G O’Leary, K McCarthy, N Duggan, P O’Shea, M Keane Subs Used: Mikey O’Shea and Danny Cronin

 

Senior County Championship

Kilcummin play Mid Kerry this Saturday in Fitzgerald stadium at 5pm. After three very competitive outings in the Club Championship we now focus on this knock out fixture which is a repeat of last year’s Round 2 tie which we won. We await a relegation fixture against Templenoe depending on County Championship results.

 

Minor County Championship 

East Kerry play Legion in the county semi -final on Monday August 24th at 6pm. Best wishes to the numerous Kilcummin players who are part of the team and squad.

 

Sympathies

Kilcummin GAA club wish to extend their sympathies to the family of Margaret O’Connor who passed away last week.  May she rest in eternal peace.

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Senior Club Notes 2.8.20

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Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Championship

Austin Stacks 2-5

Kilcummin 1-6

They say there is a thin line between defeat and victory and in this case, it was the width of the crossbar! With Stacks leading by two points deep in injury time Kilcummin mounted one last desperate attack. After carrying the ball, the full length of the field involving numerous players, Shane Mc Sweeney unleashed a rocket of a shot that smashed against the crossbar!

 

As Padraig O’Sullivan blew the final whistle you would have to feel disappointed for the players who had given it their all in a waterlogged Connolly Park as the result meant we finish bottom of the group and face a relegation battle between either Templenoe or Kerins O’Rahillys later in the year.

 

Stacks started much the better and lead by 1-2 to 0-1 after 15 minutes with Kilcummin struggling to get their hands on the ball. After the water break Kilcummin introduced Kevin McCarthy and his influence was very noticeable as we took control of the middle of the field and by half time had drawn level courtesy of points from Noel Duggan, Kevin O’Gorman, and Philip O’Leary.

 

The third quarter belonged to Kilcummin as we tagged on another point from a Noel Duggan free and when the same player was fouled when through on goal Paul O’Shea dispatched the penalty with aplomb. However, Stacks showed their resilience and finished much the stronger and following a goal by Shane O’Callaghan made again by Kieran Donaghy, they ran out two-point winners.

 

Kilcummin’s defence was outstanding on the night, none more so than Oscar O’Connor who had a stormer well supported by the likes of Donal Maher, James Nagle and Sean O’Leary.

 

Team: Brendan Kealy, Donal Maher, Kevin McSweeney, Paul O’Riordan, Oscar O’Connor, Sean O’Leary, James Nagle. Kevin O’Gorman (0-1), Shane McSweeney, Danny Cronin, Philip O’Leary (0-1), Gary O’Leary, Noel Duggan (0-4, 3f), Eoin O’Donovan, Paul O’Shea (1-0, 1p). Subs Used: Kevin McCarthy, Matt Keane

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Senior Club Notes 26.7.20

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2020

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Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Championship 

Round 1

Killarney Legion 0-15

Kilcummin 1-10

Our lads came up short in an enthralling game on Saturday evening when Legion kicked two points in time added on to clinch a narrow victory. We played without Kevin McCarthy and Enda O’Sullivan from the named team and lost Kieran Murphy before half-time, but we could be considered unlucky not to at least have earned a draw and a probable victory. Playing with the wind in the first-half we led by 1-6 to 0-7 at half-time courtesy of a superb goal from Kevin Gorman and some fine free taking from Noel Duggan.

 

With James O’Donoghue very influential for Legion the second half they went a point in front, but we rose to the task and driven on by the likes of Sean O’Leary and Paul O’Shea in particular. We created numerous opportunities and kicked some fine scores, but it was not to be as the crossbar and a late goalmouth scramble denied us. As well as the aforementioned players, very encouraging performances were given by the likes of Paul O’Riordan, Eoin O’Donovan and Danny Cronin in what was a good team display.

 

A minute silence was observed before the game for two deceased members of the Legion club and we sympathise with them in their tragic losses.

Team: Brendan Kealy, Donal Maher, Kevin McSweeney, Oscar O’Connor, Sean O’Leary, Dan Moynihan, James Nagle, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Paul O’Riordan, Eoin O’Donovan, Gary O’Leary, Noel Duggan, Shane McSweeney, Paul O’Shea Subs Used: Danny Cronin, Matt Keane, Philip O’Leary, Damien O’Leary and Mikey O’Shea.

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Senior Club Notes 12.7.20

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-07-2020

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Minor Football: Kilcummin play Beaufort in Rd 1 of the Garveys Minor Co League this Friday in Beaufort at 7pm.

Share The Pot: Congratulations to Helen Healy who won € 225.00 in Kilcummin’s ” Share the Pot”. fund raiser for the club. Tickets can be bought online or at Kilcummin PO. Thank you for your support.

Club Lotto: The fortnightly Lotto draw will recommence on next Monday night July 20th with a Jackpot of €3,200 to be won. Consolation prizes each draw amount to €200. As this is what keeps the club viable we ask our sellers, members, supporters and general public to get behind the renewed fund raiser. Any tickets sold prior to the postponement of the last draw should also be handed in for the draw on Monday prior to 9pm.

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Share The Pot

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-06-2020

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Link to Play: https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=474&intTE_ID=1343&fbclid=IwAR3e_LHIEZj6ymCvdb283QM685i3kkEdg2ujEY0ygr53x3DjdR9PbJA1C10#topp

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Covid-19 Community Help

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-04-2020

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Kilcummin GAA would like to remind fellow parishioners that if they themselves or someone they know need help or support during the current crisis you can contact the following helpline.  1800807009. or text support followed by your name and address to 50555. Kilcummin GAA club have a number of volunteers willing to respond to your need. We are here to help you STAY SAFE. Also we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who are working so hard to keep us safe and keep our country going.

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Club Statement 6.3.20

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-03-2020

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It has come to the attention of the club executive that a video circulating on social media relating to the club has caused great offence. The executive do not condone the language and content in the video. We are currently looking into the incident and wish to apologise for any offence caused.

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Billy Doolan East Kerry GAA Hall of Fame Award Winner 2020

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-03-2020

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Its 58 years since a young Billy Doolan played his first game for Kilcummin’s senior team. It’s fair to say and evident to anyone that knows him that he still retains the love and enthusiasm for a club that he believes epitomises all that is good in his native parish. A senior player from 1962 to 1981 with Kilcummin he won a senior County Championship medal with East Kerry in 1965. However, winning an O’Donoghue Cup medal in 1973 with his club is closest to his heart. During that period he doubled as Club Secretary between 1963 and 1965 and Club Chairman in 1972 and 1973. This was already showing evidence of his desire to improve the workings and structure of the club for current players and future generations.

After his football days were over he turned his energies to developing a fledgling Juvenile organisation that was to reap great benefits in later years. Between 1981 and 1985 he was a major driving force in the development of facilities, upgrading the senior pitch, acquiring a Juvenile field along with building dressing rooms and a sports hall. Indeed, the development and maintenance of playing facilities became very much a passion for Billy and remains so to this day believing that playable pitches are a club’s greatest asset.

This is particularly true in Kilcummin with its ever-increasing population and membership. Billy even only last year oversaw the completion of further playing surfaces to address this necessity. Billy has been an invaluable member of the clubs executive until two years ago where his guidance and expertise was invaluable and welcomed.  He served as Club PRO for a period of 10 years up to 2013, his aim being to present his club and the GAA in general in a positive light to the greater community.

In 2010 Kilcummin GAA club’s centenary year, the club produced a history of the previous 100 years. It was a feat that was only made possible by the vast collection of photos and material that Billy had collected and retained an exercise which he continues to do. Between 1998 and 2010 Billy was the event controller with Fitzgerald Stadium being responsible for the smooth running of Munster Council, Kerry and East Kerry matches and events, Munster championship games and Kerry homecomings.

Billy has huge regard for the GAA as an organisation and takes a very keen interest in all its aspects including Scór, Ladies Football and Hurling as well as association policy. This year he attended his 47th consecutive County Convention. He lists amongst his proudest moments Kilcummin’s All Ireland success in the Intermediate Club Final last year, Sean Kelly’s election to Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gaeil and winning his O’Donoghue Cup medal in 1973.

 

However he describes the greatest satisfaction for him, throughout it all, just having ‘been part of it all’ and the numerous friends he has made along the way.

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Senior Club Notes 15.12.19

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-12-2019

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GAA Social and Presentations

Fri Dec 27th in Killarney Avenue Hotel. Doors open at 7pm, Meal at 8pm sharp, Medals and awards presentations to Ladies, Minors and All Ireland winners. Music by Neily O Connor and DJ Gav. Tickets are limited and need to be booked immediately due to limited space. €30 for 15-year olds and older. Special Guest and M.C. for the night is Timmy Moynihan, Radio Kerry Sport. Tickets available at Post Office and can also be booked through Club Officers.

31 Card Drive

In memory of Dermot Moynihan will be held in Klub bar on Sunday Dec 29th commencing at 4pm. Proceeds go to Oncology Unit UH Kerry.

‘Pink Night’

Run by our Ladies Committee is on January 4th in Klub Bar with proceeds also going to Oncology Unit UH Kerry, commences at 9pm. Spread the news for a good night of music and craic with loads of prizes to be won. 

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