Kilcummin GAA notes 29th March 2010

G.A.A: MEMBERSHIP: This Wednesday the 31st March is the final opportunity for existing and new members to pay their subscription. We wish to record thanks to all those who have renewed their membership.
LOTTO: The GAA Club “Jackpot” on Easter Monday night will be €3200 and tickets are available from all the usual sources.
COUNTY LEAGUE 2010: The Kilcummin Senior Team open their div 2 campaign with a trip to Portmagee on Easter Saturday evening, to play Skellig-Rangers at 7pm. It is going to be a tough division with Finugue, Spa, Currow, Legion, Castlegregory, Castleisland Desmonds, St.Marys, Glenflesk, Austin stacks and Tarbert.
COLLEGES: St.Brendans will play St.Colmans from Newry in the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park on Saturday the 10th of April. What a great occasion that will be for our Club players; Enda O’Sullivan, Gavin O’Leary, Damien O’Leary, Ian Devane, Gary O’Leary and captain Chris O’Leary who we hope will emulate his fellow Clubman Niall Mangan in 1992, and bring the Hogan Cup back to the County.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: he winner of the “Major Prize” in the 4th and final draw was Bridie O’Connor, Inchicullane, Kilcummin. The prize includes a two week holiday for 4 people in Spain, including flights, accommodation & car hire. We wish to thank all those who supported the Clubs efforts in their endeavours to improve facilities.
EAST KERRY FINAL: The Kilcummin Senior Team captured the div 1 title on Sunday following a hard earned victory over Firies, played in Listry. Firies opened proceedings with a point after one minute from play, with Kilcummin responding with an E O’Donoghue point from play with good play by D.J Fleming and D.Brosnan, and the later player tapped over a point in the 6th minute. Kilcummin moved further ahead when Padraig Kelly found himself in the Firies goal area, and connected with a fine cross field ball from Shane McSweeney to hit the Firies net, to put Kilcummin ahead 1-2 to 0-1 after eight minutes. Firies responded with a point in the 11th minute from play, and they missed a certain goal opportunity in the 14th minute. Kilcummin added two points from play from David Brosnan with assist from Daniel O’Leary, and a mighty effort from D.J Fleming in the 16th minute, and the final point came from Kilcummin following a great charge out of defence by Mike McCarthy, and being fouled with D.J Fleming tapping over to leave the interval score Kilcummin 1-5, Firies 0-3. Firies made an inspired start to the second half and rattled Kilcummin with five successive points to draw level after 11 minutes. Ritchie O’Connor replaced John Devane for Kilcummin and he was to play a significant role before events concluded. Kilcummin went ahead in the 16th minute with a good point from play by the hard working Daniel O’Leary, with good support from Mike McCarthy, and when David Brosnan added a point from a free in the 19th minute it looked like Kilcummin has fought off the invaders, but our neighbours were not finished as they added a point in the 20th minute. Sean B Doherty who was making a return to football after a year absence, replaced E O’Donoghue for Kilcummin, as Firies added another point from play in the 21st minute to leave the sides level, 1-7 to 0-10. The pace was hectic at this stage as both sides sought to hang on, and it was Firies who went ahead in the 30th minute with a point from play. We were now in injury time and Kilcummin balling for survival saw Kieran O’Donoghue, D.J Fleming and Ritchie O’Connor combining for the latter to tap over the equaliser to leave the sided level at full time Kilcummin 1-8 Firies 0-11. EXTRA TIME: Kilcummin dominated the opening period with a certain gaoling opportunity being missed, in the opening minute, and Padraig Kelly who worked hard throughout the game adding a point from play in the 3rd minute. Kilcummin added a second point from play in the 8th minute from David Brosnan, with support from Ritchie O’Connor. Ian Devane replaced Michael O’Sullivan for Kilcummin as Firies kept in touch with a point from play in the 9th minute. The killer score came in the 10th minute when Kieran O’Donoghue, Daniel O’Leary and Padraig Kelly, found Ritchie O’Connor in the edge of the square to slot home a Kilcummin goal to leave them ahead at the interval of extra time Kilcummin 2-10 Firies 0-12. Second Period: Eric O’Connor replaced John O’Keeffe for the final ten minutes for Kilcummin Daniel O’Leary added a point for Kilcummin with support from Killian Murphy, and David Brosnan, in the 4th minute, and as the Firies challenge began to fade the fitter Kilcummin side marshalled in defence by Mike McCarthy, added an excellent D.J Fleming point from play in the 5th minute. Daniel O’Leary was injured and replaced by Robert Carey as Kilcummin added two further points from a David Brosnan free in the 8th minute and the final score from captain Shane McSweeney in the 10th minute to leave the final score Kilcummin 2-14 Firies 0-12. The East Kerry div 1 League Trophy was presented to the Kilcummin captain Shane McSweeney by Board Chairman Dermot Griffin. Team: Shane Murphy, Sean Brosnan, Killian Murphy, Padraig Kelly, Kieran O’Donoghue, Michael McCarthy, John O’Keeffe, Shane McSweeney, Kevin Gorman, Michael O’Sullivan, Eamonn O’Donoghue, Daniel O’Leary, David Brosnan, John Devane, D.J Fleming.
WELL DONE: We congratulate Brendan Kealy on another fine display between the posts for Kerry in Omagh on Saturday night.
MINOR COUNTY LEAGUE: Kilcummin travelled to Annascaul on Saturday evening where they recorded another victory in the div league over Annascaul/Lispole on a score of 1-12 to 0-11. They were to play Kerins O’Rahillys on Good Friday but this has been brought forward to Tuesday evening the 30th of March.
JUENILE GAA: Under 12 play Gneeveguilla away at 6.00pm. Under 16 play Spa away on Monday 5th April at 7.00pm. Under 14 play Desmonds at home on 7th April at 7.00pm. Family Fun Quiz: An evening’s entertainment for all the Family at 8.30 pm on Thursday 1st April in the clubhouse. A table of four Adults €30, a table of four juveniles €20.  Juvenile GAA Easter Camp 6th-8th April. 10.30 to 1.30. Cost €20.  Contact Pat O’Connor 087 6787229, DJ Fleming 087 9942983 or Frances Moriarty 086 0773722.
LADIES FOOTBALL: Training for the 2010 season starts for the U16 and minor panels on Thursday evening, April 1st from 6.30pm to 7.30pm .New members welcome. Our senior Ladies are playing Castlegregory this Sunday in Kilcummin at 2pm. The Ladies are doing very well in the League this year with 2 great wins over Dromid Pearses and John Mitchels and unlucky were beaten by Brosna last Sunday in Brosna. Brosna 2-09, Kilcummin1-08.

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