Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Championship
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.
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.