Fingers Crossed for the Locals in Busy GAA Weekend

There are four Kerry GAA teams out, flying the flag, in various parts of the country this weekend. We wish them all well of course.

However, we have a special interest in the Kerry junior football team as they prepare to take on Cavan in the All-Ireland final in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise at 3pm today.

The team is captained, from his corner-forward berth, by the dynamic Desmonds clubman, Thomas Hickey.

The brave boys of Cordal are represented by Philip O’Connor at No. 10 on the half-forward line and the bench includes the talented keeper, Seán Óg Ó Ciardubháin and Knocknagoshel’s Edmund Walsh.

Good luck to the Kerry minor and senior football teams in Croke Park tomorrow and to the Kerry U-21 hurlers as they travel to Ennis today to take on Roscommon in the Bord Gais Energy All Ireland B Hurling Championship Semi Final at 2pm in Cusack Park, Ennis.

The Kerry Junior Football team is scheduled to line out as follows:

1. Shane Murphy, Kilcummin;  Fionán Clifford, Waterville; 3. Kevin O’Dwyer, Waterville; 4. Danny Wrenn,  Tarbert; 5. Greg Gibson, Waterville; 6. Denis Daly, St. Mary’s; 7. Gavin Crowley,  Templenoe; 8. Andrew Garnett, Spa; 9. Brendan O’Sullivan,  Valentia; 10. Philip O’Connor,  Cordal; 11. Ciaran Keating,  Skellig Rangers; 12. Brian Crowley, Templenoe; 13. Gavan O’Grady,  Glenbeigh/Glencar; 14. Paul Kennelly, Ballydonoghue; and 15. Thomas Hickey, Captain,  Castleisland Desmonds.