A note from Knocknagoshel’s Richard Cotter informs us that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bord na nÓg in Kerry.
To celebrate this milestone a number of parades will take place throughout the county on Sunday May 7th.
Parade in Castleisland from 12:30pm
The parade for the clubs in the Castleisland District, Tralee District, St. Brendan’s and some clubs in the Central Region League will be held in Castleisland at 12:30pm.
Groups will assemble in the new library car-park and proceed up the town to finish back down in the same place.
All teams from U-6 to U-16 are invited to take part in their club colours.
The participants will be addressed by a number of Coiste Na nÓg and county board officers at the end of the parade.
Excellent Article by Kathleen O’Sullivan
In the course of an excellent article on the history of South Kerry GAA, Kathleen O’Sullivan outlined the origins of Bord Na nÓg in Kerry:
“In 1967 the Kerry County Convention decided to set up a Board to look after juveniles and the first meeting of this Board was held on 18th April 1967 with the ‘Great’Johnny Walsh of Ballylongford in the chair. The face of Kerry football was about to change.
“This was primarily at the instigation of the then County Chairman Dr. Jim Brosnan who saw the need for a dedicated competition for underage footballers, outside of school competition. “It was to lay down a solid foundation for future generations of underage footballers in the barony.”
To see the article in full you can click on the link here: https://southkerrygaa.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/bord-na-nog-formed-in-1967
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