Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Desmonds Ladies
Castleisland Desmond’s Ladies team will play Southern Gaels in the County Senior Football final tomorrow, Sunday at 12noon in Listry. Photograph: Gerdie Murphy

Castleisland Desmond’s Ladies play Southern Gaels in the county senior ladies final tomorrow, Sunday at 12noon in Listry’s GAA Pitch.

They defeated Inbhear Sceine Gaels in the semi-final by 5-13 to 4-04 to reach this year’s final.

They have five Kerry senior panelists and a great crop of players and they hope to bring back the Caroline Broderick Memorial Cup to The Island. Your support for them would be appreciated on the day.

Congrats to the U-12 Girls

Congratulations to the U-12 girls who won the Division 2 B final by defeating Glenflesk on the score of 2-6 to 1-9. Well done to all of the girls and team mentors on a great victory.

Long Journey Worth it for St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s of Caherciveen made the long journey up from South Kerry on Saturday evening July 22nd to play Castleisland Desmond’s in Round 9 of this year’s Co.League.

With the scoreboard at half time reading 3-8 for St. Mary’s to Desmond’s 1-6 this was definitely a game of two halves.

The first half started well for Desmond’s with Pat Fitzgerald opening the scoring with a lovely point from play. Then we saw Thomas Hickey score a penalty after Gearoid McCarthy was fouled and McCarthy scored a point himself from play all within the first three minutes of the game. St. Mary’s Paul O’Donoghue scored goal from play in the fourth minute and a point in the fifth.

Fast and Furious

St. Mary’s second goal came from Darren Casey after seven minutes of play in this fast and furious game. Cian O’Connor of Desmond’s added a point from a free and it was now 1-3 to 2-1 in favour of the Mary’s.

Sean Cournane with the No. 30 on his jersey did the devil and we saw him score a lovely free kick and then he scored a another point followed by a goal and it was now 3-3 to 1-3 with 19 minutes of the first half gone.

Desmond’s scored only three more points and they came from: Stan Divane, Maurice O’Connell and a free from Cian O’Connor.

St.Mary’s added on another five points with Niall O’Driscoll, Anthony Cournane, Dan Daly Captain Conor O’Shea on the mark. Half time score: Desmond’s 1-6 – St. Mary’s 3-8.

If this game was a boxing match it would be over at half time.

Still at the Bottom

Desmonds are still at the bottom of the Division 1 table and looking for their first points of the season.

Great credit must be given to them as they came out and scored 12 points in the second half – a tally which would normally win them any other match.

The first six points they scored were all from play and all within 11minutes. Two came from Thomas Hickey and one each from Cian O’Connor, Pat Fitzgerald, Gearoid Leonard and Cathal Hanifin.

St.Mary’s added a point in the eighth minute from Jack Daly and at this stage in was only a three point lead for the visitors.

Upper their Game

Then St. Mary’s upped their game and we saw them score two points from Dan Daly and then Darren Casey scored the killer goal against the run of play.

Now it was now 4-11 to 1-13 after Desmond’s Graham O’Connor scored a point for the home side on the 15th minute.

From the 20th minute of the half, Desmond’s were in full flight and they scored five more points. Four of these by Thomas Hickey and one by Cian O’Connor and you felt the home side might clinch a draw.

St. Mary’s scored their last point from play on the 30th minute from Darren Casey and this was the insurance score they needed to see them travel back down to South Kerry with a win in the bag. Desmond’s next game is on this Saturday July 28th when they play Tarbert in the North Kerry league semi final in Duagh at 7-30pm.

No Jackpot Winner at The Half Barrel

The Desmond’s Club lotto was held in the Half Barrel on Saturday night last

Numbers drawn were 8,13,17,24. No winner of the €3,200 Jackpot Lucky Dip winners €30: Anne Marie Myers, Cordal; €20 Winners: Donal Kelliher, Cahernard; Jerh Riordan, Limerick Road; Tadhg Broderick, College Road and John Lucey, Cragg, Castleisland.

Thanks to all who supported the Lotto.

U-16 Boys A Point Short

The U-16 Boys team played Gneeveguilla in the County League at home on Wednesday evening in a very enjoyable game played in lovely weather. The home side game up short by a single point. Their next game is on Wednesday, August 3rd at home in a must win game against Glenflesk. Throw in at 7pm.

U-14 Boys in the Regions Final

The U-14 Boys team advanced to the final of the Kerry Central Region League when the defeated Austin Stacks on Monday at home. They play Annascaul/Lispole in the final Monday, July 31st in Caherslee Pitch Tralee. Throw in at 7pm.

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