Scartaglen GAA Club News Round-Up

Flashback: Young Scartaglin GAA Club supporters including Muireann Rahilly (second from left) at a county league game against Currow in Currow in 2012. Included are from left: Maggie and Jessica Riordan and Muireann Walsh. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-5-2012
Lorraine Scanlon and her team and supporters at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp in Scartaglin.

Best Wishes to Muireann Rahilly

Best wishes from Scartaglen GAA Club goes to Muireann Rahilly who is to play in Croke Park next Saturday on All Ireland Football Semi Final day.

By Paul Murphy, PRO

Muireann was selected to play in the INTO/GAA/Cumann na mBunscoil Respect Exhibition Go Games.

Her selection came as her primary school, Scartaglen NS were successful in winning the Kerry County Mini 7s competition earlier this year.

Muireann captained the team under the guidance of their coach, Eileen O’Connor.

This talented group of girls also went on to win their Cumann na mBunscoil Final in June. Muireann is now a member of the Scartaglen Ladies Football Club and a former member of Scartaglen Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations Muireann and enjoy the great honour and experience.

Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz Round Up

In Group 1: Scartaglen, Ballymac, Cordal. In Group 2: Gneevguilla , Currow, Desmonds.

Scartaglen lost to Ballymac in a great game 2-5 to 2-7. Scartaglen won their second game against Cordal 5:3 to 2:3.

This led them into the semi-finals against Desmonds.

It was another good game of football in which Scartaglen fought back to loose only by the slimmest of margins.

Scartaglen was in the shield final now and met Gneevguilla here. This proved to be an exciting game leading to a draw and to extra time. Once again the sides were level and it was all to play for now as The Golden Score was to prove who would win the Shield Final.

It wasn’t to be for Scartaglen unfortunately. Gneeveguilla went on to score first making them the Shield winners. This Scartaglen Team of boys and girls fought so hard and played some beautiful football all day. They should be very proud of themselves.

Well done boys and girls and mentors.

Congratulations to Desmonds who won the Cup Final and Cordal who won the Plate Final.

Co. League Latest

Following the completion of the group stage Scartaglen were drawn away to Ballyduff on July 8th. This was for the first/second place promotion playoff. Despite missing some key players and going up against a full strength Ballyduff the away side lost by the slimmest of margins 3-11 to 2-12.

As a result, Scartaglen were now left fighting it out for the third-place promotion playoff. The games were now in a neutral venue and the first game saw them play Sneem/Derrynane in Glencar. What was to follow was a comprehensive win for the Scart side 4-16 to 1-2.

The next game saw Scartaglen play Asdee in Ballymac. A tight first half entailed with Scartaglen missing some good opportunities.

The team came out in the second half with renewed determination and as a result pulled away from the North Kerry side on a score line of 1-12 to 0-9.

The win sees them play Duagh in the final that will decide who gets promoted to division four next year. Time, date and venue is yet to be decided.

O’Sullivan Cup and Bill Tagney Cup

Dr. Crokes 0-12 Scartaglen 1-08, Scartaglen came up short against the much-fancied Dr. Crokes side in this midweek fixture played in idea conditions on Lewis Road. What was expected to be a straightforward win for the home side proved anything but as the away side made things difficult from the onset. The defeat saw Scartaglen face Rathmore in the Bill Tagney Cup with Scartaglen winning on a score line of 1-12 to 0-14. Scartaglen await the winners of Cordal/Spa -v- Currow/Gneeveguilla

U-14 East Kerry Football League

U-14 East Kerry Division 4 Champions. Well done to all the players, management, parents and supporters involved throughout the league. Cordal/Scartaglen 5-7 – Keel/Listry 1-9.

Thank You for Club Work

Thanks to Seamus Flynn who recently erected poles and netting behind the goals at the village end.

Thanks to Marie McShane, Eileen O’Keeffe and Moira Hughes who recently completed artistic work on the stand.

Handprints are from members of the Scartaglen Coiste na nÓg and Scartaglen Ladies Football Club. Thanks to Seamus Flynn who recently erected poles and netting behind the goals at the village end.

Thanks to Lorraine Scanlon and the team of coaches who facilitated the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp held in Scartaglen

Well Done Daniel

Well done to senior player Daniel Murphy who was a selector with the Kerry Junior Football team that recently won the All Ireland against Galway

Scartaglen GAA Lotto

Numbers Drawn: 3,19,28,15. No Winner. Lucky Dip Winners: €40 Jeremiah Daly, Scartaglen. €30 each to Martin Lender, Newmarket and Marie Fleming, Fleming’s Bar. €20 each to: Jack Galvin, Adrville; Mary and Ger Dowd and Kevin Lenihan, Knockrour. Next draw for €4,200 at Lyons’ Bar 19th August.

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