Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Gerdie Murphy with all the Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News.

Desmond’s lost an entertaining North Kerry Intermediate Football final to Ballydonoghue on Sunday in Ballylongford.

They opened the scoring with a Graham O’Connor point but it was Ballydonoghue who took control leading by 2-5 to 0-3 after 20 minutes.

Desmonds rallied and despite a great Cian Mangan goal they trailed by 2-9 to 1-3 at half time having missed two clear goal chances.

To their credit they fought back with two goals from Steve Murphy and Pairic O’Connor.

Further goal chances were slightly off target but points from Tommy Walsh, Sean Lynch and Pa White incredibly reduced the deficit to two and, in injury time, a Sean Lynch 13m free flashed narrowly wide.

Final score: Desmond’s 3-8 Ballydonoghue 2-13.

The Juniors can still win the county league final v Churchill. Date and venue to be confirmed.

Depleted Minor Team Defeated

A depleted Minor team were well beaten in the North Kerry semi-final by a combination from Duagh/Knocknagoshel/Brosna.

They went on to win the title by a wide margin.

Our first round senior North Kerry  game goes ahead on Sunday, Oct 13th at 1pm. in Castleisland against Listowel.

Student Bursary

The student bursary scheme will be made available again this year. The bursary is worth €750 and is open to all members, male and female.

Applicants must be full time third level students with a proven commitment to gaelic games either as a player, coach or administrator.

Applications, from the Munster Council, can be downloaded from bursary and the closing date is Friday, Oct 11th.

Desmonds Boys’ Season Ends

Desmonds U-10 boys season finished on Saturday last when they played in the A final of the Castleisland District U-10 Blitz.

They played Cordal in the final and unfortunately came out second best. Credit to all of the players and team mentors on the day.

Thanks to all of the players and parents for the year for attending training, games and the many Blitz engagements and to the mentors: Gerard, Jeremy, Donnacha, and Tom.