Castleisland AFC Seniors New Season Preview

Castleisland AFC Seniors New Season Preview

The new senior soccer season for 2018/19 kicks off this weekend in the Kerry District League and, again, Castleisland will have two senior teams playing in the top two divisions of Kerry soccer. Kitted Out By Tom McCarthy’s The A team will be contesting Denny Premier A and the B team will be in Denny…

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

A beginners’ cycling series to encourage young people to take it up as a leisure or sporting option will start with a skills night on Monday, July 2nd. at the Library Car Park in Castleisland at 7.30pm. Currow Cycling Club These events are organized by the Currow Cycling Club and will cover basic bike handling…

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s Successful Munster Championships

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s Successful Munster Championships

The Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s interest in the recent Munster championships got under way with a bout in the G141kg category. Here, Shauna Riordan was in the ring with Sarah Murray of St. Coleman’s. Shauna put on a great display of boxing for her first ever contest in the ring. Back in Training However, it…

Another Successful Blitz Wrapped Up

Another Successful Blitz Wrapped Up

St. Mary’s Basketball Club has, after five days, wrapped up yet another successful tournament. By Liz Galwey PRO Special awards were presented to Tommy O’Mahony in recognition of his success with the Irish U-U-18 women’s team and also to Adam Donoghue and Lorraine Scanlon for their football achievements during the year. Local Derby for Premier…

‘A’ Fantastic Castleisland AFC Win Over Champions

‘A’ Fantastic Castleisland AFC Win Over Champions

Castleisland 2-0 Killarney Athletic A.F.C. The Castleisland A.F.C. A team had a fantastic win on Sunday morning against last year’s Kerry League and Cup champions, Killarney Athletic A.F.C.  By: Neil O’Sullivan The game was played under good conditions, surprisingly given the recent spell of bad weather. From the kick off Castleisland took the initiative and…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Progress in U-20 Cup St. Mary’s U-20 men have been successful in their preliminary round of the national cup having had a 10 point win over Killester at the weekend. By PRO, Liz Galwey The opening 10 minutes was close, Killester opened the scoring and went four points ahead before the home team…

New Season, New Coach for St. Mary’s

New Season, New Coach for St. Mary’s

As the 2017/18 basketball season gets underway, St. Mary’s Basketball Club has announced a new appointment to its coaching panel. Liam Culloty is to take over as head coach for the U-18 and U-20 girls and the senior ladies. “The club has made the decision not to enter the division one national league but instead…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Best wishes to Desmond’s Adam Donoghue who is involved with the Kerry minor team to play Louth in the quarter final of the All Ireland championship this coming Saturday, August 5th in Portlaoise. The throw in is at 1:15pm. Good Luck to Kerry Juniors The club sends its best wishes to Cordal’s Philip O’Connor; Brosna’s…

Athletics Golden Girl Roisín’s Special Mention in Ballymac GAA News

Athletics Golden Girl Roisín’s Special Mention in Ballymac GAA News

Athletics Gold and Silver for Roisín Congratulations to Roisín Rahilly, Maglass who performed exceptionally well at the Munster B Juvenile Athletic Championship held in Templemore on Saturday. Roisín came home with a Gold medal in the long jump with a jump of 4.32m and a Silver in the 80m both in the U-13 category. Ballymacelligott…

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg News

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg News

U-16: Finuge too Strong Cordal/Scartaglen played Finuge in Cordal on Wednesday in Round 3 of the Lee Strand County League. Unfortunately, the visitors proved too strong for the home side on the night. Cordal/Scartaglen U-14 Cordal/Scartaglen played Dr Crokes B in Scartaglen on Wednesday. The team played well and got the result they wanted. The…

Kerry Through to Fourth All Ireland Junior Final in a Row

Kerry Through to Fourth All Ireland Junior Final in a Row

St. Kieran’s players, Philip O’Connor, Cordal: James Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Eamonn Kiely from Brosna were part of the Kerry Junior Football team which qualified for its fourth All-Ireland football final in a row by defeating Leitrim at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. The team is under the management of Brosna man, Jimmy Keane. Kerry 1-16…

Currow Coiste Na nÓg News

Currow Coiste Na nÓg News

Currow Coiste Na nOg News By P.R.O Con Enright U-16s Back in Action Currow U-16s recommence their County League campaign on Wednesday 19th July when they travel to Cahersiveen to play St Marys/Renard. Throw in is at 7:30pm. U-14s Hosted Kenmare On Monday 17th Currow played host to Kenmare Shamrocks in the final round of…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Best Wishes to James and the Kerry Juniors Best wishes from Knocknagoshel GAA Club to James Walsh and the Kerry Junior Football team when they play Leitrim in the All-Ireland Semi Final this weekend. €6,300 Lotto Jackpot at Walsh’s Bar The next draw for a jackpot of €6,300 will be held in Walsh’s Bar on Saturday…

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

Earlier on this year the huge task of resurfacing the running track at An Ríocht was getting closer by the day. It was hoped that the dream would come true well on time for the Kerry Community Games Finals in June. It did with only hours to spare as weather played its part in delaying…

Bike Skills Preparation for September 3rd Day Care Centre Cycle

Bike Skills Preparation for September 3rd Day Care Centre Cycle

With the onset of the Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle on Sunday, September 3rd a series of practice runs will be held to get participants ready for the big occasion. The series of bike handling skill sessions started on Friday evening, July 14th at 7pm. Cyclists and instructors will meet at the car park near…

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with the Castleisland Garda Siochana ran their annual soccer tournament at Castleisland AFC Grounds at Limerick Road on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. By: Helena Falvey, KDYS The event was a great success, with 12 teams and around 110 players taking part. This year there were three categories:…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmond’s Ladies’ GAA Club will be well represented on this Saturday, July 8th when the Kerry ladies play Waterford in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final in Mallow. Aisling Leonard, Eilís Lynch, Lorraine Scanlon, Andrea Murphy, and Labhaoise Walmsley are involved with the team. The throw in for this match is due at 3:15pm.…

Cordal’s Poignant Evening as Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand is Unveiled

Cordal’s Poignant Evening as Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand is Unveiled

Unveiling of the Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand Saturday, June 24th was a poignant evening for the club as the community and its friends gathered together in Cordal’s blue and gold abode to pay a lasting tribute in the memory of Tom Wrenn, former Cordal GAA Club chairman, church sacristan and an upstanding member of the…

Currow U-14s Retain John West Féile Peile Na nÓg Cup

Currow U-14s Retain John West Féile Peile Na nÓg Cup

On Friday the Currow U-14 team and their supporters left the village at 9am bidding to retain their John West Féile Peile na nÓg title in Co. Monaghan. By Con Enright PRO That evening in Ballybay we played two game against Lámh Dhearg of Antrim and Ballybay Pearse’s Brothers of Monaghan. Antrim Opposition The first…

Rejuvenation Job a Triumph at An Ríocht AC

Rejuvenation Job a Triumph at An Ríocht AC

If you were to script a race against the elements and time itself, where better to stage it than on an athletics track with a hugely important event waiting in the wings. That very scenario played itself out right here in Castleisland all during the week and will draw its final breath only later tonight.…

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

An American invention with a local connection has just been introduced as a sports training aid which has been brought to the Irish market, initially, by two Kerry men. James O’Connell, Laccabawn, Castleisland and Rory Kilgallen from Tralee had their product featured on the RTÉ One, Dara Ó Cinnéide fronted GAA Nua on Monday evening…

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Two images from Sunday’s Denny Premier B League Final at Mounthawk Park will stay with me. One is of goalscorer, Steven McCarthy being hugged at full time by his childhood and lifelong friend and team attendant, Gary O’Sullivan. The other is of Steven, with the league cup in hand in the car-park, taking a selfie.…

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg News

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg News

Ryan Dennehy on Kerry U-14 Primary School Team The honours continue for Cordal and Cordal GAA Club in 2017. Ryan Dennehy from Ardmona, Cordal pulled on the Kerry jersey for the first time, to represent his school, Gaelscoil Aogáin and Cordal GAA Club. Ryan played in the Kerry Primary Schools’ Game at half-time in Cusack…

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Friday turned out to be a Leo kind of evening. As I made my way towards the start of the annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K / 10K Road Race / Walk, the cheers of Leo Varadkar supporters and the announcement of his elevation rang in my ears. I got to the Limerick Road starting point…

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Incurable and intrepid cyclist, Tommy Sheehy has been raising funds through all of our currency changes over the years. Through it all, not to mention the blisters and the pain, he has raised tens of thousands for the charity closest to his heart, Enable Ireland. He has, however gone up a gear or two since…

David Plays a Captain’s Part in Currow U-14 League Win

David Plays a Captain’s Part in Currow U-14 League Win

Currow U-14 captain, David Moriarty played his part with a top-scorer total of 2-3 to his name in their County League game against Renard recently. By Con Enright On Wednesday Currow U-14s made the long journey to South Kerry to play Renard in the final round of the County League. In a close game throughout,…

Euro Basketball Champions Invited Back for 2018 Tournament

Euro Basketball Champions Invited Back for 2018 Tournament

In the continuing parade of victorious basketball teams over the years, one will stand out in the memories of the party which flew to Spain last month to compete in a long established tournament there. Even though weeks have passed since, there is still a feeling of ‘Did we really do That’ about the magic…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club Quiz: Knocknagoshel GAA Club will hold a fundraising quiz in support of its Coiste na nÓg on Friday night, April 28th at 9pm sharp in Roche’s Bar Knocknagoshel. Eddie Barrett will act as quizmaster and master of ceremonies. The club assures us that an enjoyable and entertaining night is in store. Your…

Cordal Seniors Add to their Club Run on Easter Sunday

Cordal Seniors Add to their Club Run on Easter Sunday

County Junior Club Football Championship Round 1: Cordal hosted Beale in the County Junior Club Football Championship Round 1 on Easter Sunday at 2:30pm. They faced a tough competitor in the North Kerry side and after a nail-biting full-time finish both sides were level at fifteen points a piece. The two teams played it off…

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

 The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in partnership with An Garda Síochána held their ninth annual basketball blitz at Castleisland Community Centre on Good Friday. The event was organised by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice Worker with the KDYS and Garda Liz Twomey, Castleisland Garda Station. The event attracted over 100 young people who took part in…