Castleisland Desmonds U-14 girls produced a magnificent display when they defeated old rivals Ballymacelligott by 10 points on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-4 in the North Kerry Plate final played in Ballyrickard Tralee on Monday.
It was, arguably, Desmonds best display of the season as they played with discipline and composure throughout the game and took their chances when they presented themselves. Desmonds had won the County League Division 2 title earlier in the season so to add a North Kerry trophy as well was a great bonus for this dedicated bunch of young footballers.
Unbeatable On The Day
The defence was teak tough with Shauna Kissane in goals solid throughout. Gemma Kearney Jessie Cahill and Abbey Brosnan were magnificent, while Sadbh Prendiville, Sinead Murphy, Grace Curtin and Katie O’Connor were unbeatable on the day.
At midfield Aoife Lane and Paris McCarthy dominated throughout the contest. In the forwards Emma O’Regan Áine Sheehan, and Grace Cahill had their scoring boots on, while Marney Horan, Lily Cox and Ava Fitzmaurice were brilliant on link and breaking ball.
Ciara McCarthy, Aisling Kearney and Chloe Cahill all came on to play their part throughout the County league and North Kerry campaigns and with 12 girls eligible for U-14 level again next year the future is bright. Thanks to the trainers Dan Kearney, Eddie Regan and Niall O’Connor.
Minors Defeat Keel
Last Saturday the minor team defeated Keel/Listry by 6-17 to 7-04 in the quarter final of the Central Region in Keel. They now advance to the semi final where they play Ballymac this coming Saturday November 5th at 4pm on Ballymac’s pitch.
Juniors Advance to Intermediate Final
Desmonds Junior Mens team advanced to the Final of the North Kerry Intermediate Championship when they defeated Listowel Emmets last Friday night under lights in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on the score of 3-12 to 1-11.
This was a very tight game for Desmonds for most of the match. It was a late goal by captain and man of the match, Seán Lynch which finally saw off the brave and spirited Listowel challenge. Others to impress on the night were Cian and Graham O’Connor, Conor O’Shea, Kevin Moran, and recently returned to play with Desmonds once again Shane Walsh.
Scorers Graham O’Connor 1-03; Seán Lynch 1-01; Chris Brosnan 1-01; Steven Bartlett 0-3; Cian O’Connor 0-3; Joe Kearney 0-1 They now play Ballydonoghue in the final – which could take place on Sunday 27th of November.
Desmonds Stand at Expo
Desmonds will have a stand this Friday evening at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo in the Castleisland Community Centre . Doors open at 5:15pm
Lotto at the Half Barrel
This coming Saturday the club lotto takes place in The Half Barrell. Jackpot stands at €2,200. Tickets at €2 or 3 for €5. Tickets can also be purchased on line with a click on the link here: www.castleislanddesmons.gaa.kerry.ie
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