Good Luck Adam and the Kerry Minors – from Desmonds

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club PRO Gerdie Murphy with the club and community manifestation of its pride and support for Adam Donoghue who plays with Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Final against Derry in Croke Park. ©Photograph: John Reidy

All roads lead to Croke Park in Dublin this Sunday where the Desmond’s GAA Club player, Adam Donoghue plays with the Kerry minor team when they take on Derry in the All Ireland minor final.

The club wishes Adam all the best and also best wishes go to Eddie Horan of Scartaglen who is also involved with the team plus our previous senior men’s trainer Padraig Murphy who is on the management team.

Church Gate Collection – Thanks

The club wishes to thanks everyone who contributed to the Kerry GAA church gate in Castleisland last weekend and also to the club officers who kindly helped with the collection on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Fun and Games in Cork for U-10 Girls

The U-10 girls team travelled to Passage West in Cork last Saturday to take part in blitz that the club hosted. 123 teams from all of the country were invited on the day. The girls won four games on the day and they had a fantastic day of fun and games.

Thanks to all of the girls who travelled on the day and to the team mentors and parents who accompanied them on the day also.

Seniors Lose to Ballydonoghue

The senior men’s team travelled to Listowel on Saturday last to play Ballydonoghue in the North Kerry League Division 1 final.

Unfortunately they had no luck on the evening, but you felt going in at half time losing on the score of 1-2 to 0-9 that their luck might change – especially after Stan Divane’s goal.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the second half they still had to face a stronger Ballydonoghue team on the night.

Desmonds lost on the score of Ballydonoghue 2-13 to Desmond’s 1-5

The team was: Steven Bartlett, Gearoid Leonard, Maurice Lynch, Ciaran Breen, Luke Lyons, Barry Lynch, captain; Padriagh O’Connell, Brian Leonard, Pa White, Stan Divane, Tomás Lynch, Gearoid McCarthy, Marc O’Connor, Cian O’Connor, Graham O’Connor.

Subs: Patrick Horan, Tadgh Walsh, John Begley. Team Management: Domo Lyne, Willie Dom Connor, and Gerard Murphy.

Thanks to all the Desmond’s supporters who travelled to Listowel to support the team. Next game for them is the North Kerry championship against Ballyduff away date and time to be confirmed.

Junior Team V Kenmare

The Desmond’s junior men’s team play Kenmare this Saturday 16th in the Barrett Cup ¼ final. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Congrats to U-12s

Congratulation’s to the Desmond’s U-12 boys team that won the Kerry Central Regain Division 3 League.

Well done to all of the players and team management. This Friday evening, September 15th they travel to Currow to play in the U-12 district blitz. They are in Group 1 with Ballymac A; Currow and Cordal. Starting at 6:30pm. Games are 10 minutes per half.

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