Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Labhaoise Walmsley and Kayla O’Connor who were members of the Kerry minor team which defeated Tipperary at the weekend.

Congratulations to the Kerry minor ladies football team that defeated Tipperary in an epic battle by 2-13 to 2-11 in the Munster A semi final at the weekend.

The Desmonds club was represented on the team by Labhaoise Walmsley and Kayla O’Connor.

By Pat Hartnett, PRO.

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Ladies AGM

The annual general meeting of Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club took place in the River Island Hotel recently.

The following officers and management teams were elected for the 2018 season.

Chairperson: Pat Sheehan; Secretary, Aileen Lynch; Assistant Secretary, Sandra Hartnett; Registar, Sandra McGaley; Treasurers: Sandra McGaley and Aileen Lynch; PRO, Pat Hartnett.

Trainers and Management Teams:

Senior team, Tommy O’Connor and Aileen Lynch; U-16 Dan Kearney Eddie Regan, Sandra Mc Galey and Eilish Lynch.

U-15, Eddie Regan; U-14, Niall Mitchell, Mike Herlihy and Sandra Hartnett.

U-12, Denis Kerins, Ger Horan, Marion Kerins and Leanne Cahill.

U-10 Patrick O’Donoghue, Diane Horan and Maura McAuliffe.

U-6 and U-8, Muirish Horgan and Aine Sheeehan.

Membership Fees

Membership for U-6, U-8 and U-10 is €50 and for this the player will also get a ball and T-shirt.

U-12 to U-18 €50; Senior, €70 .

All players are asked to attend registeration evening which will be on April 16th at the Clubhouse at 6 :30pm.

Under Age Training Times

Training for U-6, U-8 and U-10 players begins at 6:30pm on April 16th.

North Kerry Junior League

Desmonds got off to the perfect start in Round 1 of the North Kerry League with a 3-15 to 1-10 win over St.Senans.

St. Senans started the stronger but two brilliant goals by Graham O’Connor late in the first half brought Desmonds level at 2-7.

Desmonds pushed on in the second half and finally ran out impressive winners by eight points. Scorers for Desmonds: Graham O’Connor, 2-2; Cian O’Connor, 1-2; Cathal Hanifin, 0-1; Tadhg Walsh, 0-3; Neil Durkin, 0-1; Gearoid Leonard, 0-2; Mark O’Connor, 0-1; Adam Donoghue, 0-3.

Mikie Appointed to Juniors

Desmonds GAA Club has appointed Mikie O’ Connor as manager of the junior team. Joining Mikie is Michael John Kearney and Tom McCarthy. Between them they bring a wealth of experience to the team. .

Spare The Field

A reminder to all team managers and trainers to train on the side pitch and the back pitch in order to preserve the main pitch for games only.

Intermediate Championship: Desmonds 1-16 – Laune Rangers 1-8

Desmonds defeated Laune Rangers by eight points on Sunday in round two of the intermediate championship as they move to Waterville on Sunday to play round three.

Their chances of winning the group are slim and depends entirely on the game between Glenflesk and Laune Rangers.

Shane Mangan opened for Laune. Thomas Lynch, Cian O’Connor and Kieran Brennan all raised white flags for Desmonds and Dara O’Connor and Colm O’Shea for Laune Rangers as Desmonds went in 0-10 to 0-3 at half time.

Kieran Brennan fisted home a goal early in the second half and Steven Bartlett made it 1-11 to 0-3. Laune Rangers did fight back with points from Fiacra Griffin, Jason Browne, Colm O’Shea and John Tyther. Points from Luka Brosnan and a Steven Bartlett free kept Desmonds well ahead.

Patrick Carey scored the only goal for Laune Rangers in the 23rd minute. That was it for Rangers as Danny Hickey, Cian O’Connor and Thomas Lynch brought the score to

1-15 to 1-8.

A worrying fact for Desmonds is that Thomas Hickey and Eoin Murphy went off with injuries and it is hoped they will be back for the clash with away clash with Waterville on Sunday at 2 30.


Results: U-12 boys: Desmonds 5-12 Gneeveguilla 2-8. U-14 boys: Desmonds 3-9 – Annascaul 3-14.

U-14 girls lost to Fossa in the Co league.


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