Re­mem­ber­ing tri­umph of ‘93

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

FROM 1982 to 1990, the Kerry se­nior ladies foot­ballers won nine All-Ire­land ti­tles on the trot.

Water­ford won the next two and Kerry won again in 1993 in what was the last hur­rah and swan­song for those great play­ers.

Kerry have, un­for­tu­nately, not man­aged to win the ti­tle since.

That team of 25 years ago, which de­feated Laois on a score of 4-8 to 2-6, was re­cently honoured at half-time in the All-Ire­land Ladies foot­ball fi­nal be­tween Dublin and Cork.

Marie Tea­han (née Fitzgerald), sis­ter of the for­mer Kerry foot­baller Mau­rice Fitzgerald, was at cen­tre field in that 1993 team and duly went on to win an All-Star at mid­field for that year.

Mary Keat­ing (née Shee­han), wife of An­thony Keat­ing of The

Fish­er­man’s Bar in Port­magee, was a sub­sti­tute.

Mary Keat­ing (née Shee­han) of the Fish­er­man’s Bar, Port­magee(left) with Marie Hickey(Ladies GAA Pres­i­dent) in Croke Park at the cel­e­bra­tion of the Kerry Ladies win 25 years ago.

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