Scart ladies on All-Bri­tain GAA C’ship win­ning team

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

HAN­NAH For­tune and Norita McCarthy are both from Scarta­glen and both are liv­ing and work­ing in Lon­don.

They grew up play­ing foot­ball with Scartaglin Ladies Foot­ball Club. On Saturday, Septem­ber 30, they won the All-Bri­tain Ju­nior foot­ball club cham­pi­onship fi­nals with Lon­don club, King­dom Kerry Gaels Ladies Club.

The fi­nal was played in Ox­ford on Saturday at 2pm and they de­feat­ing Roger Case­ments of War­wick­shire.

They will now play a team from main­land Europe on Oc­to­ber 14.

King­dom Kerry Gaels Ladies Club was founded in the late 1990s, orig­i­nally as part of the Kerry Gaels Men’s Club which then merged with The King­dom in 1999 to form King­dom Kerry Gaels.

KKG Ladies com­peted at ju­nior level in Lon­don in the early years be­fore see­ing suc­cess in 2002 and 2003 when win­ning back to back Lon­don ju­nior cham­pi­onship ti­tles.

After five years com­pet­ing in the se­nior grade and the team in tran­si­tion with a num­ber of new play­ers, the ladies team felt it would be ben­e­fi­cial to their side to step down to ju­nior grade and re­group at that level.

The King­dom Kerry Gaels Ladies Club ju­nior team has had some great hours on the play­ing fields so far this sea­son but Saturday’s vic­tory capped it all. And the Scart women were part of it all. Up Scart and a tip to the peak of the cap to Cordal.

Scartaglin women, Norita McCarthy (left) and Han­nah For­tune cel­e­brat­ing their parts in the King­dom Kerry Gaels win in the All Bri­tain Ju­nior Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship ti­tle over Roger Case­ments of War­wick­shire in Ox­ford.

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