Croke Park beckons for Super 8s
County Board PRO Leona Twiss with all the GAA news
NEXT Sunday the Kerry Seniors play Galway at 4pm in Round 1 of the Super 8s.
The other two counties in our group are Kildare and Monaghan and they will play each other at 2pm on Sunday. The weekend after next sees us playing Monaghan in Clones.
There are no Super 8 games fixed for the last weekend of July and then on the August Bank Holiday weekend we welcome Kildare to Killarney. Donegal, Dublin, Tyrone and Roscommon are the teams in Group 2. The Kerry team will be announced on Friday night on the Kerry GAA website at 8pm.
In the event of teams finishing on equal points after the three Super 8s games, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified: (i) Where two teams only are involved – the outcome of the meeting of the two Teams in the Group (ii) Score difference – subtracting the total scores against from the total scores for (iii) Highest Total Score For (iv) Highest Total Goals For and (v) A Play-Off.
The only way of guaranteeing yourself a stand ticket for all Super 8 games involving Kerry is by joining the Kerry GAA Ticket Scheme, email mauriceomeara@kerrygaa. ie for further information.
Tickets for the Galway game went on sale last Monday. Tickets are available online, in the Kerry GAA store Killarney and in SuperValu and Centra outlets around the county. Adult stand tickets are €30 and €20 for the terrace.
Family tickets are available for the Cusack and Davin Stands and students and senior citizens get a refund of €10 with valid ID at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via block D). The Kerry County Board Office opening hours this week are 2 to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday
The Kerry GAA Supporters Club are taking coaches to Croke Park for the Kerry v Galway game on Sunday. All seats must be booked by Thursday night July 12. Travel times are Farranfore 7am, Tralee 7.30pm and Listowel 8am. Please contact Donal O’Leary, John King or Martin Leane for further information.
Juniors & U20s CONGRATULATIONS to the Kerry Juniors who beat Kildare in the All Ireland semi-final.
Kerry were hit with a number of injuries after their Munster final victory but they still named a very strong panel to take on Kildare. After starting strong, Kerry let Kildare back into the game and with time almost up a goal from Kildare left only three between the sides.
Then Kerry broke away for Cillian Fitzgerald’s goal to seal their path into a fifth straight All-Ireland decider. Kerry meet Galway in the final which is due to be played the weekend of July 21.
This weekend the Kerry Under 20s are in action in their All Ireland semi-final. Last Friday night Kildare beat Dublin in quite a convincing manner to set up their semi-final meeting with Kerry.
There’s a tough task ahead for Kerry but Jack O’Connor and his management team will have them well prepared. The venue, date and time for this fixture was announced on Monday.
The game goes ahead on Saturday at 4pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. The game is preceded by the U21 Richie McElligott Hurling game between Kerry and Kildare at 2pm
Keanes SuperValu MFC MINOR Championship Round 3 Fixtures: Thursday July 12 at 7pm St Kieran’s v Shannon Rangers in Cordal and West Kerry v St Brendan’s in Castlegregory. Tuesday July 16 at 7pm Feale Rangers v Laune Rangers in Mountcoal and Kenmare v Mid Kerry in Kenmare.
The quarter-finals are scheduled for Tuesday August 14.
The final round of the Junior Leagues were played last Friday night. All back games are to be played by this weekend as the group semi-finals are scheduled to go ahead on Friday July 20.
Kellogg’s Cul Camps
NEXT Monday sees the start of Week Three with football camps in Dingle, Farranfore, Beaufort, Ardfert, Kilcummin, Listowel, Dromid, Valentia, Ballylongford and Cromane. Limited places available in some camps, please book online to secure your place or register on Monday morning at the camp.
CONGRATULATIONS to Aileen Foley Tralee who won the July Lucky Dip Prize which included two nights accommodation in the Croke Park Hotel and tickets to all Round 1 games of the Super 8s in Croke Park. Enjoy your weekend Aileen!
The numbers drawn this week were 12,25,29,32. There was no winner of the jackpot. The two winners of €50 each were Eamon O’Sullivan,Castleisland and John Alan O’Sullivan, Hong Kong.