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County Board PRO Leona Twiss with all the GAA news
TWO important items were circulated to clubs earlier this week. First clubs were emailed the Draft of the 2019 Fixture Calendar.
Please note this is still only draft and may be changed following meetings with the Hurling Clubs on Wednesday night and a CCC meeting on Thursday.
On Friday next January 11, the Chairman of the CCC hopes to send out the final draft which will then go before the first meeting of the County Committee on Monday, January 21 for ratification.
Anyone with any observations is asked to submit them to the County Secretary before this Thursday.
The second item circulated was the Credit Union County Senior Football League Fixtures for Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Division 5 won’t be confirmed until CCC has met with prospective ‘B’ teams.
The CCC will then make a recommendation to the County Committee and the County Committee will make the final decision.
Referees In Service Course
TRAINING courses for Referees are going ahead Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm, in the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, Currans and on Friday 18 at 8pm in Austin Stack Park.
These courses are for trained football referees. The referees committee will be running an In-Service Course for Hurling Referees and a Foundation Course for new referees in February.
Physical Training takes place every Wednesday night in the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, Currans at 6.30pm.
This is open to all referees and attendees are asked to bring both runners and football boots
THE Kerry GAA Supporters club Annual Social takes place on January 19 in the Ballygarry House Hotel.
It was a successful 2018 for Kerry teams on the playing fields and the Kerry GAA supporters club will honour those achievements. The highlight was the five in-a-row All Ireland Minor Titles.
Captain Paul O’Shea and former minor team manager Peter Keane will be present along with the Kerry Junior team manager Jimmy Keane and team captain Kieran Murphy.
The Under 21 hurlers claimed the All-Ireland ‘B’ title and captain Jason Diggins and Manager Ian Brick will also be present. Also invited are Seán Weir who secured a place on the Joe McDonagh team of the year along with 2018 football All Star David Clifford. Special guest on the night will be former Radio Kerry broadcaster Gary O’Sullivan. Tickets for this event are now on sale from club members.
The Kerry Supporters Club league travel 2019 is just around the corner. The first away game for the Kerry Senior Footballers is away to Cavan on the second of February.
This is an overnight stay for the Kerry Supporters Club and anyone going to this game with the club can book with full payment on January 21 in the Ballygarry House Hotel or in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 8.30pm.
For further information contact Donal O’Leary 0647758099 John King 087 1305474 or Martin Leane 087 2452901. The Kerry Supporters Club wish all teams and supporters a happy new year.
THE County Final of Scór na nÓg Trath na gCeist is scheduled for Friday, January 18 at 7 pm at the Centre of Excellence Currans. As Scór celebrates 50 years of activities this season all clubs in Kerry are invited and encouraged to participate in this team event of Trath na gCeist.
The Quiz format is ten rounds of eight questions on topics such as GAA matters, Culture, History, Geography and current Affairs. The winning team qualifies for the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 in Castlebar County Mayo.
Teams of four, under 17 years on January 1, 2019 and registered club members are eligible to enter.
The Munster Finals of Scór na nÓg are scheduled for Sunday, January 20 at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford where Kerry will be represented by the following clubs; Spa in both Rince Foirne and Set Dancing, Martin Larkin of Sneem in Solo Singing, Gearoid Evans of Keel in Aithriseoireacht, Na Gaeil in Leiriú Staitse, Glenflesk in Ballad Group, and Finuge in Instrumental Music.
Reminder re Senior Scór dates – District Board Finals to be completed by February 3 with the County Finals scheduled for Saturday, February 16.
Micheal O’Leary of Kerry in action against Barry Heffernan of Tipperary during the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League 2019 match between Tipperary and Kerry at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh, Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile