East Kerry Under-21s presented with medals
THE East Kerry Under 21 team which won the Acorn Life Under 21 County Championship last year were presented with their medals by Peter Twiss, Secretary of the Country Board, on Friday last at The Shire Restaurant and Bar, Killarney.
The East Kerry Minor team that won three in-a-row Keane’s Supervalu sponsored minor county championship last year, meanwhile, will be presented with their medals by Tim Murphy County Chairman this Thursday, January 10 at 7.30pm at the Shire Restaurant & Bar, Killarney .
THE East Kerry convention will take place this Friday, January 11 at the Killarney Heights Hotel at 7.30pm, with mass beforehand at 7pm
THE East Kerry 2018 All Stars Gala night will take place on Saturday, January 26 at the Brehon Hotel.
Tickets available at Kerry GAA Store. The event is, as ever, sponsored by The Kerryman, The Aquila Club and East Kerry GAA. Presentations will be made to the fifteen All Star players as well as player of the year awards at senior, intermediate and Under 21 level.
The 2018 Hall of Fame and Person of the Year will also be revealed.
EOGHAN Ruadh Under 14 / 16 indoor work continues on Thursday, January 10 in Gneeveguilla hall. It is important that all club players are contacted in advance of the sessions. Regular attendance will see improvement in all players. Philip Lyons (ITT) will deliver the sessions. NEWS of his death will have resonated more in his native Mayo, as well as Galway, Cavan and Meath – the four counties he played senior inter-county football with – but John Nallen would also have been a friend of many in Tralee, from his time working as a bank official in the county town in the early 1970s.
Nallen, a native of Crossmolina, had the (possibly unique) distinction of playing senior football for four counties during a remarkable career. The midfielder won Connacht SFC medals with Mayo and Galway and also picked up eight Galway SFC medals with Tuam Stars.
A spell working in Trim earned him a call-up to the Royals team in the early 1960s, before he wound up his playing days with a brief spell with the Cavan senior footballers.
In 1971 Nallen, a lifelong Ulster Bank employee, moved to Tralee to manage their first branch in the town and he made many friends here until he was relocated out of the county in 1975.
John died last Friday in Cavan town where he lived and was buried in Cullies cemetery.
A detailed view of the Kerry jersey hanging in the dressing room ahead of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League 2019 match between Tipperary and Kerry at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
The East Kerry Under 21 team who were presented with their Kerry County Championship U21 medals at The Shire, Killarney (front) Sean Cronin Selector, Jerry O’Sullivan Manger, Evan Cronin Captain, Johnny Brosnan East Kerry Board Chairman, Peter Twiss Kerry County Board Secretary, Tim Ryan, Aiden O’Mahony Selector (back from left) Ollie Favier The Shire, Ruth Allen, Ger O’Callaghan Selector, , Eoin Fitzgerald, Dan O’Brien, Dara Moynihan, David Clifford, David Spillane, Mike McCarthy, Niall McCarthy, David Carroll and Sean O’Leary at The Shore on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin