Coiste na nÓg
Thanks to all who attended this fundraiser in the Torc Hotel. John O’Donoghue and his coaching committee Andrew Garnett, Niall O’Mahony, Kieran Herlihy and Ivor Flynn hosted this event. Batty O’Sullivan was the excellent Quiz Master. Míle Buíochas for all the spot prizes: Torc Hotel (Brendan ), Shane Cronin (Gaelic Plus), McSweeneys,
Jimmy Briens, David Rea (Celitc Steps), Kerry GAA Store (Botty), Spa Merchandise (Mathilda) Anne Holland and Geraldine Spillane.
Spa 3-4 v Ballymacelligot 5-14
We played against a very strong opposition, played good football matching our opponents but were beaten by the stronger team.
Fun Game: U-10 Boys away to Legion at 6.30pm
U-14 V Beaufort at 7.30pm Wednesday 29th away.
U-16s v Kilgarvan/Tousist TBC.
U-16/U-8/U-10 continue training Wednesdays at 5pm for an Hour.
Spa V Glenflesk
Scoring 3-10 away to Glenflesk
On a winning streak with our 3rd outing as this team has improved with every game and their passing and team work is paying off from the excellent coaching team.
All played well on the night with outstanding performances form Leah O’Donoghue, Liadh Beazley,
Aoibhe O’Doherty, Aisling Cahill and Clodagh O’Connor. Eleana O’Donoghue 0-5, Laura O’Carroll 1-0, Erin Holland 0-1 and Sarah Fleming 2-4.
History was made in the Club when we competed for the first time in Feile in Division 3. A new iniative by the Ladies GAA. Played in Ballymac against Kilcummin, Kerins O’Rahillys and Currow. Defeated Currow in the gropu but they got the upper hand in the final. The girls were outstanding on the day and a great achievement on the day even though they didnt come away with the trophy, they were champions to us on the day. This is great expereince for them for next year when Kerry host Féile.
Spa/Scartaglen 2-10 Moyvane 2-6
Played in Spa and our team lead from the start with early scores by Aisling O’Connell, Aoife Dunlea and Ciara Moynihan. Moyvane responded with some excellent scores but we mananged to hold them off with excellent defense work form Emma Cronin, Roisin Kearney, Elizabeth Stack and Lorraine Hanarah. Young Mairead Bennett was excellent as attacking half back along with Siobhan Collins. Midfield duo Sarah O’Sullivan and Ciara Moynihan were solid and were constant thorns in the opposition side.
This year we will enter the Senior Championhsip with Rathmore.
Waiting for Date for Final Division 3 B.
The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Alan O Sullivan (U-14) who hurt his shoulder against Dingle and to Evan Cronin who also injured his shoulder in the Intermediate Championship against Kenmare.
Intermediate Championship Round 2
Spa 2-17 Kenmare 3-14
Spectators were treated to an excellent game of football in Spa on Sunday in Round 2 of the Intermediate Championship and after 1 hour 20 minutes of football the sides could not be separated. Spa played quite well in patches during the first half scoring 6 points. Michael O’Donoghue was in good form scoring 3 points from frees and 1 from play. Craig Hickey and Cormac Cronin were also working very hard and added a point each. Shane Cronin and Mike Foley were making some great runs and opening up the Kenmare defence. However it was Kenmare who had the upper hand by half time thanks to 3 goals, the first from the penalty spot in the 10th minute, the 2nd a lucky shot for a point that ended up in the net and the 3rd was a well worked goal finished by Stephen o Brien. Spa had a mountain to climb at the start of the second half but within 10 minutes Spa were back on level terms thanks to 2 well worked goals finished by the excellent Craig Hickey. Indeed Craig finished with a personal tally of 2 goals 4 points. Michael O’Donoghue added another 2 points the second half. Kenmare only scored 4 points the second half thanks to great defending from all the backs and the goal keeper. This left the score level at full time, Spa 2-11 Kenmare 3-8. Extra time was a very tight affair with both teams scoring 3 points in the first half. Ml. O’Donoghue, Evan Cronin and Mike Mc Carthy got the scores for Spa. The second half of extra time was very exciting with both teams again scoring 3 points each, one from Craig Hickey and 2 from Ml. O’Donoghue who had an outstanding game throughout. Both teams were happy to have another chance next weekend to progress to next round.
Team: 1. James Devane, 2.Michael Finegan, 3.Aidan Cahill (C) 4.Hugh O’Donoghue, 5. Shane Lynch,
6. Dan O’Donoghue, 7. Shane Cronin, 8. Andrew Garnett, 9.Liam Kearney, 10.Cormac Cronin,
11. Ml. O’Donoghue, 12.Mike McCarthy, 13. Mike Foley,14.Craig Hickey, 15. Evan Cronin.
Subs: Matthew Moynihan for Hugh o Donoghue, Ryan O’Carroll for Cormac Cronin and Ciaran Spillane for Shane Lynch. Pat Cronin replaced Evan Cronin in extra time.
Minors Semi Final Co League Division 1
Spa 1-11 Dingle 1-16
Played away to wet and windy conditions in Dingle. Team played very well but were very unlucky on the night. Never say die attitude with great play from Dara Moynihan, Ciaran Spillane, Mike Foley and David Spillane leading at half time 1-7 to 0-8. Dingle took charge of the score board in the second half, we kept trying to narrow the gap but unfortunately ran out of time to lose to the West Kerry team. They meet Ballydonghue in the final.
Draw held in Killarney Oaks. Jackpot €6,800 not won.
Numbers drawn: 11, 16, 26, 27.
Lucky Dip winners €50 each: Andy Regan, Coolcorcoran; Niall O’Sullivan, Ballagh; Jason O’Conor, Dunrine;
Paddy O’Sullivan, Woodlawn Park. Next week’s draw in The Torc Hotel for a jackpot of €7,000.
Please contact Mathilda McCarthy 087 6487356 to purchase our new range of Club gear.
Lily of Killarney
The Ladies Committee will host our Annual Social Event on Friday May 22nd in the Gleneagle. Follow this event on Lily Of Killarney Facebook Page. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks. Further information contact Sheila Curtin 086 4089506.
Lá na gClub Saturday May 16th
This day promises to be a great fun social event once again. More details to follow in the coming weeks from the Social Committee. Ceol agus craic and the BBQ will be a guarantee on the day.
John Joe and Mary Culloty are hosting the Annual Mayors Ball Sunday May 3rd at 7.30pm in the Malton Hotel. Tickets €50 for a 4 course meal on sale at the Malton. This is a formal event and not a Black Tie as in previous occassions. Dancing the night away to Crystal Spring. All proceeds to the Killarney/South Kerry Branch of the Irish Cancer Society.
Congratulations to follwing on their marriages: Catherine O’Dohery Knocknahoe, to Paul O’Sullivan, Mallow,
Gina Wickham, Ballaugh to Kieran Corkery, Killorglin, Ann Cahill, Knocknahoe to Patrick Maher Clondalkin, Dublin, Alan O’Sullivan, Minish to Claire Allen, Dublin.
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following who died during the past week. Dan McCarthy Cumeen, James McLoughlin Ardaneanig and Denis Fenton, The Park.
May They Rest In Peace.
Denis Fenton A Stalwart of The GAA In Spa and East Kerry
The GAA fraternity of Spa and East Kerry are saddened by the passing of Denis Fenton, The Park at the weekend. Denis was a member of a group of local young GAA enthusiasts who became involved in the revival of the Spa GAA club in 1963 after a four year period of inactivity.
As well as occupying the position of club secretary he was also a player and was a member of the playing panel which won the O’Donoghue Cup competition in 1966 and the inaugural East Kerry championship of 1966–67,
He also served as secretary of the East Kerry GAA Board during one of the most successful eras (1965–to 1971,during which it won four senior county titles, minor championship title as well as the inaugural All-Ireland club championship in 1971. This was also the era of the East Kerry Tops of the Club and~Scor and much credit must go to both Denis and the Board chairman Brendan Walsh for the success of those initiatives.
He also served as PRO of the county GAA Board before moving to Ardee to take up employment with the Eastern Health Board. On returning to Cork as Personnel Officer with the HSE he renewed his interest in his old club Spa and as well as being in regular attendance at club functions he was also very much involved in the research for the launch of the club history in I998. In appreciation of his contribution to the GAA in East Kerry he was inducted into the Board’s Hall of Fame in 2012, an honour richly deserved. It was rather ironic that he should pass away on the eve of this week’s National league final in Croke Park during which his nephew Brian was lining out with Dublin.
Sympathy is extended to his wife Kathleen, Sons Mark and Damien and all extended family and friends.
Councillor Michael Gleeson has allocated the sum of €3,000 towards the improvement of the footpath at Upper Park Road. The Council has committed to matching this amount thus allowing a reasonable length to be upgraded.