Spa started the East Kerry league against Laune Rangers B in Spa and won comprehensively.
Spa 4-5 Finuge 3-13
Finuge won this battle to gain their spot in the County final. We were very slow to start and were well behind in the first half. 2nd half the girls were outstanding and very unlucky with some scores. Could have gone either way but Finuge held their lead throughout. Great effort from captain Ciara Moynihan, Mairead Bennett, Orlaith Spillane, Eimear Beazley and Sarah Fleming. Tim O’Connor, Spa Ladies Football Chairman presented the U-16 girls with a new set of jerseys sponsored by himself. Thanks Tim for all your help both on and off the field.
Spa 5-14 Milltown/Listry 2-5
After the run around all week this semi final got played at the late hour of 7.55pm. The girls were fired up and played outstanding football from the throw in. Lynn Jones, Roisin Kearney, Niamh Kearney were a force to be reckoned with. Micaela O’Connors passing were inch perfect to the forward line all night. The young Ciara Moynihan and Mairead Bennett fresh from their u16 semi final previous night were excellent and always on the attack. Saoirse Holland, Mags Cronin and Niamh Clifford were instrumental in many scores on the night. It was great to see new mom Alma O’Mahony back on the pitch and a great addition once again to the senior squad. The defence held Milltown to minimum scores with great work from Aoife Hickey, Sinead Cronin, Katie Cronin, Laura Herlihy and the great saves by Niamh Hickey. The ladies await their opposition in the Mary Jo Curran Cup final which is the first time we reached the final.
Well done to the Minor team who reached their third All Ireland in a row. The excellent Dara Moynihan was outstanding once again until he sustained an injury. The Senior team can be proud of their performance but Dublin just pipped them in the end. A great display of football by both teams. Best wishes to Eamonn Fitzmaurice in whatever decision he takes. He has given everything to the Kerry Senior squad for 4 years and a great ambassador for Kerry football both on and off the field. Míle Buíochas.