Coiste na nÓg
Registration continues next Friday February 20th night at 6.30-7.30pm.
U-6/U-8 TBC after registration
U-10 Boys Friday 7-8.
U-12 Boys Friday 6-7.
U-14 Boys Friday 8-9.
U-16 Boys Sunday mornings at 10-11am.
U-6/U-8 and U-10 girls continue to train indoors Wednesday evening 5-6. Theres a break this week 18th due to midterm but will continue Wednesday 25th with Aidan and Louise. Anyone who hasn’t registered yet can do so with the coaches.
Training every Sunday morning at 11-12am.
Open their League campaign next Sunday 22nd at 12noon away to Kilcummin.
Round 2 is away to Currow March 8th at 12noon.
The ladies would like to send our condolences to senior player Laura Herlihy on the untimely death of her mother Joan. May she rest in peace.
Senior East Kerry Super League Round 2
Glenflesk 1-11, Spa 3-5
Spa had their 2nd outing of the year against Glenflesk on Sunday morning. This game was played in very windy conditions in Glenflesk and turned out to be a “game of two halves”. Glenflesk played with the wind the first half and used the wind very well with some outstanding long range points from Jeff O’Donoghue. Spa had to work really hard to get the ball up the field against this strong wind and many of our attacks broke down. Craig Hickey managed to kick 3 points from frees to keep us in touch for the first 20 minutes. Ryan Carroll scored a fine point in the 25th minute to bring Spa within 5 points. In the 27th minute Lee O’Donoghue struck for a super goal for Glenflesk and it looked like Spa were in big trouble. However the heads didn’t drop and in the 29th minute John Falvey fisted the ball into the net after a great cross from Ryan O’Carroll. This left the score at half time at 1-4 for Spa, 1 -9 for Glenflesk.
With the strong wind at our back Spa started the second half very well and in the 3rd minute Craig Hickey landed a long ball into the goalmouth and Rory O’Riordan finished the breaking ball to the net. Scores were scarce from here on with nothing being scored by either side until the 15th minute when Spa struck for another goal, Ryan O’Carroll providing the finish on this occasion. Glenflesk scored their first point of the second half when Jeff O’Donoghue finished off a fine passing move. Spa scored again in the 23rd minute with a lovely point from the boot of
Rory O’Riordan. Spa were now up by 1 point but failed to add to this lead over the last 7 minutes. On the stroke of full time Glenflesk got a free on the 20 meter line and Jeff O’Donoghue made no mistake.
The game finished Spa 3-5, Glenflesk 1-11.
It was a difficult day for football but the game was played in a very sporting manner and excellently refereed by Christy Crowley of Rathmore. Kevin O’Sullivan and Timmy Hussey played very well again today and Aidan Cahill was in control at full back. Conor Kearney also put in a fine performance over the hour. Andrew Garnett had a fine game at midfield while up front Rory O’Riordan, who came on at half time was very influential. Over all Spa were happy to salvage a point from this encounter.
Team: James Devane, Conor Kearney, Aidan Cahill, Timmy Hussey, Michael Finnegan, Shane Lynch,
Kevin O’Sullivan, Andrew Garnett, Hugh O’Donoghue, Ryan O’Carroll, Shane Cronin, Aidan Shephard, Craig Hickey, Pat Cronin, John Falvey.
Subs: Adyan Mulvaney replaced Timmy Hussey, Paul Russell came on for John Falvey and
Rory O’Riordan came on for Aidan Shephard.
Minor Co. League Upcoming Fixtures at 4pm
Rd 1: 21st February home to Dingle
Rd 2: 7th March Away to Austin Stacks
Rd 3: 14th March Home to Dr. Crokes
Scór na nÓg Double All Ireland Champions
What a weekend for the club and Kerry with all 4 teams that represented Munster came away from City West Hotel with All Ireland glory. History was made once again in the Club as both teams are the first to win in both Quiz and Figure Dancing. Last year was the first with Recitation and Set Dancing. What a huge accomplishment for our Club with 4 All Ireland titles in two years.
The quiz team started the winning streak in the morning in a closely contested battle winning by 2 points with a great result 68. It was especially sweet as this was the same team that contested the All Ireland last year in Sligo but narrowly lost. The winning team Thomas Fleming, James Lynch, Michael Aherne and Niamh Clifford put in long hours along with excellent coaches Seamus Clifford and Eileen Aherne. Our Figure dancers were up first in the afternoon, danced brilliantly and were clear winners in this competition. When the results were announced the crowd erupted with huge applause and the excitement was electrifying. The team consisted of Aine Brosnan, Katie Cronin, Megann Cronin, Ava O’Sullivan, Leah Moynihan, Rachel Moynihan, Sarah Randles and Lamia Switzer. Coaches Mairead Mangan and Maureen Hegarty Vogels are no strangers to All Ireland Glory as they hold in combination 17 All Scor Sinear medals in both set and figure. So its no surprise, success breathes success and have passed on their expertise to the next generation of our young dancers. All this success in Scor is the driving force in the form of Sheila McCarthy who’s our Scor Officer in her 12th year in this position. She organises all groups Paisti, Og and Sinsear with precision and untold experience with every level. Sheila along with her committee are owed a huge Bula Bos and we hope that they continue for many more years in this capacity. A homecoming was awaiting the winning teams in Spa with a Bonfire and were welcomed by our own member Mayor of Killarney, John Joe Culloty and his wife Mary.
Ger Mangan, Chairman and John O’Donoghue Chairman, Coiste na nÓg congratulated all involved and thanked the huge crowd that turned up in the Clubhouse. Sheila also congratulated the other Kerry Champions from Lisople (solo singing) and Ardfert (music). Prionnsias O’Chathasaigh who won All Ireland title in Solo singing has Spa connections with his mother Margaret Fitzgerald from Tiernaboul. A terrific weekend for the Club and Mile buiochas to all involved.
Scór na bPaistí
Best of luck to our competitors in East Kerry final in Fossa on Friday 20th Feb, Quiz starts at 4.00pm followed by main scór program.
Figure dancing: Erin Holland, Kate Lawlor, Ciara Moynihan, Carrie Hickey, Roisin O’ Sullivan, Laura O’ Carroll, Alibhe Gallagher, Eleana O’Donoghue.
Subs: Grace O’Connor, Grainne Spillane.
Solo Singing: Linda Taylor.
Instrumental Music: Laura O’Carroll, Eleana O’Donoghue, Cian O’Sullivan, Rosin O’Sullivan.
Quiz Team: Mairead O’Donoghue, Erin Holland, Grainne Spillane, Sean O’Sullivan.
Sean nós: Grainne Spillane.
Set dancing: Cian O’Sullivan, Hugh Murhill, Eoghan, Mulvaney, Darragh Brosnan, Roisin O’Sullivan,
Eleana O’Donoghue, Mariya Casey and Grainne Spillane.
County final in Brosna on Sat. 21st February. Best of luck to our quiz team of Seamus Clifford, Jimmy Darcy, Jim Gleeson and John O’Donoghue and Ray O’Sullivan in recitation.
Numbers drawn in McSweeney’s
3 15 23 27 No winner
Lucky dips €50
Jim Naughton Tullig
Ger Sullivan Ardshanavooly
Agnes Lawlor Ballyspillane
Sean Murphy – Murphy’s Bar
Next week €5000 in Jimmy O’Brien’s.
Anyone interested in applying for scholarship please contact the Secretary 087 6332773 for a form. Please note the applicant must apply separately to the Coláiste to book a place, after which they will get a booking number to put on their application form. Anyone over 18 such as trainee teachers attending the college as part of their degree are not eligible for scholarships.
Deadline for all completed forms to be sent to East Kerry Board which must be reach Co Board before March 31st.
Please contact Mathilda McCarthy 087 6487356 to purchase our new range of Club gear.
Clothes/Books/Old Phones Drive Collection
We collect all year round. All proceeds goes towards the underage section of this club. Time to clear those wardrobes and can be dropped off to Spa clubhouse during the day or in the evening. All clothes any condition (clean), belts, bags, shoes and books (no school text books) and any old phones can be collected. Contact Anne Holland
085 7780883 or John O’Donoghue 087 9403517.
Spa Community Notes
Joan Herlihy RIP
The members of the local community including the Spa GAA and Community Games fraternity were saddened by the untimely passing of Joan Herlihy, Lissivigeen Cross, during the past week. On coming to reside at Lissivigeen after her marriage to Dave Herlihy over 20 years ago Joan fully immersed herself in many aspects of local, community life and very much endeared herself to all with whom she associated. She served as a community rep on the Board of Management of Lissivigeen NS as well as a Scouts Leader and Hon Treasurer of the Spa /Muckross Community Games club. She was also a keen naturist loving the Wildlife and animals. During her prolonged illness which she fully accepted she played a major part in fundraising for the Oncology Services and in July 2014 she completed the Ring of Kerry Cycle which raised much needed funding for various charities. Pupils from Lissivigeen NS formed a Guard of Honour at her removal from her home to O’Shea’s Funeral Parlour on Friday and were part of the Choir at her funeral Mass. Sympathy is extended to her husband Dave, children Laura and Paul as well as the extended Herlihy and Quinlan families. May She Rest In Peace.
Strictly Come Dancing
The past week proved to be a most successful week for all our local dancing enthusiasts with our Scór Dancers and Quiz teams being crowned All-Ireland Scór Dancing champions in City West Hotel while out in the INEC of Friday night the Spa/Legion Alliance of the 1940s and 1980s was briefly resurrected when our own Grainne O’Sullivan from Ballaugh Cross partnered by Legion’s Michael Bernard O’Donoghue turned in a dazzling performance to take the title of Strictly Come Dancing champions of Killarney for 2105. Indeed all our local contestants acquitted themselves very well including Batty O’Sullivan whose head gear added to the occasion. Former legendary Kerry midfielder
Paddy Kennedy once attributed his high level of fitness to his regular Ballroom dancing sessions in Dublin’s Arcadia Ballroom. Along with Grainne, Spa were well represented in such a brilliant night with great moves from Mayor John Joe Culloty, Pat O’Neill, Mike O’Leary, Adrian O’Sullivan and Norrita Cronin. Well done to the organisers and all the dancers.