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Kerry play Galway in All-Ireland Quarter Final

24 Jul

Munster Champions Kerry will Galway in next Sunday’s (July 30th) All-Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park at 2:00pm. The fixture is part of a double bill which will also see Connaught Champions Roscommon take on Mayo at 4:00pm. David Coldrick will be the referee for the Kerry Galway game, with Joe Mc Quillan taking over the role for the Roscommon vs Mayo game.

Ticket Information
Hogan Stand (No Concessions) – €35.00
Cusack Stand – €35.00
Terrace – €25.00

Family Tickets – Cusack and Davin Only
Adults – €35.00
Juveniles – €5.00

Tickets are available online at

GAA Qualifiers Round 2

2 Jul

Here is the draw for round 2 of the ALL Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers:

Kerry GAA

Kerry GAA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Killarney selected for €3m GAA museum

19 Jan

Killarney has secured a victory over Tralee for a new Kerry GAA museum, estimated to cost more than €3 million. A planning application has been lodged with Killarney Town Council to build a two-storey museum, with parking facilities for cars and coaches, at the town’s Fitzgerald Stadium. The neighbouring towns had engaged in a war of words in their claims as likely locations for the county’s major new sporting and cultural museum. But the fact that Killarney attracts a large number of visitors was a key factor in determination the location.

English: Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium, which opened in 1936 and which can accommodate more than 40,000 spectators, is also one of the country’s leading GAA grounds. The planning application, in the name of Kerry Gaelic Culture Museum Ltd, is for a 1,350 sq metre building to be erected on an under-used training field on the eastern side of the main pitch. Work will also involve the demolition of toilets, some of the boundary walls on the northern side, and all of the existing boundary walls, gates and entrances on the eastern side of the stadium. A decision on the planning application is expected on February 11 next and the aim is to have the construction completed in 2013, depending on funding being available from tourism bodies and the GAA.

Read the full article in the Irish Examiner

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Dr Croke’s are County Champions

18 Oct

Killarney is celebrating after the Dr. Croke’s club won its first county final in 10 years. They defeated Tralee’s Austin Stacks 1-15 to 0-11 in a well-attended match at Austin Stack Park in Tralee this afternoon. Crokes always had the upper hand with a second-half, Colm-Cooper goal proving decisive. What became known as the battle of the black and amber – because both clubs use the same colours – developed into a strong rivalry between Kerry’s largest two towns. It was one of the most intensely anticipated finals in recent years.

via Radio Kerry News

Jack O’Connor targets victory against Derry

4 Mar

Kerry boss Jack O’Connor wants his side to get back to winning ways starting with their Allianz NFL Division 1 encounter against Derry at Tralee on Sunday. The Kingdom have lost their opening two games in the top flight against Dublin and Cork and are now set to welcome the side whom they defeated in last year’s final.

O’Connor told The Kingdom newspaper this week:

‘Winning is a habit and losing can also become a habit so we want to get back to winning ways as fast as we can.

We would be hoping now that we could pick it up against Derry but they are a fine side. They beat Tyrone in the first round this year so that’s an indication of where they are at.

If you look at their game against them last year, there was noting between the teams up in Bellaghy and we just came out of it with a few points to spare. We are looking to improve. We have trained well in the three weeks since the Cork game and hopefully that will show in our performance.’

O’Connor has received some welcome boosts ahead of this Sunday meeting with Oak Leafers, with big names such as Colm Cooper, Tom O’Sullivan, Darran O’Sullivan and team captain Bryan Sheehan all now back in training with the squad. However Paul Galvin will miss the next eight weeks following his disciplinary hearing after being sent off against Cork.

via RTÉ Sport.

Kerry will play Derry in National League final

14 Apr

The GAA has confirmed that the Allianz Football League Division 1 and 2 finals will be played as a double header at Croke Park on Sunday 26 April. Cork will play Monaghan in the Division 2 decider at 2.00pm, while Derry and Kerry meet in Division 1 final at 4.00pm (via bloggarriv).

An Bord Pleanala delay decision on GAA academy

3 Feb

Plans to develop a GAA academy in Farranfore as part of the redevelopment of Austin Stack Park and Ballybeggan Park in Tralee have been delayed.

An Bord Pleanala was due to decide today on whether to give the go ahead to a sports ground with four playing pitches, as well as outline planning permission for changing rooms and a gym, and a grounds maintenance building at Crag, Currans, Farranfore.

However the case has now been deferred until March 20th. This comes days after the plans to redevelop Ballybeggan Park and Austin Stack Park were both deferred by An Bord Pleanala.