KILCUMMIN COMMUNITY NOTES
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Maureen McCarthy, Toremore who died recently. May she rest in peace.
The I.C.A. meeting will be held in the Rural Development Office on Wednesday February 26th at 8pm. All ladies welcome.
LOCAL LINK KERRY
Local Link Kerry (LLK) are exploring whether there is a bus service requirement for the Gattabawn, Tournonough, Anablatha, Inchicorrigane, Milleen, Toremore, Clydine, Knockauncore, Knochataggle areas through Kilcummin village into Killarney. If you feel there is a requirement, please call LLK on 066 7147002 to register your interest. In the next couple of weeks, if there is a sufficient demand established, LLK will then seek approval from the National Transport Authority to establish a route. Free travel pass accepted and door to door collection.
The Board of Management of Kilcummin N.S. is seeking applications for the position part time school secretary. Please see educationposts.ie for further details.
Coolick Pre-school are now taking ECCE enrolments for the afternoon session 12:30pm to 3:30pm. All relevant forms are available in the pre-school and if you have any queries please contact Ciara Moynihan on 087-1181993.
Kilcummin Comhaltas Sult na nÓg takes place on the 7th and 8th March. We are urgently looking for volunteers for both days (full or half days) - Tralee IT on the 7th, Fossa Community Centre on the 8th. Comhaltas County Board would greatly appreciate your support. Please contact 087 1191353.
Huge congratulations to all the Kilcummin Set Dancers last weekend on their success at the Munster Finals at Ceol An Gheimhridh. Big thanks to Adrian Moriarty for his continued dedication to all things ‘Set Dancing’. Well done to one and all.
Are you experiencing language difficulties after a stroke? Would you like to meet others with the same difficulties? The HSE in partnership with Kerry Stroke Support Group are commencing a Monthly Aphasia Café in Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa starting Wednesday the 4th March from 10.30 to 12pm. A Speech & Language Therapist will attend each meeting. For further info contact 066 7199730.
Sum of money found in the village area on Friday 14th February. Please contact 086 8106412.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE
We are offering an Introduction to Personal Development course starting on Wednesday 11th March 7 - 9.30pm running for 8 weeks. The venue for the course is The Presentation Brothers group room on Port Road, Killarney. The course is FREE and is open to adults. For more information or to book a place call Deirdre on 087-7728089
Vacancies presently exist on the C.E Scheme. These positions involve Community Care, maintenance of Village and a Gardener in Killarney. It is for 19.5 hours per week. This is a development opportunity and no experience is necessary as full training is provided. Contact your local Intreo Office to check your eligibility. If interested please forward your CV to the Supervisor at the RD. Office. Full details contact John 086 1579381.
IRELAND LIGHTS UP
Operation Transformation at Kilcummin GAA Club on Thur nights up to February 26th. The track will be lit up from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Please register in clubhouse before walking. All welcome.
Membership is now due for the coming year. Players € 60 and general membership which allows for the use of email service, walking track and entrance to draw for All-Ireland tickets is just € 40.
Development Fundraiser The sale of bricks for the Wall of Champions is ongoing. Please contact any club officer to book yours. cost € 250 and can be payed in weekly or monthly instalments or as a once off payment.
Minor co League fixture next Saturday 29th Ballymacelligott V Kilcummin at 3.30 in Ballymac.
Club Championship Kilcummin have been drawn in a group containing Legion, Dingle and Austin Stacks with the first game v Legion scheduled for March 29th
Senior Co League Kilcummin open their league campaign with an away game against Kerins O Rahillys on March 8th.
Congratulations to the following Paul O Shea being named as captain of the Kerry U 20's , Kieran Murphy being captain of C.I. T.on their recent success and Billy Doolan being inducted into the East Kerry " Hall Of Fame" at a function in the Brehon hotel recently.
There was no winner of the Lotto on Sunday 23rd February 2020. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 19, 26. Consolation prizes went to the following €50 Kilcummin Day Care. €50 Bill Tado. €50 Richard Donovan Shronedrough. €50 Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Lacca, Kilcummin. Next draw on Sunday 8th March. Jackpot €2,850.
SENIORS: DIVISION 2A
Mastergeeha FC 3 – 0 Rattoo Rovers. In this second versus third clash, our seniors gained three valuable points in their push towards the top of the table. In a close opening half, both sides created some half chances with set plays looking the most likely to breaking the deadlock. However, in the closing stages of the half Carlo played a though ball to James Nagle who turned inside the box and scored with a good finish.In the second half the visitors pushed forward but Mastergeeha defended well and look to get further goals on the counter attack. Mid-way through the half Mastergeeha got the deserved second goal when good pressure resulted in James Nagle laying off for Dylan Murphy to score. The seniors continued to pushed forward Gearoid Kerins got the final goal of the game with a strike from the edge of the box. Overall a good all-round performance from the whole squad and we look forward to our next fixture. Scorers, James Nagle, Dylan Murphy and Gearoid Kerins
Mastergeeha F.C. 5 – 2 Castleisland Afc. Last Thursday in last 16 of the cup, we played Castleisland in tough weather conditions in Mastergeeha. We ended up winning 5 - 2 in the end after trailing 2-1 at halftime. Playing against strong wind and a good Castleisland side who made life hard for us, we found it hard to get into game. At half time the lads to their credit had few choice decisions and words with themselves and came out second half with a great attitude and performance to get back into game and win in the end. A great second half performance with goals from Mark O'Shea, Jack Higgins and Daniel Kelly. Well played to both teams in turning out for game in awful conditions.
Scorers: Mark O'Shea, Jack Higgins and Daniel Kelly
Dingle Bay Rovers A 5 – 0 Mastergeeha F.C. B. Our boys drew last season's Shield champions Dingle A away in Gallarus on Saturday. As with the last few weeks, weather conditions were not conducive to a good game but that's the same for both teams.
For the first 10 minutes, the game was forming with both teams getting used to the windy conditions blowing in from Smerwick Harbour. With the windy conditions, we found it difficult to get out of our defensive 3rd and Dingle scored 2 more to go 3 up. Credit to our boys, they tried their hearts out and we had some good passages of play and troubled the Dingle defence with Bobby Gallivan. Liam Horgan and Cian Guerin all having shots saved. We conceded our 4th from a 70-yard shot (wind assisted) which bounced over our keeper. Not our day. We had the wind for the second half but unfortunately, we had a few half chances which we could not convert. Dingle killed the contest with their final goal of the day.
Despite the score-line, we are very proud of our lads that took on the champions. We were delighted to have a number of parents that made the long journey back to support us and that was greatly appreciated. We learnt from the fixture and wish Dingle well in their next round of the shield.
U-13 Division 1
Mastergeeha FC A 5 – 3 Camp Juniors. On a blustery Thursday afternoon, our u-13's had a league fixture against Camp Juniors. As with the last few weeks, the boys faced into cold and occasional hail/sleet shower and started with a big wind to their advantage.
After a bit of shadow boxing for the first few minutes, we finally landed a corner, taken by David Darmody it found the feet of Ronan McCarthy who got us motoring. Within minutes, Bryan O'Leary with an assist found the cheetah like Sean McAuliffe who raced onto the ball and snuggled it into the far bottom corner, not to be outdone Matthew Kennedy feeling left out made it 3-0. Mastergeeha then had 2 goals ruled out for offside and a nudge on a defender. Coming in at half time and about to face in a stiff wind, would it be enough? After starting reasonably, we conceded three pretty sloppy goals and hey presto 3 - 3. Rather than dwell on the sinking feeling, these boys gathered themselves and embraced the challenge with fortitude and gusto and a goal from Sean McAuliffe, under all sorts of pressure calmly planted the ball beyond the diving of the Camp goalkeeper. Still not safe here in the midst of the gunfire at the O.K. Corral our other gunslinger Matthew got the ball again and smashed it past the keeper. With the smoke starting to come from the boots of our gunslingers, the ref called time on a riveting, most entertaining game leaving us second in the table. Scorers: Sean McAuliffe, Matthew Kennedy and Ronan McCarthy
Premier Division: Mastergeeha 0 – 0 Killorglin Afc. The weekend kicked off with a home league match vs Killorglin. In a very evenly contested game, a draw was probably a fair result. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half we defended solidly as a unit with David Lowin who moved to centre of defence from full back for the first occasion being to the fore. Quick thinking by Odrian Carroll in our goal led to the best chance of half when he released James Kelly on the left wing with a quick restart. James burst down the wing to set up Rory O’Connor who was very unlucky to see his effort hit the side netting. Both Ronan O’Connor and Charlie Higgins interchanged the striker position and both ran themselves into the ground and some excellent movement led to a number of chances. We shaded the second half but could not find the crucial breakthrough with Ben Carmody coming closest with an effort that flew just over the bar. Odrian was called upon to make an excellent one on one save midway through the second half. Jack Ahern at full back kept a close eye on the Killorglin dangerman throughout in another strong performance with Jack Murphy at left full being a threat going forward all day. Zach Cronin held the centre of the park throughout with some tough tackling and excellent distribution. We pushed hard for a winner with Rory O’Connor and James Kelly being to the fore but to no avail. Plenty of positives over the past few weeks as we look forward to upcoming cup competition and the closing run in the league.
Mastergeeha FC B 0 – 3 St. Brendan’s Park. The final score-line did not do justice to the lads in a game that was very close throughout with 2 late Park goals giving an unfair reflection on the final result. The first half was very competitive and despite playing against the stiff breeze the boys created a number of chances. Eoghan O’Riordan and Ryan O’Sullivan led from the centre of the park both putting in a huge shift while Eoin O’Sullivan and Evan Counihan were dangerous on the wings. Billy O’Donoghue played in goal in the first half and made a number of vital interventions. The opening goal came following a break away by Park that led to a three on one situation that was finished to the net. Despite this set back the lads came out fired up for the second half and Billy was denied an equaliser by a fantastic save. Conor O’Rourke at centre back and full backs Evan O’Sullivan and Jack Teahan who made the step up from U11s were excellent throughout. As the second half wore on the huge efforts that the boys put in began to take its toll as we had no subs to freshen things up. As we pressed for an equaliser but we were caught on the break for 2 late goals. Brian O’Sullivan worked tirelessly up front throughout and was a thorn in the side of the Park defence. All of the lads can be hugely proud of their performance against a good Park side. We now look forward to the Plate competition with optimism.
Camp Juniors F.C. B 3 – 1 Mastergeeha F.C. C.The lads bowed out of the shield after a spirited display at KDL headquarters as they pushed Camp all the way playing with a man less for the entire match. The team of 4 U11s and 4 U12s showed great determination and spirit for the full 60mins playing some fantastic free flowing soccer which was a joy to watch. They took the lead on 10mins when centre back Roan Guerin picked up the ball and drove right through the Camp midfield before unleashing an unstoppable rocket which flew into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance. The lads grew in confidence after taking the lead with full backs Eli Daly and Conor Finnegan not only defending well but driving forward to support Liam O ‘Mahony and Liam Skahill who put in a great shift on the wings. Millish Neazgoda was the man in the middle and his good work drove on the lads especially centre forward Ruairi O’ Donoghue who worked tirelessly up front on his own and nearly doubled the lead only to see his shot saved well by the camp keeper on 20mins. Camp scored just before the break to send the sides in level at HT. Although tiring in the 2nd half due to the numerical disadvantage the lads showed great spirit and really took the game to camp creating a number of chances with O’ Donoghue going close again after good work on the wing from Liam O’ Mahony. 2 late goals sealed the win for camp but it could have been more only for some great saves by GK Joe O’Connor. A good battling display by the lads but it wasn’t our day and we look forward to our next fixture. Scorer Roan Guerin
U-10 Cup and Shield Competitions
Our u-10 players which participated in Cup and Shield competitions yesterday against Inter Kenmare. All in all, a whopping 27 goals were scored during the games and all our boys and girls enjoyed themselves. It's great to see our players attending training week in, week out developing so much since the start of the season and putting their skills into practice in competitions against other clubs in the county. Well done to our players, management and supporters for representing the club so well.
MASTERGEEHA FC LOTTO
There was no winner of the Lotto on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Numbers drawn were 2, 16, 17, 20. Consolation prizes went to the following: €50 Cian & Darragh Cronin, Rathmore. €50 Tom Dillane, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. €50 Denis Healy, c/o The Village Inn. €50 Don O’Donovan, c/o Jimmy Briens Bar. Next draw on Friday 28th February. Jackpot €3,000.
Well done to all the musicians and singers who took part in the county competition in Keel. They had a very successful day out with some fantastic results. Congratulations to Mary O Connor who won the pewter medal in solo singing U12, Ewan Evans who won the silver medal in solo music U16, Sean Fleming who won the bronze medal in solo music U12 and who also took the pewter medal in the group music U12 along with group members Joe O Connor , Eoin Foley ,Conal Mc Carthy, Grace O Sullivan and Naoise O Leary Cahill. The U16 music group put in an outstanding performance to win gold.. A big congratulations to Michael Healy, Liam Kerrisk, Ryan Mc Gurl, Aoibhe O Sullivan, Neveen O Sullivan and Ryan O Sullivan and to Steven O Leary who trained them for this event. They will now go on to represent Kerry in the National finals in May. Thanks also to Maria O Leary for all the effort she put in preparing the musicians and singers.
Best of luck to everyone competing in the county Art/Handwriting competition in Listowel this weekend. Thanks to Máire Keane for organising a very successful area competition.
Good luck to our U10 boys Indoor soccer team who are competing this weekend in Duagh.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Thanks to everyone who gave their time for the church gate collection and thanks to all who contributed.