ST. BRENDAN'S HURLING CLUB: www.stbrendans.kerry.gaa.ie
CONGRATULATIONS to Darren Dineen, Killeacle, who was presented with a Christy Ring All Star award last Friday night in Dublin's Croke Park hotel.
SOCIAL: Saturday Jan 18th 2014 is the date for the celebration victory social and Ballyroe Heights Hotel is the venue, with the presentation of the Co. Championship medals the highlight.
U21 CHAMPIONSHIP: Qtr Final: St. Brendan's faced Lixnaw last Saturday in Ardfert. The constant rain did not make for great hurling and scores were difficult to come by. Lixnaw went into an early lead and clocked up points from frees, 65's and play, but a dogged St. Brendan's defence held their ground and before half time a long ball into the forwards led to Danny Casey being in the right place for the game's only goal. At half time Lixnaw led 0-9 to St. Brendan's 1-5. A few positional changes were made and St. Brendan's got a better grip on the game, and a perfect long range point from Killian Wolff, plus points from David Griffin (2), Kieran Fitzgerald (1) & Cian Hussey (7) gave St. Brendan's victory 1-11 to 0-11. It was tough on both teams with cold and rain but they served up a good game. It's now into a Co. semi final with opponents unknown at the moment.
Team: Ryan Delaney, Padraig Kearney, Kevin Hannafin, Killian Wolff, Fionan Horgan, Kevin Orpen, Micheal Nolan, David Griffin, Gearoid Silles, Gearoid Sheehan, Kieran Fitzgerald, John Hussey, Cian Hussey, Daniel Casey, Daniel Finnegan. Subs: David Fitzgerald for Ml. Nolan, Padraig Casey, Aidan Healy, Brendan O Connor, Pauric McGarty, Billy McCarthy. Mentors: Liam Hussey, Liam O Connor & Phil Stack.
KEANE'S MINOR CO. CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL: St. Brendan's are due to meet Causeway this Friday Nov. 15th under lights in Abbeydorney, and we wish them the very best of luck. A good show of support for the minors would be appreciated.
CO. HURLING LEAGUE DIV. 1 FINAL v Causeway has to be played on a date to be fixed.
LOTTO: The St. Brendan's Hurling Club / Ardfert G.A.A. lotto Jackpot last week was€11,200. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 22, 24. There was no winner. The draw took place in the Abbey Tavern. The lucky dip winners were: €75 E. Brophy c/o Centra, Ardfert, €40 Keith O'Prey, Banemore, Ardfert, €25 Jimmy O'Sullivan, Barrow. Lotto jackpot is now €11,300.
CONGRATULATIONS to a former St. Brendan's team physio Niamh Kissane, East Commons and Hubert Servignat from France who were married last Friday.
ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: St. Brendan’s A.C. AGM was held on Friday 8th November 2013. Chairperson Joanne Daffy thanked the outgoing committee members & commended them for the work they had done over the previous three years. A thank you was extended to Liam & Mary Marley & Shaz Malik for their hard work each year in organising the Banna run. Joanne reminded people that it is a voluntary committee & it would be great if more parents could get involved to help out. A new committee was elected for the year 2013-2014: President: Patrick O’ Riordan, Chairperson: Joanne Daffy, Vice-Chairperson: Chris O’ Shea, Secretary: Orla Fitzgerald, Treasurer: Shaz Malik, Assistant Treasurer: Blánaid Walsh, Registrar: Deirdre Courtney, PRO: Chris O’ Shea & Josephine O’ Riordan, Child Protection Officer: Antoinette O’ Mahony, Co. Board Delegates: Shaz Malik & Brendan Courtney, Head Coach: David McElligott, Coaches: Mary Marley, Artur Nowak, Chris O’ Shea, Shaz Malik, David Moore & Orla Fitzgerald, Fundraising Chairperson: Liam Marley, Committee: Breda Shanahan, Mags Hussey & TJ McCarthy.
‘RACING FOR MACRA’ – KERRY MACRA LAUNCH FUNDRAISING NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Kerry Macra na Feirme have launched their upcoming club and national fundraising night at the dogs. This is the first club and national fundraising night at the dogs Macra have organised. It’s set to be a fun and entertaining night out and will also make a huge contribution to an organisation that is doing great work for rural young people in Kerry. The ‘Racing for Macra’ club and national fundraiser will take place on the 30th November in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Cork. Tickets cost €10 and cover entry, race card, entertainment and entry to the national draw for a chance to win €1,000 or a hotel break in the FBD Castleknock Hotel, Dublin. You can buy tickets from your local Macra club or ring James Healy on 086 3023969.
LOCAL HERO WINS KERRY WINTER RALLY: Local ace Mike Quinn and his neighbour and co-driver Tony Healy took a well-deserved victroy on Sunday’s Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally. Torrential rain greeted the 106 starters on Sunday morning as they faced four stages in the Ballybunion and Ballyduff areas of north Kerry. In the end it was Quinn who mastered the trick conditions best, he set the second fastest time on the opening stage but slotted into a lead he would never relinquish. The crew picked up the Donal O’Flaherty Memorial Trophy, one of the most coveted awards in Kerry motorsport at Sunday’s night awards at the Banna Beach Hotel and is only the second all Kerry Motor Club crew to win this traditional end of season event. Ardfert’s John O’Flaherty and Tommy Commane lost out on the junior award on a tie-breaker and finished 23rd overall.