Club Notes Week 10 2023   13/03/2023

EK Superleague Final Dr. Crokes 1-18 Kilcummin 0-15 (AET). This was a highly entertaining game played in poor conditions in the Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. We came up against a very physical Kilcummin side who played their best football in the first half. Our boys played very defensively throughout the half with David Naughton, Brian Fitzgerald and Evan Looney in top form. Kilcummin had a goal opportunity after 24 minutes of play but thanks to our hard-working back lines it resulted in a point for the opposition. We trailed by two points at the half time whistle. Dr. Crokes 0-06 Kilcummin 0-08. The second half was entertaining as the first with some great long rang points from both teams and particularly from Shane Murphy, who finished the day with 4 points. In the 56th minute Chris Doncel found the back of the Kilcummin net after a fantastic run from the 45m line, giving us a three point advantage that we needed. From there it looked like we were going to finish out the game but Kilcummin pushed on and scored 3 successive frees. Full time score 1-11 to 0-14. We took control early in extra time with Mark O’Shea fielding well. Kilcummin were reduced to 14 men with 8 minutes to go when one of their players were shown a second yellow in the 2nd half of extra time. We ran out 1-18 to 0-15 winners after a hard fought 80 minutes. We play Killcummin again this Sunday in round 1 of the County League.  

Academy The academy continues every Saturday. We have had a great response in the past two weeks since we came back. We cater for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 from the Killarney area. Hurling from 10 until 11 and Football from 11 15 until 12 15. All welcome bring a friend. Qualified coaches with an emphasis on fun and making friends. We hope to see everyone there!   

St Patrick's Day Parade The club will participate in the years parade. We are appealing to all club members to march with us especially the Academy members. We will meet on Mission Road at 1.45 and all participants can be collected after the parade in New Street Car Park. 

Scór na nÓg Congratulations to our figure dancers who will represent the club in the district finals on March 25th at 6pm in Currow. A big thank you to their coaches Cliona King and Orla Clifford for all their hard work with this group. A huge well done also to our solo singers who represented the club so well last Saturday.  

Membership is now due for the 2023 year. Follow the find below 

LOTTO Took place on March 13th Numbers drawn were 8, 11, 12, 16 Jackpot of €5,600 was not won. 7 patrons matched 3 and receive €60 each. Jackpot for draw on March 20th will be €5,900. We are calling on all members to support our weekly lotto as this represents one of the main sources of revenue for the club. With activity likely to recommence on the fields over the next few weeks we need people’s support to maintain our facilities in Lewis Road. We have made a number of alterations to make things easier for members to play the easiest one being to play it online by following the link below and follow instructions attached 

Dr. Crokes Shop you can shop worldwide on our online shop. There will be a clearance sale in the shop on Thursday the 1st of March from 6-8pm.  

BINGO Dr Crokes Bingo continues every Sunday night in St. Marys Parish Hall at 8pm. Doors open at 6:45. This week’s jackpot is worth a whopping €2,600 with another €1,650 in prizes to be won in 10 games of bingo. Everyone Welcome.   

Progressive ‘31’ Continues every Wednesday at 8pm. There are big prizes to be won. Bring €5 and a partner. All welcome.   

Congratulations to former chairman Patrick O’Sullivan who is being honoured by the Kerry Association of New York for his hard work and dedication to the county of Kerry on Friday March 24th in New York.  

Best Wishes to Tony and Marguerite McMahon who are celebrating 50 years of marriage on St. Patrick’s Day.  

Condolences to the Kerins and Looney families on the death of Billy Kerins, Tralee. Ar dheis Dégo raibh a anam.  

Notes If anyone has anything they want to add to our club notes please email  

Leah O'Shea

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