The Curtain was brought down on what was a very busy 2015 for all our teams this weekend.
Pride of place goes to our U16s who combined with Keel managed to annex the Mid Kerry Division 2 title with a good win over Glenbeigh Glencar. The game was played in very wet conditions in Keel on the bank holiday Monday. A hat trick of goals from Sean O Sullivan combined with a double from Sean Buchanan and one from the penalty spot from Captain Aaron McCarthy were to prove decisive. Our boys won out on a scoreline of 6.07 to 2.09.
Well done to all panel members from both Listry and Keel. It was a long year and all the lads put in a huge effort. Special mention also to Listry mentors Colman O Shea and Mike Broderick who along with their Keel counterpatts showed unwavering dedicatication to this group throughout the year.
Our U14s again combined with Keel put in a gallant performance on Sunday last in Keel in the Mid Kerry division 2 final. Our boys got off to a great start but unfortunately weren’t able to maintain this form for the full hour. We lost out to Beaufort by the minimum on a scoreline of 1.10 to 1.09. This was this teams third final this year and unfortunately defeat has been their lot on all 3 occasions. They have shown great resilience and sporting spirit by always bouncing back and we are confident they will do likewise on this occasion. Most of these boys will graduate to the U16 grade next year which will present a new challenge for them which we are sure they will embrace with vigour. Well done lads and keep the heads up. Huge thanks also to mentors Murt Broderick and Pa Murphy who along with their Keel counterparts put in a huge effort in training this team since early 2015.
Our U13s travelled to Rathmore on the bank holiday Monday where they took part in a blitz organised by the East Kerry board. On what was a very inclimant day they played matches against Rathmore, Currow, Templenoe and Firies. It was the first time these boys played together under the Keel/Listry banner and they acquitted themselves very well. We look forward to seeing this team in action at U14 next year. Thanks to Pa Murphy and Tony Dowd for looking after the boys on the day.Next year is a very special year for U14 football as The National Feile Peil na NOG is due to be held in Kerry. This is due to be a very exciting event. Keel/Listry hope to enter which will involve hosting a club from another county. Both clubs will need help from all members to make this happen. More details to follow in early 2016.
This is the last Juvenile Report for 2015 as all competitions are now concluded. Thanks to all our mentors and parents for their efforts and support throughout the year. Thanks to all our boys and girls from U6 to U16 who have represented the club throughout the year. We hope you enjoyed and took pride in representing your native place.
Coiste na nOg officers.