Sunday 28th April 2013 was a super Sunday in Listry. Listry U-8s fielding two teams played Scartaglen at 12 noon and Listry U-12s played Kilgarvan at 2pm.

First into action was our U-8 panel,Listry had a team wearing white and a team wearing green.Congratulations to all our fantastic U-8 players on a great team performance.Many of our players were wearing the famous green and white colours for the first time and can be very proud of their display.Listry were brave,strong and played some great football.Listry kicked some great scores which were wildly supported by the great parents of Listry.

Thank you to Fergus Clifford,Tim Fitzgerald,Mike Breen,Pat Fleming and Richard Walsh for coaching the players on the day.Thank you to Ger Foley and Paul Gosney who coach on Friday ev enings but couldn’t make it on Sunday.Thank you also to Caitriona O’Donoghue and Breda Nugent who are always willing to help out with coaching. 

Thank you to Pat O’Connor Scartaglen for bringing the U-8s to Listry,Scartaglen have great players and we look forward to travelling to Scart. later in the year for the return game.Thank you to Kevin Courtney and Paudie Lehane,Listry senior players,for reffing the games. Paudie and Kevin had senior training before the game, they are young refs, and great role models for our young stars.Training continues next Friday 6.30-7.30 and Kerry senior player Johnny Buckley will visit the session.Practice the pick-up at home and we can show Johnny how good we are at that skill.Johnny will sign autographs,wear your Kerry jersey if you want it signed.Thank you to all the great parents for having the kids well togged out and making sure all had mouthguards.Remember no mouthguard no game.Well done Listry U-8s next up is East-Kerry blitz in Fossa next in May. Listry U-12s played Kilgarvan at 2pm and this was also a cracking game.Listry were unbeaten in the run up to this game with victories over Lispole, Scartaglen and Cordal.The first half was played at a fast pace with both teams scoring great goals and kicking some great points. Kilgarvan scored 5.3 in the first half to Listry’s 3.6. Kilgarvan were ahead at half-time by 3 points after playing against the wind.However, Listry as they have done in all their games scored more in the second half than in the first even if it was against the wind.Listry scored 6- 4 to Kilgarvan’s 2-1 to leave a final score Listry 9-10 Kilgarvan 7-4,a 12 point win for Listry and a 15 point turn-around.This was a great performance from Listry and credit must go to coaches Jeremy Wrenn and Mike Dwyer who have this team moving nicely and always make sure all the panel is used.Next game is the final game in phase one of the league and it’s a top of the table clash with Brosna.The game is fixed for Listry at 7pm and let’s hope the whole parish will come out and support our great team. Thank you to James Courtney and Tony O’Dowd for umpire duty and thank you as always to the great parents for supporting the team.

* Don’t forget Johnny Buckley(Kerry senior player) will attend U6/8/10/12 training Fri.3rd.May. * No training on Fri. nights in August,Listry will have a camp 6th- 9th Aug. instead.Anyone who can help with the camp please contact coaching officer Colman O’Shea 087-2182448 A.S.A.P. UP LISTRY !

Murt Broderick

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