Listry/Keel U-14s end of year report 2015.
       This group of players from Listry and Keel came together for the first time in November 2014. The boys competed in the east Kerry U-13 league and with a victory over Spa and a draw with Kilcummin the boys were declared joint winners with Kilcummin on 23rd of November. After a break of 2 months ,training resumed for the now U-14 squad in Milltown hall on February 5th.Training went well and after challenge games v Dr.Crokes, Spa and Glenbeigh/Glencar we were ready for the Co.league in April. We played in Div.6 of the Co.league and with victories over Fossa,Knock/Brosna and Moyvane/Tarbert we qualified to meet Kilcummin in the final.After a great battle ,unfortunately we lost by a single point.The final score 4-9 to 3-13. That was May and in June we bounced back again and prepared for the east Kerry league. We drew with Gneeveguilla and with victories over Glenflesk, Fossa and Beaufort we reached the East Kerry div.2 final.On the 30th July we were well beaten by Firies in that final.
     Again we resumed training and next up in September was the mid-Kerry Championship. We had a good victory over Glenbeigh/Glencar and Laune Rangers B. We were beaten by Laune Rangers A, Beaufort and Milltown. We were a little weary at this stage but we had qualified to play Beaufort in the mid-Kerry Div.2 final. On Sunday 25th October we played Beaufort in a sporting game and unfortunately lost the final by a point. Final score 1-10 to 1-9. The end of a long year.We played 22 games.Of 18 competitive games we won 10,lost 6 and had 2 draws.
    In no particular order the following boys gave all they could for Listry/Keel U-14s in 2015. Darragh O Dowd, Killian Murphy, Killian Broderick, Seán Corcoran, Dean Ladden, Dylan Brennan, Seán Langford, Micheál Buckley, Eoin O Donnell,Cian Lenihan, Liam Clifford, Ruairi Murphy, Seamus Giles, Gearóid Ladden, Gary Murphy, Cathal Griffin, Aaron O Shea, Aaron O Donoghue, James O Dowd,Micheál Keane, Jerry Griffin, Daire Murphy, Lochlan Griffin, Keith Evans, Joe Clifford, Joseph Courtney, Ronan Buchanan.
   Thank you boys for your tremendous effort all year and I wish you all the best of luck with school teams and your football career in the future. The boys are a credit to their parents and a huge asset to Listry and Keel GAA clubs.Thank you to Pa Murphy, Noel Murphy and Donal Murphy for coaching the boys .Thank you to the juvenile officers of Keel and a special thank you to Denis Murphy,Chiarman and Fergus Clifford,Secretary for treating the boys on two occasions in the Castlerosse hotel. I’m personally disappointed we didn’t win our finals but maybe the boys will go on to have lots of great days in the future. I will be in the stand cheering them all the way.
Murt Broderick. Up our crowd!

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