After being confined to Tralee and Killarney for the first weekend, the Garvey’s SuperValu County SFC spreads its wings around the rest of the county this weekend for the first of two ‘home and away’ weekends in the Round Robin phase of Kerry’s premier domestic football competition.
Action over the weekend will be as far north as Asdee (Shannon Rangers v Mid Kerry), as far south as Templenoe (Templenoe v South Kerry) as far east as Rathmore (Rathmore v Feale Rangers) and as far west as Lispole (West Kerry v East Kerry) as there is an even split of four games on Saturday and four games on Sunday.
There are two interesting ‘Tralee v Killarney’ club encounters this weekend, both in Tralee as it happens with Na Gaeil hosting Dr Crokes and Kerins O’Rahillys hosting Spa. St Brendans hope to bounce back from their poor showing in Round 1 against Na Gaeil when they host Dingle in Ardfert as the other game this weekend takes place in Cordal between St Kierans and Kenmare Shamrocks.
All-Ireland senior finalists Dublin and Kerry dominate the list of nominations for 2023 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star awards. Despite losing out in the showpiece decider to the Sky Blues at Croke Park on August 13th, Kerry lead the way with 13 nominations, with Dublin receiving 12, while the long list of 45 nominees includes nine players from the 2022 TG4 All-Star team.
Dublin captured a sixth TG4 All-Ireland senior title this year – and their first since 2020 – with a powerful display in the final. It was also another stellar campaign for Kerry, however, as the Kingdom landed the Lidl National League Division 1 title before advancing to a second successive TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final.
Kerry’s 13 nominees are goalkeeper Ciara Butler, defenders Kayleigh Cronin, Eilís Lynch, Emma Costello, Cáit Lynch and Aishling O’Connell, midfielders Louise Galvin and Lorraine Scanlon, and forwards Niamh Carmody, Anna Galvin, Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, who was top scorer in the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Danielle O’Leary and captain Síofra O’Shea.