All to play for

Kerry, after losing all three of their away ties in the league, somewhat surprisingly still have a pretty decent chance of getting to the League Final ahead of their clash with Galway in Salthill on Sunday. Kerry’s relegation worries have been eased considerably after their victory over Roscommon and the impact of results in other games in round six last weekend.

The prospect of a return to Croke Park is now very much on the agenda. Calculators could once again be at the ready on Sunday as we try to decipher what could potentially be a tangled web of results in Division 1. All four top flight games will throw in at 1.45pm with the Kerry v Galway clash confirmed as being broadcast live on TG4.

Galway are currently on 8 points and will qualify for the final if they beat or draw with Kerry in Salthill. Mayo are already guaranteed a place in the final. The fun will start however if Kerry beat Galway.


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Ladies lose one hundred per cent League record

A couple of second half goals by substitute Síofra O’Shea was perhaps the only highlight on an afternoon where the Kerry ladies were outplayed by a hungry Cork side in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on St Patrick’s Day.

It was a first defeat of the season for Kerry, and a victory that will give impetus to Cork going into the Championship in May.

Already assured of their place in Croke Park in the Division 1 Final, Kerry managers Darragh Long and Declan Quill rang the changes with seven changes in personnel from their defeat of Meath in Brosna three weeks earlier. Among the changes was a first start at senior level for Inbhear Scéine Gaels’ Amy Harrington, who has made the immediate step up from the minor ranks of the past couple of years.


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Phoenix victory followed by loss for St Paul’s

A disappointing outcome for St Paul’s Women’s Killarney last Sunday as Portloaise Panthers’ comeback in the second half of their Division 1 League final saw them miss out on SuperLeague promotion for next season.

The result paled into insignificance however with the sad news that become known around Killarney on Monday morning. St Paul’s led by 32-23 at the end of the first quarter but a sign that the Panthers were on their way back came when their lead was reduced to 51-50 at the end of the third quarter.

The final score ended in Panthers’ favour at 70-62 but the weekend should not be judged on the Sunday itself as they  won a classic semi-final with Phoenix Rockets. Here is a full report on that game.


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