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Killarney Athletic A.F.C. Notes


Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League

Saturday 16th May 2015

JK Sports Under 12 Division 1

Mastergeeha v Killarney Athletic 10.30am

Killarney Plaza Under 15 Division 1

Killorglin v Killarney Athletic 12.30pm

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Thursday 28th May at 8.00pm in Scott’s Hotel

Motions & Nominations must be sent in by 21st May to All new members welcome. It is very important for all Parents and Members attend the AGM.

Tescos Community Fund
Killarney Athletic has been nominated for the Tescos community fund at the Tescos NEW STREET store Killarney for the next 6 weeks. All you need to do is drop the blue token you receive after you have paid for your shopping in the Killarney Athletic tube. Please support.

Dates for the Diary: Killarney Athletic Golf Classic 25th June at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. 7 A side launch on 23rd May. Civic Reception 27th May.


50 Years of Killarney Athletic History

To mark 50 years of Killarney Athletic, we will be releasing a series of articles setting out the club’s development since its foundation by Dan Harrington in 1965 to the present day. Anyone who wishes to contribute, particularly former officers or managers, can email or contact Toirdealbhach (087) 6447603 or Mike (087) 2727173 for more details. The first article will be “The Harrington Era 1965-1969”, a personal account of the foundation of the club by Dan Harrington.


Death of Monica Harrington R.I.P.
The Club was very saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Monica Harrington on Thursday the 7th of May. Monica was the wife of Dan Harrington, the man who founded the Club back in 1965. Monica was a regular supporter of the first Killarney Athletic teams and as they travelled to the many venues in the West Limerick area when the Club played in the Desmond League from 1966 to 1969. Dan and Monica have lived in England since 1969 when Dan left the gardai to join the English police force and the couple has resided in Huddersfield where she passed away. They were keen caravanning people and regularly toured all parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland taking in the Republic and Killarney to renew old acquaintances and familiar haunts in their travels. They were also scheduled to return for the Clubs 50th Gala Night in September next, a journey now Dan will make on his own for the first time. Monica (nee Lyons) was originally from West Cork and still have family in Cork, her final remains will be laid to rest there in the coming weeks. May she rest in peace.
Anyone wishing to send a card or message to Dan can contact Mike O’Sullivan at 0872727173.


Under 13 Shield

Under 13 ARE SHIELD CHAMPIONS : Our under 13 boys were crowned Shield champions on Friday night in Tralee against a gallant Ballyheigue side. Athletic stormed into a 3-0 lead after just 15 minutes and what a fifteen minutes it was with some outstanding combination plays between all team members. Ballyheigue could not handle the blistering pace of our striker Damien Switzer and indeed Damien was rewarded for all his hard work with
a wonderful hat-trick. In fact it was a night of hat-tricks with the impressive Owen Benson netting a hat-trick also. Overall it was a real team effort on the night from a very talented bunch of lads who are really developing into a very good side. Earlier in the week Athletic also had a huge win against Killorglin who are table toppers with us, they won that game 5-1 and with 2 games left and 2 wins will capture the league for these boys. Again some great
performances by Athletic and once again Damien Switzer netted 2 more goals to bring his weeks tally to 5 goals, also Robert O’Shea scored 2 goals on the night with one very spectacular volley to the roof of the net, Eoghan Mulvaney completed the scoring on that night. It was some week for the BOYS IN BLUE, so well done and hopefully they can complete the double in the next couple of weeks.

r boys had to be in top form to get anything from this fixture. From the 1st whistle the killarney boys got on top and played lovely soccer. The Doolan brothers Shane and Jamie along with Danny Healy bossed midfield, while Shane lynch and Chris O Meara were moving well up front, Cillian Fitzgerald and Ciaman Mangan were raiding down the wings putting Listowel on the back foot. We scored our 1st goal on the stroke of half time when a Cillian Fitzgerald shot was finished to the net by O’Meara. A fast start to the 2nd half from athletic and 2nd goal from Chris put us in a great position and a superb 25 yard free kick from Shane Doolan that 6 goalkeepers wouldn’t have got to was the icing on the cake. Reilly Crowley and O’Regan were in top form at the back while Rafa dealt confidently with anything thrown at him. Easily our boys best performance of the season and well done to all players and subs.Killarney Athletic Website:Please check the website on or facebook for match reports, club information and contact details.

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