Girls first County Squad to UL with Kerry doubly represented:
UL in Limerick will be the focus of attention for our County squads over the next few weeks. The Kennedy Cup, for the boys, kicks off on Monday June 10th.
Before that it’s the Girls turn with the 14’s Gaynor Cup, from Friday May 31st to June 3rd, and Kerry are in Group A alongside Clare, Galway and the favourites the Metropolitan Girls League (MGL).
The squad has been training at Listowel Celtic for the last few months under Brendan Hogan and Paula Henry and is made up of girls from Listowel and Killarney Celtic, Killarney Athletic and Kingdom Girls.
Kerry kick off their campaign on Saturday at 10am with the toughest game. They face the MGL, which is the League that runs all underage Girls football in Dublin.
At 2.30pm on the same day the Kerry girls will take on Galway while the following day, Sunday June 1st they round off their Group campaign when they take on Clare.
Sunday afternoon sees the play-offs continue with the games to decide the placings and the finals set for Monday morning.
The competition sees the 16 teams divided into 4 Groups of 4 with Donegal, Limerick/District, Roscommon/East Galway and Wexford in Group B, Cork, Midlands, Limerick Desmond and Sligo/Leitrim in Group C and Inishowen, Mayo, NEC and Waterford making up Group d.
The Kerry Squad is:
Rachel Mulvihill Listowel Celtic
Rebecca O Mahony Listowel Celtic
Marie Kennelly Listowel Celtic
Jessica Galvin Killarney Ath
Elaina Galvin Killarney Ath
Elizabeth Mohan Killarney Ath
Leeanne O Brien Kingdom Girls
Karen Moloney Listowel Celtic
Maggie Walsh Listowel Celtic
Rebecca Murphy Killarney Celtic
Leah Henry Listowel Celtic
Caitie Gunn Kingdom Girls
Saoirse Kennedy Listowel Celtic
Mary Barry Listowel Celtic
Kate O Brien Killarney Celtic
Maedbh McEvoy Listowel Celtic
Siobhan Burns Killarney Ath
Abbey O Donohue Killarney Celtic
Ciara Moynihan Killarney Celtic
Sonia Smith Killarney Celtic
Following the tragic death of Jeremy Dee, who was Competitions Officer for the WFAI, the position has been taken on by Kerry Schoolboys Girls League Secretary and PRO Padraig Harnett.
The 14’s Gaynor Cup will be the first tournament he takes charge of followed by the 16’s Gaynor Cup at the end of the month and then the Provincial and All Ireland 12’s Blitz as well as overseeing the WFAI Cup competitions.