Club Notes Week 10 2024   12/03/2024

SHL Dr. Crokes 0:08 Ballyduff 3:20. Our start to the 2024 County League was doused in a baptism of fire. Playing away to a very strong Ballyduff team, we were comprehensively beaten on the scoreboard which isn't a true and accurate reflection of the game. Featuring a number of debutants to Senior Hurling, we traded parity with the hosts in the first half and competed equally for possession. While Ballyduff did assert themselves as the half wore on, only four points separated the teams at the interval. On the resumption, Ballyduff went straight for the jugular with a brilliantly taken goal, coming after only 60 seconds. Reeling from Ballyduff's restart we shipped a succession of scores, including another superbly taken goal by one of Kerry's U20 stars. We refused to give up and every player battled vigorously and determinedly for every ball. As is often the case in hurling encounters, it was only in the last 10 minutes that the gap broadened into a chasm and it has to be said that the home team played brilliant a brand of fast, direct hurling. Featuring six U20 Kerry players, this is certainly a team to watch out for in the future. Our boys can take encouragement and heart from the spirit shown by the players and the marksmanship of Mark Heffernan who scored all 8 of our points. He was ably assisted by Cathal White, playing in front of his erstwhile home crowd, and Dave Carroll who mixed panache with pugnacity in a tigerish display. Next up is Ballyheigue on St. Patrick's Day at 12pm in Lewis Road.

Academy Our Academy continues every Saturday morning, for boys and girls between 4 and 11 from the Killarney area. Hurling from 10-11 and Football from 11:15-12:15. Fun and friendship guaranteed. Bring a friend. 

Easter Camp Our Annual Easter Camp will take place on Wednesday 3rd April to Friday 5th April from 10am to 2pm.

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Membership Dr. Crokes GAA Membership for the 2024 season is now open online.

Mothers & Others Our Mothers & Others team continues training on Monday nights. New members are always welcome. Contact Catherine Keogh on 087 2827626. 

Fr. Paddys Card’s continue every Wednesday at 8pm in the clubhouse. There is lots of money to be won. All you need is €5 and a partner. All are Welcome. 

Pilates with Jola continues on Thursdays from 6:10pm to 7pm in the clubhouse. 

Gentle Movement Classes with Kathleen continue on Tuesday mornings at 11am in the clubhouse. You do not need to be a member to join these free classes. All are welcome. 

Old Clothes bank is located at the rear of the clubhouse. All clothes should be deposited in bags. Donations will help to provide vaulable funding to our club.  

LOTTO took place March 11th. Numbers drawn were 12, 14, 22, 26 Jackpot of €8,000 was NOT WON. 6 patrons matched 3 numbers and received €70. Jackpot for draw on March 18th will be €8,300. Play online by following the link below and follow instructions attached

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BINGO Dr Crokes Bingo continues every Sunday in St. Mary's Parish Hall. Doors will open at 7pm with the first game commencing at 8pm.

Congratulations to St. Paul's Ladies Team, who won the Division 1 Final over the weekend and have been promoted to the Super League. A special mention must go to our own Rheanne O'Shea, Leah McMahon and Siobhan Burns. 

Speedy Recovery to Patrick O'Sullivan who is recovering from a recent operation. 

Condolences to the Keogh family on the death of Francis. Francis was an outstanding footballer in his younger days. Sympathy also to the family of Catherine Crowe. Catherine is the granddaughter and grandniece to two of our founding members Jack and Paddy Crowe. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha. 

Notes If anyone has anything they want to add to our club notes please email

Leah O'Shea

Dr. Crokes GAA Club
Lewis Road,
Co. Kerry.

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