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posted 30 May 2015, 11:05 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 30 May 2015, 11:30 ]


Weekly Notes 11/05/15

posted 10 May 2015, 14:50 by Kissee Wardlaw

County League: Skellig Rangers welcomed reigning All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Ardfert to Portmagee on Sunday in Round 3 of the County League and despite both teams missing several players through injury, they served up a decent battle in spite of the driving rain, howling wind and slippy conditions. The home side raced into an early 1-3 to 0-0 score when full back Stephen O' Sullivan goaled from long range after the ball skimmed off the surface flicking off full forward Martin O' Sullivan passing the Ardfert keeper before points from the same player, Darragh O' Sullivan and Micheàl O' Sullivan. A lot of the play was around the middle and seemed very crowded with Ardfert finding it hard to progress up the field due to the wind and good defending from Brendan Murphy and Ronan O' Shea. It was very evident that the wind played a part on the match with the home side going in at half time 1-6 to 0-1 up. Daragh O' Sullivan and Alan Devane tapped over for Rangers to give them a commanding lead early in the second half but with Ardfert, playing with the wind, upped their game and drove forward with points from Jerry Wallace and Kevin Shanahan to chip away at the deficit. However, they never seemed to threaten Skellig Rangers goalmouth despite attacking quite a lot. Ronan O' Shea was well aided by Brian and Gerard O' Sullivan in bringing the ball out of defence up the field which was crucial for Skellig as they looked to defend the lead they built up in the first half.  Daragh O' Sullivan finished the game with a pointed free after another great run by Diarmaid Keating, making the scoreline 1-10 to 0-6. The result means we now get our first two points on the board in the County League.

P O' Sullivan, G O' Sullivan, Stephen O' Sullivan(Glen), Brian Murphy, M Keating, Ronan O' Shea, Brendan Keating, A O' Driscol, A Devane, Brian O' Sullivan, D Keating, Brendan Murphy, Darragh O' Sullivan, Martin O' Sullivan, Micheál O' Sullivan. Subs: Daniel O' Sullivan, Gerard Walsh for Brendan Keating and Martin O' Sullivan.
Fixtures: Our senior team will play Listry next Sunday the 17th May in Portmagee at 2pm in Round 4 of the County League. Our Minors will play Dromid/ Waterville in the Minor County League Final this Friday, time and venue TBC. See Facebook and local posters for match details. Good luck to them!

Weekly Notes 20/04/15

posted 20 Apr 2015, 05:23 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 20 Apr 2015, 05:38 ]

: The first round of the Intermediate Championship began last Sunday as Currow made the long trip South to face us in the April sunshine. They met a Rangers side that had several players ruled out with injury, Aidan 'Dash' O' Sullivan being ruled out during the warm up. After a pulsating match that ebbed and flowed, it ended after extra time on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-11. Both teams showed good movement and intensity and a draw more than likely was a fair result after both teams offered up a great spectacle for the supporters.
The first half was evenly contested with Anthony O' Driscoll competing well with Seamus Scanlon around the middle and Brian Hickey controlling affairs from centre back. Currow were on the scoreboard with Johnny Buckley and Mike McCarthy scoring with Daragh Sullivan and Alan Devane responding well with points for Rangers. Currow were given a boost after a mix up in the home defence allowed them in for a soft goal. However, Skellig responded well when corner forward Micheál O' Sullivan angled a ball towards goal and it looped into the net over Shane O' Leary's head to make the scoreline 1-4 to 1-2 at HT, Rangers being in the lead having played against a slight breeze.
The second half started and Currow stormed out of the blocks when atacking running from Ian Somers saw Dan O' Shea score again. However, Diarmaid Keating pointed over two superb points and at this stage it was point for point. Daragh O' Sullivan, kicked over another placed ball but Currow kept coming back and had another scored free from Dan O' Shea. Stephen O' Sullivan, Brian Hickey and Brendan Murphy defended well and this allowed Rangers to push on and equalise from the effective Daragh O' Sullivan after a great surging run from Brian Murphy resulted in a 45'.
The draw after full time meant two 10 minute periods of extra time were played and Currow started brightly again and went two clear with good wing back play from Mike Hanafin. The pace, intensity and flow of the game meant some of the players were cramping up but the effort by both sides remained 100 per cent. Substitutes were made by both sides to freshen things up and keep the momentum going. With minutes remaining, Currow were leading and on the verge of progressing to the next round when the home side were awarded a free. Daragh O' Sullivan showed nerves of steel, stepped up and curled over a great free kick from 35 yards to level proceedings to the sound of the final whistle, 1-11 to 1-11.

Team: P. O’ Sullivan Brian Murphy Stephen O' Sullivan(Glen) Stephen O' Sullivan (Ardcost)  Gerard O’ Sullivan Brian Hickey Ronan O' Shea Anthony O' Driscoll, Alan Devane Brian O’ Sullivan Diarmaid Keating Brendan Murphy Daragh O’ Sullivan Sean Courtney Micheál O’ Sullivan. Subs used: Brendan O' Sullivan Mike Keating, Daniel O' Sullivan

Fixtures: Our minor team play Templenoe away this Wednesday at 7pm in the last round of the County League.
Our senior team are due to play Currow in the replay of the first round of the Intermediate Championship this Sunday in Currow at 2pm with the winners facing Castleisland Desmonds in the next round.
U-16: Our U-16's play Templenoe this evening in Valentia at 6.45. Good luck to them!
U-12's: Well done to our U-12's who beat Cromane on Sunday in the County League. 

Weekly Notes 09/03/15

posted 9 Mar 2015, 15:41 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 9 Mar 2015, 15:42 ]

Well done to Wayne O' Sullivan who won the GAA World's Men Final in Dubai at the weekend! Good man yourself!

Well done to Brendan O' Sullivan who won the All-Ireland Inter Firm Football final on Saturday with Astellas Pharma in Killorglin!

MINORS: Full time result of Minor County League played in Valentia on Saturday: Skellig Rangers/Valentia 1-12 Dromid/Waterville 1-7. Well done lads. That's 2 from 2 in the County League!
The first half was evenly contested with the home side going in at half time a point up despite playing against the strong wind thanks to points from Diarmaid Keating, Domhnall O' Sullivan and John Murphy. The second half, Skellig/Valentia scored two consecutive points with Dromid replying with a well taken Kealan Farley goal to set up a tight finish. However,Cathal Curran slotted over to ensure victory for his side.We have a bye next weekend.

Our senior team are into the semi-finals of the South Kerry League to be played this weekend where we will play Waterville in Con Keating Park at 1pm on Sunday.

Weekly Notes 01/03/15

posted 1 Mar 2015, 14:17 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 1 Mar 2015, 14:19 ]

Result of Saturday’s South Kerry League match: Skellig Rangers 0-7 Valentia Young Islanders 1-02. Played in Portmagee, the first half only saw two scores, one point each from both teams as the players had to deal with a high wind blowing down the field, showers of rain and a muddy pitch. Despite playing with the strong breeze, Rangers couldn’t manage to open up a lead due to Valentia being strong defensively and tenacious in the tackling, especially John Curran and Paul O’ Sullivan. The points came from the outstanding Aidan O’ Sullivan and Paul O’ Connor for Valentia. Skellig Rangers made three changes at half time with Bernard Casey, Alan Devane and Brendan O’ Sullivan replacing Anthony O’ Driscoll, Mike Keating and Sean Courtney respectively. Valentia started the second half brightly and had a goal from Jim Lynch. This seemed to rally the Rangers,however, and they responded through a Micheál O’ Sullivan point and two Daragh O’ Sullivan frees. Bernard Casey equalised when he slotted over from close range and Micheál O’ Sullivan put the Rangers in the lead when he kicked over from a narrow angle after a good run from Brian O' Sullivan. Skellig Rangers were now in control and Bernard Walsh capped a fine performance for himself when he kicked a great point from 30 yards to ensure that his team would win the match, 1-02 to 0-7.

Team: P O’ Sullivam, Stephen O’ Sullivan,Brian O’ Sullivan, R O’ Shea, Brian Murphy, B Walsh(0-1), G O’ Sullivan,A O’ Sullivan(0-1), Martin O’ Sullivan, M Keating, S Courtney, A O’ Driscoll, Micheál O’ Sullivan(0-2), D Keating, Daragh O’ Sullivan(0-2f). Subs used: B Casey(0-1) for A O’ Driscoll, A Devane for Mike Keating, Brendan O’ Sullivan for Sean Courtney, Brendan Murphy for Martin O’ Sullivan

Our Senior team aren’t in action for another few weeks.

Well done to Daragh O’ Sullivan who won an All-Ireland Football Freshers  Final last Thursday with Mary Immaculate College.

On Saturday night, our Junior team were presented with their medals for winning the County Junior League by Kevin Martin, Declan Leary and Anthony Keating. The DVD of the final was shown. Junior player of the year was Micheál O’ Sullivan. Our thanks to Anthony Keating who provided finger food on the night. A great night was had by all!

Fixture: Our minor team are playing Dromid/Waterville in the next round of the County Minor League next Saturday away at 4pm.

Weekly Notes 22/02/15

posted 22 Feb 2015, 14:15 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 22 Feb 2015, 15:14 ]

 Match report: South Kerry League 2nd round, Skellig Rangers 1-14 to Sneem Derrynane 1-4. Playing with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half, Skellig Rangers raced into an early lead with points from Micheal O' Sullivan, Daragh O' Sullivan, Brendan O' Sullivan, Sean Courtney and Bernard Casey. The home side dominated the half and Sneem/Derrynane struggled to score, due to good defensive work from Rangers and the fact the wind was against them. The half ended 0-7 to 0-0.
The second half began with a pointed free from Daragh O' Sullivan and Micheal O' Sullivan made it 0-9 to no score when Morgan O' Donoghoue pointed for the away team. Mike Keating and Ian Galvin exchanged points and Sneem/Derrynane were boosted when they scored a goal from wing forward Denis O' Sullivan despite Padraig O' Sullivan getting a hand to the ball. Sneem/Derrynane began to gain momentum and scored another point to reduce the deficit. However, Rangers overcame that period and had scores from Micheal O' Sullivan again with Daragh O' Sullivan converting two more placed balls. The last kick of the game was a goal for Skellig Rangers after Aidan O' Sullivan played a great pass to Daragh O' Sullivan who in turn handpassed it to his fellow corner forward Micheál O' Sullivan who dispatched it from 12 yards to the sound of the final whistle. Full time score 1-14 to 1-4.
Team : P O' Sullivan, Steven O' Sullivan, R O' Shea, B Keating, Brian Murphy, B Walsh, Gerard O' Sullivan, Aidan O' Sullivan, Martin O' Sullivan, Brendan O' Sullivan(0-1), S Courtney(0-1), Mike Keating(0-1), Daragh O' Sullivan(0-5, 5f), B Casey(0-1), Micheál O' Sullivan(1-5). Subs: Declan O' Sullivan for Ronan O' Shea(inj), Gerard Walsh from Brendan O' Sullivan(inj), Brian O' Sullivan for Martin O' Sullivan(inj).
Fixture: Our senior team play Valentia next weekend at home, Saturday 4pm in the 3rd round of the South Kerry League.

Our minors played Cromane/Glenbeigh/Glencar on Saturday in Valentia in their first match of the County League and won on a scoreline of 4-14 to 2-5. Well done to the lads, the goals coming from Donal O' Sullivan, Diarmaid Keating and Mike Moriarty. Welcome to Cathal Curran who recently joined our minor team from Na Gaeil in Tralee. Also, welcome to Eoin O' Sullivan from The Glen who has joined the minor team also.

Adult membership deadline is 31st March, contact Mark Conway or Colette Murphy to pay.
Good luck to Brendan O' Sullivan who will play in the Inter-Firm All-Ireland Final with Astellas Pharma in Killorglin next weekend.

Sympathies: Our sympathies to the O' Connor family, relatives and friends of Jimmy O' Connor, Lative, Portmagee who passed away recently.
Sympathies also are extended to the O' Shea family, relatives and friends of Eily O' Shea, Portmagee who passed away recently. May they both rest  in peace.

Weekly News 01/02/2015

posted 1 Feb 2015, 15:21 by Kissee Wardlaw

RIP: Sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late Mary Margaret Curran (née McCarthy) of Portmagee who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.

FIXTURE: Our senior team begin their year away to St. Michaels Foilmore in Foilmore this Sunday the 8th February in the first round of the South Kerry League.

Skellig Rangers/Valentia minors begin their County League campaign on the 21st February at home to Cromane/Glenbeigh/Glencar at 4pm.

Our list of club officers for the upcoming year:
Chairperson: Gerard O' Shea
Vice-chairperson: Dermot Keating
Secretary: Shilagh McCarthy
Treasurer: Gloria O' Driscoll
PRO: Micheál O' Sullivan

Please see our website for full list of Club Officers 2015. A big welcome to our new secretary Shilagh McCarthy. Shilagh has spent a number of years working with Kerry Kingdom Gaels in London as secretary and we look forward to working with her in the upcoming year.

South Kerry Championship this weekend

posted 30 Oct 2014, 05:11 by Kissee Wardlaw

It's the start of November and that means one thing: South Kerry Championship time! Skellig Rangers face St. Mary's Caherciveen this Sunday,the 2nd November, at 2.30pm in Pairc Chill Imeallach in the first round of the South Kerry Senior Football Championship. These two sides met previously in the 2009 final of this competition where the Cahersiveen side were close winners on the day by a point. However, 5 years on, both sides are considerably different with players having come and gone and a huge clash is in prospect this Sunday! Good luck to the lads.

Skellig Rangers V Gneeveguilla 31/08/14

posted 31 Aug 2014, 10:29 by Kissee Wardlaw

Skellig Rangers collected 2 valuable County League points on Sunday against a defensive, physical Gneeveguilla side on a scoreline of 2-08 to 0-9. Rangers began with some good scores from inside forwards Micheál O' Sullivan, Diarmaid and Ciarán Keating who both scored from long range. Gneeveguilla were finding it difficult to get on the scoreboard as they were not only playing against a strong breeze but also a strong tough defence. Keating pointed from a free again. The midfield area was bunched and tackles were being made with the breaking ball difficult to gather due to the slippy conditions and the odd shower of rain during the first half. Despite playing with the wind in this half Rangers looked like they would go in at half time only 6 points clear. However, Ciarán Keating gathered possession and made an incisive run through the defence, burying the ball to the net with a classy finish. The half ended with the score 1-7 to 0-1.

The second half seen a much improved display from Gneeveguilla and they scored some good points from Dj O' Connor in particular. They were beginning to assert control around the middle but despite their dominance, Rangers worked the ball well to Diarmaid Keating and he goaled well after Alan Devane pointed. The away side had more scores and Rangers defence were beginning to be pressurised coming out with the ball. However, with good tackling and defensive work from Brian Hickey, Brian Murphy and Steven O' Sullivan, Gneeveguilla were unable to secure that goal they needed. Gneeveguilla narrowed it down to 6 points and then had another score from Brendan Sheehan to make it 2-08 to 0-10, full time result. The result means we are now in 8th place on 8 points with Laune Rangers and Kenmare the final two games in the County League.

Padraig O' Sullivan, Brian Murphy, Shamus O' Sullivan, Stephen O' Sullivan, Gerard O' Sullivan, Bernard Walsh, Anthony Driscoll, Stephen O' Sullivan, Aidan O' Sullivan, Mike Keating, Brian Hickey, Alan Devane, Micheál O' Sullivan, Ciaran Keating, Diarmaid Keating.
Subs: Kevin Martin(blood sub for Gerard O' Sullivan inj), Bernard Casey for Alan Devane, Martin O' Sullivan for Aidan O' Sullivan, Brian O' Sullivan, Daniel O' Sullivan, Brendan O' Keefe, Brendan Keating, Aaron Shea, Brendan Murphy

KERRY SENIORS: Well done to Kerry senior team and management on reaching the All-Ireland Football Final after a pulsating match in Limerick where they defeated Limerick after extra time. The final is on the 21st September in Croke Park.

Junior County League Final this Friday!

posted 29 Jul 2014, 08:51 by Kissee Wardlaw

Our Junior team are in action this Friday evening in Con Keating Park against Dromid Pearses at 7pm in the final of the Junior County League. Manager Declan Leary has led the side to the final in his first year in charge having topped the group after 3 wins, a draw and a loss. Good luck to them.
Our U-16's(Skellig Rangers/Valentia) will face Cromane in Portmagee in the County League this Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Best of luck to them too.

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