Kerry GAA

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Kerry GAA

For more details of Kerry GAA see Kerry Senior Football Championship or Kerry Senior Club Hurling Championship.
Kerry GAA
Irish: Ciarraí
Province: Munster
Nickname(s): The Kingdom
County Colours: Green and Gold
Grounds: FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Dominant Sport: Gaelic football
NFL: Division 1
NHL: Division 2
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship: Christy Ring Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin Cup
Camogie: O'Duffy Cup
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The Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (or Kerry GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kerry. The county board is also responsible for the Kerry inter-county teams.

The Kerry branch of the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1888.


Gaelic football

History

Kerry are the most successful team in Gaelic football. They have won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship on 34 occasions. The county holds a number of distinctive records in football championship history. Kerry has played in more All-Ireland finals than any other team - 52 in all as of 17 September 2006. Although Wexford has the honour of being the first team to win four-in-a-row, Kerry has won four consecutive titles on two occasions (1929-1932 and 1978-1981).

The Kerry team of the 1970s and 1980s is considered one of the greatest of all time. Of the 20 All-Ireland finals held during those two decades, Kerry participated in 12, with victory coming on 9 occasions. In 1982 Kerry came within one minute of winning an unprecedented fifth All-Ireland title in a row. However a late goal by Offaly's Séamus Darby snatched victory away from the Kingdom. This goal was voted third in a poll to find the Top 20 GAA Moments.

Towards the end of the 1980s Kerry went into decline and failed to appear in an All-Ireland final for 10 years having last appeared in 1986 and not again until 1997. This however marked the beginning of another Kerry golden era of sorts. Of the last 10 all irelands, Kerry have contested 6 and won 4. Many have spoke of teams like Armagh and Tyrone, who have both beaten Kerry in recent finals, as becoming successors to Kerry's reign but Kerry have come back time and again and are the current 2006 champions.

Kerry Football Squad

Number Player Position Local Club
1 Diarmuid Murphy Goalkeeper Dingle
2 Marc Ó Sé Right Full Back An Ghaeltacht
3 Mike McCarthy Full Back Kilcummin
4 Tom O'Sullivan Left Full Back Rathmore
5 Tomás Ó Sé Right Wing Back An Ghaeltacht
6 Séamus Moynihan Centre Back Glenflesk
7 Aidan O'Mahony Left Wing Back Rathmore
8 Darragh Ó Sé Midfield An Ghaeltacht
9 Tommy Griffin Midfield Dingle
10 Seán O'Sullivan Right Wing Forward Cromane
11 Declan O'Sullivan Captain Right Wing Forward Dromid Pearses
12 Paul Galvin Left Wing Forward Finuge
13 Colm Cooper Right Corner Forward Dr. Crokes
14 Kieran Donaghy Full Forward Austin Stacks
15 Mike Frank Russell Left Corner Forward Laune Rangers
Substitutes
16 Kieran Cremin Goalkeeper Dr. Crokes
17 Eoin Brosnan Centre Forward Dr. Crokes
18 Darren O'Sullivan Left Corner Forward Glenbeigh-Glencar
19 Éamonn Fitzmaurice Centre Forward Finuge
20 Bryan Sheehan Full Forward St.Marys Caherciveen
21 Mossie Lyons Left Wing Back Castleisland Desmonds
22 Brendan Guiney Left Wing Back Listowel Emmets
23 Rónán O'Connor Full Forward St.Michaels Foilmore
24 Pádraig Reidy Right Wing Back Scartaglin
25 Paul O'Connor Left Corner Forward Kenmare
26 Killian Young Right Corner Back Renard
27 Ronan Hussey Right Wing Forward Sneem
28 Kieran O'Leary Right Corner Forward Dr. Crokes
29 Áodán MacGearailt Left Wing Forward An Ghaeltacht
30 Adrian O'Connell Right Corner Back St.Michaels Foilmore

Declan Quill Left Corner Forward Kerins O’Rahilly’s

Donnacha Walsh Midfielder Cromane

Michael Quirke Midfielder Kerins O’Rahilly’s
Management Team

Pat O'Shea Manager Dr. Crokes

Dr. Dave Geaney Selector Castleisland Desmonds

Seán Geaney Selector Dingle

John Sugrue Physical Trainer Renard

Notable individuals

8 time Senior All-Ireland winners

Honours

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championships: 34
    • 1903, 1904, 1909, 1913, 1914, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006
  • All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championships: 9
    • 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998
  • All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 11
    • 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994
  • All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 14
    • 1913, 1915, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1941, 1949, 1954, 1963, 1967, 1983, 1991, 1994 , 2006
  • National Football Leagues: 18
    • 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1997, 2004, 2006
  • Munster Senior Football Championships: 71
    • 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Munster Under 21 Football Championships: 24
    • 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002
  • Munster Minor Football Championships: 39
    • 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,2006
  • Munster Junior Football Championships: 37
    • 1913, 1914, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006
  • Railway Cup Football: 2
    • 1927(all Kerry players), 1931(all Kerry players)

Hurling

In the 1993 Munster championship, John Meyler's Kerry team defeated Waterford hurlers by 4-13 to 3-13. It was reward for years of progress which included a draw with Kilkenny in the League, and Kerry followed it up in 1995 with their most famous ever League victory, over newly crowned All Ireland champions Clare. Kerry's first All-Ireland was in hurling. Only club teams were allowed in 1891, so Kilmoyley club, a team from North Kerry, disbanded and joined up with Ballyduff so their joint team could win the All-Ireland. After the game the rules were changed to allow selected county teams in the Championship.

Kerry Hurling Squad

Number Player Position Local Club
1 John Healy Ballyheigue
2 John Fitzgerald Causeway
3 Micheal Lucid Ballyheigue
4 David Slattery Ballyduff
5 Kieran O'Sullivan Ballyheigue
6 Mike Quilter Lixnaw
7 Andrew Keane Crotta
8 Aidan Healy Abbeydorney
9 Paudie Lyons St. Brendans
10 John Egan Ballyduff
11 Aidan Boyle Ballyduff
12 Darren Dineen St. Brendans
13 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
14 Mike Conway Lixnaw
15 John Mike Dooley Causeway
Substitutes
16 Giles O'Grady Ballyduff
17 Nicholas O'Sullivan St. Brendans
18 Kieran Hanafin Abbeydorney
19 Michael Hanafin Abbeydorney
20 Pa Quill Crotta O'Neills
21 Greg Fealy Abbeydorney
22 Seamus Cremin Kilgarvan
23 Ivan McCarthy St.Brendans
24 Denis Moriarty St. Brendans
25 Paul McCarthy Kilmoyley
26 Colin Harris Kilmoyley
27 Patrick Dowling Lixnaw
28 Sean Wallace Lixnaw
29 Brian O'Donovan Abbeydorney
30 Killian Fitzmaurice Lixnaw
31 Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley
32 Liam Boyle Ballyduff
Management Team

Maurice Leahy Manager Causeway

Mike Hennessy Selector Ballyduff

Mike Casey Selector St. Brendans

John O'Keeffe Trainer Austin Stacks

Ger Power Trainer Austin Stacks

Honours

  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships: 1
    • 1891
  • All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championships: 1

B 2006

  • All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championships: 1 B 2006
  • All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championships: 2
    • 1961, 1972
  • National Hurling Leagues: None
  • Munster Senior Hurling Championships: 1
    • 1891
  • Munster Under 21 Hurling Championships: None
  • Munster Minor Hurling Championships: None
  • Munster Junior Hurling Championships: 1
    • 1956

Stadia

Club Titles

List of Kerry All-Ireland Football Finals

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