Allianz National Football League 2012

Decent preview show on Setanta Ireland at the moment hosted by Eoin McDevitt with Alan Brogan and Kieran Donaghy.

Brogan and Donaghy both complimenting the GAA for ending post final pitch invasions. :clap:

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The Kerry Senior Football team to play Dublin in the first round of the Allianz Football League 2012 has been announced.
The game takes place at 7.15pm in Croke Park on Saturday 4th February.

  1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)2. Shane Enright(Tarbert) 3. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) 4. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)

  2. Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) 6. Killian Young (Renard) 7. Brian Maguire (Listowel Emmett’s)

  3. Seamus Scanlon (Currow) 9. Bryan Sheehan (St. Mary’s)

  4. Paul Galvin (Finuge) 11. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar) 12. Seán O’Sullivan (Cromane)

  5. James O’Donoghue (Legion) 14. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks) (Captain)

  6. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)

The Substitutes are:
16. Tomás Mac a t’Saoir (An Ghaeltacht)

  1. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore) 18. Daniel Bohan (Austin Stacks)
  2. Patrick Curtin (Moyvane) 20. Anthony Maher (Duagh)
  3. JP Spillane (Castlegregory) 22. Jonathan Lyne (Legion)
  4. Brian Moran (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) 24. David O’Callaghan (St Pat’s Blennerville ) 25. David Geaney (Daingean Uí Chúis)

Bainisteóir: Jack O’Connor (Piarsaigh Na Dromada)
Traenálaí: Alan O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys)
Roghnóirí: Ger O’Keeffe (Austin Stacks) Diarmuid Ó Murchú ( Daingean Uí Chúis) Donie Buckley (Castleisland Desmonds)

James O’Donoghue is an exciting player, hopefully he gets a good league run. Interesting to see David’s older brother, Brian Moran, on the panel. I believe he was away for a few years. Paddy Curtain of Moyvane is another good young player who has hit top form of late, he’s had some tough injury problems the last few years but could be landed into the deep end come saturday.
Im not convinced about our back 6 though. Marc and Killian playing up the middle doesnt look too convincing.

Is that the lad who is called Stam TRE?

I was very surprised to see B Moran there, what age is he now?

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I was very surprised to see B Moran there, what age is he now?[/quote]
Brian is probably 27 I’d say. Good footballer for club and college when at LIT. Deserves a run in the league while the Crokes boys are absent. Thought Geaney might be closer to a start at 15 as well. Had a good league run last year.

How wound up for this one would Kerry be TRE? Would you back them at 11/10?

I would Mac. For the last few years I’ve always backed against us in the first round of the league as it was almost a sure thing, but this time around the Dubs look to be a bit out of sort this January but a trip to HQ will surely ignite them again. Sean Sullivan back in doesn’t look great though, he left the panel before due to lack of opportunities as such. Still though I reckon the likes of Donaghy, Dar O’Sullivan, Tomas and Marc will be fired up for this and with Kerry’s good mix of old and new I think they’ll be too strong for the Dubs.

Coach avoids jail for punching teen in face in pitchside attack

A SOLICITOR and football mentor who punched a teenage player in an unprovoked pitchside assault has been given a three-month suspended jail sentence.

Conor Connelly (32), a former intercounty footballer, pleaded guilty to assaulting the 17-year-old. The incident happened during the Offaly senior county football league final between Edenderry and Ballycumber last July.

At Tullamore District Court yesterday, Judge Catherine Staines said violence could not be tolerated in sport.

The Edenderry player was trying to keep the ball in play when he brushed against Connelly, a Ballycumber mentor. As the boy’s momentum brought him across the sideline, Connelly immediately struck the boy in the face, resulting in serious damage to his front teeth.

He is still receiving dental treatment for his injuries.

The teenager continued to play the match but later had to be substituted.

Inspector Kieran Keyes said the assault, which was caught on camera, was unprovoked.

He added that the teenager, who is doing his Leaving Cert this year, was making a good recovery.

Solicitor Donal Farrelly said Connelly was ashamed by a momentary lapse in concentration near the end of a very passionate match.

Mr Farrelly said Connelly immediately stepped down as a trainer in the aftermath of the incident and withdrew from the sport, putting an end to a fine career during which he played senior football with Roscommon.

He said Connelly didn’t know the victim and his reaction to hit him had been instantaneous and had not been thought out. He said there was no prospect of Connelly reoffending and the victim and his family had “graciously” forgiven him.

He said his client had visited the boy and his family days after the incident and unreservedly apologised. His actions have left him with “a heavy heart” and great shame.

In December, Connelly, of Montpelier Court, Montpelier, Dublin, paid €11,000 compensation, including the boy’s medical and legal costs.

Mr Farrelly asked the judge to consider leaving Connelly without a conviction as he had dealt with the issue promptly and fairly.

Judge Staines said the DPP had rightly persisted with the prosecution despite the boy’s family wanting no criminal charge.

She said it was a very serious assault, aggravated by the fact that Mr Connelly was an adult and the victim a child.

In his favour were his lack of previous convictions, his immediate remorse and his prompt payment of compensation.

The three-month sentence she imposed for assault causing harm is to be suspended for two years.

Surely worthy of a thread of its own mate? Fucking Offaly animals. :shakefist:

Welcome to Leinster Seanie :clap:

Cavan Gaels have given their blessing to Seanie Johnston’s proposed switch to Kildare club St Kevin’s – and by extension a potential career with the Lilywhites – after signing the star forward’s transfer form.

This does not mean the transfer automatically gets the green light, however, as the Central Competitions Control Committee must still hold a hearing – the Cavan County Board raised concerns about Johnston’s declared permanent residence in Straffan.

The Gaels management committee met on Wednesday night to discuss the matter, and decided to stick with their policy of not blocking any attempted transfer out of the club.

The club issued a statement on Twitter saying that “it is the policy of Cavan Gaels not to stand in the way of transfer requests from any of our players”.

When contacted, Cavan Gaels secretary Damien Walsh was tight-lipped: “We won’t be saying anymore.” It is understood, however, that the form has been signed and was dispatched to Croke Park yesterday afternoon.

With the transfer not being supported by the Cavan board, Johnston can expect to hear from the CCCC in the coming week as to when they will hold a hearing. He will be asked to provide proof of permanent residence to the CCCC, who will then decide if the transfer meets GAA regulations.

GALWAY (SF v Derry) – M Breathnach; C Forde, F Hanley, K Kelly; G Bradshaw, J Duane, G O’Donnell; T Flynn, F Ó Curraoin; J Ryan, P Conroy, M Hehir; M Martin, C Bane, D Cummins.

CORK (SF v Armagh) – K O’Halloran; R Carey, M Shields, E Cadogan; N O’Leary, G Canty, P Kissane; A O’Connor, P O’Neill; F Goold, P Kelly, C O’Driscoll; C O’Neill, D O’Connor, P Kerrigan.

TYRONE (SF v Kildare) – P McConnell; A McCrory, Justin McMahon, PJ Quinn; C McCarron, P Harte, D Carlin; M Murphy, Joe McMahon; Matthew Donnelly, P Hughes, M Penrose; O Mulligan, Mark Donnelly, Stephen O’Neill.

KILDARE – S Connolly; P Kelly, C Fitzpatrick, O Lyons; B Flanagan, T O’Neill, E O’Flaherty; D Flynn, R Sweeney; T Moolick, M Conway, P O’Neill; J Kavanagh, T O’Connor, A Smith.

Limerick (SF v Leitrim) – B Scanlon; D Quaide, J McCarthy, L O’Dwyer; J Riordan, B Fitzpatrick, P Ranahan; S Lucey, S Buckley; D Treacy, E O’Connor, J Cooke; G Collins, S O’Carroll, I Ryan.

Should tickets be handily got outside Croke Park for the 2 games tomorrow? The only ones left online are for Lower Davin and you may as well be in the pub as in there.

Read somewhere today (not sure how much truth there is in it) that Shane Supple had been approached by Kildare County Board to transfer to them last season but wasn’t interested. Have these cunts no shame?

Supple said it himself this morning I believe. Kildare have also approached Brendan Murphy of Carlow. McGeeney is feeling the heat, its shit or get off the pot. Earley has one year left, Doyle a couple.

Are they showing tomorrows two games on RTE live? They have them on some ‘Premier Sports’ channel alright which i’d suggest no-one here has…

He wouldn’t be far from Kildare in the Blanch would he?

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He wouldn’t be far from Kildare in the Blanch would he?[/quote]

Wrong side of the liffey. Meath would be closer. No doubt the Kildare county board would tell us how he’s living in Maynooth though.

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He wouldn’t be far from Kildare in the Blanch would he?[/quote]
Hes from Dublin FFS! They have no fuckin shame!