Club Championship: Fairies and Knocknagoshell are major fans for Jr.

It is not easy to win any of these club championships in the Kingdom. Ask AnnaScale who took some good steps to win this championship before finally making it a success.

Or the West Kerry guys were pretty hot favorites for almost three years, but they couldn’t get past that last hurdle. The old adage that you need to lose one, to win one, certainly applies in spades to AnnaScale.

The same went for their neighbors at Castlegregory, who lost the 2020 final to Annascowl before winning last year’s championship Fairies… Will history repeat itself for a third year in a row?

Certainly they will be hoping for Farranfor’s way after a very successful few months in the county league. East Kerry’s men secured Division 2 status for the next season after a 2–10 0–10 play-off success over Brosna the following week.

This places them as the top-ranked team in the championship in terms of league position and possibly establishes them as the favorites for the title this time around.

They are in a group (Group 3) with three Shannon Rangers organizations – Beale, Asadi and Tarbert. Asadi has been dropped in Division 6, it probably won’t be challenging for a place in the quarter-finals, but Tarbert is leading well this year, while Beale is up and down a bit and there is talent in the Ballybunian outfit.

Renard will probably be the favorite in Group 1 who managed to maintain his position in Division 3. They are up against Kromen (who was quietly dominant in Division 4), Scartaglin (relegated from Division 4) and Moywen (solidly in mid-table in mid-table). Division 5).

Group 2 sees Division 4 Cordal as the group’s favourite, but Sneem/Derinen had a really good campaign in Division 5 and doesn’t want confidence. However, Ballylongford were thrown from the same division into a relegation dog-fight that would largely not be encouraging, while Leos Poil seems to be pointing in the right direction again after a few tough seasons.

The last group, Group 4, has a strong North Kerry flavor. Duag have traditionally been a very capable championship side and have enjoyed some good runs in this competition over the years, but their relegation as a basement side from their league Division 4 was disappointing.

He had one or two notable victories – for example he defeated Castlegregory at Castle – but he didn’t really have the firepower (despite a strong goal-scoring record) he needed to win, despite recovering in most games. .

Finuse were also quite disappointing in Division 5 this year, not coming very close to promotion, so it is hard to imagine them achieving success at club level (but with that being a good championship side).

Kilgarvan actually finished bottom of Finuse in the table, but maybe with a split focus with Hurling (and Donal ‘Down’ O’Sullivan available more often) they can challenge here. Knocknagoshell though looks like a dark horse vying for the championship.

They have done really well this year winning promotion to Division 3 and at this level have proved themselves to be tough challengers who are often considered serious contenders. They are capable of doing it. No one for the Fairies vs. Knockgoshell final, depending on how the draw turns out?

Group 1: Scartaglen, Croman, Renard, Moywen

Round 1 Fixtures

Saturday, July 30

Scartaglen vs Cromen, Scartaglen at 7 PM

Sunday, July 31

Moyvain v Renard, Moyvain 2 PM

Group 2: Sneem/Derrenne, Ballylongford, Cordle, Leos Poil

Round 1 Fixtures

Saturday, July 30

Sneem/Darienne vs. Cordal, Darienne at 2 PM

Sunday, July 31

Leo’s Poil vs Ballylongford, Leo’s Poil at 2 PM

Group 3: Asadi, Beale, Fireys, Tarbert

Round 1 Fixtures

Saturday, July 30

Asadi vs Fire, Assadi at 7.30 pm

Sunday, July 31

Tarbert v Beale, Tarbert at 2 PM

Group 4: Duagh, Finuse, Knocknagoshell, Kilgarvan

Round 1 Fixtures

Saturday, July 30

Knocknagoshel v Kilgarvan, Knocknagosel at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 31

Duag Wei Fingu, Duagh at 2 PM