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Did you know that it is 21 years (1992) since Ballydonoghue last lifted the North Kerry Senior Championship Cup. Listowel Emmets were the holders (1991) going into the 1992 campaign defeating Castleisland Desmonds in the final and deserved their favourites tag to lift another Championship title.Ballydonoghue were hoping to bridge a 33 year gap since they were crowned champions in… Read more →

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Did you know shannon Rangers, 2-7 Coorclare 0-4.When the Club Championship was first introduced in 1964 the then County Senior Football Champions Shannon Rangers represented the County and after defeating Ballysteen of Limerick, Killrossanty, Waterford and the Clare Champions Cooraclare in the final they became the first team to win the Munster Club Championship. Rangers might well have gone on… Read more →

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Did you know the red and black flags might be flying high at the minute in the Shannonside Village but roll back the years to 1990 when they also had tremendous success in the club. So 1990 in Tarbert will be one of the many years they will always cherish as it was another successful year for the gaelic football… Read more →

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Did you know Feale Rangers 0-8  Mid Kerry 0-3. That in 1978 the Bishop Moynihan Cup (County Senior Football Championship) came across the river Feale for the first time. The Captain of the team was Johnny Wren, Tarbert who received the Cup from Gerald McKenna, Chairman of the County Board. Team Trainer was Johnny Flaherty, Listowel Emmets, Selectors were; Dan… Read more →

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Did you know (A bit of news from Ballydonoghue) that Gus Cremins Refereed the All Ireland Minor Final in 1956, That the late Danny Curtin was P R O of Coiste Scor Chiarrai during the late 80s, That Jack Kissane who played for Ballydonoghue, won an All Ireland Senior Football medal with Galway in 1956. That John Dowling, (present Shannon… Read more →

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Did you know that Shannon Rangers last County Championship win at any grade was back in 2003 when the North Kerry side put back to back titles together at Under 14 level. Rangers had an inauspicious start to the campaign when they were beaten 6-16 to 4-16 in the first round to Mid Kerry in Milltown. The loosers round saw… Read more →

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did you know that the late Frank Sheehy of Listowel was the first man to score in the Railway Cup Football competition. That seven North Kerry men were on the Kerry U21 panel defeated by Meath in the 1993 All Ireland Final at Portlaoise; Shane Curtin, Desmonds, Fergus Stack, Beale, John O Connell, Tarbert, Eamon Hennessy, Ballylongford were playing. Subs… Read more →

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Did you know that 1998 was a year to remember for members of the Ballydonoghue Instrumental Music Group of Aine Dee, Claire Kissane, Katie McNamara, Sarah Nolan, Brian Kissane. They won the Scor Na Nog All Ireland Finals and became the only club to date from North Kerry ever to win a National Title at either Senior or Junior Scor… Read more →

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Did you know that Joe Langan, Tarbert, holds the record for officiating at North Kerry Championship Senior Football Finals being referee on 6 occasions; 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 2000. That another outstanding feat by a Ballyduff man, Gary O Brien who won the All Ireland Under 21 Superweight title and also on the same day collected his second National… Read more →

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Did you know that Johnny Bunyan’s name is revered by all who cherish the qualities that make the great player. Johnny Bunyan, Ballydonoghue was a great player and a versatile player, has given trojan service to every team he has ever played for and has displayed his talents on such famed grounds as Croke Park, Wembley Stadium and Gaelic Park,… Read more →

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