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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 McAuliffe, Duagh, (Captain of the victorious Shannon Rangers 1964 team) Pat Kelly, Pat Joe McEnery, Moyvane, Kieran Rohan, St. Senans, Eric Brown, Listowel Emmets. On the way to the final Feale Rangers defeated South Kerry at the Quarter Final stage by 5-15 to 2-9. A local North Kerry derby and a repeat of the previous years final which Shannon Rangers won but on this occasion in a semi final the Feale got through by a point.

In the final Feale Rangers inspired by team captain, Johnny Wren, the hodoo is broken and the County Championship comes across the Feale for the first time in the history of the Association. That historic team lined out as follows; John Kennelly, Listowel Emmets, Paddy Hannon, Listowel Emmets, Gerald Leahy, Listowel Emmets, Johnny Wren, Tarbert, Capt, Sean Walsh, Moyvane, Tim Kennelly, Listowel Emmets, Eamon Fitzmaurice, Moyvane, Jimmy Deenihan, Finuge, Johnny Mulvihill, Moyvane, Robert Bunyan, Ballydonoghue, Johnny Bunyan, Ballydonoghue, Tommy Bridgeman, Tarbert, Pat Flaherty, Listowel Emmets, Paddy Mulvihill, Moyvane, Gerald O Sullivan, Tarbert. Subs, Patsy O Connell, Tarbert, Seamus Donovan, Listowel Emmets, Timmy O Sullivan, Finuge, Mike O Brien, Tarbert, Mike McGuire, Listowel Emmets, Mike Mulvihill, Moyvane.

In fact 16 of that panel wore the green and gold of their County at some grade or another.

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