The Kerry District League (KDL) (known as the Denny Kerry District League for sponsorship reasons) is an amateur league for football clubs in County Kerry, Ireland. The league's jurisdiction covers almost the whole of County Kerry,except Tarbert, whose local club, Ferry Rangers, compete in the Desmond League. In the past however, clubs from the Millstreet and Ballydesmond areas have competed in the league. There are six divisions in the main league, bound by a system of promotion and relegation . 61 teams compete in the league, including 48 first teams and 13 B-Teams. Officially, the season runs from September to May, however, it is not uncommon for teams to finish their season in late July and start all over again barely two weeks afterwards. The league is featured in much of County Kerry's media like the The Kerryman and the Kerry's Eye.
The league is split up into 8 divisions, 6 divisions in the senior league, and 2 divisions for the youths league and Under-17 League. There are 11 clubs in the Premier A, 10 in the Premier B, Division 1A and Division 1B, 8 in Division 2A and 11 in Division 2B. The divisions all run linearly (i.e. there are no geographical divisions) and are aided with a promotion and relegation system. The first and second placed teams of each lower division are promoted to the next highest division, while the two bottom teams of the division are then relegated to the lower corresponding division.
Many of the clubs in the KDL, especially those in the greater Tralee area, use Mounthawk Park as their home pitch. The ground is owned by the League and in addition has served as the base for the KDL's inter-league teams. Furthermore, some of the larger clubs have developed their own pitches in recent years.
On the 24th of November 2013, Mike Griffin of CSKA Tralee replicated a Dennis Bergkamp'esque goal against Castleisland B team in the Division 1A. The ball was played into his feet by the CSKA full back Chris Foley, and Griffin proceeded to flick the ball over two Castleisland defenders, spin, and dinked the ball delightfully over the oncoming goalkeeper. KDL journalist Jordan Murphy who was covering the game for local papers, was testing a newly acquired camera and caught the goal on camera and uploaded it to YouTube, where it has been an instant hit. With over a 100,000 views in less than 24 hours, it has provided some well needed advertising for the League.