Killarney Legion GAA

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Killarney Legion
An Léigiún
Founded: 1929
County: Kerry
Club colours: Green & White
Grounds: Dereen, Killarney
Coordinates: 52°04′24.53″N 9°30′26.88″W / 52.0734806°N 9.5074667°W / 52.0734806; -9.5074667Coordinates: 52°04′24.53″N 9°30′26.88″W / 52.0734806°N 9.5074667°W / 52.0734806; -9.5074667
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Kerry
champions
Football : - - 1

Killarney Legion are a Gaelic Athletic Association club from Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. The club was founded on a March evening in 1929 when a group of eleven men held a meeting in the then Temperance Hall in High Street, Killarney (where O'Shea's garage is today).

Recent history[edit]

In the 2007 Kerry Senior Football Championship, Legion reached the 3rd round by beating John Mitchels of Tralee 0-16 to 1-6, then losing to rivals Dr. Crokes 1-16 to 0-9. Legion now have a new state of the art clubhouse and have just commenced the development of a stand aligning the southern side of the main pitch. The stature of the juvenile section of the club is at an all-time high at present. Legion's U14 team represented Kerry in the Feile competition of 2006 held in Wicklow and again in 2009 held in Kildare. Also the minor teams(U18) have reached three county finals in a row since 2007, winning two. Legion's senior team is currently in transition remaining in Division 2 this season while also maintaining their County Championship status.

Notable players[edit]

All-Ireland medal winners from the Legion include:

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

  • Ml. Coffey 1926
  • D. O'Connor 1929-32
  • Timmy O'Leary 1937-39
  • Ml. Lyne 1937-41
  • Jackie Lyne 1946-53
  • Denny Lyne 1946
  • Donie Murphy 1953
  • Mixie Palmer 1953-55
  • Gerald O'Sullivan 1953-55
  • J. J. Sheehan 1953-55
  • Johnny Culloty 1955-59-62-69-70
  • Diarmuid O'Donoghue 1980-84
  • Peter O'Leary 1997, 2000
  • John Cronin 2004
  • Brian Kelly 2014
  • Jonathan Lyne 2014
  • James O'Donoghue 2014

All-Ireland Junior Football Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship[edit]

  • Timmy O'Leary 1931-32-33
  • Ml. Lyne 1933
  • Johnny Brien 1946
  • Donie Murphy 1946
  • J. J. Sheehan 1946
  • Marcus O'Neill 1950
  • Tim Kelliher 1963
  • Padraig Brosnan 1975
  • Paudie Sheehan 1975
  • Richard O'Brien 1980
  • Peter O'Leary 1988

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship[edit]

(with East Kerry)

National Football League[edit]

Railway Cup Football[edit]

  • D. O'Connor 1931
  • Jackie Lyne 1946-48-49
  • Tom Spillane 1949

All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup[edit]

  • Donie Murphy
  • J. J. Sheahan
  • Pat Lucey with Munster 1947
  • Tommy Leahy with St. Brendan's 1969
  • Denis Doodey, Donal O'Leary, Darren Counihan, Ted Bowler

Universities Sigerson Cup[edit]

Roll of honour[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rampant Crokes show no mercy". Irish Examiner. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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