Kerry Senior Football Championship

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Kerry Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2018 Kerry Senior Football Championship
Colours of Leitrim.svg
IrishCraobh Sinsear Peile Chiarraí
CodeGaelic football
Founded1889; 129 years ago (1889)
RegionColours of Leitrim.svg Kerry (GAA)
TrophyBishop Moynihan Cup
No. of teams17
Title holdersColours of Kilkenny.svg Dr. Crokes (13th title)
Most titlesColours of Kilkenny.svg Dr. Crokes (13 titles)
SponsorsGarvey's SuperValu

The Kerry Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Football Championship) is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1889 for the top Gaelic football teams in the county of Kerry in Ireland.

The series of games are played during the summer and autumn months, with the county final currently being played in FitzGerald Stadium in October. Initially played a knock-out competition, the championship currently uses a double elimination format whereby each team is guaranteed at least two games.

The Kerry County Championship is an integral part of the wider Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship. The winners of the Kerry county final join the champion clubs of the other five counties to contest the provincial championship. The winning team of the county championship also has the honour of naming the captain of the Kerry senior team for the following year.

The title has been won at least once by 22 different teams. The all-time record-holders are Austin Stacks and Dr. Crokes who have won a total of 12 titles each.

Dr. Crokes are the title-holders after defeating South Kerry by 0-17 to 1-12 in the 2017 championship final.

Participating Teams[edit]

The teams taking part in the 2018 Kerry Senior Football Championship are:

Team Team Location Club/Divisional Club's Divisional Side
Austin Stacks Tralee Club St. Brendan's
Dingle Dingle Club West Kerry
An Ghaeltacht Gallarus Club West Kerry
Dr. Crokes Killarney Club East Kerry
East Kerry x Divisional (Firies, Fossa, Glenflesk, Gneevguilla, Listry, Spa, Kilcummin) x
Feale Rangers x Divisional (Clounmacon, Duagh, Finuge, Listowel Emmets, Moyvane, St. Senan's) x
Kenmare District x Divisional (Kilgarvan, Tousist, Templenoe) x
Kerins O'Rahillys Tralee Club St. Brendan's
Killarney Legion Killarney Club East Kerry
Kenmare Shamrocks Kenmare Club Kenmare District
Mid Kerry x Divisional (Beaufort, Cromane, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Keel, Laune Rangers, Milltown/Castlemaine)
Rathmore Rathmore Club East Kerry
Shannon Rangers x Divisional (Asdee, Ballydonoghue, Ballyduff, Ballylongford, Beale, Tarbert) x
South Kerry x Divisional (Derrynane, Dromid Pearses, Renard, Skellig Rangers, Sneem, St. Mary's, Valentia Young Islanders, Waterville, St.Michaels/Foilmore) x
St. Brendan's Tralee Divisional (Churchill, John Mitchell's, Na Gaeil, St. Patrick's Blennerville, Ardfert) x
St. Kieran's Castleisland Divisional (Ballymacelligott, Brosna, Castleisland Desmonds, Cordal, Currow, Knocknagoshel, Scartaglin) x
West Kerry x Divisional (, Annascaul, Castlegregory, Lispole) x

Top winners[edit]

Team Winner Winning Years
1 Dr. Crokes 13 1901, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1991, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
2 Austin Stacks 12 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1986, 1994, 2014
3 Laune Rangers 10 1889, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1900, 1911, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
John Mitchels 10 1929, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966
South Kerry 10 1955, 1956, 1958, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015
3 Tralee Mitchels 9 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1917, 1919
4 East Kerry 7 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1997, 1998, 1999
5 Kerins O'Rahilly's 6 1933, 1939, 1953, 1954, 1957, 2002
Dingle 6 1938, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1948
Shannon Rangers 5 1942, 1945, 1964, 1972, 1977
6 Ballymacelligott 4 1891, 1894, 1895, 1918
Mid Kerry 4 1967, 1971, 1992, 2008
7 Feale Rangers 3 1978, 1980, 2007
West Kerry 3 1984, 1985, 1990
Tralee Division 3 1925, 1926, 1927
8 An Ghaeltacht 2 2001, 2003
Kenmare District 2 1974, 1987
Killarney 2 1949, 1983
9 St. Kierans, Castleisland 1 1988
Dick Fitzgeralds 1 1951
Castleisland Desmonds 1 1950
Killarney Legion 1 1946

Finals Listed By Year[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Records and statistics[edit]

Teams[edit]

By decade[edit]

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Kerry Senior Football Championship titles, is as follows:

Gaps[edit]

Top ten longest gaps between successive championship titles:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1889 | Laune Rangers History". history.launerangers.ie. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ http://history.launerangers.ie/?p=1058
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  4. ^ "Fitz injury fails to halt champions". Irish Independent. 25 November 2012.
  5. ^ "It's Captain Galvin for Kerry as Feale land title". Irish Independent. 25 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Kerins O'Rahilly's 0-09 Mid Kerry 1-07". RTÉ News. 30 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Crokes cruise to three in-a-row". Irish Examiner. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Dr Crokes 4-16 Austin Stacks 0-12". Irish Independent. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Mid Kerry spurn late chances and save Stacks". The Irish Examiner. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Donaghy stars as Stacks crowned Kerry champs". rte.ie. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  11. ^ "Kerry SFC final replay: Donaghy the destroyer as Stacks end wait". Hogan Stand. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  12. ^ "South Kerry land the killer punch". Irish Examiner. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Crokes make final their own as Kenmare struggle to cope". Irish Independent. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Final". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  15. ^ "Sixth Kerry title in eight years for Dr Crokes". The Irish Examiner. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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