Killarney Legion GAA

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Killarney Legion
An Léigúin, Cill Airne
Founded: 1929
County: Kerry, Ireland
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
Kerry, Ireland
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. The club won the Under 21 Club Chamoionship in 2011 and 2012. Legion's senior team was relegated to Division 2 for the 2014 season, but won that straight away. Killarney Legion GAA came so close to winning the County Championship 2015 after beating Mid Kerry, Feale Rangers, Kerins O' Rahillys and Rathmore. Legion met South Kerry in the County Final but lost in extra time of a replay.

Notable players[edit]

All-Ireland medal winners from the Legion include:

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

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]


  1. ^ "Rathmore retain cup as Legion's wait continues". Irish Examiner. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rampant Crokes show no mercy". Irish Examiner. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "South Kerry land the killer punch". Irish Examiner. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 

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