North Kerry Senior Football Championship

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The North Kerry Senior Football Championship is a Gaelic football competition for GAA clubs affiliated to the North Kerry Division of Kerry. The official name of the competition is The Bernard O'Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship, in honour of the late Bernie O'Callaghan (Beale) who was Chairman of the North Kerry GAA Board for 25 years (1974 to 1998) and did a huge amount of work for North Kerry football. The Championship runs from October to December each year but has on occasion continued into the New Year due to replays and postponements. Fourteen clubs are eligible to play in the Championship: Asdee, Ballydonoghue, Ballyduff, Ballylongford, Beale, Brosna, Castleisland Desmonds, Duagh, Finuge, Knocknagoshel, Listowel Emmets, Moyvane, St. Senan's and Tarbert. The Championship is played on a straight knock-out basis with all matches being played at neutral venues.

Moyvane have been the most successful team in the Championship with 18 titles. The prize for the winners is the Eamon O'Donoghue Memorial Cup. Named after the Asdee native who starred for the great Ballylongford team of the 60's and 70's. The current holders of the cup are Beale who won the 2014 final in O'Rahilly Park, Ballylongford against 2013 winners & defending champions Listowel Emmets on a score line of 0-11 to 0-10.

2014 Championship[edit]

All fourteen clubs entered the Championship this year. Two teams received byes through to the Quarter-Finals with the remaining clubs being drawn to play in the First Round.


  First Round Quarter finals Semi Final Final
                                     
 Beale 2-05  
 Asdee 0-08  
   Beale 1-14  
       Knocknagoshel 0-09  
      
        
   Beale 2-12  
     Ballyduff 2-09  
 Castleisland Desmonds 1-16  
 Ballydonoghue (AET) 2-16  
   Ballydonoghue 0-11
     Ballyduff 2-06  
      
        
   Beale 0-11
   Listowel Emmets 0-10
 St Senan's 3-15  
 Ballylongford 1-04  
   St Senan's (R) 1-10
     Brosna 1-06  
 Brosna 2-07
 Tarbert 0-03  
   St Senan's 2-05
   Listowel Emmets (R) 1-14  
 Moyvane 2-12  
 Duagh 0-06  
   Moyvane 0-06
     Listowel Emmets 2-11  
 Listowel Emmets (AET) 0-13
 Finuge 0-12  

Roll of honour[edit]

Rank Team Wins Winning Years
1 Moyvane 18 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1983, 1995, 1999, 2003
2 Ballylongford 14 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1953, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1986, 1993, 2000
Listowel Emmets 14 1926, 1931, 1933, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1976, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013
4 Beale 8 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2014
5 Ballydonoghue 7 1945, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1992
6 Tarbert 6 1948, 1969, 1973, 1985, 1990, 2010
Duagh 6 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1962, 2012
Finuge 5 1967, 1987, 1996, 2001, 2011
9 Castleisland Desmonds 4 1980, 1988, 2002, 2007
10 Ballyduff 3 1994, 2005, 2006
11 Craughdarrig 1 1934
An tArm 1 1944
Clounmacon 1 1954

Finals[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2014[1] Beale 0-11 Listowel Emmets 0-10
2013[2] Listowel Emmets 1-08 Castleisland Desmonds 0-10
2012[3] Duagh 0-09 Beale 0-06
2011 Finuge 1-09 Beale 0-11
2010 Tarbert Listowel Emmets
2009 Listowel Emmets Finuge
2008 Listowel Emmets Duagh
2007 Castleisland Desmonds Finuge
2006 Ballyduff Listowel Emmets
2005 Ballyduff Listowel Emmets
2004 Listowel Emmets Finuge
2003 Moyvane Castleisland Desmonds
2002 Castleisland Desmonds Duagh
2001 Finuge Castleisland Desmonds
2000 Ballylongford St. Senan's
1999 Moyvane Tarbert
1998 Listowel Emmets Finuge
1997 Listowel Emmets Beale
1996 Finuge Moyvane
1995 Moyvane Listowel Emmets
1994 Ballyduff Ballydonoghue
1993 Ballylongford Ballyduff
1992 Ballydonoghue Listowel Emmets
1991 Listowel Emmets Castleisland Desmonds
1990 Tarbert Moyvane
1989 Beale Moyvane
1988 Castleisland Desmonds Beale
1987 Finuge Moyvane
1986 Ballylongford Castleisland Desmonds
1985 Tarbert Listowel Emmets
1984 Beale Moyvane
1983 Moyvane Ballylongford
1982 Beale Ballylongford
1981 Beale Moyvane
1980 Castleisland Desmonds St. Senan's
1979 Beale Moyvane
1978 Beale Moyvane
1977 Beale Ballylongford
1976 Listowel Emmets Tarbert
1975 Ballylongford Listowel Emmets
1974 Ballylongford Tarbert
1973 Tarbert Ballylongford
1972 Listowel Emmets Finuge
1971 Ballylongford Moyvane
1970 Ballylongford Moyvane
1969 Tarbert Ballylongford
1968 Ballylongford Ballyduff
1967 Finuge Ballylongford
1966 Moyvane Ballylongford
1965 Listowel Emmets Ballylongford
1964 Moyvane Tarbert
1963 Moyvane
1962 Duagh
1961 Moyvane
1960 Duagh
1959 Ballydonoghue
1958 Moyvane Tarbert
1957 Listowel Emmets Clounmacon
1956 Duagh
1955 Duagh Clounmacon
1954 Clounmacon Tarbert
1953 Ballylongford
1952 Ballydonoghue
1951 Duagh
1950 Ballydonoghue
1949 Ballydonoghue
1948 Tarbert Ballyduff
1947 Ballylongford
1946 Ballydonoghue
1945 Ballydonoghue Finuge
1944 An tArm
1943 Ballylongford
1942 Ballylongford
1941 Ballylongford
1940 Ballylongford
1939 Moyvane
1938 Moyvane
1937 Moyvane
1936 Moyvane
1935 No championship
1934 Craughdarrig
1933 Listowel Emmets
1932 Moyvane(Newtownsandes)
1931 Listowel Emmets
1930 Moyvane(Newtownsandes)
1929 No championship
1928 Moyvane(Newtownsandes)
1927 Moyvane(Newtownsandes)
1926 Listowel Emmets
1925 Moyvane(Newtownsandes) Faha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungry Beale end 25-year famine". Irish Examiner. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Controversy rages over Listowel’s winner". Irish Examiner. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maher inspires as Duagh end 50-year drought in replay". Irish Examiner. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015.