Valentia Young Islanders

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Valentia Young Islanders
Oilean Dairbhre Óige
Founded: 1905
County: Kerry
Colours: Red and Yellow
Coordinates: 51°54′19.85″N 10°20′16.02″W / 51.9055139°N 10.3377833°W / 51.9055139; -10.3377833Coordinates: 51°54′19.85″N 10°20′16.02″W / 51.9055139°N 10.3377833°W / 51.9055139; -10.3377833
Playing kits
Standard colours

Valentia Young Islanders are a Gaelic Athletic Association club from Valentia Island, South County Kerry, Ireland. They play in Division 4 of the county league and in the Kerry Novice Football Championship. The clubs most recent success has been winning the Munster Junior football championship final after beating Kildimo-Pallaskenry 12 points to 1-8 on January 25th 2015.

The Young Islanders is one of the many clubs affected by mass emigration, losing numerous players in this manner.[1] In recent years the club has struggled to field a sufficient number of players and has at times explored the option of merging with other local clubs.[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • Munster Junior B Football Champions 2015
  • Kerry Intermediate Football Championship Winners 1986, 1995
  • Kerry Junior Football Championship Winners 1981
  • Kerry Novice Football Championship Winners 1975, 2014
  • South Kerry Senior Football Championship Winners 1939, 1945, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2005

Notable Players[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Majella (2012-01-28). "Team torn apart as 14 players emigrate". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Valentia on the brink". Hogan Stand. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.