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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 19th November, 2015


Jim O Gorman

Sports Editor


Kerry's Eye Sports Supplement




a star

Aislinn Desmond from the Rathmore club was Kerry's sole representative on the 2015 TG4 Ladies All Star winning team.

Desmond was named at full back on the Ladies All Stars football team which was announced at the annual awards ceremony on Friday night.

The defender was one of 5 Kerry players who were nominated this year - Cait Lynch, Caroline Kelly, Bernie Breen and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh had also been shortlisted.

This is Desmond's first award and is a fitting recognition of the defender's contribution to a season where Kerry won the Munster Senior title beating Cork.

Kerry then went on to exit the competition at semi-final stage to eventual All-Ireland winners Cork.

The Rebellettes once again swept the boards at the award ceremony with dual star Briege Corkery named the TG4 Ladies football Players' Player of the Year for the second time.

She becomes the first player to win it twice, after picking up the accolade in 2012. Cora Staunton picked up her 10th award and in doing so she joined the great Mary Jo Curran from Kerry as the only players to have won 10 Ladies All Stars.

Title hangs

in the balance

South Kerry are the marginal favourites with the bookies to capture their 10th Kerry Senior Football Championship in Sunday's Garvey's SuperValu Kerry Senior County Football Championship Final Replay in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

The contest is seen by many as too close to call with Legion attempting to win a first Senior County title in 69 years on the back of a disappointing loss to Nemo Rangers in the Munster Senior Championship on Sunday last.

Legion manager Peter Keane was unsure of the impact of that defeat on his players.

"It's hard to know  - obviously you'd like to think that a good hard game will benefit us, that's what we are hoping to get out of it anyway.

"Our priority was no doubt next Sunday, there's no two ways about that, but look we were there and we went out and we gave it our best shot and it didn't work for us.

"It's only next Sunday that we will really know the effect of the Nemo game."

South Kerry manager John Sugrue is just delighted that his team are still in with a chance of winning this year's title despite the controversy surrounding the finish to the drawn final.

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McElligott in Paradise as Silva beats Matt finish

Paddy McElligott the proprietor of Lystoll Nursing Home, Skehenerin, Listowel was a happy man at Shelbourne Park on Saturday's 'Nights Of Stars' as he is part owner of the big race shock winner Paradise Silva, who was a 14/1 outsider.

Paradise Silva has been a great, if at times unlucky, servant for the Jarne, Davis, McElligott Syndicate but he struck again with a fantastic effort in the BoyleSports 550.

Silva, from the Hondo Black/ Dalcash Diva pedigree, took a flier from trap four and led up from Derby winner Ballymac Matt and Skywalker Rory. A bump between the latter duo saw Ballymac emerge a clear second but already it was clear that Silva would be hard to catch.

He maintained a tremendous gallop down the far side and defied the best efforts of Ballymac Matt as he raced home a two length winner from Ballymac Matt in 30.22.

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