A decade of Kerry dominance in the Munster Junior Club Championship ended in Mallow last Sunday, but Dromid Pearses could walk off the pitch at the finish with their heads high, having played a great role in one of the best Munster Finals at the grade in many a year.
Of course, one could argue that Knocknagree, ensconced within the borders of Rathmore parish, are themselves of Kerry, but that is only geography, not sentiment.
There was Elation for four-in-a-row Rathmore and utter devastation for Killarney Legion who failed in their bid to bridge a forty-one year gap to capture the O’Donoghue Cup at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday.
It came down to the last kick of the game, but Jamie O’Sullivan’s long range free sailed wide of the far upright. If he had found the target, it would have brought the encounter into extra-time.
St Marys Cahirciveen’s campaign to capture 4-in-a-row South Kerry Senior Football Championship titles remains on track but only after overcoming a dogged Skellig Rangers side in a bruising semi-final encounter played in Valentia on last Saturday afternoon.
Indeed the Portmagee side, who were beset by injuries, were right in this game until they had midfielder, Martin O’Sullivan, red carded just six minutes into the second half with the sides on level terms at the time.