Cork are one of the greatest Ladies teams of all time. There is no arguing with the fact that they have set the standard in modern ladies’ football. And if, with a lot of the big names gone from the fold, it could be argued that this wasn’t quite the powerhouse of old....well, there was plenty of the big names left.
But this was Kerry, and they have been growing into the green and gold jersey for some time. Some of them have been there on the hard days, the days when Cork steamrolled us before going on to claim another All-Ireland. Some of them are part of a rising new generation, infusing the jersey with an age old pride that belies their years. Last Saturday in Fitzgerald Stadium, they all stood together.
Dr Crokes maintained their one hundred per cent County League record with their 5th win out of 5 in Strand Road on Saturday evening.
Both sides were depleted with Rahillys missing 12 of their starting championship side on the night. Crokes were missing some key players as well but their reserves showed what strength in depth there is now in existence at the Killarney club.
A 61st minute goal from ace corner forward, Conor Keane, secured victory over Listowel Emmets and two vital County League points for Legion sending them back to the top of the Division 2 table.
Direen was drenched in sunshine for this encounter at Legion’s home ground on last Sunday but the home side, having built up a six point advantage after 41 minutes, suddenly found themselves desperately defending their lead in the closing minutes as Emmets manfully fought their way back into the game.