Category Archives: GAA

One man protest but kids meet their heroes

EXCITED young Kerry GAA supporters met their heroes at Fitzgerald Stadium this Saturday with the vast majority oblivious to the one-man protest at the only open entrance to the grounds on Lewis Road. A lone supporter stood silently with a homemade banner stating: “Gough Out: Neutral Referee Please”. There had earlier been a call on… Continue Reading

‘I have seen prices jump from €140 to €580 in the space of 14 days’

ROCKETING hotel prices in Dublin will prevent many Kerry supporters from travelling to support the team in the All-Ireland final, it has been claimed. One Kerry County Council member has even alleged that there is “some kind of agreed pricing system” between many hotels in the capital. Cllr Michael Cahill has urged the government to… Continue Reading

Gough gets to soften critics’ cough

DESPITE very vocal opposition from numerous Kerry supporters – as well as a former high-profile Kerry manager and at least one player – Dublin resident David Gough has been given the task of refereeing the Kerry v Dublin All-Ireland final. Although he is a native of Meath, Gough (36) lives and works in the capital… Continue Reading

‘They make their pilgrimage home again with our old friend Sam Maguire’

GIFTED and prolific Killarney poet Tim Buckley has been quick out of the starting blocks with a tribute to the great Kerry team and a look ahead to the All-Ireland final clash with five-in-a-row seeking Dublin in Croke Park on September 1. Tim (pictured), whose family owns the Arbutus Hotel in Killarney, knows his football… Continue Reading