Cup battles resume and players are ready for action

The Spa side that bowed out of the Kerry SFC after a dramatic penalty shootout against Killarney Legion.
Picture: Anne Holland

AFTER a long wait, resulting from the lengthy Covid-19 lay-off, action finally resumes in the 2020 East Kerry Senior Football Championship this weekend and club players, particularly those already out of the Kerry SFC, are eagerly looking forward to getting back on the field for a competitive game.

There are a number of serious contenders for the Aquila Club O’Donoghue Cup on this occasion and two of them will be in action under lights in Rathbeg tonight when near neighbours Rathmore and Gneeveguilla face each other in the first round (7.00pm).

Before that, in Kilcummin this afternoon, the home side will entertain Glenflesk at 3.00pm and that promises to be an enthralling quarter-final clash between two good sides.

The other first round tie at 12 noon on Sunday will see Marc Ó Sé’s Listry host O’Donoghue cup debutantes Kenmare which is a side made up of players outside of senior championship side Kenmare Shamrocks.

Paudie Clifford: Will line out for Fossa against Spa

A big crowd is expected in Spa this Saturday afternoon when the side unlucky to bow out of the senior championship following a dramatic penalty shootout with Killarney Legion last weekend, entertain the Clifford brothers and Fossa. That eagerly anticipated clash will get underway at 2.00pm.

Extra time will be played in all games, if required, and if the sides are still level at that stage, a penalty shootout will be required to determine a winner on the day.

As this is still the 2020 competition, it will be played under the rules that prevailed last year rules so players that were under17 in 2020 are not allowed to play.

Dr Crokes are still involved in the Kerry senior championship so their game remains on hold.