THE 6th annual Sandra Keane u/13 ladies football blitz sponsored Liber House. will take place on Saturday, July 20th at the John Mitchels sports complex Tralee with a starting time of 10 am.
The tournament, which is run by the North Kerry ladies football board, has been a massive success since it was first initiated in 2013.
Chairman of the board Rory Kilgallen explained why they organised the tournament in the first place. “Basically we wanted to honour the memory of Sandra Keane,” he said.
Assistant Secretary Christina Curtain “Sandra was a Loyal servant of Kerins O’ Rahilly’s ladies football club, and not only did she play for the club, but she also managed teams and was a great supporter until her untimely death in 2007.
The original plan was for a small tournament to be held in a Tralee venue , but the success of the tournament has meant that we have had to expand. There are now 16 clubs taking part, Twelve from North Kerry And four From East Kerry which adds up to Over 300 Girls playing for Four different Trophies. It really is a full day of Ladies football! Although it is a serious football competition , there is a massive fun element to it as well,” Rory said.
Treasurer Of The Board James Hayes Is Hoping lots of parents will come to support, and to give all the young players the support that they deserve. and maybe enjoy a tea or a coffee as well.
It is a good family day out and a great event to honour Sandra who really gave her heart and soul to ladies football,” he said
Teams Taking Part ; Kerins O Rahillys – John Mitchels – Na Gaeil -Austin Stacks -Ballymac – Castleisland Desmonds – Castlegregory – Dingle/Annascaul – Churchill – Ballyduff – Corca Dhuibhne – Abbeydorney – Scartaglin – Dr Crokes – Killarney Legion – Rathmore