Kerry District League 1971 – 2010. Some facts from the past

Compiled by Christy Leahy

First Kerry District League Chairman

Chris Nugent

First Kerry District League Secretary

Pat O’Shea

First Kerry District League Treasurer

John E. Barrett

First Kerry District League Winners

Tralee Dynamos

First Kerry Oscar Traynor Team Captain

Aiden McDonald (Liebherr)

First Kerry Oscar Traynor Panel

Tom Lynch (Castleisland), Denis Hayes (Killarney Athletic), Aiden McDonald (Liebherr), Johnny Conway (Park). Tim Slattery (Park), Seamus Hoare (Cahirciveen), Tommy King (Tralee United), Peter ’Gordon’ Kerins (Tralee Dynamos), Michael Curtin (Tralee United), Brian McCarthy (Killarney Athletic), Josh White (Park), Liam Ronan (Park), Gene McCarthy (Castleisland), Tom Curran (Cahirciveen), Ted Brick (Park).

First Kerry Oscar Traynor opponents

The Naval Services

First Kerry Oscar Traynor Victory

March 1st, 1975, when they defeated the Naval Services 5-1 (Mickey Curtin(2), Josh White(2), Johnny Conway)

First Kerry Player to score in Oscar Traynor Cup

Mickey Curtin (Tralee United)

First Kerry Oscar Traynor Manager

Christy Leahy (Park)

First Kerry Team to reach Oscar Traynor Cup Final

April 1997. Lost 3-2 to Kilkenny after extra time):
Peter O’Brien (Killarney Celtic), Mike Cooper (Killarney Celtic), Sean Carey (Listowel Celtic), Paul Cassidy (Inter Kenmare), Kieran Guerin (Killarney Ath.), John Doyle (Killarney Celtic), Tommy Naughton (Park FC), Kevin O’Regan (Park FC), Eoin Moynihan (Park FC), John Hegarty (Rattoo Rovers), Pat Twomey (Inter Kenmare), Timmy Foley (Lisselton Rovers), Edward Duggan (Tralee Dynamos), Alan O’Sullivan (Inter Kenmare)

First Kerry Manager to take team to Oscar Traynor Final

John O’Regan (April 1997)

First Kerry Player to score in Oscar Traynor Cup Final

Edward Duggan (Tralee Dynamos) 1997

First Kerry Manager to win Inter League Trophy

John O’Regan (June 1998)

First Kerry Panel to win Inter League Trophy

Peter O’Brien (Killarney Celtic), Dermot Lyne (Killarney Celtic), David Hegarty (Tralee United), Paudie Landers (Tralee Dynamos), Tom Johnstone (Callinafercy), Joe Brunton (Kerryhead Rovers), Colman Huggard (Fossa), Tim Carey (Callinafercy), Billy Kerins (Tralee Dynamos), John Hearty (Tralee Utd.), John Quirke (Tralee Dynamos), Joseph White (ParkFC),

First Kerry Player to score in Inter League final

Billy Kerins (Tralee Dynamos)

First Kerry Soccer Player to win sports Star Award for Soccer

Pat Sheehan (Cahirciveen 1972/73)

First FAI Coacing Course

was held in Tralee on September 19th, 1975 under the watchful eye of John Jarman

First Goal scorer at Mounthawk Park

John Hegarty
(Kerry Oscar Traynor v. Clare , 1996)

First Kerry Delegate to Munster Football Association

Joe Grant (1974-1976)

First team to win Division One for three successive seasons

Park (1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77)

First team to win the K.O. Cup for three successive seasons

Cahirciveen (1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75)

First team to win the Anchor shield for three successive seasons

Park(1974-75 1975-76, 1976-77)

First Kerry man to become Chairman of Munster Football Association

John O’Regan

First National Title won at Mounthak Park

Tralee Dynamos youths (v. Stella Maris, Dublin, 1998)

The fastest Goal scored at Mounthawk Park

James Dunne in 93 seconds (v. Spa Road celtic in Golf Hotel League Cup Final 2003

The Greatest Goal scored at Mounthawk Park

Mike Moloney, (Fenit Samphires) Snicker FAI Youths Cup Semi-Final, 2003

The first goal on the All-Weather pitch in Mounthawk Park

Natasha O’Sullivan, (Tralee Dynamos) Denny Ladies League Final versus Inter Kenmare 2015