Camp Notes – 18th. March 2014



Congratulations to Diane Herlihy, Kilteenbane, Camp and Adrian Guilan of Birr, Co. Offaly on their marriage on Saturday last at St. Marys Church, Camp. Fr. John Buckley PP officiated at the ceremony. The happy couple were blessed glorious sunshine on their special day. The wedding reception was held in The Skellig Hotel, Dingle where the huge wedding party of family and friends enjoyed a fabulous meal and a great day by all accounts.  Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh, Diane and Adrian.


Sympathy is extended to Tom O Shea, Kilteenbane, Camp  on the recent death of his sister  Josephine Sheehy (nee O Shea) of Lixnaw. And also last week, the news of the death of Richard Curran, Annascaul was received with sadness in the parish. Richard never missed Camp September Sheep Fair and Ballinclare Horse and sheep Fair in Annascaul.  Jean Bowe formerly of Duagh, Camp too passed to her eternal reward in the past week. And in Dingle the community  are mourning the recent sad passing of Christina Geaney (nee Fitzgerald) . The youth of West Kerry will remember her fondly when she was a Leader with  Dingle Youth Club and in the KDYS West Kerry Mini Region of Youth Clubs where she was particularly interested and involved in the organisation of The Annual Games Competitions.  Sympathy is extended to all their relatives and many friends.

Sympathy is also extended to Kate Quirke, Scrallagh Beg, Camp on the death of her father John Hussey of Sneem and to Kate’s mother Betty (nee O Donnell) formerly of Slieve, Camp and to all the family.  The newsof the recent sudden and unexpected death of Dick O Riordan, Tramore, Co. Waterford was received with shock and sadness by the many people who knew him in Camp.  Dick is survived by his wife Anne (nee Griffin) Coole, Camp and family to whom sympathy is extended.  May they Rest In Peace.


There was great excitement in Camp  when Andjrianna McCormack, Glandine, Camp  won an amazing E133,000 in The RTE winning Streak Show.  It was good luck for Andjrianna from the word go, winning E48,000 in early games in the show and then going on to spin the wheel and win E85,000.  And Andjrianna’s  lucky mascot was her husband Joey’s Kerry Minor Football Medal which he won in 1996. Congratulations and best of luck with your winnings, Andjrianna.


Thursday 27th March Talk on Nutrition with Irene Fitzgerald
Thursday 3rd April Monthly business meeting
Thursday 10th April Camp Guild AGM
These meetings all at 8pm


James Crean did the parish proud when he lined out with the un/21 Kerry Minors against Cork scoring 1 goal and 3 pts on Wednesday 12th March last.  Congratulations James !!


Congratulations to Jimmy O Dwyer on winning The Junction Bar Cheltenham Tipster, first prize. Brendan McCarthy was 2nd and Eddie O Donnell 3rd and Sean Stepney 4th. on a board of 30 participants.  Great fun was had by all !!  Bernadette Fitzgerald The Junction Bar presented the prizes on Friday afternoon.

Annascaul Senior Football Team:

Annascaul qualified recently for a semi-final position in the West Kerry League and Annascaul were also successful away to Lispole on a score line of 0-12 to 0-9.

The game opened with a point from Jason Hickson in the first minute of the game. Lispole answered in the tenth minute, but with points from Eamonn Hickson and Shane Foley, Lispole were trailing at the half-time stage on a score line of 0-5 to 0-3.Jason Hickson once again opened for Annascaul in the fifth minute of the second half, with James Scanlon pointing, and a burst from Shane Foley adding two consecutive points giving Annascaul a six point lead in the opening stages.However, that was short lived with a hungry Lispole adding five unanswered points to the score board coming within one point of Annascaul. With Lispole on their tails, Annascaul’s upped the work rate with John Bowler, David Clifford and young Alan Falvey slotting over in the final stages of the game leaving them victorious. Best for Annascaul were Eamonn Hickson, Shane Foley, James Scanlon, Jason Hickson and man-of-the-match Emmet Kennedy.The West Kerry League semi-final matches are scheduled for next weekend, times and venues to be announced.Tommy Pierce,

Donal O’Connor, Gearoid O Shea, Andrew Finn,

Daniel O Connell, Eamonn Hickson (0-1), Keith Moynihan,

James Scanlon (0-1), Emmet Kennedy,

Ger Farrelly, Shane Foley (0-3), John Bowler (0-1),

Jason Hickson (0-4,1f), Jamie Finn, Shane Scanlon.

SUBS: David Clifford (0-1), Eoin O’Neill, Paul Whelehan, James Sayers, and Alan Falvey (0-1) and Stephen Pierce.

Best of luck to James Crean who will be lining out for Kerry’s U21’s this Wednesday night against Cork, in the Austin Stacks Park Tralee at 7.30pm.

Thank you to all who supported the Annascaul-Camp-Inch Coiste Na nÓg’s fundraising quiz in Hannafin’s bar, Annascaul recently and to those who purchased the Croke Park tickets, where all proceedings went directly to the club.

Annascaul U14 Team:

The Annascaul U14 team were beaten in round 2 by a far stronger Dingle side recently away to Dingle. In round 3.


Annascaul lost out last weekend in the West Kerry League Semi-Final to Dingle in Pairc an Aghasaigh on a score line of 1-13 to 0-7.

Dingle opened the scoring with a point from Mark Evans in the first minute of the game, shortly followed by a point from Annascauls Jason Hickson. It was tit-for-tat in the opening quarter between Jason Hickson and Mark Evans until Dingles Breandán Kelliher shot to the back of the net which saw Dingle a goal up at the end of the first quarter. However, points from James Crean and Jason Hickson narrowed the gap with a half time score of Dingle 1-03 to Annascaul 0-5.

Annascaul added to the score board with a point from James Crean in the first minute of the second half but unfortunately for Annascaul they were unable to respond to a spree of points from Mikey Geaney and Mark Evans. Jason Hickson scored a point from play in the closing minutes but this was far from enough to fend off a stronger performance by Dingle in the second half.

Best for Annascaul were Emmet Kenney, Shane Foley, David Clifford, Eoin O’Neill and Annascauls man-of-the-match Jason Hickson.

TEAM: Tommy Pierce,

Andrew Finn, Gearoid O Shea, Eoghan O’ Neill, Daniel O Connell, Eamonn Hickson, Keith Moynihan, James Scanlon, Emmet Kennedy,  David Clifford, Shane Foley, Ger Farelly, James Crean (0-2, 1f), Jason Hickson (0-5, 4f,), Johnny Deane. Subs Used: Fionn Coakley for Andrew Finn and John Bowler for Ger Farrelly. Subs: Donal O’ Connor, Paul Whelehan, Frances Herlihy, Jamie Finn, Stephen Pierce, Shane Scanlon and Jamie Quirke.

Annascaul are away to Scartaglin this coming weekend in Round 1 of the Credit Union County Senior Fooball League, time and date to be confirmed. Well done to James Crean on his performance with the Kerry U21’s last Wednesday night, unfortunately Kerry were unsuccessful losing out to Cork on a scoreline of Cork 0-18 to Kerry 2-08.