Around the Districts: Camp to Castlegregory



The Murphy family of Knockavinna said a sad farewell to Mrs Joan Murphy last week. A loving wife and mother, Joan was a popular member of her community. All who met her remembered her gentle demeanor and friendliness. Joan and her husband PatJoe, married for 62 years, were devoted to one another. She will be missed by all who knew her. As a Parish we send our most sincere condolences to all her family, neighbors and friends.

GAA Round Up

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Brosna.

Shield Glory

The KnockBrosna minors had a thrilling victory over a strong Na Gaeil side on Saturday. In flawless weather and pitch conditions in Currow, the two sides put on a display of high-speed and skill in the Shield Final. KnockBrosna had the edge in the final quarter after a Ronaldo-esque goal from distance by Connor Cahill turned the tides in our favour. Impressive late points by Brosna’s Jack O’Sullivan, Mikey Nolan’s and Maurice Lane’s pushed KnockBrosna into safe territory before the final whistle.

The Brosna contingent, making up a total of 10 players across the panel, all added value. But not forgetting Knocknagoshel. It was certainly a two-club effort, not just on the pitch but from the sidelines. We acknowledge the wonderful management of dedicated Mike Brosnan along with Noel Brosnan and Declan Mangan and trainers Mike Walsh and John Bell. Congratulations to all players and management from both Knocknagoshel and Brosna who delivered a captivating final and victory.

Minor Shield FT KnockBrosna 1 15. Na Gaeil 1 11.

A close encounter

In Cordal on Sunday, our District panel of St Kieran’s under the excellent stewardship of Jimmy Keane took on the might of Kenmare Shamrocks. A large crowd was gathered for what promised to be a high-octane game. A lot of younger fans turned out eager to see the legendary Seanie O’Shea and Stephen O’Brien in full flight for Kenmare. St Kierans put on a spirited performance, the electric Paul Walsh’s 1-4 tally was, in itself, impressive and Shane Fitzmaurice’s valiant work in defense was also noteworthy.

With 8 minutes to go it was all square but a resurgence by Kenmare against the 14-man St Kieran’s saw three quick points find home. Sadly, it was not our day. We acknowledge all the work, time and effort put into our District team by Jimmy K, the Brosna and district players. FT Kenmare Shamrocks 1 14. St Kieran’s 1 11.

Top Dog

Congratulations to the majestic Calloway Pro Am, owned by Denis Murphy, that romped home in the Boylesport Derby Semi Final in Shelbourne Park this weekend. This talented lady is now betting favorite for the Derby Final this coming weekend. We wish the Murphy family the best of luck with their grayhound. Interestingly, I note from her pedigree information online that Calloway Pro Am’s whelp date is 25 September. What a birthday celebration you will have on Sunday, young lady, if you are crowned Derby winner. We wish you a swift and victorious race. Or in more common parlance. You Go Girl


Camp Youth Club

Camp Youth Club registration Sept 23rd @ 7.30pm upstairs (entrance on west side of building) at the Community Centre. Registration fee €40 for 1st child, €30 for 2nd child.Contact Sabrena 089 2026321 or

IFA branch AGM

The AGM of the Camp branch of the Irish Farmers Assoc. took place last Wednesday.Tommy Colloty Sec. Co. IFA attended.Tommy updated the meeting on CAP, ACERS and otheer upcoming schemes.A general discussion took place. The following officers were elected for the coming year. Chairman Tom Griffin, Secretary Jackie Murphy, Registrar, Brigid O’Connor, Environment, Pat Scanlon, Dairy, David Crean, Jack Crean, Paschal Rohan, Stephen Martin. Farm Family, David Crean and Tommy Griffin. Livestock, Jack Crean and Gerard McCarthy Rural Development, Tommy Griffin, Hill Committee, Jackie Murphy and Milo O’BrienSheep, Jackie Murphy, Johnny Kennedy and Gerard McCarthyRural Development, Tommy Griffin,Fourth Delegate, Jimmy O’Dwyer.Thanks to Sheila and Frances for the lovely refreshments on the night and Tom Griffin for hosting the meeting.

Camp Twinning

The AGM of Camp Twinning will be held on Tuesday, 20th September at 8.00 pm sharp in the Old Schoolhouse Camp.


Dinners for senior citizens will recommence on Thursday, 22nd. September at 1.00 pm All welcome.


John O’Sullivan, Brynsiriol, Penygaer, Llanelli, Wales passed away peacefully on Sunday 4th September 2022 at his home. Devoted father of Jayne and the late Carolyn, adored grandfather of Dafydd and fondly remembered by Linda and Margaret. John will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends.

The news of Johns passing was received with sadness in Camp where he made many friends in recent years.In response to a letter written to the Kerryman newspaper by John seeking to trace his ancestry began a wonderful journey for John to his ancestral home in Camp. The O’Sullivan family lived alongside Sean a’Gadhair’s bridge, west of Camp village post famine before emigrating to Wales for a better life since times were hard in rural Ireland in those days.

It is over 15 years ago since a group of local Camp people met with him in The Junction Bar and after much conversation his ancestry was traced. John came every year after that on his holidays to Camp staying in The Junction House and meeting up with everybody. John found relatives in Derrymore too and he forged a strong friendship with them over the years. Mary Fitzgerald was among those around the table that evening and others now gone to their eternal reward were there too to help piece together Johns Camp Family. John was a born gentleman and his regular visits will be missed by all who got to know him so well in Camp.

Sympathy is extended to his daughter Jayne, grandson Dafydd, Linda and Margaret and all the extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.


Castlegregory Information Office

Castlegregory Information Office is closed this week due to renovation. However you can phone the office number as calls have been diverted to the office staff

Celtic FC

Result, Premier A: Castlegregory Celtic FC A 2-3 Killarney Athletic AFC This game had everything from fantastic goals, to superb saves, goal line clearances and a red card as both sides served up a very entertaining encounter. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all our players, the 3 points are heading for Killarney. The first half began at a frantic pace with both sides getting the ball down and playing some excellent soccer. Killarney went close early on a number of occasions but as the half wore on Castle came into it with Brandon Hoare going narrowly wide on 2 occasions. Then, just on the stroke of half time a free for Athletic was swung deep to the back post where a second ball was flicked across the 6 yard box and a Killarney player poked it home to leave the HT score at 1-0 to the visitors .

A quick goal after the break suddenly saw Castle trailing 2-0 with a mountain to climb. However, the game began to open up as Killarney sat deeper and Castle began to create plenty of chances and a superb Jason Griffin corner was parried by the keeper and finished home by a combination of a defender and Michael Scanlon to half the deficit. However, Killarney restored their 2 goal cushion soon after when a corner wasn’t cleared and the ball was finished to the bottom corner.

A red card for an Athletic player with 5 mins to play saw Castle launch everything forward with a man advantage and soon after Brandon Hoare struck a deserved goal to leave the game poised at 3-2 heading for injury time. Castle won a free kick after Michael Scanlon was fouled and the resulting set piece saw the ball played across the 6 yard box where the onrushing Jack Shannon met it but Jack’s superb effort flashed just wide of the post and Killarney clinched the victory, but only just . Overall, a superb performance by one and all in the Castle jersey today and over the 90 mins the intensity and work rate was outstanding.

A notable mention to the Killarney Athletic players and coaches who took the time after the game to bag up all empty bottles and rubbish both pitch side and in the changing area. A classy gesture. Upcoming fixtures: for updates on our fixtures keep an eye on our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Pitch purchase and development drive: A huge thanks to everyone that has donated to our fundraising drive to date, the response has been phenomenal with almost 25% of our target raised within the past few weeks! To donate and simply visit and search Castlegregory Celtic FC, or alternatively dropboxes are available in Daybreak Aughcashla and The Village Pharmacy for donations. We are also actively seeking sponsors to partner with us in this project and sponsorship is available in a tiered format. Contact for further details.


Whist every Thursday …at the West end Hall from 8pm. Whist: Results 09/15/2022: Ladies- 1st: Kathleen Courtney; 2nd: Joan Moriarty. Interval: Marcia Ganter, Catherine Lyons. Gents- 1st: John McEnery; 2nd: Martin Courtney. Interval: Sean Fitzgerald, Michael Rohan, Edward Hennessy. Mystery: Maeve Herlihy, Kathleen Hennessy, Mary Shanahan. Kerry Hospice: We will not be holding our annual coffee morning this year. However there will be a donation box in Spar if you wish to make a donation. Many thanks for your continued support for this very worthy cause!

Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns took part in a beach clean up on Saturday. They gathered 4 bags of rubbish. Weekly evening Tidy Towns work Tuesdays at 7 pm to 8:15 pm to weed, cut hedges, repair and generally improve our village. All are welcome. Meeting at the playground. Please bring your own equipment: gloves, secateurs, brushes, brush pans, buckets, shovels, trowels, safety vests, etc. Rubbish bags will be supplied. If you don’t have equipment please let us know and we will ask some of our regular volunteers if they can bring spares. We will have some extra safety vests and gloves but these are in short supply. For now we will go out every Tuesday evening, and Thursday evenings where applicable.

Please watch notifications on our Facebook page or contact the office for more information. General operative/handyman required for C/E scheme for Castlegregory village 19.5 hours per week. Please contact Joe on 0872682097.

Drink Can Rings, Old Spectacles & Used Postage Stamps:

Many thanks to all who are continuing collecting.

News Items

If any local groups have any news items they would like to be made known, such as match fixtures, results, courses or anything of special interest-could groups inform the office by 12 midday on Monday mornings so that it can be entered into the local community news items in the newspapers.

Discontinued Recycling Service

Unfortunately during renovations, we have to discontinue recycling service. We are looking at an alternative site. The services are provided at both Dillons and Higgins in Tralee. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have it rectified when the Clubrooms are finished.

st. Mary’s Camp

There is no longer a Sunday Mass at 12 noon. — Mass is a Vigil Mass on every second Saturday @ 6.15pm. (it alternates with St. Brendan’s Cloghane). Please check the weekly parish newsletters to know exact dates for these Masses.

Tin Whistle Classes

Classes will hopefully be returning to the hall when the Clubroom reopens. Contact Laura: 087 9393076 Email All ages welcome

Chosun Taekwondo-Do

Barry has now resumed his classes every Thursday.Still at the West End hall until the clubrooms reopens. Email: Facebook Chosun Taekwon-Do and Fitness Mobile: 087 9837252 if you think your child might like to join his classes.

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