Kerry Captains

Tales from the Captains' table

December 27th, 2009
Behind the spotlight of All-Ireland day lie stories of controversy and bad luck. Each of Kerry's 32 All-Ireland winning captains had a story to tell; about the journey there, the day itself, its impact on the rest of ... more»

Miko Doyle - A Legendary Kerry Captain

December 22nd, 2009
I have been keeping readers in touch in relation to an ongoing project on the legendary winning Kerry winning captains which I am involved in and the deeper we delve into the lives of those now gone to their eternal ... more»

Darren Brings the Cup to his native Village

September 23rd, 2009
One of the most memorable and never to be forgotten occasions in the life of the captain of an All Ireland winning team either in football or hurling is the moment he is presented with the Sam Maguire Cup by the ... more»

Ogie Moran - The Jewel in the Kerry Crown

Ogie Moran had a glittering career in the Green and Gold jersey of Kerry, no wonder then that he is regarded as a sparkling jewel in the football crown of the Kingdom. He has a pocketful of medals, an abundance of skill ... more»

Tom Costello - The Man Who Captained Kerry to Victory 100 Years Ago in 1909

I find it quite amazing with all the talk and hullabaloo in relation to the year that's in it, the 125th anniversary of the GAA, not one mention (to my knowledge) has been given to a man who 100 years ago this year led ... more»

Paddy Kennedy - All Ireland Winning Captain 1946

Paddy Kennedy. The name keeps coming up where ever football is discussed. Ask any one who knows anything at all about the game who was Paddy Kennedy? And the answerer invariably will be. "Wasn't he the great Kerry ... more»

Phil O'Sullivan - All Ireland Winning Captain 1924

Last Thursday our journey brought us to Cloyne in county Cork birth place of the great Christy Ring, where we spent a fascinating few hours in the company of a charming lady now in her 90th year. Annie Hegarty has a ... more»

Jas Murphy - Kerry's Oldest Living Winning Captain

Fifty five years ago on September 27th 1953 Jas Murphy led Kerry to a historic win over Northern rivals Armagh in the All Ireland football Jubilee final in Croke Park. There was a then record attendance of 82,000 fans ... more»

One of Kerry's greatest ever - Joe Barrett (1902-1952)

The renowned Kerry fullback was born into a nationalistic family at 67 Rock Street, Tralee and it was within those four walls that he drew his last breath. At the age of 45, his health started to fail and he was dead ... more»

Phil O'Sullivan - The Man not the Myth

Neatly resting at the foot of the Caha mountains lies Glanmore Lake, on whose south-western shore is situated the former local National School, now a Youth Hostel. It was here that Phil Sullivan, one of Kerry's great ... more»

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