Chronological Record

Listowel Gaelic Athletic Association

June 27th 1885

Meeting to form G.A.A. Club was held. The following resolution was proposed and seconded: “That we, the people of Listowel in public meeting assembled, hereby establish a branch of the G.A.A.” A club was then formed with the following officers: J. W. Keane was appointed President; M. Murphy, Vice-President; Richard Stack, Treasurer and M. J. Flavin, Honorary Secretary.

August 10th 1885

G.A.A. Club organised sports Meeting – no report.

November 1888

County Board formed: Listowel delegates present: Martin O’Sullivan and J. McGrath. On Martin O’Sullivan’s proposition T. Slattery was appointed chairman.


1st County Championship 1st Round – Listowel (Feale Amateurs) defeated Irremore. 2nd Round. Tralee Mitchels defeated Listowel (Feale Amateurs)

April 28th 1889

First Town League recorded – William St. (Shamrocks) V Church St. (Amateurs)


County Championship- Listowel defeated by Tralee Mitchels


1st recorded Listowel team on print (Club History)


Football Club split – 2 teams (Listowel Football Club) and Listowel Temperance Society Club (St Patrick’s) County Championship Draw: Listowel Football Club V Tralee Mitchels and St. Patrick’s V Irremore


Formation of Listowel Wild Geese.


Opening of Listowel Sports field


Major Football and Hurling Tournaments run by Club. T. F. O’Sullivan appointed Hon. Secretary of the Kerry County Board.


Listowel Wild Geese beaten in County Final by Tralee. Tender by John Hannon for Building covered stand, pavilion and railings accepted … tender £140.

1902, 03, 04

Listowel fielded two Senior Teams


Listowel Wild Geese beaten in County Championship by Tralee


G.A.A. run sports meetings (athletics and cycling). The banner of the G.A.A. as a cycling organisation was unfurled for the first time in Kerry at Listowel on August 5th.


The Club renamed Listowel Football Club (Independents). Johnsie Moran appointed Joint County Treasurer. In the County Championship: Tralee defeated Listowel.


Paddy Landers first Listowel Clubman to play with Kerry. County Championships 1st Round Listowel defeated Lispole. 2nd Round. Valentia defeated Listowel


First Listowel Clubmen win all-Ireland Senior medals: Jack Kennelly and Paddy Mullane.


County Championship: Laune Rangers defeated Listowel (replay)


Formation of Listowel Woulfe Tones Hurling Club with Paddy Guerin as captain


County Championship Semi Final: Ballymacelligott defeat Listowel.


Listowel win first N. K. League.


Maurice McGrath organisms the Club in Listowel. Re-start of Town Leagues, Football, Hurling and Camogie.


Listowel win Senior League (North Kerry). Listowel Juniors win first Junior League. Standish Kearns wins all-Ireland modal. Start of school Leagues (Maurice McGrath Cup)


Listowel regain N. K. Senior League defeating Tarbert.


Due to political differences two teams from Listowel take part in N. K. League- Ashes and Pearses. Pearses won League outright.


Listowel team known as Listowel Blackcock Feathers (Jerseys presented by Maurice Walsh, Quiet Man)


Tony McAuliffe wine All-Ireland Medal.


First Minor title for Listowel.


Listowel beaten by Ballydonoghue in N. K. L. replay.


Frank J. Sheehy became Chairman Kerry County Board


Formation of Emmets club


Emmets win Senior, Intermediate and Minor N. K. Leagues.


Garry McMahon wins All-Ireland Senior Medal.


75th Anniversary of Listowel G.A.A. Emmets defeated by Duagh In North Kerry League Final. Sport field re-opens after redevelopment work.


Garry McMahon wins 2nd All-Ireland modal


Emmets beat Moyvane to take Senior League.


Emmets win Championship beating Ballylongford


Emmets beat Ballydonoghue in League Final


Listowel Hurling club beat Ladies Walk (Ballyduff) to win North Kerry Intermediate Hurling title


Emmets have League Final victory over Finuge


Andy Molyneaux becomes Kerry County Board Secretary


Emmets become first Club to win North Kerry League and Championship in one year beating Castleisland and Finuge respectively.


Tim Kennelly wins 1st All-Ireland Senior Modal.


Emmets take Senior North Kerry Championship defeating Tarbert


Listowel Emmets Scor na nOg figure dancers become the first in the club’s history to ever reach the All Ireland after winning county and munster titles. The final was held in the National Stadium and the did the Emmets proud by coming in second to County Down. The team that represented the Emmets were John Stack, Murt McAuliffe, Tadhg Flahive, John Scanlon, Mary Cantillon, Diane Barry, Anne Dowling, and Mary Hartnett Emmets defeat Castle island to win North Kerry League Tim Kennelly wins 2nd All-Ireland Senior Medal. Feale Rangers win County Championship…


Tim Kennelly captains Kerry to win Sam Maguire and wins 3rd All-Ireland medal. John Chute captains Kerry Minors defeated by Dublin in Minor Final. Redevelopment starts on field – resurfacing, draining and construction of Now Stand.


Tim Kennelly wins his 4th All-Ireland modal and wins (Man of the Match V Roscommon)


Pitch reopened and named in honour of Frank Sheehy. “Pairc Mhic Shithigh”. Tim Kennelly wins his fifth Senior all-Ireland medal.


Emmets play in County Championships as Club Team Seniors defeated by Castle island District Under 21 defeated by Spa/Glenflesk Minors defeated by St Brendans in quarter final having defeated Kenmare District in 1st Round.


Centenary Year of Listowel Football. Club History Launched. Centenary Banquet with guests of honour: Dr. M. Loftus, President of Gaelic Athletic Association: Mr. Brendan Vaughan, President of Munster Council and Mr. Frank King, Chairman Kerry County Board. Emmets Seniors lose both North Kerry League and Championship finals Emmets promoted to Div 2 County Senior League Winners of Abbeyfeale Senior 7 a side Under 21 Emmets lose North Kerry Final Minors win North Kerry Final


Won North Kerry Minor Championship Stephen Stack Wins First All-Ireland Senior Medal John McMahon Becomes County Board Treasurer


North Kerry Senior Championship Winners Defeating Castleisland Desmonds in Final Captain Stephen Stack Trainer: John O’Flaherty Selectors: John Hartnett, Maurice Walsh, Billy Keane Man Of The Match In Final: Tom Walsh


Reached Both North Kerry League And Championship Senior Finals


Winners Of North Kerry Senior League Over Castleisland Desmonds Captain Sean Moriarty Lost Final North Kerry Senior Championship


Winners Of North Kerry Senior League For Two In A Row Over Beale Captain Mikey Kennelly North Kerry Minor Championship Winners


First North Kerry U/21 Championship Title Defeated Moyvane In Final Captain Brian Scanlon North Kerry Senior Championship Winners Over Beale Captain Billy McElligott Man Of Match Gary Stack Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selector Joe McCarthy Lost North Kerry Minor Championship Final Stephen Stack Wins his Second All-Ireland Medal Feale Rangers Win County U/21 Championship Final


Winners Of Back To Back Titles Defeating Finuge In Replayed North Kerry Championship Final Match Played In January 1999 Due To Adverse Weather Captain Padraig Buckley Who Broke His Leg In The Drawn Game Man Of The Match Tadhg Kennelly Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selector Joe McCarthy Senior Team Also Promoted To Division 2 Of County Football League Brian Scanlan Captains Kerry U/21 Team To All-Ireland Glory With Noel Kennelly Also On The Team Feale Rangers Win Back To Back U/21 County Titles


Noel Kennelly Captains Kerry U/21 Team Defeated In All-Ireland Final His Brother Tadhg Kennelly Also Played Winners Of 1998 U/21 North Kerry Championship Captain Liam Walsh Winners Of 1999 North Kerry Minor League Captain Danny Moriarty Winners Of North Kerry League Division 2 Captain Tommy Sweeney Winners Of North Kerry Intermediate Championship Captain Tommy Sweeney Senior Team Win First County Title Since 1972 By Defeating Beaufort In County Junior Final Captain Stephen Stack Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selectors Joe McCarthy Pat Carmody Promotion To Division 1 Of County Football League Secured By Topping Division 2 Table Feale Rangers Senior Team Lose Final Of County Senior Championship To East Kerry Gary Stack Wins Cork Senior Championship Medal With UCC Noel Kennelly And Brian Scanlan Play For Kerry Senior Team Tadhg Kennelly Leaves For Australia On Scholarship To Play For Sydney Swans In Australian Rules Football


Noel Kennelly win his first Senior All Ireland Medal North Kerry League Division 2 Winners


North Kerry League Division 2 Winners Listowel Emmets field an U12 Ladies Team for the first time in the clubs history


Intermediate Championship winners defeating Dingle. Captain Brian Scanlan Selectors: Mike Kennelly, Eamonn Carroll, Sean Galvin, The Horse, Martin Trench North Kerry League Division 2 Winners


Listowel Emmets compete in Senior Co Championship beaten by Gaeltacht in close game at Austin Stack Park. Brian Scanlan and Derek Galvin join the Kerry Junior Squad defeated in All Ireland Final North Kerry League Division 2 Winners North Kerry Senior championship defeated in final


Noel Kennelly wins his second All Ireland Medal Brendan Guiney wins his first All Ireland Medal North Kerry League Division 2 Winners Winners of North Kerry Senior Championship defeating Finuge in Ballybunnion on St. Stephen’s Day Winners of Lee Strand U12 County League Division 1


Tadhg Kennelly wins AFL medal with Sydney Swans The darkest hour in the history of the club with the sudden death of Tim “The Horse” Kennelly on 6th December North Kerry Senior Championship defeated by Ballyduff North Kerry League Division 2 Winners


Brendan Guiney wins his second All Ireland Medal North Kerry League Division 2 Winners Ladies win U13 County Championship Division 1 and get captaincy of Kerry for the following year. Captain Rachel Keane North Kerry Senior Championship defeated by Ballyduff


North Kerry Intermediate League and Championship winners Meghan Galvin captains Kerry U14s to Munster Championship glory defeating Cork in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel Feale Rangers win the County Senior Championship defeating South Kerry Winners of North Kerry U21 Championship defeating Bally/Asdee in replay Captain Declan Mawe, Man of the match Ger McCarthy Selectors: Liam Canty, John James Buckley Winners of North Kerry Minor Championship Div 1 defeating Ballydonoghue. Captain Jimmy Barrett Selectors: Gerry Fitzgerald, John McGuire, Tom Fitzgerald Defeated in County Intermediate Championship by Annascaul in Austin Stack Park


Ger McCarthy wins All Ireland U21 Medal with Kerry Winners of North Kerry League Division 2 (10 in a row) Selectors: Joe McCarthy, Sean Costello, Liam Wally Walsh Winners of North Kerry U21 Championship Caoimhe O’Sullivan, Sorcha McNulty, Laura Foley, Eilish Dillion and Aishling Neville win All Ireland U14 Championship Winners of North Kerry League Division 1 defeating Castleisland Desmonds in Finuge Captain: Maurice Whelan Man of the Match: Brian McGuire Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee Winners of North Kerry League Division 4 and North Kerry Novice Championship Captain Mike “Gonzo” O’Connor Selectors: Liam Canty, Graham Shine and John J Buckley


Winners of North Kerry Senior Championship (Back to Back) defeating Finuge in Ballybunnion. Captain: Shane Quinn           Man of the Match: Noel Kennelly Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee Tadhg Kennelly returns home and wins All Ireland Senior medal Emmets Ladies win Junior B League and Championship and North Kerry League Captain Breda Lane Selectors Jim Galvin, Batt O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Sullivan, Brendan Guiney, Gemma Hannon C team contest County Junior League Final defeated by Na Gaeil at Mountcoal


Emmets were defeated in the final of the North Kerry Championship which was not played until February by Tarbert after a replay in Moyvane. Captain: Fergus Reen Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee, Joe McCarthy Emmets Ladies were crowned Junior A Championships of Kerry and were defeated in the quarter final of the Munster Junior A Championship by Moyle Rovers of Tipperary (after a replay) Emmets Ladies crowned Munster 7’s Junior Champions – Captain Miriam O’Keffee Emmets U13 Ladies win Division 1 of County League Emmets U16 Ladies win Division 1 of County League


Emmets Ladies defeated in final of County League Division 2 Captain Brian McGuire wins Munster Medal with Kerry after defeating Cork in final. Kieran O’Connor plays with Kerry U21s