« BackCllr calls on County Board to waive entry fee to County Championship match

There’s a call for the Kerry County Board to waive the entry fee for the county championship double header on October 2nd, where the minors will be honoured.

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Kerry won the All-Ireland Minor Football Final last Sunday, making it three in a row for the county.

Supporters expressed their anger earlier in the week when it was announced that no official homecoming would be taking place.
The Kerry County Board announced on Monday afternoon that the minor’s achievement would be recognised by the County Committee during the County Senior Football Championship double bill in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday October 2nd.

There’s been criticism by supporters of the lack of a homecoming for the team, however the county board said homecomings the last two years were for the senior team, and they don’t hold such events for minors.

Killarney MD Fianna Fáil Cllr Niall Kelleher is suggesting waiving the entrance fee for the championship double header where the minors will be honoured, or at least significantly reducing the entry price.

He says it would be a gesture of goodwill to the Kerry fans, and while he appreciates that entrance fees are a main source of revenue for Kerry football, this would be a way to thank supporters for their dedication, particularly when they weren’t able to attend an official homecoming.