James O’Donoghue Set To Be Sidelined For First Half Of 2016

There’s bad news for Kerry football fans ahead of the 2016 season. It’s reported that James O’Donoghue will miss the first six months of the year as he must undergo a shoulder operation. According to the Irish Examiner the forward dislocated his shoulder for a second time in last month’s County Final replay loss to South Kerry. It has been agreed at Munster Council that the McGrath Cup Senior Football and Munster Senior Hurling League competitions would be confined to inter-county teams only. All six counties will participate in the McGrath Cup while all counties bar Tipperary will participate in the Munster Senior Hurling League. The McGrath Cup will be organised in two Groups of three counties, with Kerry and Cork seeded in separate Groups. The three counties in each Group shall play each other over three weekends and the Group winners will play in the final. The Munster Senior Hurling League is to see all counties play each other over five weekends and the two top teams will play in the final. Also, Munster Council has announced details of the 2015 Development Grant Scheme, awarding 1 million euro in grants supporting development projects in 118 clubs and 6 schools throughout the Province. Liebherr will be away to the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland Senior Football Inter-Firm semi-final. They are planning for the last four following the 19 points to 6 victory over Eli Lilly of Cork in the Munster decider.