Kerry Senior Football Championship

The Kerry Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Football Championship) is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1889 for the top Gaelic football teams in the county of Kerry in Ireland.

Kerry Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2022 Kerry Senior Football Championship
Colours of Leitrim.svg
IrishCraobh Sinsear Peile Chiarraí
CodeGaelic football
Founded1889; 134 years ago (1889)
RegionColours of Leitrim.svg Kerry (GAA)
TrophyBishop Moynihan Cup
No. of teams16
Title holdersColours of Cork.svg East Kerry (10th title)
Most titlesColours of Kilkenny.svg Austin Stacks (13 titles)
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Dr. Crokes (13 titles)
SponsorsGarvey's SuperValu

The series of games are played during the summer and autumn months, with the county final currently being played in either Austin Stack Park or FitzGerald Stadium in October. Initially played as a knock-out competition, the championship currently uses a double elimination format whereby each team is guaranteed at least two games.

The Kerry County Championship is an integral part of the wider Munster Senior Club Football Championship. The winners of the Kerry county final join the champion clubs of the other five counties to contest the provincial championship. The winning team of the county championship also has the honour of naming the captain of the Kerry senior team for the following year.

The title has been won at least once by 22 different teams. The all-time record-holders are Austin Stacks and Dr. Crokes who have both won a total of 13 titles.

East Kerry are the title-holders after defeating Mid Kerry in the 2022 championship final.

Participating teamsEdit

2023 TeamsEdit

Team Location Club/Divisional Club's Divisional Side Championship Titles Last Championship Title
  Dingle Dingle Club West Kerry 6 1948
  Dr Crokes Killarney Club East Kerry 13 2018
  East Kerry East Kerry Division N/A 10 2022
  Feale Rangers North Kerry Division N/A 3 2007
  Kenmare Shamrocks Kenmare Club Kenmare District 0 -
  Kerins O'Rahillys Tralee Club St Brendan's 6 2002
  Mid Kerry Mid Kerry Division N/A 4 2008
  Na Gaeil Tralee Club St Brendan's 0 -

  Rathmore

Rathmore Club East Kerry 0 -
  Shannon Rangers North Kerry Division N/A 5 1977
  South Kerry South Kerry Division N/A 10 2015
  Spa Killarney Club East Kerry 0 -
  St Brendan's Tralee Division N/A 0 -
  St Kieran's Castleisland Division N/A 1 1988
  Templenoe Templenoe Club Kenmare District 0 -
  West Kerry West Kerry Division N/A 3 1990

Clubs eligible for divisional teamEdit

Division Clubs eligible for divisional team
East Kerry Firies, Fossa, Glenflesk, Gneevguilla, Listry, Kilcummin, Killarney Legion, Tuosist, Kilgarvan
Feale Rangers Clounmacon, Duagh, Finuge, Listowel Emmets, Moyvane, St. Senan's
Mid Kerry Beaufort, Cromane, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Keel, Laune Rangers, Milltown/Castlemaine
Shannon Rangers Asdee, Ballydonoghue, Ballyduff, Ballylongford, Beale, Tarbert
South Kerry Derrynane, Dromid Pearses, Renard, Skellig Rangers, Sneem, St. Mary's, Valentia Young Islanders, Waterville, St.Michaels/Foilmore
St Brendan's Austin Stacks, Churchill, John Mitchell's, St. Patrick's Blennerville, Ardfert
St Kieran's Ballymacelligott, Brosna, Castleisland Desmonds, Cordal, Currow, Knocknagoshel, Scartaglin
West Kerry Annascaul, Castlegregory, Lispole, An Ghaeltacht

Wins listed by ClubEdit

# Team Wins Years won
1   Dr Crokes 13 1901, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1991, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
  Austin Stacks 13 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1986, 1994, 2014, 2021
3   John Mitchels 10 1929, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966
  Laune Rangers 10 1889, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1900, 1911, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
  South Kerry 10 1955, 1956, 1958, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015
  East Kerry 10 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2019, 2020, 2022
7   Tralee Mitchels 9 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1917, 1919
8   Dingle 6 1938, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1948
  Kerins O'Rahilly's 6 1933, 1939, 1953, 1954, 1957, 2002
10   Shannon Rangers 5 1942, 1945, 1964, 1972, 1977
11   Ballymacelligott 4 1891, 1894, 1895, 1918
  Mid Kerry 4 1967, 1971, 1992, 2008
13 Tralee Division 3 1925, 1926, 1927
  West Kerry 3 1984, 1985, 1990
  Feale Rangers 3 1978, 1980, 2007
16 Killarney 2 1949, 1983
  Kenmare District 2 1974, 1987
  An Ghaeltacht 2 2001, 2003
19 Caherciveen 1 1896
Irremore 1 1897
  Killarney Legion 1 1946
  Castleisland Desmonds 1 1950
Dick Fitzgeralds 1 1951
  St Kieran's, Castleisland 1 1988

Finals listed by yearEdit

1880sEdit

1890sEdit

1900sEdit

1910sEdit

1920sEdit

1930sEdit

1940sEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

Team Winner Score Opponent Score
2010 Dr Crokes 1-15 Austin Stacks 0-11
2011 Dr Crokes 2-08 Mid Kerry 0-09
2012 Dr Crokes 2-13 Dingle 0-08 [7]
2013 Dr Crokes 4-16 Austin Stacks 0-12 [8]
2014 Austin Stacks 2-13 (R) Mid Kerry 1-07 (R) [9][10][11]
2015 South Kerry 1-13 (R) Killarney Legion 1-12 (R) [12]
2016 Dr Crokes 2-16 Kenmare District 1-12 [13]
2017 Dr Crokes 0-17 South Kerry 1-12 [14][15]
2018 Dr Crokes 1-15 Dingle 0-12
2019 East Kerry 2-14 Dr Crokes 1-07 [16]

2020sEdit

Records and statisticsEdit

TeamsEdit

By decadeEdit

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Kerry Senior Football Championship titles, is as follows:

GapsEdit

Top ten longest gaps between successive championship titles:

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "It's Captain Galvin for Kerry as Feale land title". Irish Independent. 25 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Kerins O'Rahilly's 0-09 Mid Kerry 1-07". RTÉ News. 30 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Crokes cruise to three in-a-row". Irish Examiner. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Dr Crokes 4-16 Austin Stacks 0-12". Irish Independent. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Mid Kerry spurn late chances and save Stacks". The Irish Examiner. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Donaghy stars as Stacks crowned Kerry champs". rte.ie. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Kerry SFC final replay: Donaghy the destroyer as Stacks end wait". Hogan Stand. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  12. ^ "South Kerry land the killer punch". Irish Examiner. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Crokes make final their own as Kenmare struggle to cope". Irish Independent. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Final". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Sixth Kerry title in eight years for Dr Crokes". The Irish Examiner. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  16. ^ "David Clifford goal helps East Kerry win first title in 20 years". The Irish Examiner. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  17. ^ "David Clifford wonder goal as East Kerry make wasteful Mid pay". The Irish Examiner. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  18. ^ "David Clifford decides the issue as East Kerry cruise to third title in four seasons". independent. Retrieved 30 October 2022.