St Brendans College Killarney

GAA Football

St. Brendan’s College is one of the top GAA schools in Ireland and serves as a football nursery for the Kerry football team for generations. The association between this sport and St. Brendan’s goes back to the foundations of the G.A.A. and the school itself.

The school has competed in 9 Hogan Cup finals and been victorious on 4 occasions. Many past and current pupils have worn the green and gold of Kerry.


At the present time we compete in Kerry and National competitions for:

1st Year Football

Training for 1st years takes every Wednesday after school and they play a series of Blitz’s before Christmas and a County 15 a side competition later in the year.


2nd year U-15 Football

Taft and Russell Cups – the Taft Cup is a Munster competition which finishes in October-November and the Russell Cup is a county competition against other Kerry Schools and starts in February-March. This team trains once/ twice a week throughout the year.


3rd year/5th year U-17 Football

Dunloe, Frewen and McGirr Cups – the Dunloe Cup is a county competition that is usually completed prior to Christmas.  The Frewen Cup takes place after the Christmas holidays against the rest of Munster and if teams are successful, they compete in the All-Ireland series.  The McGirr Cup competition has yet to resume since the Covid restrictions caused the competition to be postponed.


U-19 Senior Football

O’Sullivan, Corn Uí Mhuirí and Hogan Cups – the senior team competes in the county competition prior to Christmas. The Corn Uí Mhuirí runs simultaneously with the County competition but is the main ‘’A’’ Munster school’s competition in Gaelic football. If teams are successful in Munster, they qualify for the Hogan Cup All Ireland Competition.