Ce go mbaineann an stair seo go priomha leis an iomaint, is fior go raibh suim sa pheil in Ard Fheatra riamh. Ni aon locht e seo i gcontae ina bhfuil an pheil chomh tabhachtach is a bhfuil. 'Se ata sa chabidil seo na cuntas gearr de na priobh eachtrai a bhain amach imreoiri Ard Fhearta agus a thimpeallacht sa pheil sna bhlianta ata tharainn.'
The first traceable mention of a competetive football game in the Ardfert area was in the Kerry weekly reporter of August 4th, 1906. The heading was 'Football Match in Ardfert' and this report followed.
A challenge football match took place at Ardfert, in a field kindly lent by Mr. P Carmody, on Sunday, between teams picked by Banna and Scrahan. Much interest was taken in the match, it having being played on the previous Sunday and resulting in a draw. A very large crowd witnessed the match in which thorughout was to be seen some splendid kicking. Though being played rather rough, the best of good temper was exhibited and resulted in a win for Scrahan by 6 points to 1 goal and 2 points by Banna. Amongst those who may be credited for the victory were Cronin, Shea (Nalt) and Gavin while Williams, Lawlor and Sullivan did splendid work for the other side.
Scrahan: P.Gavin (Capt), M.Gavin, M.Costello, P.King, T.Shea, T.Connor T. Reidy, - Gorman, W.Dillon, P.Cronin, J.Clifford, P.Driscoll,B.Hobbart, D.Casey, D.Commane, W.Goodwin
Banna T.Sullivan (Capt),S.Sullivan, T.Williams, P.Sullivan, E.Sullivan, H.Cooke, T.Lawlor, J.Lawlor, D.Moriarty, P.Costelloe, W.Reid, J.B. Moriarty, J.Regan, M.Keane, J.Dowling, M.Shanahan, P.Dunne
Mr. Michael Sullivan, Ardfert refereed the match in an efficient manner
The next concrete evidence of a football club comes by virtue of a report on the 1933 Annual convention of St. Brendan's Gaelic Football club, Ardfert. This said 'The Annual convention of the above was held at the village hall on Sunday January 1st. The following officers were re-elected for the coming year:President - Patrick J.Dowling, Chairman - Johnny Collins, Vice-Chairman - Michael O'Sullivan, Treasurer - William Maguire, Secretary - Mick Healy.
Johnny Collins was elected captain and Rev. Gerard Dillon, Abbeydorney, vice-captain The secretarys report and statement of accounts for 1932 were adopted. There were over 40 members enrolled in the club for the current year... Pete Hanafin, ex-captain said that the club was in a good financial position while the prospects of winning the Tralee distric league were never brighter. A proposal that a parish league be started as early as possible with medals for the winners was carried.'