Kerry Minor B Hurling
10th September, 2012
All roads like to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this Saturday where the Kerry minors will take on Roscommon in the All Ireland B Final at 3. Best of luck to the team and management. Please come out and support the team on the day! Kerry Minor Hurlers In All Ireland B Final
It was agreat day last Saturday for the Kerry Minors who saw off Roscommon to win theAll Ireland B Hurling Final in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.The final score was Kerry 4-17 Roscommon 1-7. At half time Kerry led 2-08 to 4 points, Ricky Heffernan was the leading scorer for Kerry scoring a hat-trick of goals!Well done to all the team and their management Seanie O Shea, Denis Corridan, and selectors - Michael Burke, Brendan McElligott, Aidan O’Mahony and Mark Power. The team was welcomed back to the Kingdom with a homecoming in Ardfert where Hurling Officer Joe Walsh praised the work and commitment of both the team and management. Justin Horgan,chairman of Ardfert Hurling Club congratulated Kevin Hanafin the captain from Ardfert and all the team members and management and went on to express hispride in the team and the great work they had done for Kerry Hurling. Seanie O'Shea introduced the team and they were given a great reception by their supporters. There is no doubt that these hurlers represent a bright future for hurling in Kerry. Thanks to everyone who supported the team throughout the year and to those who helped to organise the homecoming.
Collins seals it for KerryKerry 1-20 Kildare 3-12
By James Hayden of The Irish Examiner
Monday, August 20, 2012
A late brace of points from Daniel Collins Kerry progressed to the All-Ireland MBHC final following an absorbing clash in Moneygall on Saturday.
The Kingdom quickly opened an eight-point lead, thanks to a seventh minute Cian Hussey goal and points from Niall Kenny, Ricky Heffernan, Paul McGrath and Michael O’Leary. Kildare hit back though with scorer-in-chief Gerry Keegan netting a 22nd minute goal before Evan Dempsey reduced the gap to three with their second goal in the 27th minute.
Kerry led 1-13 to 2-7 at the break and maintained their advantage throughout the second half despite Kildare’s best efforts.
Despite losing Ryan Casey in the 53rd minute after a second yellow-card offence, Kildare kept battling and were rewarded when Gerry Keegan equalised with a cracking goal on the stroke of full-time.
Kerry responded in style though, with successive injury-time points from Collins sealing their victory.
Scorers for Kerry: R. Heffernan 0-6 (0-4f, 0-1 65); M. O’Leary 0-5; P. McGrath 0-3 (0-1f); C. Hussey 1-0; D. Collins 0-3; T. Casey, B O’Leary and D. Goulding 0-1 each.
Scorers for Kildare: G. Keegan 2-5 (0-2f); E. Dempsey 1-1; N. Kenny 0-3; K. Murphy 0-2; R. Casey 0-1.
KERRY: J. Wallace, C. Savage, D. Fitzell, K. Hanafin; T. McElligott, D. Collins, Tommy Casey; D. Goulding, B. O’Leary; K. Carmody, R. Heffernan, M. O’Leary; C. Hussey, Thomas Casey, P. McGrath.
Subs: F. Horgan for McElligott (h/t); P. Lucid for Thomas Casey (41); D. Carroll for Fitzell (56).
KILDARE: S. Nolan, S. O’Rourke, S. O’Flynn, Stephen Ryan; D. Flaherty, R. Doyle, K. Murphy; S. Christensen, G. Savage; Shane Ryan, N. Kenny, P. Moran; R. Casey, , E. Dempsey, G. Keegan.
Subs: G. Johnson for Stephen Ryan (16); P. McKenna for Shane Ryan (43); A. Burchill for Moran (58)
Referee: C. Browne (Galway).
Electric Ireland GAA All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Kerry v Kildare
Saturday 18th August , 2.00pm in Moneygall, Tipperary
1. Jason Wallace, Lixnaw
2. Tom McElligott, Crotta O'Neills 3. Colman Savage, Kilmoyley 4. Kevin Hanafin, Ardfert
5. David Goulding, Ballyduff 6. Dougie Fitzell, Kilmoyley 7. Tommy Casey, Causeway
8. Daniel Collins, Kilmoyley 9. Brendan O'Leary, Abbeydorney
10. Michael O'Leary, Abbeydorney 11. Thomas Casey, Ballyheigue 12. Keith Carmody, Causeway
13. Paul McGrath, Causeway 14. Ricky Heffernan, Lixnaw 15. Cian Hussey, Ardfert
16. Ryan Delaney, Ardfert 17. Philip Lucid, Ballyheigue 18. John Godley, Kilmoyley
19. Fionan Horgan, Ardfert 20. Conor O'Brien, Lixnaw 21. Daniel Carroll, Ballyduff
22. Kenny Waltz, Lixnaw 23. Paudie O'Connor, Kilmoyley 24. John Courtney, St Brendans
25. Kieran Fitzgerald, Ardfert 26. James Murphy, Kilmoyley 27. Michael Burns, Dr Crokes
Manager: Sean O'Shea
Trainer: Denis Corridan
Selectors: Michael Burke, Brendan McElligott, Aidan O'Mahony, Mark Power
Hussey goal snatches injury time win for Kerry
Kerry 3-10 Meath 0-17
A dramatic injury-time goal by Cian Hussey sent Kerry into the last four of the All-Ireland MBHC and eliminated holders Meath at Páirc Tailteann, Navan.
This was a tremendous win for Seanie O’Shea and his team, and it is another boost to Kerry’s hurling stock for the future.
Players like Dougie Fitzell, Tommy Casey, Daniel Collins, Paul McGrath and Ricky Heffernan are playing good stuff with their clubs in the SHC so hopefully Kerry will be able to raise their game again on Saturday and hopefully reach the final, when they face Kildare.
Despite losing Michael O’Leary to a second yellow card on 55 minutes, Kerry refused to concede defeat and after the home defence failed to clear a delivery from Tommy Casey, corner-forward Cian Hussey, son of St Brendan’s great Ger, got the winning touch.
O’Leary had made his mark with a contribution of 1-3 with the goal coming after 13 minutes to leave the visitors leading by 1-3 to 0-3. Spearheaded by the accuracy of Jack Kane, Meath rallied to hold a 0-12 to 1-3 interval advantage.
However Kerry battled all the way with Daniel Collins and Brendan O’Leary outstanding in the middle, and they got their just deserts with that late winner.
Scorers for Kerry: Micheal O’Leary 1-3, Ricky Heffernan 0-6, 6 frees, Philip Lucid 1-1, Cian Hussey 1-0.
Scorers for Meath: J Regan 0-7, 4 frees, 1 65, G McGowan 0-4, S Doyle 0-3, J Fagan 0-2, J Andrews 0-1.
KERRY: Jason Wallace; Tom B McElligott, Colman Savage, Kieran Madden; David Goulding, Dougie Fitzell, Tommy Casey; Daniel Collins, Brendan O’Leary; Michael O’Leary, Thomas Casey, Keith Carmody; Paul McGrath. Richie Heffernan, Cian Hussey.
Subs: Fionan Horgan for Goulding (26), Philip Lucid for Thomas Casey (ht).
C Bird; L Ferguson, S Whitty, S Benville; C O’Shea, D Kelly, C Darby; S Kelly, L Rickard; S Doyle, V Moore, G McGowan; J Regan, J Andrews, J Fagan.
Sub: D Keenan for Doyle (57).
Referee: J Heffernan (Wexford).