Kerry Under 21 Hurlers in All Ireland Final
All Ireland Under 21 B Hurling Semi Final
Kerry are through to the All Ireland Under 21 B Final following a semi final victory over Meath at Semple Stadium this afternoon and they now go forward to the final where they will play either Kildare or Wicklow (who throw in at 5pm in Arklow) in the curtain raiser to the All Ireland Under 21 Final on Saturday September 9th.
Meath had first use of the wind and though Shane Conway and Michael O’Leary pointed Kerry in front, Meath got in for a soft goal in the 9th minute. Michael O’Leary and Shane Conway pointed to level the game after 20 minutes but Kerry were now beginning to make inroads in the Meath defence and they went on to add 7 points to their tally before the break with Shane Conway unerring from frees and the likes of Michael O’Leary very accurate from play. At the break it was 0-11 to 1-4 for Kerry with wind advantage to come.
Kerry restarted in tremendous fashion with Shane Conway pointing twice from play and Eoin Ross doing likewise with two equally good scores and these scores were followed by one each from Barry O’Sullivan and Ronan Donovan to put Kerry 8 points clear by the three quarter stage. Meath added a couple of points but Shane Conway had another brace of points to regain their 8 point advantage with seven minutes on the clock. Conway, who had a personal tally of 8 points to his credit, added 2 more before Eoin Ross finished a fine display with a goal from a long range free in the final minute to bring his total to 1-3 and cap a fine display from the Kerry boys.
Kerry lined out as selected and introduced Brandon Barett, Jack Leen, Darragh Ryan, Adrian O’Mahony and John Hussey during the course of the game.
Scorers: Shane Conway 0-8 (5 frees), Michael O’Leary 0-6, Eoin Ross 1-3, Barry O’Sullivan, Tomás O’Connor, John Buckley and Ronan Donovan 0-1 each.
Kerry Under 21 Hurling Team V Meath – All Ireland Under 21 “B” Hurling Semi Final
The Kerry Under 21 Hurling team to play Meath in the All Ireland Under 21 “B” Championship Semi Final in Semple Stadium Thurles on Saturday at 2pm is as follows:
1. Stephen Murphy Causeway
2. Stevie O'Sullivan Abbeydorney
3. Daragh Shanahan (C) Lixnaw
4. Billy Lyons Causeway
5. Eoin Ross Ballyduff
6. Jason Diggins Causeway
7. Liam Mullins Lixnaw
8. Barry O'Sullivan Dingle
9. Tomás O'Connor Crotta O'Neills
10. John Buckley Lixnaw
11. Michael O'Leary Abbeydorney
12. Jordan Brick Kilmoyley
13. Maurice O'Connor Kilmoyley
14. Shane Conway Lixnaw
15. Ronan Donovan Abbeydorney
16. David Silles Lixnaw
17. Adrian O'Mahony Crotta O'Neills
18. John Hussey Ballyduff
19. Brandon Barrett Causeway
20. Jack Lenihan Dr. Crokes
21. Darragh Ryan Crotta O'Neills
22. Kieran McCarthy Kilmoyley
23. Kieran O'Regan Kilmoyley
24. Ger Stackpoole Lixnaw
Bainisteoír: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)
Coach/Selectors: Fintan O’Connor & Brendan Cummins
Roghnoirí: D.J. Leahy (Causeway), John Lucid (Ballyheigue), Aidan O’Mahony (St Brendans)
Extended panel members not available for this game
Eric McHale Causeway
Jack Goulding Ballyduff
Daniel O’Carroll Ballyduff
Colin Sheehy Lixnaw
Robert Collins Kilmoyley
Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills
Jeremy McKenna Lixnaw
Kerry Under 21 Hurlers in action in Semple Stadium
Following their facile 0 - 26 to 1 - 9 win over Donegal in the All Ireland Under 21 B Qtr Final on Saturday last the Kerry Under 21 Hurlers have advanced to the semi-finals of the competition (Ritchie McElligott Cup) and a meeting with Meath on this Saturday in Semple Stadium at 2pm.
The Kerry Team will be announced on Thursday evening at 8:30.