Hurling News with Tommy O’Connor
Credit Union Senior Hurling League Finals
Well done to both Ballyduff and Causeway on winning Credit Union Co. Senior hurling league titles last weekend.
On Saturday at Abbeydorney, Ballyduff won the Division 1 competition with a 4 - 12 to 3 - 12 win over Kilmoyley. Four first half goals for Ballyduff put them well in command at half time, leading by 4 – 6 to 1 – 6, but a spirited fight back by Kilmoyley ensured a very competitive second half and they brought the deficit back to just one goal at the end. After the game, Gerard McCarthy, Oifigeach Iomána Coiste Contae Chiarraí presented the Nicholas Scollard Cup to the winning captain, Mikey Boyle while the Rose Hotel Man of the Match Award went to Pádraig Boyle.
In the Division 2 final, Causeway had a 0 - 19 to 1 - 7 win over a very understrength St. Brendan’s side at Kilmoyley on Sunday. Causeway were always in control, aided mainly by the accuracy from frees of the Rose Hotel Man of the Match, John Mike Dooley. St. Brendan’s got a consolation goal in the 58th minute to reduce the deficit to 9 points at the end. Again, Gerard McCarthy had the duty of presenting the John O’Connor (Lady’s Walk) Cup to the Causeway captain, Stephen Goggin.
Munster Club Championship
Kenmare went down by 5 - 24 to 1 - 4 against Tipperary champions, Ballybacon-Grange, at Ardfinnan last Saturday in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship quarter-final.
On this Sunday, 5th November, in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final Ballyduff will meet Kanturk (Cork) at Austin Stack Park, 2.00p.m.
Acorn Life Under 21 Championship
The three remaining quarter finals of the Acorn Life Co. Under 21 hurling championship went ahead last weekend. Causeway defeated Lixnaw by 3 - 16 to 1 - 11; Abbeydorney/Ballyheigue had a 1 - 14 to 1 - 12 win over Kilmoyley and Crotta overcame Ballyduff by 1 - 11 to 0 - 8. The semi-finals go ahead this weekend with the draw pairing Causeway against St Brendans and Crotta with Abbeydorney/Ballyheigue. Games are due to be played on this Saturday. Check www.kerrygaa.ie for fixture details.
The Tralee Parnell’s winter hurling sessions for boys and girls starts on Tuesday next, 7 November for 5 weeks at Tralee Sports Complex. Cost is €10 per child, open to existing members and new players. Indoor sessions for those born 2010, 2011 & 2012 from 6p.m. to 6.45p.m.; 2008 & 2009 from 6.45p.m. to 7.30p.m.; On the outdoor Astro pitch 6 to 7p.m. for all born 2005, 2006 & 2007. Equipment is available to borrow and all boys and girls are welcome.
The semi-finals and final of the Tom Healy under 15 ground hurling tournament (under lights) go ahead at Abbeydorney on this Friday, 3 Nov. with proceedings getting underway at 7.00p.m.
The final of the Co. Minor hurling league, Division 1B, between Abbeydorney/Tralee Parnell’s and Kilmoyley did not go ahead last weekend due to the under 21 fixtures.
The term of Gerard McCarthy as Co. Hurling Officer will end under the 5 year rule at the forthcoming Co. Convention. The closing date for Nominations is Friday, 10 Nov.
Congratulations to the Clanmaurice Camogie Club who defeated Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) by 2 - 11 to 1 - 4 in the Munster Junior Club Championship final at Mungret last Sunday. John Foley, Cathaoirleach, Munster Camogie Council presented the cup to captain, Tréise Moran and Munster P.R.O. Brid McNamara presented the Player of the Match to Ann Marie Leen.