Hurling News with Tommy O’Connor of the PR & Marketing Committee
Acorn Life Under 21 Hurling Championship
Causeway and Crotta O’Neill’s will contest this weekend’s 2017 Acorn Life Co. Under 21 Hurling Final. In the semi-finals, Causeway had a 3 - 13 to 2 - 5 win over St. Brendan’s while Crotta defeated Abbeydorney/Ballyheigue by 1 - 15 to 0 - 14 after extra time.
The final between Causeway and Crotta O’Neills will be played this Saturday in Austin Stack Park at 2pm.
Munster Intermediate Club
Ballyduff went down by 1 - 20 to 2 - 12 to Kanturk (Cork) in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final at Austin Stack Park last Sunday. However, Ballyduff played superbly and did Kerry hurling proud on the day. Their next outing will be the North Kerry Senior Championship Final against St. Brendan’s on Saturday, 18 November.
Minor Hurling League
Well done to Abbeydorney/Tralee Parnell’s on winning the Co. Minor hurling league, Division 1B title. In the final last Sunday they had a 7 - 18 to 2 - 8 win over Kilmoyley.
The Tralee Parnell’s 5 week winter hurling sessions for boys and girls continue on Tuesday next, 14 November at Tralee Sports Complex. Equipment is available to borrow and all boys and girls are welcome. Full details on the club Facebook site. The Parnell’s annual Awards night will go ahead on Friday, 17 Nov. at the Rose Hotel.
Crotta O’Neill’s Hurling Club will host a 5 week come-and-try hurling sessions for boys and girls of Dromclough National School in St. Senan's Sports Hall, Mountcoal on Saturday evenings from 5.30p.m to 6.30p.m. The sessions are for children from 3rd and 4th class, no charge. Hurleys and helmets will be provided.
The Tom Healy under 15 hurling tournament (under lights) will conclude at Abbeydorney on this Friday, 10 Nov. The semi-finals, Ballyheigue v Ballyduff and Abbeydorney v Kilmoyley get underway at 7.00p.m. The Shield Final for the losing semi-finalists will be played at 7.30p.m. with the Tom Healy Cup Final at 8.00p.m.
Best of luck to the Clanmaurice Camogie Club in the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship semi-final against Athleague (Roscommon) at Newmarket on Fergus, 2.00p.m. on this Sunday.
Co. Hurling Officer
The closing date for Nominations for the Co. Hurling Officer position is 5.00p.m. on this Friday, 10 Nov. The term of Gerard McCarthy will end under the 5 year rule at the forthcoming Co. Convention.
Allianz Hurling Leagues Fixtures 2018
Dates and venues for the 2018 Allianz Hurling League have been confirmed with Round 1 going ahead two weeks earlier than last year on January 28th. The following are the fixtures:
Allianz Hurling League Division 2 B Fixtures 2018
Round 1 - Sunday January 28th, London V Kerry in Ruislip @ 1pm
Round 2 – Sunday February 4th, Kerry V Carlow in Austin Stack Park @ 2pm
Round 3 – Sunday February 18th, Kildare V Kerry in Newbridge @ 2pm
Round 4 – Sunday February 25th, Kerry V Meath in Austin Stack Park at 12:30pm (DB with Kerry Footballers V Galway)
Round 5 – Sunday 4th March, Westmeath V Kerry in Cusack Park @ 1pm
Sunday 11th March - Division 2B Final