Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
The 2018 Allianz Hurling League Division 2A series for the Kerry senior hurlers continues on this Sunday, 4 February with a home, round 2 game at Austin Stack Park against Carlow. Throw in time is 2.00p.m. and it is hoped that the Kerry hurling public will come out and support the team. Admission tickets on the day cost €15 but they are available at a reduced price of €12 if purchased online on www.gaa.ie up to midnight on Friday. Juveniles under 16 have free admission.Well done to all involved in the superb 2 – 30 to 1 – 13 away win over London in round 1 of the last Sunday to gain 2 very valuable league points. Forthcoming league fixtures are: away to Kildare at Newbridge on Sunday, 18 February; at home to Meath (12.30p.m.) on Sunday, 25 February – as part of a double bill with the senior footballers who play Galway and the final round against Westmeath (away) on Sunday, 4 March. The top two teams after the league stages will contest the Final on Sunday, 11 March.
There are a number of events happening in clubs on this Friday, 3 February. Crotta O’Neill’s Hurling Club will hold a victory social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel to mark their 2017 Co. Minor Hurling Championship win while Causeway GAA Club will hold an Under 21 & Intermediate Victory Social at McHales Stretford End in Causeway. On the same night, Tralee Parnell’s have organised a coaches workshop at the I.T. Tralee from 6.30p.m. to 8.00pm. Two of the top hurling coaches in the country will conduct matters – Kilkenny’s Martin Fogarty (current National Hurling Development Manager) and Joey Carton (Coaching Games Manager for Munster GAA). All club managers, coaches and parents thinking of getting involved with coaching should attend as should all current Parnell’s club managers and coaches. The session has been organised by David O’Dea.Parnell’s are also running a 7 week hurling Academy for children born from 2005 – 2013 at Tralee Sports Complex, starting on Tuesday next, 6 February. As usual, equipment is available to borrow and all boys and girls are welcome. Further details on both of these events is available on the Tralee Parnell’s website. Abbeydorney Hurling Club will hold their Club Awards night in their Clubhouse on this Saturday.