Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Kerry had a convincing 2 - 21 to 2 - 9 win over Down at Mullingar last Saturday in Round 1 of the All-Ireland Under 21 B Championship [Ritchie McElligott Cup]. They now go forward to meet Kildare in the quarter final this weekend. Fixture details at www.gaa.ie
Co. Intermediate Hurling Championship
The 2018 Co. Intermediate Hurling Championship commences on this Wednesday, 11 July, 7.30p.m. with 2 Preliminary round games - [A] Abbeydorney v Dr. Crokes; [B] Kilmoyley v Crotta O’Neill’s (this game will double up as a Co. League Div. 2 game). The quarter final draw is: Winners [B] v Lixnaw; Lady’s Walk v Kilgarvan; Winners [A] v Kenmare – these games to go ahead on Wednesday, 18 July (first named at home in all games). The St. Brendan’s v Causeway game has been changed and will be played at Causeway on Friday, 20 July.
Co. Senior League
The semi-final of the Credit Union Co. Senior Hurling League Division 1 between Kilmoyley and Ballyduff is fixed for this Friday, 13 July at Kilmoyley, 7.00p.m. The winners will play Causeway in the Final.
Co. Minor Hurling League
Round 3 is scheduled for Monday next, 16 July, 7.30p.m. – Division 1A: Abbeydorney v Ballyheigue/Causeway; Crotta O`Neill's; v Kenmare/Kilgarvan. Division 2A: Ballyduff v Tralee Parnell's; Lixnaw v St. Brendan's. Kilmoyley bye.
Round 1 result: Abbeydorney 2 – 14 Kenmare/Kilgarvan 1 – 6. Round 2 re-fixture: Sunday, 22 July, 3.00p.m. - Ballyheigue/Causeway v Kenmare/Kilgarvan,
Hurling Cúl Camps 2018
The 2018 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for Hurling in Kerry continue on Monday next, 16 July at Ballyheigue & Kenmare until Friday, 20 July. Children may register on the first morning of each Camp. Following on successive weeks are: Abbeydorney & Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney (23 - 27 July); Causeway (30 July – 3 August); Crotta O’Neill’s – Dromakee (6 – 10 August) and Kilmoyley & Tralee Parnell’s - Caherslee (13 – 17 August). The cost for 2018 remains at €60 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Open to primary school children, boys and girls between 6 and 13 years of age. Mondays to Fridays, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m. daily. Further details at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Co. Under 16 Hurling Championship quarter final result: Abbeydorney 4 - 11 St. Brendan's 1 - 16. The Plate quarter finals go ahead on this Friday, 13 July at 7.00p.m. - Tralee Parnell's v Lixnaw at Caherslee; South Kerry v Kilmoyley at Rathmore.
The Cup semi-finals are fixed for Friday, 27 July - Ballyduff v Kenmare/Kilgarvan and Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney.
North Kerry update
North Kerry Under 14 B championship result: Crotta 4-16 to Kilmoyley 2-10. Ballyheigue and Ballyduff have qualified for the Under 14 A Championship Final. Check the North Kerry Hurling Board Facebook page for fixture details.
The North Kerry Under 13 'A' and ‘B’ Championships will commence on Tuesday, 24 July.
In the North Kerry Under 10 Blitz held on Saturday last at Ardfert, the Group 1 winners were Ballyduff with St. Brendan’s winning Group 2. Well done to the clubs who took part - St. Brendan's, Ballyduff, Ballyheigue, Lixnaw, Tralee Parnell's, Kilmoyley, Abbeydorney and Crotta. Thanks to the competition co-ordinator, Frank O’Connor, and all in the St. Brendan’s Minor Club for running the Blitz so efficiently and to all the players, mentors, parents and guardians who all played their part. The next Under 10 Blitz will be hosted by Tralee Parnell’s at Caherslee on Saturday, 8 September.