Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Kerry U21 Hurlers
Pride of place this week goes to the Kerry Under 21 hurlers who retained their All-Ireland ‘B’ championship at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on Saturday last by defeating Derry in the final by 2 - 20 to 0 - 11. This was Kerry’s 9th title at this grade and in doing so, Kerry won the Ritchie McElligott Cup (presented in 2015) for the second time. Well done to all involved, including the team manager, Ian Brick (Kilmoyley), coach Fintan O’Connor and selectors D.J. Leahy (Causeway) and John Lucid (Ballyheigue). The panel on the day was: David Silles [Lixnaw], Eric Leen [St. Brendan’s], Evan Murphy [Causeway], Niall O’Mahony [Abbeydorney], Eoin Ross [Ballyduff], Jason Diggins [Causeway] captain, Barry O’Mahony [Crotta O’Neill’s], Fionán Mackessy [St. Brendan’s], Tomás O’Connor [Crotta O’Neill’s], Jack O’Sullivan [Ballyduff], Michael Leane [Ballyheigue], Jordan Conway [Crotta O’Neill’s], Maurice O’Connor [Kilmoyley], Brandon Barrett [Causeway], Shane Conway [Lixnaw], Billy Lyons [Causeway], Adam O’Sullivan [Crotta O’Neill’s], Ronan Donovan [Abbeydorney], Shane McElligott [Lixnaw], Gearóid Fennessy [Kilgarvan], Kieran O’Regan [Kilmoyley], Gearóid O’Mahony [Causeway], Darragh Ryan [Crotta O’Neill’s], Colin Sheehy [Lixnaw].
County Senior Hurling Championship
Both semi-finals of the Garvey’s SuperValu Co. Senior Hurling Championship [Corn Neilus Ó Floinn] go ahead on this Sunday, 12 August at Austin Stack Park – Lixnaw play Causeway while current title holders Ballyduff meet Kilmoyley. Full details on www.kerrygaa.ie
County League, Division 2
Causeway qualified for the Final of the Credit Union Co. Senior Hurling League Division 2 with a 7 - 21 to 2 - 9 home win over Dr. Crokes on Friday evening last. The second semi-final, between Kenmare v St. Brendan’s will go ahead on this Friday, 8 August at Kenmare, 7.30p.m. (extra time if necessary).
County Minor Hurling League
In the 2018 Co. Minor Hurling Championship last Sunday, Abbeydorney has a 3 - 17 to 2 -11 win over Ballyduff.
Results from the games played on Monday evening are: St. Brendan's 1-22 Lixnaw 2-7 ; Tralee Parnell's 2-7 v Crotta O'Neill's 1- 4;
Hurling Cúl Camps 2018
The final week of the 2018 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for Hurling in Kerry will take place next week at Kilmoyley & Tralee Parnell’s (Caherslee) from Monday, 13th until Friday, 17th August. As usual, children may register on the first morning of each Camp. The remaining camps will be (13 - 17 August). The cost is €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. Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m. daily. Further details at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
The St. Pat’s East Kerry Hurling club will be hosting a Poc Fada competition on this Saturday, 11 August. Venue will be Killarney Racecourse where proceedings get underway at
10.00a.m Competitions at Under 12, Under 16 and senior levels. Details on the club Facebook page.
North Kerry update
Ballyduff won the North Kerry Under 14 A championship title [Michael Hennessy Memorial Shield] last Sunday at Dromakee where they had an 8 - 16 to 1 - 2 win over Ballyheigue. Team captain was Conor Murphy while Kevin O’Carroll won the Player of the Match Award. Match referee was Tommy Guerin.
North Kerry Under 15 ‘B’ Championship result:
Lixnaw 3 - 7 Kilmoyley 1 – 12.
Under 15 fixtures for this Friday, 10 August, 6.30p.m. –
Ballyduff v Crotta;
Tralee Parnell’s v Lixnaw;
Kilmoyley v St. Brendan’s.
North Kerry Under 13 Championship results:
St. Brendan’s 3 – 7 Crotta 0 – 8;
Tralee Parnell’s 2 – 5 Causeway 2 – 5;
Ballyheigue 7 – 6 Lixnaw 3 – 7.
Round 4 fixtures for Tuesday next, 14 August. ‘B’ Championship –
Tralee Parnell’s v Abbeydorney;
Lixnaw v Causeway;
First named team at home; games at 6.30p.m.
Round 5 is fixed for Tuesday, 21 August.
The Under 15 'A' Final will also go ahead on Tuesday, 21 August.
Check the North Kerry Hurling Board Facebook page for all up to date fixtures and results.