Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Causeway, Crotta, Kenmare/Kilgarvan and Lixnaw have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 Co. Under 21 Hurling Championship. The competition got underway last weekend with 3 of the 4 quarter finals played. On Friday at Causeway the home side had a 6 - 14 to 1 - 5 win over Kilmoyley/Austin Stacks. On Saturday Crotta travelled to Ardfert where they had a 3 - 14 to 0 - 7 win over St. Brendan’s and Kenmare/Kilgarvan made the trek to Abbeydorney and recorded a convincing 3 - 22 to 1 - 9 win over Abbeydorney/Ballyheigue. The Lixnaw versus Ballyduff game was not played as Ballyduff notified the Board in advance that they were unable to field a team. The semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, 29 September with the final fixed for Saturday, 13 October.
The final of the 2018 Co. Junior Hurling Championship between Ballyheigue and Duagh is scheduled for this Saturday, 22 September. This competition was played in a round robin format involving just 3 teams – Ballyheigue, St. Pat’s/East Kerry and Duagh. Venue for the Final is Abbeydorney where there will be a 5.00p.m. throw in, with extra time if necessary.
Coiste na nÓg
Results from Round 3, Phase 2 of the Lee Strand Co. Under 12 hurling leagues: Division 1 - Kilmoyley 6 - 6 Tralee Parnell’s 7 - 6; Crotta O’Neill’s 4 - 11 Kenmare/Kilgarvan 1 - 2; Ballyheigue 0 - 2 St. Brendan’s 5 - 9. Division 2 - Abbeydorney 1 - 4 Ballyduff 6 - 10; Division 3 - Crotta O’Neill’s B 4 - 0 Kenmare/Kilgarvan B 7 - 5; Causeway 8 - 5 St. Brendan’s B 1 - 2. Round 4 will take place on this Friday evening, 21 September with all games at 6.00p.m. Scheduled fixtures are: Division 1 - Ballyheigue v Crotta O’Neill’s; Kilmoyley v St. Brendan’s; Kenmare/Kilgarvan v Tralee Parnells. Division 2 - Abbeydorney v St. Pats/Dr. Crokes; Ballyduff v Firies; Lixnaw v bye. Division 3 - Causeway v Crotta O’Neill’s B; Kenmare/Kilgarvan B v Tralee Parnell’s B; St. Brendan’s B v bye. Check with clubs for possible changes.
North Kerry update
The North Kerry Under 16 competitions continue on this Sunday, 23 September with games scheduled for 12 noon. 'A' Division - Ballyduff v Ballyheigue; St. Brendan's v Abbeydorney/Causeway. 'B' Division – Kilmoyley v Crotta; Lixnaw v Tralee Parnell’s.
Round 2 results: 'A' - Abbeydorney/Causeway 5 - 8 Ballyduff 3 - 14 [draw]; Ballyheigue 1 - 20 St. Brendan's 1 - 10. 'B' - Kilmoyley v Lixnaw [deferred until Thursday, 20th]; Crotta 6 - 11 Tralee Parnell’s’ 1 - 1. Check with clubs and the North Kerry Hurling Board Facebook page for up to date fixtures and results.
The Gary Scollard Memorial Under 15 hurling ten a side invitation tournament that takes place on this Saturday, 22 September at the John Mitchel’s GAA Complex and Connolly Park, Tralee. Teams competing include Ardagh, Tralee Parnell’s, Ballinhassig, St. Brendan’s, Adare, Ballyheigue, Granagh-Ballingarry, Crotta, Templeglantine, Abbeydorney, Kenmare/Kilgarvan and Newcastlewest. Games commence at 11.00a.m. with the Final fixed for Connolly Park at 3.00p.m. Details on the Tralee Parnell’s Facebook page.