Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Pride of place this week goes to the Kerry senior hurling champions, Lixnaw, following their fantastic 1 - 16 to 1 - 13 win over Cashel King Cormac’s (Tipperary) last Sunday, in Round 1 of the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship.
This has earned them a semi-final place in the competition and this game will again be at home in Hermitage Park, Lixnaw where they take on the Cork premier intermediate champions Charleville. The game goes ahead this Saturday, 3 November, when there will be a 1.30p.m. throw in.
In the Munster Junior Hurling Championship quarter-final, Kilgarvan will have an away fixture against the Limerick champions, Tournafulla on Saturday week, 10 November. Full fixture details at www.munstergaa.ie
The County Senior Hurling League, Division 1 Final between Causeway and Ballyduff is scheduled for Causeway on Saturday, 10 November, 4.00p.m. Ballyheigue won the inaugural Co. Intermediate Hurling Plate title last Friday when they had a 4 - 16 to 0 - 9 win over Austin Stacks.
North Kerry update
St. Brendan’s won the Tom Healy Under 15 Hurling Tournament on Friday evening last at Healy Park, Abbeydorney. On the night, in the semi-finals St. Brendan’s had a 2 - 8 to 2 - 3 win over Crotta while Abbeydorney defeated Ballyheigue by 2 - 1 to 0 - 4. This left the way clear for the 2 finals – in the Shield decider Ballyheigue had a 2 - 8 to 1 - 3 win over Crotta. Their captain was Daniel O’Loughlin while the Player of the Match was Ballyheigue’s Tomás Gaynor.
In the Cup Final, St. Brendan’s had a 3 - 6 to 2 - 4 win over Abbeydorney. Their captain was Christopher Lawlor with Seán Brosnan from St. Brendan’s winning the Player of the Match award. The overall Player of the Tournament was awarded to Oisín Maunsell (Abbeydorney). The Tournament series was excellently co-ordinated by Mike Leahy and his team at Abbeydorney G.A.A. Club and it was sponsored by the North Kerry Hurling Board.
The North Kerry Intermediate League Final did not go ahead as scheduled on Monday as Ballyheigue conceded the game to Kilmoyley early that morning.
The North Kerry Hurling Board Annual Awards function will take place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on this Friday, 30 Nov.
The Tralee Parnell’s Autumn Hurling Academy Week 3 takes place on this Friday, 2 November at the Tralee Sports Complex. It is open to new and current players and a hurley and helmet will be available for new players. For Under 6 (2012/2013/2014) - indoor training for boys and girls from 6.00 to 6.45pm.; Under 8 (2010/2011) - indoor training for boys 6.45 to 7.30pm.; Under 10 (2008/2009) - Astro pitch training for boys 6.00 to 7.00pm. Cost is €15 €3 per session. Details on the Tralee Parnell’s Facebook page. The club annual awards night will take place on Friday week, 9 November at the Rose Hotel, Tralee.
Congratulations to the Clanmaurice Camogie Club who defeated Crecora (Limerick) by 1 - 11 to 1 - 8 in the Munster Junior Club Championship final at Newcastlewest last Sunday. Marion Graham, Cathaoirleach, Munster Camogie Council presented the cup to captain, Orla Young and Munster P.R.O. Brid McNamara presented the Player of the Match to Laura Collins.