Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Kerry will open their 2019 Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A campaign on Saturday week, 26 January away to Antrim in Round 1. Venue is Cushendall where there will be a 2.00p.m. throw in.
The first home game will be in Round 2 against Westmeath on Sunday, 3 February at Austin Stack Park, 2.00p.m.
Further rounds against Mayo on Sunday, 17 February at Austin Stack Park, 2.00p.m.; away to London on Saturday, 23 February at McGovern Park, Ruislip, 1.00p.m.; Meath on Sunday, 3 March at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney (as part of a double bill with the Kerry v Monaghan Allianz Football League game).
Well done to Causeway Comprehensive School on progressing to the semi-final of the Munster Colleges Under 19 ‘C’ Hurling competition. In the quarter final last week they defeated Ballincollig Community School (Cork) by 2 - 15 to 2 - 5. In the semi-final they will play a combined team from St. Anne's, Community College, Killaloe / Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry on Saturday, 26 January, 12.30p.m. at Killaloe
Kerry Coaching and Games are running a one day Foundation Level Coaching Course on Saturday, 2 February. Venue will be Ballyheigue G.A.A. Club, commencing at 10.00a.m. The Course Tutor will P.J. Ryan. The Foundation is the introductory Award for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course covers 4 modules – Introduction to games; Skill development; Movement skills and Coaching children, youths and adults. This course is aimed at beginner Coaches involved with teams at Under 6 to Under 12 levels. Details with all clubs.
The Annual Convention of the North Kerry Hurling Board is fixed for this Thursday, 17 January. Venue will be the Kilmoyley G.A.A. Clubrooms where proceedings get underway at 8.00p.m.
The A.G.M. of Lady’s Walk Hurling Club will take place on this Friday, 18 January, 7.30p.m. Venue is Lowe’s, Ballyduff. Abbeydorney Hurling Club will hold a victory social on this Saturday, 19 January at Ballyroe Heights Hotel to mark their 2018 Co. Minor Hurling Championship win.
Also on this Saturday, Co. Senior Champions, Lixnaw, will be presented with their medals at a Victory Banquet to be held at the Rose Hotel, Tralee.