Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
Following their easy 3 - 27 to 1 - 11 win over London in their Allianz Hurling League Division 2A round 4 tie last Saturday, the Kerry senior hurlers campaign continues this weekend with a home game against Meath. It will be played on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney where there will be a 1.00p.m. throw in time. It will be the curtain raiser to the Kerry v Monaghan Allianz Football League game. Admission to this double bill will be just €15 if bought in advance at www.gaa.ie or from Centra & SuperValu outlets. Admission on the day is €20.All Under 16’s have free admission.
Congratulations to Kerry senior hurler, Shane Conway [Lixnaw] and his U.C.C. colleagues on winning the Fitzgibbon Cup Higher Education Hurling Championship last Saturday by defeating Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in the final 2 - 21 to 0 - 12. It is a great honour for Shane and his club and county. Well done to all involved.
Féíle na nGael
The 2019 national Féile na nGael Hurling tournament is being hosted by Cork & Kerry from 7 - 9 June. The John West Féile na nGael is a club festival for Hurling at Under 14 years of age level. Teams from every county in Ireland as well as overseas are invited to take part.
The national Féile committee, appointed by the Uachtarán of C.L.G. has overall responsibility for the organisation of the tournament and a local organising committee is appointed to manage much of the day to day activities. Further details will be available over the coming weeks.
The North Kerry Hurling Board has announced the dates for its 2019 Under 10 Blitz competitions. Blitz No. 1 will be hosted by the Abbeydorney Club on Saturday, 15 June. St. Brendan’s will host Blitz No. 2 at Ardfert on Saturday, 6 July. The third Blitz will take place at Caherslee on Saturday, 7 September and it will be hosted by the Tralee Parnell’s Club. All will have 10.30a.m. starting times.
Duagh Hurling Club will hold their medal presentation night on this Saturday, 2 March at 8.30pm at O’Briens Bar, Duagh. The team will be presented with South Kerry Junior hurling League medals from 2018 as well as the Co. Senior Hurling League Division 3 medals.
The Level 1 Foundation Coaching course continues at the Ballyheigue G.A.A. Clubrooms on this Thursday evening, 28 February and on Saturday morning, 2 March. The course tutors are Maurice Leahy & P.J. Ryan. Further details from Giles O’Grady, Hurling GDA firstname.lastname@example.org