Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
In difficult conditions last Sunday, the Kerry senior hurlers had a 3 - 15 to 0 - 8 win over Meath at Fitzgerald Stadium to secure their place in the Final of the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A. The snow on the pitch made hurling extremely challenging and it was a credit to both teams that the game went ahead and played so sportingly. The game saw the first ever Kerry senior appearance from a member of the relatively new Tralee Parnell’s Hurling Club when Tadhg Brick came on as a second half substitute. Guest of honour on the day in the Kerry dressing room was young Michael O’Brien from Killarney.
Kerry’s Allianz Hurling League Final against Westmeath has been fixed for Cusack Park in Ennis. The Division 2A decider will be played on Sunday at 2 o’clock.
The Co. Senior Hurling League Division 1 will get underway on the weekend of 18 March.
Round 1 fixtures: Lixnaw v Abbeydorney; Causeway v Crotta O’Neill’s; Ballyheigue v Kilmoyley; Ballyduff v St Brendan's. Division 2 gets underway on Wednesday, 29 May.
The North Kerry Hurling Board has announced the dates for its 2019 Intermediate and Junior competitions: The rounds of the intermediate & junior leagues will be played on Friday’s 12, 19 & 29 April with the Finals on Friday, 3 May.
The intermediate championship [Tom & Kit Browne Memorial Cup] will follow on with the quarter finals on Friday, 10 May, semi-finals on Friday, 17 May and the Final on Friday, 24 May.
Tralee Parnell’s extends an open invitation to their members and to members of all G.A.A. clubs in Kerry to attend a SafeTALK workshop being organised by the club on Thursday, 7 March, 6.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. Venue is the Kerins-O’Rahilly Clubhouse in Tralee. The HSEM will run/facilitate the training. The HSE Kerry, together with a host of community partners, offers free training to individuals and groups who are interested in learning skills that will contribute to reducing incidents of self-harm and suicide in our community. Participants must be over 18 years of age.