Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
The Kerry G.A.A. Games and Coaching Committee has organised a Hurling Coaching Workshop dealing specifically with Forwards play for this Saturday, 18 May. Venue is the Currans G.A.A. Centre, from 10.30a.m. – 12 noon. It is aimed at hurling coaches from Under 12 up to senior and the tutor will be Liam Cahill (former Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling medal winner in 1997 and 1996 All-Star). He is the current Tipperary Under 20 hurling manager.
Kerry went down by 3 - 19 to 0 - 14 to Antrim last weekend in the Joe McDonagh Cup competition. They have another difficult away trip on this Saturday, 18 May when they travel to Cusack Park, Mullingar to take on Westmeath, with a 3.00p.m. throw in.
This will be followed by two home games at Austin Stack Park – on Saturday, 8 June versus Laois and on Saturday, 15 June versus Offaly, both at 3.00p.m.
Celtic Challenge minor hurling result from Wednesday, 8 May - West Cork 3 - 18 Kerry 2 - 10. Kerry's next game is against Clare on this Wednesday, 15 May, 7.30pm throw in. Venue is Croagh G.A.A. grounds, near Rathkeale.
Poc Fada Launch
The joint launch of the Kerry and Munster Poc Fada competitions will take place on Tuesday evening next, 21 May at the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans at 7.00p.m. This year, for the first time, Kerry G.A.A. has the honour of hosting the Munster Poc Fada competition which will be held over a course at Kerry Head on Saturday, 15 June. The Ballyheigue venue will also host the Poc Fada Ciarraí finals (Senior and Under 16) on the June Bank Holiday Monday with a 1.00p.m. start.
Coiste na nÓg
The Lee Strand Co. Under 16 Hurling League Finals went ahead as a double bill on Thursday last at Austin Stack Park. Lixnaw, captained by Philip Shortland won the Division 2 title with a 1 - 14 to 1 - 11 defeat of Crotta. St. Brendan's are the Division 1 champions following their 3 - 9 to 0 - 15 win over Ballyheigue. Iarnán Ferris was the winning captain.
Lee Strand Co. Under 14 Hurling League results: Division 1 - Kenmare/Kilgarvan 5 - 11 St. Brendan's 5 - 7; Division 2 - Kilmoyley 2 - 10 Abbeydorney 1 - 8; Ballyheigue 7 - 9 Firies 4 - 2
The 2019 North Kerry Intermediate Championship got underway on Friday last. In the Preliminary Round St. Brendan’s conceded their game to Lady’s Walk earlier in the week. On the field, Causeway had a 2 - 19 to 1 - 7 win over Ballyheigue while Abbeydorney defeated Lixnaw by 3 - 22 to 1 - 10. On this Friday remaining 2 quarter finals go ahead, the re-fixed Kilmoyley versus Crotta game and Tralee Parnell’s versus Lady’s Walk. Both games at 7.15p.m.
Three round 1 games were played in the Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling League. Results – Causeway 2 - 13 St. Brendan’s 2 - 6; Lixnaw 1 - 19 Ballyheigue 1 - 9; Kilmoyley 3 -16. Abbeydorney 1 - 13.
Round 2 is scheduled for this Sunday, 19 May, 11.00a.m. - Ballyduff v Causeway; Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney; Kilmoyley v Lixnaw. Tuesday, 21 May, 7.45p.m. - St. Brendan’s v Crotta (this game also doubles up as a Co. League Division 1 game).
Round 2 of the North Kerry Under 11 Hurling Leagues is scheduled for this Friday, 17 May, 6.30p.m. Group 1 - Crotta v Ballyheigue; Ballyduff v Lixnaw. Group 2 - Causeway v St. Brendan’s; Tralee Parnell’s v Abbeydorney; Kilmoyley v bye.