Kenmare/Kilgarvan/Dr. Crokes had a historic 2 - 16 to 1 - 14 win over Lixnaw last Monday at Austin Stack Park in the Final of the 2019 Acorn Life County Under 21 Hurling Championship. This was the first time that this combination won the title and it is a great boost to hurling in the South Kerry area. Winning captain was centre back Gearóid Fennessy [Kilgarvan].
Under 19 Tournament
The inaugural Kerry Under 19 Club Hurling Tournament went ahead at the Kerry G.A.A. Centre of Excellence, Currans last Saturday. 5 clubs competed – Crotta, St. Brendan's, Ballyheigue, Kilmoyley and Abbeydorney.
Ryall's Bus Hire, Abbeydorney sponsored a set of O'Neill's training jerseys for the winners.
Results were: 1st round - Ballyheigue 1 - 4 Crotta 0 - 4; Abbeydorney 5 - 4 St. Brendan's 4 - 1;
2nd Round - Ballyheigue 2 - 5 Abbeydorney 0 - 6; St. Brendan's 2 - 6 Crotta 2 - 5;
3rd round - St. Brendan's 1 - 7 Ballyheigue 1 - 7; Abbeydorney 4 - 5 Crotta 2 - 3.
Final – Abbeydorney 4 - 8 Ballyheigue 0 - 5.
The Abbeydorney captain was Adam Maunsell while the Player of Tournament Award went to Nathan Guerin [Ballyheigue]. Thanks to Kerry Hurling GDA, Giles O’Grady, who organised the competition.
Causeway have an away game against Ballysaggart [Waterford] on this Sunday, 3 November in the quarter final of the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship. Throw in at the Fraher Field in Dungarvan will be 1.30p.m. In the Munster Junior Hurling Championship quarter-final, Kilgarvan will have a home tie against the Cork champions on Saturday, 16 November. Full fixture details at www.munstergaa.ie
The North Kerry Hurling Board Annual Awards function will take place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, 29 November. The Tralee Parnell’s Annual Awards night will take place on Friday week, 8 November while the club A.G.M will take place on Friday, 15 November.
North Kerry update
Lixnaw won the Tom Healy Under 15 Hurling Tournament played at Abbeydorney on Friday last.
In the semi-finals, Lixnaw defeated St. Brendan’s and Ballyduff overcame Ballyheigue.
In the Cup Final Lixnaw, captained by Cian McMahon had a 1 - 7 to 0 - 6 win over Ballyduff while in the Shield decider Ballyheigue, captained by Evan Walsh, defeated St. Brendan’s by 2 - 7 to 1 - 3.
This annual Tournament is hosted by Abbeydorney Hurling Club and sponsored by the North Kerry Hurling Board.
The Final of the Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Under 21 Hurling Championship [Paddy Kelly Cup] between St. Brendan's v Crotta O'Neill's is fixed for this Sunday, 3 November, 2.00p.m. (venue to be confirmed). Details will be on the North Kerry Hurling Facebook page.