Ballyheigue won the 2019 Co. Junior Hurling Championship last Saturday when they had a 3 - 7 to 1 - 12 win over St. Pat’s East Kerry in the Final played at the John Mitchel’s Complex. The winners led by 3 - 4 to 1 - 5 at half time and had to withstand a great comeback by the opposition to claim the title for the second year in a row. The winning captain, Alan Lawlor, was presented with the cup by Paudie Dineen, Oifigeach Iomána Coiste Contae Chiarraí while John Ross was the match referee.
The North Kerry Hurling Board Annual Awards function was held on Friday, 29 November at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Guest of honour was Kerry footballer, David Clifford, while Co. Board Chairman, Tim Murphy, also attended.
The Annual Hall of Fame Award was presented to long time GAA official, Mike Slattery of Lady’s Walk. Player of the Match Awards, presented for all of the Juvenile Finals from 2019, went to the following:
Under 13 ‘A’ Championship - Eoin O’Flaherty [St. Brendan’s];
Under 13 ‘B’ Championship - Emmanuel Brankovic [Tralee Parnell’s];
Under 14 ‘A’ Championship - Killian Boyle [Ballyduff];
Under 14 ‘B’ Championship - Rory O’Halloran [Ballyheigue];
Under 15 ‘A’ Championship - Evan Boyle [Ballyduff];
Under 15 ‘B’ Championship - Fiachra O’Connor [St. Brendan’s];
Under 16 ‘A’ Championship - Seán Brosnan [St. Brendan’s];
Under 16 ‘B’ Championship - Oisín Maunsell [Abbeydorney];
Minor ‘A’ Championship - Ronan Walsh [Kilmoyley];
Minor ‘B’ Championship - Colin Walsh [Ballyheigue];
Tom Healy Under 15 Tournament:
Cup - Darragh Conway [Lixnaw];
Shield - David O’Sullivan [Ballyheigue];
Overall – Eoin Stack [Lixnaw];
2019 Achievement Awards were presented to Adam O’Sullivan on behalf of the Kerry Under 20 hurlers; to Niamh Leen, captain Kerry camogie team and to the Kerry Under 17 hurlers. North Kerry Hurling Board Special Merit Awards went to Mary Jo Murphy [Causeway]; John Hennessy [Ballyduff] & Pete Young [Kilmoyley & Kerry camogie]. A North Kerry Hurling Board Appreciation Award was presented to Bill Maunsell [Abbeydorney].
There are 2 Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Hurling Finals down for decision this weekend. The Under 21 Hurling Championship [Paddy Kelly Cup] decider between St. Brendan's v Crotta O'Neill's is scheduled for Saturday, 7 December, 2.30p.m.
The Final of the Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship [John Joe O’Sullivan Perpetual Cup] between Ballyduff and Causeway is fixed for Sunday, 8 December at 2.00p.m. Venues to be confirmed in both cases. Details will be on the North Kerry Hurling Facebook page.
Congratulations to Clanmaurice Camogie Club on winning a first ever All-Ireland Junior Club camogie title on Sunday last at Nenagh when they had a 3 - 6 to 0 - 6 win over Raharney. Well done to all the team and management and this is just reward for the amount of effort they have put in with club and county over the last no. of years.