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Hurling by Tommy O’Connor   26/02/2020

Hurling

The Kerry senior hurlers remain on top of the Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A following their 1 - 20 to 1 - 12 win over Wicklow last Saturday in Round 4. Kerry will finish out the League stages of the competition with a home game against Antrim on this Sunday, 1 March at Austin Stack Park, 12.30p.m.

Senior Hurling dates

The dates for the 2020 Kerry Co. Senior Hurling Championship are as follows: Round 1 - Sunday, 5 July; Round 2 - Sunday, 12 July & Saturday, 18 July; Round 3 - Sunday, 25 July; Semi-finals - Saturday, 8 August. The Kerry Co. Senior & Minor Hurling Championship Finals are scheduled for Sunday, 23 August. In the Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship (quarter-final) the Kerry senior champions will be away to the Clare intermediate winners on Saturday, 1 November.


Clubs

At the Crotta Hurling Club Social last Friday, the club celebrated winning the 2019 Co. minor hurling championship - their third in four years. The victorious minor hurling panel received their County Championship medals from special guest Richie McCarthy, Limerick 2018 All Ireland Senior medal winner and 2013 All Star. The club’s Hall Of Fame Award [the Matt and P.J. Stack Memorial Trophy] was presented to former long serving player and life long supporter Mike Leen. Mike was a member of the last Crotta team to win a Co. senior championship back in 1968. The Senior Hurler of the Year went to club and county star Shane Nolan. Cillian Trant was chosen as the Minor Hurler of the Year [Monty McElligott Memorial Trophy]; Intermediate player of the year was Jack Twomey [Maurice Egan Memorial Award] while Tomás O’Connor was honoured as Under 21 Player of the Year [Diarmuid Galvin Memorial Award]. 


Finally, the Crotta Club Person of the Year Award went to Paul Sheehan [Sam Hilliard Memorial Trophy]. Well done to all involved.

Week 2 of the Tralee Parnell’s Under 6 boys & girls, Under 8 and Under 10 boys Spring Hurling Academy continues at the Kerry Sports Academy (KSA) on this Friday, 28 February from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Playing equipment is available. For more information, please contact Club Secretary David Brick or check out the Tralee Parnell’s Facebook page.