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Kerry Hurlers fall short against Wexford 2016-03-06 20:00:00

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B
Wexford 2-25 Kerry 0-08

Kerry’s recent run of good form, which saw them defeat Laois and give Limerick a good fright to Limerick, came to an end at a very blustery Austin Stack Park this afternoon. It was always going to be tough for the homeside but once Wexford had advantage of the strong wind in the opening half, the odds looked stacked against the Kingdom.
Wexford were determined not to give Kerry a foothold and they had three points on the new electronic scoreboard before Shane Nolan pointed from a free in th e7th minute. Mikey Boyle added a second after Andrew Shore’s second for Wexford but Kerry were ripped apart in the 13th minutes when Shore, Podge Doran and Conor McDonald for the latter to shoot past a helpless Martin Stackpoole to open up a 1-6 to 0-2 lead. Kerry did have a good chance soon after when John Egan was in the clear but Conor O’Leary save well with Egan shooting over from the rebound. Harry Kehoe kept the scoreboard ticking for Wexford from placed balls and at the interval the Slaneysiders led by 1-13 to 0-4.
Mindful of Kerry’s fightback against Limerick a fortnight ago in similar circumstances, there was to be no let up by Wexford as Andrew Shore and Shane Nolan swapped points early after the resumption. Mikey Boyle kicked a good chance inches wide in the 47th minute and a goal at that stage would have given Kerry some heart. Shore and Harry Kehoe kept the umpire busy as Kerry depended on the accuracy of Shane Nolan from placed balls – he had one particularly fine effort from 70 yards on the sideline in the 49th minute – and Shore’s goal in 61st minutes when he fielded a high ball, put the icing on the cake for the Slaneysiders.
Kerry’s next outing is on Sunday next against Clare in Ennis.
Kerry: Shane Nolan 0-5(0-04 frees); John Egan, Mikey Boyle, and Colum Harty 0-1 each
Wexford: Andrew Shore 1-7, Harry Kehoe 0-6 (0-5 frees, 0-1 ’65); Conor McDonald 1-2, Shane Tomkins, Aidan Nolan and Ian Byrne 0-02 each, Lee Chin, Liam Óg McGovern, and Diarmuid O’Keeffe 0-1 each
Kerry: Martin Stackpoole; Sean Weir, Bryan Murphy, Keith Carmody; Daniel Collins, Tommy Casey, Tom Murnane; Patrick Kelly, John Griffin; Shane Nolan, Michael O’Leary, Colum Harty; John Egan, Mikey Boyle, Jack Goulding
Subs: Dougie Fitzelle for S Weir ( h/t), D Dineen for P Kelly ( 40), Jason Diggins for T Casey ( 45), P Lucid for M O’Leary ( 46), Jordan Conway for J Goulding ( 66)
Wexford: Conor O’Leary; Liam Ryan, Matthew O’Hanlon, Eoin Moore; Andrew Shore, Paudie Foley, Andrew Kenny; Leo Chin, Eoin Conroy; Harry Kehoe, Shane Tomkins, Aidan Nolan; Conor McDonald, Podge Doran, Liam Óg McGovern
Subs: Diarmuid O’Keeffe for P Doran ( 49), Ian Byrne for A Nolan ( 58), Jack O’Connor for L Chin ( 63)), Aaron Maddock for L Ryan ( 65), Kevin Sheridan for E Moore ( 65)

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Kerry Senior Hurling Team V Wexford – Allianz Hurling League Division 1B

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Wexford in the Allianz Hurling League Round 3 at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday next at 12:35pm, shows no change from the side went down narrowly to Limerick in Round 2.
The team captained by Daniel Collins of Kilmoyley lines out as follows:
1 Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw
2 Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
3 Bryan Murphy Causeway
4 Keith Carmody Causeway
5 Daniel Collins (C) Kilmoyley
6 Tommy Casey Causeway
7 Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
8 Patrick Kelly Clarecastle
9 John Griffin Lixnaw
10 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
11 Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney
12 Colum Harty Causeway
13 John Egan St Brendans
14 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
15 Jack Goulding Ballyduff
Fir Ionaid:
16 Aidan McCabe Kilmoyley
17 Brendan Brosnan Lixnaw
18 John Buckley Lixnaw
19 Mike Milner Dr Crokes
20 Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills
21 Jason Diggins Causeway
22 Darren Dineen St Brendans
23 Dougie Fitzelle Kilmoyley
24 Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
25 James O’Connor Abbeydorney
26 Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
Ciaran Carey (Patrickswell)
Mark Foley (Adare)
Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)
James McCarthy (Kilmoyley), Michael Conway (Lixnaw)

Additional Players on Panel:
Stephen Murphy Causeway
Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw
Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
Jordon Brick Kilmoyley
P J Keane Abbeydorney
Gerard Stackpoole Lixnaw
The Ballyduff pair, Paud Costelloe and Padraig Boyle, are rehabbing from injury

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Preview
Saturday: Laois v Clare, Portlaoise, 7.0
Sunday: Kerry v Wexford, Tralee, 12.30; Offaly v Limerick, Tullamore 2.0

Clare and Limerick were pre-season favourites for promotion and, so far at least, they have lived up to expectations, winning their first two games, while there are only two points (Limerick +18 and Clare +16) between them in scoring difference.

Kerry, who have won one of two games, host Wexford, who have lost to Clare and Limerick and now find themselves at the bottom of the table.

Laois, who have lost both games, host Clare on Saturday. They last met in the All-Ireland qualifies, when Clare won by 1-32 to 0-15. Limerick head for Tullamore on Sunday to take on Offaly, who beat TJ Ryan’s men by three points last year.

Tralee-Allianz League Double Bill – Match arrangements
The Allianz Hurling and Football League double bill in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday sees Kerry Hurlers play Wexford at 12:30pm and Kerry Footballers play Donegal at 2:30pm
Ticket Vans will be in operation for Sunday’s game
Sunday’s double bill is an all ticket affair. Tickets may be pre-purchased or are available on the day at the ticket vans which will be located in the main entrance Car Park. Stiles, including those at the Mitchel’s and Horan’s ends, will open at 11am.
There will be a designated stile for Season Ticket holders.

€5 discount for pre-purchased tickets for Sunday’s Allianz League game
A pre purchase discounted price of €10 applies for all of Kerry’s games in Division 1 Football and Division 1B in Hurling. Please note that the cut off time for the pre-purchase discount will be midnight on the night before the fixture (Saturday night at 12 for the Austin Stack Park Double Bill). Tickets purchased on match day will cost the usual €15. Admission for OAPs and Students is €10 on the production of valid I.D and Under 16s are free. Tickets can be pre-purchased from the usual sources including participating Centra and Supervalu stores throughout the county, online on www.gaa.ie, from Austin Stack Park and from the Kerry GAA Store in the Outlet Centre in Killarney.
Accommodation in the stand is on a first come first served basis and there will be a 36 page special souvenir programme on sale.
Click here to read about New Look Austin Stack Park on view at Sunday’s double bill