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Latest Hurling news 2017-01-25 21:36:00

Kerry Hurlers go down to Limerick

Kerry were defeated by Limerick on a score of 4-28 to 0-16 in their latest Coopsuperstores.ie Munster Senior Hurling League game at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds on Sunday last. Kerry got off to a slow start but the concession of three goals just before the break left them with a mountain to climb in the second half. The Kingdom side improved on the turnover with some spirited play and some fine scores from play but Limerick ran out easy winners.

There has been a change of date and venue for the Kerry’s Round 5 Co-Op Munster senior league game this week. The game will now be played at Dungarvan on this Saturday (Waterford travelled to Kerry for the corresponding fixture last year), with an early throw in time of 12.30p.m.

This will be the last competitive game before the Allianz Hurling League campaign, which commences on Sunday, 12th February at home to Laois. Three of their five league games, including the final two, will be in Tralee, with games against Galway on 12th March and Offaly on 26th March. In between they will be away to Limerick on 19th February and Wexford on 5th March.

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin series

Fixtures have been made for the round robin series of the 2017 Leinster senior hurling championship which involves Kerry, Meath, Westmeath and Laois. The first Kerry game will be away to Meath at Páirc Tailteann in Navan on Sunday, 23rd April; In Round 2  Kerry play Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday, 30th April and in Round 3 they meet Laois at Austin Stack Park on Sunday, 14th May. The top-two teams from the round-robin will progress to the Leinster quarter-finals against Offaly or Wexford on the weekend of 27/28 May. Full details at www.leinstergaa.ie

Minor Hurling

Kerry will again this year compete in the Leinster Minor Hurling League which commences on Saturday, 4th March. They have been drawn in a group with Laois and Wicklow with the possibility of progressing to either the Shield or Cup knockout stage. No fixtures have been made for the All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship so far this year. The 2017 minor team management is: Manager - John Hennessy (Ballyduff); Trainer - John Barry (St. Senan’s); Selectors - Jerome O’Sullivan (Crotta), Eamon Fitzgerald (Causeway) and John Healy (Ballyheigue);

The Celtic Challenge Under 17 competition will be played on Wednesdays during May. The management team for this side will be: Manager - Giles O’Grady (Ballyduff); Selectors - Paul O’Donoghue (Crotta O’Neill’s), David Brick (Tralee Parnell’s) and David O’Dea (GDA) who is also the co-ordinator for the team.


Crotta O’Neill’s Hurling Club will hold a victory social on Friday, 4 February at Ballyroe Heights Hotel to mark their 2016 Co. Minor Hurling Championship win. Guest of Honour will be the Waterford senior hurling manager, Derek McGrath. The team that won the 1992 Co. Under 21 Co. Championship will also be honoured on the night. Tickets available at local outlets. The club has also re-designed their website which can be viewed at www.crottagaa.club  The Austin Stacks senior hurlers awards presentation will also be held in their Clubhouse that night.

The St. Brendan's Hurling Club Annual Convention will take place on this Friday, 27 January 2017 at 8.00p.m. at Ardfert N.S. while Tralee Parnell’s Under 8 & 10 hurling coaching will commence at Tralee Sports Complex on Tuesday, 7 February from 6.00 to 7.00 pm.