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This Week's Hurling News 2017-05-03 22:30:00

Hurling News with Tommy O’Connor of the PR & Marketing Committee

Kerry Hurlers back to winning ways

The Kerry Senior hurlers got back to winning ways last Sunday with a 0-20 to 2-12 win over Westmeath at Mullingar in round 2 of the Leinster Senior Championship round robin series. Well done to all involved.

This sets up a crucial round 3 clash with Laois at Austin Stack Park on Sunday week, 14th May, 3pm.

Credit Union Senior Hurling League

In the Credit Union Co. Hurling League Division 1, the remaining Round 2 game between Ballyheigue v Crotta goes ahead on this Friday, 5th May at Ballyheigue, 7.30p.m. Round 3 is scheduled for this Sunday, 7th May, 2.00p.m. with the following fixtures: Lixnaw v Ballyheigue; Crotta v Causeway; St. Brendan’s v Ballyduff; Abbeydorney v Kilmoyley.

Division 2 will be played on Wednesday evenings, commencing on 31st May.

Celtic Challenge

The Under 17 Celtic Challenge County & Divisional hurling competition commences on this Wednesday, 3rd May when Kerry will play Limerick City at Austin Stack Park, 7.30p.m. This competition is aimed at players aged 16 and 17 years old who are not participating in State Examinations during May and June, Fixtures information on www.gaa.ie   Kerry will play in Group B, competing with Clare South/East, North Cork, West Limerick, Limerick City and West Cork.


This Saturday, 6th May, will see a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Causeway Comprehensive School’s historic win in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior ‘B’ competition in 1977. A range of events is being organised for the day, including a golf scramble at 12 noon in Ballyheigue, a reunion of the panel, family and friends at 6.00p.m. at McHale’s Stretford End, Causeway and later on, school past pupils are invited to come along and join the gathering. A special commemorative booklet has also being compiled, edited by John White.

This weekend also marks Lá na gClubanna in GAA units across the country. In Kerry, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Coiste na nÓg Ciarraí, which was formed as Bord na nÓg in 1967.

Congratulations to Kenmare/Kilgarvan on winning the 2017 Co. Under 14 Féile na Gael ‘A’ competition, defeating Ballyheigue by 2-12 to 1-04 in last Monday’s final. The ‘B’ title was won for the first time by Tralee Parnell’s.