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Kerry in Christy Ring Cup Final 2015-05-30 20:00:00

Kerry in Christy Ring Cup Final

Kerry 6-27 Kildare 0-9Kerry cruised to an emphatic 6-27 to 0-9 over Kildare in the Christy Ring Cup semi final in Newbridge today to set up a final appearance in Croke Park on Saturday next. Three first half goals from  Mikey Boyle saw Kerry lead by 19 points at the break, 3-13 to 0-3, against a side that had been reduced to 14 men approaching the interval.

Kerry continued in the same vein on the restart and further goals from Shane Nolan, Padraig Boyle and Colum Harty had Kerry home and hosed long before the final whistle.

Kerry play the winners of the Derry  in the final which will be played in Croke Park on Saturday next the 6th June  at 5:30 

Click here for report from GAA.ie

Kerry Senior Hurling Team V Kildare Christy Ring Cup Semi Final

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Kildare in the Christy Ring Cup Semi Final in Newbridge on Saturday (2pm) shows 4 changes in personnel from the side that defeated Meath in their last game; Stephen Murphy is preferred in goal instead of James Logue, Rory Horgan comes into the defence in place of Patrick Kelly who is club tied, Michael O’Leary who was exam-tied for the Meath game, comes into the half forward line in place of Adrian Royle and Davy Butler replaces Philip Lucid at corner forward. 

The team, captained by John Griffin, lines out as follows:

1          Stephen Murphy          Causeway

2          Rory Horgan                St Brendans

3          Paud Costelloe            Ballyduff

4          Bryan Murphy              Causeway

5          Daniel Collins              Kilmoyley

6          Darren DineenSt Brendans

7          Keith CarmodyCauseway

8          John Griffin      (c)        Lixnaw

9          John Egan                    St Brendans

10        Michael O’Leary          Abbeydorney

11        Shane Nolan                Crotta O’Neills

12        Colum Harty                Causeway

13        Mikey Boyle                Ballyduff

14        Padraig Boyle              Ballyduff

15        David Butler                Knockavilla Kickhams

Fir Ionaid:

16        James Logue               Ballingarry

17        Tommy Casey              Causeway

18        Dougie Fitzell              Kilmoyley

19        James Flaherty            Lixnaw

20        Philip Lucid                  Ballyheigue

21        John O’Neill                 Clonoulty-Rossmore

22        Brendan  O’Leary        Abbeydorney

23        Adrian Royle                Kilmoyley

24        Darragh Shanahan      Lixnaw

25        Sean Weir                    Crotta O’Neills

26        Giles O’Grady              Ballyduff



Manager:                    Eamonn Kelly (Kildangan, Tiobraid Árann)

Coach/Selector:         Conor Gleeson (Boherlahan- Dualla, Tiobraid Árann)

Selectors:                    D. J. Leahy (Causeway), Tom O’Connell (Abbeydorney)

Physical Trainer:        Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)

Christy Ring Cup Team News

The Kerry Team to play Kildare in the semi final of the Christy Ring Cup will be named on Fridayevening at 9pm 

The Christy Ring Cup Semi Final

Kildare V Kerry Click here for preview from GAA.ie 

Newbridge Saturday at 2pm.

Kerry travel to Newbridge on Saturday for the Christy Ring Semi Final in what is a repeat of last year’s final a game won by the Lily Whites on a 4-18 to 2-22 scoreline to record their first title in the competition.

Thanks to a drawn first round tie and subsequent replay defeat to London, Kildare have played four games to Kerry’s two in the competition thus far as follows:

Round 1

Kerry                     2-17       Down                    2-10

London                 2-23       Kildare                  2-23

Kildare                  0-19       London                 3-16

Round 2

Kerry                     1-23       Meath                  2-18

Mayo                    1-16       Kildare                  2-18

Qtr Final

Meath                  2-18       Kildare                  3-23


Kerry Hurlers take on Kildare in Christy Ring Cup semi final

The Kerry senior hurlers have been drawn away to Kildare in the semi-final of the 2015 Christy Ring Cup. It will go ahead on this Saturday, 30th May in Newbridge with a 2pm throw-in.

The final is scheduled for Saturday week, 6th June in Croke Park [with live TV coverage]. Derry have a home tie with Down in the other semi-final.

The draw for the Semi Final of the Christy Ring Cup sees Kerry travel to Newbridge to take on Kildare on Saturday next at a time to be fixed. Derry play Down in the other semi final in Owenbeg.