THE Kerry senior hurlers had a tremendous 1-12 to 3-5 win over Wicklow last weekend in round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League. This leaves them joint top of the table on four points with both Laois and Derry. They will be away on this coming Sunday, March 24 when they take on Kildare in Newbridge at 12.45pm.
Heartbreak for Causeway
CAUSEWAY Comprehensive suffered a heart breaking one point defeat after extra time to Athenry Vocational School in last Saturday's Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Hurling Final. Final score was 2-14 to 1-6. Though defeat was their lot, great credit to all involved for such a fantastic feat in getting to the final.
NINE teams are participating in the 2013 Kerry Senior Hurling Championship [Abbeydorney, Ballyduff (holders), Ballyheigue, Causeway, Crotta O'Neill's, Kilmoyley, Lixnaw, South Kerry, St. Brendan's]. There will also be a change of format this year. Teams will be drawn into three groups of three with the top team in each group qualifying for the semi-finals. There will then be a play off between the second placed team in each group for the fourth semi-final position.
In the group stages where teams finish on same number of points, the result of game between the sides and scoring difference will apply while in the play-offs for the fourth semi-final place. Extra time will be played if necessary. Round 1 is fixed for Sunday, July 21 with county hurling final day on Sunday, September 29.
The County senior hurling league Division 1 will commence on the weekend of April 14 with Division 2 taking place each Wednesday from April 17. Kerry's first outing in the Christy Ring Cup competition will be away to Down on Saturday, May 4.
Leinster Minor 'B' League
KERRY went down to Wicklow in the Leinster Minor 'B' League game played on Bank Holiday Monday on a score of Wicklow 2-13 Kerry 1-11.
CONGRATULATIONS on behalf of the Kerry hurling community to county hurling PRO, Mary Brick on her marriage to Joe Bunyan from Tralee on Friday last. We wish them all the best in the years ahead. Míle comhghairdeas.