IT was a very busy weekend on the hurling fields of Kerry. The Acorn life Under 21 Hurling Championship final was played on Saturday in Austin Stack Park with Abbeydorney/Crotta crowned champions after beating Causeway 3-6 to 011.
County SHL Division One Final
On Sunday the Credit Union County Senior Hurling Division One Final was played in the Tom Healy Memorial Park in Abbeydorney. Ballyduff took the title on a final score line of Kilmoyley 0-16 Ballyduff 3-14. The cup was presented to Captain Aidan Boyle by Hurling Officer Joe Walsh, who thanked the Credit Union for their sponsorship of the league.
He praised Abbeydorney hurling club for their fantastic facilities and for their cooperation.
Ballyduff captain Aidan Boyle thanked Kilmoyley for the sporting game and the Credit Union before adding that although it was a great honour to win the championship and the league, their sights were now set on the Munster Intermediate Championship title.
Tom Lawlor presented the Man of the Match award to Mikey Boyle.
Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship
All roads lead to Kilmallock next Sunday as Ballyduff take on Ballybrown (Limerick) in the Munster IHC semi-final. The winners play Silvermines (Tipperary) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 18 at 2pm.
Ballyduff are the only Kerry club to have won a game in the Munster Club IHC, securing two wins on their way to the 2011 Munster Final.
Munster Junior Hurling Championship
The AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship semi-final between Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) v KilsheelanKilcash (Tipperary) or St. Kieran's (Limerick) will take place on Sunday November 18th at 2pm in a Kerry or Tipperary venue.
Two hurling All Stars for Kerry players
Two Kerry hurlers received All Star awards at the recent GAA/ GPA All Star awards ceremony sponsored by Opel at Dublin's Convention Centre.
Ballyduff's Paud Costello was named on the Christy Ring Cup 2012 Champion 15 team. The 2012 County Final Man of the Match had a wonderful year in a Kerry senior hurling jersey with a series of impressive displays.
heigue's Jam ie Kenny ( pictured with GAA president Liam O'Neill) also won an award but not with his native county. The former Ballyheigue stalwart is now living in Sligo and starred with the Sligo team in this year's Nicky Rackard Cup.
Kenny, whose brother Ronan played for Kerry in recent years, was named on the Nicky Rackard Champion 15 team.
Training continues on Friday nights from 7-8pm in IT Tralee Astro-Turf Pitch for U10 to U14 age groups, all new players and coaches welcome. Come and join Tralee's newest club and play one of the greatest games in the world. Equipment is provided.
Hurling slot on radio
As all hurling clubs are aware by now the Hurling Slot is on Radio Kerry Sports at 3.20pm every Saturday, if you have any club news you want included contact me before 2.30pm on Saturday.
If clubs want anything included in the weekly newspaper slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 8pm on Sunday.
Thanks to all the clubs who contribute to the slot and newspaper sections over the last few months. This week I have to say a special thank you to Gerard Maunsell, Abbeydorney, who has provided so many great photographs and match reports.