Thursday 25 May 2017

Banville given recovery time

WEXFORD champions Horeswood will wait until the eleventh hour before deciding if star forward PJ Banville will line out in today's Leinster club SFC quarter-final clash against St Brigid's at Parnell Park.

Banville sustained an ankle injury during a training session four weeks ago and has only recently started light training.

"We probably won't decide until shortly before the throw-in if PJ will start the game," said Horeswood selector Sean Lyng. "We want to give PJ every chance and we'll give him a run-out on Sunday morning and see how he reacts to that."

Coady's goal proves crucial

A first-half goal from John Coady proved crucial in St Conleth's Park, Newbridge yesterday afternoon, as Mount Leinster Rangers overcame a dogged 13-man Celbridge 1-13 to 0-13 in a fiery and pulsating Leinster IHC final.

Celbridge had dominated the opening exchanges but a 1-1 salvo from Coady followed by points from Padraig Nolan and Denis Murphy put the Carlow champions on the road to victory.

Scorers -- Mount Leinster Rangers: D Murphy 0-5 (5f), J Coady 1-2, HP O'Byrne 0-2, E Coady, P Nolan, D Phelan, W Hickey 0-1 each. Celbridge: B White 0-7 (0-6f, 0-1 '65'), C Kenny, L Quinn 0-2 each, M Moloney, G Keegan 0-1 each.

Kingdom unveil crest redesign

Kerry County Board unveiled a new crest last Thursday, writes Eamon Keane.

The change was mainly due to the board not having the copyright to the previous crest. There has been mixed reaction to the change, with many fans feeling the old crest held tradition to the county.

But board PRO Maureen O'Shea says the change is geared towards the future.

"We're looking at the road ahead, this is a good way to generate more income. Of course there will be a transition period, it will take time, but it will generate a lot," said O'Shea.

"We wanted a crest that would look great on everything. Mugs, key rings, and most importantly the jerseys." Kerry are not the only county to change their crest with Kildare and Kilkenny also changing in recent years.

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