Ruth seals UL victory
John Meyler's young Kerry side ran out of steam in the dying stages of yesterday's Tralee clash.
Shane Brick's 11 points kept them in contention but a goal and a point from Andrew Quinn saw UL lead 2-7 to 0-9 at the break.
Gary O'Brien's goal put Kerry to within a point before Matt Ruth's second goal sealed UL's win.
Scorers -- UL: A Quinn 1-5 (0-3f), M Ruth 2-1, D Burke 0-3 (1f, 1 '65), S Hickey, S Dooley 0-2 each, R O'Dwyer, N O'Murchadha 0-1 each. Kerry: S Brick 0-11 (9f, 1 '65), G O'Brien 1-1, D O'Connell 0-2, T Murnane 0-1
UL -- T Lowry; P Stapleton, J Devane, M Verney; K Joyce, L Ryan, D Hayden; D Burke, M Walsh; S Hickey, R O'Dwyer, T Connors; M Ruth, J Brennan, A Quinn. Subs: M Gleeson for L Ryan (19), S Dooley for D Burke (h-t) B Carroll for J Brennan (h-t), N O'Murchadha for R O'Dwyer (42).
Kerry -- JB O'Halloran; J Fitzgerald, A Healy, A Keane; J Casey, L Boyle, T Murnane; D Fitzell, J Griffin; S Brick, G O'Brien, D O'Connell; S Nolan, J McCarthy, S Maunsell. Subs: S Young for S Maunsell (h-t), N Young for A Healy (h-t), R Nolan for D Fitzell (42), C Harty for J McCarthy (50), E Sheehy for J Casey (50).
Ref -- C Lyons (Cork).