Tuesday 20 March 2018

Video: Kilkenny close to full strength

THERE are three changes to the Kilkenny team from their last meeting against Tipperary -- in the All-Ireland final -- when the sides meet tomorrow in their opening Allianz Hurling League game.

Missing will be Henry Shefflin, who is recovering from injury, the injured Richie Hogan and Eddie Brennan, who has retired. Into the team come Paddy Hogan, TJ Reid and Mathew Ruth.

team in factfile

Cawley and Kerins

edge it for Summerhill

Two stunning second-half strikes in the space of five minutes from Summerhill College turned the Connacht Colleges 'A' semi-final on its head in Ballyhaunis yesterday, as they edged out Gerald's of Castlebar 2-5 to 1-5.

The Sligo students trailed at the interval by seven points, 1-5 to 0-1, but Seamie Cawley and Conor Kerins goals fired them through.

ScoreRs -- Summerhill: C Breheny 0-4f, C Kerins, S Cawley 1-0 each, S Peyton 0-1. St Gerald's: S Dolan 1-2 (1-0pen), R Carolan 0-2, T O'Reilly 0-1.

Summerhill -- D Reidy; J McGoldrick, C McDonagh, B McGarry; J O'Haire, D Longe, C Kerins; E Carroll, B Smith; M Gerrity, C Breheny, K Blake; S Kermis, S Peyton, S Cawley.

St Gerald's -- M Moylette; K McNally, B O'Malley, K Egan; M Plunkett, P Durcan, S Conlon; B Coleman, E Regan; M Hall, S Dolan, R Carolan; N O'Malley, T O'Reilly, K Costello. Subs: D Corcoran for Blake, P Gordon for Plunkett, J Durcan for McNally

Ref -- J Glavey (Aghamore).

Pat's show true grit to march on

St Colman's Newry's two-year reign as MacRory Cup champions came to an end at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh last night when they lost a battling semi-final 0-10 to 0-8 to St Pat's Maghera.

The Derry lads led by three points at half-time and despite having Conor McAtamney sent off in the third quarter, they held on.

Scorers -- St Pat's Maghera: S O'Hara 0-3 (2f), C Murphy 0-2 (1f), O Hegarty, R Dougan, J Kearney (1f), C Convery, N McNicholl (1f) 0-1 each. St Colman's: A Morgan 0-3 (2f), M O'Hare 0-2, N Holywood, D Noonan, P O'Hagan 0-1 each

St Pat's Maghera -- S McNicholl; C O'Doherty, M McCloskey, O Hegarty; C Carville, C McAtamney, B Rogers; R Dougan, J Kearney; S O'Hara, N McNicholl, C Convery; P Gunning, C Gallagher, C Murphy. Subs: G Bradley for Gunning, D McFaul for Convery, M Molloy for Murphy, P Cassidy for O'Hara, N Gorman for McCloskey

St Colman's Newry -- M Cunningham; D Branagan, M Finnegan, A McKernan; M O'Hare, J McDermott, P Lively; A Morgan, R Johnston; K Rice, N Hollywood, P O'Hagan; D Noonan, J Fegan, J Haughey. Sub: T Mulholland for Fegan.

Ref -- M Higgins (Fermanagh).

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