High five for minor hurlers

Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 18.19.23IN what only be described as a stunning achievement, Kerry have won their fifth All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship in a row.

They beat a tenacious Meath side on a 4-17 to 3-11 scoreline at Semple Stadium, Thurles this afternoon.

John Hennessy’s side were in brilliant form and four opportunist goals as key moments in the game swung the tie in their favour.

Kerry’s goalscorers on the big stage were Eric Leen, Pádraig O’Mahony, captain Shane Conway and substitute Gearóid O’Mahony.

Meanwhile, the Kerry senior club football championship final between Dr Crokes and Austin Stacks has been fixed for Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday next, September 10, at 5.30pm.

The intermediate club championship semi-finals will also be played in Killarney with a double bill on Sunday, September 25 with Castleisland Desmonds playing Kenmare at 2.00pm and Templenoe playing An Ghaeltacht at 3.30pm.

The senior football championship quarter-finals will also be played as two double bills. On Saturday, October 1 in Austin Stack Park, Dr Crokes play Kerins O’Rahillys at 3.00pm and South Kerry play Dingle at 4.45pm.

On the following day, October 2, in Fitzgerald Stadium, Mid Kerry play Rathmore at 2.00pm and Kenmare play Austin Stacks at 3.30pm.

The senior football championship relegation play-off between Kilcummin and Milltown-Castlemaine will be played on Saturday, October 1 in Castleisland at 5.00pm.

The victorious Kerry Minor B Hurling squad was: Adam O’Sullivan, Crotta O’Neills; Bryan McAuliffe, Lixnaw; Liam Mullins, Lixnaw; Philip Maunsell, Kilmoyley; Evan Murphy, Causeway; Conor O’Keeffe, Lixnaw; Gearoíd Fennessy, Kilgarvan; Tomás O’Connor, Crotta O’Neills; Eric Leen, St Brendans; Colin Sheehy, Lixnaw; Barry O’Mahony, Crotta O’Neills; Niall O’Mahony, Abbeydorney; Maurice O’Connor, Kilmoyley; Shane Conway, Lixnaw; Padraig O’Mahony, St Brendans; Robert Silles, Lixnaw; Thomas Quinlan, Crotta O’Neills; Darragh Behan, Crotta O’Neills; Gary Carey, Causeway; Micheál McCarthy, Kenmare; Conor Galwey, Ballyheigue; Darragh Goulding, Ballyduff; Jeaic McKenna, Crotta O’Neills; Ciarán Breen, Tralee Parnells; Jack O’Sullivan Ballyduff; Shane O’Mahony, St Brendans; Brandon Conway, Crotta O’Neills; Gerard Leen, Causeway; Geroid O’Mahony, Causeway; Adrian Nolan, St Brendans; Chris Creedon, Kilgarvan; Sean O’Donoghue, Crotta O’Neills.