Un­der 21s make his­tory by claim­ing the Richie McEl­lig­ott Cup

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

Tommy O’Con­nor

PRIDE of place this week goes to the Kerry Un­der 21 hurlers and the St. Brendan’s and Lady’s Walk club sides who won their re­spec­tive cham­pi­onship com­pe­ti­tions last week­end.

The Kerry Un­der 21 hurlers de­feated Wick­low by 2-12 to 2-8 in the fi­nal of the All-Ire­land ‘B’ cham­pi­onship at Sem­ple Sta­dium, Thurles to win their 8th ti­tle at this grade. In do­ing so, Kerry won the Ritchie McEl­lig­ott Cup (pre­sented in 2015) for the first time and it was fit­ting that it was a Lix­naw cap­tain, Dar­ragh Shana­han, who re­ceived the tro­phy (and gave an ex­cel­lent speech as Gaeilge). Well done to all in­volved, in­clud­ing team man­ager, Ian Brick (Kil­moy­ley), coach Fin­tan O’Con­nor and se­lec­tors DJ Leahy (Cause­way), John Lu­cid (Bal­ly­heigue), Ai­dan O’Ma­hony (St. Brendan’s) and Brendan Cum­mins.

St Bren­dans, mean­while, de­feated Kil­gar­van by 5-17 to 2-15 at Lewis Road, Kil­lar­ney on Satur­day last to win the County In­ter­me­di­ate Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship ti­tle for the first time since 1998.

Af­ter the game, Coiste Con­tae Chiar­raí PRO, John O’Leary, pre­sented Corn An­tóin Ó Murchú to the win­ning cap­tain De­nis Mo­ri­arty. St Bren­dans cor­ner-for­ward, Bre­andán O’Con­nor was named The Rose Ho­tel Man of the Match and he will be pre­sented with his award by man­ager Mark O’Sul­li­van in the Rose Ho­tel at a fu­ture date.

County Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal

LADY’S Walk had a rather easy 3-17 to 0-4 over Duagh in the County Ju­nior Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship fi­nal played at Abbey­dor­ney on Fri­day last.

Af­ter the game, Oi­figeach Iomána, Coiste Con­tae Chiar­raí, Ger­ard McCarthy, pre­sented the tro­phy to the win­ning cap­tain Ed­die Joy. The Walk­ers’ mid­fielder, Chris White, was pre­sented with the Bill Maun­sell, Abbey­dor­ney Sports Com­plex Man Match award.

County MHC

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THE quar­ter-fi­nals of the Keane’s County Mi­nor Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship go ahead over the com­ing week.

Bal­ly­heigue are at home to St. Brendan’s on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16 at 4pm, and South Kerry v Cause­way goes ahead at Kil­gar­van on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19 at 6pm.

On Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at 6pm Kil­moy­ley host Abbey­dor­ney/Tralee Par­nells while hold­ers Crotta play Lix­naw.

County SHC

THE 2017 Gar­vey’s Su­perValu Kerry se­nior hurl­ing cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nals will go ahead on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24 at Austin Stack Park.

St Bren­dans will play Lix­naw at 2pm fol­lowed by Kil­moy­ley ver­sus Bal­ly­duff at 3.45pm.

The fi­nal is sched­uled for Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

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