Pos­i­tive week­end for Kerry de­vel­op­ment squads in Mun­ster

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT - Jimmy D’Arcy

KERRY SOUTH UN­DER 14

KERRY South Un­der 14 team made the long jour­ney to Water­ford to take part in the Jim Power Un­der 14 tour­na­ment.

The play­ers per­formed well on the day, beat­ing Clare con­vinc­ingly by 5-12 to 0-4. The game against Cork East was a tough bat­tle, with two late goals by Cork as Kerry pressed for­ward giv­ing the score­line of 4-11 to 3-7 a slightly un­fair mar­gin.

None­the­less Kerry South Un­der 14 had done enough to qual­ify for the cup semi-fi­nals to be played at a later date.

KERRY NORTH UN­DER 14

KERRY North Un­der 14s sent out an early mes­sage with a su­perb 4-8 to 2-3 vic­tory over a good Cork West side and fol­lowed up with an even bet­ter win over North Wex­ford, 5-16 to 1-3, leav­ing them qual­i­fy­ing com­fort­ably for a berth in Dun­gar­van on the 28.

KERRY NORTH UN­DER 15

KERRY North Un­der 15s beat Water­ford by 3-9 to 1-4 in their open­ing game, ad­vanc­ing to play Cork East in the group.

This was a real cracker, with Kerry North leading by 0-4 to 0-2 at the break, but Cork East com­ing back to level at full­time. On to ex­tra-time, more scin­til­lat­ing play, and Kerry North did bril­liantly to win out by 1-9 to 1-8 in a wel­ter of ex­cite­ment.

That ex­er­tion took its toll, though, with Kerry North go­ing down by 3-8 to 0-8 in their next game against Cork West.

KERRY SOUTH UN­DER 15

KERRY South Un­der 15 made the short jour­ney to Cork to take part in the Humphrey Kel­li­her Un­der 15 tour­na­ment.

Play­ing reign­ing Mun­ster Un­der 14 cham­pi­ons Tip­per­ary in the first game was al­ways go­ing to be tough start. Kerry South started in fly­ing form open­ing up a com­mand­ing half-time lead.

Tip­per­ary fought hard to re­duce the deficit with two sec­ond half goals giv­ing them en­ergy. Kerry South held firm to win by a point at the fin­ish, 2-10 to 3-6. Next up was Cork West, both well drilled units played fan­tas­tic foot­ball in the semi-fi­nal.

This was a very even af­fair, the rebels leading by 0-6 to 0-5 at the break, but Cork West had a goal to spare after an ex­cit­ing fin­ish, 2-10 to 0-13, and they went on to win the com­pe­ti­tion.

KERRY UN­DER 16

KERRY have usu­ally put out two squads, North and South, at this grade, but be­cause a num­ber of our top Un­der 16 tal­ents are still in­volved in the All Ire­land mi­nor cham­pi­onship with Peter Keane, this year Kerry played one squad.

An ab­so­lutely storm­ing first half dis­play saw Kerry Un­der 16s beat Lim­er­ick well be­fore los­ing out against a strong Cork White team that in­cluded five of their Un­der 17 panel. Kerry trailed by three points in the clos­ing min­utes, pushed for­ward for a goal, and were caught with two late goals to go down by 3-11 to 1-9.

FIX­TURES

FRI­DAY JULY 13

7pm

U16 County Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship Plate Quar­ter-fi­nals

(A)Tralee Par­nells v Lix­naw, Ca­her­salee (B) South Kerry v Kil­moy­ley, Rath­more

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