Allianz NHL Division 3A – Kerry 3-30 Meath 3-10

Kerry defeated Meath by 3-30 to 3-10 in Round 3 of the Allianz GAA Hurling National League Division 3A on Sunday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Brick builds platform for Kerry’s dismissal of Royals

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Kerry 3-30 Meath 3-10

Monday March 15 2010

The gulf in class between Kerry and visitors Meath was obvious from 10 minutes into this mismatch, played at Austin Stack Park in Tralee yesterday as Shane Brick inspired the Kingdom to their third win on the trot. Kerry scored 1-5 without reply between the 10th and the 15th minutes, with Gary O’Brien scoring the goal in the 14th minute. Shane Brick added three points with Darragh O’Connell and O’Brien getting one apiece. Brick continued to plunder points from frees and from play while O’Brien struck for his second goal in the 18th minute as Kerry led 2-14 to 1-6 at the interval. Kerry introduced youngsters Colm Harty and James Flaherty for the second half and both scored as the Kingdom continued their fast and slick striking. Wing-forward Mikey Boyle added five points from play and O’Connell bagged three excellent efforts. Brick brought his tally to an impressive 0-15 as the Kingdom cruised to victory.

Scorers — Kerry: S Brick 0-15 (0-6f, 0-2 ’65’s),G O’Brien 2-1, M Boyle 0-6, M Conway 1-1, D O’Connell 0-4, JM Dooley, J Flaherty, C Harty 0-1 each. Meath: N Hackett 1-2 (0-2f), S Clynch 0-4 ( 0-1f, 0-1 ’65), P Durnin 1-1, J Keena 1-0, P Keogh, Garvey, N Horan 0-1 each.

Kerry — J B O’Halloran; C Harris, A Healy, A Keane; J McCarthy, L Boyle, J Casey; M Conway, J Griffin; M Boyle, S Brick, D O’Connell; J M Dooley, G O’Brien, S Nolan Subs: C Harty for J M Dooley (h-t), J Flaherty for S Nolan (h-t), J Godley for G O’Brien (55), N Young for C Harris (60), J Fitzgerald for J McCarthy (60).

Meath — S Quinn; M Foley, E Fitzgerald, B Coughlan; M Horan, S O’Donoghue, J Boyle; P Keogh, S Clynch; P Garvey, N Horan, P Durnin; J Keena, N Hackett, K Keena Subs: D O’Donoghue for J Keena (33), M Lynch for M Horan (48), P Fagan for M Foley (62), G Murphy for K Keena (62), D Muldoon for B Coughlan (68).

Ref — M O’Connor (Limerick).

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling team to play Meath is as follows:

1. John Brendan O’Halloran Kilmoyley 2.Colin Harris Kilmoyley 3. Aidan Healy Abbeydorney 4. Andrew Keane Crotta O’Neills 5. James McCarthy Kilmoyley 6. Liam Boyle Ballyduff 7. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley 8. Mike Conway Lixnaw 9. John Griffin Lixnaw 10. Michael Boyle Ballyduff 11. Shane Brick, Capt Kilmoyley 12. Darragh O Connell Abbeydorney 13.John Mike Dooley Causeway 14. Gary O’Brien Ballyduff 15.Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills

Substitutes as follows: 16. Nicky Leen Ballyduff 17John Fitzgerald Causeway 18. David Fitzelle Kilmoyley

19. James Flaherty Lixnaw 20. Jason Casey Ballyheigue 21.Niall Young Kilmoyley 22. Colm Harty Causeway

23. Brian O Leary Abbeydorney 24. Eoin Sheehy Kilmoyley 25.Ronan Kenny Ballyheigue

26. Sean Young Kilmoyley 27. James Godley Kilmoyley 28. Richard Nolan Crotta O’Neills

29. Padraigh Monson Causeway 30. Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley 31. John Egan Ardfert