Allianz Hurling League Division 2A – Kerry 1-13 Derry 1-12

Points difference denies Kerry

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

KERRY 1-13 DERRY 1-12 – 01 APRIL 2013

DESPITE finishing joint top of the table, level on points with Laois and Westmeath, Kerry’s inferior points difference means Tom Howard’s charges will not contest the divisional final. Kerry managed to bag their fourth win from five outings, but only just after Derry staged a remarkable second-half comeback as the winners wilted after a bright start. The Kingdom had to play all but five minutes of the second half with 14 men after wing-back Tommy Barrett received a second yellow card. Sean Maunsell netted a fifth-minute goal for Kerry, who led 1-9 to 0-4 at the interval. A 66th-minute goal from Michael Kirkpatrick and a point from Brendan Rodgers had Derry in front with three minutes to go, but late points from Shane Nolan and Aidan Boyle saw Kerry snatch a win they hardly deserved.

Man of the match: D Collins (Kerry)

SCORERS – Kerry: S Nolan 0-5 (4fs, 1 ’65’), S Maunsell 1-1, A Boyle 0-2, D O’Connell (f), P Boyle, D Collins, J Griffin, B O’Leary 0-1 each. Derry:

M Kirkpatrick 1-5 (0-2fs), P Henry 0-3 (3fs), B Rodgers, A Grant, K Hinphey, S Farren 0-1 each.

KERRY – B Rochford 7; P O’Keeffe 7, L Boyle 8, R Horgan 6; D O’Connell 8, D Dineen 8, T Barrett 5; J Griffin 8, D Collins 9; C Harty 5, G O’Brien 5, B O’Leary 7; S Maunsell 7, A Boyle 7, S Nolan 7. Subs: PJ Connolly 6 for C Harty (32), D Fitzell 6 for R Horgan (h-t), P Boyle 6 for G O’Brien (h-t), D Walsh 6 for S Maunsell (58).

DERRY – D McDermott 7; M Warnock 7, C Quinn 7, J McCloskey 6; R McCloskey 6 , O McCloskey 7, D McCloskey 7; C Convery 6, P Kelly 7; B Rodgers 7, A Grant 7, K Hinphey 7; P Henry 8, M Kirkpatrick 8, S Farren 6. Subs: P Cleary 6 for S Farren (45), D McAlary 5 for M Kirkpatrick (69).

REF – F Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Derry in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Div 2A in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Sunday next (3pm) shows 2 personnel changes and a number of positional changes from the side that started in Round 4 against Kildare last time out. Brendan Brosnan comes in for Brian Murphy in the half back line and Gary O’Brien replaces Pa Joe Connolly in the half forward line.

The team is as follows:

1. Bernard Rochford Killeagh (Cork)

2. Patrick O’Keeffe Glenflesk

3. Liam Boyle Ballyduff

4. Tommy Barrett Causeway

5. Darragh O’Connell Abbeydorney

6. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley

7. Brendan Brosnan Lixnaw

8. John Griffin Lixnaw

9. Darren Dineen St Brendans

10. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley

11. Gary O’Brien Ballyduff

12. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

13. Willie O’Dywer Mullinavat (Kilkenny)

14. Aidan Boyle Ballyduff (Captain)

15. Shane Nolan Crotta O Neills

16. Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw

17. Rory Horgan St Brendans

18. Diarmuid Walshe Ballyheigue

19. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

20. Mike O’Halloran Ballyheigue

21. Colm Harty Causeway

22. Pat Joe Connolly Ballyduff

23. Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley

24. Brian Murphy Causeway

25. David Fitzell Kilmoyley

26. Cyril Lynch Crotta O’Neills



Manager: Tom Howard

Trainer: Fergie O’Loughlin

Selectors: Padraig Regan, (Kilmoyley); Mike Burke (Causeway); Noel Browne (Ballyduff)