Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Final – Kerry 1-19 Meath 3-9

Kerry defeated Meath by 1-19 to 3-9 in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Final on Saturday September 7th at 3:00pm in MacDonagh Park Nenagh.

Lucid and O’Leary inspire Kingdom victory

Monday, September 09, 2013

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 1-19 Meath 3-8

Kerry, inspired by the accuracy of midfielder Philip Lucid and the power of a towering Michael O’Leary, claimed the All-Ireland M‘B’HC title at Nenagh on Saturday. The Kingdom used the wind well in the opening half to build a seven point half time lead (1-12 to 1-5). The Royals had a dream start when a Jack Fagan strike deceived Kerry keeper Stephen Murphy for a freak goal. But Murphy made amends in the second-half when his side were under the cosh. But the winners bounced back in style: Fionan O’Sullivan had the Kerry goal, Lucid landed six points while O’Leary hit two and was a constant thorn in the Meath defence.

Meath needed a good start to the second-half, but instead it was Kerry who again dominated the third quarter adding four unanswered points, from O’Leary, Lucid, Paudie O’Connor and Aaron Murphy, as they moved 12 points clear with just over 10 minutes remaining. Then despite outstanding defending by man of the match Keith Carmody, Meath struck for two late goals by Jack Regan, one from a penalty in the 49th minutes and another from a close in free in the 53rd. But Kerry then posted O’Leary at the edge of their square and time and again, he and Carmody, denied Meath with a series of stunning interceptions and catches. A late Kevin Bowler point sealed a deserved All-Ireland win for the Pat Ryan coached Kerry boys.

Scorers for Kerry: P Lucid (0-7, 4f), F O’Sullivan (1-0), M O’Leary and P O’Connor (0-3 each), K Bowler, D O’Carroll and A Murphy (0-2 each).

Scorers for Meath: J Regan (2-3, 1-0 pen, 1-1f), J Fagan (1-1), G McGowan (0-2), L Ferguson and C Bird (0-1 each)

KERRY: S Murphy, D Shanahan, C Kearney, J Barrett, M Lynch, K Carmody, S O’Sullivan, P Lucid, P O’Connor, D O’Carroll, J Brick, a Murphy, F O’Sullivan, M O’Leary, J Wallace

Subs: P O’Shea for J Barrett (44), K Bowler for J Brick (45), C Doncel for F O’Sullivan (55)

MEATH: N O’Sullivan, L Ferguson, L Ricard, C Shirren, D Reilly, C Bird, L Swayne, S Kelly, J Fagan, K Dixon, J Regan, R Raleigh, M Healy, G McGowan, S Doyle.

Subs: S Quigley for K Dixon (h/t), M Healy for S Doyle (45), K Ryan for S Kelly (46) .

Referee: Justin Heffernan (Wexford)

 

O’Sullivan strike turns the tide for Kerry as they see off fancied Meath

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

A more skilful Kerry side were crowned champions at a wet Nenagh when their never-say-die attitude and middle-third dominance proved too much for a fancied Meath side. The Royal County had the better start, thanks to a fortuitous early Jack Fagan goal. Kerry were on level terms by the 10th minute, thanks to two Philip Lucid frees and an Aaron Murphy point from play and then, in the 11th minute, came a crucial Kerry goal from Fionan O’Sullivan.

Kerry led 1-12 to 1-5 at the interval so Meath needed a good start to the second half, but instead it was Kerry who again dominated the third quarter, adding four unanswered points, from O’Leary, Lucid, Paudie O’Connor and Aaron Murphy, as they moved 12 points clear with just 12 minutes left. Meath rallied and struck for two late goals by Jack Regan, one from a penalty in the 49th minute and another from a close-in free in the 53rd minute. But a late Kevin Bowler point sealed a deserved All-Ireland win for the Kingdom and their Limerick coach Pat Ryan.

SCORERS – Kerry: P Lucid 0-7 (4fs), F O’Sullivan 1-0, M O’Leary, P O’Connor 0-3 each, K Bowler, D O’Carroll, A Murphy 0-2 each. Meath: J Regan 2-2 (1-0 pen, 1-1fs), J Fagan 1-1, G McGowan 0-3, L Ferguson, C Bird 0-1 each.

KERRY – S Murphy; D Shanahan, C Kearney, J Barrett; M Lynch, K Carmody, S O’Sullivan; P Lucid, P O’Connor; D O’Carroll, J Brick, A Murphy; F O’Sullivan, M O’Leary, J Wallace. Subs: P O’Shea for Barrett (44), K Bowler for Brick (45), C Doncel for F O’Sullivan (55)

MEATH – N O’Sullivan; L Ferguson, L Ricard, C Shirren; D Reilly, C Bird, L Swayne; S Kelly, J Fagan; K Dixon, J Regan, R Raleigh; M Healy, G McGowan, S Doyle. Subs: S Quigley for Dixon (h-t), M Healy for Doyle (45), K Ryan for Kelly (46).

REF – J Heffernan (Wexford)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Team to play Meath in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor B Championship Final in Nenagh on Saturday at 3:00pm shows one change from the side that started against Westmeath in the Semi Final; Fionán O’Sullivan comes in at corner forward instead of Chris Doncel of Dr Crokes

The team is as follows:

1 Stephen Murphy S. Ó Murchú Causeway

2 Darragh Shanahan D. Ó Seancháin Lixnaw

3 Cathal Kearney C. Ó Cearnaigh Ballyduff

4 Jamie Barrett S. Ó Baróid Causeway

5 Stephen O’Sullivan S. Ó Suilleabháin Abbeydorney

6 Keith Carmody K. Ó Cearmada Causeway

7 Michael Lynch M. Ó Linsigh Causeway

8 Philp Lucid P. Ó Luasaigh Ballyheigue

9 Paudie O’Connor P. Ó Conchúir Kilmoyley

10 Micheal O’Leary M. Ó Laóire Abbeydorney

11 Daniel O’Carroll D. Ó Cearbhaill Ballyduff

12 Aaron Murphy A. ÓMurchú Dr Crokes

13 Jason Wallace J. Bhailais Lixnaw ( Capt)

14 Jordan Brick J. Bric Kilmoyley

15 Fionán O’Sullivan F. Ó Suilleabháin Kenmare

Subs:

16 Brendan Dunne B. Ó Dúinn Ballyheigue

17 Patrick O’Shea P. Ó Sé Kilgarvan

18 Chris Donsel C. Donsel Dr Crokes

19 Kevin Bowler C. Ó Boiléir Ballyduff

20 David Crowley D Ó Cruailíoch Kenmare

21 Brian Cantillon B. Cantalún Causeway

22 Willie O’Connor L. Ó Conchúir Lixnaw

23 Sean Browne S. De Brún Ballyduff

24 J.P. Byrne S. P. Ó Broin Abbeydorney

25 Shane Hanafin S. Ó hAinifín Dr Crokes

Manager: Pat Ryan Knockainey, Limerick

Trainer/Selector: Ian Brick Kilmoyley

Selector: Kieran Houlihan Ballyduff

Physio: Stephanie O’Sullivan

Stats: Mark Noonan John Mitchels