Allianz Hurling League Division 2A – Kerry 0-14 Derry 0-14

Kerry drew with Derry on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-14 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A on February 15th in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

Kerry and Derry draw

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A: Kerry 0-14 Derry 0-14: Kerry had to rely on ace marksman Shane Nolan to for a share of the spoils when he knocked over a free three minutes into injury time in this Allianz Div 2 HL opener at Austin Stacks Park, Tralee.

Kerry were almost caught napping after leading 0-11 to 0-6 at half-time, the home side having shot 16 wides. However, Shane Nolan could not be faulted having struck five points in the opening half and young midfielder Philip Lucid firing over three from play.

Derry were also poor up front, missing early frees, but once midfielder Paddy Henry assumed the freetaking duties and Johnny O’Dwyer came in off the bench, they began to eat into Kerry’s lead, with Henry converting four first half frees.

A hungrier Derry side took over in the second half, with Henry adding two frees and two from play, while O’Dwyer also added two as Kerry continued their wasteful ways. They only added 0-2 in normal time, one from Lucid (play) and Nolan (free), despite some inspired play from young Michael O’Leary. Paddy Henry appeared to have given Derry victory when he converted a 61st minute free, but Nolan’s leveller saved Kerry’s bacon.

Scorers for Kerry: S Nolan 0-7 (0-4 frees), P Lucid 0-4, M Boyle, A Royle and M O’Leary 0-1 each

Scorers for Derry: P Henry 0-9 (0-7 frees), J O Dwyer 0-3, A Grant and M Conway 0-1 each

KERRY: J Logue (Tipperary), B Murphy, P Kelly (Clare), D Fitzelle, P Costelloe, A Feale, S Weir, J Griffin, P Lucid, M Boyle, C Harty, A Royle, S Nolan, M O’Leary, K Carmody:
Subs: T Casey for A Fealy (44), R Heffernan for C Harty (45), G O Grady for K Carmody (65)

DERRY: B Robinson , J Mc Closkey , C Quinn , E McGuckin, S McCullagh , C McSorley , K Hinphey , S McGuigan , P Henry , M Warnock, P Mc Closkey, R Convery, P Cleary, A Grant, D Flanagan :
Subs: J O Dwyer for M Warnock (23), A Kelly for R Convery (44), B Duban for J McCloskey (44), D Foley for P McCloskey (64), M Conway for D Flanagan (66)

Referee: J Heffernan (Wexford)

Fixture Details

Sunday February 15th
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 2A 2015 Round 1
Austin Stack Park, Tralee 13:00
Ciarraí v Doire
Referee: Justin Heffernan (Loch Garman)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Derry in the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League at Austin Stack Park on Sunday at 2pm lines out as follows:

1 James Logue Ballingarry (Tiobraid Árann)

2 Bryan Murphy Causeway

3 Patrick Kelly Clarecastle (An Clár)

4 Dougie Fitzell Kilmoyley

5 Paud Costelloe Ballyduff

6 Anthony Fealy Causeway

7 Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills

8 John Griffin Lixnaw

9 Philip Lucid Ballyheigue

10 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff

11 Colum Harty Causeway

12 Adrian Royle Kilmoyley

13 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills

14 Michael O Leary Abbeydorney

15 Keith Carmody Causeway

Fir Ionaid:

16 Stephen Murphy Causeway

17 Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

18 Thomas Casey Causeway

19 James Flaherty Lixnaw

20 Ricky Heffernan Lixnaw

21 Paul McGrath Causeway

22 Giles O’Grady Ballyduff

23 Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

24 Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw


Manager: Eamonn Kelly (Kildangan, Tiobraid Árann)

Coach/Selector: Conor Gleeson (Boherlahan- Dualla, Tiobraid Árann)

Physical Trainer: Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)

Selectors: D. J. Leahy (Causeway), Tom O’Connell (Abbeydorney)

James Logue is an All Ireland medallist at Minor, Under 21 and Intermediate level with his native Tipperary and has also represented the County at Senior grade being 3rd choice goalkeeper in 2014. He is a member of the Ballingarry club.

Patrick Kelly, a Clare native whose mother hails from North Kerry, was a member of Davy Fitzgerald’s Senior All Ireland winning squad in 2013. He is also the holder of All Ireland medals at Under 21 and Intermediate levels.

Confirmation that the game is at 1pm by agreement with Derry, Croke Pk and Kerry GAA

The Kerry senior hurlers commence their 2015 Allianz Hurling League Division 2A on this Sunday, 15th February. Venue will be Austin Stack Park where there will be an earlier than usual throw in time of 12.30p.m. This is to facilitate the travel arrangements of the Derry team. Hurling supporters are requested to come along and support the team. Admission is €10 and all under 16’s are free.

The 2015 management team consists of manager Eamon Kelly (Kildangan, Co. Tipperary), selectors Tom O’Connell (Abbeydorney) and D.J. Leahy (Causeway and coach Conor Gleeson (Boherlahan/Dualla, Tipperary). The 2015 Kerry senior hurling captain is John Griffin (Lixnaw).

The Derry team to play Kerry in the Allianz NHL in Tralee (1pm) on Sunday is as follows:
1 Darrell McDermott / D Mac Diarmada / Beannchar
2 John Mc Closkey / S Mac Bhloscaidh / Baile na Scrine
3 Conor Quinn / C Ó Cuinn / Suaitreach
4 Eugene McGuckin / E Mag Eocháin / Suaitreach
5 Seán McCullagh / S MacCullaich / Beannchar (capt)
6 Conor McSorley / C Mac Somhairl / Baile na Scrine
7 Kevin Hinphey / C Ó hAnfaidh / Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh
8 Seán McGuigan / S Mag Uiginn / Baile na Scrine
9 Paddy Henry / P Mac Einri / Leamhaigh
10 Michael Warnock / M Mac Giolla Mhearnóg / Suaitreach
11 Paddy Mc Closkey / P Mac Bhloscaidh / Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh
12 Ruairi Convery / R Mac Ainmhire / Suaitreach
13 Paul Cleary / P O Cleirigh / Baile na Scrine
14 Alan Grant / A Grant / Na Magha
15 Dean Flannagan / D Ó Flannagáin / Baile na Scrine
16 Barry Robinson / B Robinson / Na Magha
17 Brendan Quigley / B Ó Coigligh / Na Magha
18 Brendan Duban / B Dubáin / Na Magha
19 Ruairi McCloskey / R Mac Bhloscaidh / Beannchar
20 Cathal Quinn / C Ó Cuinn / Suaitreach
21 Aaron Kelly / A Ó Ceallaigh / Baile na Scrine
22 Tiarnan McCloskey / T Mac Bhloscaidh / Beannchar
23 Ruairi Leonard / R Leonard / Eoghan Rua
24 Johnny O’Dwyer / S O’Duibhir / Beannchar
25 Declan Foley / D Ó Foghladha / Na Magha
26 Mickey Conway / M Ó Connmhaigh / Suaitreach