Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship (Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup) Quarter-Final – Kerry 2-19 Kildare 0-13

Kerry defeated Kildare by 2-19 to 0-13 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship (Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup) Quarter-Final on Saturday August 1st at Newbridge.

All Ireland Minor “B” Championship Qtr Final

Kerry 2-19 Kildare 0-13

Kerry were off the mark early with three points from Shane Conway, one a sideline, and two more from Fionán Mackessy to lead by 5 points to 2 after ten minutes of play.
Conway again, from play and a free, extended Kerry’s lead to 7 points to 3 at the end of the first quarter and then Fionán Mackessy and two more from Conway had Kerry 10 to 5 ahead when Colin Sheehy collected a Robert Collins sideline ball and kicked to the net to leave Kerry leading by 1-10 to 0-6 at the break.

Kerry took up where they left off on the resumption with Shane Conway pointing four points in a row before David Egan goaled to leave Kerry leading 2-15 to 0-7 after 42 minutes of play. Kildare did pick off a number of points as Kerry ran the bench but Kerry ran out deserving winners and set up a semi final place on August 15th against Down who were 2-17 to 4-3 winners over Donegal in their quarter final tie.

Kerry Scorers: Shane Conway 0-15 (1 “65”, 9 Frees, 4 play), Fionán MacKessy 0-3, David Egan and Colin Sheehy 1-0 each, Eric Leen 0-1.

Team News

The Kerry Minor Hurling Team to play Kildare in the opening Round of the All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship in Newbridge at 2pm on Saturday contains six of the side who started in the defeat of Meath in last year’s final – Billy Lyons, Michael Leane, Jason Diggins, Robert Collins, John Buckley, and Fionán MacKessy.

The team, captained by Lixnaw’s John Buckley is as follows:

1 David Silles Lixnaw
2 Billy Lyons Causeway
3 Micheal Leane Ballyheigue
4 Gerard Stackpoole Lixnaw
5 Eoin Ross Ballyduff
6 Jason Diggins Causeway
7 Robert Collins Kilmoyley
8 John Buckley Lixnaw (Capt)
9 Tomas O Conner Crotta O’Neills
10 Shane Conway Lixnaw
11 Jeremy McKenna Lixnaw
12 David Egan Abbeydorney
13 Eric Leen St Brendans
14 Fionan MacKessy St Brendans
15 Colin Sheehy Lixnaw
Fir Ionaid:
16 Robert Silles Lixnaw
17 Colin Browne Crotta O’Neills
18 Kieran O’Regan Kilmoyley
19 Liam Mullins Lixnaw
20 Brian O’Riordan Ballyheigue
21 Jack Lenihan Dr Crokes
22 Ciaran Breen Tralee Parnells
23 Ronan Donovan Abbeydorney
24 Aaron Tompson St Brendans
25 Jason Keane Lixnaw
26 Jamie McGrath Causeway
27 Tom Foley Lixnaw
28 Brandon Barrett Causeway
29 John Mark Foley Kilgarvan
30 Jack Goulding Ballyduff

Bainisteoir: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)
Roghnoirí: Aidan O’Mahony (St Brendans), Stephen Goggin (Causeway), Jonathan Silles (Causeway)
Physio: Trudy Ryan
Liason Officer: Ger McCarthy