Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 B Championship – Richie McElligott Cup Semi-Final – Meath 1-21 Kerry 1-12

Meath defeated Kerry by 1-21 to 1-12 in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 B Championship – Richie McElligott Cup Semi-Final on Saturday August 20th at Trim.

BGE Under 21 B Hurling Championship Semi Final

Kerry 1-12 Meath 1-21

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A physically stronger Meath side qualified for the BGE Under 21 B Hurling final with a comprehensive 9 points victory over Kerry at Trim this afternoon. Kerry were dealt a blow before the start when they had to line out without the injured Keith Carmody and Michael O’Leary and the loss of these two influential players was a sorely felt throughout the game. Kerry also wasted many scoring opportunities throughout the hour and had 14 wides to their discredit.

The sides traded points right throughout the first half before Jordan Conway found the net on the stroke of half time to give Kerry a 1-9 to 0-8 lead at the break. However Meath took over in the second half outscoring the visitors by 1-13 to 0-2. They had levelled up the game by the 40th minute with three points and followed with a goal in the 43rd minute to take a lead they never relinquished and now go on to meet Mayo, one point conquerors of Roscommon, in the final.

Team News

The Kerry Under 21 Hurling Team to play Meath on Saturday in Trim at 3pm. is unchanged from the side that defeated Donegal in the previous Round.

The Team captained by Keith Carmody is as follows:
1 Stephen Murphy Causeway
2 Fionán Horgan St Brendans
3 Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw
4 Billy Lyons Causeway
5 John Buckley Lixnaw
6 Jason Diggins Causeway
7 Keith Carmody (C) Causeway
8 Philp Lucid Ballyheigue
9 Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
10 Jack Goulding Ballyduff
11 Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney
12 Jordan Brick Kilmoyley
13 Cian Hussey St Brendans
14 Fionán O’Sullivan Kenmare
15 Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills
Fir Ionaid:
16 David Silles Lixnaw
17 Jason Wallace Lixnaw
18 Daniel O’Carroll Ballyduff
19 Stevie O’Sullivan Abbeydorney
20 Matthew Flaherty Dingle
21 Robert Collins Kilmoyley
22 Cathal Kearney Ballyduff
23 David Egan Abbeydorney
24 John Hussey Ballyduff

Additional Members on the Kerry Panel: Joe Diggins (Causeway, Adrian O’Mahony (Crotta O’Neills), Ronan O’Donovan (Abbeydorney), Brendan Dunne (Ballyheigue), Kieran McCarthy (Kilmoyley), Willie O’Connor (Lixnaw),

Bainisteoír: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)
Roghnoirí: D.J. Leahy (Causeway), John Lucid (Ballyheigue), Aidan O’Mahony (St Brendans)

Meath: Charlie Brid; Conor Dempsey, Iarla Hughes, Liam Ferguson; Sean Coloe, Ronan Ryan, David Reilly; Luke Martyn, Sean McGrath; Jack Regan, Fergal McCabe, Stefan Kelly; Ryan Moore, Gavin McGowan, Ross Ryan.