Allianz Hurling League Division 2A – Kerry 2-17 London 1-18

Kerry defeated London by 2-17 to 1-18 in round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A on Sunday March 23rd at Ruislip.

Boyle completes Kerry revival

Kerry 2-17 London 1-18

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Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Kerry full-forward Padraig Boyle fired a 66th-minute goal to snatch a thrilling victory over London at Ruislip. Boyle punished a tiring Exiles defence to preserve the Kingdom’s 100pc record and maintain momentum heading into their final date with Carlow on April 5.

With their place in next month’s decider already assured, Kerry boss Eamonn Kelly made nine changes for the trip to London and it almost proved a costly decision. London grabbed a deserved goal on 18 minutes when Martin Duggan’s deft pass played in Henry Vaughan, and the Clare-born forward cracked a low shot home.

Kerry trailed by 1-10 to 0-8 at the break, and London enjoyed a seven-point lead at the midway point of the second half, but substitute Shane Nolan sparked a stunning revival. The Crotta O’Neill’s clubman bagged Kerry’s first goal on 51 minutes, and Boyle capped off the comeback when he confidently finished to the net.

Scorers –
Kerry: S Nolan 1-3 (0-3fs), B Brosnan 0-5 (2fs), D Butler 0-4, P Boyle 1-1 (1f), P Lucid, K Carmody, J Leahy, J Griffin 0-1 each.
London: S Lambert 0-7 (3fs, 1 ’65’, 0-1 pen), H Vaughan 1-3, E Kelly 0-4, M Duggan 0-3, R Foy 0-1.

Kerry – N Leen 7; T Casey 6, L Boyle 5, D Goulding 5; J Leahy 7, T Murnane 7, A Fealy 5; B Brosnan 9, D Dineen 6; P Lucid 6, B O’Leary 7, D Butler 8; P O’Connor 5, P Boyle 7, K Carmody 6
Subs: J Griffin 6 for Goulding (20), J Casey 6 for Boyle (25), S Nolan 8 for O’Connor (h-t), D Collins 6 for Fealy (ht), M Boyle 6 for Lucid (52).

London – J Grealish 7; C McAlinden 7, R Foy 7, C Hickey 6; E Cooney 6, B Regan 7, D Egan 5; D Moore 7, E Kelly 8; S Lambert 8, M Lynch 5, P Phelan 6; H Vaughan 8, M Duggan 8, P Barry 6
Subs: S Frawley 6 for Egan (h-t), C Smith 6 for Lynch (h-t), J Barrett 5 for Phelan (56), P Murphy 6 for Cooney (59), K Walsh 6 for Barry (61).

Ref – D Hughes (Carlow)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play London in the Allianz Hurling League Roinn 2A at Ruislip on Sunday next shows wholesale changes in personnel from the side that lined out against Carlow in Round 4 as manager Eamonn Kelly gives panel members a chance to stake a place in the lineup for the upcoming League Final.

The team lines out as follows:
1. Nicky Leen Ballyduff
2. Thomas Casey Causeway
3. Liam Boyle Ballyduff
4. David Goulding Ballyduff
5. Jason Leahy Causeway
6. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
7. Anthony Fealy Causeway
8. Brendan Brosnan Lixnaw
9. Darren Dineen St Brendans (Capt)
10. Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
11. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
12. David Butler Knockavilla Kickhams
13. Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
14. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff
15. Keith Carmody Causeway
Fir Ionaid:
16. Tadhg Flynn Causeway
17. Bryan Murphy Causeway
18. Jason Casey Ballyheigue
19. Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
20. Colm Harty Causeway
21. Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
22. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley
23. Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
24. Aidan Boyle Ballyduff
25. John Egan St Brendans
Management:
Manager: Eamonn Kelly (Kildangan)
Trainer/Coach: Brian Horgan (Knockavilla Kickhams)
Selectors: D. J. Leahy (Causeway), Tom O’Connell (Abbeydorney)

Rehabbing from Injury:
John Griffin Lixnaw
Paul McGrath Causeway
John Egan St Brendans
Dougie Fitzell Kilmoyley
Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
On Extended Panel
Pa Joe Connolly Ballyduff