Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Offaly 1-21 Kerry 2-16

Offaly defeated Kerry by 1-21 to 2-16 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B on Sunday March 26th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Allianz HL D1B: Offaly edge out 14-man Kerry

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B

Offaly 1-21 Kerry 2-16

Report from GAA.ie

Offaly registered their first win of the League campaign and in the process sealed a quarter-final tie with Tipperary thanks to this two-point victory over Kerry. The Midlanders had the wind at their backs in the first-half but found themselves in arrears when a Padraig Boyle goal pushed Kerry 1-4 to 0-5 ahead.

The home team suffered a serious blow just before half-time though when John Buckley was red-carded, and by the break Offaly were leading by 0-15 to 1-9. Kerry battled hard in the second-half and point from Boyle had them level by the 44th minute.

But a Stephen Quirke goal gave Offaly the impetus they so badly needed, and the longer the second-half went on the more their numerical advantage told. Kerry did give Offaly a fright with a late Shane Nolan goal, but the final whistle blew in Austin Stack Park shortly afterwards.


Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park at 3 pm shows 1 change in personnel from the side defeated by Galway in Round 4.

Tom Murnane takes over at full back in place of the injured Rory Horgan

The team captained by Daniel Collins of Kilmoyley is as follows:

1. Martin Stackpoole
Lixnaw
2. James O’Connor
Abbeydorney
3. Tom Murnane
Kilmoyley
4. Sean Weir
Crotta O’Neills
5. Daniel Collins (Captain)
Kilmoyley
6. Bryan Murphy
Causeway
7. Darren Dineen
St Brendans
8 Paudie O’Connor
Kilmoyley
9 Jack Goulding
Ballyduff
10 Shane Nolan
Crotta O’Neills
11 Patrick Kelly
Clarecastle
12 Colum Harty
Causeway
13 Jordan Conway
Crotta O’Neills
14 Padraig Boyle
Ballyduff
15 John Buckley
Lixnaw

Fir Ionaid:

16 Aiden McCabe
Kilmoyley
17 Keith Carmody
Causeway
18 James Godley
Kilmoyley
19 Tommy Casey
Causeway
20 Tomás O’Connor
Crotta O’Neills
21 Philp Lucid
Ballyheigue
22 Brendan O’Leary
Abbeydorney
23 Michael O’Leary
Abbeydorney
24 Mikey Boyle
Ballyduff
25 Jason Wallace
Lixnaw
26 Maurice O’Connor
Kilmoyley
27 Daniel O’Carroll
Ballyduff
28 Fionán Horgan
Ardfert