GAA Games Development Conference 2010

Launch of GAA Games Development Conference 2010

Conference Theme: Coaching Children: Building a Platform for Lifelong Involvement in Gaelic games

Some of the top names in Gaelic Games coaching will be involved in the GAA’s annual National Games Development Conference – “Coaching Children: Building a Platform for Lifelong Involvement in Gaelic games” – which will take place on Saturday January 15th, in Croke Park. This is the 8th annual Conference, and aims to address issues related to the underage player that are of most concern and interest to members of the GAA community. Run as a partnership between all of the Gaelic games Associations, and sponsored by Lucozade Sport, the conference will offer the 450 delegates attending an opportunity to access talks relating to key coaching issues in hurling/camogie, Gaelic football/Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders.

Mickey Whelan of Dublin, who will be joined by Professor Niall Moyna, Dublin City university,, DJ Carey and Paudie Butler (National Hurling Development Coordinator) will be among the speakers during the event, while Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager), and Jim White (Author and Journalist) will provide a unique perspective on coaching issues currently affecting Gaelic games. Head of Physical Education at Marino Institute of Education, Caitríona Cosgrave, will address issues relating to the development of Gaelic games through the Primary School Physical Education curriculum, Bruce Wadrop (Waterford Institute of Technology) will present on ‘Fuelling Our Play’ and a host of diverse topics will be addressed by an impressive range of speakers including Liam O’Neill (Chairman of the National Games Development Committee), Edward Coughlan (Liverpool John Moores University) and Cavan footballer Nicholas Walsh.

Launching the Conference, Árd Stiurthóir, Páraic Ó Dufaigh siad ‘”The central theme of this year’s Conference will emphasise the importance of the child player within the family of Gaelic games. Ensuring that all players in our Clubs and Primary Schools, regardless of their level of ability are provided with the opportunities to develop is a key component of what the GAA is all about and I’m looking forward to hearing from a number of the expert speakers on how this can be achieved. We are committed to developing this area in conjunction with our sister Associations, Camogie, Handball, Ladies Gaelic football and Rounders, each of which contributes to the overall development of our players”

Supporting the Conference for the third successive year, Siobhán Glennon, Lucozade Sport said: “We are delighted to be involved in this important event once again. As with all such Lucozade Sport sponsorships, the initiative underlines our commitment to the promotion of healthy, balanced lifestyles throughout Ireland and it celebrates our passion for Gaelic sport. The GAA has brought together an impressive line up of experts for this Conference and I am confident that together, we can make a real difference”. Reflecting the partnership approach in the organisation of this years Conference, Sinéad Ó Connor (Árd Stiurthóir, Camogie), Tony Hannon (President, GAA Handball0, Pat Quill (President, Ladies Gaelic Football Association), Joe O’Donoghue (President, Rounders Association) and Margaret Cunningham (Chair, Cumann na mBunscol Náisiúnta) were also in attendance.

The list of speakers represents the most impressive gathering of individuals involved with coaching and games development ever assembled for an event of this nature and there is already massive interest in the conference. In addition to a comprehensive conference speaker programme, delegates will also be given the opportunity to view practical demonstrations of each of the Gaelic games delivered by expert coaches including Damien Coleman (Connacht Hurling Development Manger), Caroline Murray (Galway Senior Camogie team), William Harmon (Ladies Gaelic Football Regional Development Officer), John Dillon (Kerry Junior Football Manager), Owen Mooney and Teresa McGirr (both Fermanagh). This will form part of an extensive purpose built demonstration area within the Davin Stand.

This conference is sold out

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Cork 0-18 WIT 0-5

Cork defeated Waterford Institute of Technology by 0-18 to 0-5 in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round on Sunday at Pairc Ui Rinn.

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Clare 1-13 UCC 0-13

Clare defeated University College Cork by 1-13 to 0-13 in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round on Sunday at Cooraclare.

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Tipperary 2-14 UL 0-13

Tipperary turn up heat after break

From the Irish Times Newspaper

Tipperary 2-14 UL 0-13

TIPPERARY CAME good in the second half at Seán Treacy Park in Tipperary town yesterday. Brian Mulvihill and Barry Grogan chipped in with 1-9. Grogan created the first-half goals for Stephen Hahessy and Mulvihill as Tipp led by 2-4 to 0-9 at half-time. A run of seven unanswered points in a 13-minute spell sealed victory.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; D Buckley, P Codd, A Morrissey; C McGrath, L Egan, D Dwyer; G Hannigan (0-1), A Rockett; S Hahessy (1-0), S Grogan (0-1), B Mulvihill (1-4, two frees, one 45); C Sweeney (0-1), B Coen, B Grogan (0-5). Subs: N Curran (0-1) for Buckley 34 mins, P Acheson for Rockett 45 mins, B Jones for Coen 45 mins, T Dalton (0-1, free) for Sweeney 60 mins, C Dillon for Hannigan 67 mins.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK: B Scanlan; D O’Sullivan, M Dalton, F Fitzgerald; D Ryan (0-1), N Coyne, S Hickey; A O’Donovan, T Ladden; B Fox, P Austin (0-6), J Sherwood (0-1); P Kennelly (0-2, one free), K O’Sullivan, C Dempsey (0-3, one free). Subs: M Geaney for Sherwood half-time, D Rattigan for D O’Sullivan half-time, J Lyster for Scanlan 50 mins, M Cahalane for Hickey 51 mins, R Kenny for Fitzgerald 58 mins.

Referee: ML Collins (Cork)

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round – CIT 1-7 Kerry 0-7

The Cork Institute of Technology defeated Kerry by 1-7 to 0-7 in the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round on Saturday in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round – Clare 1-19 ITT 2-13

Clare defeated the Institute of Technology Tralee by 1-19 to 2-13 in the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round on Sunday in Sixmilebridge.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round – WIT 2-17 Tipperary 1-19

The Waterford Institute of Technology defeated Tipperary by 2-17 to 1-19 in the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round on Sunday in Clonmel Sportsfield.

Tipperary led by 1-6 to 0-2 after 10 minutes with John O’Neill scoring the Tipperary goal after good work by Paddy Fanning. WIT slowly came back in to the match and goals by Cathal Parlon and Timmy Hammersley helped WIT to a 2-10 to 1-9 interval lead. Tipperary with wind assistance in the second half came back to take a one point lead with 5 minutes remaining but WIT converted two late frees to secure a deserved victory after a highly competitive match played in good conditions at Clonmel. Timmy Hammersley (1-10, 0-7 frees) and Cathal Parlon (1-4, 1-3 from play) accounted for most of WIT’s scores while Pa Bourke scored 11 points (8 frees) for a Tipperary side which started with just 1 of its All-Ireland team.

Match Reports

Hammersley on fire for WIT

Waterford IT 2-17 Tipperary 1-19

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, January 17, 2011

“A GOOD ould workout,” was the verdict of new Tipperary manager Declan Ryan after yesterday’s one-point loss to WIT in this Waterford Crystal Tournament preliminary-round match, a game that doubled as the 2011 season opener for the All-Ireland champions. “Four weeks from yesterday we play Kilkenny in the opening league game. A lot of those lads only came back from Jamaica on Tuesday (Tipperary team holiday), so it’s good to have a workout. The Fitzgibbon Cup starts next week so WIT probably have a lot more work done than us, while our guys are in the middle of a heavy training schedule at the moment, some of the legs looked heavy there finishing up.”

The good news for Ryan was that his own clubman from Clonoulty-Rossmore, Timmy Hammersley, top-scored with an impressive 1-10, 1-3 of that from play. The bad news, however — Timmy was one of five Tipperary men on a strongly motivated WIT side that overcame a very poor start and went on to post a morale-boosting win. This was a very experimental Tipperary team, with only one starter from September’s magnificent All-Ireland win in centre-back Conor O’Mahony (Gearóid Ryan made an appearance, while All-Ireland substitute David Young played the full 70 minutes, impressed with his catching). Nevertheless they hit the ground running and looked very slick as they raced into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead after just six minutes, corner-forwards John O’Neill (1-1) and free-taker Pa Bourke (0-2), along with sharp-shooting wing-forward Darragh Hickey on target. Gradually, however, and with Hammersley (1-7) and Offaly star Cathal Parlon (1-1) in superb form, WIT worked their way into the game, and by half-time they led by four, 2-10 to 1-9. Ten minutes into the second-half WIT had extended that lead to five (2-14 to 1-12), and it was looking ominous for the All-Ireland champions.

However, the introduction of former star James Woodlock at the break (he hadn’t played for Tipperary since the All-Ireland final loss of 2009 after shattering his leg a few weeks later in the Tipp county final) made a big difference in the middle of the field, and now it was the Premier men’s turn to work their way back. With Pa Bourke on target (the Thurles Sarsfields star finished with 11 points), and with goalkeeper Darren Gleeson powering over a pointed free from inside his own 45, Tipp were back on level terms by the 58th minute (1-17 to 2-14), and in fact twice thereafter took a one-point lead. Ultimately, however, it was the students with just that little bit extra in the tank, and it was former De La Salle colleges star Stephen Power with the winner, a booming free from over 60m on the left.

An opening loss for the All-Ireland champions, an opening loss for Declan Ryan as manager, but nothing – he reckoned — to be concerned over. “We brought in a few lads we want to have a look at and these are ideal games to do that – good to see them in action there today. I am delighted to see James Woodlock coming back after his serious injury. For WIT, Timmy (Hammersley) played very well — I’ll have to give out to him about that! Buggy O’Meara (Brian, WIT centre-forward) showed very well and used the ball very well. We’ll have to sit down in the very near future and pick a panel for the league, that was what today was about, as much as anything else. “Talking to them all they’re anxious to get back to some hard work, looking forward to the challenges ahead. “The game against Kilkenny will certainly focus the minds.”

Scorers for WIT: T Hammersley 1-10 (0-7 frees); C Parlon 1-4 (0-1 s/l); K Grehan, L Harney, S Power (free), 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Bourke 0-11 (0-6 frees; 0-2 65s); J O’Neill 1-1; D Hickey 0-2; S Carey 0-2; S Lillis, D Young, D Gleeson (free), 0-1 each.

WIT: L Tierney (Kilkenny); B Kenny (Galway), S Fives (Waterford), N Connors (Waterford); W Hutchinson (Waterford), D Langton (Kilkenny), E Barrett (Clare); W O’Dwyer (Tipperary), L Harney (Kilkenny); C Parlon (Offaly), B O’Meara (Tipperary), K Grehan (Kilkenny); R McLoughney (Tipperary), M Sheedy (Tipperary), T Hammersley (Tipperary).

Subs: E Hickey (Kilkenny) for O’Dwyer (35); J Gahan (Wexford) for Sheedy (58); S Power (Waterford) for Grehan (58); B Burke (Galway) for Hammersley (inj. 69).

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; C O’Brien, J Coghlan, E Connolly; D Young, C O’Mahony, H Maloney; S Carey, M Gleeson; J Brennan, P Fanning, D Hickey; J O’Neill, D Egan, P Bourke. Subs: S Lillis for Hickey (35); J Woodlock for Gleeson (35); J O’Dwyer for Brennan (53); G Ryan for Fanning (56).

Referee: J O’Mahony (Limerick).

Tipperary pipped at post by Power

From the Irish Times newspaper

Waterford IT 2-17 Tipperary 1-19: ALL-IRELAND champions Tipperary welcomed back midfielder James Woodlock from a 15-month injury lay off yesterday but fell to a one-point defeat against Waterford IT in Clonmel yesterday. The students edged the tie as Stephen Power’s free settled the issue in the first minute of stoppage time.

WIT were inspired by Tipp senior panellist Timmy Hammersley, who scored 1-10, Offaly’s Cathal Parlon added 1-4. Kilkenny’s Liam Tierney saved magnificently to keep out Dara Egan twice in the first half and John O’Neill. Tipp stormed into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead as O’Neill netted in the sixth minute but WIT were level at 1-6 apiece after 20 minutes and led 2-10 to 1-9 at half-time. Bourke missed a free in stoppage time to take the match into extra-time.

WATERFORD IT: L Tierney; B Kenny, S Fives, N Connors; W Hutchinson, D Langton, E Barrett; W O’Dwyer, L Harney (0-1); C Parlon (1-4, one sideline), B O’Meara, K Grehan (0-1); R McLoughney, M Sheedy, T Hammersley (1-10, 0-7 frees). Subs: E Hickey for O’Dwyer (half-time), J Gahan for Sheedy (58 mins), S Power (0-1, free) for Grehan (58 mins), B Burke for Hammersley (70 mins).

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson (0-1, free); C O’Brien, J Coghlan, E Connolly; D Young (0-1), C O’Mahony, H Maloney; S Carey (0-2), M Gleeson; D Hickey (0-2), P Fanning, J Brennan; P Bourke (0-11, 0-5 frees, 0-3 65s), D Egan, J O’Neill (1-1). Subs: J Woodlock for Gleeson, S Lillis (0-1) for Hickey, J O’Dwyer for Egan (all half-time), T Dalton for Brennan (53 mins), G Ryan for Fanning (56 mins), B Dunne for O’Brien (blood sub, 70 mins).

Referee: J O’Mahony (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary SH team to play WIT in the Waterford Crystal Tournament this Sunday January 16th at 2pm in Clonmel Sportsfield is as follows –

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Conor O’ Brien (Eire Óg Anacarthy)

3. John Coughlan (Moyne Templetuohy)

4. Eddie Connolly (Loughmore Castleiney)

5. David Young (Toomevara)

6. Conor O’Mahony (Newport)

7. Hugh Moloney (Nenagh Eire Óg)

8. Sean Carey (Moyle Rovers)

9. Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields)

10. Jody Brennan (Upperchurch-Drombane)

11. Paddy Fanning (Moneygall)

12. Daragh Hickey (Boherlahan-Dualla)

13. John O’Neill (Clonoulty-Rossmore)

14. Dara Egan (Kildangan)

15. Pa Bourke (Thurles Sarsfields)

16. Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange)

17. James Woodlock (Drom & Inch)

18. Gearóid Ryan (Templederry)

19. Stephen Lillis (Thurles Sarsfields)

20. Timmy Dalton (Aravale Rovers)

21. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

22. Paul Curran (Mullinahone)

23. Benny Dunne (Toomevara)

24. Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch)

25. Paul Kelly (Mullinahone)

26. Pat Kerwick (Killenaule)

Team Mentors

Manager: Declan Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore)

Coach: Tomás Dunne (Toomevara)

Selector: Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields)

Trainer: Cian O’Neill (Moorefield)

McGrath Cup Football Q-Final – Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-9

Waterford defeated Tipperary by 0-11 to 0-9 in the McGrath Cup Football Quarter-Final on Sunday at Walsh Park Waterford.

Déise boss heaps praise on charges

Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-9

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, January 17, 2011

WATERFORD boss John Owens heaped praise on his understrength team after stunning Tipperary in this McGrath Cup quarter-final at Walsh Park yesterday. The visitors started well with points from James Egan (free), Peter Acheson, and Barry Grogan. But Waterford settled and efforts from Kevin Power, Mark Ferncombe and Brian Wall (free) had them level by the 20th minute. Scores from Egan and Seamus Grogan edged Tipperary ahead but Waterford finished the half in style and points from Power, Shane Briggs, and John Hurney had them 0-6 to 0-5 ahead at the break. After early Tipp pressure on the resumption, Waterford responded with a brace of superb points from full forward Patrick Hurney. Tipp had two late goal chance but a home defence, in which Shane Briggs was outstanding, comfortably held out.

Scorers for Waterford: K. Power (0-3); P. Hurney (0-3); E. Walsh, S. Briggs, J. Hurney, B. Wall (f), M. Ferncombe, (0-1) each.

Scorers for Tipperary: B. Grogan (0-2); J. Egan (0-2, 0-1 free); C. Sweeney (0-2, 0-1 free); B. Mulvihill (f), P. Acheson, S. Grogan (0-1) each.

WATERFORD: K. Cotter; K. Connery, T. O’Gorman, C. Phelan; E. Walsh, S. Briggs, J. Hurney; B. Phelan, T. Prendergast; W. Hennessy, K. Power, B. Wall; M. Ferncombe, P. Hurney, S. Fleming.
Subs: G. Kelly for Cotter (ht); J. Phelan for Walsh (45); J. Walsh for Connery (50); M. O’Gorman for Phelan (58); J. Veale for Fleming (62).

TIPPERARY: P. Fitzgerald; N. Curran, P. Codd, A. Morrissey; C. McGrath, L. Egan, C. Dillon; G. Hannigan, B. Jones; P. Acheson, S. Grogan, B. Mulvihill; J. Egan, S. Hahessy, B. Grogan.
Subs: A. Matassa for Hahessy (45); C. Sweeney for J. Egan (58); D.Dwyer for S. Grogan (61).

Referee: C. Lane, Cork
Hurney on song for Waterford

From the Irish Times newspaper

Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-9

WATERFORD ARE through to the semi-finals of the McGrath Cup after a two point win over Tipperary in Walsh Park yesterday. Tipperary started the game very strongly and with Barry Grogan looking very dangerous, they raced into an early three-point lead. However, Waterford soon settled down and with corner-forward Seán Fleming very prominent, they were level after 20 minutes with Kevin Power kicking the first of his three points.

The sides were level until Waterford centre-back Shane Briggs broke upfield to kick a fine point which sent his side in at the break with a one-point lead. Waterford were the first out of the blocks in the second half with Eamonn Walsh and then Kevin Power scoring to extend their lead to three points. Waterford were boosted by three second-half points by full-forward Patrick Hurney, which were enough to help them seal a morale-boosting victory.

WATERFORD: K Cotter: C Phelan, T O’Gorman, K Connery; E Walsh (0-1), S Briggs (0-1), J Hurney (0-1); B Phelan, T Prendergast; W Hennessy, K Power (0-3), B Wall (0-1, free); M Ferncombe (0-1), P Hurney (0-3), S Fleming. Subs: G Kelly for K Cotter, J Phelan for E Walsh, J Walsh for K Connery, M O’Gorman for B Phelan, J Veale for S Fleming.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; N Curran, P Codd, A Morrissey; C McGrath, L Egan, C Dillon; G Hannigan, B Jones; P Acheson (0-1), S Grogan (0-1), B Mulvihill (0-1, free); J Egan (0-2, one free), S Hahessy, B Grogan (0-2) Subs: A Matassa for S Hahessy, C Sweeney (0-2, one free) for J Egan, D Dwyer for S Grogan.

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Waterford is as follows –

Paul Fitzgerald Fethard

David Buckley Inane Rovers

Paddy Codd Killenaule

Andrew Morrissey Galtee Rovers

Ciaran McGrath Loughmore/Castleiney

Lorcan Egan JK Brackens

Cathal Dillon Aherlow

George Hannigan Shannon Rovers

Brian Jones Arravale Rovers

Peter Acheson Moyle Rovers

Seamus Grogan Aherlow

Brian Mulvihill Moyle Rovers

James Egan Loughmore/Castleiney

Stephen Hahessy Carrick Swans

Barry Grogan Aherlow


Ciaran Kenderick Moyle Rovers

Niall Curran Mullinahone

Darragh Dwyer Moyle Rovers

Donal Lynch Clonmel Commercials

Alan Rockett Carrick Swans

Aldo Matassa Clonmel Commercials

Brian Coen Fethard

Conor Sweeney Ballyporeen

Johnny Cagney Clonmel Óg

McGrath Cup Football Q-Final – Clare 0-10 CIT 0-9

Banner a shade too smart for students

Clare 0-10 Cork IT 0-9

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, January 17, 2011

CLARE claimed the spoils in this competitive McGrath Cup quarter-final at Cooraclare yesterday. Fifteen minutes had elapsed before Alan Clohessy opened the home account after good work by full-forward Timmy Ryan. Points from Rory Donnelly, David O’Brien (free) and substitute David Tubridy had Clare three clear by the 32nd minute but CIT surged back to draw level courtesy of scores from Walsh, Dónal Óg Hodnett and Peadar O’Driscoll. Clare started the second half brightly with points from Clohessy and Tubridy but again they were quickly reeled in with Hodnett and sub Andy O’Brien finding the target. Kildorrery clubman O’Brien made a telling difference when introduced for John Dinneen. He kicked four points, two from play and was a constant danger to the Clare defence. Clohessy, Darren O’Neill and Donnelly again came to Clare’s aid with points (0-9 to 0-6) before CIT again hit back to narrow the gap. O’Brien landed two scores from free-kicks before the whistle but a Tubridy point five minutes from time kept Clare’s interest in the competition alive.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy (0-3) 1 f, A Clohessy (0-3) 2 f’s, R Donnelly (0-2), D O’Brien (0-1) f, D O’Neill (0-1).

Scorers for CIT: A O’Brien (0-4) 2 f’s, BJ Walsh (0-2) 1 f, D Óg Hodnett (0-2) f’s, P O’Driscoll (0-1).

CLARE: Joe Hayes, N White, L Healy, M McMahon, Graham Kelly, Gordon Kelly (Capt.) John Hayes, G Brennan, C O’Connor, D Daly, S McNeilis, D O’Brien, R Donnelly, T Ryan, A Clohessy.

Subs: D Tubridy for G Brennan inj. (13), S Brennan for O’Brien (half-time), D O’Neill for McNeilis (43).

CIT: B Walsh (Cork), B McGuire (Kerry), S O’Donoghue (Cork), R O’Dwyer (Cork), P Minihane (Cork), B Russell (Cork), C O’Driscoll (Cork), P Daly (Cork), S O’Hare (Waterford), P O’Driscoll (Cork), BJ Walsh (Kerry), R Power (Cork), J Dinneen (Cork), H Curran (Cork), D Óg Hodnett (Cork).

Subs: A Walsh (Cork) for Daly inj. (8), B O’Regan (Cork) for McGuire (half-time), S Kelleher (Cork) for P O’Driscoll (40), A O’Brien (Cork) for Dinneen (50), W O’Mahony (Cork) for Hodnett inj. (56).

Referee: K O’Brien (Tipperary)

McGrath Cup Football Q-Final – Kerry 2-18 LIT 0-5

Kingdom romp to meeting with Cork

Kerry 2-17 Limerick IT 0-5

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, January 17, 2011

KERRY booked a McGrath Cup semi-final with All-Ireland champions Cork on Sunday following this mismatch at Austin Stack Park, Tralee yesterday. The hosts bossed this tie from the outset with Darran O’Sullivan looking sharp, in his return to attack after playing at wing-back last week. LIT, thanks to two early points from their Limerick senior Ger Collins, trailed 0-4 to 0-2 after 15 minutes, with Alan O’Sullivan, Gary Sayers and David Geaney (2 frees) on the mark for Kerry.

However, with Tomas Ó Sé, Padraig Reidy and Jonathon Lyne solid in defence, the Kingdom began to pull clear. A succession of points, including a superb effort from Lyne, saw Kerry race 0-8 to 0-2 clear by the 30th minute, and it was game over in the 32nd minute when David Geaney’s 45 was punched to the net by his cousin Paul. Kerry led 1-10 to 0-3 and early points from Alan O’Sullivan and Darran O’Sullivan extended Kerry’s lead before a David Geaney goal heaped further misery on the students (2-14 to 0-3).

Scorers for Kerry: D Geaney 1-6 (0-4 frees), P Geaney 1-3, D O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1 free), J Lyne and A O’Sullivan 0-2 each, G Sayers, and B O’Grady 0-1 each.

Scorers for LIT: G Collins 0-3 (0-1free), E O’Connor 0-1 free, G O’Gorman 0-1.

KERRY: T Mac An tSaoir; K O’Dwyer, P Reidy, S Enright; J Lyne, T Ó Sé, E Hickson; S Scanlon, A O’Sullivan; G Sayers, Darran O’Sullivan, B O’Grady; D Geaney, K Donaghy, P Geaney.

Subs: N O’Mahony for G Sayers (ht), D Moran for S Scanlon (47), C O’Mahony for T Ó Sé (47), D O’Sullivan for S Enright (47), M O’Donoghue for K Donaghy (52).

LIMERICK INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY: P Dwyer; S Bolton, N Brady, P Dalton; N Gaughan, E Leamy, P Sheehan; E Cummins, C Talty; D McNamara, D Clohessy, E O’Connor; D Heffernan, G Collins, G O’Gorman.

Subs: T McCarthy for D Clohessy (43), S Lenihan for E Leamy (45), S Hayes for D Heffernan (50), D Murtagh for P Dalton (inj 55).

Referee: B Tyrell (Tipperary)

Match Preview

Kerry face a college team for the second successive week when they face IT Limerick at Austin Stack Park, having enjoyed a narrow win over IT Tralee last weekend. Paul Geaney was the star of the show last week and he is one of several players manager Jack O’Connor will be keeping an eye on.