Munster Scor Sinsear Semi-Final

The Munster Scor Sinsear Semi-Final will take place in Mallow on Saturday March 23rd.  The champions from Cork, Kerry, Clare and Waterford will take part.

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A – Kerry 2-16 Kildare 1-16

Kerry defeated Kildare by 2-16 to 1-16 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Round 4 on Saturday in St. Conleth’s Park Newbridge.

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Kildare in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Div 2A in Newbridge on Saturday next shows 4 personnel changes and a number of positional changes from the side that started in Round 3 against Wicklow last time out. Liam Boyle and Brian Murphy come into the defence while Pat Joe Connolly and Willie O’Dwyer start in the forward line. David Fitzell, Gary O’Brien (Unavailable), John Egan (Injured) and Rory Horgan are the players who lose out.

The team is as follows:

1. Bernard Rochford Killeagh (Cork)

2. Patrick O’Keeffe Glenflesk

3. Liam Boyle Ballyduff

4. Tommy Barrett Causeway

5. Brian Murphy Causeway

6. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley

7. Darragh O’Connell Abbeydorney

8. John Griffin Lixnaw

9. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley

10. Pat Joe Connolly Ballyduff

11. Darren Dineen St Brendans

12. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

13. Willie O’Dywer Mullinavat (Kilkenny)

14. Aidan Boyle Ballyduff (Captain)

15. Shane Nolan Crotta O Neills

16. Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw

17. David Fitzell Kilmoyley

18. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

19. Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley

20. Brendan Brosnan Lixnaw

21. Diarmuid Walshe Ballyheigue

22. Rory Horgan St Brendans

23. Jason Leahy Causeway

24. Colm Harty Causeway

25. Mike O’Halloran Ballyheigue

26. Cyril Lynch Crotta O’Neills

Mangement

Manager: Tom Howard

Trainer: Fergie O’Loughlin

Selectors: Padraig Regan, (Kilmoyley); Mike Burke (Causeway); Noel Browne (Ballyduff)

GAA Handball – Catriona Casey defeats Maria Daly

Cork’s Catriona Casey defeated Kerry’s Maria Daly 21-15, 21-10 in the GAA Handball All-Ireland Ladies Senior Singles Final.

Cork’s Caitriona Casey has been widely tipped by many quarters as a star of the future, but after defeating Kerry’s Ashley Prendville in the All-Ireland 40×20 SF, Casey is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the present.

The two Ladies Open All-Ireland SF’s took place over the weekend, with Kerry’s Maria Daly defeating Kildare’s Anna Spence in the first SF in Nenagh, Tipperary on Sunday. Having won multiple All-Ireland titles, and reaching many finals, the experienced Daly enters each years Championships with clear intentions of success. In the QF’s however Daly was made dig deep to pull out a nail biting 21-19 tiebreaker victory over Down’s Lorraine Havern, after falling behind 19-11. But against Kildare’s Spence, who herself had a solid straight games victory over Wicklow’s Patricia Doyle in the QF, Daly looked assured and under control throughout, claiming victory on a 21-8, 21-9 score line, to seal yet another final spot.

On Monday night in Cappagh, Limerick, Daly’s doubles partner Ashley Prendville faced the challenge of Caitriona Casey to determine who will challenge Daly. Casey is in fine form, her consistency being impressive, claiming the 19&U World Title, the Irish Ladies Intervarsities Title, and the US Collegiate Ladies Open Title, all without dropping a single game. But from the outset, Casey controlled the match in a dominating performance, winning 21-3, 21-8 to set up an all Munster show piece final with Daly.

That final will take place in Kingscourt HC, Cavan as the top billing in a large She’s Ace programme of games, which includes the Girls Cumann na mBunscoil National Day, and the Minor Ladies Singles Final. That will be contested by Galway sensation Cianna Ni Churraoin and Tyrone’s Maeve McElduff. McElduff sealed her final spot in a hugely entertaining game on Sunday against Limerick’s Martina McMahon, overturning her All-Ireland Colleges final defeat to the same player two weeks ago, winning 10-21, 21-11, 21-18.

SHES ACE DAY

Saturday 23rd March – Kingscourt, Cavan

1.00pm Girl’s Cumann na mBunscoil National Day

4.30pm Ladies Minor Singles Final

Cianna Ni Churraoin (Gal) v Maeve McElduff (Tyr)

5.30pm Ladies Senior Singles Final

Caitriona Casey (Cork) v Maria Daly (Kerry)