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Allianz NHL Division 3A Final – Kerry 2-18 Derry 1-15
Kerry defeated Derry by 2-18 to 1-15 in the Allianz GAA Hurling National League Division 3A Final on Saturday at Padraig Pearses, Woodmount, Roscommon.
Allianz GAA Hurling National League Roinn IIIA Final 2010 Final
Woodmount, Roscommon: Derry v Kerry, 2.30pm
For the third year running Derry and Kerry face off in an Allianz GAA National League Final, but on this occasion the counties are striving for the Division 3A Hurling crown rather than the premier football title. Twelve months ago the Kingdom were relegated from Division 2 and today affords them the opportunity to make an immediate return.
Less than two months have passed since today’s protagonists met in the opening round of the campaign at Celtic Park before a spare attendance of about 100. The visitors had the better of the opening period and with Darragh O’Connell and Shane Brick to the fore established an interval advantage of eight points – 1-9 to 0-4. However, the hosts restarted superbly and three unanswered points preceded a goal by Oisin McCloskey from a penalty to narrow arrears to three. Alas, that was as close as they got with the Kingdom re-establishing control and pulling away for a comfortable 3-13 to 1-9 win.
Following that win Kerry stuttered to the narrowest of victories against Mayo at Castlebar, but subsequently it was plain sailing as Meath, London and Armagh were all overcome with something to spare. Derry did recover from that loss to post impressive away victories over London and Mayo, but a 1-12 to 3-11 loss to Armagh on home turf in Round 4 left it looking like they would miss out on the decider.
At Navan, Meath looked on course to secure their berth in the final when they led by 1-15 to 0-12 in the final quarter, with the visitors down to 13 men. However, despite the reduced compliment Derry put in a storming finish and a brace of Kevin Hinphey goals helped them to a 2-15 to 1-17 win and a place in today’s final. It may not have the profile of the two most recent Kerry-Derry finals, but with a place in Division 2 at stake, today’s match will be keenly contested.
Kerry V Derry Allianz NHL Div 3A Final Final
Thursday, 08 April 2010 20:46 |
The Kerry Senior hurling team Vs Derry Sat 10th of April, NHL Div 3 Hurling League Final is as follows:
1. John Brendan O’Halloran Kilmoyley
2. Colin Harris Kilmoyley 3. Aidan Healy Abbeydorney 4. Andrew Keane Crotta O’Neills
5. James Godley Kilmoyley 6. Liam Boyle Ballyduff 7. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
8.Mike Conway Lixnaw 9. John Griffin Lixnaw
10. John Egan Ardfert 11.Michael Boyle Ballyduff 12. Shane Brick, Capt Kilmoyley
13. Darragh O Connell Abbeydorney 14. Gary O’Brien Ballyduff 15. John Mike Dooley Causeway
The substitutes are:
Bernard Rochford Killeagh, Cork
Jason Casey Ballyheigue
John Fitzgerald Causeway
Eoin Sheehy Kilmoyley
James Flaherty Lixnaw
Sean Young Kilmoyley
Niall Young Kilmoyley
James McCarthy Kilmoyley
Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
David Fitzelle Kilmoyley
Ronan Kenny Ballyheigue
Brian O Leary Abbeydorney
Richard Nolan Crotta O’Neills
Padraigh Monson Causeway
Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley
Darren Twomey Crotta O’Neills
Turlough Bonnar Cashel King Cormacs, Tipperary
Andy McCarthy Kilmoyley