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Christy Ring Cup – Kerry vs. Down – Report
The Kerry Senior Hurling team lost to Down in Round 2 of the Christy Ring Cup on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-10 on Saturday evening at Austin Stack Park Tralee.
Christy Ring Cup Round 2A
Kerry 2-10 Down 3-11
Report from the GAA.ie web site
A late Down rally at Austin Stack Park in Tralee ensured the Mourne men came away with the spoils on a 3-11 to 2-10 scoreline. The home side held a narrow advantage at the break with full-forward James McCarthy getting the crucial goal after 30 minutes. Outside of McCarthy, Shane Brick scored all of Kerry’s points in the opening 35 minutes. Brick continued his good form for the Kingdom in the second-half but Down’s Simon Wilson was more than his equal from placed balls and in general play. Gareth Johnson goaled for Down after 11 minutes of the second-half but Kerry’s John Mike Dooley pushed the home side 2-9 to 2-8 ahead with a poachers goal.2 However, Down finished the better and Johnson’s second goal put the final nail in Kerry’s coffin.
Kerry Hurling Team V Down in Austin Stack Park1 John Healy (Ballyheigue)2. Padraig O’Grady (Ballyduff) 3. Aidan Healy (O’Dorney) 4.James Godley (Kilmoyley) 5 Colm Harris( Kilmoyley) 6.Tom Mournane( Kilmoyley ) (Capt) 7. John Griffin (Lixnaw) 8. Jason Casey (Ballyheigue) 9.John Fitzgerald( Causeway) 10. Evan Sweeney (Loughmore Castleiney) 11.Shane Brick (Kilmoyley) 12. Billy Brick( Kilmoyley) 13. Sean Young (Kilmoyley) 14. James McCarthy (Kilmoyley )15. John Mike Dooley (Causeway)
Subs:16. John Brendan O’Halloran (Kilmoyley) 17. Eamon Fitzgerald (Causeway) 18. Mike Hanifin (O’Dorney) 19. Eoin Sheehy ( Kilmoyley) 20. Padraig Maunson (Causeway) 21. Paudie Moriarty (Ballyheigue) 22. Gary O’Brien (Ballyduff) 23. Liam Boyle( Ballyduff) 24.Sean Maunsell (Kilmoyley) 25. Brian O’Leary (O’Dorney) 26. Adrain Ryle (Kilmoyley) 27 Niall Young (Kilmoyley)