Limerick was the opposition on Saturday morning for the U-15 Amber squad in a game that was played at ferocity which have fitted in very nicely with the previous weeks fare in Croke Park. Limerick raced into the lead as Kilkenny failed to score until the 9th minute. Harry Shine & Danny Glennon got amongst the scores as Kilkenny someone got to the short whistle level at 2-7 a piece thanks to some excellent goalkeeping from Alan Dunphy.
The second half was again at a ding dong affair with Gearoid Dunne popping points but it was largely the introduction of Ted Dunne that swung the game in the young cats way as the Young Irelands attacker pilfered 2-2 to help chisel out a 4-15 to 5-15 win.
Panel: Michael Clarke Dicksboro, Bill Hughes Bennetsbridge, Alan Dunphy Lisdowney, Kieran Cleere Emeralds, Peter McDonald Mullinavat, Shane Alyward Mullinavat, Patrick Langton Clara, Harry Shine Dicksboro, Padraigh Naddy Young Irelands, David Sherman Galmoy, Alex Burke Emeralds, Alex Sheridan O’Loughlin Gaels, Ben Whitty Danesfort, Danny Glennon Tullogher Rosbercon, Daragh Queally Emeralds, Killan Doyle Emeralds, Killian Carey Young Irelands, Ted Dunne Graignamanagh, John Keane Dicksboro, Killian Corcoran Ballyhale Shamrocks, Joe Fitzpatrick Dunamaggin, Gearoid Dunne Tullaroan, Sean Moore Carrickshock, Shane Glynn James Stephens
The Kilkenny U-15 Black squad took on Westmeath at a well appointed Johnstown on Friday evening. The visitors largely had the say in the opening exchanges and plundered two goals from their attacking exploits before Thomas Sharkey settled the young Kilkenny men with a point followed by similar scores from Gavin Flynn, Sean Keenan & Cian Doheny. A goal from Joe Healy put them in the box seat as the lead at half time was 1-9 to 2-0.
Kilkenny brought on fresh legs from the bench as the half wore on with Mikey Raggett goaling, whilst Jamie Morrissey & James Walsh helped themselves to points in what was a largely entertaining game where Billy Garrett made a couple of fine saves as Kilkenny held on for a 5-17 to 4-6 win. Next up is Tipp in the tournament qualifier on Saturday.
Panel:Billy Garret Fenians,, Declan O’Farrell Dicksboro,Joe Healy Barrow Rangers, Cathal Keegan St. Martin’s, Lar Murphy Tullogher, James Walsh Kilmacow, Mikey Raggett Dicksboro, Gavin Flynn Piltown, Thomas Sharky Fenians, Niall Holland Tulloroan, Sean Fitzpatrick Young Irelands, Harry O’Grady O’Loughlins, Mark Holohan O’Loughlins, Fintan Gahan Graignamanagh, Padraig O’Grady Fenians, Jamie Morrissey St. Martins, Kasper Woloczko Emeralds, Colm Roche Glenmore, Cian Doheny St. Patricks, Tadgh Connolly Kilmacow, Sean Keenan Dicksboro, Harry Roche Cloonen, Thomas Dillon Tullaroan
U-16 Amber squad travelled to Tipperary on Saturday morning. The first half versus a Tipp was a see saw affair which saw it all level by the break 1-4 to 0-7. The second half saw Tipp pull away in the dying embers of the game 3-15 to 3-7. In the second game Galway made full use of the elements to race into a 0-10 to 1-2 halftime lead. Kilkenny put in a storming second half display but came up short 1-14 to 2-7. The last game saw Cork gain victory. Best performers on the day were Naoise Dempsey, Cathal Bernie, Adam O’Connor & Conor Fitzpatrick. (pic) Kilkenny Mentors Pat Nolan, Ger Kirwan & Pat Hoban hard at work in Tipperary Saturday morning.
Ahern Ian, Beirne Cathal, Brennan Tom, Buggy Evan, Canny John, Coogan Tommy, Dempsey Naoise, Doheny Nick, Fitzpatrick Conor, Gunner Mark, Kelly Oisin, Kelly Ivan, Mason Daragh, Maher Sean, Minogue Brian, Norton Cathal, O Connor Adam, O Connor George, O Connor Rory, O Dwyer Sean, O Neill Jimmy, O Sullivan Adam, Phelan Charlie, Phelan Ciaran, Sinnott Eugene
The U -16 Black team had a good work out against Limerick in Dunmore on Saturday.
All roads Saturday lead to tournament qualifiers. The U-14’s are hosting in Clara, the U-15’s are in Dr Morris Park whilst the U-16’s are MW Hire TC Dunmore. Full details will be on Kilkennygaa.ie and there’ll be match reports here next week.
We’ll also have a full preview of the Duggan Steel U-15 Championships in the build up to the first round of championship games.
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