Kerry hurlers advanced to the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final with a 100% record after defeating London 2-17 to 1-18. Kerry, who face Carlow in the decider on the fifth of April, were trailing at half time by 1-10 to 7pts. It didn’t look good for the Kerry side but they dug deep and held out for the win. The two Kerry goals came in the second half from Shane Nolan and Padraig Boyle. Kerry manager Eamonn Kelly spoke to Radio Kerry’s Gary O’Sullivan and said that it was a great win but it didn’t look like it would happen [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/20255/medium/”] The line ups for the Quarter Finals and relegation play offs of the Allianz Hurling League were decided yesterday. Clare will take on Laois, Kilkenny play Wexford, Galway battle it out with Limerick and Cork play Tipperary in the quarter finals to be played next Sunday. The relegation play-offs also take place next Sunday, with Dublin taking on Waterford and Antrim playing Offaly. It comes after Tipperary edged out Dublin by 1-19 to 19 points in a dramatic game at Semple Stadium. Tipp had to win by at least 3 points to make the last 8 and avoid the relegation playoff. Dublin sub Niall McMorrow had a chance late on to reduce the deficit to 2 points, which would’ve seen them through, but opted to drop it in to try create a goal chance instead. But Dublin boss Anthony Daly wasn’t blaming McMorrow afterwards [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/20272/medium/”] Kilkenny had a big win over south east rivals Waterford at Nowlan Park yesterday, as a second half scoring surge saw them win out by 4-22 to 14 points. Mark Kelly netted twice for Kilkenny as they scored 3-15 in the second period. And a last minute Colin Ryan point saw Clare snatch a draw against Galway in Ennis. It finished Clare 18 points, Galway 1-15. Cork are Division 1B Champions and will play in the top tier next season, after beating Wexford at Pairc Ui Rinn by 2-24 to 1-20. Patrick Horgan scored 1-10 in that game. Elsewhere, Limerick came from behind at half time to beat Laois by 1-17 to 1-13 in Portlaoise. And Offaly thrashed Antrim by 5-27 to 4-9 in Tullamore. Antrim had arrived late to the ground, apparently believing the game was due to throw in at 3pm instead of the actual 2pm start.
Suzanne Connolly, CEO of Barnardos, joins Jerry to discuss the troubling findings of a report into Túsla and children at risk released this week.