Kerry Minor Hurlers To Play Before Munster U21 Final

munster gaa crest The Kerry v Cork Munster Minor Hurling Championship game is to be played as a curtain raiser to the Munster Under 21 Football final. Kerry will be away to Cork in Páirc Úi Rinn at 6.15 on Wednesday April 9th. Meanwhile, the County Minor hurling management team of Ian Brick, Aidan O’Mahony and Stephen Goggin, which has been in place since the start of the year, has been ratified for two years. Also, participants in the All-Ireland Under 21 B Hurling Championship, which descended into a farce last year when Kerry went straight through to the final, will have at least three games guaranteed this year. Also at last night’s meeting of County Committee the CCC expressed concern at the state of the Minor Leagues. 7 Clubs have either opted out of the competition or had not amalgamated with other Clubs in order to provide Minor Football for their players. It was pointed out that there were too many teams at present and early organisation by Club officials was vital. This would ensure that where a club did not have the numbers to participate on their own, then they would have ample time to amalgamate or allow their players to play with another team. It was also stated that the problems being experienced in the County Minor Leagues would be replicated in the Divisional Leagues later in the year. The CCC were given permission to look closely at the regional Minor Leagues. In other news Mulvihill’s Pharmacy Killorglin will again sponsor the “Fair Play Initiative” which encourages discipline in the Credit Union Senior Football Leagues. The National Club Draw, which was run by Croke Park, raised 2.45 million euro for the clubs countrywide. 88 thousand of that was raised in Kerry where 42 clubs benefited. Kilcummin had the distinction of raising most money in Ireland. Clubs retained all funds raised.