The Kerry U16 camogie team have lost their Munster Final.
The Kingdom lost out to Limerick B in the Provincial C decider after extra time, 1-8 to 1-7.
The influential Ava Healy was unable to start for Kerry and she was replaced by Amy O’Loughlin. Just one point separated the sides at the first water break as Limerick led by 1-2 to 1-1 with the Kerry goal coming from Cara Cullen. However, at the half-time break the Kerry girls had gone into a one-point lead, 1-4 to 1-3, and an exciting second half was in store.
Kerry maintained this lead and led at the second water break by 1-5 to 1-4. However, Limerick continued to battle hard and the teams were level at the full-time whistle at 1-6 apiece.
At half-time in extra-time the Limerick girls had crept into a one-point lead, 1-7 to 1-6. Kerry really pushed Limerick all the way but an exchange of points in this second period gave Limerick the spoils on a final score of Limerick 1-8 Kerry 1-7.
Kerry scorers were Tara Burke who contributed three points, Alannah Stritch who scored four points and Cara Cullen who found the Limerick net. This was an outstanding game of camogie and there was consolation for Kerry as midfielder Ellen O’Donoghue received the ‘Player Of The Match’ award from Munster Camogie Treasurer Christine Ryan.
Kerry Team: Kate Kenny, Saoirse O’Carroll, Grainne Shanahan, Leonie Walz, Amy O’Loughlin, Niamh Quinn, Sarah Kearney, Ellen O’Donoghue, Aisling Hanafin, Shannon Collins, Cara Cullen, Melanie Dineen-Higgins, Tara Burke, Alannah Stritch, Amy McCarthy. Subs Used: Róisín Quinn, Alice O’Connell, Aine Devlin, Ruth O’Connor, Anna McCarthy