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U6-U8 – Players who took part in Blitz in Abbeydorney last Friday evening.


CÚL CAMPS : Hurling Cúl Camp takes place this week in Abbeydorney. It caters for all primary school children, boys and girls between 6 and 13 years of age. Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00a.m. – 2.30p.m. daily. Further details at

BATTLE OF THE PARISH 2 : takes place on Sunday, 28th October in Ballyroe Heights Hotel and the recruitment process has commenced. More Details to follow at a later date.

INTER-COUNTY : Well Done to Niall O’Mahoney and Ronan Donovan who were part of the Kerry U21 panel that travelled to Galway last Sunday where they defeated Sligo in the semi-final of the Richie McElligott Cup. Final Score Kerry 4-26 Sligo 0-08. They will play either Derry in the All-Ireland Final on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Time and Venue to be confirmed. Peter Hinchliffe, Jack Hannon and Darragh O’Connell travelled to Portlaoise on Saturday with the Kerry U14 squad.

Kerry U14 Team including Abbeydorney players, Jack Hannon, Peter Hinchliffe, Darragh O’Connell

U12 : Our U12 team along with their coaches Gerry Treanor and Tom Fitzmaurice, travelled to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick last Saturday, where they had a wonderful day out playing in the Munster Blitz. Fixture : we will play in Group 2 of the N.K. U12 Blitz in Ballyheigue this Saturday, 28th July @ 10.30am. Also in their group will be Ballyheigue, Causeway and Kilmoyley.

U12 team that travelled to Gaelic Grounds, Limercik to participate in Munster Blitz

U13 : We play Causeway in the first round of the N.K. U13 ‘B’ C’Ship this Tuesday, 24th July @ 6.30pm in Causeway.

U14 : All roads led to Ballyuff on Tuesday last 17th July where Abbeydorney U14s played St Brendans in the U14 North Kerry B championship final.

U14 – N.K. U14 ‘B’ Champions

On a perfect night for hurling the crowd were treated to a top class game of hurling. Abbeydorney started well getting 1-03 on the board in the opening 10 minutes with the goal coming from the youngest player on the field Sonny Ryall. Abbeydorney were resolute in defence with Peter Hinchliffe playing a captain’s role at full back ably assisted by his two teak tough corner backs Cian Lynch an Tomás Walsh.

St Brendan’s continued to press but with Kian Sheehan anchoring the defence at Centre Back, Ruairí Hannafin hurling well at wing back and Jason Brosnan bringing off some great reflex saves in the goals,  Abbeydorney continued to hold  firm.

St Brendans pressure eventually told and they finished the first half strongly leaving the half time scoreline of 3-07 to 1-06 in St Brendans favour.

7 points down playing against the breeze Abbeydorney had a mountain to climb in the second half. Jack Hannon at midfield who was a powerhouse all through drove Abbeydorney forward at the start of the second half. 2 goals from the razor sharp Darragh O’Connell breathed life into the O Dorney challenge.

Damian Hogan powered into the game in the middle of the field, Jamie Stack along with Jack Costello began making inroads in the half forward line as we went score for score with St Brendans. Sam Griffin and Conor Costello continued to defend stoutly for Abbeydorney. With 5 minutes on the clock St Brendans snatched a goal against the run of play leaving 3 points between the sides but this Abbeydorney side would not accept defeat and with one final push and Calum O Sullivan to the fore Abbeydorney hit 1-02 without reply.

2 pulsating minutes of injury time were played before the final whistle was blown. Abbeydorney held out for a famous victory for what was a great all round team effort, special mention to our 2 young substitutes Jody Charles and Luke Fitzmaurice who contributed also to a great hours hurling. St Brendans as ever were gracious in defeat.

Peter Hinchliffe accepted the Todd Nolan Trophy on behalf of a great Abbeydorney team and Jack Hannon was awarded a much-deserved Man of the Match award. A big thank you for all who supported the team on the night with a special thanks to Bill Maunsell who sponsored soft drinks and snacks for the victorious team on their return to the Abbeydorney Clubhouse.

U16 : Co. U16 C’Ship semi-final, takes place this Friday, July 27th -v- Ballyheigue in Kilmoyley @ 630pm.

MINORS : Our Minor team was defeated by C’way/Ballyheigue in Round 3 of the County League played in Abbeydorney on Monday(16th). Final Score : Abbeydorney 1-10 C’way/B’heigue 2-18.

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