REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Can Take Heart From Second Half Performance

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Mike O’Halloran was in the Gaelic Grounds to see Kerry take on Limerick today in the ┬áMunster Senior Hurling League…

Limerick 3-19

Kerry 1-15

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Another great second half display by Kerry hurlers of this Munster Hurling League game played in freezing conditions in the Gaelic Grounds.

It did not look great fro Kerry at the end of the first half when they trailed by 3-11 to 0-3.

Limerick seemed to have it easy in the first half with Kerry finding it hard to get to grips with the game, of course they weren’t helped by the withdrawal of four starters, namely Darren Dineen, Niall O’Mahony, Shane Nolan and Daithi Griffin who was excellent last week.

Kerry had their first score after two minutes when Padraig Boyle pointed a free, it was eighteen minutes later before their next score again from the stick of Boyle, in the meantime Limerick had added 1-6 Seamus Flanagan batting to the net for Limerick’s first goal.

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Daniel Collins pointed on 31 minutes after great work from Shane Conway, by then Limerick had added two further goals a second from Seamus Flanagan and the other from Barry Nash.

Aaron Gillane and Nash added a point each before the break to leave the halftime score Limerick 3-11 Kerry 0-3.

Aaron Gillane had the opening score of the second half Padraig Boyle replied with a point from play, Nash replied for Limerick.

Kerry had four unanswered points from Boyle 2, Jordan Conway and Daniel O’Carroll a point each to leave the score at that stage Kerry 0-8 Limerick 3-13 with 47 minutes on the timepiece.

The Kerry panel. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Jason Diggins found Daniel Collins who pointed, on 59 minutes Padraig Boyle struck a free which was taken over the goal line by a Limerick defender, 1-11 now to 3-15.

By the 68th minute Kerry had made it 3-16 to 1.14 with points from Padraig Boyle two and Brandon Barrett one.

Limerick added three more before the end, Padraig Boyle had the second last score of the game, with Barry Nash having the last entry on the scoreboard.

Kerry will take heart from winning the second half both in scoring terms and in general play.
They can look forward to the challenge presented by Cork next Sunday at home in Tralee, please come along to support them.

The final of the competition will take place between Clare and Limerick. Scroll down for photos…

Kerry Team;
Stephen Murphy, Dougie Fitzell(Daithi Griffin), Bryan Murphy, Sean Weir (Niall O’Mahony) Brendan O’Leary (James O’Connor), John Buckley, Jason Diggins, Jack Goulding (Philip Lucid), Daniel Collins (0.02), Brandon Barrett (0.01) Daniel Carroll (0.01), Shane Conway, Padraig Boyle (1.10), Colum Harty, Jordan Conway (0.01) (Paudie Quille)

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

 

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