ST. BRENDAN’S HURLING CLUB: St. Brendan’s Minor hurlers are one of the nominated good causes for the Tesco Community Fund which has begun at Tesco, Manor West Shopping Centre, Tralee. For a limited time the minor hurlers can be supported by dropping the blue disc (which is given to shoppers in Tesco) into the designated slot. All support is appreciated. RIP : The death took place place recently of Des Mansfield, formely of Walnut Grove. Ardfert. Des was a former member of St. Brendan’s Hurling Club & served as Secretary of the Juvenile Club for a number of years. He was buried in Laois. The death has also occurred of Mrs. Emer O’Sullivan (nee Hutchinson) Killeacle and Brandonwell, Ardfert, formerly of Ashe Street, Tralee, wife of former hurler Timmy & sister in law of former player & selector John O Sullivan, Ardfert Village. RIP. KERRY HURLING: Last Sunday was a history making day for the Kerry Senior hurlers who defied the odds and defeated The Faithful County of Offaly 2-18 to 2-17. In a nail biting finish they held out to claim a second win in the Allianz Hurling Div. 1B League. They must now face Laois again in a playoff relegation battle on the weekend of April 2/3rd at a Kerry venue. St. Brendan’s were represented by John Egan (15) who scored 1-10 and Darren Dineen (6) who was rock solid at centre back. Our congratulations to all the panel and management. A notable feature in Birr last Sunday were the hundreds of children of all ages who took to the filed at half time to have a puck around, all who came to the game with a hurley. While the Kerry seniors got all the attention the Kerry minor hurlers played at 11am last Sunday morning in Errill Co. Laois, where they took on Laois in the Leinster League. It was a very tough physical encounter and Laois dominated in all positions but Kerry never gave up trying but lost heavily 6-18 to 3-8. They all travelled to Birr after their game to cheer on the seniors and hopefully their day will come too. St. Brendan’s were represented by Eric Leen, Shane O Mahony and Padraig O Mahony.
Local notes 20/3/16