Last Wednesday lunchtime one of Kerry’s greatest ever defenders announced his retirement with this statement.
Today, I announce my retirement from the Kerry Senior Football Team. It has been 16 years since I first became a member of the Kerry Senior Panel and now I feel it is the right time for me, my family and Kerry to hang up my boots.
At the Tom Healy Park in Abbeydorney on Saturday evening last the U21 hurlers of Lixnaw and St Brendans served up an entertaining contest in the final of the Acorn Life County u21 Hurling Championship before a good attendance in ideal conditions.
Lixnaw lined out as selected while Jack Savage and Padraig Kearney came into the Ardfert side from the off. Eric Leen pointed St Brendans ahead inside the first minute from a free but John Buckley levelled matters soon after from play.
A great point from left half back, David Culloty, three minutes into added time gave Tralee club side Na Gaeil a hard earned draw against 13-man Glenbeigh/Glencar in the Castleisland Mart Sponsored County Junior Premier Football Final played in trying conditions in Fitzgerald Stadium on last Sunday.
This eagerly awaited final, though, fell far short of pre-match expectations.
The poor weather conditions were partly to blame particularly as the first half was played under a steady fall of rain but conditions for the second half were much improved.