The Kerry minors maintained their record 29-game unbeaten run with their fantastic last gasp win over Monaghan in the All-Ireland Minor Semi-Final in Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry’s unbeaten run stretches back five years to their 2013 All-Ireland Quarter-Final defeat to Tyrone.
This is also the longest unbeaten run in championship history. The Dublin senior football team who are chasing a four-in-a-row are currently on a 27-game unbeaten run. While Dublin will be seeking a four-in-a-row on All-Ireland Final Day against Tyrone the Kerry minors will be attempting to go one better and capture a historic five-in-a-row.
County Board Chairman Tim Murphy informed delegates at Tuesday night’s County Board meeting in Tralee that he was proposing that a four-man selection committee to pick the new Kerry senior manager consist of: County Secretary Peter Twiss, the Chairman himself, Development Officer Eamonn Whelan and Coaching Officer Terrence Houlihan.
It is hoped that the new Kerry senior football manager will be named and ratified along with his management committee, at the County Committee meeting on Monday night October 8th.
Tim Murphy also invited clubs to put forward names of potential candidates for both the manager’s job and names they might like to see on the new management team. The clubs will be asked to email suggestions to the county secretary within a timeframe of the next two weeks.
The chairman also announced that he was bringing forward a meeting he was intending to hold in October, which would involve all club chairmen and secretaries being invited to Tralee to discuss all matters football and hurling with the county secretary and himself.
An injury-time winner from Joseph McElligott sent Kilmoyley into this year’s Garvey’s SuperValu County Senior Hurling Championship Final where they will meet Lixnaw.
It was a close-run thing.
Kilmoyley had the better of the first period and went in two points to the good at the break.
Champions Ballyduff reeled off a string of points early in the second half but the spark that ignited last year to defeat Lixnaw, was missing.
Maybe, like the Galway hurlers, it’s getting harder to win back-to-back titles. But if they ever needed motivation, it should have been against their nearest rivals in the Kerry all-time list.