It has been a busy few weeks for camogie in Kerry. Our u16 county team began their All Ireland championship campaign under the management of Mike Enright, Sarah Leahy and Eimear O Mahony. The u16's made the trip to Birr to begin their campaign against Cavan. Unfortunately Kerry lost the game on a score of Kerry 3-2 to Cavan's 4-15. Next up Kerry played Armagh again in Birr. This was a tough game for Kerry against an excellent Armagh team who were physically that bit stronger than Kerry, the final score was Kerry 1-4 Armagh 6-18. This Sunday the 17th of July Kerry travel to Athy to play Kildare at 2:30pm in their 3rd group game.
On the senior front Kerry have continued their Premier Junior campaign. On the 26th of July Kerry made the trip to Parnells GAA club in Dublin to play Dublin in their second group game. In a fantastic game of camogie Kerry showed great heart and no little skill to defeat Dublin on a score of Kerry 0-12 Dublin 0-11. This was a fantastic performance by the whole squad and great credit must also go to the management team of Pete Young, Gary O Brien and Stephen Goggin to enable the players to deliver such a performance. Last Sunday Kerry made the long trip to Ballymacnab to take on Armagh. Armagh have been having a great year and are currently undefeated in both league and championship also Capturing the Div 3 National League title. Kerry were under no illusions as to how difficult an assignment this would be. With the step up to Premier Junior this year preparations have also had to improve and the county board have not been found wanting. With the huge fundraising efforts carried out by the Kerry Camogie Board the squad and management were able to travel up the day before and stay overnight. This allowed the team to take to the field fresh and give the best account of themselves. This the girls duly did and in a seesaw battle which was only decided in the last 10 mins Armagh just came out on top on a scoreline of Armagh 2-13 to Kerry's 1-10. Next up for the seniors will be Westmeath in Abbeydorney this Sunday the 17th at 2:30pm.