Kerry County Hurling 2017 Apr 18, 2017 22:16:14 GMT
Post by mossie on Apr 18, 2017 22:16:14 GMT
I might be wrong but i find it hard to believe fellas from South Kerry were even asked. Would any of the mangers from the last few years even know there was hurlers in SOuth Kerry? This year there are 4 clubs from South Kerry playing Intermediate so could be time to have a look at them.
Much like in football people will say they are good enough etc but how do we know they aren't if they dont actually get a chance?
With Kenmare gone from the district team this year they wont be anywhere near as good as they were in 2016, meaning hurling might get a better look in this season.
The Kerry minor hurling panels have had plenty of players from Tralee, Killarney, Kenmare and Kilgarvan in recent years, the under 21 panel had a Dingle player last year and previous years. One of the selectors on the senior panel now was with these minor and under 21 teams so I doubt any talent from the South is being ignored or the selectors are blissfully unaware of talent in South Kerry. Mike Milner from Dr Crokes was on the senior in 2016.
I would be surprised and indeed disappointed if some players from South Kerry were not asked. Some of those with the most potential are also very talented footballers.
In the early 1990s when Kerry were strongest in hurling the squad had great representation from South Kerry - The Foley's from Kilgarvan, Mike Shea and Seamus McIntyre from Kenmare, Martin McKivergan Tralee, Seanie Shea Crokes, Gerry Sullivan Firies all players that were in and around the starting 15. Back then though there were 3 teams from South Kerry in the senior championship. Now there is none.