Boost for hurlers as O’Hehir is named

Kildare U21 hurlers received a great boost this week when star forward, Conor O’Hehir (Naas) was named on the team to take on Kerry in Nenagh, tomorrow Saturdy (25 August) in the All Ireland U21 ‘A’ semi final, which as a 3.30 pm thorw-in

Kildare U21 hurlers received a great boost this week when star forward, Conor O’Hehir (Naas) was named on the team to take on Kerry in Nenagh, tomorrow Saturdy (25 August) in the All Ireland U21 ‘A’ semi final, which as a 3.30 pm thorw-in

Naas man, O’Hehir has been out of action for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury.

Kildare, neverheless, face a big task as Kerry have become somewhat specialists in this competition, winning the last three titles in this grade but nevertheless there is a fair degree of optimism in Kildare that this talented side are more than capable of making it through to the All Irleand final.

The team is led by Naas man Mick Purcell, one of eight playes from the county town team named on the starting line-up

1. Paddy McKenna, Clane

2. Ryan McGrath, Clane

3. Mark Carter, Naas

4. Darach Mac Donnadha, Naas

5. Shane O’Flynn, Celbridge

6. Mick Purcell (capt) Naas

7. Kevin Whelan, Naas

8. Liam McDonagh, Celbridge

9. Martin Fitzgerald, Ardclough

10. Philip Cocoman, Naas

11. Conor Kenny, Celbridge

12. Ross Kelly, Naas

13. Conor O’Hehir, Naas

14. Gerry Keegan, Celbridge

15. Seán Gainey, Naas

Subs: 16. Shane Nolan Maynooth; 17. Seán Christiansen; 18. Ross Bergin Naas; 19. Mark Delaney Coill Dubh; 20. Declan Flaherty Coill Dubh; 21. Fiachra Lohan Maynooth; 22. Fergal Conway Celbridge.