Ballyduff remain in control
KERRY SHC FINAL: Ballyduff 1-15 Lixnaw 1-9:BALLYDUFF HAVE completed another three-in-a-row, capturing their 24th title after seeing off a spirited Lixnaw side in a very disappointing final in Tralee.
Ballyduff, always held the upper hand, thanks to their watertight defence, superbly led by fullback Liam Boyle, while Paud Costello won enough ball at midfield to keep the winners attack supplied with enough ball to finish strongly.
BALLYDUFF:P J OGorman; D OGrady, L Boyle, J Bowler; A OConnor, P OGrady, D Goulding; M OConnor, P Costello; M Boyle (0-3), G OBrien, B OGrady; P Boyle (0-1), A Boyle (1-1), B OSullivan 0-8 (0-5 frees. 0-1 65). Subs: T ORourke (0-2) for M OConnor (36), P J Connelly for G OBrien (43).
LIXNAW:M Stackpoole; D McCarthy, P Corridan, M Corridan; R Galvin, T McKenna, C Fitzmaurice; J Griffin, F Fitzmaurice; R Heffernan (0-8 frees), E Galvin, C OBrien; C Fitzmaurice, S Power, J Flaherty (0-1). Subs: M Conway (1-0) for E Galvin (36), G Hogan for S Power (54).