Joe McDonagh Final – Antrim vs Kerry

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Joe McDonagh Hurling Final – Antrim vs Kerry – Preview, Stats and Starting Team

Antrim lost a game (to Kerry) in ‘Round Robin’ – by then they had coiled for the final.

Kerry lost two games (near Down and Offalle) but finished in the final with a scoring difference after finishing six points alongside Carlo and Offalle.

The winners will play Cork in the All-Ireland Preliminary Quarter Finals; The losers will play Wexford.

Winning Saturday will ensure Antrim’s place in next year’s Leinster Championships. If Kerry wins, they will face Tipperary in the play-offs to decide who will play in the Munster Championship.

Antrim vs. Kerry
They met for the second time in three seasons at the Joe McDonagh Cup, winning Antrim in 2020 (0-22 to 1-17). Kerio lost to Westmeath in last year’s final (2-28 to 1-24).
How they got to the final – Antrim
Antrim 3-22 Offly 2-24 Antrim 6-22 Down 3-16 Antrim 2-22 Carlo 1-22 Antrim 7-29 Meth 3-14 Kerry 0-29 Antrim 2-21

Top Scorer – ANTRIM
Connor Johnson ……………… .1-31 (0-25 free, 0-1 ’65’) Connor Johnson ……………… .3-4
Ciaran Clark ……………… .2-6 (1-0 pen)
Sean Elliot ……………… .2-5 (0-1 s / l)
How they got to the final – Kerry
Down 1-19 Carey 0-18 Carey 3-21 Carlo 0-15 Carey 6-25 Meth 0-13 Offly 4-23 Carey 2-28 Carey 0-29 Antrim 2-21

Top scorer – Kerry
Padreg Boyle …………… 1-53 (0-41 fr, 0-5 ’65s’) Shane Conway 3 -3-22 (0-12 fr, 0-1 s / l) Maurice O’Connor ..4-0
Fionan McKessie ……… ..0-12

Team News

Friday evening

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