Shane Nolan chipped in with 1-3 for the Kingdom. Cathal Noonan/INPHO
League Finals

Kerry hit five first-half goals to claim Hurling League title

There was also Allianz League success for Kildare, Tyrone and Warwickshire.

THE HURLERS OF Kerry, Kildare, Tyrone and Warwickshire are celebrating this evening after their victories in today’s Allianz Hurling League finals.

Kerry are one win away from a place in Division 1B after they recorded a 5-17 to 3-17 win against Westmeath at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, with all five goals for the Kingdom coming in the first-half.

Mickey Boyle scored a brace, in addition to further goals from Shane Nolan, Colm Harty and Keith Carmody, to give Kerry a 5-5 to 1-6 advantage at the halfway point.

Westmeath, for whom Derek McNicholas scored two goals (the other came courtesy of Darragh Clinton), never fully recovered from Kerry’s blistering first-half display, as the Munster side wrapped up a six-point win en route to winning the Division 2B title, which sets them up for a promotion relegation/play-off against Antrim next weekend.

At Cusack Park in Mullingar, Mark Delaney hit eight points for Kildare as they saw off the challenge of Meath to win the Allianz Hurling League Division 2B title on a 0-22 to 0-17 scoreline.

Although there was only a point between the teams at the break, it ended with a third Division 2B final defeat in four years for the Royals, as the Lilywhites finished the campaign with a 100% record.

In the Division 3A decider, which was played in Keady, Tyrone claimed the honours with a defeat of Monaghan by 0-18 to 1-11, while Warwickshire overcame Longford by 1-15 to 2-10 in Ratoath to win the 3B title.

Meanwhile, in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League today, Leitrim were 0-15 to 0-10 winners against Waterford in Carrick-on-Shannon.


Allianz Hurling League Division 2A final
Kerry 5-17 Westmeath 3-17

Allianz Hurling League Division 2B final
Kildare 0-22 Meath 0-17

Allianz Hurling League Division 3A final
Tyrone 0-18 Monaghan 1-11

Allianz Hurling League Division 3B final
Warwickshire 1-15 Longford 2-10

Allianz Football League Division 4
Leitrim 0-15 Waterford 0-10

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