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Kerry Record First Ever Senior Hurling Victory Over Tipperary

Kerry Record First Ever Senior Hurling Victory Over Tipperary

Hurling history was made this afternoon in Tralee as Kerry defeated Tipperary 0-17 to 0-14 in the first round of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup quarter-final. It's believed to be Kerry's first senior hurling win over Tipp.

Sure, it's the eighth day of January and it was only a preseason fixture against a depleted Tipp side, but it's still a massive result for Kerry hurling. The Kingdom themselves were without some of their best players as Kilmoyley are set to take on Courcey Rangers in the Munster intermediate hurling final tomorrow.

Shane Conway scored nine points in victory for the Kingdom.

It was Stephen Molumphy's first match managing Kerry, and the result bodes well for the Waterford man's reign.

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The reward for such monumental victory is a date with two-time defending All-Ireland champions Limerick next weekend.

It's not an ideal start to life as Tipperary manager for Colm Bonnar. He'll obviously be bringing in a host of household names for the National League but given the very large shoes he's filling, Bonnar would have been hoped for much more from this match. He also lost Willie Connors to a serious-sounding injury in the second half.

The result had some people pining for other famous Kerry hurling results.

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Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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