Dicksboro completed the four in a row in the Paddy Grace Roinn A Feile Final which ensures their passage to the tournament in Cork. The first semi final saw a repeat of last years U-13 A county final in what proved to be a top class affair with the bigger goals not making difference to either sides intentions. Graigue Ballycallan's ability to get goals ultimately proved to be the difference between the sides as they held on for a 3-3 to 1-6 victory despite late pressure from the village men. O'Loughlin Gaels were determined in their efforts of stopping Dicksboro in semi final two. A late flurry of scores from the palmerstown outfit saw them into the final on a score line of a 2-4 to 2-1. In the final itself Mickey Stynes lead an impressive rearguard action as they managed to keep the Ballycallan men away from goal despite Aaron McEvoy & co's best efforts and the end the four in a row was completed on a impressive score line of 2-3 to 0-4.
Dicksboro: Tom O Neill, Harry Cummins ,Christy treacy Murphy, Max Doyle, James cleere , Mickey stynes, Nathan pollard, Brian Moore, Ross Doyle, Billy Fitzpatrick, Tom Mcphilips, James Brennan Smyth, Josh quirk Dugan, Killian dollard, Mark cleere, David Fitzpatrick, Joey Dalton, Evan Murphy, Adam Hayes, Enda Kavanagh, Ryan Butle, Ruairi McEvoy, Mark mcphilips, Ryan Gorman, Marcus Trait, Hugh Greany, David Sheppard, Kyrollos Merhem
Graigue Ballycallan: Sean McGrath, Dean O’Brien, Sean Roberts, Aidan Cahill, Ben Young, Billy O’Neill, Pat Purcell, Jeff Neary, Ryan Cody, Martin Brennan, James Casey, Ryan Corcoran, Jake O’Brien, Aaron McEvoy, James Brennan, Elliot Teehan, Ciaran Murphy, Cillian Hoyne, Aidan Comerford, Tony Butler, Paidi Egan, James O’Hallaron, Shane Cody, Frank McCluskey, Robbie Tector
O'Loughlin Gaels: Michael Lambert, CJ McChemcheucheu, Brandon Wall, Eoghan O'Brien, Tadhg Crowley, Ruaidhrí Galwey, Fionn Lawlor, Evan Burke, Greg Kelly, Luke Hanrahan, Oresras Balsys, Eoghan Bennett, Darragh Powell, Aaron Maher,Luke Quigley, Kevin Waldron, Josh Hynes, Harry Roberts, Kieran Delaney, Joe Bolger, Conor Daly, Owen McKenna, Evan Maher, David Butler, Daniel Byrne, Ruarc Sweeney, Daniel Briers,Jack Johnson.
James Stephens: Daniel Power, Jack Noonan, Oisin Bateman, liam Holohan, Eamon Lauhoff, Sean Bergin, Bill Whelan, Ruairi Harrison, Stephen Power Kellet, Stephen Manogue, Bill Young, Ed McDermott, Jacob Breslin, Noah Minogue, Sean Casey, Billy O'Sullivan, Joe Cleary, Sam Larkin, Darragh Lawlor, Andy Murphy, Sean Deely, Harry Lanigan, Jamie Peters, Joe Greene.
Refs: Sean McMahon (Erins Own) & Peter Bourke (Emeralds)
Roinn B & Roinn C
The Roinn B element of the competition in Thomastown proved to be every bit as absorbing but the form of the U-13 Championship was franked with Clara coming out on top in the first Semi final where late goals prove to be the difference against Bennetsbridge. Thomastown & Rower Inistioge clashed in the second semi final. This was a real top class affair with the homeside holding on for a fine win 1-4 to 0-6.
The final proved to be an equally hard fought affair and it took extra time for Clara to emerge victorious 0-5 to 0-4. Let the score line kid you not but this game was high on skill and endeavour. Clara hosted the Roinn C finals & St Patrick's took on Mullinavat in the final after semi final wins over Graignamangh & Tullaroan respectively. In what was a turn up for the books the 'Vat men had a comfortable victory over St Patrick's to book their place on Cork.
The Feile Peil takes place this weekend where teams will be competiting for the right to represent Kilkenny at the national finals. Dicksboro will be looking to put back to victories on the board after this week's endeavours whilst the B competition is usually hotly contested.
Two league finals are down for decision this week with Erins Own playing Tullogher Rosbercon in the Roinn B final in Bennetsbridge at 6.30pm Wednesday(today). The C decider on Thursday night sees Dicksboro B taking on Danesfort in Larchfield at 6.30pm.
Minor & U-15 Hurling leagues kick off The Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor leagues kick off this weekend with a number of great games lined up. Probably two games to keep an eye will be the clash of the two champions from last year in Mooncoin versus Thomastown which will be a intriguing match whilst James Stephens & O'Loughlin Gaels clash also in a All city derby. On Monday sees the Duggan Steel U-15 Hurling leagues start and one game which will be sure to entertain is the clash of Carrickshock & Conahy Shamrocks in Jenkinstown with the two sides well matched when they last met. Get Outlook for iOS