Two South J.J. Kavanagh & Sons U-21 Hurling Finals In the South U-21 B Hurling Final in Piltown on Saturday at 2p.m. Kilmacow will be endeavouring to capture the Southern B title at the third time of asking against Dunnamaggin, having been in the two previous finals with John Lockes & Piltown respectively, both subsequent county championship winners. The Suirsiders will be firm favourites following their epic and deserved win over Carrickshock, having been left off the hook when a last minute free went wide. In extra time they ensured their place in the final on a very impressive score line, 0-28 to 3-16. In the other semi-final Dunnamaggin displayed tremendous tenacity and great flair against Tullogher Rosbercon. Trailing by two points in the final minutes, they engineered a great goal followed by an insurance point. These two talented sides should provide their followers and patrons with plenty of excitement and high levels of skill if they reach the heights of their semi-final performances.
Referee: Raymond Byrne
The Shield U-21 B Hurling final in Bennettsbridge at 2 p.m. on Saturday will be a history making occasion as Galmoy/Windgap combination will take on St. Fiacres, made up of players from Black & Whites and Graiguenamanagh. It is an important final for the development of future players in both clubs. All four clubs are no strangers to success at adult county level and this should be a very interesting and hard fought encounter. Galmoy/Windgap impressed despite losing to Carrickshock. St. Fiacres big win over Slieverue would seem to indicate that they should have made a far greater impact in the championship itself and will be favourites to win, having lost to Carrickshock in last year’s inaugural U-21 Shield final.
Referee: Dominic Connolly