The replay of the Duggan Steel U-15 Roinn B first round game saw Tullaroan make no mistake as Gearoid Dunne led the Piltown defense on a merry dance to a 2-21 to 1-8 win.
In the Duggan Steel U-13 Roinn A Championship O’Loughlin Gaels ability to wave the green flag proved vital in their win over Young Irelands 6-6 to 3-7.
The u-13B Championship quarterfinal encounter between Piltown and Tullogher Rosbercon took place in Piltown last Friday evening.
Piltown meant business right from the start and raised the green flag within 30 seconds of throw-in. Piltown continued as they started and dominated all over the pitch with some great displays of hurling. HT score Piltown 3-9 Tullogher Rosbercon 1-5.
Tullogher Rosbercon tapped over the first point in the second half but Piltown then took control and built on their great performance of the first half. Despite a valiant effort from the Tullogher Rosbercon boys, Piltown emerged victorious and were deserving of their comprehensive win. FT score Piltown 6-14 Tullogher Rosbercon 1-8.
A draw in the quater final of the duggan steel U13 roinn B championship between St Martins & Galmoy/Windgap in Muckalee. 1st half scores from St Martins saw all the scores from placed balls by Jack Coogan, 3 frees and 2 45’s whilst Conor Doyle bagged the major for Galmoy Windgap with points from Niall Drennan to level it level at half time 0-5 to 1-2. An explosive second half performance from both sides saw Doyle land a rapid goal to rock the home side and a goal from Patrick Coughlan brought ‘Martins back into the game to set up a thrilling finale where Doyle landed an injury time goal to leave us looking forward to the replay. Final score 1-14 to 3-11.
In Canon Kearns Park Erin’s Own had too much fire power for a gallant Mooncoin where James Coogan & Conor Brophy largely bossed proceedings and proved to be physically ahead of the opposition. The final quarter final saw Dunnamaggin get the better of John Locke’s.
The Roinn C Championship proved to be as competitive as ever with St Patrick’s getting the better of Barrow Rangers 2-12 to 2-4. There was also wins for Emeralds & Fenians respectively.
Even though there has being a number of league games down for decision in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor leagues the real stuff kicks off this Sunday with the start of the the championship.
In Minor A defending champions Mooncoin put their title on the line when they travel to Thomastown. They clashed in the league and Mooncoin held on for a narrow win. It’ll be as tight on Sunday and both sides will fancy their chances.
As usual Roinn B is a minefield with any one of the sides capable of beating each other. The plumb first round tie will be the clash of Erin’s Own & Tullaroan and the home side will be expected to account for the men in the sash. Carrickshock who have had some very impressive results in the league will hope to continue the run away to St Lachtains. Conahy Shamrocks will have it all to do to defeat Graigue Ballycallan who have being the shining light of under age for the lady number of years.
Young Irelands will be expected to account for Dicksboro B. Killian Carey, Tommy Phelan & Conor Fitzpatrick will be key men for the Gowran outfit. In the final game St Martins & Graignamanagh clash in Coon in what will be an even enough clash.
In the third tier Emeralds will be expected to take account of their near neighbors Fenians with 6 inter county hurlers in their ranks whilst the other game of note is the young Clara outfit who might just sneak the win against Barrow Rangers.