May Activity continues

Post date: May 13, 2014 6:24:55 PM

May tends to be a busy month with Grades coming to the business end and others kicking off.

For a short update on the U12 day at the Festival of Hurling on May Bank Holiday click here

Our Intermediate team were successful in organising some friendly action over last weekend while other teams took part in the second (losers) round. On Friday night it was a long trip to Clonfert, to another team who had first round success, Meelick Eyrecourt. A competitive match saw the sides finish level although Chris Hurney had a goal harshly disallowed. Pat Lydon continued his return from injury while Niall Mannion made his first steps on his way back to full fitness. On Sunday it was altitude training in Kilaneena, Co Clare, which is even higher than Slievaneena, where a reduced selection recorded a comfortable 2-18 to 0-08 point win over the home side.

Meanwhile, a panel of 26 Minors headed away to Killimordaly for their Championship game on Wednesday night (May 7th). However with both sides ready for action, the game failed to go ahead as no referee turned up. On contacting the referee, one of our better referees, it emerged he was at work and had no knowlege or notification of the game. This is the second instance this year with Ballygar making an equally fruitless journey to Baile Doite. Carnmore come to Baile Doite this Wednesday in the next round and Murt Folan is up to speed and will be there whistle at the ready.

On Thursday night the U16 had a week free from competition according to the fixture schedule but on the Bank Holiday Monday the Ballygar game was re-scheduled for that date, again in Baile Doite. Ballygar were understandably not impressed at the short notice, particularly as their first knowledge was on Tuesday. The game will now go ahead on June 24th. The U16s days after the Minor game will face Carnmore next Monday (May 19th) but in Carnmore.

Last night our U12s who are playing in the top tier of their Championship lost narrowly away to Athenry on a score of 1-06 to 1-04 on a pitch heavy from the day's downpours. In competition, the 12s are two and two so far two wins against two losses. Home advantage seems to be a big factor in underage competitions as the team is unbeaten at home and winless away with the exception of a friendly outing to Craughwell.

The final table in the U14 B Championship (see table and report) saw Mágh Cuilinn joint first on points but with that one point win last month shading it for Gort on the basis of the head to head. This means Mágh Cuilinn rejoin battle with Tommie Larkins in the semifinal just as they did in the Justin Cheevers Cup a fortnight ago. The game is scheduled for this Thursday evening in Craughwell at 7.30pm

The Junior team are out on Saturday in Ballyloughane against Kilconieron at 7pm in the first group game of the Junior B Championship.