Junior league off to a healthy start
MICK HAGAN was quite pleased with the start up to the Junior hurling league with five out of the six matches going ahead as scheduled.
Shillelagh, who would be newcomers, did not travel to play Bray Emmets because of a mix-up with the date but gave due notice. No problems to report from any other venue.
This has the potential to become once again the best run hurling competition in the county. Each team is guaranteed at least 13 matches that is 12 in the league and at least one knock out match after that. The great thing is that there are no losers.
When the league ends the top teams go in to the ' A' champiionship; The next group into Junior B and the rest into Junior C.
That is the Hagan master plan and it would take some beating. All that is needed to make it an outstanding success once again is that every club fulfil all their fixtures - and that has been the experience in recent years. Some of the details - St Patricks 2-11; Glenealy 1-9 Hurling is picking up strongly in Wicklow Town again in both Senior and Junior at the moment. The Juniors made a winning start in the League/Championship on Wednesday with a good win over Glenealy at Glenealy.
Jack Montgomery was the top scorer for the town side with 1-3; Denis (Ta) O'Brien got the other goal with George O'Brien (0-3), Conor Fahy (0-2) and Robin Mooney sharing the other points.
Ryan Devlin was the top scorer for Glenealy with 1-3; Aaron Meade scored 0-6 and was one of the stars; Declan Doyle was also outstanding. Kiltegan 3-13; Kilmac/Enniskerry 1-5 Kiltegan also got off to a good start in the new season JHL on Wednesday at Enniskerry.
A goal by Michael Barry and a point by Luke Byrne sent the Carlow Border side on their way. They led by 2-7 to 04 at half time and stayed fairly much in control. Goals by Seanie Germain and Darren Hobson sealed victory.
Scorers - D. Hobson 2- 4; Seanie Germaine 1-2; Michael Barry 1-0; Luke Byrne 0-2; Padraig Keogh, Seamus Coogan, Kevin Byrne, Dan Kearney and Mark Pierce 0-1 each. Important notice After next week any club playing in either Division 4 football or Junior hurling that wants to see their matches get a mention in the paper are asked to ring or email in the brief details to the number below on the night of the match or the next day.
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