Ju­nior league off to a healthy start

Bray People - - SPORT -

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.

Phone: 087 6907589 or email: pe­terkeogh­gaa@gmail.com.

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