Glynn-Barn­town se­cure vi­tal win in Mi­nor bat­tle

Gorey Guardian - - SPORT -

THE WEX­FORD Peo­ple Mi­nor foot­ball cham­pi­onships moved just a lit­tle fur­ther along last week af­ter the bulk of the fix­tures were post­poned due to the county Un­der-17 side be­ing in ac­tion against Car­low on Tues­day.

A cou­ple of im­por­tant games went ahead in Roinn 1B where the con­ges­tion at the top of the ta­ble is no closer to re­solv­ing it­self.

Black­wa­ter were able to get the bet­ter of Castle­town in Tom­a­hely to move joint top of the ta­ble with in­ac­tive Bal­ly­hogue.

There was an even more im­por­tant game down for de­ci­sion in Kil­lurin where Glynn-Barn­town took a crit­i­cal vic­tory against Clough­bawn in the bat­tle for quar­ter-fi­nal places.

The loss doesn’t take the Castle­boro side’s des­tiny out of their own hands but they are go­ing to have to qual­ity the hard way, by get­ting re­sults against high-fly­ing Bal­ly­hogue and Cross­abeg-Bal­ly­murn.

The draw in our fea­ture game be­tween Hol­low Rovers and Réalt na Mara was a de­cent re­sult for both sides.

Mon­ageer-Boolavogue are into the quar­ter-fi­nals af­ter a walkover against Sham­rocks. Kil­rush beat Craanford to keep their hopes alive, and they will look for Buf­fers Al­ley to fail in both their re­main­ing fix­tures so they can nip in and snag a knock­out spot in Roinn 2.

Mean­while, over in Group B, Kil­ross Gaels were al­ready se­cure in the last eight but they didn’t let that stop them from pick­ing up an­other win.

This time it was 4-10 to 2-14 against Moguegeen Gaels, who should make the knock­outs with vic­tory over a Geral­dine O’Han­ra­hans side which hasn’t fielded in the cham­pi­onship yet.

Both Duf­fry Rovers and Ban­now-Bal­lymitty had al­ready qual­i­fied for the New Ross Stan­dard Un­der-13 foot­ball Divi­sion 2 cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nals so they played off their con­clud­ing game in the round-robin stages dur­ing the week.

The Cool­ree side have been sen­sa­tional all sea­son long and there was no stop­ping them in this game ei­ther. A 3-14 to 4-6 win means they will play the bot­tom-placed fin­isher from Divi­sion 1 in the quar­ter-fi­nals, while Ban­now-Bal­lymitty with face the team in sev­enth po­si­tion.

Be­cause there is a ninth team in Divi­sion 4, there was an ex­tra round of fix­tures that needed to be slot­ted in to last week.

There is still no halt­ing the top two, as Bal­ly­hogue got a walkover from Gusser­ane while St. Mary’s beat St. Joseph’s. Maudlin­town did their hopes of a top four fin­ish the world of good with vic­tory over the Geraldines.

There are some very in­ter­est­ing games ahead in Divi­sion 5 of the New Ross Stan­dard Un­der-13 hurl­ing cham­pi­onship.

Clonee kept their hopes of nab­bing top spot alive with vic­tory over Naomh Eanna ‘B’, but their chances might hinge on who wins this week when the un­beaten duo, Clongeen and Our Lady’s Is­land/ St. Fin­tan’s, meet.

The big game in the En­nis­cor­thy Guardian Un­der-15 hurl­ing Pre­mier cham­pi­onship saw Naomh Eanna travel to Pierces­town and come away with the spoils.

The Gorey boys have now won all four of their games so far, af­ter beat­ing St. Martin’s by 2-16 to 0-8.

While Gorey and Glynn-Barn­town are favourites for the top two spots, the bat­tle for quar­ter-fi­nal places for those fin­ish­ing third to sixth is re­ally heat­ing up.

Faythe Har­ri­ers and HWH-Bun­clody both picked up their first wins of the sea­son last week and are now right in the mix to qual­ify.

The most in­cred­i­ble anomaly has oc­curred in Roinn 1A where af­ter just four games the four quar­ter-fi­nal­ists are al­ready con­firmed.

That’s be­cause wins for David­stown-Court­nacuddy, Ou­lart-The Bal­lagh, Black­wa­ter and Mon­ageer-Boolavogue means that all four have won their four games to date.

On the other hand, the losers of those ties, Ferns St. Ai­dan’s, Duf­fry Rovers, Askamore and Craanford, have lost all four of their games and will have to set­tle for a place in the shield, re­gard­less of the re­sults in the fi­nal three fix­tures.

Things are a lit­tle more com­plex in Roinn 1B where the top two, un­beaten sides Rath­nure and Shel­maliers, met in Hol­ly­mount on Thurs­day. Win­ning by 7-6 to 3-10, the vis­i­tors went back home with the spoils and sit con­fi­dently at the top of the ta­ble.

As well as the top two, Horeswood are clos­ing in on a quar­ter-fi­nal spot.

They fired 8-25 past neigh­bours St. James’ to move on to three wins from four games. The last spot is des­tined to be tight, with ei­ther the Rams­grange club or Oyle­gate-Glen­brien the most likely to take the po­si­tion.

A walkover for Bal­ly­gar­rett has them mov­ing to­wards a last eight spot in Roinn 2.

They lead Group A af­ter that win, while Bal­li­nas­tragh Gaels got them­selves back into the reck­on­ing with a classy win against St. Pa­trick’s.

Tagh­mon-Cam­ross are out on top of Group B af­ter a hard-earned vic­tory against Kil­more.

Clúain O’Rahilly’s are also un­beaten af­ter get­ting a walkover off the with­drawn Ban­now-Bal­lymitty, while Rath­garogue-Cushin­stown and St. Mary’s (Ross­lare) also picked up wins.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.