Twelve finals left
More to come on Coiste na nOg front
THE NEW Ross Standard Under-13 championships are now done and dusted, but there’s still plenty up for grabs in the older age-groups in the People Newspapers Coiste na nÓg championships in the next few weeks.
In fact, after last weekend, twelve finals remain, with several of those fixed for this coming week.
There are also numerous semi-finals scheduled, with the Wexford People Minor football Premier last four clashes the pick of them. The action is set to start on Wednesday evening, with two semi-finals down for decision.
The second semi-final in the Wexford People Roinn 2 football championship is scheduled. Bannow-Ballymitty and Kilross Gaels meet in St. Patrick’s Park (7.15 p.m.) in a bid to face Moguegeen Gaels in the final. The New Ross District combination came through a tough semi-final with Monageer-Boolavogue last weekend.
Also on Wednesday, Starlights host Buffers Alley in the Gorey Guardian Under-15 football Premier shield semi-final in Bellefield. The victors will book their place opposite Ballinastragh Gaels in the final, with that game scheduled to take place on Friday, October 19, in St. Patrick’s Park.
There’s a big game down for decision on Thursday too. The first Wexford People Minor football Premier championship semi-final takes place at St. Patrick’s Park (7.15 p.m.) and it pits Na Piarsaigh (HWH-Bunclody and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy) against Gorey kingpins Naomh Eanna.
The first final of the week is scheduled for Friday. It’s St. Anne’s, who beat HWH-Bunclody in a cracking semi-final replay last week (3-9 to 3-6), up against Clúain O’Rahilly’s (Gusserane and Clongeen) in the Gorey Guardian Under-15 football Roinn 1 championship final.
Taghmon plays host to the Enniscorthy Guardian Under-15 hurling Roinn 2 championship final on Saturday (11 a.m.) when Ballyhogue, looking for a memorable end to the season, face Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, impressive victors over Taghmon-Camross in the last four.
At the same venue it’s replay time as Fethard and Glynn-Barntown renew rivalries in the Gorey Guardian Under-15 football Premier championship semi-final.
After their first encounter ended 1-11 each, the game promises to be another cracking clash. The winner will meet Naomh Eanna in the final, and a date and time for that decider has yet to be set.
In the Wexford People Minor football Championship, Cloughbawn have been waiting a while for their final opponents but they finally got them when Our Lady’s Island/St. Fintan’s beat Castletown last weekend. The final is scheduled for Saturday but the venue and time had not been confirmed at the time of writing.
Both Shelmaliers and Starlights should know their potential Wexford People Minor football Premier championship opponent before they meet in their semi-final on Sunday in St. Patrick’s Park (11 a.m.).
St. James’ lost to hosts Oylegate-Glenbrien on Saturday, with the victors advancing to the Gorey Guardian Under-15 football Roinn 1 shield final opposite Our Lady’s Island/St. Fintan’s. That decider is pencilled in for Sunday morning, with a venue and throw-in time yet to be decided.
The Rapparees players who made a huge contribution to a memorable Wexford People Minor hurling Premier final on Saturday.
Richard Lawlor scoring a goal for Faythe Harriers in their Wexford People Minor hurling Premier championship final success.