Kilmichael fan­cied to over­come In­nis­carra

The Corkman - - SPORT -

THE most in­ter­est­ing game down for de­ci­sion in Muskerry in the com­ing days is in the Ballincol­lig Credit Union Ju­nior Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship. On Tues­day next, at Clough­duv, last sea­son’s de­feated fi­nal­ists, Kilmichael, will be in ac­tion when they will have In­nis­carra as op­po­nents. These two sides will be avail­ing of their sec­ond chance to ad­vance in Muskerry’s premier hurl­ing com­pe­ti­tion and the game is sure to be com­pet­i­tive. Kilmichael did not per­form well when they lost to Donough­more in their open­ing game so they are hop­ing to dis­play sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment while In­nis­carra could be un­der pres­sure.

The lat­ter had two first round en­coun­ters with Blarney be­fore los­ing nar­rowly in the sec­ond out­ing but they have been weak­ened by the pro­mo­tion of some of their lead­ing fig­ures to in­ter­me­di­ate ac­tion. John O’Brien, Do­minic Kelle­her and An­drew McCarthy all lined out with In­nis­carra in the in­ter­me­di­ate hurl­ing cham­pi­onship. Their ab­sence will be sorely felt on Tues­day next so their re­main­ing panel mem­bers will have to pro­duce some­thing ex­tra to sur­mount the Kilmichael chal­lenge.

In­nis­carra still have good hurlers in their ranks with Ger Burke, Ty­rone O’Re­gan, Liam Ryan and Al­tan O’Con­nell likely to be to the fore­front of their quest for vic­tory. Kilmichael will be ex­pect­ing top class dis­plays from their lead­ing hurlers James O’Leary, John O’Rior­dan, Conor Cotter and Peter Kelle­her and oth­ers who could fig­ure promi­nently for them are Si­mon Fo­ley, Finbarr Dromey and Dar­ragh Fo­ley.

Last week­end in the di­vi­sion saw the sec­ond round games in the Ross Oil Ju­nior Football Cham­pi­onship all get­ting re­sults so the real busi­ness sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion ar­rived on Satur­day when the draw for the re­main­ing rounds of the com­pe­ti­tion took place.

Clon­dro­hid’s vic­tory over Donough­more was the most im­pres­sive in those sec­ond round en­coun­ters while the wins by Ballincol­lig and Dripsey over Cill Na Mar­tra and Eire Og re­spec­tively were very much ex­pected.

Eleven teams re­main in Muskerry’s most ex­cit­ing cham­pi­onship:

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