Kilmichael fancied to overcome Inniscarra
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: