North Tipp GAA News for October 27th
By Liam Hogan PRO
Watch Centre Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final 2013
Templederry and Ballina will battle it out in the 32nd Junior B Hurling championship next Saturday 2nd November with Lacken Park, Newport as the venue. The throw in is at 2.30pm Templederry hope to claim their fifth title having won the Dan Gleeson cup in 1984, ‘96, ’02 and ’09. Winning the Dan Gleeson Cup makes it all the sweeter for Templederry as Dan Gleeson was once chairman of the club and a leading club administrator. They reached the final with group wins over Toomevara and Borrisokane while losing to Silvermines. As a result they were involved in a three way play off along with Toomevara and Silvermines. The first tie saw them paired with Silvermines and they survived by five points. Their place in the semi final was against Newport which they won by eight points.
Their opponents Ballina won their sole title in 2008 and their journey to this year’s decider has seen them unbeaten so far. They accounted for Newport, Nenagh Eire Og before sharing the points with Portroe thus earning first place in the group stage. Silvermines were their semi final opponents but Ballina won by fifteen points The final will give Templederry their first piece of silverware this year which is in direct contrast to Ballina who are on a roller coaster year having collected a North and county double in Minor and Intermediate hurling. Anthony Sherlock will be the match referee. The final is a repeat of the 2002 decider when Templederry won by 1-8 to 0-7.
Path To the Final
Defeated Toomevara 3-12 to 0-12
Lost to Silvermines 2-14 to 1-15
Rec walkover against Borrisokane
Defeated Silvermines 4-14 to 2-15
Defeated Newport 2-15 to 1-10
Total for 11-55 against 4-52
Defeated Newport 3-16 to 2-9
Defeated Nenagh E Og 4-22 to 1-9
Drew with Portroe 2-6 to 0-12
Defeated Silvermines 3-18 to 2-6
Total for 12-62 against 5-36
North Junior B Hurling Roll Of Honour
Fourteen clubs have won the Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior B Hurling final. Toomevara lead the way with 6 titles. Templederry come next with 4 followed by Newport, Portroe and Burgess on 3 each. Kildangan, Nenagh Eire Og and Borrisokane have 2 each with Roscrea, Ballina, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Lorrha, Silvermines and Shannon Rovers on 1 each. This leaves Borris-Ileigh, Moneygall, Knockshegowna and Ballinahinch as yet to take home the silverware.
Walshs of Nenagh North Under -21 A Hurling
Two of the three North Tipperary Walshs of Nenagh North Under -21 A Hurling championship games planned for last weekend were played. Nenagh Eire Og were winners against Kildangan at Cloughjordan on a 1-13 to 0-13 scoreline and Toomevara defeated Lorrha 3-12 to 1-8 at Borrisokane
Last Saturday’s quarter final clash of Kilruane MacDonaghs v Borris-Ileigh was not played as MacDonagh Park, Nenagh was unplayable with both goalmouths in trouble
That game is now planned for this Sunday in Toomevara.
The way is ready for the remaining quarter finals
Toomevara v Kildangan at Borrisokane on Saturday 2nd November
Burgess v Lorrha Venue TBC on Saturday 9th November
Nenagh Eire Og v Roscrea Moneygall on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th of November.
Walshs of Nenagh North Under -21 B Hurling
The Moneygall/Clonakenny versus Templederry quarter final fixed at Toomevara resulted in a 6-16 to 2-14 win for the former. Meanwhile the Borrisokane versus Shannon Rovers Gaels clash at Puckane was postponed due to untimely death of David Cahalan, Sragh, Borrisokane who had connections with both clubs.
That game will now be played on the weekend of 9th or 10th November.
The outstanding first round game of Ballinahinch Gaels v Ballina is planned for the same weekend. With that game in mind the pairings for the quarter finals are as follows. A): Winners of Ballina/Ballinahinch Gaels v Silvermines; (B): Portroe v Losers of Ballina/Ballinahinch Gaels
Mixed luck in County Championships
Well done to Shannon Rovers who survived the challenge of Rosegreen in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior A Football semi final. They now meet Drom Inch in the final next Saturday at Dolla.
Hard luck to Knockshegowna who were narrowly beaten by Knockavilla Kickhams in the County Junior A semi final last Saturday.
To Ballina who defeated Dromin Attlacca, Limerick in the Munster quarter final of the Munster Intermediate championship last Sunday. They take on the Kerry champions in the semi final next Sunday.