South Tipp GAA
A double bill comprising the semi-finals of the Martins Fruit & Veg intermediate hurling championship should bring a fine attendance to Cahir on Saturday evening. In the opening tie at 5 p.m. Fr. Sheehys, the surprise packets of the competition, will oppose oft times champions Ballybacon-Grange whilst the second tie at 6-30 p.m. promises to be a cracker between holders St. Marys and Moyle Rovers.
All four teams have shown that they are worthy of a place in the final four of what has been a very interesting competition and two very interesting games look in prospect.
With a place in the South final carrying the added bonus of qualification for the County quarter-finals there is a lot at stake and whilst public opinion anticipates a Ballybacon-Grange and Moyle Rovers decider, the challenge of Fr. Sheehys and particularly the efforts of St. Marys to retain their crown must be taken seriously.
Intermediate Football Semi-Final
The Clonmel Credit Union Intermediate football semi-final between Ballyporeen and Grangemockler/Ballyneale should attract football followers to Ardfinnan on Sunday evening at 6-30 p.m. Ballyporeen will be the popular choice to advance to another final but Grangemockler/Ballyneale have been showing improved form in recent outings and they have the ability and determination to trouble their more fancied opponents.
Clonmel Og have advanced to the quarter-finals of the John Quirke Jewellers junior hurling championship but they face a difficult task against a strong Kilsheelan/Kilcash combination. The game is scheduled for Cloneen on Saturday evening at 6-30 and although the Clonmel side’s most recent outing which gained a draw against Ballingarry was a fine effort further improvement is needed if they are to provide a shock result.
Minor Hurling Championship
The Chadwicks minor hurling championship will be continued with a series of interesting clashes beginning with games in Kilsheelan and Ned Hall Park on this (Wednesday) evening. Mullinahone and Swan will be in opposition in Kilsheelan whilst at Ned Hall Park the clash of Kilsheelan Gaels and Ballingarry should prove particularly interesting.
Both ties are scheduled for 7-15 p.m.
In the same grade on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. Ballingarry face Skeheenarinky in Kilsheelan whilst on Sunday Mullinahone will tackle Kilsheelan Gaels in Cloneen at noon and St. Marys will be in opposition to Swans in Kilsheelan at 6-30 p.m.