South Tipp GAA
With the County Minor footballers in Munster Final action in Killarney on Sunday, it will be a relatively quiet weekend on the local GAA scene.
The local fixture list has three games on the menu for Saturday evening. In the John Quirke junior hurling championship Skeheenarinky face Clonmel Og in Goatenbridge, while in Fethard Killenaule tackle Kilsheelan/Kilcash. Both games are timed for 7-30 p.m. Skeheenarinky and Kilsheelan/Kilcash look the likely winners but their opponents will have other ideas. The third Saturday tie is a very interesting Clonmel Credit Union Intermediate football championship game between Moyle Rovers and Fr. Sheehys in Ardfinnan. Moyle Rovers are going well in this competition while Fr. Sheehys got a boost with a recent win over Grangemockler/Ballyneale.
A close tie looks in prospect but Moyle Rovers should be good enough to take the points, if only by a narrow margin.
On Monday evening a local derby between Fr. Sheehys and Ballylooby/Castlegrace should be well worth seeing. The clash is timed for 7-30 in Ballyporeen.
Minor hurling (B) championship ties are also listed for Goatenbridge and Kilsheelan. At the former venue Fethard will oppose Skeheenarinky while in Kilsheelan the sides in opposition are St. Patrick’s Gaels and Killenaule.
Three attractive games in the Chadwicks minor hurling (A) are listed for Tuesday at 7-30. St. Mary’s and Moyle Rovers should provide plenty of action in Kilsheelan while Ballingarry and Mullinahone will be expected to bring a good attendance to Monroe. The final tie is in Ned Hall Park, where Swans will provide the opposition to Kilsheelan Gaels. Also on Tuesday in the (B) grade Clonmel Og will face Cahir in Newcastle.
The week’s programme will conclude on Wednesday evening with a complete round of the Europlan Junior hurling (B) championship. Ballybacon -Grange will be fancied to account for Killenaule in Monroe while in Ned Hall Park little should separate St. Patrick’s and Ballylooby/Castlegrace. Marlfield will hope to get back on the winning trail against Skeheenarinky in Ballylooby while Cahir and Davins will be expected to provide an interesting encounter in Marlfield.
Patrons should note that all games on Wednesday evening are listed for 8pm.