Home » Sports » Race for U-21 hurling titles starts next week

Race for U-21 hurling titles starts next week

THE race for this year’s U-21 hurling titles will get underway on Saturday week with first round games in the A, B and C grades.

Second-round ties are expected to follow a week later with the semi-finals planned for Good Friday, April 2.
Some very exciting first-round games are expected, especially in the A grade. Title holders Sixmilebridge will take on their great rivals Newmarket, who are one of the favourites for the crown, in a tie which should bring a big crowd to Shannon.
Meanwhile, Cratloe and Clonlara, two clubs that have made huge progress in recent times, will clash in a first-round game at Sixmilebridge and followers will be looking with interest to how both will perform.
Inagh-Kilnamona and Clooney-Quin, two teams also with high hopes of being in the shake-up for honours, will clash in another first-round tie while the meeting of Clarecastle and the Broadford-O’Callaghan’s Mills amalgamation should also prove to be a lively affair.
Ballyea will put their U-21B title on the line when they face up to Tubber in the opening round at Ruan. Last year’s beaten finalists Kilmaley will take on O’Callaghan’s Mills, while the Scariff-Ogonnelloe combination will come up against Corofin with another East Clare amalgamation, Tulla-Bodyke, taking on Wolfe Tones.
Newmarket, Éire Óg, Clonlara and Sixmilebridge all have second teams competing for the C title. Newmarket will play Meelick, Éire Óg will take on Clonlara and Sixmilebridge will come up against Feakle-Killanena, while Bodyke and Parteen will meet in another first-round tie.
Because of upcoming third-level exams, clubs are insisting that these championships be completed before the end of April.

 

About News Editor

Check Also

Latest Clare golf results

Stephen Hennessy wins president’s prize at Lahinch PRESIDENT Padraig McInerney’s prize was played for at …