Monday 23 October 2017

Coiste na nOg championships nearing conclusion

Just 24 games remain in the People Newspapers Coiste na nÓg championships after another week filled with action.

The big semi-final clashes came in the Wexford People Minor football Premier championship where Mogue O'Rahillys and St. Martin's won through to the decider.

The Gusserane/Fethard combination beat HWH-Bunclody in a superb contest in St. Patrick's Park on Wednesday and will be looking for revenge on St. Martin's, the side which beat them in the Wexford People Minor hurling Premier final in mid-September.

The Piercestown-based club overcame Glynn-Barntown in the final four, winning by 2-8 to 1-8 on Saturday.

In the shield semi-final, scheduled to be played on Friday, Naomh Eanna gave Shelmaliers a walkover, so the Hollymount side will face Dunbrody Gaels in the final, with a date and time for that fixture yet to be set.

The Roinn 1 final has been chosen as the curtain-raiser for the county Senior football final, and it pits unbeaten Sarsfields against Castle-Craan Gaels and throws-in at 1.30 p.m. in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Roinn 1 hurling semi-final between Oylegate-Glenbrien and Hollow Rovers which had been set for Sunday morning will be affected by the draw between Duffry Rovers and St. James' in Intermediate hurling.

The other last four clash between Munna Abbain and HWH-Bunclody has not yet been fixed either.

The big final of the week saw Faythe Harriers back up their All-Ireland Féile win with victory in the New Ross Standard Under-14 hurling Division 1 championship final.

Details of that clash, and the other finals played during the week, are contained in this section.

The Under-14 hurling finals are now finished after the weekend but there's plenty of action left in the New Ross Standard football championships.

St. Martin's meet Naomh Eanna in the Division 1 final on Wednesday in St. Patrick's Park (7.30 p.m.).

The same evening Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's face St. Mary's (Maudlintown) in the Division 3 semi-final, and the winner will move forward to a meeting with Fethard.

Craanford face neighbours Kilrush in the Division 3 shield final one night earlier at 7 p.m. in St. Patrick's Park.

St. James' and Crossabeg-Ballymurn won their respective Division 2 semi-finals against Horeswood and Gusserane at the weekend and they are provisionally set to meet in the decider on Monday, October 10. That is followed one night later by the meeting of Blackwater and Starlights in the Division 2 shield final.

The Gorey Guardian Juvenile football championship will be down to just five games after tonight's meeting of Sarsfields and Shelmaliers in the last quarter-final left to be played.

The winners of that tie will play St. Mary's (Maudlintown) at some stage next week. The other semi-final between HWH-Bunclody and Blackwater has not yet been fixed.


AT ST. PATRICK'S PARK: New Ross Standard Under-14 football Division 3 shield final, Craanford v. Kilrush, 7 p.m.


AT ST. PATRICK'S PARK: New Ross Standard Under-14 football Division 1 championship final, Naomh Eanna v. St. Martin's, 7.30 p.m.


AT INNOVATE WEXFORD PARK: Wexford People Minor football Roinn 1 championship final, Castle Craan Gaels v. Sarsfields, 1.30 p.m.

MON. OCT. 10

AT ST. PATRICK'S PARK: New Ross Standard Under-14 football Division 2 shield final, Starlights v. Blackwater, 7 p.m.

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