Sunday 22 September 2019

Harriers record third Under-14 victory on the trot

The New Ross Standard Under-14 hurling championship advanced further last week with another round of fixtures played.

Faythe Harriers have been on a roll since their Féile final defeat at the hands of Rapparees, and they started the campaign with back-to-back wins over St. Martin's and Oulart-The Ballagh.

They made it three wins in a row with a victory over Glynn-Barntown on Thursday on a scoreline of 5-10 to 3-5. The loss to the Wexford town club was the only one so far for Oulart-The Ballagh, and they added another two points with a 3-2 to 0-6 win against Shelmaliers to make it two wins from three.

Crossabeg-Ballymurn bagged their second win in succession in Division 2 during the week. The Wexford District lads are averaging over five goals a game at the moment and that was maintained with a classy 6-12 to 3-3 victory at home to Carnew.

Things had not been quite so rosy for Ballinastragh Gaels who were involved in plenty of tight battles until they got hammered last time out against local rivals Liam Mellows.

However, they had a change of fortune on Thursday when they scored 3-8 to Monageer-Boolavogue's 2-0 to take a valuable two points.

Wygram Gaels used Blackwater's inactivity to close the gap at the top of the table to two points with their come-from-behind victory over St. James' in Clonard on Thursday in our feature game (see opposite).

Also in Divison 3, St. Anne's picked up a morale-boosting victory. The Rathangan boys lost their first three games but none of them were by more than three scores. It was only a matter of time before they found the formula and they did just that in a powerful 3-15 to 1-9 success against Taghmon-Camross.

There seems to be no stopping Buffers Alley at the moment as they racked up their fifth win out of five in Division 4.

This game was probably the most exciting yet as they edged St. Martin's in an absolute thriller by a scoreline of 7-8 to 6-7 in Monamolin.

St. Patrick's got another two points on the board with a comprehensive victory at home to Clongeen, 6-11 to 0-3.

There was further good news for the Gorey District with Askamore taking a hard-fought 1-10 to 1-7 victory Adamstown to move into the top four in the table.

The big game in Division 5 13-a-side pitted two strong teams in Fethard and Oylegate-Glenbrien against each other. Hosts Oylegate-Glenbrien took the victory in an enthralling game, coming out 3-14 to 3-10 winners.

Also in Division 5, Davidstown-Courtnacuddy picked up a solid win at home to Marshalstown-Castledockrell by 7-6 to 1-0.

Attention turns to football for the Under-14s this week as the clubs of Wexford build up to the Féile.

There are games in all Divisions down for decision but it's Castletown who lead the way in Division 1 and they will hope to keep their unbeaten run going with a home victory against Shelmaliers.

Wexford People