Friday 23 August 2019

Holders to meet Rathnure in Minor hurling semi

The semi-final line-up for the Wexford People Coiste na nOg Minor hurling Premier championship is set after an intriguing last round of fixtures that were played last Wednesday evening.

Last year's winners, St. Martin's, are through on top of the table after knocking Taghmon-Camross out and they will face Rathnure in the last four.

The Blackstairs boys saw off Naomh Eanna to book their semi spot and held their Piercestown rivals in the group stages, so that clash is a real mouth-watering proposition.

In the other semi-final Glynn-Barntown will meet Oylegate-Glenbrien after both won their games last week.

A relatively straightforward victory over Faythe Harriers saw the Killurin club through to the knockouts but Oylegate-Glenbrien were given a real fright by Shelmaliers, only coming out on top by three points (2-9 to 0-12). The semi-finalists also met in the group stages where the Enniscorthy District side edged it by a goal (2-7 to 1-7).

The line-up for the Minor Roinn 1 championship is also set after last week's games. Abban O'Rahilly's are the only team to win all their games which gave them top spot in Group B and a home quarter-final against Monageer-Boolavogue.

Oulart-The Ballagh beat Macamore Gaels in the final fixture to take top spot in Group A and they will host Fethard in the last eight.

The Gaels finished second and will also have a home quarter-final, against Cloughbawn, while Rathgarogue-Cushinstown will welcome Blackwater after they finished second in Group A.

St. Anne's, HWH-Bunclody and Craanford all won their play-off matches in Roinn 2 during the week.

The group stages of the Enniscorthy Guardian Juvenile hurling championship ended last week with quarter-finals slated for this week.

Yesterday (Monday) the two table-toppers were in action with St. Martin's facing Bann Gaels and Oylegate-Glenbrien meeting Glynn-Barntown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the other two last eight clashes take place with Naomh Eanna facing off against Rapparees in Páirc Uí Shiocháin and Blackwater hosting Faythe Harriers.

Rather strangely, the knockout structure shows that should both table-toppers win - St. Martin's and Oylegate-Glenbrien - they will meet in the semi-final.

Roinn 1 only came to a conclusion last night (Monday). There were five teams in the melting pot for the knockout place in 1A, while in 1B Rathgarogue-Cushinstown were through with Shelmaliers but the other two spots were still up for grabs.

In Roinn 2A, HWH-Bunclody, Wygram Gaels and Cloughbawn are all through with a round to spare and they will be joined by the winners of Roinn 2B.

The final round of games in the New Ross Standard Under-14 football championship were also played last week in Division's 2 and 3.

Starlights ran away with Division 2 and will face St. James' in the semi-finals while Gusserane and Sarsfields will meet in the other last four clash.

In Division 3, HWH-Bunclody won the group and will meet St. Anne's in the semis while St. Joseph's and Ferns will also renew rivalries.

Finally, in Juvenile Premier football, Sarsfields beat Starlights in the play-off in Oylegate on Saturday to book a semi-final spot opposite St. Martin's.

Wexford People

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