Monday 19 August 2019

Martin's make it to top spot in Minor hurling

THE WEXFORD People Coiste na nOg Minor hurling championships kicked back into gear last week with plenty of action all around the county. St. Martin's continued to build on a slow start to the season and have moved to the top of the Premier table after a win over Naomh Eanna (2-18 to 0-7).

Rathnure's success against Oylegate-Glenbrien (see above) means three teams are level at the top, with Glynn-Barntown (win over Shelmaliers), Taghmon-Camross (victory versus Faythe Harriers) and Naomh Eanna sitting just one win further back.

Macamore Gaels (Buffers Alley/Ballygarrett) remain top of Roinn 1A, two points ahead of Oulart-The Ballagh and Blackwater after all three teams won last week. Monageer-Boolavogue, Duffry Rovers and Ferns St. Aidan's are all still vying for a knockout place.

In 1B, Abban-O'Rahilly's, Cloughbawn and Fethard all picked up wins and hold the top three spots, with Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and Crossabeg-Ballymurn also sitting in there having not played last week.

In Roinn 2A, Ballyhogue are sitting pretty at the top of the table with Na Fianna and St. Anne's right in there behind them. Meanwhile, in 2B HWH-Bunclody lead the way after a draw with Cuchulainns but Craanford are on their tails despite not playing last week.

Threatening to repeat the treble of last year, St. Martin's Under-16 hurlers are in flying form in Enniscorthy Guardian Premier Group A four points clear of their closest rivals after a 1-11 to 0-10 win against Faythe Harriers. Naomh Eanna picked up their first win in the group too, defeating Glynn-Barntown by 2-10 to 0-10 in Killurin.

Blackwater continued their quality start to the season in Premier Group B with a 3-10 to 2-11 victory over Rapparees. Also in that group, Oylegate-Glenbrien had plenty to spare on Bann Gaels to move into second place in the table.

Liam Mellows continue to motor in Roinn 1A following a victory over Duffry Rovers, while a win for Shamrocks kept them right in position for a knockout spot. Elsewhere, Oulart-The Ballagh and Askamore played out a thrilling 3-9 apiece draw.

In Roinn 1B, Shelmaliers had a memorable victory over Dunbrody Gaels (see opposite) while Mogue O'Rahilly's also picked up their first win of the season with a bit to spare against Geraldine O'Hanrahans.

Davidstown-Courtnacuddy and Our Lady's Island picked up points in Roinn 2B 13-a-side to move up the table, while a walkover helped Monageer-Boolavogue to their second set of points of the season in Roinn 2A.

The New Ross Standard Under-14 hurling championship Division 2 saw Féile Division 7 champions Craanford win again, this time against Liam Mellows, to move ahead of their District rivals in the table.

HWH-Bunclody joined idle Blackwater at the top of the Division 3 table following a 0-12 to 0-2 success against Taghmon-Camross. Rathnure picked up an important win in the same group against Wygram Gaels.

The top two in Division 4 remain unchanged after wins for Buffers Alley (over Askamore) and Our Lady's Island (walkover against Clongeen).

In Division 5 13-a-side, Cloughbawn remain perfect after thumping Ballyhogue while Gusserane are also flying high.

Wexford People

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