Saturday 21 September 2019

Naomh Eanna edge closer to Under-14 leaders

The New Ross Standard Coiste na nOg Under-14 football championship takes a break for the Féile this week, but there was plenty of action last week as several sides made leaps up the tables around the county.

Just two games were played in Division 1 with neither of the top two, Castletown and Ballinastragh Gaels, in action. It gave Naomh Eanna the chance to jump up amongst the duo and they took it with a 2-9 to 1-3 win over bottom club St. Martin's.

Volunteers had only one win on the board after a series of tough games against the top three, but bounced back to winning ways with a massive victory over District rivals Shelmaliers in Hollymount on Thursday on a scoreline of 4-16 to 0-3.

Action was sparse in Division 2 but that will not bother Starlights who won their sixth match on the bounce to move to twelve points in the table and well clear of the chasing pack. Our Lady's Island were the victims this time, going down by 3-10 to 3-2 at home to the Bellefield boys.

Three games went ahead in Division 3, with one a make-up from the previous week where St. Joseph's went to Craanford and came away with the points. Elsewhere Réalt na Mara took their fourth win in six games to climb the table into fourth.

The Ballygarrett and Courtown side, who have only lost to St. Joseph's and HWH-Bunclody so far, beat Kilrush by 6-9 to 2-6 to stay in touch with the leaders. Taghmon-Camross also notched 6-9, which was enough to better the St. Mary's (Rosslare) total of 2-5 for their second win of the campaign.

The big game in Division 4 saw St. Mary's (Maudlintown) edge Bannow-Ballymitty but Cloughbawn closed the gap at the summit with two wins in a week, the first a 7-9 to 4-4 victory over St. Patrick's in Castleboro, the second a 3-14 to 1-6 success away to Davidstown-Courtnacuddy.

Buffers Alley claimed their second win in two weeks, this time against St. Martin's 'B', while Ballyhogue dismissed Adamstown by 7-10 to 3-5. Finally, the closest match of the week saw St. Pat's bounce back from defeat against Cloughbawn with a draw versus Kilmore (2-9 to 4-3).

Finally, in Division 5 13-a-side, the top two of Oylegate-Glenbrien and Fethard remain out in front following wins over Clongeen and Castletown 'B' respectively. Elsewhere, Geraldine O'Hanrahans beat Marshalstown-Castledockrell by 8-10 to 0-4.

The Minor and Juvenile championships return this week with football in both age-groups. In the Wexford People Premier Minor, Abban O'Rahilly's lead the way with a perfect three wins from three and will look to keep that run going against fellow unbeaten side Taghmon-Camross.

Things are tighter with just three group games left to play in the Gorey Guardian Premier Juvenile. That championship resumed last night (Monday) with a three-way tie on top of the table between Sarsfields, St. Martin's and Starlights. Glynn-Barntown and Naomh Eanna were just a point further back in joint fourth.

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