Friday 23 August 2019

Taghmon to take on Abban O'Rahilly's

The semi-final line-up in the Wexford People Minor football Premier championship is complete after the last round of group games settled the remaining issues.

Table-toppers, with a perfect seven wins from seven, were Abban O'Rahilly's, and they will face Taghmon-Camross in the last four.

The local rivalry came about after Taghmon-Camross lost their final round game against St. Martin's and the Adamstown/Gusserane combo beat Glynn-Barntown.

Those results also mean that the Killurin side will face the Piercestown-based club in the semis.

HWH-Bunclody, Monageer-Boolavogue and Cuchulainns all finished with five wins from seven in Roinn 1A and will need to be separated by a draw to decide placings.

Starlights took fourth spot in the group after victory over St. Patrick's and will face the winners of Roinn 1B.

That team will be Ballyhogue after the Bree boys cantered to top spot in the table with the full quota of seven wins from seven games.

Oylegate-Glenbrien, Crossabeg-Ballymurn and Fethard are the other qualifiers from Roinn 1B.

The Enniscorthy Guardian Juvenile hurling Premier quarter-finals were played last week although favoirites St. Martin's didn't need to take to the pitch as they received a walkover from Bann Gaels.

It wasn't so easy for Glynn-Barntowm who were pushed all the way by Oylegate-Glenbrien (see opposite).

Elsewhere there was a great victory for Faythe Harriers over Blackwater to see them through to the semi-final where they will meet Naomh Eanna who managed to get the better of Rappares in the remaining quarter-final tie.

Ferns St. Aidan's pulled off one of the big surpriss of the evening in Roinn 1A, beating Liam Mellows to make the knockout stages. They are joined on ten points by Rathnure and Shamrocks who played last week with the latter taking the points by 2-10 to 1-8. Mellows make up the qualifiers courtesy of their victory over Oulart-The Ballagh two weeks ago.

Shelmaliers and Rathgarogue-Cushinstown advanced from Roinn 1B with twelve points from a possible 14. The Hollymount side won their last six games after succumbing to their fellow table-toppers in the opening clash.

There is a three-way tie for the last two places that will need a draw and a play-off to sort out, with St. Anne's, Dunbrody Gaels and Mogue O'Rahilly's all in the mix.

HWH-Bunclody, Wygram Gaels and Cloughbawn are all into the last four of the Roinn 2 championship, and they will be joined by the winner of the 13-a-side group which still has three sets of fixtures to go.

The semi-final line-up in the New Ross Standard Under-14 hurling championship is also confirmed.

Round-robin winners Rapparees will face Naomh Eanna while St. Martin's will meet Faythe Harriers, and both of those games will be played at a neutral venue.

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown will face Ballinastragh and Craanford meet Liam Mellows in the Division 2 semi-finals, while in Division 3 Blackwater and HWH-Bunclody are definitely into the last four. In Divison 4, Buffers Alley and Our Lady's Island are through in the top two spots with Askamore and St. Patrick's just behind.

Finally, the Wexford People Minor hurling Premier championship semi-finals have been provisionally set for September 12, with St. Martin's due to face Rathnure and Glynn-Barntown facing off against Oylegate-Glenbrien.

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