Sunday 21 January 2018

Three-way tie in top grade of Juvenile football

A first loss of the season for Sarsfields against Glynn-Barntown last week means that, after four of the seven group fixtures, there's a three-way tie on top of the Gorey Guardian Juvenile football Premier championship.

The Wexford town lads are joined by St. Martin's, who had a sizeable win over Ballinastragh Gaels, and Starlights, who edged a tight encounter over previously unbeaten Naomh Eanna, on six points out of a possible eight.

The Gorey boys are just a point behind the trio and are tied with conquerors of Sarsfields, Glynn-Barntown. Gusserane, who beat Shelmaliers in round four, are on four points and still in contention for a semi-final place.

HWH-Bunclody and Kilrush continue to set the pace over in Roinn 1A following wins over Blackwater and Oylegate-Glenbrien respectively.

Réalt na Mara had sat third prior to round four but their loss to Duffry Rovers and Castletown's win against Crossabeg-Ballymurn means there's a three-way tie between the two victors and the Ballygarrett boys.

On the other side of the draw a fourth win on the bounce, this time over Ballyhogue, has Volunteers leading the way with a perfect record. Dunbrody Gaels who, like the Bree side, have only lost to the Vols sit two points back following a win over Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

St. Mary's (Maudlintown) beat St. Anne's to move into a tie with them for fourth while Bargy and Forth Gaels also picked up two points.

In Roinn 2A 15-a-side, Cloughbawn lead the way with seven points from eight after a convincing victory over Kilross Gaels. Tied for second are Ferns St. Aidan's, who beat Glynn-Barntown 'B'; Shamrocks, who were inactive, and Bann Gaels who lost to Monageer-Boolavogue. St. John's Gaels also picked up two points.

There were no games played in Roinn 2B 13-a-side where Davidstown-Courtnacuddy lead the way from St. Joseph's and Marshalstown-Castledockrell.

In the New Ross Standard Under-14 football championship, Naomh Eanna edged closer to the summit with a victory over Volunteers on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Glynn-Barntown picked up their first point of the season with a creditable draw against Horeswood.

Starlights kept their one hundred per cent record alive in Division 2 with a hard-fought victory over Gusserane.

Sarsfields, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and Blackwater also all picked up wins to move into joint second place in the group alongside Gusserane and St. James'.

In Division 3 there was a big win for St. Joseph's over Kilrush which sees the Bishopswater boys move up the table.

HWH-Bunclody also continued their fine form with victory against Monageer-Boolavogue while there were also successes for Réalt na Mara and Ferns St. Aidan's.

Kilmore grabbed their first point of the year with a draw against previously perfect Bannow-Ballymitty in Division 4.

It gave closest rivals St. Mary's (Maudlintown) and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy the chance to take advantage with wins while St. Patrick's and Ballyhogue also picked up the points.

Finally in Division 5 13-a-side, the top three of Oylegate-Glenbrien, Clongeen and Fethard all won to move well clear at the top. There was also a first victory of the season for Geraldine O'Hanrahans.

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