Friday 20 September 2019

Victories in both codes for Martin's Minor squad

The action returned in the Wexford People Coiste na nÓg Minor football and hurling championships last week, and it was a great few days for St. Martin's.

During the week their footballers thumped a Taghmon/Adamstown side to stay at the summit of the Premier table ahead of HWH-Bunclody who got a walkover against Dunbrody Gaels, Mogue O'Rahilly's who beat Naomh Eanna, and Glynn-Barntown who got the better of Shelmaliers.

Then, at the weekend, they eased past Shelmaliers in Piercestown to stay unbeaten in Premier hurling. Naomh Eanna were also victorious in Premier A against Faythe Harriers. In Premier B Oulart-The Ballagh have drawn three of the four matches but that's still enough to be joint top.

HWH-Bunclody are flying in Roinn 1A of the hurling, after claiming their fourth win against Ferns St. Aidan's at the weekend. Also in the top four in the table are Hollow Rovers and Monageer-Boolavogue after victories on Saturday.

There were Roinn 1B wins for Geraldine O'Hanrahans and Blackwater.

There have been more walkovers than matches played in Roinn 2A where Cloughbawn lead the way from Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's. In Roinn 2B, Ballinastragh Gaels are on top ahead of Askamore and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy.

Back to the football and in Roinn 1A Ballinastragh edged Hollow Rovers in a cracker by 6-7 to 6-6. Castle-Craan Gaels drew with Starlights while Shamrocks moved top alone after beating Macamore Gaels.

The top three, Sarsfields, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and Oyegate-Glenbrien, all won in Roinn 1B.

St. Anne's are flying high in Roinn 2A with a perfect record after beating Kilross Gaels during the week. In Roinn 2B, Ferns St. Aidan's edged Davidstown-Courtnacuddy to make it three wins from four outings.

In the Enniscorthy Guardian Juvenile hurling championship, Oylegate-Glenbrien remained perfect after a 0-9 to 0-6 win against Gorey. There were also wins for Glynn-Barntown, Faythe Harriers and Rapparees.

In Roinn 1A, Ballinastragh claimed their fourth win in as many games, beating Ferns St. Aidan's by 3-9 to 0-9. Monageer-Boolavogue edged Askamore to join Ferns in second while there were also wins for Liam Mellows and Hollow Rovers.

Rathnure stayed top of Roinn 1B after beating Rathgarogue-Cushintown by 3-18 to 2-14 last week. Elsewhere Blackwater and Shelmaliers sit just behind in joint-second after taking victories, and Shamrocks got a walkover against Dunbrody Gaels.

Kilross Gaels surprised Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's to join them and Gusserane on six points in Roinn 2A. In Roinn 2B, Cloughbawn scored 11-13 against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy to stay at the summit ahead of Cloughbawn, who themselves notched 12-15 last week.

Naomh Eanna edged local rivals Ballinastragh to remain perfect in the New Ross Standard Under-14 football championship Division 1A. Shelmaliers and Glynn-Barntown remain neck and neck in Division 1B.

Gusserane and St. James' are the top two in Division 2 after drawing their encounter last Thursday, while Ferns St. Aidan's are at the summit of Division 3 after claiming their fifth win in six games against Craanford.

In Division 4 both Bannow-Ballymitty and Ballyhogue remain unbeaten, and they are due to meet August 4. Finally, St. Patrick's beat Volunteers to stay top of Division 5 13-a-side.

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