Action hotting up as it reaches final stages

Following a titanic struggle St John’s secured the final position in the quarter-finals of Roinn A Allianz Cumann-na-mBunscoil hurling league. Ballyhale had earlier lost to Thomastown in their penultimate game so all their fortunes rested on the last game against St John’s.

Following a titanic struggle St John’s secured the final position in the quarter-finals of Roinn A Allianz Cumann-na-mBunscoil hurling league. Ballyhale had earlier lost to Thomastown in their penultimate game so all their fortunes rested on the last game against St John’s.

In securing victory against Ballyhale, St John’s set up a local derby with neighbours, St Canice’s. This game goes ahead on May 10.

Elsewhere, Thomastown will do battle with St Patrick’s to see which team will earn the right to play Castlecomer in the semi-final. Clara , who have already qualified, will face the winners of St John’s and St Patrick’s.

Allianz/Cumann na mBunscol Top Oil Roinn B League

The semi finalists are known in this grade and the pairings have thrown together a local derby between Bennetsbridge and Gowran. The second semi sees Freshford from the far North take on Mooncoin in the deep South. Both games are scheduled for this week.

Allianz/Cumann an mBunscolToymaster Roinn C League

Carrickshock caused a shock in the quarter-finlas by beating fancied Danesfort by a point in an epic game of two halves. The final score was Carrickshock 4-7, Danesfort 4-6.

This sets up Carrickshock for a semi-final against Dunamaggin a game that will be fixed for Tuesday, June 11. Graig Skeough got through the play-off with Mullinavat and now face Coon Muckalee in the quarter-final with Glenmore waiting on the victors to complete the second semi-final.

With the Tommy O’Brien Cup still at the semi-final stage there is still plenty to play for. Mullinavat play Graig Skeough in one semi-final which is a re-run of their play-off game of last week.

Danesfort will want to salvage something from their season as they play Dunamaggin in the second semi-final on Wednesday (4pm) in Kilmanagh.

In the Country Cup there are still some big names from Roinn A and B knocking around. Already through to semi-finals are Bennettsbridge at one end of the draw and Clara at the other end. They await the outcomes of two quarter-finals involving Tullogher Rosbercon and Mooncoin and Castlecomer nad Ballyhale.

Allianz/Cumann na mBunscol Roinn D 11 a side final

Tullaroan will defend their Roinn D title of last year when they take on Clogh Moneenroe, who will contest their first 11 a side final.

The finals are scheduled for the evenings of June 17, 18 and 20 so make sure you keep in touch and get along to see the stars of the future.

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