Western Board Meeting
Western Board Vice Chairman Neil Moore of the Abbeyside/ Ballinacourty club presided at the Championship Format and Draws meeting in Lawlors Hotel last Monday night. Delegates voted in favour of no team being out of contention after the Group games in some championships especially where there are Groups of four teams as they feared their championship year after just three games could be done and dusted early on.
The Board’s Blue Ribbon championship, the intermediate hurling is comprised of two groups of four with Ballysaggart, Ardmore, Cappoquin and Clashmore in Group 1 and Modeligo, Shamrocks, Stradbally and Brickeys in Group 2 . The first round games in April will be as follows :
Group 1 : Ballysaggart v Ardmore. Cappoquin v Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg.
Group 2 : Modeligo v Shamrocks. Stradbally v Brickeys.
The first round games in the other championships are as below :
Intermediate Football : Modeligo v Emmetts.Geraldines v Sliabh gCua. Ballinameela v Ballinacourty.
Junior ‘A’ Football : Shamrocks v Sean Phobail. Kilgobinet v Affane.
Under 21 ‘B’Football : Preliminary Round : Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg v Ardmore. Stradbally v Affane. There is no losers’ Group.
Quarter Finals : Cois Bhride v Stradbally or Affane. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg or Ardmore v Brickeys. An Ghaeltacht v Kilrossanty. Dungarvan v St. Olivers.
Junior ‘A’ Hurling : Kilrossanty v Tourin. Colligan v Ballinameela. Geraldines v St. Marys.
Junior ‘B’ Hurling : Dungarvan v Lismore. Fourmilewater v Tallow. Ballyduff –Bye.
Junior ‘C’ Hurling : Ballysaggart v An Rinn. Kilgobinet v Cappoquin. Abbeyside v Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg. Shamrocks v Brickeys. Melleray v Modeligo.
Under 21 Hurling. It was decided not to draw these ‘A’ and ‘B’ championships until later at the request of the Board.