Abbeyside v Dungarvan SH Tournament Final
The Dungarvan club stages the John A. Murphy senior hurling tournament final on Friday June 14th at 7.30pm in a game that will also double up as an important league game for both clubs. Johnny Murphy was the life and the soul of Dungarvan GAA in years gone by and this will be the third staging of his memorial game, the previous two seeing Midleton and Wexford side Shelmaliers participating.
A win or a draw will see Abbeyside qualify for the league semi finals along with Tallow while the home side will have to win if they are to progress. This is an ideal game for both teams ahead of the anticipated return of the senior hurling championship ten days later and the game will benefit two local organisations, St. John’s School and Heart By-Pass Rehab. Entry fee to the match, with the co operation and good will of both clubs is a modest £5.
With club hurling forced to take a back seat to the inter County championships, the local scene requires games such as this and this should be a hour’s hurling worth seeing which, as a local derby, should tell us the current standing of both teams. Previously both clubs organised similar games which benefitted Dungarvan Hospital and the Sesame School in Whitestrand in the Village. As with the inter County games in Walsh Park, the stand will be unreserved.
League Table Co. Senior Hurling League Group B
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Tallow 4 3 1 0 85 67 18 7
Abbeyside 4 3 0 1 93 73 20 6
Dungarvan 4 2 1 1 99 76 23 5
Ballyduff Upper 4 1 0 3 78 73 5 2
Lismore 4 1 0 3 72 86 -14 2
Fourmilewater 4 1 0 3 40 92 -52 2