South Tipperary Bord na nÓg
Since our last issue of The Premier our hurling championships at various grades have advanced well, and we should be at the knockout stages in the coming weeks.
In the Under 13A grade we have 4 teams
St Mary’s , Ballingarry , Moyle Rovers, Cahir
St Mary’s lead the table after early rounds and have put up very decent scores. It will be an interesting finale to this competition.
In the Under 13B grade we have two groups.
Kilsheelan Kilcash, Cj kickhams Mullinahone Carrick Swan , Fethard, Killenaule
This looks a wide open group, with all sides capable of defeating each other on a given day. As we reach the final group games Cjk and Kilsheelan, and Killenaule battle for top positions.
Clonmel Og, Ballybacon Grange, Clerihan Ballylooby
Another wide open group, with Clonmel Og and Ballybacon Grange looking like leading the way at an observer’s guess.
In under 13 C grade, we have the following sides
Grangemockler Ballyneale, Cahir, St Patrick’s Skeehnarinka, Moyle Rovers, St Mary’s
With three teams in this group, sides second sides, it gives clubs a chance to give young players competitive games which is great to see.
As in Under 13C , this grade also gives clubs a chance to play their second and third sides, thus giving young players organised competitive games.
We have two groups in the D grade
Newcastle, Clonmel og, Moyle Rovers, Cahir Cjk Mullinahone, Fr Sheehys, Ballybacon Grange
Carrick Swan, St Mary’s, Fethard, Ballingarry
As already mentioned, all these grades will reach knockout stages in the coming weeks, so keep a eye out on clubs social media , and tipperary gaa website for all fixtures.
In the Under 15A grade we have a six team group.
Carrick Swan, St Mary’s, Fethard Ballybacon /Newcastle, Moyle Rovers , Cjk Mullinahone
As we approach the final league rounds of this championship, St Mary’s and Cjk Mullinahone have cemented semi finals spots, with the other two spots up for grabs in the final rounds.
After the group stages we will have a cross over draw for the semi finals which are provisionally scheduled for the last weekend in September.
In the B grade we have two groups
Ballingarry, Kilsheelan Kilcash, St Patrick’s Killenaule
Clonmel og, Cahir, Grangemockler/ Davins Knockmealdown Gaels
The early indications here is this could be a repeat of the football championship earlier in the year, with Ballingarry showing up well. The Under 15 C championship is played on a county basis, with schedules hard to find. This competition along with that of the Under 17 C championship which is also played on a county championship, could really do with being promoted more.
In Under 17 A Hurling , we have a 7 team group , with some excellent hurling being played so far in the group
In the Group we have the following sides
Carrick Swan, St Mary’s, Killenaule Knockmealdown Gaels, Kilsheelan Kilcash Moyle Rovers, Cahir
The indications here are Carrick Swan and St Mary’s look the likely front runners for this championship unless a dark horse comes from the pack which in sport you never know. In the Under 17 B we have a 6 team group Clonmel og, Ballingarry, Grangemockler/ Davins, St Patrick’s, Ballybacon /Newcastle Fethard
The early results indicate that this group is wide open with not much between the sides, and the concluding rounds and knockout will be eagerly anticipated.
At the moment the Under 17 grade fixtures are subject to change, due to Under 19 hurling starting in the South Division. Advice once more would be to keep in contact with all clubs social media sites or the Tipperary gaa website.
Under 17 is provisionally fixed for monday nights, Under 13 on tuesday, under 15 on Thursday, but with the evenings getting shorter, and the schools welcoming back students, we could see games on the weekend.
The Feile na nGael hurling took place recently for all sides in the division.
This year due to sides missing out on the action in 2020 due to the pandemic, it was played on a Under 15 basis.
After some exciting action across the county and seven divisions, three south sides reached their respective finals.
In Division 5 we had a all south division affair, when Killenaule defeated Cahir in a exciting final.
In Division 6 Skeehnarinky reached the final only to be defeated by Sean Treacys . Congrats to Killenaule on bringing a feile title back to the division.
The following weekend, the Feile Peil na nog took place across the county in various divisions. This was also at Under 15 level. The South sides fared very well over the weekend, with some great performances.
In Division two, Clonmel Commercials defeated Moycarkey Borris in the final. Division three , St Patrick’s were defeated by Moyne Templetuohy in the final.
Division four Clonmel og went down to Kilruane McDonaghs in the final.
Division 5 Ballyporeen defeated Clonmel Commercials in the final, while division six Cjk Mullinahone went down to Thurles Gaels Congrats to all the South Division sides who competed, who reached their respective finals, and who brought home feile titles to the division.
Thanks once more to all involved in organising the feile over the two week ends, host clubs and match officials as well.