There were wins for Ardmore, Dungarvan, Modeligo, Clashmore and Cappoquin in the western intermediate hurling championship over the weekend.
At Ballyduff Upper, Ardmore, who were relegated from senior last season, won their first competitive game of the year when they recorded a 0-14 to 0-11 victory over Shamrocks.
Dungarvan gained revenge for the two defeats at the hands of Ballysaggart last year with a 1-21 to 3-1 win over Ballysaggart at Cappoquin.
At rain-soaked Colligan last year’s junior champions Modeligo defeated Abbeyside 1-7 to 0-6 and, in a double-header at Fraher field on Sunday, Clashmore scored a 2-11 to 0-10 victory over Brickeys and Cappoquin had a comfortable 4-13 to 2-10 win over Colligan.
In the junior championship proper, Tourin/Glen Rovers recorded a very comprehensive 6-20 to 2-7 win over Kilrossanty at Abbeyside. Kilgobinet got the better of Saint Marys at Colligan by 1-10 to 0-8 and at Fraher Field Ballinameela had a 2-13 to 0-11 win over neighbours and rivals Geraldines by 2-13 to 0-11.
In the junior ‘A’ championship for senior clubs Ballyduff enjoyed a very big 5-20 to 2-6 win over An Rinn at Ardmore, while in Lismore Tallow and Fourmilewater shared the spoils on a 1-11 to 3-5 scoreline.
Another exciting weekend of hurling is in store in the west of the county this coming weekend with a large programme of games down for decision.
In the Intermediate hurling championship group ‘A’ Abbeyside and Ballysaggart meet at Colligan on Friday evening and on the same evening Modeligo and Colligan will meet at Cappoquin. On Saturday evening Cappoquin and Dungarvan play at Lismore.
In group ‘B’ Lismore and Ardmore meet at Bushy Park on Friday evening and 24 hours later Shamrocks and Brickeys meet at Ardmore.
In the junior championship Geraldines and Tourin/Glen Rovers lock horns in Lismore and on Saturday evening St Marys and Ballinameela play at Colligan, while at Bushy Park Kilgobinet will play Kilrossanty.
Games are also fixed in the junior ‘A’ and ‘B’ championships but alternative dates and venues may have to be found for a number of these ties.