Ballybricken-Bohermore stroll to semi-final
County13-a-side U2l Hurling Championship group 2 round 4
Ballybricken- Bohermore 3-20 Granagh-Ballingarry 1-9
A far more complete and better balanced Ballybricken-Bohermore recorded their fourth successive victory in the County U21 13-a-side Hurling Championship with an irnpressive victory over gallant Granagh-Ballingarry in ideal conditions at Caherelly on Sunday to finish top of the group on four points and qualify for the semi-final with the winners of the back match Cois Laoi Gaels and Granagh-Ballingarry provisionally fixed for this Sunday, 20th March, in Ballingarry at 11 am to take the second semi-final spot.
The Ballybricken-Bohermore club had their pitch in top condition for . this game despite the bad weather of tfie previous days with Kieran Flaherty of Monaleen in charge. Ballybricken-Bohermore were sharper, more direct, showed better touches up front and were too strong for their under-strength opponents; they laid a foundation for victory in the first half, going in at the break leading 1-5 to 0-1.
In the second half with the wind at their backs the visitors fared better, striking 1-8 against 2-5 for the home side, and at the final whistle Ballybricken-Bohermore were comfortable winners to finish top of the group on 8 points With the wmners of the back match between Cois Laoi Gaels and Granagh-Ballingarry to finish second on 6 points and take the second semi-final spot. Ballybricken-Bohermore scored 3-12 from play and 0-8 from frees; Granagh-Ballingarry scored 1-6 from play and 0-3 from frees.
Colm Noonan, Stephen Hickey, Mark Shelton, Kevin Mulcahy, Jack Cagney 0-1 Patrick SheHon, Eoin Casey 0-1, Aaron Smith 0-1, Brendan Lynch 1-2, Cormac Snow, Brian Noonan, Richie O'Keeffe 0-3, Mark O'Kelly. Sub used: Jack Hartnett. The Ballybricken-Bohermore scorers were Conor McCarthy 0-12, Sean Teefy 1-5-, Daniel Maguire 1-2, Gearoid Mitchell 0-1, Eoin Kloss 1-0.
Referee: Kieran Flaherty, Monaleen.
West Junior B Football League group
Monday 28th March round 1, Ballysteen v Granagh-Ballingarry in Ballysteen at 3pm
Thursday 7th April round 2,
Granagh-Ballingarry v Rathkeale in Ballingarry at 7pm
Thursday 14th April round 3, Cappagh v Granagh-Ballingarry in Cappagh at 7pm
Thursday 21st April round 4, Granagh-Ballingarry v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 7.l5pm
Tuesday 26th April semi-finals
Thursday 19th May final Top two teams from the groups qualify for the semi-finals.
If teams finish level on points scoring difference will apply.
Wednesday 16th March Special general meeting of Granagh-Ballingarry G.A.A. club in the Ballingarry clubhouse at 8.15pm
Munster U21 Football.
Championship semi-final Kerry v Limerick, Austin Stacks Park Tralee 7.30pm, Waterford v Cork, Fraher field, Dungarvan, 7.30pm
Thursday 17th March AJIIreland senior club hurling championship final, Na Piarsaigh Iimerick v Cushendall Antrim, Croke Park 2pm
All-Ireland senior club football championship' final Castlebar Mitchels
v Ballyboden St. Enda's , Croke Park 4pm
Sunday 20th March county 13-a-side U21 hurling championship round 3, provisional, GranaghBallingarry v Cois Laoi Gaels in Ballingarry at 11am
National Hurling League Dlv 1B round 5, Clare v Limerick, Cusack Park