Inter-county underage tournaments promise plenty of hurling action

Inter-county hurling tournaments - this weekend is an all-action one for all involved in our Bórd.

Inter-county hurling tournaments - this weekend is an all-action one for all involved in our Bórd.

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Inter-county hurling tournaments - this weekend is an all-action one for all involved in our Bórd.

Under-16 Hurling: We annually host the under-16 inter-county hurling tournaments and this year our games are being played within the south division. Resulting from a ruling from Croke Park our tournament has to come to finality on Saturday, thereby putting added pressure on both participants and organisers alike.

The format this year will be three groups of four teams. Tipperary are drawn in group three with the league round games in Cahir accompanied by Galway, Antrim and Laois. Our first outing is against Galway @ 10.30am, against Antrim @ 12.15pm and against Laois @ 2pm. The group winners versus the winners of group one which has Cork, Dublin, Clare and Waterford fighting for the honours.

If we come second we then contest the shield final this is schedule for St Mary’s pitch.

Our under-16B tournament consists of two groups of three teams. Tipperary is in group one accompanied by Clare and Kilkenny. With the games being played in Ballylooby. The group two games are in Fr Sheehy’s Pitch with Galway, Wexford and Cord providing the action. The winners of both groups contest the final in Ballylooby @ 3pm.

Under-15 Carrighdhun Tournament - our under-15 hurlers travel down to Mallow for the Carrighdhun Tournament which is hosted annually by Cork Rebel Og.

Tipperary is out against Clare @ 10.30am and at 11.45am face Limerick. The winners participate in the cup @ 2.45pm while the runner up plays the Shield Final @ 2.30pm

Under-14 Tony Forristal Tournament: Our under-14 team travel to Waterford with their first action commencing @ 10.50am against Offaly in St Saviours Pitch and @ 12.30pm play Galway with the winners contesting the semi final @ 3.50pm.

We wish both the teams and mentors of all our teams every success on Saturday and would urge as many as possible to travel along and lend support.