By Liam Hogan PRO
Minor B Football final
Kildangan 1-8 Borrisokane 2-4
Borris-Ileigh progressed in the county senior hurling preliminary round with a win over carrig Swans but unfortunately it defeat to Toomevara when they were beaten by Clonoulty Rossmore.
As a result three North Tipp teams feature in next weekends quarter finals.
Nenagh Eire Og will face Drom Inch next Saturday in Templemore at 4.30pm
On Sunday, Kildangan take on Clonoulty Rossmore at 2..00pm in the Tagg and Borris-Ileigh face Eire Og Annacarty at 3.30pm
One of the four North Tipp teams remaining in the county championship will be in action this weekend
Shannon Rovers travel to Dolla for Saturday’s clash with Clonakenny, throw in 2.00pm. Ballinahinch have a bye and they will join Newport and Ballina for the quarter final games the following weekend.
Watch Centre North Junior Hurling Final
Knockshegowna and Toomevara will do battle in this year’s Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior A Hurling Final at Nenagh next Sunday evening, throw in 5.00pm.
It will be the first North final decider involving the sides.
It’s a race to the top with both sides on nine titles the same as Kilruane MacDonaghs.
Toomevara were the most recent winners when they won in 2010. They defeated Kilruane in the final. The success bridged a three year gap adding to their wins in 1910, ’11,’12, ’13, ’58, ’91, ’97.
Meanwhile Knockshegowna last won in 2006 when they overcame Burgess. Their previous wins came in 1934, ’57, ’69, ’72, ‘74, ’88, ’89 and 1993.
Knockshegowna reached the knockout stages winning three of their round robin games before accounting for Kilruane MacDonaghs and Nenagh Eire Og in the knockout stages.
Toomevara are in similar ground, winning three of their four round robin games followed by wins over Roscrea and Borris-Ileigh in the k.o. stage.
The teams met in two North finals. In 1957, Knockshe defeated Toomevara and repeated the win in 1972 with the Blue and Gold winning by 2-11 to 0-11.
Overall this new final is difficult one to call but tradition might favour Knockshegowna.
Path To Final
Junior A Hurling Quarter Finals
Knockshegowna 1-15 Kilruane MacDonagh 0-16
Toomevara 1-20 Roscrea 1-10
Junior A Hurling Semi finals
Knockshegowna 3-11 Nenagh Eire Og 2-10
Toomevara 1-21 Borris-Ileigh 1-11
Watch Centre North Tipp Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship
The first game in the three way play-off involving Templederry, Silvermines and Toomevara will now commence next Sunday evening September 15th when Templederry play Silvermines at Toomevara, throw in 12.00noon. The winner will enter the semi final and the loser play Toomevara for the second semi final position. The dates for those games will be decided later.
Team Pl W D L +/- Pts
Ballina 3 2 0 0 32 6
Newport 4 3 0 1 29 6
Portroe 3 2 0 1 23 4
Nenagh Eire Og 4 2 0 4 -22 2
Ballinahinch 4 0 0 4 -62 0
Remaining games: Portroe v Ballina September 15th;
One game remains. Ballina take on Portroe. A win for Ballina will give them a semi final spot. A win for Portroe will force a three way play-off involving Portroe, Ballina and Newport.
Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship
Minor A Hurling semi finals
Toomevara 1-20 Roscrea 1-10
Nenagh Eire Og 1-20 Borris-Ileigh 0-9
Nenagh remain on course to achieve a seven in a row North finals following their big semi final win over Borris-Ileigh. Toomevara will provide the opposition in the final a final that is a repeat of the 2011 decider. No date has been fixed yet for the final.
Ger Gavin North Minor B Hurling semi finals
Ballina 2-14 Shannon Rovers Gaels 0-6
Burgess 3-20 Silvermines 1-11
Burgess will take on Ballina in the North Minor B Hurling championship at Dolla next Sunday. Burgess hope to win their seventh title having success in 1974, ’78, 86, ’90, ’09 and 2011. Ballina meanwhile won it three times, 1992, ’95 and 1999.
Walsh’s of Nenagh U-21 A Hurling Championship 2013
Two games in the Walsh’s of Nenagh U-21 Hurling championship will get the green light on Saturday 21st September when Borris-Ileigh take on Burgess and Kilruane MacDonaghs face Roscrea. Eight teams will take part in the championship with Lorrha taking on Toomevara and Nenagh Eire Og to face Kildangan. The championship will be played on a knockout losers group basis.
The North U-21 B Hurling Draw is as follows:
Shannon Rovers Gaels v Moneygall/Clonakenny
Templederry v Portroe
Borrisokane v Silvermines
Ballinahinch Gaels v Ballina
Junior A Football
Two North Junior A Football championship games will be played this weekend. Shannon Rovers to take on Portroe in the opening round next Sunday and Inane Rovers face Newport. Lorrha have a bye. Teams who give a walk over will not be allowed take their part in the losers group.