Intermediate Hurling - On Saturday evening last Clonakenny travelled to the Ragg to play Thurles Sarsfields in the first round of the Mid Tipp Intermediate Hurling Championship. Sarsfields got off to a great start and led by 1-6 to 2 points after twenty minutes but for some bad shooting could have been a lot further ahead. In the last ten minutes of the half Clonakenny came into the game and went in at half time two points behind. Sarsfields 1-6 Clonakenny 1-4. Clonakenny started brightly in the second half and got on top to go one point ahead, but sarsfields kept coming back and but for their continued bad shooting would have went well ahead. A last minute point by Michael John Carroll gave Clonakenny a one point victory. Final Score Clonakenny 1-12, Thurles Sarsfields 1-11. If Clonakenny are left wondering how they won the match Sarsfields must be left wondering how they lost it. Clonakenny must now know there’s a lot of hard work ahead if they are to retain the Mid Championship. Their next game will be against Moyne Templetuohy on the weekend of the 25th / 26th June.
Junior Hurling - Clonakenny will play Killea in the first round of the Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship on this Saturday, June 18th in Templemore at 7.30 p.m. (Check Mid Fixtures for confirmation).