Under 21 Hurling

The county under 21 A hurling semi-finals will be played this Sunday December 23. Clonoulty Rossmore will play Killenaule in Leahy Park, Cashel at 12 noon and Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Thurles Sarsfields at 1.30pm in Templemore.

Extra time will be played in both games if necessary and the final is scheduled for Sunday December 30. It is interesting to note that all 4 clubs have a prominent recent history of involvement in the latter stages of the County under 21 championship. Kilruane MacDonaghs have won 5 of the last 7 North titles and Thurles Sarsfields have won 5 of the last 7 Mid titles.

Killenaule won 6 South Under 21 A Hurling titles in a row from 2000 to 2005. The next 6 titles were shared between Carrick Swan (3), Ballingarry (2) and Moyle Rovers before Killenaule regained the title on Sunday last. Clonoulty-Rossmore have won 6 of the last 8 West Under 21 A Hurling titles.

In the B championship Golden Kilfeacle defeated Skeheenarinky last weekend to qualify for the final. The second semi-final between Kildangan and Upperchurh Drombane will be played in Tmepltuohy on Saturday December 22 at 1.30pm. The final is scheduled for Saturday December 29.