Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

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Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

Post by frankthetank » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:55 pm

Having seen the post about Edenderry entering the Junior B championship gave me the thought to set up a thread about these 3 championships.

Intermediate - Having made it to last year's final Seir Kieran will have been disappointed to have lost their first round game vs Coolderry. In the other game Birr managed to overcome Shinrone by a goal.

In Group 2 Belmont who won last year's Junior A overcame Brosna Gaels and in a slight surprise Shamrocks overcame St Rynagh's by a point. I thought that Shamrocks might have found it difficult to lift themselves after relegation from Senior B.

I know it's early doors but early predictions is Coolderry and Birr to emerge from Group 1 and St Rynaghs and Shamrocks to come out of Group 2. I would think that Rynaghs should have a little too much for Belmont.

Junior A - This grading is a little more predictable in that I feel Clodiagh Gaels and Kinnitty will qualify from their group. Kilcormac/Killoughey will emerge from their group and the other place will be either Ballinamere or Tullamore. And simply because Ballinamere were intermediate last year I give them to nod to beat Tullamore in the group and finish in the runners up spot behind K/K.

Also, by all accounts K/K have a strong panel this year as some guys they expected to be on the Senior B team have made themselves unavailable for that grade and are focussing on the Junior Championship.

Junior B could be a strange on in that it's possible that Edenderry have a huge chance to win this. Some of their senior footballers are top class hurlers most notably Shane Cummins and Cian Farrell. Lusmagh may also have a really good run in this championship with Belmont and Ballinamere also in the mix.

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Re: Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

Post by Wing Back » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:36 am

Good thread to have. Some fine teams at all levels here.

Finals predictions

Inter - Shamrocks V Coolderry
Junior A - K/K V Clodiagh Gaels
Junior B - Edenderry V Lusmagh

My opinion on all of the above could easily change after the next round of fixtures

Very glad to see an adult hurling team in Edenderry again. Hopefully they have some success and encourage the small ball within the town and hinterland.
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Re: Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

Post by kingscounty » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:35 pm

Another massive win for Edenderry in the junior b , 3-21 to Tullamore’s 0-05!

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Re: Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

Post by greenairfield » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:41 am

Wow I can finally come on this forum and start a discussion with Birr been county final proper contenders.....without doubt this team will win a county final. The new players they have is after bringing a new dimension to the the team.
Coolderry were awful fair enough and you would wonder what direction they are going in but Birr who were missing Paul Cleary, Craig Taylor and Sean Ryan through injury really left a mark today with fast directional and great team play hurling there goals were a joy to watch..well done to all!!

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Re: Intermediate/Junior A/Junior B Hurling 2020

Post by frankthetank » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:03 pm

Wrong thread there chief.

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