It took over 80 minutes of hurling for Dunnamaggin to overccome Cloughduv of Cork in the AIB All-Ireland Junior S/F in Fraher Field, Dungarvan on Sunday. Dunnamaggin started the brightest running up a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after 15 minutes, this form continued and they led by six points at half-time, 0-11 to 0-5. On the restart Cloughduv began to get a grip on the game and it was their two second half goals, the second of which arrived right at full time which forced the game to extra-time. Extra-time was a close affair throughout with both sides exchanging points and it was the bare minimum that seperated the teams when the final whislte blew after over 80 minutes of hurling, the score 0-23 to 2-16 to the Kilkenny sides favour. An All-Ireland Final now awaits Dunnamaggin with full fixture details to be confirmed soon.
For full match report click below (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Dunnamaggin claimed the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Championship with a five point win over Piltown in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Dunnamaggin started the stronger and held a commanding lead early in the first half but Piltown clawed their way back into the game, in the end it wasn’t enough and Dunnamaggin will compete in the Intermediate grade in 2019.
Click below for full match report,(Kilkenny People -John Knox).
Click here for photos from the final,(Credit; Willie Dempsey)
The Junior Semi-Finals held in Nowlan Park on Sunday saw Dunnamaggin and Piltown overcome Dicksboro and Slieverue respectively. Dunnamaggin were victorious on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-14, only two points separated the teams at half-time but a strong second half saw Dunnamaggin claim the spot in the Final. In the second game of the day Piltown claimed the final spot, with three goals proving crucial to their victory.
Click here for photos - Willie Dempsey
Graigue-Ballycallan claimed a 2-18 to 1-07 victory over city side O’Loughlin Gaels in the J.J.Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Championship in Nowlan Park on Sunday 9th September.
The sides had met previously in the Junior “B” League Final when Graigue-Ballycallan were victorious in a closely fought contest.
Former Kilkenny hurler James Ryall GBC Captain accepted the trophy on behalf of the team.
Mooncoin claimed a 1-13 to 0-7 point victory over Thomastown in the JJ Kavanagh and Son's Junior "A' Final on Saturday in Nowlan Park. Both teams had run up large scores in the semi-finals but the final was a lower scoring affair with Mooncoin making it a second weekend on the trot where the claimed victory in Nowlan Park, adding to last weekends victory over Clara juniors.
Click here for photos, Credit: Willie Dempsey