Kilkenny claim three out of four cups in the Bernie Hoban Memorial Under 14 Development Blitz
by PRO on the 2nd of August 2016
The annual Bernie Hoban Memorial under 14 Development Blitz took centre stage in James Stephens, Kells road venue on Sunday last. Nineteen teams from north and south of the country travelled and a great day of camogie action was had by all.
Four competitions were down for decision The Bernie Hoban Memorial Cup, The Intosport Cup, The Michael Doyle Memorial Cup, and the Hennessy Cup.
In the Bernie Hoban Memorial Cup the Kilkenny Black team ran through the group undefeated. They began the day with an opening round draw 1-01 apiece with Tipperary. In their second game they recorded a good win over Antrim 5-05 to no score. In their third contest they recorded a 3-03 to 0-05 point’s victory over Cork. This victory guaranteed a final berth where they overcame Tipperary 2-05 to 2-02 after a tough encounter to claim the Bernie Hoban Memorial Cup.
In the Intosport Cup, the Kilkenny Amber team were very unlucky. In their first match where they just came up short against a tough Tipperary B side. In their second game they bounced back to record a 0-02 points apiece draw with Cork. This draw put the Kilkenny Amber team in the ¼ final where they overcame Cork B 2-00 to a point to set up a semi final with Tipperary B. The Tipperary B side proved too strong and set up a final with Waterford in which they proved too strong for the Deise to claim the Intosport Cup.
In the Michael Doyle Memorial Cup, the Kilkenny White side competed. In the opening game they competed against Tipperary C1 and proved too strong on a 2-04 to 0-01 point score line. In the second game they took on Antrim A and recorded a good 7-03 to no score victory. In their third tie they played Carlow green and just came up short 0-03 points to 0-01. In their final game they played Laois and recorded a good 3-06 to 0-02 point score line to secure a place in the final. In the final they played Carlow green and recorded a 1-02 to 0-01 point score line to claim the Michael Doyle Memorial Cup.
In the Hennessy Cup the Kilkenny Red side competed. In their first game they took on Carlow Red and recorded a good 4-05 to 1-00 victory. In their second contest they took on Tipperary C2 and recorded a good 2-01 to no score victory. In their final game they played Waterford B and recorded a good 3-05 to 1-01 victory. The teams competed again in the final and the Kilkenny Red side recorded an impressive 7-02 to 0-01 victory to claim the Hennessy Cup.
A great day was had by all and it was an impressive day for all the Under 14 Kilkenny sides claiming three out of the four trophies on offer. Congrats and thanks to all players mentors and volunteers on the day.
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