by Co.Chair on the 22nd of October 2021
Last weekend brought the first of the knockout rounds of the adult championships. Following some very competitive action during the league sections, the first rounds of each competition saw some clubs making their last appearance for 2021.
In the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai senior championship, reigning champions Thomastown avoided the first round by topping their group, as did Young Irelands and Dicksboro. With St. Brigids and Clara finishing second in their groups of four, they also got straight through to quarter finals. Three first round matches were played, Piltown v St. Martins, St. Lachtains/Lisdowney faced Windgap and Tullaroan met Conahy. Piltown, St. Lachtains/Lisdowney and Tullaroan all emerged victorious and set up some interesting pairings for the quarter finals this weekend.
Thomastown v Tullaroan
Young Irelands v Clara
Piltown v St. Brigids
St. Lachtains/Lisdowney v Dicksboro
The Shaws Department Stores Intermediate championship also got to the business end of the competition. Glenmore lost out to The Rower Inistioge while Danesfort also exited the championship at the hands of St. Claires. Following an open draw between the remaining eight clubs, the following will do battle on Sunday;
James Stephens v Rower Inistioge
Emeralds/St. Annes v St. Claires
Mullinavat v O’Loughlin Gaels
Barrow Rangers v Ballyhale Shamrocks
It was also a big weekend in the Iverk Produce Junior Championship, with the first round matches being played by the four clubs who field second teams. In these Piltown emerged victorious over Dicksboro and Thomastown overcame Conahy Shamrocks. Unfortunately, with Graiguenamanagh and Naoimh Brid struggling to field teams, walkovers were given to Mooncoin and Carrickshock in the quarter finals and these will now progress to the semi-finals. The remaining quarter finals to be played are Thomastown v Piltown and John Lockes/Bennettsbridge v Tullogher.
Full details of all the quarter final matches can be found on the Fixtures Page; Fixtures | Kilkenny Camogie
It was also a big weekend for St. Martins who won the first ever Iverk Produce Junior C Championship when they beat St. Brigids in a very exciting final last Saturday in Danesfort. This competition was exclusively for clubs fielding second teams for the first time. It was a pulsating battle with St. Martins emerging victorious after extra time on a scoreline of 3-13 to 3-12.
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