Having topped their respective Groups, Brosna Gaels and Kilcormac/Killoughey qualified for this year’s Molloy Environmental, Junior B Hurling final, to be played, at Bord Na Móna O’Connor Pk, on Saturday next at 5.30pm, with Adam Kinahan taking charge.
In the group stages Brosna Gaels had wins over Drumcullen, Clodiagh Gaels and Lusmagh, while they received a walk-over from Edenderry and Ballinamere. In the semi-final they defeated Coolderry 2-10 to 0-14 at Lusmagh.
For their part Kilcormac/Killoughey had, group stage, wins over Ballyskenagh/Killavilla and Coolderry, while they also received two walk-overs, from Carrig & Riverstown and Birr. In the semi-final they had a comfortable 1-13 to 0-6 victory over, last year’s beaten finalists Clodiagh Gaels.
Brosna Gaels will be competing in their third Junior B decider having been victorious in 2005 when they defeated Belmont 2-11 to 1-11, following a replay, and again in 2010 when they had a 1-6 to 0-6 victory over Lusmagh at today’s venue.
For their part K/K will be competing in their fifth final, but looking for just their second title. They lost the final of 1989 to Shinrone, in 1993 Tullamore defeated them, while they also lost the finals of 2014 and 2015 to Ballinamere and Belmont respectively. Their sole success came in the 1994 final when they defeated Seir Kieran 2-11 to 0-10 at Rath. The title also went to the Kilcormac/Killoughey parish in 1986 when Killoughey defeated Rhode 1-11 to 2-5 in the final played in Ballinamere.
Everything is set for a very interesting final, between these close neighbours.