Semi-final showdowns with St Rynagh’s v Birr and Kilcormac-Killoughey v Belmont are in store following the final round of group games in the Molloy Precast Offaly Senior Hurling Championship.
Both St Rynagh’s, the reigning champions, and Kilcormac-Killoughey maintained their 100% records this season with victories over Shinrone and Seir Kieran, respectively.
The contest for second spot in Group 1, behind K-K, was won by Birr with an easier than expected victory over Coolderry. Goals by Niall Lyons (2) and Barry Harding helped Barry Whelahan’s side to a 3-19 to 0-11 victory. Meanwhile, the crunch game in Group 2 resulted in a 1-18 to 1-11 win for Belmont over Ballinamere, with regular goal-scorer Oisin Kelly again finding the net for the winners late in the first half.
There were some crunch games in the Senior B grade also, with significant wins for Clodiagh Gaels and Drumcullen, in particular, while K-K’s defeat of Lusmagh knocked out Joachim Kelly’s charges.
The penultimate round match-ups are Clodiagh Gaels v Kinnitty; Drumcullen v Tullamore.
And the semi-finals of the Intermediate Hurling Championship will be Shamrocks v Coolderry and St Rynagh’s v Shinrone.
Here’s all the main results from the adult Hurling Championships in the county this weekend.
Senior Hurling Championship Round 3: Kilcormac-Killoughey 3-19, Seir Kieran 2-19; Birr 3-19, Coolderry 0-11; St Rynagh’s 1-23, Shinrone 3-15; Belmont 1-18, Ballinamere 1-11.
Senior B Hurling Championship Round 3: Clodiagh Gaels 2-15, Tullamore 1-10; Clara 2-23, Carrig & Riverstown 4-12; Drumcullen 0-14, Kinnitty 0-13; Kilcormac-Killoughey 2-18, Lusmagh 0-21.
Intemediate Hurling Championship Round 3: Shamrocks 4-19, Brosna Gaels 2-7; St Rynagh’s 0-19, Belmont 0-13; Shinrone 0-17, Coolderry 0-14; Seir Kieran 2-15, Birr 0-14.
Junior Hurling Championship: Ballinamere 3-15, Tullamore 1-6; Shamrocks 2-19, Ballyskenagh Killavilla 3-14; Clodiagh Gaels 0-15, Gracefield 0-7;
Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship: Seir Kieran 3-15, Drumcullen 3-13; Edenderry 3-22, Tullamore 0-5; Kilcormac Killoughey 1-14, Ballinamere 2-11; St Rynagh’s 2-18, Belmont 1-12; Birr 1-12, Lusmagh 1-8.