Intermediate Club Hurling
First out of the blocks this Week is the Intermediate Club Hurling Power Rankings,has there been much movement since the last edition ?.
Yes there has…
With 2 games postponed due to the tragic events in Clonmel last Weekend, We are still going to base our judgement on what way, We think those 2 games are going to transpire, both in relation to the Intermediate Power Rankings here but also the Premier Intermediate Power Rankings which We will have out before the Weekend.
Details of the Postponed Games
Kilsheelan/Kilcash v Moneygall has been moved to Templetuohy for Tuesday 5th September.
While the Premier Intermediate game Moyne Templetuohy v St.Mary’s is on Weds 6th September in Clonoulty
Intermediate Club Hurling
16.-Upperchurch/Drombane B – No Change.
Went down badly in Round 3 v Skeheenarinky and picked up 4 red cards into the bargain. This shouldn’t affect them in the relegation semifinal and We suppose of the 3 other teams to face in a relegation semi final they’d have chosen Arravale to play, but look to be in serious trouble and a quick return to Junior is on the cards
15.-Arravale Rovers – Down 4.
A Club in a relegation football semifinal also and a very disappointing end to their hurling campaign which sees them go from potentially qualifying to relegation candidates. They’ll be happy to draw Upperchurch in the relegation semifinal and should have too much based on their two Kickhams performances. The Form of the second highest Overall Top scorer, Mikey O’Dwyer with 1-28 (55% of their total scores) already notched for them in the Championship will be key.
14.-Kiladangan B – Down 4.
The relegation candidate nobody expected with 1 win out of 3 played. You’d imagine they ‘should’ have too much to go down. But you just don’t know. Reason to be hopeful if you are a Kiladangan supporter,13 scorers so far across the 3 games,1-53 in total scored, Neil Cahalane Top Scorer with 0-19 and 0-14 from frees, Top Scorer from Play DJ McGrath 0-08 scored, Reason to be fearful, Only 1 Goal scored.
13.-Shannon Rovers – Up 2.
Similar to Ballybacon they move up despite the 13 point loss to Drom and Inch. The draw pits them against near neighbours Kiladangan B. A right battle in store. with Tom Hogan 3-18 and 2-18 from placed balls and second highest on our placed balls table vital to their relegation chances. The ongoing worry for Rovers is that they aint scoring from play with the likes of Conal Moran 0-06,Andy Byrne 0-04 and the aforementioned Tom Hogan with 1-00 showing up best..
12.-Ballybacon Grange – Up 2.
Move up again despite their 13 point loss to Borrisokane. No relegation battle has them smiling down South. A stat of note, their keeper with 0-07 contributed 20% of their total scored across their 3 Championship games which was also the lowest scored by any club in this grade. A Club that know how to grind to survive.
11.-Carrick Davins – Down 3.
Failed to deliver when needed it most. Had a win and a draw going into Round 3 and took a whipping off Kickhams 4-16 to 1-10 which undid all their prior good work, this mean they didn’t qualify with a minus 2 points difference while others had no win and managed to secure a quarter-final. A crazy championship. Lee Mackey sees out their Championship campaign as Club Top Scorer with 0-18 and 0-10 from play, David Houlihan provided their goal threat finishing up with 3-01 from play.
10.-Ballingarry – Down 4.
With two losses in the group they probably can’t complain with their placing. In other years they would’ve qualified but were done by the ‘Burgess Rule’. Out of the championship and ruing their missed chances in their 1 goal defeat to Golden. They have a good young team so very much more is expected of them in ’24.Dylan Walsh sits atop the Intermediate Top Scorers chart at the minute with a haul of 1-34,0-21 from placed balls and second in our from play chart with 1-13.
9.-Skeeheenarinky – Down 3.
Got the win they needed in some style at the weekend beating the ‘church 1-20 to 2-09. Probably should be higher but got drawn in the dreaded Prelim against either Moneygall or Kilsheelan. A mouth watering game in store, We give them a punchers chance in this as they have the 5th tightest defense in this division
8.-Golden Kilfeacle – Up 5.
They needed a 3 point win to give themselves a chance and Jack Bergin (a goal in round 1,a goal in round 3) duly delivered at the death in their winner takes all joust with Ballingarry. A goal that got them a Quarter final spot and the bonus of being seeded for 2024.Jack Leamy tearing up trees for them on the scoring front with 0-26 nailed so far and 0-11 in Round 3 ,10 of them frees.
7.-Kickhams – Up 5.
Their dismantling of Carrick Davins sees them rocket back up the rankings, our yo-yo team in this grade of the power rankings . Avoided a Prelim too and secured a top 8 spot for the 3rd year in a row. Third highest scoring attack even with a win loss and draw so far and a nice spread of 11 scorers too, potential dark horses from now on in
6.-Drom/Inch B – Up 3.
Drom took care of business and topped their group, their routine 2-18 to 1-15 win over Arravale being a case in point . Nobody will relish playing them in the Quarters. We have a slight concern that they score well but the also concede too well.10 separate scorers on a second team is a sure sign of a club going about its business in the right way, Could the double be on ?
5.-Cappawhite – No Change.
The cause of nearly the most debate with Pv Podcast group WhatsApp when it comes to the power rankings across the 3 grades of Tipperary Club Hurling, Most of us feel, they should be higher, but the rubber is going to hit the road shortly and they can expect an upwards move.100% record (one of just 2 Teams) still intact for the West outfit,3 from 3 in Group 2 . Will relish a Quarter final shot. Moving well. Dara McCarthy,Willie Barry and Conor Martin all moving well and hitting 70% of Cappa’s total scores between them.
4.-Borrisokane – No Change.
Had an expected Round 3 win v Ballybacon and top the group and straight to a quarter final as expected. With their form they will be hard bet in a Quarter Final. Top of the club scoring charts by a country mile and also with the meanest defence of the 16, One of only 2 teams that will have 3 wins from 3 in the group stages. Oisin Larkin with 0-29,Gary Ryan with 2-13 of which he scored 2-7 from play in their round 1 win over Upperchurch and Philip Austin rolling back the years with 2-04 leading the way, another 8 have also chipped in with scores, probably the team that if they get a run on you, it could prove fatal.
3.-Kilsheelan/Kilcash – No Change.
We wouldn’t be surprised if they got a win in round 3 v Moneygall in what expect to be an absolute humdinger and very likely on Clubber too. Kilsheelan have the better defence while Moneygall have the freer attack. The catching and the scoring prowess of the Kehoe’s will be key to their chances. We weren’t provided with their scoring for round 1 so we don’t want place too much emphasis on their round 2 win over Rovers which could skew our analysis.
2.-Moneygall – No Change.
With no game played= no change. Regardless of the round 3 result, We expect them to be in a semi-final. A 5 point win over Kilsheelan will see them back no.1.Their draw with Boherlahan has definitely franked their form in Group 3 which contains the top 3 outfits in our power rankings. Joe Fogarty 6th in the Top Scorers Table their go to man, they have a lower number of scorers 8, than the Number 1 Ranked Team which has 11.
1.-Boherlahan – No Change.
Backed up previous results with a convincing win over hapless and relegation bound Shannon Rovers. Will fear nobody in the Quarters regardless. Motoring nicely with 2 wins and the draw v Moneygall, they have the second best score ran up in the Intermediate grade, Tossy Ryan with 2-23,Darragh Hickey with 1-06 from play and Seamus Leahy also with 2-03 from play being the tormentors in chief.
Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Relegation Semi-Final Draw.
Shannon Rovers v Kiladangan
Upperchurch/Drombane v Arravale Rovers
Intermediate Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Final.
Sunday September 10th @ 3pm in Boherlahan or Clonmel.
Skeheenarinky v Group 3 runner up, (the losers of Moneygall v Kilsheelan/Kilcash.)
Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship
Top 4 Pot: Drom-Inch, Cappawhite, Borrisokane, Boherlahan or Moneygall
2nd Seed Pot : Knockavilla Kickhams, Golden K, Skeheenarinky, Moneygall or Kilsheelan (or Skeheenarinky)
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