Intermediate Club Hurling
Senior Power Rankings done and dusted
Premier Intermediate Power Rankings done and dusted also
Now We get down to the Rankings everyone wants to see, the Intermediate Rankings after 2 games in the County Championships
Has there been much movement since our last compilation?
Yes, there has….
13 of the 16 clubs have moved positions with no less than 3 moving 4 places.
16.-Upperchurch/Drombane B – Down 1.
The loss to Ballybacon means the relegation quagmire for the ‘Church in season 1 in the Intermediate grade despite the best efforts of Pat Shortt running up 2-15 over their 2 outings. With 0 points in the group and a minus 22 points difference and Skeehenarinky up next, they are facing a relegation semifinal in all likelihood and they could find it tough from here on in.
15.-Shannon Rovers – Down 2.
Rovers have been cursing their luck from minute one with the whore of a draw they got to find themselves in with 3 live contender for the intermediate title. The 12 point loss to Kilsheelan probably means its a bottom spot in the group and a relegation dogfight. Tom Hogan carrying the fight for them with 3-13 so far. We still think they’re too good to go down but will be involved unfortunately.
14.-Ballybacon Grange – Up 2.
The great survivors did it again. The Houdini’s of the South, had a well earned win over Upperchurch which all but guarantees their safety for another year. They have a free swing against free scoring Borrisokane in round 3.Brendan Cummins their top scorer and top scoring keeper across the 3 grades with 0-07 to his name.
13.-Golden Kilfeacle – Down 2.
A 2nd loss sees them fall again this week, 0 points on the board but group 2 is very tight on scoring difference and an 8 point win over Ballingarry coupled with a Cappawhite win in round 3,could see them safe or better. Freetaking troubles again an issue. Only 6 individual scorers is a concern also with a lot of responsibility for scoring resting on the shoulders of Jack Leamy with 0-15 so far.
12.-Kickhams – Down 4.
Nearly back to where they started on the original Power Rankings where we had them at 13th. A 2nd loss to West rivals Arravale in 2023 means they have to go and win against a resurgent Davins team to steer clear of the relegation mire. Not beyond their capabilities and it will make for interesting viewing in Clonmel for 5pm,Saturday 26th.With an individual scoring spread of 10 players, we give them a punchers chance.
11.-Arravale Rovers – Up 3.
A big move this week. Followed up their West win over Kickhams with a 2nd win this year over the same opposition. Johnny Ryan back (0-02 in Round 2) is a huge bonus as is the form and frees of Club top scorer after 2 rounds, Mikey O’Dwyer with 1-20. Could qualify top with a win over Drom’s second crew,but a more likely scenario would see a Davins win and they winning placing them second in the group.
10.-Kiladangan B – No change.
Got back on track with a win over Golden. The group is so tight it could go anyway, beat Cappawhite who are currently on 4 and they could potentially come out of the group, definitely one for the Clubber red button option.12 individual scorers with the likes of Neil Cahalan 0-11 steady on the frees and Andy Loughnane and DJ McGrath both chipping in 0-03 from play the last day.
9.-Drom/Inch B – Down 2.
Still unbeaten, 2 draws and no win, means their destiny is in their own hands with them on 2 points and current table toppers Davins on 3 . Fascinating winner takes all game in store with Arravale Rovers who are also on 2 points but with an inferior -13 points difference, in Boherlahan this coming Saturday.Mikey Connors has found form at the right time for them with 0-11 (0-10 frees) in their round 2 draw v the Davins.
8.-Carrick Davins – Up 4.
Followed up a big Rd 1 win with and equally impressive draw with last years semi-finalists Drom/Inch. The group is so tight they will need something from round 3 to guarantee knockouts.In their favour Davins have a spread of scorers and are ticking the scoreboard over nicely too with Lee Mackey 0-09,Pa Harris and David Houlihan both 2-01 and Billy Roche 2-0 featuring in our scorers from play charts.
7.-Ballingarry – Down 2.
Fall out of the top 5 following loss to Cappawhite. A win over Golden and a Cappawhite win would see them qualify. The form of Dylan Walsh should be making the powers that be in the County sit up and take notice if his club man is not already aware to his form, He is currently second in the intermediate scoring charts with 1-23 in total,0-12 from frees and 1-11 from play.
6.-Skeeheenarinky – No Change.
Despite losing no change as they will still qualify 2nd in the group if they account for Upperchurch/Drombane B in Round 3. Surprise factor from 2022 is gone though but Darragh Brennan with 0-11 so far off frees and with 0-13 in total definitely gives them scope to progress further up the next set of rankings.
5.-Cappawhite – Up 4.
Hard Fought win over Ballingarry sees them move up and favourites for top spot in group 2. Not an easy game though v Kiladangan in Templemore next Saturday and a loss could see them need to use their preliminary quarter-final get out Jail card, have been motoring along nicely ,themselves and Borrisokane are the only 2 of the 16 with a 100% 2 wins from 2 record still left intact.11 individual scorers so far will have them higher here, next time out.
4.-Borrisokane – No Change.
In a wind affected game Borrisokane destroyed Skeheen in the first half leading 2-17 to 0-02. Will top their group and straight to a Quarter-final.10 individual scorers so far,but it the scoring power of Oisin Larkin 0-21 and Garry Ryan 2-11 from play,that is catching the eye.
3.-Kilsheelan/Kilcash – No Change.
Expected win over Shannon Rovers, The Kehoe brothers Barry and Mark, on fire with 0-19 scored between them in their win over Rovers in Round 2 . A humdinger in store with Moneygall, neither team will want to use the preliminary quarter final route.
2.-Moneygall – Down 1.
Drop down after draw with Boherlahan, Potential round tie of round 3 across all 3 grades, their clash with Kilsheelan. The Fogarty family are flying, Joe….. top of the scoring pile at Intermediate at the minute with 1-24, 0-19 Frees,Paddy not to be out done with 2-03 from play and Sean Kenneally getting in on the act with 0-04 from play, both days.
1.-Boherlahan – Up 1.
Move again following the draw with Moneygall, they may yet rue not driving home their 7 point half time lead in Templederry last Sunday evening, in their meeting of the North and Mid divisional Champions,. Should beat Shannon Rovers in round 3 and guarantee a Quarter Final spot. Their spread of 8 scorers and 3-19 against Moneygall should hold them in good stead for what we think could be another meeting between the 2 sides, near the end of October.