Post Prelim Intermediate Hurling
Its going to be a quick run through this Week of where teams stand in the Intermediate Hurling Championship as we have a very in-depth article on the stats of the Intermediate Championship so far, also out this Week.
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16.-Upperchurch/Drombane B – No Change.
The Church are having a year to forget. They have a fighting chance v Arravale Rovers in the Relegation Semi Final, which we think is the actual Relegation Final, their form all year says they are in major major trouble.
15.-Kiladangan B – Down 1.
Not the draw the Dangan men would’ve wanted against the Neighbours. Haven’t played to their potential at all this year. Will just want the year to end but we think they might have another game to play after the relegation semi.
14.-Arravale Rovers – Up 1.
The Tipp town lads will be happy with the draw. Have mixed the good with the bad during the championship. Johnny Ryan and the form of Mikey Dwyer should see them safe.
13.-Shannon Rovers – No Change.
An interesting dynamic for George Hannigan this week especially, playing with Rovers and coaching in Kiladangan. Shannon Rovers have probably showed more than their neighbours in a group with 3 Divisional Champions in with them, so we just about give them the nod.
12.-Ballybacon Grange – No Change.
Safe for the Year and looking forward to another escape act in 2024?.
11.-Carrick Davins – No Change.
A Winter spent pondering on what might have been down Carrick side.
10.-Ballingarry – No Change.
Another outfit hoping for a better return from their year in 2024.
9.-Skeeheenarinky – No Change.
Leaked goals in the 1st half and then a storming first 15 minutes in the 2nd had them back level in their Prelim Quarter Final loss to Kilsheelan Kilcash last Weekend but they couldn’t push on. If they could’ve gotten more ball in to Darragh Brennan who finished with 1-04, things might’ve been different.
8.-Golden Kilfeacle – No Change.
You’d have to give Golden a chance against Drom in their Quarter Final this coming Saturday in Dundrum. Both teams are used to being in the knockouts with semi-final games in the recent past. Youngsters Jack Leamy & Ben Currivan could cause lots of problems upfront.
7.-Kickhams – No Change.
The draw was always going to be tough with the 3 in the pot. Will give Boherlahan a right rattle. Derby games can take on a life of their own.
6.-Cappawhite Down 1.
Similar to Borrisokane as regards luck of the draw. A tough tough quarter-final draw. Again won’t be phased by it but Kilsheelan are probably further along in their development than the West men and Cappa are likely to come up a cropper.
5.-Borrisokane – Down 1.
Drew the short straw with Moneygall. Won’t be phased by it but on recent results will need a huge performance to take out the fellow Northeners, if they don’t get blitzed early doors like what happened in their North Championship meeting, We expect a high scoring game in front of a big double header crowd in Nenagh this Saturday.
4.-Drom/Inch B – Up 2.
Have gone from 9th in our post Round 2 Rankings and are on the move here again, On form got the perceived easier of the quarter-finals draw. Will be happy with it, another crack at a semi-final beckons.
3.-Kilsheelan/Kilcash – No Change.
Had two tough games last week which will do them no harm whatsoever. Unfortunate against Moneygall and steadied well following a 2nd half wobble v Skeheenarinky. Mark Kehoe with four goals in a week.
2.-Moneygall – No Change.
Won the final round game v Kilsheelan but not without some concern. Kilsheelan were ahead with 3 minutes left. A wake up call for Moneygall. Won’t be happy with the Borrisokane draw but like the North Final should have too much.
1.-Boherlahan – No Change.
Boherlahan could only draw Kickhams or Golden so a local Derby was always on the cards. Will have enough for Kickhams on form this year.
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