This weekend the first adult championship fixtures of 2015 will take place. Both the Intermediate and Junior Hurling Championships will signal the start of championship season in Carlow.
The Intermediate Hurling Championship starts tonight with three matches taking place. Erin’s Own play reigning champions Mount Leinster Rangers at 7.30 pm in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow Town play St. Mullin’s in Myshall and Naomh Brid play Naomh Eoin in Spellman Park. The Intermediate Hurling Championship has been very competitive over the last few years and MLR needed a replay to overcome Naomh Eoin last year.
Naomh Eoin are the most successful team at this grade with six county titles but MLR and St. Mullin’s are both hot on their heels with five each. Carlow Town have been strong in recent years and won the title in 2011 and 2013.
Round 1: Friday 5th June
Erin’s Own V MLR 7.30PM Netwatch Cullen Park
Carlow Town V St Mullins 7.30PM Myshall
Naomh Brid V Naomh Eoin 7.30PM Spellman Park, Kildavin
The Junior Hurling Championship also gets underway this weekend with three games taking place on Saturday. Carlow Town host Ballinkillen, Naomh Eoin host Burren Rangers and Palatine will travel to Tullow to take on St. Patrick’s. All games take place at 7pm.
It will be Burren Rangers first adult championship game of hurling after entering the adult ranks this year; hurling was introduced to their juvenile ranks in 2009 and Saturday night will be the culmination of a lot of hard work.
Palatine are the most successful club at this grade with seven county titles . Erin’s Own are the reigning champions after they beat Naomh Brid in the final.
Round 1: Saturday 6th June
Carlow Town V Ballinkillen 7.00PM Carlow Town Hurling Club
Naomh Eoin V Burren Rangers 7.00PM Myshall
St. Patrick’s V Palatine 7.00PM Br Leo Park