It started on the 1st April, and we can now look forward to the last round of group matches in this years Minor A Hurling Championship.
Kinvara's season has been severly hit by many injuries to key players, and that still continues with Ronan Kilkelly still out (but making good progress). Since the exams break, a badly depleted Kinvara team lost badly to both St. Thomas and Cappataggle, although it must again be said that it was even difficult to field on those days, such were our injury state, aswell as lads on exams. We then unfortunately had to concede to Athenry, as again we just simply could not field.
But we have now refocused with an eye on this years Minor A Shield in our sights. Training has been going well in the past couple of weeks, with players getting game time both with our Junior B's and C's. Our final group tie sees us play close neighbours and good rivals Gort. The Gort side need a win to make the Championship quarter-finals, and so will be all out for the points. But that will only spur on the Kinvara lads as they would be more than happy to upset the applecart!
A good Kinvara performance will be the key ahead of the Shield and hopefully the lads will deliver this Monday.
Final Round, all on Bank Holiday Monday 5th August at 12noon
Kinvara v Gort, in Ardrahan
St. Thomas v Athenry
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Loughrea
Liam Mellows v Cappataggle
MINOR A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A
Results to date (most recent at top):
Loughrea 1-18 beat Gort 0-13
Liam Mellows beat St. Thomas'
St. Thomas' 0-19 beat Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-11
Athenry w/o Kinvara conceded
Liam Mellows 1-18 beat Loughrea 1-8
Cappataggle 4-13 beat Gort 0-12
Liam Mellows 2-13 beat Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-10
Cappataggle 3-15 beat Athenry 4-5
Gort 1-12 beat St. Thomas' 0-13
St. Thomas' 3-19 beat Kinvara 3-4
Cappataggle 4-17 beat Kinvara 2-11
Loughrea 1-12 drew Athenry 2-9
Gort 1-15 beat Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-12
Liam Mellows 3-14 beat Athenry 2-11
Loughrea 3-9 beat Kinvara 3-8
Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-10 beat Athenry 0-11
Cappataggle 1-15 drew St. Thomas 3-9
Liam Mellows 2-13 beat Gort 0-10
Loughrea 0-13 beat Cappataggle 0-12
Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-13 beat Kinvara 0-6
Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-10 beat Cappataggle 0-12
Gort 0-19 beat Athenry 2-9
Loughrea 0-14 beat St. Thomas 1-8
Liam Mellows 1-14 beat Kinvara 2-9