Search our Archive


Kiladangan crowned junior A county hurling champions

Kiladangan crowned junior A county hurling champions

Kiladangan captain Gerry Slattery pictured accepting the junior A cup from County Board vice-chairman John Devane and CCC secretary Tom Maher. Photo: Eamon McGee

Kiladangan were crowned the Tipperary Water county junior A hurling champions at Holycross on Sunday afternoon when Gerry Slattery captained the North Tipperary men to superb win over favourites Ballybacon-Grange.

Kiladangan were disappointed to lose the county senior hurling final to Thurles Sarsfields, but closed out a terrific year for the club on Sunday. Normal time finished 1-13 apiece, but Kiladangan stayed the course and won this one with two to spare (1-18 to 1-16) after extra-time.


On Saturday in Golden Thurles Sarsfields beat Cappawhite-Sean Treacy's in the county under-21A hurling semi-final 2-24 to 1-10 and will now face Carrick Swan in the final. Carrick Swan progressed directly to the decider when North Tipperary conceded their semi-final - the South men were nominated by their division and have not yet played their divisional semi-final against Killenaule while St Mary’s Clonmel await in the final.

The Tipperary Water County Under-21A Hurling Championship final between Thurles Sarsfields and Carrick Swan in expected to take place this forthcoming weekend.

Ballinahinch-Templederry and Gortnahoe-Glengoole will face one another in the Tipperary Water County Under-21B Championship final.

On Sunday Ballinahinch-Templederry held off the challenge of South champions Grangemockler-Ballyneale (1-11 to 1-9) at Leahy Park, Cashel while Gortnahoe-Glengoole beat Cashel King Cormacs 2-12 to 1-12 in Fethard. Gortnahoe-Glengoole won the Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under-21B Hurling Championship final the previous Wednesday when beating Thurles Sarsfields 4-12 to 2-13.

Meanwhile up North Toomevara beat Borris-Ileigh 2-13 to 2-10 in the division’s under-21A hurling championship semi-finals. Toome will face Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the decider - Kilruane saw off the challenge of Roscrea 0-22 to 1-13 on Sunday afternoon.


There were disappointing results in division 2A of the Ulster Bank League on Saturday when Nenagh Ormond and Cashel RFC lost out respectively to Sunday’s Well (17-23) and Highfield (6-13). Both sides enjoy an opportunity to redeem themselves on Saturday, December 3rd when Nenagh Ormond host Blackrock College RFC and Cashel RFC travel to take on a high-flying Queen’s University team.

The weekend proved to be an encouraging one, however, in the Munster Junior League with all four Tipperary sides earning victories - in division one Clonmel franked their dominance of the league with a 24-5 win over Muskerry, Clanwilliam beat Skibbereen 20-7 and Kilfeacle & District won 31-3 at Old Christians while in division two Thurles RFC won 17-13 away to Charleville. All four are in action once more on Sunday, December 4th - Clonakilty host Kilfeacle & District, Clanwilliams are away to Cobh Pirates, Clonmel make the trip to Galbally and Thurles RFC are at home to Crosshaven.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.