HURLING

Hurling pairings finalised for the prestigious Cahill Cup and Crosco Cup deciders in Mid and West Tipperary

Brian McDonnell

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Hurling pairings finalised for the prestigious Cahill Cup and Crosco Cup deciders in Mid and West Tipperary

Manager John Devane and player Timmy Hammersley pictured celebrating Clonoulty-Rossmore's 2018 county final success.

The pairings have been finalised for the prestigious CM Signs Cahill Cup and the Bertie's Bar Crosco Cup deciders - the senior hurling club competitions, hosted by the Mid Tipperary and West Tipperary divisions respectively, have a stellar history associated with them with both finals expected to attract a crowd on Wednesday evening, June 26.

Both of the CM Signs Cahill Cup semi-finals took place in Mid Tipperary on Wednesday, June 19 - defending champions Loughmore-Castleiney required extra-time before getting the better of JK Bracken's at Templemore (2-26 to 3-21). The full-time score read: JK Bracken's 3-19 Loughmore-Castleiney 2-22. Meanwhile in their respective semi-final Moycarkey-Borris beat Holycross-Ballycahill (2-19 to 1-14) at Holycross.

In the quarter-finals Loughmore-Castleiney beat Thurles Sarsfields (2-17 to 0-18), Holycross-Ballycahill also saw off the challenge of Thurles Sarsfields (2-25 to 2-18), Moycarkey-Borris beat Drom & Inch (1-21 to 0-22) and JK Bracken's proved too strong for Clonakenny (1-18 to 1-14).

Holycross is scheduled to host the CM Signs Cahill Cup final (Loughmore-Castleiney v Moycarkey-Borris) on Wednesday, June 26 at 7.30pm. And, the decider will also represent a re-match of last year's final when Loughmore-Castleiney edged a classic against Moycarkey-Borris (2-25 to 1-24 after extra-time).

WEST TIPPERARY

Meanwhile in the Bertie's Bar Crosco Cup final the defending champions Clonoulty-Rossmore will take on Cashel King Cormacs for the second consecutive year on Wednesday, June 26 in Dundrum (7.30pm).

In the semi-finals Clonoulty-Rossmore proved too strong for Seán Treacy's (5-20 to 0-15) while Cashel King Cormacs saw off the challenge of Lattin-Cullen Gaels (0-23 to 1-15).

Clonoulty-Rossmore beat Cashel King Cormacs 3-27 to 1-17 in the 2018 decider before progressing to win the West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship and County Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship during a magnificent season for the club.

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