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Kinvara face Meelick-Eyrecourt in Minors

posted 12 Apr 2013, 14:00 by Unknown user
Kinvara Minor hurlers face into their second championship match this weekend as they travel to Craughwell to meet Meelick-Eyrecourt in this round 2 match. The seasiders will be hoping for another good performance but this time will be eagerly seeking the win as they lost their opener to Liam Mellows. That match v Liam Mellows was a tight affair and Kinvara will know doubt have gained experience from it, as we narrowly lost 2-9 to 1-14. Manager Derek Smith has still to field with centre forward Nessan O'Hanrahan, who is still out with a hand injury, while Mark Bermingham is a doubt from his injury too. Other than that he and his fellow management will be confident of another good performance, as they try to claim the two points.

Saturday's opponents Meelick-Eyrecourt had a successful day in their opener as they beat Cappataggle 1-10 to 0-12. The Clonfert side are always a tough opposition and Kinvara have plenty of first hand experience of this. We met them already this year at U21 level, while have met these in the past few years on numerous occasions at U14 and U16. Our clashes with them have always been close and this match tomorrow promises to be more the same. Like ourselves they played at U16B two years ago, and like ourselves they lost at the quarter-final stage, and like ourselves they sought out to play at the Minor A grade this year. They is no doubt that this side has progressed since then and their victory over Cappataggle is proof of that.

All matches in this Minor A grade are going to be close, with a winning margin being a small thing like the bounce of the ball or the width of the post. The average winning margin in the Round 1 matches in our group was just 2 points. We can expect the same tomorrow in Craughwell. Its going to be a close one, but , with an unbiased view, we will back our lads to edge it! Best of luck lads! 

Minor A Group A fixtures this weekend:
Kinvara v Meelick-Eyrecourt, in Craughwell Sat 13th Apr at 6.30pm
Louhgrea v Cappataggle, in Ballinasloe Mon 15th Apr at 6.30pm

Group Table so far:
TeamPldWonLostDrawForAgstDiffPts
Gort GAA Club
1
1
0
0
19
15
4
2
St Brendan's Loughrea
1
1
0
0
14
11
3
2
Liam Mellows
1
1
0
0
17
15
2
2
Meelick-Eyrecourt
1
1
0
0
13
12
1
2
Cappataggle
1
0
1
0
12
13
-1
0
Kinvara
1
0
1
0
15
17
-2
0
St Thomas
1
0
1
0
11
14
-3
0
Athenry
1
0
1
0
15
19
-4
0
Round 1 Results:
Gort 0-19 beat Athenry 2-9
Liam Mellows 1-14 beat Kinvara 2-9
Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-10 beat Cappataggle 0-12
Loughrea 0-14 beat St. Thomas 1-8

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