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Preview...Kinvara v Loughrea previous meetings

posted 27 May 2013, 03:55 by Unknown user
Kinvara have met Loughrea 5 previous times in Club Senior Championship hurling, and interestly we still seek our first win.
In fact, we have played 14 clubs at least 5 times, and Loughrea are the only one of those clubs against whom we have failed to taste victory.

It was 30 years ago in 1983 when we first met, with Loughrea edging out Kinvara in a great encounter. Although the final margin was five points, this game went down to the wire and was a superb contest.

Our next meeting was 25 years ago in 1988, when we both played out a thrilling draw. That draw meant that both sides had to meet again in a relegation play-off (not championship), with Kinvara winning that relegation tie and surviving on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-6.

Our third meeting was in 1996. This was a season to forget for Kinvara. We lost all group matches that year, including a hammering from Loughrea. The less remembered the better!

The fourth meeting was 10 years ago in a group encounter in Kenny Park. Loughrea were fully on top in the first half, leading by 8 points at the break. Kinvara fought back valiantly and actually took a 3 point lead with 8 minutes remaining, only for Loughrea to pull away with some late points.

Our last meeting was two years ago in 2011, with again victory going to Loughrea.
So, history would suggest that Loughrea have the edge. Who cares for history anyways!

SHC Group Stages, in Gort Saturday 1st June at 6:30pm

 Year Stage Winner
 1983 Group  Loughrea 0-15 beat Kinvara 0-10
 1988 Group Kinvara 4-10 drew Loughrea 3-13
 1996 Group Loughrea 7-14 beat Kinvara 0-9
 2003 Group Loughrea 2-13 beat Kinvara 2-11
 2011 Group Loughrea 2-18 beat Kinvara 2-9