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U13s start Championship today

posted 2 Jun 2013, 23:48 by Unknown user
Kinvara U13s hurlers travel over to Abbeyknockmoy this morning to begin their championship season. 
This is always a tough fixture against the Abbey boys, but no doubt our lads will be up for it. Its actually a young team for Kinvara, with only 3 lads born on the age, which will have us at a disadvantage against all teams in the group. However, what we may lack in age, we will make up for it in heart and spirit!

Best of luck to all involved!

U13 B1 CHAMPIONSHIP
U13 B1 - Abbeyknockmoy, Ahacragh-Fohenagh, Kilimordaly, Kinvara, Portumna, Michael Cusacks, Mullagh and Tommy Larkins.

Dates are as follows:
Mon 3rd June - Group - v Abbeyknockmoy in Abbeyknockmoy
Mon 10th June - Group v Portumna, in Kinvara
Mon 17th June - Group v Mullagh, in Mullagh
Mon 24th June - Group v Tommie Larkins, in Kinvara
Mon 1st July - Group v Killimordaly, in Killimordaly
Mon 8th July - Group v Michael Cusacks, in Kinvara
Mon 15th July - Group v Ahascragh-Fohenagh, in Ahascragh
(a break for a few weeks)
Week beginning Mon 12th August - Semi-FInals
Week beginning Mon 19th August - Finals

U13 Hurling Manager Francis Comyn 087-168 8375.


(HOW THE NEW CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURES WORK)
At U13 level we are competing in Grade B1 (the fourth grade of five......A, A1, B, B1, and C).
Here how it works…
- So there will be 5 different championship grades, and each of these will have a shield competition.
- therefore of the starting say 44 teams….10 will lift a cup……20 will reach a final…….40 will reach semi-finals.
- for example, take the U13 B1. 
* This has just one group of 8 teams
* each team plays each other (therefore 7 group matches each)
* in the final group standings, the top 4 sides go into the Championship semi-finals, the bottom 4 sides head for the Shield semi-finals. (each side now has minimum of 8 matches, and each side will play in a semi-final).
* winners of semi's play in U13 B1 Championship Final or U13 B1 Shield Final.
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