The action continued apace in the LMFM Minor Hurling Championship yesterday (Saturday) with seven of the scheduled eight games taking place. The remaining Division 2A game between Navan O’Mahonys and Rathmolyon has been rescheduled to Tuesday next, October 5 at 20:00 in Paddy O’Brien Park.
One of the more eye-catching results came in Division 1A where Ratoath, on the back of drawing with Loughcrew Gaels/Gaeil Colmcille in Round 1, turned in a marvellous performance as they dismantled three-time reigning champions Trim in Sean Eiffe Park to firmly announce themselves as contenders for the crown. Few would have seen this margin of victory coming as the home side ran out eighteen point winners and they will now enter the final round aiming to top the group.
Loughcrew Gaels/Gaeil Colmcille found the going tougher away to Kilmessan, but they displayed their ability to grind out victories as they won out by 1-16 to 3-08. Lorcan Byrne was in electric form at corner forward for Kilmessan as he fired a sensational hat-trick, tallying 3-01 in total for the home side. Their Round 3 encounter with Trim now looks likely to be a winner takes all affair with the victor progressing to the semi-final and the defeated team destined for the Shield.
Off the back of qualifying for the Division 1 League Final last Tuesday, Clann na nGael headed for Ashbourne looking to pick up a second Championship victory from two outings and made the journey a fruitful one as they came away with a six point win over the Moors. Anything other than a defeat against Kildalkey in two weeks’ time will see Kit Ennis’ charges qualify for the semi-finals but first up they have the small matter of the League Final against Ratoath this coming Tuesday, October 5th, in Dunganny at 20:00.
The second match in Division 1B saw Kildalkey bounce back from defeat to Donaghmore/Ashbourne with a thirteen point win over a depleted Dunderry. Sean McMahon was rock solid at full back while at midfield county minor captain Paddy Barnwell was at his barnstorming best. Up front, Brian O’Halloran highlighted that he is equally adept with the small ball as the football, causing Dunderry untold damage. Kildalkey face a tough task in Round 3 when they meet Clann na nGael in Athboy but off the back of this confidence boosting performance will be confident of defeating the team which has not been beaten to date in 2021.
There was only one game played in Division 2A with the Navan O’Mahonys game against Rathmolyon being deferred to Tuesday after agreement between the clubs. The game which was played saw Kiltale back up their opening round win over Rathmolyon with a brilliant performance against Wolfe Tones, running out 2-13 to 0-04 winners. Should they keep churning out performances of this ilk then Kiltale will be hard stopped in the race for Division 2 honours.
Fresh from the postponement of their opening round encounter with Na Fianna, St. Peter’s Dunboyne showed no sign of rust as they made the trip to Killyon a happy one, running out 2-21 to 0-10 winners. The other game in the group saw Na Fianna edge The Saints by a solitary point, 3-07 to 3-06, in a match which had spectators enthralled from the first whistle to the last.
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