AFTER recently winning the Minor and Senior titles in the one day in O’Connor Park, Kilcormac/Killoughey will be looking to treble up this Saturday when they take on Shinrone in the U-16A Final in St Brendan’s Park at 1.30pm.
They are also looking for their third U-16A Final title in a row.
These sides also met in the minor final which will give Shinrone an added incentive to make up for that defeat in O’Connor Park.
Kilcormac/Killoughey are seeking their eighth U-16 title and their third in a row having won the title in 2010 & 2011. Shinrone will be seeking to win their fourth U-16 title having last held the crown in 2008.
Both sides enter the game with a fine season behind them. Kilcormac/Killoughey topped the group unbeaten while Shinrone suffered a defeat at the hands of Coolderry and drew with an impressive Clara side that reached the semi finals.
Kilcormac/Killoughey defeated Clara in their semi final whilst Shinrone got a measure of revenge over rivals Coolderry in the other semi final.
Both sides have been in excellent scoring form during the year as Shinrone have scored 20-101 in 7 games for an average of 0-23 while Kilcormac Killoughey have hit 21-114 in their 7 games for an average of 0-25, so this final should provide plenty of scoring action and perhaps the winner will be the side that proves to have the tougher defence.
The sides did not meet this year to date however it is almost impossible to make either side favourite for the game and a puck of the ball could decide the destination of the U-16 A Hurling title. It certainly should be a game worth seeing as both sides will surely serve up a feast of hurling action.
Path to the Final
Kilcormac Killoughey 2-15 Birr 1-09
Kilcormac Killoughey 0-15 Clara 0-05
Kilcormac Killoughey 6-21 Tullamore 0-01
Kilcormac Killoughey 1-21 Coolderry 3-09
Kilcormac Killoughey 4-22 Kinnity 2-05
Kilcormac Killoughey 5-11 St Rynaghs 2-05
Kilcormac Killoughey 3-09 Na Fianna 2-08
Shinrone 5-10 Ferbane Belmont 0-05
Shinrone 2-15 Na Fianna 2-06
Shinrone 1-21 Kinnity 2-09
Shinrone 2-13 Birr 1-11
Shinrone 2-06 Clara 2-06
Shinrone 1-14 Coolderry 4-09
Shinrone 7-22 St Rynaghs 1-11