Drumcullen hoping weather holds

WITH the weather predicted to turn cold again from today, (Thursday) all fingers are crossed in Drumcullen that the conditions will be good enough on Sunday to allow the team to finally get to play their Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship Final against John Locke's of Kilkenny.

WITH the weather predicted to turn cold again from today, (Thursday) all fingers are crossed in Drumcullen that the conditions will be good enough on Sunday to allow the team to finally get to play their Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship Final against John Locke's of Kilkenny.

Originally due to be played in mid-November, the game is due to throw in at 1.30pm with Rath again the venue.

In the intervening weeks, Paddy Kirwan's charges have used a variety to continue training while all pitches across the county were out of commission.

Newly selected Offaly Intermediate Hurler of the Year Conor Gath will lead the Drumcullen challenge.

In their two games in the Leinster Championship to date, Drumcullen have recorded comfortable wins however they are under no illusions that they face a much sterner examination this Sunday.

This will be the third time since 2000 that Kilkenny and Offaly teams have met in the championship with the Kilkenny teams prevailing on the previous two occasions in 2004 and 2008.