Hurling Championship action gets underway in Offaly this weekend

Saturday's double header in Birr promises to be a tremendous evening's entertainment

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


Hurling Championship action gets underway in Offaly this weekend

Hurling Championship action gets underway in Offaly this weekend

The action gets underway this weekend in the Offaly Senior A, Senior B and Intermediate Hurling Championships. 

Defending champions Kilcormac/Killoughey open their campaign on Saturday evening in the second game of a double header in Birr against Coolderry. These are by far the most successful sides in the county this decade sharing seven of the last eight titles between them. Kilcormac/Killoughey won their fourth in six years in 2017. It promises to be a cracking game 

The opening game in Birr on Saturday evening sees 2016 champions St Rynagh's take on Seir Kieran. The game is a repeat of last year's semi-final that was decided by a single late point. Seir Kierans Joe Bergin was the top scorer in last year's championship and his side will be hoping he continues that scoring form in 2018.

Sunday sees a double header in Banagher with Belmont facing Kinnitty 4.30pm and Birr facing Shinrone at 6pm.

Belmont and Kinnitty met in last year's quarter-finals with Belmont coming out on top that day while both Birr and Shinrone exited last year's championship at the quarter-final stage.


Molloy Environmental Systems Senior A Hurling Championship

Saturday, March 31

St Rynagh's v Seir Kieran 16:30 Birr Declan Cooke

Coolderry v Kilcormac-Killoughey 18:00 Birr Richie Fitzsimons

Sunday, April 1

Belmont v Kinnitty 16:30 Banagher Shane Guinan

Birr v Shinrone 18:00 Banagher Kieran Dooley

Molloy Environmental Systems Senior B Hurling Championship

Sunday, April 1

Tullamore v Clodiagh Gaels 12:00 BNM O Connor Park, Brian Gavin. Linesmen: NFlynn/J Deehan

Shamrocks v Brosna Gales 13:30 BNM O Connor Park, Noel Flynn Linesmen B Gavin/N Cooney

Lusmagh v Carrig & Riverstown 13:30 Rath Simon Whelahan

Monday, April 2

Drumcullen v Ballinamere 16:30 Kilcormac Declan Cooke

Molloy Environmental Systems Intermediate Hurling Championship

Sunday, April 1

Clara v Seir Kieran 17:00 Moystown Kieran Pat Kelly

Monday, April 2

Kilcormac-Killoughey v Birr 14:00 Kinnitty Kieran Dooley

Coolderry v St Rynagh's 15:30 Kinnitty Shane Guinan

Ballyskenagh/Killavilla v Ballinamere 18:00 Kilcormac Martin Walsh