The Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship saw all four quarter-finals take place Kilconieron, Meelick/Eyrecourt and Oranmore/Maree qualified for the semi-finals.
Kinvara and Rahoon/Newcastle couldn’t be separated after extra-time and will meet again this weekend for a final four spot. But that could be a final three place as Meelick/Eyrecourt and Kilconieron are fixtured for their semi-final.
Oranmore/Maree must wait for the winners of the quarter-final replay to see who’ll they’ll face but for Carnmore, Killimor and Kiltormer, their season is over.
Kilconieron were dominant on Saturday (13th October) afternoon in Kenny Park as they ran out 1-16 to 0-8 winners over Carnmore. Eamonn Hicky led the way with nine points while Niall Burke scored the goal nine minutes from time.
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Kinvara and Rahoon/Newcastle played out an absorbing 80 minutes in the second game of the Athenry double header in wet conditions. Twice, the south Galway men had to come from behind to rescue the contest in normal and extra-time.
Conor Whelan scored 10 Kinvara points, Colm Callanan contributed four frees and Cathal Curtin got a brace as Kinvara got the equalising score to leave it 0-14 piece after 60 minutes. And they needed two more white flags to stay on par with the city side as it finished 0-18 apiece.
Oranmore/Maree overturned a one-point interval deficit to get the better of Kiltormer on Sunday (14th October) in Loughrea. The former All-Ireland champions led 1-6 to 0-8 at half-time but Oranmore/Maree scored 17 second half points to run out 0-25 to 1-17 winners.
And Meelick/Eyrecourt’s third quarter burst was enough to finally end Killimor’s challenge on Sunday in Duggan Park. John Larkin’s team hit four-in-a-row after a 0-10 to 0-8 interval lead and ran out five-point winners. (See Sports Section for Full Match Report)
Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Quarter-Final Results:
Kilconieron 1-16 Castlegar 0-8
Kinvara 0-18 Rahoon/Newcastle 0-18 AET
Oranmore/Maree 0-25 Kiltormer 1-17
Meelick/Eyrecourt 0-18 Killimor 0-13
Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final Draw:
Kilconieron vs Meelick/Eyrecourt
Kinvara or Rahoon/Newcastle vs Oranmore/Maree
Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship Fixtures:
Kilconieron vs Meelick/Eyrecourt (Sunday, 21st October, Duggan Park 12pm)
Kinvara vs Rahoon/Newcastle (Saturday, 20th October, Kenny Park 2pm)