Third Good Ball Catches are the norm.

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Third Good Ball Catches are the norm.

These two semi-finals brought the Heath and Sean Connolly's together in Bunbrosna, Westmeath on a day where the stones were splitting and those with fair hair were running for the shadows.  A really hot day, perfect for what turned out to be some of the best underage rounders played so far in 2022. 

The boys took to the field first in what was an exciting game coming down right to the wire. It was a cagey enough start with Connolly's dealing a shell shock to the Heath with 3 quick outs with the Heath not making 1st base. The game was close all the way through.  Nevermore than 7 in it.  It could have gone either way. 

The pitchers had great games with very consistent pitching keeping the pressure on both sides. Great work from The Heaths  Darragh Lalor and Sean Connollys Evan Farral. Great to keep pitching for 5 innings.  

The 'caught last good ball' was a feature in all clubs today. It was a brilliant high standard. Well done to catchers Connolly's Adam Croughan and The Heaths Ross Ring.

As we came into the last inning, Connollys were up by 7, needing to get the Heath out in 6 to win or face their last bat with another chance. In the bottom of the 5th - it was a  drawn game with two outs and Connollys Tom McCann on 2nd base with Oisín Reynolds stepping up to bat a smasher outfield brilliantly caught by The Heath outfielder but enough to get Tom to home base to win by 1 run 18-17.

Well done to all the boys on both teams for brilliant team performances from beginning to end.

Final Score: 18-17 Connolly's

The girls match came next and it was to be another set of great performances but the Heath were a much stronger team on the day with a superb performance from the Heaths Pitcher Emma Sheeran and catcher Hannah  McNamee.  An injury led to Hannah taking the bench after 4 innings and Kate Maloney left the field who filled in as catcher. 

Miah Walker’s had great batting and a possible other LOTM would be the Heaths  Lucy Browne. Her cathing and positional base play on first was top class. 

Connollys too had some great play. Amy Reynolds was floating around 2nd and was a key player in this game. She took ownership and delivered the sliotar as needed.  

Final score 32-10 The Heath. 

Well done to our Children's Officer Aine who reffed these games. There can be huge pressure so close to an all Ireland final.  Thank you to Bunbroasna for hosting the games. 

Senior Mixed Championship
Cuchulainn Rounders
Glynn Barntown
Ref: TBC
Club Grounds, Ballon

U12 Girls Championship
The Heath
Cuchulainn Rounders
Ref: TBC
Club Grounds

U12 Boys Championship
Swords Rounders Club
Michael Glaveys
Ref: TBC
Mulahoran GFC, Kilcogy, Cavan

U12 Girls C Emo Rounders 12 V 12 The Heath
U12 Boys C Emo Rounders 17 V 7 The Heath
Inter Mixed Cork GAA Rounders 12 V 11 Glynn Barntown
Junior Ladies Royal Rounders DunDerry 6 V 7 Drumhowan GAA
Inter Mixed Ballinagore GAA 16 V 9 Carrick Emmetts
Junior Mixed Fenagh Rounders 13 V 20 Emo Rounders
Junior Mixed St. Senans 24 V 3 Mayo Gaels GAA
Inter Mixed Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club. 27 V 11 Na Fianna
U12 Girls C Erne Eagles 24 V 2 Clonguish GAA
U12 Boys C Erne Eagles 11 V 2 Clonguish GAA
Junior Ladies Royal Rounders DunDerry 50 V 28 Skryne GFC
Senior Mens Adamstown Rounders 19 V 17 Breaffy GAA
Inter Mens Sean Connollys 26 V 19 Na Fianna
Senior Ladies Limekiln Rounders GAA 9 V 7 Cuchulainn Rounders
Senior Ladies Michael Glaveys 7 V 31 Glynn Barntown
Inter Ladies Sean Connollys 19 V 29 Skryne GFC
Senior Mixed Breaffy GAA 11 V 19 Adamstown Rounders
Senior Mixed Michael Glaveys 6 V 26 Glynn Barntown
Senior Mixed Limekiln Rounders GAA 6 V 14 Cuchulainn Rounders
Senior Mens Limekiln Rounders GAA 15 V 16 Cuchulainn Rounders
Inter Mens Michael Glaveys 17 V 18 Emo Rounders
Senior Ladies Breaffy GAA 14 V 13 Adamstown Rounders
Inter Ladies Na Piarsaigh 10 V 22 Sporting Limerick