Championship Week 4
Game week 4 started on the 5th of May, venue was McGrath park Carlow, Bagenalstown took on last years mixed champions Limekiln. The home team's Martin Cody hit a massive Home-Run hit in the first innings that Limekiln never recovered from, thus ending the Dublin sides winning streak 14-11.
Sunday 7th May Breaffy continued their ladies winning streak over Cuchulainn Carlow. Cuchulainn leading till the 3rd innings, Breaffy had an excellent innings in the fourth to end the game 23-15
The same two clubs met in mixed competition after the last game finished. Great Rounders played by all on the pitch, with Cuchulainn nabbing a draw to finishing the game 14 all.
We then focused our attention to Roscommon for three ladies fixtures. First up St.Croans V Greenhills, this match was level pegging for most of the match. Greenhills going in to the 5th innings two runs behind, they came to life and knocked in 17 runs and held Croans scoreless. Final result 29-14.
Greenhills had a double header taking on Ml.Glaveys next. Greenhills led the match from the get go with superb batting from Niamh Haverty. Game finished 30-14
A replay from game week 3 started straight after picking up from the 3rd innings. St.Croans experience came in to play a lot in this match. Croans became "Roscommon Champion" ending the game 35-12.
14th May seen 5 games scheduled. Clonaslee V Limekiln in ladies competition started the day, The Dublin side where flying that morning getting 14 runs in three innings and only conceding 3.
The Heath V Limekiln in mixed was next. The Dublin natives leading the whole game until last at bats, The Heath needed 4 runs to win, keeping their cool they did exactly what they had to with James Kavanagh hitting a bases loaded Home-Run hit for the win. Not forgetting Rory Treacy's Home-Run for The Heath also.
Mens competition followed. The Heath showing why they are three time Mens champions, hammering the ball all over the pitch scoring an impressive 27 runs in the first two innings. All-tough the Dubs Matthew Brennan scored a Homer this was not enough to keep Limekiln in the game. Final result 30-17
Glynn/Barntown ladies out in dominant force again this week scoring 33 runs in one innings alone, this was the undoing of Na Fianna who only managed one run. Glynn/Barntowns Amanda Howling scored Wexfords first ever senior Home-Run.
Na Fianna men traveled up north for their game against last years finalist Carrickmackross. The first innings ending in a draw, however Carrick pulled it together in time and finished the game 18-5 with a batting in hand.
Think it is safe to say it was a batters day.
St.Croans Ladies Team