28-05-23 GAA Rounders

Excitement building as fixtures announced for the new season

Category : Front Page News | Sub Category : Front Page Posted on 2023-03-31 13:08:13

Excitement building as fixtures announced for the new season

Excitement is building as the 2023 rounders fixtures have been released. With 52 clubs and with 92 teams entered from Senior men to Junior Ladies it will be the biggest year for the sport.

The season kicks off in earnest on the third weekend of April Sunday the 16th with old foes kicking off the season with The Heath of Laois playing off against Limekiln of Dublin in both men and mixed which is not to be missed as these two clubs have thrown up classics in recent years.

Also on that Sunday, Erne Eagles begin their quest for their third men’s title in a row when they face the men from Wexford in Glynn/Barntown. 

The opening weekend should be a blockbuster of rounders with Kevins from Dublin making their senior Intermediate debut against Skyrne of Meath along with a host of junior mixed and junior ladies games.

Other notable fixtures throughout the season throw up fascinating battles including last years men’s final Carrick and Erne Eagles, in the ladies section Breaffy of Mayo against Bagenalstown of Carlow and in the senior mixed Cuchulainn of Carlow against Glynn/Barntown. These are sure to be great encounters, but can the results be reversed.

In the men’s intermediate section, Michael Glaveys will be looking to go one better this year and get promoted after falling at the last hurdle against Emo last year.

In the women’s side of things Skyrne will look to put recent heartbreak behind them after losing the last three finals and start their campaign against Kevin’s in the first game week. 

St Clare’s of Cavan will be looking to advance to senior level in the mixed but have a tough group as this face off against Dublin sides Na Fianna and Limekiln and also face Ballinagore, Erne Eagles, Carrick and Sean Connollys.

It’s the junior mixed competition that is most intriguing with a quarter final stage for the very first time with a record number of teams that have entered.

St Senan’s of Limerick will start out favourites to win the title as they just fell short to an up-and-coming Emo team in the final last year.

Lastly and not least we welcome back the junior ladies championship once again, this year it is split into two groups and it is very hard to pick a winner from either group. It should be interesting. 

Rounders President Michael Dowling is looking forward to the season he said: “This is going to be the biggest and best season yet in the history of GAA Rounders. We have more clubs and competition entries than ever before. 

“While the blue riband competitions in the senior ladies, men’s and mixed will be as keenly fought as ever, it’s at the junior and intermediate level where the game is really growing. 

“With new junior start up clubs competing for the first time with last year’s crop there is going to be some really interesting games throughout the season. Who would bet on a newcomer winning the All-Ireland at the end of the summer.

“The intermediate section is going to be intriguing with the leagues a mixture of seasoned clubs and some newly promoted teams. Honourable mention must go to the Skryne intermediate ladies who have lost the last three All-Ireland finals.”

Senior Ladies Championship
Cuchulainn Rounders
Raheen Rounders
Ref: P. Keane
Club Grounds, Ballon

Senior Ladies Championship
Bagenalstown Rounders
Limekiln Rounders GAA
Ref: M. Dowling
Club Grounds

Senior Mens Championship
Carrick Emmetts
Glynn Barntown
Ref: C. Hughes Snr.
Club Grounds

U13 Girls Féile Emo Rounders 29 V 26 Cloughbawn GAA
U13 Girls Féile Glynn Barntown 10 V 11 The Heath
U13 Girls Féile Erne Eagles 9 V 21 Athenry Rounders
U13 Boys Féile Ioma (underage) 22 V 10 The Heath
U13 Girls Féile Cloughbawn GAA 12 V 24 The Heath
U13 Girls Féile Emo Rounders 12 V 24 Glynn Barntown
U13 Boys Féile Emo Rounders 19 V 8 Ioma (underage)
U13 Girls Féile Emo Rounders 6 V 7 The Heath
U13 Girls Féile Glynn Barntown 19 V 14 Cloughbawn GAA
U13 Boys Féile Emo Rounders 15 V 0 The Heath
U12 Boys C Emo Rounders 1 V 1 The Heath
U12 Girls C Emo Rounders 1 V 1 The Heath
U12 Boys C Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club. 4 V 15 Na Fianna
Inter Mixed Ballinagore GAA 11 V 19 Limekiln Rounders GAA
U12 Boys C Na Fianna 8 V 16 Swords Rounders Club
Senior Mixed Skryne GFC 11 V 13 Adamstown Rounders
Junior Ladies St Kierans GAA 1 V 1 Emo Rounders
Inter Mens Raheen Rounders 12 V 14 Fenagh Rounders
Inter Mixed Athenry Rounders 21 V 5 Na Piarsaigh
Junior Mixed Trim GAA 8 V 15 Dublin Metropolitans
Senior Mens Breaffy GAA 13 V 15 Erne Eagles
Senior Ladies Cuchulainn Rounders 7 V 14 Limekiln Rounders GAA
Senior Mens Carrick Emmetts 13 V 3 Adamstown Rounders
Inter Mixed Cork GAA Rounders 1 V 1 Emo Rounders
Inter Mixed Raheen Rounders 21 V 8 Fenagh Rounders
Senior Mixed Breaffy GAA 1 V 2 Erne Eagles
Inter Ladies Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club. 26 V 6 Michael Glaveys
Junior Mixed Killmena GAA Club 22 V 10 St. Senans
Junior Ladies Carrick Emmetts 20 V 4 Dublin Metropolitans
Senior Ladies Breaffy GAA 18 V 9 Erne Eagles
Senior Mixed Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club. 26 V 11 Michael Glaveys
Inter Ladies Sporting Limerick 9 V 13 Skryne GFC
Inter Mixed Athenry Rounders 5 V 11 Emo Rounders
Junior Ladies Royal Rounders DunDerry 13 V 1 Skryne GFC
Junior Mixed Royal Rounders DunDerry 34 V 14 Castleknock GAA
U12 Boys C Castleknock GAA 8 V 11 Swords Rounders Club
U12 Boys C Swords Rounders Club 12 V 5 Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club.
Senior Ladies Glynn Barntown 17 V 6 Raheen Rounders
Senior Mixed Limekiln Rounders GAA 18 V 17 Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club.
Senior Mens Emo Rounders 4 V 16 Limekiln Rounders GAA