Category : Front Page News | Sub Category : Front Page Posted on 2023-08-17 16:28:54
We are only a few days away from the Junior mixed final in
Abbotstown on Saturday at 3pm.
Tonight, we take a look at Galway Rapparees route to the
final. Galway Rapparees did it the hard way finishing third in their group
which meant they would have to play a play off to get into an All-Ireland
They had a tough start to their campaign playing St Senans of Limerick who were runners up in this competition last year. St Senans ran
out winners on the day 17-6.
Galway knew coming into their next game it was win or bust
for their season and they bounced back well with a win against final opponents
Kilmeena overcoming them impressively with two batting innings in hand.
They then played Mayo Gaels and they knew anything other
than a win that their season would come to a close, they held their nerve and
recorded a 24-9 victory.
This meant all three teams in the group St Senans, Kilmeena
and Galway Rapparees finished level on points, but unfortunately for Galway
they finished third meaning a play-off for a quarter final.
They took on Carrickmacross Emmets in the play-off and won
well meaning they set up a quarter final place against Fenagh of Carlow.
They was nip and tuck all the way and there was only one run
in the score with Galway Rapparees coming out on top 7-6.
This set up a semi-final against St Senans and the Galway
side turned the tables after losing out in the group stages and won in another
tight battle 15-14 and set up a final place against Connacht rival Kilmeena.
Route to final:
Galway Rapparees 6-17 St Senans
Galway Rapparees 20-16 Kilmeena
Galway Rapparees 24-9 Mayo Gaels
Play-Off for quarter final: Galway Rapparees 18-6 Carrick
Semi-Final: Galway Rapparees 15-14 St Senanâ€™s
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