The Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championship begins this weekend.
The six knockout games will take place across the county this weekend. One of those games sees Mooncoin face Blacks and Whites in Thomastown this Saturday at five.
Blacks and Whites have so far recorded two victories out of five during the league campaign. Both wins came from the sides that finished just below them in 5th and 6th, Carrickshock and O’Loughlins. In each of the other games, the team conceded at least three goals, four in the case of last weekend’s defeat to Rower Inistigoe, which has resulted in them having the worst scoring difference in the campaign, -41.
Next weekend’s fixtures confirmed as group stages conclude
Before the game, Blacks and Whites captain Paul Murphy has been speaking to KCLR outlining the difficulties his side experienced following their return to the intermediate grade after the junior success last year.
“The standard is very high up in the intermediate, it was a big wake-up call, coming back up to intermediate grades. We’re enjoying it.”
“There are hurdles, obviously, it’s that bit faster, has to be more free-flowing.”
“I think the younger members of our panel are really enjoying it, the members that hadn’t played the intermediate grade before. So, all in all, it’s been very good.”
Get all the reaction from this weekends games
Check out KCLR’s Kilkenny Hurling Podcast.
Each week Robbie Dowling and former Blacks and Whites manager Eddie Scally cast their eye over all the action from the weekend’s senior, intermediate, and junior league and championship games as well as looking ahead to the next round of action.