Last weekend was a busy one on the intermediate side of things in Kilkenny.
Rower Inistigoe bowed out of the Championship after a 3-20 to 16 points loss to Young Irelands. It was an unfortunate one for last year’s Junior champions Blacks and Whites who fell to Mooncoin on a scoreline of 3-20 to 3-12.
Conahy condemned O’Loughlins to a relegation final where they will face Carrickshock after they fell to Fenians. The Shield went to Dunnamaggin and Thomastown were crowned League Champions for the fifth time in a row.
Lisdowney now faces Conahy Shamrocks and Thomastown goes up against Fenians at 2 o’clock on Saturday, while St Martin’s and Mooncoin go head-to-head on Sunday at 12. At the same time, Young Irelands meet Dunnamaggin.
Get all the reaction from this weekends games
Fenians selector Mattie Walsh looked ahead to this weekend’s match when he spoke to KCLR following his team’s defeat of Carrickshock on Sunday evening.
“Next week, totally different, a little bit of pressure off than what we’re used to over the last certain number of years, but I’m really looking forward to next week.
“Different outlook, different training, and it’s great for the young lads coming on. “
“We’re going to be where we are obviously next year, but we’ve our sights on getting winning the next day and getting into the semi-final then.”
“The guys we gave the jersey to they took and they’re probably making our job a little harder,” says Thomastown manage
You can get a rundown on KCLR’s Kilkenny Hurling podcast.
In the seventh episode, we pick our Senior Team of the League and our Intermediate Team of the Week.
We also look ahead to the first round of the senior championship and the intermediate quarter-finals as well as asking the question – are 5pm throw-ins too late?