Friday 19 October 2018

Grenagh Junior hurlers hope to bring a county title to Muskerry

THERE are a couple of internal divisional fixtures arranged for the weekend in Muskerry as the playing season draws to a close but the major interest for patrons will be the junior county hurling final with a team from the division - Grenagh - hoping to capture the title for the first time.This game will take place at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday and Grenagh will face formidable opponents in Duhallow champions Kilbrin.

Grenagh have two junior county final appearances to their credit, on in 1958 the year that they captured their first Muskerry title and they did well to finish on level terms in the county final with a powerful Ballymartle side. The south east side made no mistake in the replay however and Grenagh had to wait until 2004 for their next county final appearance. They had to give best to another south east hurling in that final and Ballygrvan had all the luck when they were victorious by the narrowest of margins. Since that 2004 heartbreaking defeat Grenagh have captured four more Muskerry titles but they have not succeeded in qualifying for the ultimate stage until this season and they will be hoping to make history on Sunday next by capturing the county title.

Grenagh have twelve divisional tiles to their credit but a county title success is overdue and hopefully that matter will be put right on Sunday next. Players like Mark Kenny and Seamus Coleman, who have been part of all their efforts at securing outright county title victories will be hoping for a change of fortune on Sunday and Kenny, who was an outstanding defender for years has been a reliable performer in the number one jersey throughout the current season. Cork senior Tom Kenny will be major figure in their quest for victory and ohers who should be to the forefront.