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Premier Juvenile hurling decider on Monday

The knockout stages commenced in the Wexford People Coiste na nOg under-age championships last week, with several finalists and multiple semi-finalists now known.

The big games of the week came on Monday when St. Martin's beat Sarsfields and Glynn-Barntown eased past Mogue O'Rahilly's to reach the Gorey Guardian Juvenile football Premier championship final (see reports on these pages).

The Premier shield finalists were also decided on Monday, with Naomh Eanna dismissing Ballinastragh Gaels to set up a final with Starlights who received a bye. There is currently no date set for those two deciders.

St. Martin's followed up their football win with a victory over Glynn-Barntown in the Enniscorthy Guardian Juvenile hurling Premier championship on Sunday. The Piercestown and Murrintown boys will meet the winners of Faythe Harriers and Naomh Eanna (who met last night, Monday) in the final scheduled for Monday next at 7 p.m. in St. Patrick's Park.

It wasn't just the top grade in action, with all four quarter-finals in Roinn 1 played. Blackwater's victory over Volunteers goes down as probably the biggest surprise, and they will face St. Anne's in the semi-final after the Rathangan side beat Kilrush.

Elsewhere, Dunbrody will meet HWH-Bunclody in the other last four clash after they overcame Castletown and Ballyhogue respectively.

The focus in the Wexford People Minor hurling championship was on the Roinn 1 quarter-finals where Oulart-The Ballagh beat Fethard to set up a semi-final tie with Monageer-Boolavogue, who edged out Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

Elsewhere, Macamore Gaels beat Cloughbawn and will face off against Abban O'Rahilly's in the last four after the latter dismissed Blackwater.

The Wexford People Premier Minor football championship semi-finals are down for decision on Wednesday of next week (September 2).

Abban O'Rahilly's will meet Taghmon-Camross while old foes Glynn-Barntown and St. Martin's will square off in the other last four tie. The Roinn 1 quarter-finals will be played the same evening.

Naomh Eanna moved into the final of the New Ross Standard Under-14 football championship on Thursday with an extra-time win over Ballinastragh Gaels in Craanford. They will meet the winners of the other semi-final between Volunteers and Castletown. Horeswood will contest the shield final with the winners of Shelmaliers and St. Martin's.

In the Division 2 semi-final, Sarsfields beat Gusserane and they will face Starlights in the decider. Meanwhile in the shield, Blackwater beat Crossabeg-Ballymurn to reach the final opposite Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, who themselves eased past Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's.

HWH-Bunclody are into the Division 3 final after an impressive 5-5 to 1-1 win against St. Anne's, and there they will face Ferns St. Aidan's who eased past St. Joseph's. Craanford will meet Réalt na Mara in the shield decider after both sides won their semi-final clashes by a point.

The first few Under-12 finals have taken place in recent days. In the Under-12 hurling North Wexford 'A' shield final, HWH-Bunclody had a sterling victory over Craanford on a 3-11 to 2-2 scoreline to take the plaque.

In the Under-12 football Wexford South 'A' shield final, Horeswood were victorious in seeing off a Taghmon-Camross side with a 2-15 to 1-6 win.

Also, in the Mixed District 'A' hurling final, Clongeen edged out Kilmore by 1-4 to 1-1 on a horrible morning in Rathangan.

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