Junior Hurling Final Preview

Craobh Rua are out to defend their junior title this weekend when they meet Cuchulainns IIs in the championship final.

Camlough has already witnessed plenty of red and white celebrations in the last week and Craobh Rua wouldn’t mind adding to the party.

Paul Cunningham’s men were in fine form in their last four clash against Killeavy, which they won 1-17 to 0-7.

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Fiachra Bradley, Tiarnan O’Hare and Ryan Lewis are the main men up top. They will also look to Stephen O’Keefe to lead the way at centerfield.

Oisin O’Hare and Bryan McKevitt tasted championship success with Carrickcruppen and Belleek respectively last weekend. The pair, along with Tiarnan O’Hare and Conor McKevitt, will be out to double their fortune on Sunday.

They’ll man the defence and protect the goal of netminder Ryan Lewis, as he hopes to keep another clean sheet.

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Cuchulainn’s aren’t just there to make up the numbers of course and they have travelled a longer route to reach the showpiece.

The city side defeated both Middletown IIs and St Malachy’s during their campaign, easing through the semi-final 4-13 to 0-10.

The opening round was a much more tough test. Peter Quigley and Paul McKernan’s side did enough to edge through by one point, 0-15 to 1-11.

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Oisin Richards and William Wong will hope to tie down the Craobh Rua attack. Star man Joseph Burke is the driving force behind Cuchulainns success so far this season.

The men in yellow and white won the recent league clash between the two quite convincingly. 2-21 to 1-9.

Championship is a different ball game of course and Craobh Rua’s experience will count for a lot on the day. This one could go right down to the wire and an exciting encounter is expected.

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