Junior Hurling Championship Final Preview

Both Keady II and Sean Treacy’s were the best two sides throughout the round robin group stages of the Junior Championship.

Keady’s one and only defeat came against Sean Treacy’s, who have been favourites for the junior championship all season.

Liam Kelly’s side won three games on the trot. Although they lost their final round tie away to Cuchulainns IIs by four points.

It was a dead rubber game for Sean Treacy’s in the end. They were already guaranteed entrance into the final four.

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As fate would have it, Sean Treacy’s opponents in the semi-final turned out to be Cuchulainns. They were able to fight for revenge.

The result was reversed this time around however with the Lurgan lads leading by eight at the final whistle. 2-18 to 2-10.

Sean Treacy’s have Danny Magee in their arsenal, who would be regarded as one of the best forwards in the county. He was named as the County Hurler of the Year last season.

They can also call upon the likes of full back Kane Laverty, joint captains Michael Doran and Odhran McCann along with Anthony Carville in attack.

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Last four

Keady overcame Killeavy to reach the decider, with nine points the difference between the teams at the end of the game. 1-20 to 0-14.

Keady have experienced netminder Joby Burke in their ranks this year. They’ll also look to joint captains Caolan and Colm Mone to lead from the front.

Barry McCormack’s side will hope to kick off a good start to the day for Keady. Their senior side take on Middletown in the main event, with the hopes of capturing the senior title

Three points separated the sides when they met earlier on in the championship, and this could prove just as close.

It could go right down to the wire, but Sean Treacy’s should eventually get over the line and claim championship gold.