As the Championship preparation continues in Naomh Éanna, the next challenge for the senior hurlers is a quarter final match against last year’s Junior Champions, Lámh Dhearg.
The match is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 6th August at 3pm.
The previous match against Armoy was played in tough conditions in at Whitehill, Randalstowns Tír na nÓg home grounds. Pre-match the referee (Brendan Toland) and officials had a pitch inspection, then conferring with both Bainisteoirí and agreeing that the match could proceed.
The result of the match was after a tough battle to the advantage of Naomh Éanna.
Looking forward an in preparation for the up and coming Quarter final match, Paul Mullan said,
“We face a team in Lámh Dhearg that know what it takes to win a championship. That counts for a lot and we will have to raise the bar again to get anything out of the game. They are one of those teams that never gives up, well evidenced in last year’s county final. But for tripping up in the Ulster final they might have given Mooncoin a good rattle and knows after that, so they are not to be trifled with for sure. We are ready to go. Roll on tomorrow at 3.”
There will be no underestimating any of the teams left, this weekend sees and number of games, are programmed for Sunday 6th August, it is worth noting that already the match between Sarsfield’s and Naomh Gall has been called off due to a bereavement in the Paddies club. Our condolences to the family. The rescheduled fixture should be available on the Antrim website in the coming days.
there will be plenty of interest from both Na Sairseil and Naomh Gall as the winner of that contest will be playing the winner of the Naomh Éanna and Lámh Dhearg contest.
On the other side of the draw, the other game of interest is the other Quarter Final D in Armoy between Naomh Mhuire Rasharkin and Tír na nÓg Randalstown, it is certain that this game and result will be closely watch by all interested parties.
Then at 3.30pm the Glen Rovers Armoy venue will see the Quarter Final B match between Cathaoir an Rí and Glenariffe Oisín CLG.
A – Naomh Éanna v Lámh Dhearg
B – Cathaoir an Rí v Glenariffe Oisíns CLG
C – Na Sairseil / Sarsfield v Naomh Gall
D – Naomh Mhuire Rasharkin v Tír na nÓg
The Draw for the Semi-finals is:
D v B
C v A
A good crowd is expected at the Glen Road ground where Naomh Treasa host the Antrim Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final.
The Naomh Éanna Gaels will be out in numbers with the black and amber, with young and old in attendance to support of the strong Glengormely GAA club.
In recent years the development process and progress set in motion to ensure the continuous development of hurling has been very evident, this can be demonstrated at a number levels, with Seniors players being integral part of the Antrim setup, players at representing Antrim at Minor, U17 and underage also participating in development squads at every underage level.
In addition just this week saw the finish of Naomh Éanna’s second Cúl Camp of the Summer, in the first week of July the football Cúl Camp saw 211 participants, a record number for County Antrim, participate in the very successful football Cúl Camp, the Hurling Cúl Camp this week saw 170 Hurlers from Nursery to U13, hone their skills and gameplay of the ancient Gaelic sport, that is our national game.
The Cúl Camp is a highlight of the summer for many young children, and the excitement was amazing and helped by the team of roles models who assisted in ensuring the delivery of the Camp was to the highest level, as usual the Camp was coordinated by Director of Hurling Eugene McGoldrick and was facilitated by a very strong team of coaches, including Senior and Minor Hurlers.
The development continues and we as a club wish our Hurlers the very best of luck.
The teams has yet to be named and will be provided when released
NAOMH ÉANNA ABÚ!