Ball of Confusion

Yet many fans are uncertain of the rules that apply to their group.

Though everything looks straightforward, a certain sequence of results could call for the competition rule book having to be consulted.

For example, in the Senior Club Championship Group 2, all four teams have won a game so all have two points. If Legion and Crokes win then, it’s Crokes who will play in the final on Sunday week while Rathmore will lose out to O’Rahillys on the head to head and will face a relegation game against the bottom team in Group 1 which looks like being Kilcummin.

However, another scenario could see O’Rahillys and Legion winning and that would leave Rathmore and Crokes on two points and Crokes would be in the relegation zone as they lost to Rathmore. If both games end in draws, Rathmore would top the group on Highest Totals for.

Stacks dismiss All-Ireland Intermediate champions

Then again, it must also be said that Austin Stacks have a fresh and hungry look to them, with talented young players blending with their experienced campaigners. This was a superb team display throughout.

Stacks lost Dylan Casey early on to injury but it didn’t knock their stride. Shane O’Callaghan got the scoreboard rolling, Greg Horan added another, and Seán Quilter confidently picked off a third. Kilcummin had a few chances but couldn’t convert under the constant defensive pressure.

Not so Stacks! Greg Horan intercepted in his own defence, raced forward....a quick glance around, ran forward some more....all the way in, and he buried it. Stunning goal.

Temple trample on Rangers’ hopes

The result of this match was decided in the opening five minutes at which point Laune Rangers, playing with the very strong, cold wind at their backs, found themselves seven points in arrears after Templenoe had twice found the Rangers net.

The visitors hit the ground running and completely unsettled the Rangers rearguard.

 Midfielder Sean Sheehan fisted home their first goal after ninety seconds with Killian Spillane quickly adding a point. Corner forward Stephen O’Sullivan blasted home their second goal in the 4th minute and with Sheehan completely dominating at midfield and Patrick Clifford raiding forward from his half back position, the Templenoe attack were receiving a steady supply of ball.