Championship week 7
Game week 7 started on June 18th with two previously postponed matches. Up first was Breaffy V Erne Eagles in mixed. Like most mixed games so far, this was tit for tat. Drawing in the second & third innings 4 all, however the Connacht side managed to scrape a win 9-8.
Next up Breaffy took on Na Fianna, The Mayo club already warmed up and on a high from their previous win! Ran out comfortable winners 34-6.
We moved way down south for our next fixture that evening. Reigning ladies champions Glynn/Barntown hosted Dublin's Greenhills. The Dubs rattled the Wexford ladies in the first innings scoring three and conceding 3. Barntown stepped their game up and showed a brilliant team effort of fielding and catching. Glynns Shirley Roche had the hit of the game & Greenhills Kaitannie had a flawless game at pitching.
Breaffy out again in game week 7 this time in ladies competiton, took on Ml.Glaveys. Again the Mayo girls put in a dominant performance. Securing themselves one step closer to the semi-fianls, game ended 33-3.
On the 25th of June five fixtures where scheduled across Ireland. First up St.Croans traveled to Laois to play Clonaslee in ladies. The Roscommon team on top form that morning securing a victory 12-7. Sinead Finn was "Woman of the match".
Over in Dublin Na Fianna CLG was the venue for the next three games. Na Fianna and Roscommon Gaels ladies teams set out for their first ever win. Gaels leading after the first innings by 2 the Dublin side didn't give up hope and went on to win the game 7-5! In a game that went under the hour mark, special mention to North Dubliners Ann who had two great hits.
Erne Eagles out for the second time this game week took on Cuchulainn from Carlow. Eagles unleashed in the third innings, the Ballon side couldn't recover after this. Cavans R.O.F Shane stood out with brilliant batting for his first ever game. Final result 28-10.
Cuchulainn took on Ml.Glaveys in ladies following this, however the rolls reversed for the Carlow women beating the Roscommon natives 30-7. Glaveys Greatta Davis was ever present on the field willing her team mates along and providing entertainment for all. However Cuchulainns Katie Brennan stood out among the rest with 2 homers along with her team mate Gillian Nolan who scored one as well.
Mens competition finished game week seven up in Monaghan, last years finalists hosted Limekiln. The Dubs started very strong for the first two innings not allowing Carrickmacross a single run. Cracks started to show for Limekiln in the third and fourth until Chris Hughes secured the 3 outs required to end the game. Stand out play came from Ulsters Oran Kiernan with an outstanding one handed catch in C.O.F. Match result 13-7.