2023 Junior B 15 A-Side Club Championship Final
Carnmore v Tooreen
22 Oct, 2:00pm
Venue: Duggan Park
Ref: Sarah Gaughran
FT: Carnmore 1-5 Tooreen 4-10
Download: Match Program (pdf0
Tooreen will take on Carnmore in the Junior B 15 a side final. There has been very little between the seven teams that have partaken in the championship to date. It was an intriguing contest between the sides in the group stages and it promises to be the same today.
Carnmore are no strangers to finals having appeared in the 2021 Junior B Final against Kilconieron. Carnmore were not victorious on the day however, they regrouped and were victorious in the replay of the Junior B 12 A side Championship final last year against Beál Átha na Sluá. Carnmore had mixed results in the group stages. The overcame Athenry in their opening game but they suffered defeats to Craughwell and Cois Fharraige in their final two group games. Carnmore did however, top their group and due to them being in a group of 3, they received a by into the Semi Final. Here they took on Skehana Menlough. A strong final quarter for Carnmore when they scored 1-7 without reply in a ten minute period, helped Carnmore in getting over the line and booking their place in the 2023 Junior B County final.
Tooreen on a side that have been very successful side in the competition to date as they remain unbeaten all the way to the final. They overcame Skehana Menlough in their opening game while they overcame today’s opposition by the slimmest of margins in their second game. They were awarded a walk over in their final group game against Oranmore Maree to set up a quarter final meeting with Athenry. A strong first half performance against Athenry was key to them getting over the line as Athenry hit them hard in the second half. This set up a semi final with Craughwell. Tooreen held Craughwell to only two scores in the whole contest. This was a major achievement considering Craughwell had put up big scores throughout the competition. 1-5 without reply in the second half was key for them as they booked their place in today’s final.
Carnmore will be hoping to put the disappointment of the 2021 decider and win the title they were hoping to win that year. While Tooreen on the other hand have plenty of experience under there belts as they lost out to last years Junior A winners, St Colmans by six points in last years Pat Barrett final. There was only the minimum between the sides in the group stages so there promises to be very little between the sides again today.