This year there is a new structure to the Coiste Iomana na nOg hurling competitions.
We are in U16 A1, which gives us the second year in a row competing in the "A" division the premier juvenile hurling competition in the county. It is a challenge but this committed and dedicated squad have the potential to deliver. An exciting year ahead1
Please note the following.......
U16 A1 CHAMPIONSHIP
U16 A1 - Athenry, Gort, Kilconieron, Kiltormer, Killimor, Kinvara, Ardrahan, Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry.
Dates are as follows:
Thurs 11th April - Group - v Ardrahan in Ardrahan
Thurs 18th April - Group v tbc
Thurs 25th April - Group v tbc
Thurs 2nd May - Group v tbc
Thurs 9th May - Group v tbc
(break for junior cert exams)
Thurs 27th June - Group v tbc
Thurs 4th July - Group v tbc
Weds 17th July - Knockout stages
Thurs 18th July - Knockout stages
Sat 20th July - Knockout stages
NO HOLIDAYS ALLOWED IN JULY!!!
U16 hurling Manager Pat Conole 087-268 2439
(HOW THE NEW CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURES WORK)
At U16 level we are competing in Grade A1 (the second grade of five......A, A1, B, B1, and C).
Here how it works…
- So there will be 5 different championship grades, and each of these will have a shield competition.
- therefore of the starting say 44 teams….10 will lift a cup……20 will reach a final…….40 will reach semi-finals.
- for example, take the U16 A1.
* This has just one group of 8 teams
* each team plays each other (therefore 7 group matches each)
* in the final group standings, the top 4 sides go into the Championship semi-finals, the bottom 4 sides head for the Shield semi-finals. (each side now has minimum of 8 matches, and each side will play in a semi-final).
* winners of semi's play in U16 A1 Championship Final or U16 A1 Shield Final.