Naomh Éanna vs Kilcormac-Killoughey – Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Showdown
Get ready for an exhilarating clash as Naomh Éanna and Kilcormac-Killoughey go head-to-head in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Chadwicks Wexford Park on Sunday, November 12, at 1:30 pm. This marks the inaugural encounter between these two formidable clubs in the provincial competition.
Naomh Éanna’s Dominance
Wexford Champions Primed for Success
Naomh Éanna, reigning Wexford champions, asserted their prowess by defeating St Martin’s 2-11 to 0-13 in the county final. Boasting a well-rounded team, featuring seasoned players such as Conor McDonald, Cathal Dunbar, and Jack Cushe, alongside emerging talents like Eoin Molloy, Charlie McGuckin, and Gary Molloy, they showcase an attractive brand of hurling defined by pace, skill, and dynamic movement.
Kilcormac-Killoughey’s Offaly Triumph
Offaly Champions Bring Power to the Pitch
Kilcormac-Killoughey, the current Offaly champions, clinched their county title with a commanding 1-18 to 0-14 victory over Coolderry. Their robust squad, featuring stalwarts like Ciaran Slevin, Conor Mahon, and Peter Geraghty, as well as rising stars like Cathal Kiely, James Gorman, and Oisin Mahon, showcases a physical and direct style of hurling characterized by power, accuracy, and relentless work-rate.
The Path to the Semis
Both Naomh Éanna and Kilcormac-Killoughey are fueled by the desire to advance to the semi-final, where they await the victors of the clash between Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) and Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow).
Prepare for a thrilling encounter filled with skill, strategy, and determination as these hurling powerhouses vie for a coveted spot in the next stage of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.
The bookmakers have Naomh Éanna as the slight favourites, with odds of 4/5, while Kilcormac-Killoughey are priced at 11/10 .