With one round of group games still to be played, the county’s hurlers were today relegated from Christy Ring Cup level, as they fell to their fourth straight defeat of the campaign. As a result, we’ll be plying our trade back down at Rackard Cup level next year and, given the hurlers’ wretched form all year, we can have no complaints at all about this outcome.
Today’s defeat was away to Sligo, who are relative newcomers at this level, but their win over our lads today at Markievicz Park sees them advance to the Ring Cup final for the first time. They won today’s game by 2-26 to 1-23.
So, on what was a bittersweet day for the Yeats County – whose U20 footballers were contesting the All-Ireland final against Kildare, which sadly they lost by eight points – it’s onwards and upwards for their hurlers.
We’ve one further Ring Cup match to play in this campaign, away to Derry next weekend, and while this will make no difference in the broader scheme of things, it would still be great if we could sign off the year with a long overdue win. Here’s hoping we do just that.