All County Hurling League Division 2
St John’s may be within touching distance of the title and Portaferry will join them in Division 1 next season, but there is still a lot to be decided at the other end of the table in Division 2 of the All County Hurling League. A win tonight for the Johnnies in Ahoghill would seal the deal for the Corrigan Park side and almost certainly relegate Clooney Gaels, but as they showed on Sunday in the football the men from Ahoghill will part no one softly and they will fight to the very end. They still have two more game left to play as well as tonight’s match so nothing is quite decided yet.
Incredibly nobody outside the top two are sure of staying up. Admittedly it would take a real turnaround for either St Gall’s, Glenariffe or Tír na nÓg, all of whom are sitting on ten points, to be sucked into it, but second bottom Carey Faughs are on eight points and third from bottom Armoy are on nine. If Carey were to beat Tír na nÓg tonight in Ballyvoy then they would level with the Randalstown men and if Armoy were to beat Glenariffe in Waterfoot they would go above the Oisins and could conceivably move from third botton to their top. St Gall’s host Portaferry tonight at the Bog Meadows in a game in which the Down men will start as strong favourites, so who knows what way the league table will look this time tomorrow. One thing in Tír na nÓg’s favour it the fact that they still have a game in hand over most of their rivals, and it is against bottom of the table Clooney Gaels.
What adds a little more spice to the Carey v Tír na nÓg game is the fact that the two of them meet again in the semi-final of the Intermediate Championship in less than two weeks’ time. There is a lot to play for so get out and support your club this evening
All County Hurling League Division 2 – Wednesday 16th August @ 7.30
St Gall’s v Portaferry
Carey v Randalstown
Glenariffe v Armoy
Ahoghill v St John’s