Final round should decide semi-final places

Casement SC JHC

Group 1

St. Mary’s Rasharkin top Group 1 with two wins from two starts but face their toughest assignment to date when they travel to Hannastwon tomorrow to take on Lamh Dhearg. Lamh Dhearg opened their JHC campaign with a win over Junior B champions, All Saints, Ballymena but were held to a draw at Davitt’s Park next day out.

Rasharkin have recorded good wins at home to Davitt’s and away to All Saints and a win or even a draw at Lamh Dhearg tomorrow would see them win the group. Lamh Dhearg however could also top the group with a win but a defeat and a win for Davitt’s in Ballymena would see the Belfast sides looking at score difference to decide who would join the Dreen side.

All Saints have turned in a couple of descent performances but have no points to date and they will see tomorrow’s ‘Dead Rubber’ as an opportunity to measure their progress.

Group 2

The two games in Group 2 look a lot easier to predict though, like in life, nothing is certain in hurling. Shane O’Neill’s have been excellent in their two games to date, hammering Loch Mor Dal gCais in Crumlin before edging out Glenravel in a much tighter contest in Feystown on day 2.

St. Teresa’s had five points to spare over a much improved Loch Mor on day 2 but will have to find another step up in performance if they are to trouble Shane O’Neill’s tomorrow  and I expect the Glenarm side to record another win.

Glenravel look favourites to join them when they make the journey to Pairc McRuari but the beaten B finalists Loch Mor Dal gCias, like All Saints, will measure their progress this season and if they can run the Con Magee’s close will surely be satisfied.

JH Plate

In the only game scheduled in the Junior Hurling Plate, Latharna Og, Larne should edge it against St. Brigid’s

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