Creggan on the hunt for back-to-back title success
Kickhams Creggan will face their most difficult obstacle to date in what is a concerted bid to capture back-to-back All-Ireland Club hurling titles when they face Galway and Connacht champions Abbeyknockmoy tomorrow at Pairc Tailteann, Navan (1.00pm).
Last year, the Antrim side landed the All-Ireland Junior crown but now they are after an even more important trophy as they attempt to put a gloss on hurling in the county.
In the Ulster club final, Kickhams Creggan overcame Tyrone champions Eire Og (Carrickmore) by 2-12 to 1-10 but a much more convincing performance will be required if they are to come out on top today.
Martin Johnston and Thomas McCann will again be key figures in their defence while Oran McCann, Conor McCann (pictured), Kevin Rice and Ciaran Small can carry a threat up front.
In the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Club semi-final, Eoghan Rua (Coleraine) will meet Sylane (Galway) and will hope to replicate the form they showed in winning their provincial crown.
The Eoghan Rua side is back-boned by the five talented McGoldrick brothers with the experienced Barry a key figure in their defence and Ciaran and Colm live-wires in attack.