West and South Divisions join-up for new-look Limerick junior A hurling championship

Jerome O'Connell

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West and South Divisions join-up for new-look Limerick junior A hurling championship

2018 Limerick JAHC winners Tournafulla

THERE is a new-look to the 2019 Limerick junior A hurling championship with the south and west divisions joining forces.

There were only three registered JAHC teams in the south division, which was deemed too small for a divisional championship so that trio will play with the nine team from the west for 2019.

That leaves 12 teams in the South-West Championship, which are divided into two groups of six.

The winner and losing finalists in the competition will advance directly to the county semi finals, along with the City and East divisional winners.

The two beaten semi finals in the South-West Championship and the beaten City and East finalists will play in the county quarter finals.

There are eight teams in the city and six teams in the east - a total of 26 Limerick JAHC teams for 2019 all bidding to follow in the footsteps of last year's winners Tournafulla. Fifteen are genuine junior clubs.

The draws for the new-look South-West Championship took place this Wednesday night.

Group One: Castletown-Ballyagran, Kilmallock, Adare, St Kierans, Askeaton, Feenagh-Kilmeedy.

Group Two: Staker Wallace, Killeedy, Monagea, Rathkeale, Templeglantine, Croagh-Kilfinny.

In the City Division, relegated Claughaun are the new team for 2019. The full line-up is Patrickswell, Ballybrown, Crecora-Manister, Old Christians, Mungret, Monaleen, Na Piarsaigh and Claughaun.

In the East Division are Ballybricken-Bohermore, Caherline, Kilteely-Dromkeen, Doon, Ahane and Murroe-Boher.