u17 A Minor South Hurling Champions

Carrick Swan added their 17th South Minor ‘A’ hurling championship to the Roll of Honour in 2023 when we defeated Mullinahone in a cracking South Final in Fethard.

Our u17 hurlers began their hurling year last April when we defeated Killenaule in the South/West Hurling league. We reached the Semi-Final by beating St. Mary’s and Killenaule, and losing out to Cashel. In the Semi-Final, Holycross proved too strong for us on the night but the league was great preparation for the upcoming South Championship.

The 2023 Minor A South Championship began on Monday July 10th where we defeated Fethard, in Fethard by 3 points in a cracking encounter. Swan 1-20 Fethard 1-17

Round 2 took place in Páirc na nEalaí on July 17th when we welcomed St. Mary’s to Carrick. A super Swan performance on the night saw us run out 7 point winners. Swan 3-12 St. Mary’s 0-14.

The following week, Monday July 24th we welcomed Mullinahone to Carrick in what turned out to be a tough evening for our lads where Mullinahone ran out 5 point winners. Mullinahone 0-16 Swan 0-11.

Round 4 was a trip to Ballingarry on Monday July 31st. A very hard fought encounter that ended in a draw. Swan 1-13 Ballingarry 1-13

Our final group game took place on Monday August 14th when we welcomed Killenaule down to Páirc na nEalaí. We got back to winning ways, running out 9 point winners on the night. Swan 1-20 Killenaule 1-11.

The win against Killenaule guaranteed our Semi-Final place, where we took on Fethard, once again, on Monday August 28th. The Championship opener between the teams was a cracker and the Semi-Final was no different. We hurled out of our skins on the night and ran out 8 point winners after superb battle with Fethard. The game took place in Cloneen. Swan 2-19 Fethard 2-11.

The win over Fethard qualified us for the South Final where we took on pre-championship favourites Mullinahone. The game took place in Fethard on Sunday September 10th and what a game it was. Our lads were on it, from the very first whistle, and didn’t give Mullinahone a second, on the ball. After a superb display, we ran out 2-15 to 1-09 winners and delivered our 17th South Minor ‘A’ Hurling title.

South Champions!

Next up was a County Quarter Final against Cashel. The game was played in Páirc na nEalaí on Monday September 18th.

Early in the year, back in May, we played Cashel in the South/West League in a humdinger of a game that Cashel won by 3 points. The County Quarter Final was another close fought encounter in front of a large crowd in Páirc na nEalaí and in the end, we came out on top by 2 points. Swan 0-15 Cashel King Cormacs 1-10.

A slow start in the County Semi Final against Holycross Ballycahill put the game beyond our reach. Holycross 3-20 Swan 1-09.

A disappointing ending but a great year nonetheless for the boys who delivered the Minor ‘A’ South Championship.

2023 Minor Hurling Results

South/West League
Round 1: April 17th Swan 4-16 Killenaule 2-06
Round 2: May 8th Cashel King Cormacs 3-21 Swan 3-18
Round 3: May 15th Swan 2-18 St. Mary’s 1-14
Semi-Final: June 26th Holycross Ballycahill 5-13 Swan 2-07

2023 Minor A South Championship
Round 1: July 10th Swan 1-20 Fethard 1-17
Round 2: July 17th Swan 3-12 St. Mary’s 0-14
Round 3: July 24th Mullinahone 0-16 Swan 0-11
Round 4: July 31st Swan 1-13 Ballingarry 1-13
Round 5: August 14th Swan 1-20 Killenaule 1-11
South Semi-Final: August 28th Swan 2-19 Fethard 2-11
South Final: September 10th Swan 2-15 Mullinahone 1-09
County Quarter Final: September 18th Swan 0-15 Cashel King Cormacs 1-10
County Semi Final: September 23rd Holycross Ballycahill 3-20 Swan 1-09

This coming Saturday, our South winning U17 and U13 teams will receive their medals alongside our County winning U14 Super 10s at 5pm in the Swan Juvenile Hall. All are welcome to attend and show appreciation to these victorious teams.