Blackwater face tough test from Our Lady’s

Blackwater Community School Lismore and Our Lady’s secondary school, Templemore meet in a vital Harty Cup game in Cahir this afternoon (1.30pm).

Blackwater CS have maximum points from their three matches, and in this, their final round-robin match, they will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record and go top of Group B, which should also yield a more favourable draw in the knockout stages.

Our Lady’s have three points from two games, but they have a game in hand, having yet to play fellow Tipperary side Abbey CBS. If they were to get full points from these two encounters they would surpass the Lismore School and top the group. Also, depending on the outcome of these two deciders, West Limerick Colleges (three points) and Abbey CBS (two points) could still be in contention for a quarter-final spot.

Blackwater CS survived their biggest test so far from West Limerick Colleges last week. Michael Kearney was lightning fast at corner forward and outside him was another threat, David Geary.

Although short a few players, they went on to fire outstanding long-range points, in particular from Shane Bennett, who was accurate too from placed balls.

Our Lady’s, who drew with West Limerick Colleges and recorded a two-point win over Charleville CBS, will need to be at their best to overcome their opponents and big games will be required from Joseph Nyland, Tommy Nolan, John McGrath, Dean McEnroe and James Bergin.

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