On Friday night in Pairc Ui Rinn some more silverware will be up for grabs when Ballinacurra take on Grange in the County Junior B football final. Grange has come very close in recent seasons and will certainly fancy their chances, but Ballinacurra too will feel that they can come out on top in what should be a tight contest..
Both sides have played three games each to reach this decider with Grange overcoming Rathpeacon in round 1 by 3-11 to 0-2. In the quarter final they got the better of Deel Rovers, winning by 3-8 to 0-11 and in the semi-final it was a much tighter call as they got the better of Goleen by 1-9 to 0-10 to secure their spot.
Ballinacurra too have been impressive in their games beating Kilbrin by 3-20 to 3-9 in their opening contest. In the quarter final they had a big win over Whitechurch posting 5-10 to 1-9 for the losers. In the semi-final they were pushed all the way by Glengarriffe who lost out by 0-17 to 2-14 for Ballinacurra. It is this better scoring rate that might see the village come out on top.
Players such as James and Padraig Nagle, Kelvin Kruchell, Stephen O’Brien, Tomas Houlihan, Tom O’Meara, Trevor Costigan and Damien Daly will be to the fore for Ballinacurra, while Pat Howard, Devon Roche, Colin Scott, James Carmody and Dave Keating will be the main men for Grange. It should be a high scoring contest, with Ballinacurra who lost out in East Cork last week to Bride Rovers hoping to collect the Silverware on Friday night.