THE draws for the Premier 1 and 2 minor, U16 and U14 hurling and football championships were made during the week.
Minor football champions, Douglas, will start the defence of their title with a tough tie against Ballincollig, and in a twist of fate the same two sides have been drawn against each other in the hurling championship as well.
Glanmire, who won the Premier 2 title last year, start this campaign against Gabriel Rangers, whilst Nemo will have a journey on their hands as they face Beara.
At premier two level the derby clash of Bandon and Valley Rovers is one that will draw the crowds on the day.
In the minor hurling championship champions, Midleton, will start their bid for three in-a-row with a tough tie against Glen Rovers. Another game to catch the eye is the clash of city rivals, Blackrock and St Finbarr’s, with the Barrs backboned by their U16 winning side last year.
At U16 level there is another potential game in store as the Barrs have been paired with another city rival in Glen Rovers with Bride Rovers v Blackrock another to catch the eye.
At U14 football Valley Rovers are in another derby against Bandon, another game that won’t be for the faint hearted.
And in the U14 hurling championship city rivals, Glen Rovers and the Barrs will face each other, while defending champions, Midleton, start their campaign against Douglas.
Venues and exact dates will be decided in the coming weeks by the CCC, under chairman Seán Twohig.
The draws are:
Premier 1 Minor Football championship: Glanmire v Gabriel Rangers; Douglas v Ballincollig; Beara v Nemo Rangers; Inniscarra v Ibane Gaels.
Premier 2 Minor Football championship: St Finbarr’s v Castlehaven; St Michael’s v Carrigaline; Carbery Rangers v Kanturk; Bandon v Valley Rovers.
Premier 1 U16 Football championship: Mallow v Nemo Rangers; St Michael’s v St Finbarr’s; Beara v Ballincollig; Douglas v Na Piarsaigh.
Premier 2 U16 Football championship: Bishopstown v Valley Rovers; Eire Og v Inniscarra; Carrigaline v Glanmire; Ballygarvan v Bantry Blues.
Premier 1 U14 Football championship: Nemo Rangers v Beara; Douglas v Mallow; Ballincollig v St Finbarr’s; Glanmire v Bishopstown.
Premier 2 U14 Football championship: Killeagh Ita’s v Crosshaven; Midleton v Carrigaline; Bandon v Valley Rovers; Youghal v St Nicholas.
Premier 1 Minor Hurling championship: Sarsfields v Ibane Gaels; Midleton v Glen Rovers; Douglas v Ballincollig; St Finbarr’s v Blackrock.
Premier 2 Minor Hurling championship: Kiltha Og v Newcestown; Youghal v Kanturk; Valley Rovers v St Colman’s; Killeagh/Ita’s v Na Piarsaigh.
Premier 1 U16 Hurling championship: Bride Rovers v Blackrock; Carrigtwohill v Ballincollig; Midleton v Na Piarsaigh; St Finbarr’s v Glen Rovers.
Premier 2 U16 Hurling championship: Kiltha Og v Sarsfields; Kinsale v Mallow; Douglas v Ballygarvan; Youghal v Valley Rovers.
Premier 1 U14 Hurling championship: Ballincollig v Inniscarra; Glen Rovers v St Finbarr’s; Midleton v Douglas; Sarsfields v Bishopstown.
Premier 2 U14 Hurling championship: Youghal v St Catherine’s; Shandrum v Mallow; Kilara Og v Carrigtwohill; Killeagh/Ita’s v Aghada.