The Killane have made it through to the semi-finals after a narrow defeat against Gonzaga last night.
The Killane have picked up a second win from two group games, but are curiously in danger of exiting the tournament at the group stage.
The top seeds were pushed all the way in the first round of the 2017 club championships, with the top two seeds only winning with seconds left, while the fourth seed went down to a defeat which means that already, half the field is out of the running for the David v Goliath prize.
The draw has been made for the first round of the 2017 Senior Club Championships.
The top seed will once again have white in the first round of the club championships after one of my 50/50 chances came unstuck at the first hurdle.
There’s 18 players signed up for the 2017 senior club championships, which start next Wednesday. Entry will close this Friday, with the draw for the first round available shortly after that. So if you want in, get in touch before then!
The top seed will have white if either of this week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals go to extra-time. In the last 12 Confederations Cups, European Championships, World Cups and Copa Americas, 6 semi-final ties have gone to extra time, so it seems reasonable to assume this is roughly a 50/50 chance!
Felix and Danny have been selected to represent Ireland in tournaments in the Czech Republic and Romania this autumn.