Tipperary County Senior Hurling League Round Up March 27th and 28th

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Premier Division

Nenagh Éire Óg 1-16  Borris-Ileigh 1-12

Borris-Ileigh opened the scoring at MacDonagh Park scoring but soon after Nenagh found their range and led 0-5 to 0-2 after 13 minutes thanks to points from Kevin Tucker (2) and Paddy Murphy (2) and a long range effort by Paul Ryan. Borris hit next with a goal from David O’Connor to level the scoring. Good work by Cliff Maloney set up David Cleary for a Nenagh goal which propelled them to a half time lead of 7 points, 1-10 to 1-3.  Borris made a great start to 2nd half with the first two scores but Nenagh replied with two points from Kevin Tucker, 1 from play and the other a free. Borris continued to fight back and had good scores from Aidan Cowan, Mark Bourke and Declan Maher. However a total of 14 wides would prove their undoing and the home side ran out deserving 4 point winners. Nenagh’s full back line played well all through the game and Kevin Tucker and Paddy Murphy were best in the forwards.

Teams and scorers:

Nenagh  Éire Óg: Michael McNamara; Alan Kelly, John Flannery, Eoin Fitzgibbon; Richie Flannery, Noel Maloney; Hugh Flannery; Paul Ryan (0-1), Declan O Meara; Kevin Tucker (0-8, 0-5 frees), Eddie Tucker (0-1), Paddy Murphy (0-2); David Hackett, David Cleary (1-3), Cliff Maloney (0-1).

Subs used: Sean Healy for Hackett.

Borris-Ileigh: Cathal Bourke; Mossy Shanahan, Kieran Cowan, Sean Maher; Jody Harkin, Philip Maher, Wm Donnelley; Aidan Cowan (0-2), Declan Maher (0-2); Mark Bourke (0-1), Vincent Stapleton (0-1), Brendan Kenny; Mattie Stapleton (0-1), David O Connor (1-5, 0-4 frees), John Ryan.

Holycross-Ballycahill 0-16 Upperchurch-Drombane 1-17

Although Holycross Ballychaill led by 5 points at half time three half time substitutions by Upperchurch Drombane change the course of the game and saw them deliver a much improved second half performance. Overall the best players for Upperchurch Drombane were Pat Shortt after his introduction at half time, Tommy Bourke when he moved to mid field half way through the first half and Paudie Stapleton who was solid at centre back. Cathal Carroll and Rob Stakelum were best for Holycross Ballycahill.

Teams and scorers:

Upperchurch Drombane: Gerry Quinn; Matt Ryan, Jack Ryan, Sean Harty; James Greene, Paudie Stapleton, John Quinn; David Carey, LJ Ryan; Tommy Bourke, Colm Ryan (0-5, 0-4f), Matthew Greene (0-1); Colm Stapleton, Niall Ryan, Paul Ryan (1-2).

Subs Used:

Pat Shortt (0-8, 0-7f) for David Carey; James Barry for LJ Ryan; Paudie Greene (0-1) for  Niall Ryan. All at Half Time.

Referee: Phil Ryan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams)

Clonoulty Rossmore 2-13 Toomevara 1-15

Toomevara started best in this contest with a brilliant first minute goal from Francis Devanney played at Clonoulty. However a soft goal from a long range effort helped Clonoulty to a 2-9 to 1-9 lead at half time. The second half was less entertaining with much fewer scores and while Toome reduced the half time deficit the home side held on for a 1 point victory, 2-13 to 1-15.  Best for Toome were Paddy O’Brien, John Boland, Paddy Grace and Francis Devanney.

Team and Scorers:

Toomevara: Justin Cottrell; John Boland, Brian McCormack, Barry Dunne; David Kennedy, Joseph McLoughney, Eoin Brislane; Terry Dunne, Paddy O Brien(0-5); Ken Dunne(0-7), Francis Devanney (1-0), Paul McGrath; Paddy Grace(0-2), Jim Duignan, Mikey Bevins(0-1).

Subs Used: Conor O Meara, Tony Delaney, Darren Delaney, John Delaney

Referee: Sean Bradshaw (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams)

Division 1

Moycarkey Borris 2-20 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-12

Moycarkey Borris emphatically defeated a depleted Kilruane MacDonaghs side in the opening round of the County Senior Hurling League on beautiful spring Sunday morning in Littleton. MacDonaghs had the better start with 3 unanswered points. However, Moycarkey soon came to grips with the tempo of the game better and pressed home their dominance with 2 goals from David Sheppard after 15 minutes and Kieran Morris after 25 minutes. This left Moycarkey with a dominant 2-12 to 0-6 half time lead. Kilruane to their credit made the second period as competitive as possible but in the end the home side ran out comfortable winners on a 2-20 to 0-12 score line. The most impressive performances came by way Phil Kelly in the first half, David Sheppard and Kieran Morris in the red and yellow of Moycarkey as Ray McLoughney, Liam Gibson, Thomas Williams and Michael Costello provided gutsy displays in the white and black of Kilruane.

Teams and scorers:

Moycarkey Borris: John Kelly; Phil Kelly, Paul Dempsey, Eamon Flanagan; Rory Ryan, Kevin Moran(0-1,1F), David Morris; Ger Carey, Pa Carey(0-1); Robert Doran(0-2), David Sheppard(1-5), Willie Dempsey(0-1); Ciaran Clohessy(0-1), Kieran Morris(1-8,5F), Anthony Healy. Subs: Pat Molloy for P. Kelly (h/t), Gerry McGuire for W. Dempsey (46), Mossy Bracken for G. Carey (50), James Power for E. Flanagan (53), John Bergin for A. Healy (53).

Kilruane MacDonaghs: Thomas Williams, Paudie Kelly, Stephen Murphy, Martin Walsh, Pat Conway, Ray McLoughney (0-4f), Gavin McAvinchey, Shane Williams, Liam Gibson (0-1), Pat Williams (0-1), Kevin Quinlan, Mikey Costello (0-4, 0-2f), Ger Corcoran (0-1), Shane Quinlan and Darren Killackey.. Subs: Eanna Hogan for M. Walsh (h/t), Freddie Williams for G. McAvinchey (53).

Referee: Noel Cosgrove (Marlfield)

Kildangan 1-16  JK Brackens 0-14

Kildangan had a deserved 5 point win over JK Brackens in their first round league game last Sunday afternoon. After a close opening period, Kildangan got on top in the second quarter and held a lead of 0-9 to 0-4 at the break. The second period was closely contested with decisive score being a Kildangan goal from Tommy Connors mid way through which saw them go 8 points up. Brackens fought back well but could not breech a resolute Kildangan rearguard. The best performers for Kildangan were Liam Kelly, Joe Gallagher, Paraic Kelly, Eoin Gleeson and Eoin Kelly. Brackens were best served by Brendan Guider, Eamonn Corcoran, Aidan Fogarty & Shane Bourke.

Teams and  Scorers:

Kildangan: Cian Hayes, Martin Minehan, Liam Kelly, Fergal Hayes, Hugh Flannery, Dan Hackett, Gerry Slattery (0-2, 0-1f, 0-1 65), Joe Gallagher (0-1), Paraic Kelly (0-2), Eoin Gleeson (0-5, 0-1f), Eoin Kelly (0-3), Tommy Connors (1-0), Brian Kelly (0-1), Rory Whelan (0-2), Cathal Hanrahan.

JK Brackens: Darren Russell, Brendan Guider, Robbie Bourke, Paidi Bourke, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Eamonn Corcoran (0-3), Tommy Kennedy, Padraic Keely, Lorcan Egan, Aidan Fogarty (0-1), Michael Lynagh, Cathal Scully (0-1), Shane Bourke (0-8), Padraic Murphy, Shane Scully (0-1).

Eanna Jones, Paul Guider, Kevin Fitzpatrick & Pat Buckley.

Referee: TP Sullivan

Cappawhite 2-15 Loughmore Castleiney 2-16

There were some fine passages of hurling in this game and some very good scores. The scoring was dominated by Evan Sweeney who score 2-7 for Loughmore and Jerry O’Neill who scored 1-8 for Cappa. Despite and early goal from O’Neill, Evan Sweeney led the response with 2 goals of his own to leave the Mid team with a three point half time lead, 2-7 to 1-7. Cappa fought hard to get back into the game in the second half and set up a grandstand finish with a goal from James Bradshaw in the 53rd minute. However, in a tight finish Loughmore held on to secure the narrowest of victories and a good start to their 2010 hurling campaign. They were best served by man of the match Evan Sweeney, Eddie Connolly, Tom King, Ciaran McGrath and James Egan. Cappa had good performers in Ross Dunne, Ger Ryan P, James Bradshaw, Paddy Julian and of course top scorer for them, Jerry O’Neill.

Teams and scorers:

Cappawhite: George Kelly; Ross Dunne, Michael  Patrick Buckley, Ger Ryan P; Cian Creedon , Matthew Kennedy, Denis Kelly;  Matthew Ryan W, Michael O’Neill (0-2, 0-1 65); John  Ryan P (0-2), James Bradshaw (1-2), Paddy Julian; Jerry O’Neill (1-8, 0-2 65, 0-3f), Dessie Ryan P, Ciaran Ryan P (0-1).

Loughmore Castleiney: Tomas McGrath; Eoin Ryan, Tommy Long, Willie Eviston;  Gary Sweeney, Eddie Connolly, Tom King (0-2); Ciaran McGrath (0-2), Aiden McGrath; James Egan (0-1), Paul Brennan, David McGrath; Shane Hennessy, Evan Sweeney (2-7), John Scully (0-2).

Subs used:  James Connolly (0-1) and Cian Hennessy (0-1).

Referee: Pat Ivors

Lorrha and Dorrha 1-13 Portroe 2-14

Portroe claimed the spoils in this All-north league opener in Lorrha on Sunday evening. The visitors were on control from the off and first half goals from Michael Sheedy and John Ryan allied to a accurate free-taking from John Sheedy gave Portroe a 2-9 to 0-6 half time lead.  Lorrha were much improved in the second half and managed to reduce the gap to four points by the finish with the help of a brace each from Cian Hogan and Conor Sullivan while sub Barry Moran added 1-1 from frees late but as missed chances from frees cost the home side a chance of taking at least a point. Michael Creamer, Dermot O’Halloran, Charlie Wilford, Darren Gleeson and Jimmy Creamer were best for the winners.

Teams and Scorers:

Lorrha and Dorrha: Kevin Hough; Jack Maher, Tony Hogan, Sean O’Meara, Tadhg Nevin, Ciaran Haugh, Kevin Maher, Ciaran Duggan (0-1), Brendan Fogarty (0-1); Cian Hogan (0-2), Conor Sullivan (0-2), Michael Cleary; David Fogarty, William Maher, Ronan O’Meara (0-5 frees). Subs: Barry Moran (1-1 frees) for Cleary; William Hough (0-1) for D Fogarty; Ronan King for S O’Meara.

Portroe: Darren Gleeson; Michael Creamer, Nicky Ryan, Dermot O’Halloran; Colm Gleeson, Noel O’Halloran, Charlie Wilford; Jimmy Creamer, Justin Conroy; John Sheedy, Michael Sheedy, Mark Gennery; James Ryan, Dinny Hogan, John Ryan

Subs used: Paudie Malone for D. Hogan, Paudie Hickey for C. Gleeson, Nigel Kennedy for J Conroy and Darren Aherne for C. Wilford.

Referee: Anthony Sherlock

Division 2

Burgess 2-19  Moneygall 1-16

Burgess had a deserved 6 point win over Moneygall at Kilcolman. Burgess led by 4 points at half time, 0-9 to 0-5 despite Moneygall taking an early 0-3 to 0-1 lead. Two second half goals from Noel Gleeson and a Tony Scroope penalty proved decisive and despite a goal from a Phil Fanning free in response, Moneygall could not get back in close contention. Noel Gleeson along with Brian Hogan at centre back and Eoin Hogan at corner forward were best for Burgess while Moneygall were best served by Donal Doughan, Martin Deane, Stephen Maher, Ger Kirwan and John Doughan.

Teams and scorers:

Burgess: Niall McGrath; Robbie Cremin, Timmy Hogan, Kevin McDonnell; Jonathon Mulqueen, Brian Hogan, John Hogan; Eoin Hogan(T), Jonathon Ryan (0-1); Noel mGleeson(1-5), Damien O’Brien(0-2), Donagh Maher (0-03); Stephen Murray(0-02), croope (1-04, 1-0 pen 0-4 frees), Eoin Hogan(0-2).

Subs used: Gerry Ryan for John Hogan, Damien Maher for Jonathon Mulqueen.

Moneygall: Donall Doughan; Ger Ryan, Mike Ryan, Martin Deane; Stephen Maher       (0-1), Ger Kirwan, Pajo Troy; John Doughan (0-6), Michael Cahill; Conor Ryan (0- 2), Phil Fanning (1 – 2), Eamon McCormack (0 – 1); Diarmaid Kennedy(0 – 2), Damien Martin, Tommy Devereux.(0 – 2).

Subs used: Paul Smyth for Mike Ryan (injured) Keith Maher for Paul Smyth

Referee:  Philip Kelly

Ballingarry 2-10  Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams 0-14

O’Sullivan Park Ballingarry was the venue for this closely contested encounter which the home side won by 2 points against a game Kickhams side. Ballingarry lead by 4 points, 1-6 to 0-5 at half time with JP O’Brien’s late goal being the decisive score of the half. Despite poor underfoot conditions, there were a lot of well taken points by both teams. However, goals win games and a late strike from man of the match, Michael Ivors proved to be the winning score. Along with Ivors others to play well for the winning side were James Logue in goals, defenders Brian Kelly, Brian Cooney and Liam Cahill and up front Ian Ivors and Richard Butler.

Teams and scorers:

Ballingarry: James Logue; Brian Kelly, Dickie Norton, Brian Cooney; Darren Kelly, Liam Cahill, Kevin Fitzgerald, Seanie Cahill (0-5, 0-4 frees), Ciaran Shy; Richard Butler  (0-1), J.P. O’Brien (1-0), Ian Ivors (0-1); Trevor Ivors  (0-1), Don Lyons, Michale Ivors (1-2), Don Lyons, Michael Ivors (1-2)

Subs used: Gerry Fitzgerald, Tomas Donovan, Patrick Ivors

Referee:  John Ryan Bob (Cashel King Cormacs)

Boherlahan Dualla 1-15 Templederry Kenyons 0-8

A close first half saw Boherlahan Dualla hold a one point lead on a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-6 at the break. However inspired by a great display from Darragh Hickey, the home side took complete control in the second half and ran out deserved 10 points winners over a disappointing Kenyons team that could only manage 2 points in the second half. The winners were best served by Brian Quinn, Johnny Maher, Seamie Leahy and man of the match, Darragh Hickey.

Teams and scorers:

Boherlahan Dualla: Brian Quinn; Johnny Maher, Seamus Hickey, Paul Ryan; Darragh Kennedy, David Patterson, John M. Geehan; Fionn McCullagh (0-1), John Dwyer; Derek Patterson, David Fogarty (0-1), Darragh Hickey (1-10, 0-8f); Seamie Leahy (0-2), Ger Flanagan (0-1), Aidan Maher.

Subs: A.J. Maher, Willie Dwyer, James Ryan, Tom Cunningham, Gary Crowe, Darragh Devane.

Templederry Kenyons: Matthew Ryan, Paudie Ryan (O), Michael Ryan (C), Johnny Harkin, Michael Ryan (L), Timmy Minogue, Billy Corcoran, Pio Kennedy, Daniel Shanahan, Adrian Ryan, Paudie Ryan (C) (0-1), Eanna Murray (0-4), Paul Murray (0-1), Donal McGrath (0-1), Pa O’Leary (0-1).

Subs used – Patrick Ryan, Christy Coughlan

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams)

Roscrea 0-19 Golden-Kilfeacle 1-11

Afer a closely contested first half Roscre lead by 3 points at half time. A goal from Michael Harding in the 34th minute brought the home side right back into contention but a 10 minute spell in which Roscrea scored 5 points without reply secured a win for the home side. Best for Roscrea were Marc O’Meara, Lorcan O Riordan and Liam England while Golden Kilfeacle were best served by David Bargary, Paddy Ivers. Sean Walsh, Michael Harding and Michael Carr.

Teams and scorers:

Roscrea: Evin Dooley; Ruairi O’Connor, Keith McMahon, Timmy Breen; Lorcan O’Riordan, Sean Fitzgerald, Darren O’Connor (0-1); Liam England, Marc O’Meara (0-1); Colm Kennedy (0-4), Tommy Fitzgerald (0-2), Joe Carroll (0-1), Eoin Delaney (0-1), Padraig Carroll (0-1), Jason Fitzpatrick (0-7).

Subs used: Jamie Bergin for Joe Carroll

Golden Kilfeacle. David Downey; David Bargary, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Stapleton; James Hayes, Paddy Ivers, Donnacha Carr;  Michael Harding  (1-3, 1-1f, 0-1 s/l), Sean Walsh; Damien Fogarty,  Michael Carr, James McCarthy (0-5, 0-3f); Brendan Moloney, Shane Stapleton (0-2f), Aidan Fogarty.

Subs used:  Dermot Morrissey for Donnacha Carr, James O Connell (0-1) for Aidan Fogarty, Paul Fogarty for Michael Stapleton.

Referee: Michael Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

Senior Hurling League Round Up

This round up is completed based on reports submitted by the participating clubs. Thanks to the 20 clubs of the 22 participating which sent in reports for the games covered in this week’s league round-up.

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