County Senior Hurling League Round Up wk/end 18th April 2010

by County PRO Ger Ryangaa-logo-tipperary5

Premier Division

Clonoulty Rossmore 3-16 Borris-Ileigh 3-09

Clonoulty-Rossmore visited Borrisoleigh for this free flowing encounter with perfect conditions for hurling on Tuesday April 13th.  Both teams used this game to try out some of their younger players and they all acquitted themselves well. Although Borris-Ileigh started best with an early goal, Clonoulty Rossmore responded with 3 goals in the first half. This gave them a comfortable half time lead which was never threatened and they ran out deserving 7 point winners in the end.

Toomevara 2-20 Upperchurch Drombane 1-12

Toomevara gave their best performance of the year so far to secure a comfortable 11 point victory over Upperchurch Drombane. They led by 6 points at half time 1-10 to 0-7.  Toome created a lot of goal chances with John Delaney and Ken Dunne converting two of them. Pat Shortt scored Upperchurch’s goal from a free. John Boland, Andrew Ryan, Brian McCormack, John Delaney and Ken Dunne were best for Toomevara while Pat Shortt with 15 led the way for Upperchurch Drombane.

Borris-Ileigh 2-18 Holycross Ballycahill 0-18

Two second half goals in five minutes from David O’Connor were the difference between Borris-Ileigh and Holycross Ballycahill in the County senior hurling league tie played at balmy Holycross on Sunday evening. A keenly contested affair, both sides were under strength but that did not prevent the exchanges from being brisk and forceful. O’Connor’s first goal came from a penalty two minutes into the second half. However, Holycross Ballycahill, with points from John Ferncombe, Brendan Ryan and Brian Barrett, came well back into the play. No sooner had the Mid men responded to the challenge though when they were rocked back on their heels again when the impressive O’Connor scored his second goal. It was the score which effectively sealed the game and although both teams traded further points before the end, Borris-Ileigh won by 6 points.

Nenagh Éire Óg 3-17 Thurles Sarsfields 1-20

Nenagh Eire Og maintained their 100% record in this year’s county league thanks to a three point win over Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday evening last in Nenagh. Played in perfect conditions, Eire Og took early control and two first half goals by Johnny Slattery and Kevin Tucker helped them to a four point lead 2-10 to 0-12. Sarsfields made a wonderful start to second half and by the eleventh minute they were ahead by 3 points after scoring 1-5 to Eire Og’s 0-1 in that spell. However, Nenagh responded well and scored 1-3, with Johnny Slattery getting his second goal, in the final 10 minutes while holding Sarafields scoreless. Slattery and Richie Flannery were best for Nenagh while Thurles Sarsfields were best served by Stephen Maher, Michael Gleeson, Tony Ruth, David O’Dwyer and John Maher

Division 1

Kildangan 4-17 Portroe 0-12

Kildangan dominated this encounter with local rivals Portroe from the start and effectively won the game in the first half. Three goals saw them lead by 3-10 to 0-6 at half time. Portroe were more competitive in the second half but Kildangan were never under threat and won comfortably.

Loughmore Castleiney 0-22 Moycarkey Borris 0-17

Loughmore Castleiney bounced back from their opening round of the championship defeat in fine style as they claimed a five point league victory over Moycarkey Borris on Sunday afternoon in Littleton. In what was an open game of hurling played in fantastic conditions it was in the final eight minutes of the first half that the game swung in Loughmore’s favour as they shifted up a gear and outscored Moycarkey by 6 points to 1 during this period. Moycarkey came out for the second period with far more intent and closed the gap to three points with time just up but they failed to claim that much needed goal that would have set up a dramatic finish. Best for Loughmore Castleiney were Willie Eviston, Eoin Ryan, Eddie Connolly, Ciaran McGrath, Evan Sweeney and James Egan while Pat Molloy was the home side’s star performer.

Division 2

Boherlahan Dualla 2-15 Burgess 3-11

Boherlahan Dualla travelled to Burgess and secured a 1 point victory in a very tight encounter. The teams were level at 1-5 each at half time. In a close finish Brian Quinn made a great save from a 20 metre free to keep Boherlahan just in front. Best for the Mid side wereDavid Patterson, Aidan Maher, Ger Flanagan and Seamie Leahy, with the latter two scoring the Boherlahan goals. Best for Burgess were M.O’Flaherty, B.Hogan, J.Hogan, and J.Mulqueen.

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