County Senior Hurling League Round Up – May 15th and 16th

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Holycross Ballycahill 1-19     Thurles Sarsfields 3-12

In a tightly fought game Sarsfields led by a point at half time 1-5 to 0-7. The second half remained close and Holycross emerged 1 point winners by 1-19 to 3-12.  Best Players for Thurles Sarsfields were Stephen Maher, Alan Kennedy Eoin Russell Michael O’Brien and Jim Corbett.

Thurles Sarsfields: Patrick McCormack; Stephen Maher, Kevin O’Gorman, Michael Gleeson; David Kennedy, John Lawlor (0-1), John Connors; Michael Russell (0-1), Jim Corbett; John Joe Bourke (1-1), Eoin Russell (0-3), John Maher; Michael O’Brien (2-4), Philip O’Dwyer (0-1), David O’Dwyer (0-1)

Subs Used: Tommy Collins, Alan Kennedy, Johnny Enright

Clonoulty Rossmore 2-16      Nenagh Éire Óg 0-14

Clonoulty was the venue for this encounter on Sunday and from the start it seemed that the home side were very much up for this game. Eire Og opened the scoring with two points by Johnny Slattery in as many minutes but Clonoulty responded with a goal from Patrick Ryan. The first half was evenly contested and Clonoulty went in at the break four points up on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-6.  Both sided traded scores after the restart until the mid way point when Clonoulty scored their second goal courtesy of Timmy Hamersley. This opened up a nine point lead and the game was effectively over as a contest at this stage. finished with a couple of late frees from sub David Hackett and the final time score read Clonoulty Rossmore 2-16 Nenagh Éire Óg 0-14. The Clonoulty half back line was dominant throughout, Paudie White was very strong at midfield and Timmy Hammersley and John Devane were impressive up front. Best for Éire Óg were Eoin Fitzgibbon, Brian Maxwell and Johnny Slattery

Teams and Scorers:

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Bryan Ryan, James Heffernan, Kevin Horan, John O Keefe, Padraig Heffernan, Liam Devane, Paudie White, Jason Forrestal, Micheal Coen, John Devane, Martin Sadlier, Fiachra O’Keeffe, Timmy Hammersley, Patrick Ryan.

Subs Used: Joey O’Keeffe, Sean O’Connor, Seamus Carew, Kieran Ryan

Nenagh Éire Óg: Michael McNamara, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Brian Maxwell, John Brennan, Hugh Flannery, Noel Maloney, Richie Flannery, Brian Dillon, Pearse Morris, David Cleary, Shane Maher, Declan O Meara(0-1), Eoghan Slattery(0-1), Johnny Slattery(0-3), Mark Tuite(0-3,2 frees).

Subs used: Daire Quinn for Dillon, David Hackett (0-6, 4 frees) for Cleary, Sean Geaney for Tuite, Mark Flannery for Noel Maloney, Alan Kelly for R Flannery,

Toomevara 2-14                     Drom and Inch 1-13

On a beautiful sunny evening in Toomevara, there was a repeat of last year’s county semi final in the latest round of league games. Both sides were short a few of their so-called “first teamers” but this did not spoil the standard of hurling. The greyhounds were first out of the traps with points through Denis Kelly and Ken Dunne before Drom–Inch responded through a point following a great cross field pass from Michael Everard. Toomevara hit several wides in the next 10 minutes before Ken Dunne capitalised on some poor goal keeping to raise a green flag. Drom-Inch responded with a point from Michael Long following some nice short hurley passing from John Lillis and Shane Delaney. Toomevara upped the ante and stretched their lead before the break with points from Ken Dunne (2), Brian McCormack, Francis Devanney and Willie Ryan in contrast to a solitary pointed 65” from Drom’s Micheal Butler. This left the scores at half time Toomevara 1-7 to Drom-Inch 0-3. Toome started the brightest playing with a strong breeze in the second half with 2 points inside the first 5 minutes from Willie Ryan. David Butler responded with a nicely taken point following a pass from John Lillis. Ken Dunne added another point from play but this was to be their last for 10 minutes as Drom went through a purple patch hitting 4 points without reply through Johnny Ryan (2), Seamus Butler (1f) and David Butler.  Ken Dunne stopped the Drom scoring spree with a pointed free followed by another from sub Jim Duignan. Two more nice individual points from the impressive Seamus Butler followed before Francis Devanney registered 1-1 in the space of 5 minutes. The game seemed to be all but over now but Drom-Inch never gave up scored 4 points from David Butler (2), Paddy Kennedy and David Collins. Drom-Inch were now playing with their tails up but time was not on their side and another pointed free from Ken Dunne put Toomevara 6 points up with 3 minutes left. A long delivery from the busy John Lillis was superbly caught by full forward Paddy Kennedy who finished to the net to narrow the gap but the home side held on for a 4 point win. Best for Toome were Ken Dunne, Willie Ryan and Francis Devanney. Drom Inch will be happy with their second half performance after the introduction of several subs at half time who registered 10 points between them. Eamonn Buckley, Shane Delaney, John Lillis and the Butler brothers, David and Seamus, impressed most for Drom-Inch.

Teams and scorers:

Toomevara: Brian Delaney; Paddy Tuohy, Barry Dunne, Andrew Ryan; Darren Delaney, Terry Dunne, Joey McLoughney; Brian McCormack (0-1),  David Kennedy; Willie Ryan (0-3), Francis Devanney (1-2), John Delaney; Denis Kelly (0-1), Ken Dunne (1-6, 0-4f), Paddy Grace.

Subs: Jim Duignan (0-1)

Scorers: David Butler 0-4, Seamus Butler 0-3 (0-1f), Paddy Kennedy 1-1, Johnny Ryan 0-2 (0-1f), Micheal Butler (0-1 65”), Michael Long 0-1, David Collins 0-1, Declan Ryan 0-1


Damien Young; Martin Butler, Eddie Costello, Paul Stapleton; Donncha Kennedy, Eamonn Buckley, Shane Delaney; Micheal Butler (0-1, 65),  John Lillis; James Ryan, Michael Long (0-1), John Kennedy; Declan Ryan (0-1), Paddy Kennedy (1-1), Michael Everard.

Subs: Seamus Butler (0-3, 1f) for Declan Ryan (H-T), David Butler (0-4) for Michael Long (H-T), Johnny Ryan (0-2, 1f) for Eddie Costello (45), David Collins (0-1).

Division 1

Moycarkey Borris 1-21 Kildangan 2-14

Moycarkey-Borris went top of Division 1 of the County Senior Hurling League following a hard earned four point victory over previous table toppers Kildangan on a sunny Sunday morning at Puckane. Moycarkey had the aid of the wind in the first half and raced in to a 0-7 to 0-1 lead after 11 minutes. Kildangan came more in to the game thereafter with Ruari and Eanna Gleeson playing well and when Kildangan recorded a goal in the 25th minute, Moycarkey’s lead was reduced to just two points. Moycarkey responded well to this set-back scoring three points without reply before Anthony Healy finished off a good Moycarkey passing movement to score a goal in first half injury time which put the Mid side in front by 1-13 to 1-5 at the interval.

Kildangan’s play improved early in the second half but five wides in five minutes combined with Moycarkey points from Pat Molloy and Brian Moran (free) extended the lead to 10 points. Eventually, Kildangan found their range and scored 1-3 without reply in a 5 minute spell to leave just four points between the teams heading in to the final quarter. As much as Kildangan tried, they could not create any further goal chances as Brian Moran converted four frees in a six minute period to keep Moycarkey in control. Kildangan did reduce the deficit to three points late in injury time but Willie Dempsey secured the victory with a good point from play to see Moycarkey running out four point winners. Best for Moycarkey-Borris were Rory Ryan and Kevin Moran in defence, Brian Moran at midfield and Robert Doran, Pat Molloy and Willie Dempsey up front.

Moycarkey-Borris: John Kelly; Phil Kelly, Paul Dempsey, Eamon Flanagan; Rory Ryan, Kevin Moran, David Morris; Pat Carey (0-1), Brian Moran (0-10 frees); David Sheppard, Robert Doran (0-4), Pat Molloy (0-3); Willie Dempsey (0-3), Ciaran Clohessy, Anthony Healy (1-0). Subs: Ger Carey for Sheppard (HT), John Bergin for Clohessy (48th minute), Pat Ralph for Healy (50th minute), Ger Maguire for Morris (55th minute), Daniel Kirby for Molloy (58th minute)

Loughmore Castleiney 5-20 Lorrha Dorrha 1-13

Loughmore/Castleiney recorded a surprising easy win over a disjointed Lorrha side at Moatfield, Lorrha on Sunday. In a competitive opening half, the visitors led 2-10 to 1-8 at the break with the help of goals from Michéal Webster and James Egan. Ronan O’Meara responded with a Lorrha goal from a 21 yard free and also added three points from play.  Loughmore pulled away in the second half, outscoring the home side by 3-10 to 0-5 with the goals coming in quick succession from an Evan Sweeney penalty and second goals for both Webster and Egan.

Teams and scorers:

Loughmore Castleiney: Tomas McGrath; Paddy Moynihan, Tommy Long, Eoin Ryan; Aidan McGrath, Eddie Connolly, Tom King;Gary Sweeney, John Scully; James Egan, David McGrath, Liam Treacy; Cian Hennessy, Micheál Webster, Evan Sweeney.

Lorrha and Dorrha: Kevin Hough; Tony Hogan, Rory Coen, Sean O’Meara; Graham Houlihan, Kevin Maher (0-4, 3f, 1 65), Donal Kennedy; Ciaran Duggan (0-3), William Maher; James Dunne, Ronan O’Meara (1-5, 1-1f, 0-1 65), William Hough, Daniel Smith, Cian Hogan (0-1), Colm Duggan. SUBS USED: Tadhg Nevin, Ronan King

JK Brackens 0-17                  Cappawhite 1-11

JK Brackens secured their first league win of the season, when they had 3 points to spare over Cappawhite in a low key encounter in Cappawhite last Sunday morning. With both sides missing a number of regulars, it was Brackens who had the better of the early exchanges in the first half, but they were pegged back by a Eugene O’ Neill goal which levelled the scores at the break 1-6 to 0-9. The second half was keenly contested, with the teams level on a number of occasions. Thanks to points from Lorcan Egan, Shane Bourke and Shane Scully, Brackens went into a 3 point lead in the third quarter. They had some stout defensive play to thank for preserving their lead as Cappawhite pressed for an equalizing goal but in the end were worthy of the win. Their best players on the day were Padraic Keely, Lorcan Egan, Aidan Fogarty & Shane Bourke, with Gavin Bohan impressing after being introduced early in the first half. Ger Ryan(P), Tom Treacy and Eugene O Neill were best for Cappa.

Teams and scorers:

JK Brackens: Darren Russell; Tommy Kennedy, Padraic Keely, Paul Guider; Cathal Scully, Eamonn Corcoran, Brendan Guider; Eoin Fitzpatrick, Eanna Jones; Shane Scully (0-02), Adrian Bourke Shane Bourke (0-11); Aidan Fogarty (0-02), Lorcan Egan (0-02) & Pat Buckley.

Cappawhite: Franny Quinn; Cian Creedon, Matthew Kennedy, Ger Ryan(P); Noel Ryan, Tom Treacy, Ross Dunne; Matthew Ryan(W), Dessie Ryan(P); Ciaran Ryan(P), James Bradshaw, Tom Carr; George Kelly, Jerry O Neill, Eugene O Neill.

Sub used: Johnny Ryan(P)

Division 2

Templederry Kenyons 5-17 Ballybacon Grange 1-09

A dominant first half performance from Templederry at Goatenbridge was the platform for this easy win for the visiting team. Alan O Gorman scored 3 points from placed balls for the home side to leave them trailing by 4-10 to 0-3 at half time. Ballybacon improved greatly in the second half with Sean Maher hitting 2 good points from play and corner forward Sean Phelan getting a goal. Alan O’Gorman struck a point from play and hit 3 further points from placed balls. Thomas Stapleton dominated proceedings at centre back for Templederry and Donal McGrath made a big impact scoring 3-4.

Teams and scorers:

Templederry Kenyons: Gerald Hogan; Ronan Kinane. Ml Ryan (C), Tadgh Mc Loughlin, John Harkin, Thomas Stapleton, Pat Ryan (T) Paudie Ryan (C), Michael Ryan (L);  Pa O Leary, Timmy Minogue (0-4), Pio Kennedy (1-0); Dale Donnelly (0-1), Brian Stapleton (1-6), Donal Mc Grath (3-4).

Sub used: Christy Coughlan for John Harkin.

Ballybacon-Grange: Alex Kirwan; Nigel Carrigan, Brian Condon, Eoin Walsh; Michael Phelan, Damien Gleeson, Brian Lonergan; Kieran Walsh, Aiden Savage; Alan O’Gorman (0-7, 0-6f), Thomas Maher, Andrew Heffernan; Sean Phelan (1-0), Sean Maher (0-2), Johnny English.

Subs used: Martin Ryan

Boherlahan Dualla 2-15         Golden Kilfeacle 0-10

Two first half goals set Boherlahan up for this victory over Golden. They led by 2-6 to 0-7 at half time and continued to dominate in the second half outscoring the West team by 9 points to 3 to win by 11 points.  Brian Quinn, Willie Hickey, Lawrence Hickey and Seamie Leahy were best for Boherlahan.

Boherlahan Dualla: Brian Quinn, Paul Ryan, Seamus Hickey, Willie Hickey, Johnny Maher, Ger Sullivan, John M. Geehan, Fionn McCullagh (0-1), A.J. Maher, Darragh Hickey (0-6, 0-3f), David Fogarty (0-2), Brian Maher (1-1), Seamie Leahy (1-2), Ger Flanagan (0-2), Lawrence Hickey. Subs: Padraig Hickey (0-1), Tom Cunningham, Michael Maher.

The Senior Hurling League Round Up

This round up is completed based on reports submitted by the participating clubs. Thanks to the clubs which sent in reports of their games.

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