Tipp Senior Hurling League Round-Up

Premier Division

Clonoulty Rossmore 1-8 Toomevara 0-12

In a close and at times intense and temperamental contest at Clonoulty on Friday night, Toomevara has a one point win over the home side. The game was close all through with Toomevara leading by 2 points at half time, 0-9 to 1-4 with Jason Forrestal’s goal keeping Clonoulty Rossmore well in the game. The second half remained close but the visitors managed to stay ahead to secure the 2 points. Toome’s best performers were Eoin Brislane, Ken Dunne, Paddy Tuohy, Andrew Ryan, Darren Delaney and Denis Kelly. Clonoulty Rossmore were best served by John Devane, Anthony Kearney, Paidi White, Tom Butler and Fiachra O Keeffe

Teams and scorers:

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O Dwyer; Andrew Quirke, Joey O Keeffe, Kevin Horan; Padraig Heffernan, John Devane, Anthony Kearney; Paidi White, Sean O Connor; Martin Sadlier, Tom Butler (0-5, 3f), Jason Forrestal (1-0); Fiachra O Keeffe (0-2), Conor Ryan, Timmy Hammersley (0-1).

Toomevara: Sean Delaney; Paddy Tuohy, John Boland, Andrew Ryan; Barry Dunne, David Kennedy, Darren Delaney; Franny Devaney, Denis Kelly; Ken Dunne, Eoin Brislane, Brian McCormack; Paddy Grace, John Delaney, Willie Ryan.

Thurles Sarsfields 1-14 Drom and Inch 2-15

Drom and Inch got off to a winning start against Sarsfields on a cold damp Saturday afternoon in Thurles. With both teams short several players due to injuries, county commitments and U21 matches, the game started in scrappy fashion as players took time to come to terms with the conditions. Drom and Inch were first to register with a pointed free from Johnny Ryan. The sides exchanged further scores through Jerome Ryan and Johnny Enright. Enright operating at midfield was controlling matters and picked off further scores whilst also setting up points for O’Brien and Ruth. Paddy Kennedy added a point for the visitors before offloading to Micheal Butler who levelled matters at 0-5 apiece. Enright added a further pointed free and in the dying minutes of the half first half he ghosted in along the end line and finished to the net to leave the hosts leading at the break by 4 points 1-6 to 0-5. Drom-Inch introduced Macdara Butler at half time to replace Declan Ryan and Butler made an immediate impact scoring a point following a pass from Paddy Kennedy. Sarsfields replied with a brace of points from Enright but Drom and Inch pegged them back again this time the scores coming from the Ryan brothers, Matthew and Johnny. Ger “Redser” O Grady increased Sars’ lead to 4 points again before Micheal Butler and John Lawlor traded points with Butler now cover every inch of the park. The turning point in the game came when a long delivery was fielded by Macdara Butler and offloaded to Matthew Ryan who shot across the goals and the sliotar was bundled over the line by the onrushing Cathal Flynn. This left the minimum between the sides before Conor Maloney scored a point at the other end. Johnny Ryan scored 2 more impressive points to leave the game level with 5 minutes remaining. Drom and Inch then went ahead by two points with time running out but Johnny Enright reduced matters to the minimum before Macdara Butler caught a high delivery and finished to the net right on the stroke of full time. The second half really got going as a contest with the standard of hurling improving dramatically and this game could have gone either direction right up to the final whistle. Drom Inch had some fine performances on the day with Johnny Ryan, James Ryan, Micheal Butler and Paddy Kennedy the most impressive. Best for Thurles Sarsfields were Benny O’Sullivan, Johnny Enright, Mickey Collins, John Maher and Tony Ruth.

Teams and scorers:

Drom and Inch: Damien Young; Matthew Buckley, Donncha Kennedy, Martin Butler; James Ryan, Johnny Ryan (0-4, 3f), Paul Stapleton; Micheal Butler (0-5), Liam Ryan; Jerome Ryan (0-2, 1f), Eric Woodlock, Joe Lupton; Matthew Ryan (0-2), Paddy Kennedy (0-1), Declan Ryan.

Subs used: Macdara Butler (1-1) for Declan Ryan (H-T), Joe Egan for Liam Ryan (48m), Cathal Flynn (1-0) for Jerome Ryan (50m)

Thurles Sarsfields: Bill McCormack; Mickey Collins, David Kearns, Benny O’Sullivan; Barry O’Dwyer, David Kennedy, Eoin Russell; John Maher, Johnny Enright (1-8, 0-4f); Ger O’Grady (0-1), John Lawlor (0-1), Alan Kennedy; Tony Ruth (0-2), John Joe Bourke, Michael O’Brien (0-1).

Subs Used: David Shannon, Ian Maher, Conor Moloney (0-1), Pa Dunne, Pa Crone

Kildangan 2-17 Loughmore Castleiney 1-11

Kildangan were easy winners against an under-strength Loughmore Castleiney side at Puckane last Sunday. Wind assisted Kildangan dominated the first half and lead by 1-15 to 0-2 at the end of the first period with the goal coming from Ruairi Gleeson in the 28th minute. Loughmore rallied in the second half but had left themselves too big a mountain to climb. A second goal for Kildangan, this one scored by Gearoid Connors after 52 minutes, put paid to any chance the visitors had of staging a miraculous comeback.  The home side emerged deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-11.

Teams and scorers:

Loughmore Castleiney: John Scully; Paddy Moynihan, Tommy Long, Kevin Johnson; Eoin Ryan, Derek Bourke, Lorcan Egan; Paul Brennan, Willie Eviston; Johnny Campion (0-1), Ciarán McGrath (0-4), Tomás McGrath(1–0f) James Connolly, Evan Sweeney (0 – 6f), Shane Hennessy.

Subs used: Shane Nolan, Darren Danagher, Pauric Egan.

Holycross Ballycahill 0-11 Burgess 1-13

A goal just after half time was the decisive score in this keenly contested game at Holycross. It was close all through the first half with Burgess the marginally superior side. They led by 2 points at half time, 0-8 to 0-6. The goal after half time set them up for well deserved victory. Best for Burgess were Shane Maher, Michael O’Flaherty and Peter Gill while a disappointing Holycross Ballycahill had good performances from T. Lowry, S. Stakelum and B. Barrett.

Teams and scorers:

Holycross Ballycahill: T. Lowry; P. Stakelum, S. Stakelum, L. McCullagh; T. Comerford (0-1), C. Carroll, M.J. Doyle (0-1); B. Barrett, P. Stakelum (0-1); D. Duggan (0-1), S. Ryan, J. Dunne; D. Ferncombe (0-1), L. Dwan (0-5), R. Stakelum.

Subs used:  J. Doyle, L. Judge, T. Leahy (0-1).

Burgess: Niall McGrath; John Hogan, Brian Hogan, Peter Gill; Ml.O’Flaherty, Shane Maher, Gerry Ryan; Jonathon Ryan, Jonathon Mulqueen (0-1); John O’Brien, Damien O’Brien (0-1), Timmy Hogan (0-1); Eoin Hogan (0-3), Cian McDonnell (1-1), Stephen Murray (0-6 3frees, 1 65).

Subs used: Paddy Hogan, Tony Hogan, Declan O Donoghue

Division 1

Borris-Ileigh 1-16 Roscrea 1-14

Borris-Ileigh got their league campaign off to a winning start with a 2 point win at home against Roscrea. Borris had a good start with points from David O’Connor and Benny Harkin. A goal from Mattie Stapleton helped the home side to a 5 point half time lead, 1-6 to 0-4. Roscrea fought back well in the second half but when a rasping shot from Joe Carroll went over the bar with a goal at his mercy with 10 minutes left, one sensed it was going to be Borris’s day and they held on to win by 1-16 to 1-14.  Best for Borris-Ileigh were Mark Bourke and Mattie Stapleton in the forwards and Ciaran Cowan and Thomas Fahey in defence. Roscrea were best served by Sean Fitzgerald, Keith McMahon and Joe Carroll.

Teams and scorers:

Roscrea: Kevin Dooley; James Maher, Enda Fitzgerald, Colm Monaghan; Darren O’Connor, Sean Fitzgerald, Keith McMahon; Marc O’Meara, Darragh Spooner; Davin Flynn (0-2), Padraig Carroll (0-2), Tommy Fitzgerald (0-4); Jamie Bergin, Joe Carroll (0-3), David Buckley (1-2).

Subs used: Roddy Ryan (0-1) for Flynn, Paul Breen for O’Meara, Jason Fitzpatrick for Ryan.

Borris-Ileigh: Jody Harkin; Thomas Fahey, Philip Rabbitte, San Maher; Ciaran Cowan (0-1), Philip Maher, Sean McCormack; David O Connor (0-4 3f), Mark Bourke (0-2); Noel Kent, Cathal Bourke (0-2), John Ryan; Keith Ryan, Mattie Stapleton (1-2), Benny Harkin 0-4;

Subs used: Martin Maher (0-1), Rory Kinane, Tommy Kavanagh, Brendan Kenny

Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-12 Moycarkey-Borris 1-17

Despite having wind assistance in the first half, Kilaruane MacDonaghs went in at half time level with Moycarkey Borris at Cloughjordan on a scorline of 0-7 each. Moycarkey scored the first two points of the second half from Kieran Morris frees and they maintained their lead throughout the second half with their goal coming in the final moment of game from second half substitute Daniel Kirby. Best for Kilruane MacDonaghs were Eoin Hogan, Pat Williams, Ray McLoughney and Niall O Meara.

Teams and scorers:

Kilruane MacDonaghs: David Reddan, Gavin McAvinchey, Martin Walsh, Pat Williams, Eoin Hogan, Diarmuid Cahill (0-1), Colm Williams (0-1), Jonathan Cahill, Willie Cleary (0-1), Liam Gibson, Shane Quinlan (0-1), Niall O Meara (0-1), Shane Williams, Thomas Williams (0-2) and Ray McLoughney (0-5).

Subs used: Padraig Kelly, Eanna Hogan, David Williams, Thomas Cleary and Freddie Williams

Moycarkey-Borris: John Kelly; Lorcan Ryan, Kieran Shortall, David Morris; Phil Kelly, Kevin Moran, Willie Dempsey; Pat Carey, Pat Molloy; Kieran Morris, Eamon Ryan, Rory Ryan; John Bergin, Robert Doran, Ciaran Clohessy. Subs: Daniel Kirby, Anthony Healy, Brian Moran

Subs used: Daniel Kirby

JK Brackens 0-11 Portroe 1-8

A Justin Conroy goal in the last minute of injury time gave Portoe a share of the spoils in this Division 1 encounter in Templemore. Having trailed for all of the game, it capped off a strong fight back by the north men after JK Brackens led by 7 points at the break, 0-9 to 0-2. A strong wind assisted Brackens in the first period and they took full advantage with Kevin Mulryan, Padraic Murphy, Darren Owens and Cathal Scully all contributing points for them. In the second half Portroe, assisted by the introduction of Darren Gleeson at mid field, began to reduce the deficit. A number of wides from play and frees looked like costing them dearly. Brackens had further scores from Kevin Mulryan and Cathal Scully and they seemed set to hold out for the win, but Justin Conroy’s late rasper to the corner of the net meant both sides had to settle for a draw. Best for JK Brackens were Padraic Keely, Lorcan Egan, Cathal Scully, Paidi Bourke and Kevin Mulryan.

Teams and scorers:
JK Brackens: D.Russell; Paidi. Bourke, P Keely, P Guider; T. Kennedy, L. Egan, Peter Bourke; C. Scully(0-6), P. Maher; P. Murphy (0-1), D. Owens (0-0), J. Bergin; P O’Brien, K Mulryan (0-3) E. Fitzpatrick.

Subs used: A. Bourke, F. Kennedy, T. Deegan and J. Moore

Portroe: John Sheedy Jnr; Niall Gleeson, Nicky Ryan, Dermot O’Halloran; Justin Conroy (1-0), Padraig Malone, Michael Creamer; Jimmy Creamer, Conor Leo; James Ryan, Michael Sheedy (0-2), Mark Gennery; Andrew McCloskey (0-1), Dinny Hogan, David Gleeson.

Subs used: Darren Gleeson (0-4), Damian Ryan (0-1), Padraig Hickey

Upperchurch Drombane 1-7 Éire Óg Annacarty 1-19

Eire Og Annacarty emerged comfortable winners over Upperchurch Drombane in a disappointing encounter held in Drombane last Sunday. After the home hit an early point, the West side, aided by the strong breeze, got on top through a string of points from P. O’Dwyer and Conor and Ronan O’Brien before a 22nd minute long ball from wing-back Brian Fox ended up in the net eluding the despairing fingers of the goalie, Ailbe O’Donoghue. Eire Og led at the break, 1-11 to 0-03. A brief flurry from the Mid side led to an early goal in the second period from Paudie Greene, but, in spite of the strong breeze, Upperchurch never looked like overhauling the Eire Og lead. Eire Og tapped over some well-worked points to emerge comfortable winners, 1-19 to 1-07 at the full-time whistle. Best for Eire Og were P. McLoughlin, O. Kelly, F. Walters and the three O’Brien brothers. The full back line of Matt Ryan, Paudie Stapleton especially Lenny Purcell were the best on show for the home side but Upperchurch Drombane will be disappointed with what was a below par performance overall.

Teams and scorers:

Upperchurch Drombane: Ailbe O’Donoghue; Matt Ryan, Paudie Stapleton, Lenny Purcell; Joe Maguire, James Barry (0-1), John Quinn; Andy Kinane, LJ Ryan (0-1); Paudie Greene (1-1), Martin Bourke, Mikey Ryan; Colm Stapleton (0-1), Paul Ryan (0-2f), Owen Shortt (0-1).

Subs used: David Carey for Joe Maguire (45 mins), Seamus Armstrong for Colm Stapleton (46 mins), Matthew Greene for Martin Bourke injured (50 mins).

Éire Óg Annacarty: D. Horan; D. Ryan, O. Kelly, M. O’Dwyer; B. Fox (1-1), P. McLoughlin, D. Hogan; F. Walters, C. O’Brien (0-2); P. O’Dwyer (0-6; 2 frees), E. Kennedy, R. O’Brien (0-2; 1 free); J. Quinn (0-3), K. Fox (0-3), D. O’Brien (0-2).

Subs used: D. Mooney for D. Horan, P. Horan for P. O’Dwyer, J. Furlong  for E. Kennedy, G. Ryan for D. O’Brien, M. McGrath for D. Ryan.

Division 2

Lorrha and Dorrha 2-10 Golden Kilfeacle 1-13

Lorrha and Golden Kilfeacle played out an exciting draw in a windswept Lorrha last Sunday morning.  Lorrha with the wind advantage started off much the brighter and had Golden in a lot of trouble. Early points and a well taken goal put them well in control in the first fifteen minutes. Golden were struggling to get the ball into their inside forwards, but bringing Shane Stapelton out to midfield stemmed the Lorrha attack somewhat. Golden gradually began to get back into the game with well taken frees from centre forward Paddy Ivors. At half time the score was Lorrha 1-8 Golden 0-4. With the wind behind them and Shane Stapelton back in full forward, Golden hit four points in the first ten minutes of the second half to leave just four between the teams. Stapleton was proving a handful and he finished a fine move to the net after fifteen minutes to put the minimum between the teams. From here to the finish it was nip and tuck with both sides trading points from placed balls. Lorrha looked to have won it with a goal in the last five minutes but Golden to their credit responded with two immediate points to leave a point between them, With time running out, Golden won a free on the halfway line and Paddy Ivors pointed to secure a draw.  Golden’s best on the day were James Tierney, Damien Fogarty, Aiden Fogarty, Brendan Moloney and Shane Stapelton.

Teams and scorers:

Golden Kilfeacle: David Downey; Christopher Ryan, James Tierney, Gerald Fogarty;   James Hayes, Damien Fogarty, Aidan O’Connell; Daithi Bargary, Aidan Fogarty (0-1);    James O’Connell, Paddy Ivors (0-7), Brendan Moloney; John Colohan, Shane Stapleton (1-3),  Christopher Ryan (0-2).

Subs used: Brian Fogarty for Colohan, Ronan Hayes for J O’Connell, Paul Fogarty for A O’Connell, Michael Stapleton for Ryan, Declan Donnelly for Downey.

Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams 0-10 Borrisokane 3-18

Borrisokane made a successful return to senior ranks with a comprehensive victory over Kickhams at Dundrum. It was Borrisokane’s first senior league game since 2002 and they were clearly out to impress. A good first half performance highlighted by 2 goals from county senior football star, Philip Austin, saw the visitors lead by 2-4 to 0-7 at the half time break. Their dominance increased in the second half with one of the highlights being a Cathal Dooley point from near the sideline. A third goal from Philip Austin was the icing on the cake as the 2010 Intermediate champions ran out easy winners by 3-18 to 0-10. Best for Borrisokane were Colm Larkin, Philip Austin, Seosamh Cleary, Tadhgie Slevin, Cathal Dooley and Brian Davis. Kickhams best performers were Eoin Carew, Michael Shanahan, Paul O’Dwyer, Tommy Comerford and Patrick O Brien.

Teams and scorers:

Kickhams: Patrick Ryan; Michael Shanahan, Eoin Carew, Sean Keogh; David Butler, Nigel Hayes, Johnny Ryan (0-1); Tommy Comerford (0-6), Shane Morrissey; Patrick O Brien (0-2), Derek Breen, Shane Morrissey; Paul O’Dwyer, Patrick Ryan, Richard Horgan(0-1);

Subs used: Jason Loughman for Patrick Ryan.

Borrisokane: Paul Egan; Kevin McKenna, Padraig Moriarty, Conor Forde; Cathal Dooley (0-1); Tadhgie Slevin, Graham McMahon (0-1); Andrew Austin, Seosamh Cleary (0-3, 0-1f), Philip Austin (3-2), Andrew Comerford, Brian Davis (0-2); Colm Larkin (0-9, 0-7f), Enda Brennan, Paddy Gavin

Subs used: Seamus Moriarty for Comerford

Boherlahan Dualla 1-15 Ballingarry 1-9

Ballingarry started well at Boherlahan but missed a number of chances in the first 10 minutes and the home side built up a 4 point lead close to the interval. Ballingarry improved their shooting in the dying minutes of the half and reduced the deficit to 1 point at half time with the score 0-8 to 0-7 in favour of Boherlahan Dualla.  Boherlahan took over at mid field in the second half and went into a three point lead before a well taken goal by Darragh Hickey after 10 minutes put the home side firmly on top. Ballingarry got a goal from Michael Ivors near the end but it was too late to spark a revival. The Boherlahan defence was strong all through and some good long range points were a feature of their performance. They were best served by AJ Maher, Darragh Kennedy, John Dwyer, Darragh Hickey and William Hickey. Ballingarry fielded a young team that showed many fine touches as the game progressed. Their best performers were Danny Fitzgerald, Brian Cooney and Ian Ivors in defence and forwards Gerry Fitzgerald, Michael Ivors and Seanie Cahill who took  all his frees well.

Teams and scorers:

Boherlahan Dualla: Brian Quinn; Padraic Hickey, Paul Ryan, A.J. Maher; John M.Geehan, Seamus Hickey, Aidan Maher; Darragh Kennedy (0-1), Fionn McCullagh (0-1); Darragh Hickey (1-07, 0-4f), John Dwyer (0-2), Seamie Leahy (0-1); Brian Maher, Willie Hickey (0-1), Joe Ryan (0-2).

Subs used: Willie Dwyer for Joe Ryan, Ger Sullivan for John M. Geehan and Johnny Maher for A.J. Maher.

Ballingarry: Seanie Cahill (0-6, 6f), Michael Ivors (1-0), Adrian Cleere (0-2), Gerry Fitzgerald (0-1)

Senior Hurling League Round Up

This round up is completed based on reports submitted by the participating clubs. Thanks to the 18 clubs of the 22 participating which sent in reports for the games covered in this week’s league round-up.

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