County Senior Hurling League Round-Up by County PRO, Ger Ryan

Premier Division

Clonoulty Rossmore 0-19 Thurles Sarsfields 1-8

A strong wind at Clonoulty on Friday evening had a big bearing on this game. The home side took full advantage of it in the first half to establish a 14 point lead, 0-15 to 0-1 at half time. Despite the assistance of the wind in the second half, Sarsfields had too high a mountain to climb and were only able to reduce the deficit to 8 points. The home side ran out deserving winners by 0-19 to 1-8. Most impressive for Clonoulty Rossmore were Fiachra O’Keeffe, Timmy Hammersley, Jamie Moloney, Liam Devane and Kevin Horan. The best players for Thurles Sarsfields were John Maher, Stephen Lillis, Tom King, Johnny Enright and Barry O’Dwyer.

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan Dwyer; Joey O’Keeffe, Michael Heffernan, Kevin Horan; Padraig Heffernan, Liam Devane (0-1), Anthony Kearney; Jason Forrestal, Paudie White; Martin Sadlier, Tom Butler, Jamie Moloney (0-2); Fiachra O’Keeffe (0-10, 6 f), Timmy Hammersley (0-6), Aidan White.

Subs used: Diarmuid Cullen, Niall Shanahan, Aaron Ryan, Kieran Quirke.

Thurles Sarsfields: Patrick McCormack; Michael Collins, David Kearns, Stephen Maher; Pa Dunne, Barry O’Dwyer, Tom King; Johnny Enright (0-5), Denis Maher; John Maher (0-2), Ger O’Grady (0-1), Aidan McCormack; Pa Crone, John Joe Bourke, Tony Ruth (1-0)

Subs used: Benny O’Sullivan, Ian Maher, Stephen Lillis, Philip O’Dwyer, Michael O’Brien,

Division 1

Nenagh Éire Óg 1-17 Portroe 2-11

Nenagh Éire Óg claimed the two points against Portroe at a dull McDonagh Park on Friday evening last. Nenagh started brightly and were 3 points to the good up through Kevin Tucker (2) and Paul Ryan points. Portroe reduced the gap to the minimum by the 13th minute. Nenagh threatened to pull away and went seven points up coming up to half time but Port reduced it to four at the break to leave the home side leaving by 0-9 to 0-5. Portroe began the 2nd half well and scored two points but Nenagh quickly cancelled them out through a Tucker free and a Paddy Murphy point. Both sides were reduced to 14 coming up to the 45 minute mark and this sparked Portroe into life with John Sheedy and Dinny Hogan scoring two goals in two minutes to give them the lead. Nenagh however were not fazed and sub Johnny Slattery kicked the ball to the net from the next attack. Nenagh finished the stronger side in the final ten minutes to win by a margin of three points 1-17 to 2-11. Best for Nenagh were Daire Quinn, Richie Flannery and Paddy Murphy while Portroe were best served by John Sheedy.

Nenagh Éire Óg: Michael McNamara; Daire Quinn, Richie Flannery (0-1, 1f), Eoin Fitzgibbon; Hugh Flannery, Hugh Maloney (0-1), Mark Flannery; Paul Ryan (0-1), Billy Heffernan; Paddy Murphy (0-5), Shane Maher(0-1), Kevin Tucker (0-7, 5f); Tommy Heffernan (0-2), Pearse Morris, Eoghan Slattery.

Subs: Brian Maxwell for Heffernan, Johnny Slattery (1-0) for Ryan, John Flannery for Slattery.

Portroe: D Gleeson; C Riordan, D O’Halloran, N Ryan; P Hickey, N Gleeson, J Conroy; J Creamer, M Creamer; S O’Brien, M. Gennery, M Sheedy; J Sheedy (1-8, 8f), D Hogan (1-1), A. McCloskey (0-1)

Subs D. Gleeson, P Malone, D Ryan (0-1), C Gleeson, N Kennedy,

Templederry Kenyons 2-21 Moneygall 1-8

Templederry had a comprehensive victory over Moneygall at Kenyon Park on Saturday last. Moneygall played with the wind in the first half but trailed at half time by 1-9 to 1-4.  Timmy Minogue scored Templederry’s goal while Moneygall’s goal was scored by Willie Greene late in the half.  Templederry’s second goal finished the game as a contest as Moneygall struggled for scores throughout. Best for Templederry were Adrian Ryan. Paul Murray, Christy Coughlan, Thomas Stapleton and Timmy Minogue while Willie Greene was Moneygall’s best contributor.

Templederry Kenyons scorers: Eanna Murray (0-6, 4f), Adrian Ryan (0-5, 2f), Timmy Minogue (1 1), Brian Stapleton (0-3), Paul Murray (0-3), Padraig O’Leary (1-0), Christy Coughlan (0-2), Matthew Hogan (0-1).

Moneygall: John King; Pajo Troy, Sean Ryan, Martin Deane; Michael Cahill, Mike Ryan, Jarlath Sutton; Willie Greene (1-5, 0-5 frees), Conor Ryan; Keith Maher, Ger Kirwan (0-2), Eamonn McCormack; Billy McCormack (0-1), Phil Fanning (0-1), Tommy Devereux. Subs: Alan Maher.

Upperchurch Drombane 1-12 Roscrea 1-11

A good team performance by Upperchurch Drombane at Drombane on Sunday against Roscrea secured them 2 points. The home side were on top in the first half and led by 4 points, 0-9 to 0-5, at half time. Roscrea fought back well in the second half. A goal from P Carroll for Roscrea put them ahead and it took a well taken goal from Owen Shortt to level the sides with 8 minutes left. After a further exchange of points, centre back James Barry landed the winning point for the home side to leave Roscrea with no reward for their efforts. Colm Ryan was Upperchurch’s best player throughout the game, working tirelessly from start to finish. Ailbe O’Donaghue was very assured in the goal and all six backs had good games. Up front another to impress was Owen Shortt.

Upperchurch Drombane: Ailbe O’Donoghue; Matt Ryan, Paudie Stapleton, Lenny Purcell; Joe Maguire, James Barry (0-1), Matthew Greene; David Carey (0-2), LJ Ryan; John Ryan,  Colm Ryan (0-6, 4f), Mikey Ryan (0-1); Colm Stapleton (0-1), Donal Carey (0-1), Owen Shortt (1-0).

Subs used: Seamus Armstrong for John Ryan

Roscrea: K Dooley; J Maher, S Fitzgerald, E Fitzgerald, K McMahon, D O’Connor, A Ryan, M O’Meara, D Spooner, J Carroll (0-2), J Fitzpatrick (0-4), D Buckley, D Flynn (0-2), P Carroll (1-2), P Breen

Subs used L England (0-1) for Breen

Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-22 Éire Óg Annacarty 0-17

A blistering first-half performance from wind assisted Kilruane McDonaghs proved enough to account for Eire Og Annacarty at wild and windy Cloughjordan last Sunday. The North side had 3 quick points before Ronan O’Brien opened Eire Og’s account. Kilruane then scored 1-8 without reply, the goal coming from corner forward Liam Gibosn in the seventh minute. Padraig O’Dwyer pointed a free for the visitors’ second and final score of the first half leaving MacDonaghs ahead 2-15 to 0-2 at the break with their second goal coming from Ray McLoughney in the twenty fifth minute. With the wind now behind them for the second period, Eire Og upped their performance in order to restore some pride, but it was all in vain in spite of a spell of 9 unanswered points.  Kilruane MacDonaghs won by 2-22 to 0-17 in the end. The winners were best served by Justin Cahill, Mark O Leary, Ray McLoughney and Eoin Hogan. Best for Eire Og were Conor O’Brien and Padraig O’Dwyer with Diarmaid Ryan & Michael O’Dwyer also prominent.

Kilruane MacDonaghs: David Reddan; Gavin McAvinchey, Pat Williams, Martin Walsh; Diarmuid Cahill, Eoin Hogan, Justin Cahill; Mark O Leary (0-4), Jonathan Cahill (0-1); Colm Williams, Ray McLoughney (1-7), Edmond Morkan (0-2); Thomas Williams (0-4),  Shane Quinlan (0-1) and Liam Gibson (1-2). Subs: Willie Cleary, Shane Williams, Thomas Cleary (0-1) Freddie Williams and David Williams

Eire Og Annacarty: Darragh Mooney; Diarmaid Ryan, Ollie Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer; Brian Ryan, Philip McLoughlin, Michael McGrath; Dan Hogan, Conor O’Brien (0-4, 2 frees); Jeremy Furlong (0-1), Eoin Kennedy, Padraig O’Dwyer (0-4, 2 frees); Damien O’Brien (0-2), Kevin Fox, Ronan O’Brien (0-2).

Subs used: Patrick Horan for Brian Ryan (inj), John Quinn (0-1) for Dan Hogan, Pat Aherne (0-1) for Michael McGrath, Gearoid Ryan (0-2) for Kev Fox.

Division 2

Cappawhite 4-9 Golden-Kilfeacle 0-9

Cappawhite recorded their first league win with a comfortable victory Sunday morning in Cappawhite against in an injury depleted Golden Kilfeacle. These sides will meet again in a fortnight in west championship and it will be Cappawhite who will be the happier team going into that game. Their ability to score goals at crucial times ultimately proved the difference between both sides. Golden started much brighter and should have had more scores on the board but were wayward with their free taking. Cappawhite soon settled and rammed into two goals in quick succession which rattled Golden. The halftime score was Cappawhite 2-2 Golden 0-4. Golden lost centre back James Hayes with a hand injury just before the break to add to an increasing injury list. In the second half it was very much one way traffic as Cappawhite upped the pace and with very good movement from their forwards they began to score some fine points from play. Golden replied with scores from Cathal Hayes and John Colohan but two late goals from Cappawhite’s Sean Ryan (P) and David Orr sealed a comfortable twelve point win. The Cappa defence led the way for the home side while Sean Ryan (P) was most impressive up front. Best for Golden were Daithi Bargary, Gerald Fogarty, Cathal Hayes and Paddy Ivors.

Cappawhite: G. Kelly; P. Stapleton, M. Kennedy, E. O’ Meara; M. Buckley, D. Kelly, J. McGrath; T. Treacy, R. Dunne; J. O’ Neill, D. Heffernan, D. Ryan(P); S. Ryan(P), J. Bradshaw, M. O’ Neill;

Subs used: P. O’ Neill, D. O’ Neill, D. Orr.

Golden Kilfeacle: Declan Donnelly; Christopher Ryan, Donncha Carr, Michael Stapleton; Gerald Fogarty, James Hayes, Aiden o Connell; Ronan Hayes, Daithi Bargary;  Brendan Moloney, Cathal Hayes (0-1), Paddy Ivors (0-2); Michael Harding (0-5), Shane Stapleton, John Colohan (0-1).

Subs used: James O’Connell, Seamus Carr

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 for the games covered in this week’s league round-up.

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