Intermediate Hurling Championship
CLARECASTLE made sure of top spot in their group when they overcame the challenge of Killanena in this tie played at Cusack Park last Thursday.
Killanena dominated for long periods but they were unable to hammer home their advantage. They failed to convert a number of good chances from frees while they conceded a number of frees, which the Magpies punished.
Fergal Griffin was the Clarecastle goal scorer in the second half and it proved to be a crucial score. Ken Ralph converted a number of important frees for the Magpies on the evening.
Ronan Flaherty scored 1-5 for Killanena but it wasn’t enough on the evening.
Clarecastle: Donagh Murphy; Blaise Talty, Eoin Brennan, Rory Concannon; Adam Healy, Andrew Page, Anthony Griffey; John Reidy, Ciarán Lynch; Eamonn Concannon, John Pyne, Jason Considine; Fergal Griffin, Ken Ralph, Niall Dunne.
Subs: Briain Lynch for C Lynch; Cathal Lynch for Page (inj), Pakie Healy for Dunne, Stephen Malone for Griffin (inj).
Killanena: David Noone; Barry Noone, Gerry McNamara, Pat Noone; Kieran Glynn, John O’Meara, Alan McNamara; Michael Noone, Mark Flaherty; Ronan Flaherty, Brian McNamara, Stephen McMahon; Fintan McNamara, Joe Clancy, Liam McNamara.
Subs: Francis McNamara for Glynn; Noel Sheedy for McMahon; John Noonan for Fintan McNamara; Jack Houlihan for B McNamara.
Éire Óg 4-18
WITH both sides already through to the quarter-finals, Éire Óg and Parteen were simply playing for position when they clashed in the intermediate championship at Shannon on Sunday.
Éire Óg quickly took control against the league champions and they were well on their way to victory by half-time when they led 3-8 to 0-7 with the first-half goals coming from Brian Dolan, Graham Glynn and Damian McMahon. Danny Russell was the team’s second half goalscorer on a day when he hit a total of 1-8.
Parteen’s goal came via a deflection off Padraic O’Doherty. Ronan Conlon scored a number of their points while Joe O’Connor was in fine form at midfield.
Both sides were short a number of regulars for this tie with Éire Óg lining out without the likes of Barry Nugent and Fergus Flynn, two of their more experienced players.
Éire Óg: Kevin Brennan; Ciarán Hanna, John Mulcahy, Ciaran Russell; John Brennan, Cormac O’Regan, Kevin Moynihan; Noel Murphy, David Ryan; Ronan Keane, Kevin Hally, Damian McMahon; Danny Russell, Brian Nolan, Graham Flynn.
Subs: Tadhg McNamara for O’Regan; Ronan Cooney for Ryan (both at half-time) Niall Daly for Glynn.
Parteen: Alan Murnane; David O’Sullivan, Donal Prendergast, Mark Cunningham; Cillian Conlon, Pa Campion, Andrew Beatty; Joe O’Connor, Colm Quinn; Brian McSweeney, Mark Boland, Padraic O’Connor; Dara Yelverton, Padraic O’Doherty, Ronan Conlon.
Subs: Paul O’Dwyer for Prendergast; Jason Smith for D O’Sullivan; Brian Conway for O’Doherty; Seán Beatty for Quinn.
OGONNELLOE made sure of avoiding bottom spot in their group with this convincing win over Meelick at Broadford on Sunday.
The foundations for this win were laid in the first half when Ogonnelloe raced into a 1-10 to 0-1 lead.
Paul Healy in the first half and Patrick Barton were the goalscorers for the winners. Ozer McMahon and Barry Kiely did well as did John McKenna for the winners.
Seán O’Connor scored Meelick’s three goals, all from frees in the second half.
Ogonnelloe: Eoin Sheedy; Michael Mooney, Michael Costello, Henry Mooney; John O’Brien, Peter O’Brien, Thomas Condon; Michael N Bugler, Barry Kiely; Ozer McMahon, John McKenna, Paul Healy; Robert Dreelan, Patrick Barton, Rory Skelly.
Subs: Henry Vaughan for P O’Brien; Pascal Sheedy for Thos Condon; Joseph Mooney for Dreelan; Jamie Cunnane for Healy; Kieran Forde for Skelly.
Meelick: James Duffy; John Callinan, Seán Cooney, Jim White; Shane Daly, Denis Moloney, Eanna Mulvihill; Seán O’Connor, Gary Moloney; Brian O’Neill, Tom Buckley, Oisín Hickey; Andrew White, Alan Markham, Adam Sherlock.
Subs: Oisín Daly for S Daly; Kenneth Keane for Buckley; Ger Sherlick for O Hickey; Stephen Hayes for White.
Wolfe Tones 1-9
SIXMILEBRIDGE secured top spot in their group with this comfortable win over Wolfe Tones at Newmarket on Saturday.
The winners were always in control against a Shannon side that was already out of the running prior to this tie.
Tommy Liddy scored the Newmarket goal in the second half.
Sixmilebridge: Stephen Fleming; Ger Quilligan, Keith Walker, Kevin Phelan; David O’Meara, Cathal Walsh, Jonathon Downes; Darragh O’Connor, Sam O’Sullivan; Stiofan Fitzpatrick Errol Tuohy, Seán Stack; Tommy Liddy, Ronan Hayes, Paul Corbett.
Subs: Pat Hayes for Liddy; Ronan Mullane for S Fitzpatrick.
Wolfe Tones: Paul Hogan; David Dunne, Gary Whelan, John Madigan; George Justice, Mark Regan, Chris Dunning; Eoghan Hanley, Seán Curtin; Brian Williams, Shane Chambers, Niall Murphy; Paul Walsh, Jamie Walker, Joe McGauley.