By Seamus Hayes
Scariff 2-13 Broadford 2-13
A point by Diarmuid Nash, his ninth of the evening, earned Scariff a share of the spoils with their neighbours Broadford in this round 2 senior hurling championship tie played at Cusack Park on Friday evening.
At the end of a poor first half played in front of a small attendance, Scariff held a four point advantage, 0-8 to 0-4. They increased the lead to five at the start of the second half but then, in the space of four minutes Broadford hit 1-3 without reply to take the lead.
In the space of a minute at the mid point of the half, Scariff had goals from John Scanlan and Cian Foley to open a five point lead and they looked to be on the way to victory at this stage of the game.
Now it was Broadford’s turn to rally and they hit back strongly with 1-3 without reply in six minutes to go back in front. Diarmuid Nash levelled but a converted free in the 6oth minute from Padraig Hickey looked to have given victory to Broadford only for Nash to reply from a 55m free for a merited share of the spoils for his side.
The race for the interrmediate championship title also commenced on Friday evening when Clarecastle recorded a one point win over Crusheen, 2-8 to 2-7. This result also gave the magpies their first league points as the teams had agreed to put the league result on this tie.
On Saturday afternoon intermediate championship favourites Feakle got their campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable victory over Corofin at Tulla where the final scoreline was 3-19 to 2-11.
Parteen, another of the favourites for this title, had a comfortable 3-23 to 2-13 win over Newmarket while Smith O’Briens from Killaloe had to battle to the end for a three point win over Cratloe (0-20 to 2-11).
Meanwhile, Kilmurry-Ibrickane’s senior footballers kept their hopes of retaining the Cusack cup (division 1 league) alive with a 1-17 to 0-11 win over Kilrush at Quilty on Saturday evening