Blacks & Whites 2-14, Graignamanagh 1-13
In Tom Walsh Park on Saturday, the crowds were there in numbers, the gladiators from Graignamanagh were also there in the requisite numbers, and Mullinavat referee, Tom Duggan was set to ignite the fuse that would send next door neighbours into battle against each other for the bragging rites in the town of Graignamanagh. You really couldn’t say that they went to battle for the sake of the little village, as every man jack present were from the little village on the banks of the Barrow.
Piltown 0-15, Kilmacow 0-9
Piltown started their junior league championship campaign in good style with a 0-15 to 0-9 away win over near neighbours Kilmacow. This win was hard earned as it was Kilmacow who opened the brighter with early scores from a Richie McNamara free and one from play, courtesy of Johnny Hayes who provided real early threat for the green and whites. Luke Harney and Brian Fleming set the tone early on as they set about their business with dash.
Junior Hurling League Barrow Rangers 3-15, Slieverue 0-11
The scoreline really does not do justice to the wholehearted efforts, and determination of a gallant Slieverue, who hung onto the shirt tails of a far more fancied Barrow Rangers in an entertaining encounter in Slieverue
Mooncoin 0-12, Mullinavat 0-8
Whoever said, “change leaders and we will fight you again”, would have had a resonance in Kilmacow on Friday evening when Diarmuid Mackey gave a master-class display of free-taking in horrible conditions for free takers, whereas his opposite number, the generally accurate Conor Conway couldn’t hit t
John Lockes 3-10, Mooncoin 2-12
Whilst the first half of this first round League Championship game between age old rivals, Callan and Mooncoin was less than memorable, the second half was a product of completely different proportions. The first half was dour