Ballinkillen 0-20, Rower Inistioge 0-15 (AET)
This Junior League semi-final in Graignamanagh on Wednesday last was exciting, with plenty of thrills and not too little skill being the order of the day. And it needed extra time to find a winner before the contestants pulled the tent-poles, released the stays and went about their merry way. In essence, the Carlow outfit lasted the distance better, but the hard-trying Rower Inistioge will point to a number of chances that were stared down, not availed of, and could have made the difference ultimately.
Kilkenny produced a typically brilliant performance at a very wet Portlaoise to completely overpower Dublin and ease into their eighth Leinster final in a ro
Piltown 2-19, Clara 1-6
This All County Junior League game in bitterly cold Piltown – was there any warm spot in the entire County over the weekend?- on Saturday evening was somewhat of a mismatch as Piltown took care of the Clara challenge more easily than they probably expected.
All County League [Round 3]
Blacks & Whites 0-9, Windgap 0-6
There were not too many scores to warm the cockles of the hearts of the few brave Christians watching this All County League game in Tom Walsh Park on Saturday evening last. The game was more than scrappy, as both sides struggled to get up any semblance of a head of steam, where simple skills like catching, picking, or even striking caused more an inconvenience than a reality. Of course it was cold down under the shadow of the Mount Leinster, but it barely offers acceptance for the poor quality of hurling played.
Barrow Rangers 0-18, Windgap 1-6
Gallant Windgap came up a little short when faced by the powerful surge of Paulstown hurling in Paulstown on Friday evening in the Junior hurling league competition. They certainly tried as hard as their limited resources would allow, but they found the home side in an unforgiving mind-set as they charged towards the winning line with an awesome