All County Jun Hurling League
Galmoy 0-13, Naomh Brid 1-9
An injury time pointed free from fully 90 metres by Stephen Murphy gave Galmoy victory by the slimmest of margins over Naomh Brid in this All County Junior hurling league tie at Galmoy on Tuesday June 5th 2012.On a difficult night for precision play, scores were at a premium all through. In fact, neither side managed to score from play in the second half, with rival placed ball specialists, Stephen Murphy and Peter Shaw sharing ten pointed frees equally.
Kilmacow 2-21, Slieverue 2-8
The first of the Junior B League semis in Mullinavat on Sunday afternoon was a very evenly contested affair, at least for the first half, during which time Slieverue gave as good as they got, and they would have been well entitled to think that they had more than a reasonable chance of winning in the second half. But it transpired that the foundation of such expectation was founded on a base of quicksand. Despite the fact that they managed to draw level with the Kilmacow men with two smashing points by
Shamrocks sunk as ’Vat brim with goals
Mullinavat 3-16, Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-14
At Hugginstown, basking in sunshine last Friday evening, Mullinavat were good value for an eight-point victory over Ballyhale Shamrocks in the second Special Junior A League semi-final.
Spectators enjoyed a high standard for this grade. The winners,
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