Rower Inistioge 3-20, Piltown 1-5
Not the greatest exhibition of hurling you will ever see, but the winners, Rower Inistioge will not mind, or be intimidated by such a statistic, because they collected the points that were there to be collected, and they could do no more than that.
Ballinkillen 2-12, Tullogher Rosbercon 0-6
Carlow side, Ballinkillen stepped up considerably on their performance the previous week against Mullinavat when taking care of the Tullogher challenge in bitterly cold Brownstown on Saturday evening last.
Mullinavat 1-14, Glenmore 2-4
This was a cracking good Roinn A League game in the developing Páirc na Reatha in Glenmore on an Arctic evening last Sunday. Whilst opinions might vary apropos quality of skill, there is no arguing about the determination, and value for money given over the course of the game.
Carrickshock 3-13, Mooncoin 2-11
It was a grand double for the ‘Shock men in their own patch on Sunday, having accounted for the challenge of the Glenmore soldiers in the Roinn B game some sixty minutes previously.
As in the previous game against Glenmore, this brand of Carrickshock hurling carried too much ammunition for a determined Mooncoin, who found themselves well out of their depth by the halfway mark.
Carrickshock 2-19, Glenmore 0-11
Whilst the result of this South League (Roinn A) game was seldom in doubt, nevertheless, the losers never relinquished their courage, or resolve, as they chased what would have appeared from a long way out, a lost cause. But the Glenmore lads were oblivious to that sonata, as they fought the good fight to the end. They had a pretty young team which didn’t help their cause, but it would have to be conceived that the better team won, probably as easily as the score would suggest.
The winners were far more concentrated and direct in their ambitions and the execution of their business.