Erin's Own v Rower Inistioge 2nd Round Match Report By John Knox
Erin's Own 2-10, Rower Inistioge 0-16
Erin's Own (Castlecomer) claimed their third point of the campaign when coming from behind to share the spoils with the Rower-Inistioge.
The Rower played an ace during the closing quarter of this senior hurling league tie in Palmerstown on Saturday when springing Conor Joyce from the bench.
Junior B League Final (South)
Kilmacow 1-16, Rower Inistioge 0-11
Kilmacow proved a somewhat tougher nut to crack than the Rower Inistioge expected in their Junior League Final in Thomastown on Wednesday last. The conditions were certainly not conducive to fast, controlled play, rather the slippy surface, and the slippier ball made control a bit of a lottery. The Kilmacow lads seemed to handle the conditions better, and one could suggest that such abilities were the obvious difference in the winning and losing the game.
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.
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.
Rower Inistioge 2-18, Mooncoin 5-6
You score five goals in a Junior League game, and you would be well entitled to think that you would be baggin’ the points. However you score eighteen points in the same game, stitch a couple of goals to it, and you would be sure that you would get over the line in front. And that is how it panned out in Mooncoin on Saturday evening when the locals grabbed goals for sport, and didn’t get into the winners enclosure, while the visitors kept on slipping the ball over the Mooncoin bar, stuck on a brace of goals when the opportunity arose, and ‘twas they who took the League points, for the simple reason that they were better at doing the ordinary things well.