The North Tipperary junior B league campaign ended in disappointing defeat for Nenagh Éire Óg, but the lads are now looking forward to the north Tipperary junior B hurling championship.
Thursday, June 6th
North Tipperary Junior B Hurling League
Borrisokane 5-13 Nenagh Éire Óg 1-10
Éire Óg’s north Tipperary junior B hurling league campaign came to a disappointing end in Borrisokane on Thursday evening when the home side won with five goals to spare.
Borrisokane, who needed a win to force their way into the semi-finals, started well and led 1-2 to no-score before Éire Óg got off the mark thanks to a Kieran Duffy free in the 13th minute. A second Borrisokane goal in the 23rd minute helped the home side into a 2-6 to 0-5 interval lead.
Borrisokane began the second half in positive fashion and hit Éire Óg with a third goal before Aidan Healy managed the first of his four second half points. Éire Óg scored a goal of their own when Kieran Duffy buried a free from 23 yards in the 50th minute. Unfortunately Borrisokane added two further goals to their tally.
In the up-coming junior B hurling championship Éire Óg have been drawn in a group featuring Newport, Ballinahinch, Ballina and Portroe with the top two qualifying for the semi-finals.
Nenagh Éire Óg: Brian Gubbins, John Kelly, Leonard Ryan, Brian Duffy, Aodhán Geaney, Niall Madden, Jack Sheedy, Kieran Duffy (1-4, 1-4 frees), Darragh Walsh (0-1), Paul Slattery, Kevin Kennedy, Ger O’Gorman, Aidan Healy (0-4), Peter Egan, John Donnellan. Subs: Luke Kennedy (0-1) for Ger O’Gorman, James Gallagher for Peter Egan, Paddy Harrington for Darragh Walsh, Brian Flynn for John Donnellan, Stephen Nagle for Kevin Kennedy, Niall O’Gorman for Brian Duffy (blood).
Referee: Dan Darcy.