Sunday, April 28th
Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship
Nenagh Éire Óg 0-21 Kilruane MacDonagh’s 0-15
Éire Óg recovered a five-point interval deficit (0-5 to 0-10) to record a six-point win over Kilruane MacDonagh’s at Dolla this afternoon.
Kilruane started well and led 0-3 to no-score before a Kevin Tucker free got Éire Óg off the mark in the tenth minute. Two points from Michael Heffernan and another Kevin Tucker free left just one point between them (0-4 to 0-5) by the 20th minute, but Kilruane closed out the opening half in impressive fashion with five points establishing a 0-10 to 0-5 interval lead.
Thanks to a series of points from Killian Gleeson (2), Michael Heffernan (2), Alan Kelly, Tommy Heffernan (2) and Hugh Maloney Éire Óg reduced the deficit to a single point by the 45th minute (0-12 to 0-13) before a Donnacha Quinn free levelled it up.
A Paddy Murphy point in the 47th minute presented Éire Óg with the lead for the first time before points from Tommy Heffernan, Killian Gleeson and Michael Heffernan (2) helped the Blues into a 0-18 to 0-13 lead.
Kilruane made a late stand and closed the gap to four points (0-19 to 0-15), but Éire Óg saw out the game with efforts from Tommy Heffernan and Hugh Maloney.
The result propels Éire Óg to the summit of group three – Éire Óg (five points), Portroe (three), Kilruane MacDonagh’s (two), Kildangan (one) & Moneygall (one). Éire Óg have a bye in the next round while Kilruane MacDonagh’s face Portroe and Moneygall take on Kildangan. The final round of games will see Éire Óg face defending north champions Portroe and Kildangan clash with Kilruane MacDonagh’s.
Meanwhile Roscrea have claimed top spot in group one. Silvermines are also through to the quarter-finals while Toomevara will face Lorrha in a play-off for a quarter-final spot on the week-ending May 12th. Templederry won group two on scoring difference ahead of Borris-Ileigh while Burgess and Borrisokane have been eliminated from the 2013 north Tipperary senior hurling championship.
Nenagh Éire Óg: Michael McNamara, Mark Flannery, Noel Maloney (captain), John Brennan, Daire Quinn, Barry Heffernan (0-1, 0-1 free), Billy Heffernan, Alan Kelly (0-1), Pearse Morris, Kevin Tucker (0-2, 0-2 frees), Paddy Murphy (0-2), Tommy Heffernan (0-3), Killian Gleeson (0-3), Michael Heffernan (0-6), Donnacha Quinn (0-1, 0-1 free). Subs: (6th) Adam Grattan for Mark Flannery, (HT) Hugh Maloney (0-2) for Kevin Tucker, (59th) Seán Geaney for Pearse Morris, (63rd) James Mackey for Donnacha Quinn.
Referee: Ger Fitzpatrick (Roscrea).
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