Éire Óg scored five goals in an eighteen-point win over Moneygall at MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Sunday evening.
Sunday, April 14th
Hibernian Inn North Tipperary
Senior Hurling Championship
Nenagh Éire Óg 5-12 Moneygall 0-9
Éire Óg moved to the top of group three in the Hibernian Inn north Tipperary senior hurling championship thanks to an eighteen-point win over Moneygall at MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Sunday evening.
Moneygall initially took the lead before Éire Óg responded with a Killian Gleeson goal following good work from Donnacha Quinn.
Moneygall led 0-5 to 1-1 when Éire Óg plundered a second goal in the 19th minute – this time Kevin Tucker kicked home following Tommy Heffernan’s well-flighted sideline ball.
Three consecutive Tommy Heffernan points helped Éire Óg into a 2-4 to 0-5 advantage.
A third Éire Óg goal, thanks to the efforts of Killian Gleeson, and two Kevin Tucker frees saw the Blues retire at the interval nursing a 3-6 to 0-5 lead.
Points from Donnacha Quinn, Kevin Tucker (free) and Paddy Murphy left eleven points between them (3-9 to 0-8) before Tommy Murphy smacked home Éire Óg’s fourth goal in the 54th minute.
Two minutes later James Mackey added the fifth before points from Paddy Murphy (two) and Andrew Coffey closed out the game.
Éire Óg face Kilruane MacDonagh’s in third round – fixture details to be confirmed.
Nenagh Éire Óg: Michael McNamara, Mark Flannery, Noel Maloney, John Brennan, Daire Quinn, Barry Heffernan, Billy Heffernan, Alan Kelly, Pearse Morris, Kevin Tucker (1-4, 0-4 frees), Paddy Murphy (0-3), Tommy Heffernan (1-3), Killian Gleeson (2-0), Michael Heffernan, Donnacha Quinn (0-1). Subs: (40th) Seán Geaney for Alan Kelly, (51st) James Mackey (1-0) for Killian Gleeson, (57th) Andrew Coffey (0-1) for Pearse Morris, (61st) Johnny Slattery for Kevin Tucker.
Referee: Pat Gibson (Burgess).
Overall the weekend proved very encouraging for Éire Óg. Besides the seniors beating Moneygall on Sunday evening the junior B Camogie team recorded another great win in the league beating Ballingarry 5-8 to 1-1.
The under-14 Camogie team also won the county Féile na nGael final at the Ragg on Saturday beating Newport 2-6 to 0-2 in the decider while we also offer our congratulations to Nenagh Handball Club’s Sinéad Meagher who was a member of the Munster team which won the inter-provincial title in Cavan on Saturday – Sinéad won both of her matches in the competition.