Sunday, March 31st
Junior A Hurling League
Nenagh Éire Óg 0-20
Éire Óg proved too strong for Toomevara in their junior A hurling league clash at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Monday evening.
Toome stole into an early 0-2 to 0-1 lead before points from Donnacha Quinn, Davy Hackett (two frees), James Mackey (two) and Pearse Morris helped the home side into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead.
Toomevara responded with two points of their own before efforts from Adam Grattan and Gary Howard helped Éire Óg into a 0-9 to 0-4 interval lead.
Following a brilliant James Mackey point in the 37th minute Éire Óg had extended their lead to six points (0-12 to 0-6) and although Toomevara tried hard to mount a late challenge the Blues always managed to keep the Greyhounds at arm’s length.
Despite playing into the wind Éire Óg managed to out-score Toomevara 0-8 to 0-7 during the closing exchanges of this encounter. Indeed, James Mackey brought proceedings to a close in the 62nd minute when scoring his sixth point from play.
Nenagh Éire Óg: Willie Bolger, Michael Collins, John O’Donoghue, Donnacha Heffernan, Niall Madden, Niall Cahill, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Pearse Morris (0-2), Alan Kelly, Donnacha Quinn (0-1), David Hackett (0-6, 0-6 frees), Adam Grattan (0-2), Gary Howard (0-1), Brian Quinn, James Mackey (0-6). Subs: (49th) Andrew Coffey (0-1) for Donnacha Quinn, (53rd) Darragh Walsh (0-1) for Gary Howard.
Referee: Martin Griffin (Silvermines).
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