Avondale enjoying good run in league
Avondale 2-12, Ballypickas 1-9: Avondale hurlers are enjoying their best ever run in the Leinster club league as they chalked up their second victory in Division 3 against Laois side Ballypickas at the weekend.
This was a highly competitive match with Avondale enjoying a 14 to 0-4 lead at the break after playing downhill and also with the aid of the breeze.
Eugene Dunne was having an exceptional game at centre-back and Martin Busher impressed greatly when he came on for the second half and he was a shade unlucky not to add to his tally of 12 for his team.
Avondale: Shane O'Reilly, Wesley O'Toole, Seamus O'Shaughnessy, James Busher, Benny Byrne, Eugene Dunne (0-1), James Doyle, Paul Gahan (0-1), Christopher Murphy, Shane Byrne (0-2), Trevor Heffernan, Keith Byrne, Mick O'Toole, Ray Nolan (1-1), Niall Heffernan (05). Subs: Martin Busher (1-2), Joseph Kennedy, Barry Vickers.
Arklow Rock Parnells 1-10, Boardsmill 0-19: Arklow Rock Parnells but up a brave fight against Boardsmill in the Leinster league but had to give best to the sharper hurling skills of the Meath men in the end.
Having beaten Clara from Kilkenny in the first round, ARP are still in with an outside chance of making the quarter-finals, but all will depend on the final round of matches in their group.
Behind by 0-9 to 1-2 at the break, the Arklow men did narrow the gap in the second half but were just not able to push on from there.
TJ Byrne was again top scorer for ARP with 0-5, while John Foxton shone at wing-back and John Harper and Michael Priest and Pat Bracken were also to the fore.
ARP: Keith Barnes, Pat Bracken, Gerry Byrne, Michael Priest, Joe Mangan, Trevor Mellon, John Foxton, Mark Murphy (0-1), John Harper (0-1), TJ Byrne (0-5, from frees and play), Philip Byrne, Eamonn Quirke (0-3), David Monaghan (10), Bryan O'Leary, Eamonn Doyle. Subs: Owen Moore, John McGrath, T. Hayden, Tony Barnes.
Carnew 2-9, St. Peregrines 0-12: Carnew are on the brink of making the quarter-finals in their group following their one goal win away to Dubliner's St. Peregrines on Saturday.
St. Peregrines had a strong wind at their back for the first half and they used it to build up a 0-9 to 0-4 lead at the break.
Lion-hearted Timmy Collins switched from midfield to full-forward and crashed home two vital goals, while Dermot Doran and TJ Hennessy were also to the fore for Carnew.
Carnew: Billy Molloy, Jason Molloy, Emmett O'Sullivan, Paul Nolan, Mark Collins (0-3), Dermot Doran (0-2), Thomas Collins (2-0), Brian Osbourne, Timmy Collins, Richard O'Hara, Thomas Kennedy (0-1), Nick Skelton (0-1), Dara Doyle, TJ Hennessy (0-2), Michael Collins. Subs: Patrick Hennessy.
Glenealy Seniors 4-8, Crokewood 0-11: Glenealy's Sseniors claimed the scalp of Westmeath's Crokewood in the Leinster Club league without really playing to their full potential at the weekend.
Wayne O'Gorman lined out for his club in an attacking role, but it was only when he switched to full-forward that he displayed his fantastic predatory skills, banging home 2-1 for Glenealy.
Intermediate star Alan Conyard also shone for the seniors with 1-4, while defender Ger Devlin was their man of the match on this occasion.
Glenealy Seniors: Joey Driver, Colm O'Neill, MA O'Neill, Robert Byrne, Ger Devlin, Trevor McGrath, Gary Byrne, Alan Driver, Shane Keogh, Wayne O'Gorman, David Nolan, Vinny Flaherty, Alan Conyard, Gavin Byrne. Subs: Warren Kavanagh, Declan Doyle.
Glenealy Intermediates 0-6, Pearse Og 4-18: The fact that Glenealy intermediates were playing at the same time as their seniors did not help either team at the weekend.
Six or seven intermediate players had to be seconded to fill gaps in the senior side due to the absence of their county stars and in the circumstances it was not really surprising that the intermediate team shipped a heavy defeat.
A young intermediate team was: Keith Snell, Glen O'Gorman, Joe Driver (junior), Stefan O'Brien, Declan Conyard, Colin Byrne, Cian Kelly, Eoin O'Neill, Ben O'Neill, Lee Kavanagh, Anto Driver, Jack Kavanagh, Gavin Weir, Sean Lawlor, Robin Farrelly. Subs included Jamie and Emmett Byrne.
Bray Emmets 2-12, Sallins 0-10: Bray Emmets are undefeated in the Leinster leagues following their 212 to 0-10 away win against Sallins at the weekend.
Christy Moorehouse, who has not joined the county panel this year so far, was top scorer for Bray with 25, scoring a goal in each half, while others to perform well were John Henderson, Peter Kiely, Eoin Brazil, Mikey Lee, Gearoid Lee and Eoin Brazil.
Bray: Eoin Mason, Edward Keating, Tadhgh O Broin, Killian O Maolmhuaidh, Eoin Brazil, Peter Kiely, Dara Maloney, John Henderson (0-1), Nicky Sweeney, Willy Nolan, Killian Foley, Gearoid O Murchu (0-2), Harry Stephenson, Michael Lee (0-4), Christy Moorehouse (2-5). Subs: Elliott Douglas.
Kiltegan 1-14, Knockbridge (Louth) 1-12: Kiltegan picked up their first points in the Leinster Hurling league with a win over Knockbridge of Louth in a game played under lights at Donard on Wednesday night.
It was 1-6 all at half-time but the men from the Wee County were two points clear at the three quarter stage.
Kiltegan pulled away near the end and points by Ray Kelly, Nigel Bermingham (2), John Keogh (free) and Liam Kavanagh sealing victory.
Kiltegan: Ciarán O'Toole; Nigel Nolan, Barry Cremin, Patrick Kearney; Seán O'Neill, Eoin O'Neill, Shaun Byrne; Adrian Keogh, Ray Kelly (0-1); Liam Kavanagh (0-1), Geoffrey Bermingham (0-1), John Keogh (1-6); James Whelan (0-3), Nigel Berminghan (0-2), John O'Keeffe. Subs: Denis Hayes and P.F. Byrne.