Enniskerry romp to a big win against Carnew
Junior B Group 2:
Enniskerry 5-19, Carnew 0-4: Enniskerry romped home against Carnew on home soil on Thursday night as they impressively bounced back after last week’s defeat to Avoca. Carnew, who defeated Newtown last time out, never got going as Enniskerry utilised their impressive forward line to the best of their ability.
Gavin Barton and Brendan Barton were both on fire for the home side as Carnew failed to cope with their movement throughout the game.
Newtown 2-7, Avoca 0-14: Avoca survived a late scare to overcome Newtown by a solitary score away from home to extend the lead on top of the table.
Martin Kenny, who only pointed once last week, was on fire for the black and amber side as he helped his side by converting some lovely frees and 45’s.
Steven McAuley was also impressive as he pointed three, including two screamers from play.
Avoca led by seven points late on before Newtown netted twice in the dying stages to put the cat amongst the pigeons, but the away side held on.
Junior B Group 3
Tinahely 2-14, An Tóchar 0-4: Tinahely, having destroyed everyone in their path in last year’s Junior C Championship, made it two wins from two in Group 3 as they dispatched An Tóchar by 16 points on home turf.
An Tóchar struggled to cope with Tinahely throughout this bout and will continue to struggle as the championship continues into its third week.
Tinahely were clinical in front of goal and will be hoping to go far in this year’s championship.
Kiltegan 0-7, Bray Emmets 3-6: In a repeat of last year’s drab Junior B quarter final, Bray Emmets again got the better of their opponents when they travelled to Kiltegan.
Having lost to Tinahely last time out, Bray came out firing as they netted three majors to pull away from their opponents. Kiltegan failed to grasp many chances in front of goal and this cost them in the end.
Junior C Group 2
Kilmacanogue 2-14, Tinahely 0-8: Kilmac bounced back after their entertaining draw against Coolkenno last week to defeat Tinahely at home by 10 points. The side made it six goals in two games as Christopher Fox and Sean Creavin netted for the side.
Youngsters Fox and Ryan Lavery were very impressive on the day and will be looking to stake a claim for the club in the coming years.
Junior C Group 4
Stratford Grangecon 0-1, Éire Óg 7-22: A romping victory for Éire Óg in their first game of the championship having won their league, Division 5, with ease earlier in the season.
Stratford/Grangecon were certainly limited in their selection and could do little about the strength of the Greystones side.
It’ll take a very impressive side to stop this Éire Óg side in its tracks.