Ballinkillen and Mt. Leinster Rngs crossed the first hurdle in the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Carlow senior hurling championship with wins over Naomh Eoin and St. Mullins respectively at the weekend in two high scoring games.
Ballinkillen 4-13 – Naomh Eoin 1-14
The sides were level at half time at 1-6 each the goals coming from Ballinkillen’s Damian O’Neill Damian O’Neill and Naomh Eoin’s Dwaine Kavanagh.
Seven minutes in to the last period Naomh Eoin led by two points, Ballinkillen hit three goals in the space of eight minutes to open up an eight point lead. Naomh Eoin reduced the deficit to three, however Ballinkillen tacked on some great points to win by eight
Mt. Leinster Rngs 3-16 – St. Mullins 1-12
Surely a game of two half’s, St. Mullins enjoying a four point lead 1-10 to 1-6 at half time were held to two points in the last period as Mt. Leinster Rngs went in to overdrive scoring 2-10 to command a ten point win. Eddie Byrne was in fine form for the winners.
Naomh Brid v Erins Own
The Naomh Brid v Erins Own game senior hurling championship game fixed for Sunday evening was postponed due to a bereavement in the Naomh Brid club, also as Erins Own hadn’t played senior championship the intermediate hurling championship game v Naomh Eoin couldn’t go ahead.
Intermediate Hurling Championship, St. Mullins 2-10 – Mt. Leinster Rngs 0-14
The same two teams were involved in the first round of the intermediate championship and Rngs were poised for their second win in a row leading by a point in time added on and then goalie come forward St. Mullin’s Mark Ryan tapped the sliothar to the St. Mullins net to turn the tide and win by two points
Burren Rngs defeated St. Patricks 2-14 to 1-7 in the Junior Hurling Championship.
There are three minor hurling championship games on this Monday evening at 7-30.
Erins Own take on Ballinkillen in McGrath Park, Mt. Leinster Rngs play Naomh Brid in Borris, Burren Rngs v Carlow Town at the Fighting Cocks.
Naomh Eoin has received a walkover from St. Mullins