By Tommy Murphy
Eire Og 2-18
Kildavin Clonegal 0-6
Eire Og’s Eric McCormack kicked the opening point of the 2016 Michael Lyng Motors senior football championship as the town men recorded an eighteen point win over Kildavin-Clonegal at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday evening
Moving with precision and great teamwork Eire Og steadily increased their lead and led by 1-8 to 0-2 at the break, the goal coming from corner forward Cormac Mullins.
Kildavin-Clonegal tried hard to get in to the game but played too much defensive behind the ball and when they broke free there was no one up front to carry any threat.
Eric McCormack cracked home Eire Og’s second goal from a penalty with three minutes remaining, as they fired the warning shots that they would like to have the Conlon Cup Home.
Eire Og Scorers, Eric McCormack 1-5, Cormac Mullins 1-4, Niall Quinlan 0-6, Chris Blake 0-1, Sean Gannon 0-1 Eoghan Ruth 0-1,
Scorers for Kildavin-Clonegal, Joe Roberts 0-3, Paul Nolan 0-2, David Byrne 0-1
Grange last year’s junior ‘A’ champions made their return to the intermediate grade a winning one as they defeated Ballinabranna by six points 0-15 to 0-9 at McGrath Park, with Cathal Bailey very impressive for the winners.
In a top class high scoring game in the minor hurling championship Naomh Eoin defeated St. Mullins by four points Naomh Eoin 0-24 St. Mullins 1-17
There are two games at Netwatch Cullen Park this evening, Kilbride and Naomh Eoin meet in the Talbot Hotel intermediate football championship at 6pm
Thats followed by the meeting of Rathvilly and Old Leighlin in the Michael Lyng Motors senior football championship at 7-30