Three sides lead the way in Limerick SFC

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

THREE sides have 100% records after the opening two rounds of the county senior football championship.

THREE sides have 100% records after the opening two rounds of the county senior football championship.

Just like round won, Fr Caseys of Abbeyfeale were the big winners of the weekend. They had over 20-points to spare over St Patricks in round one and on Friday they defeated Galbally 3-12 to 0-6.

The west Limerick side were ahead 1-8 to 0-1 at half time. Their goal came from inter-county defender John Riordan.

In the second half county U-21 captain Derry O’Connor added another goal and John Lenihan accounted for their third late in the game.

Galbally relied on Vinny O’Connelll frees until late in the game Tom Harty finally got their only score from play.

St Kierans also have two wins and in the same group as Fr Caseys.

They were were 3-12 to 1-4 winners over Mountcollins.

They had Limerick senior players Jim O’Donovan and Darragh Treacy among their goal scorers as they eased past the intermediate champions, who had beaten Adare in round one.

The other side undefeated are 2011 county finalists; Newcastle West.

In terrible conditions on Friday night they were 1-5 to 0-7 winners over St Senans.

A Darragh Woods goal had them 1-3 to 0-4 ahead at half time.

Free-takers Ian Ryan, Mike and Thomas Quilligan accounting for much of the scores with James Kelly also getting on the scoresheet for the winners.

Dromcollogher-Broadford kick-started their campaign with a 1-10 to 0-7 win over Ballylanders in Kilmallock.

Micheal Brosnan goaled for the winners in the sixth minute to set them on their way to a 1-4 to 0-3 half time lead with Derry McCarthy helping himself to two points from play.

Brosnan added three second half points as they held out for a six point win.

Champions Monaleen needed four late frees from Muiris Gavin to secure a 2-11 each draw with Ballsteen.

Monaleen led 2-6 to 1-7 at half time with Paul Kinnerk and Eoin Keating getting their goals. Shane Hallinan and Danny Neville were the Ballysteen goal scorers.

Adare got their championship back on track with a 1-13 to 0-10 win over St Patrick. The sides were level 0-6 at half time but Shane Costello’s goal set Adare on their way to a win.

In the county intermediate football championship it is two city division sides that sit on top of Group One with two wins from two.

Na Piarsaigh defeated last season’s beaten finalists Oola 1-9 to 1-8 in Kilmallock. In Caherelly, Mungret overcame Hospital-Herbertstown 1-8 to 0-5.

In the other game in this group Bruff were 1-9 to 0-9 winners over Croom.

Claughaun drew with Pallasgreen in Martinstown. Claughaun led 2-6 to 0-11 until Pallasgreen landed an injury time equaliser.

St Marys Sean Finns had a big 4-13 to 0-4 win over Gerald Griffins in Foynes.