LIMERICK SFC - O’Callaghan the hero for Ballylanders

Kieran O’Callaghan was the star man for Ballylanders as they maintained their interest in the Limerick SFC thanks to a 2-14 to 0-8 win over Newcastle West in Kilmallock on Sunday.

Kieran O’Callaghan was the star man for Ballylanders as they maintained their interest in the Limerick SFC thanks to a 2-14 to 0-8 win over Newcastle West in Kilmallock on Sunday.

O’Callaghan kicked 12 points (11 frees) as Ballylanders ended the 100% record of Newcastle West. The result also keeps Ballylanders in contention for a place in the knockout stages of this year’s championship.

Centre-back Pa Fox goaled to help the winners to a 1-7 to 0-4 lead at the break. And an early second-half goal from Mark O’Connell put the game beyond doubt.

- For a full report on this game - and all the Limerick SFC fixtures - see this weekend’s print edition of the Limerick Leader

SCORERS - Ballylanders: Kieran O’Callaghan 0-12 (11 frees), Pa Fox and Mark O’Connell 1-0 each, Mike Maunsell and Danny Frewan 0-1 each. Newcastle West: Michael Quilligan 0-5, Mike McMahon, Sean McAuliffe, Shay Lyons 0-1 each

NEWCASTLE WEST - John Joe Sheehy; Michael O’Keeffe, Daragh Woods, Michael Dowling; Sean Browne, Stephen Nix, Paul Hannon; Ian Corbett, Mike McMahon; Sean Mc Auliffe, Shay Lyons, Michael Quilligan; Thomas Quilligan, James Kelly, Jamie Lee. Subs: Shay Kelly for Mike McMahon (37 mins), Brian Doherty for Paul Hannon (40 mins), Mike Kelly for James Kelly (50 mins), Brian O’ Sullivan for Thomas Quilligan (50 mins)

BALLYLANDERS - Declan O’Connor; Mike Kelly, Pa Fox, Ricky Slattery; Liam Martin, Donal Kelly, Steven Fox; Steven Walsh, Willie Kelly; Mark O’Connell, Mike Mansell, Johnny Murphy; Kieran O’Callaghan, Danny Frewen, Eoin Walsh. Subs: DJ Sheehy for Danny Frewen (50 mins), Tom O’Dwyer for Mike Maunsell (58 mins)