Three sides lead the way in Limerick Premier IHC

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

Garryspillane's Kieran Hickey
THERE is a three-way tie at the summit of the newly created Limerick Premier IHC.

THERE is a three-way tie at the summit of the newly created Limerick Premier IHC.

After four rounds of the seven-game group stage there is no team with a 100% record.

Leading the way with three wins from four starts are Blackrock, Croom and Bruff.

On Saturday Bruff ended the last unbeaten run when they were 4-14 to 1-12 winners over Croom.

John Cooke had two goals for the winners in the opening half as they led 3-6 to 1-5 at half time.

Their other goal came from Brian Finn.

The Croom green flag was raised by Padraig Behan.

Teenager Kyle Dillon had the fourth Bruff goal in the 44th minute to end the winning run of Croom, who had seven pointed frees from Conor Allis.

Blackrock were 1-20 to 2-13 winners over Bruree on Friday evening.

On the day he finished his Leaving Certificate Dylan Dawson hit 1-7 for the winners.

The winners were 0-13 to 0-7 up at half time.

But both found the net in the early stages of the second half with Dawson scoring for The Rockies and Kieran O’Dea and Donal Deady finding the net for Bruree. Blackrock had 0-3 each from Paudie Leahy and Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, while O’Dea was the scorer in chief for Bruree with 1-7.

On Saturday afternoon a last gasp goal from sub John Fitzgerald snatched a 0-16 to 1-13 draw for Hospital-Herbertstown against Garryspillane.

It was 0-6 each at half time. Garryspillane were reduced to 14-men early in the second half but with Donie Ryan 0-6 and Danny Hayes 0-5 on target they looked set for victory. Sean Prenderville had kept Hospital-Herbertstown in touch until Fitzgerald goaled in injury time to get his side’s first point of the league series.

On Sunday afternoon Knockaderry were 1-18 to 0-16 winners over Dromin-Athlacca.

The west Limerick men were set on their way with a Liam O’Sullivan goal in the opening minutes.

But by half time the sides were level 0-11 to 1-8.

But Knockaderry put themselves in contention for a knockout place with a strong second half for a five pooint victory.