Doon and Na Piarsaigh lead the way in Limerick SHC after round two

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

DOON and champions Na Piarsaigh lead the way after the opening two rounds of the Limerick SHC.

DOON and champions Na Piarsaigh lead the way after the opening two rounds of the Limerick SHC.

This Sunday afternoon Doon were 2-13 to 1-10 winners over Ahane in Caherconlish before a fine attendance.

Doon were 1-5 to 0-1 clear after 16-minutes thanks to an eighth minute Micheal Ryan goal.

Ahane did battle back to make it 1-7 to 0-5 at half time.

But the second half was all Doon.

With 12-minutes to play they were 2-13 to 0-6 ahead with Ryan getting his second goal.

Tom Morrissey had a consolation goal for Ahane in the 59th minute.

Also in this group over the weekend, eight points from Declan Hannon and 1-2 from Willie Griffin helped Adare to beat Murroe-Boher 1-20 to 1-16. Murroe-Boher had led until the final quarter, inspired by seven points from play by Seanie Tobin.

In the third game in this group Patrickswell were 1-13 to 1-7 winners over Knockainey.

In Group Two, Na Piarsaigh lead the way after beating South Liberties 1-13 to 0-12. William O’Donoghue goaled for the champions after 30-seconds but Liberties led 0-10 to 1-3 at the break with Mark Keane and Barry Nash in fine scoring form.

But eight second half pointed frees from Ronan Lynch inspired Na Piarsaigh to the win.

Kilmallock got back on track with a 1-21 to 2-10 win over Granagh-Ballingarry on Sunday evening.

The west Limerick side were 1-5 to 0-7 up at the break after Donal O’Grady goaled but they were left to bemoan 10-wides in that first 30-minutes.

In the second half Kilmallock took over. Graeme Mulcahy was to finish with 1-5 from play while Gavin O’Mahony hit four points. David Condron had the second half goal for the losers.

In the third game in this group, Effin beat Ballybrown 1-12 to 0-7 with Tommy Quaid hitting 1-6. Effin were 1-9 to no score clear at half time.

PREMIER IHC

Croom are the only side with a 100% record after three rounds of actin. They beat Blackrock 0-16 to 1-11.

Bruff and Garryspillane have two wins from three.

This Sunday afternoon Bruff were 0-15 to 0-10 winners over Dromin-Athlacca with free-takers Shane Bulfin and Jason Hayes accounting for many scores for the winners.

Garryspillane had a 1-14 to 0-12 win over Bruree, while Knockaderry beat Hospital-Herbertstown 3-10 to 0-4.

LIMERICK IHC

In Group One Glenroe lead the way after beating Feenagh-Kilmeedy for their second win. Newcastle West are second with three points after drawing with Mungret. In the third game in the group, Claughaun had a win over Caherline.

In Group Two, Cappamore have two wins after beating Kildimo-Pallaskenry, 1-16 to 2-11. Elsewhere in the group Pallasgreen beat Monaleen 1-15 to 1-11 with a Jonathan Deere goal and St Kierans beat Killeedy.