Limerick SFC - Friday night round-up

There was championship GAA action in Limerick this Friday evening
NEWCASTLE West and St Kierans were the winners on the opening night of the Limerick SFC.

NEWCASTLE West and St Kierans were the winners on the opening night of the Limerick SFC.

Newcastle West beat Fr Caseys 2-7 to 0-7 while St Kierans were 2-12 to 2-9 winners over Adare.

A goal in either half propelled Newcastle West to their win. Thomas Quilligan’s goal had them 1-5 to 0-4 ahead at half time.

Quilligan ended with 1-4 (1-2 from play).

Fr Caseys’ fightback came with 0-3 from wing back Daniel Daly and 0-2 from full forward John Riordan.

The Abbeyfeale late surge was in forward motion when Cian Sheehan sealed the Newcastle West with a goal in the final minute.

That western derby was in Tournafulla.

In Rathkeale, St Kierans scored two goals to beat Adare 2-12 to 2-9.

St Kierans were 0-5 to 0-4 ahead after playing against the first half wind. But Adare took over early in the second half with Mikey Lyons scoring a cracking goal in the 47th minute to give them a 1-9 to 0-8 lead.

But St Kierans came to life in the final 10-minutes. Goals from Niall O’Shea and Seamus Mangan had them 2-11 to 1-9 clear with two minutes to play.

Adare were given a lifeline when Jack English goaled in injury time but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Meanwhile in the Limerick IFC Claughaun were 3-9 to 1- winners over Castlemahon in Askeaton.