CHAMPIONS Na Piarsaigh sent out a warning to all with a most impressive 2-20 to 1-11 win over rivals Kilmallock this Sunday evening in Bruff.
The city side trailed 1-10 to 1-9 at half time but completely dominated the second half when backed by the wind.
The champions had a superb Kevin Downes goal to keep them in touch in the first half when a Gavin O’Mahony goal had given Kilmallock the lead.
In the second half all the traffic was on-way with Kilmallock scoring just a single point.
Na Piarsaigh had 1-3 from Downes, 0-4 from Ronan Lynch (including two lineballs) and 0-7 from free-taker Shane Dowling. Kevin Ryan had their second goal in the final minute to seal a comfortable win.
Doon were impressive 1-15 to 0-10 winners in Saturday’s night’s top clash in Kilmallock.
They were 0-7 to 0-6 clear at the break despite hitting 10-wides.
In the 49th minute Micheal Ryan struck for a brilliant and crucial goal.
Adare relied heavily on Declan Hannon, who finished with 0-8 (5frees).
Ahane beat old rivals Patrickswell 1-20 to 1-19 on Sunday afternoon. Tom Morrissey hit the Ahane winner. They had 0-14 from Niall Moran and a goal from Paddy Morrissey. Ahane were 1-14 to 1-7 up at the break.
Seanie Tobin hit nine points and his brother Pat got their goal as Murroe-Boher were 1-16 to 1-7 winners over a Knockainey side that finished with 13-men.
Ballybrown were 1-20 to 1-13 winners over Granagh-Ballingarry. The Clarina men were 0-10 to 1-7 up at the interval. David Byrne’s hit the Ballybrown goal.
On Friday South Liberties were 2-18 to 0-8 winners over Effin. Ciaran Carberry was the two goal hero for the winners.
In the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship, Croom are the only side with a 100% record with two wins after a 1-11 to 0-9 win over Hospital-Herbertstown. Sub Ryan O’Shea got the Groom goal.
Dromin-Athlacca fight back to secure a 1-16 each draw with Bruree. The reigning IHC winners had Paul Neenan sent off in the first half but had David Reidy in fine form and finishing with 1-9 to secure the draw. Kieran O’Dea hit 1-11 for Bruree.
Blackrock secured a dramatic 2-15 to 3-11 win over Knockaderry, who were without Tom Condon.
Knockaderry were 3-7 to 0-4 up at half time.
This Sunday afternoon Garryspillane scored a 1-14 to 1-13 win over Bruff. Colin Ryan was the hero with a late winning goal. Bruff led 0-7 to 0-6 at the break and Paddy O’Leary goal helped them 1-13 to 0-9 clear in the final quarter. But the Bouncers battled back to snatch the win.
In the Limerick IHC, Monaleen were 2-10 to 0-13 winners over St Kierans, while Cappamore had a 0-14 to 0-11 in over Killeedy - both on Saturday.
On Friday, Glenroe were 1-12 to 0-6 winners over Mungret, while Newcastle West beat Claughaun 1-14 to 0-12.
This Sunday afternoon, 2013 JAHC winners Feenagh-Kilmeedy were 2-15 to 2-8 winners over Caherline.