There were wins for Garryspillane and Granagh-Ballingarry in the Limerick Premier IHC on Friday night.
Granagh-Ballingarry proved too strong for 14-man Monaleen as they recorded a 0-17 to 0-14 in their game in Bruff while in Kilfinnane, Garryspillane were 0-20 to 1-14 winners over Dromin-Athlacca.
Monaleen had captain Ger Collins red carded in the 29th minute and they trailed 0-10 to 0-6 at the break. Granagh-Ballingarry stayed on top throughout the second half and eventually did enough to win by three.
In the game in Kilfinnane, veteran Donie Ryan scored 13 points for Garryspillane as they had three points to spare over a Dromin-Athllaca outfit that are still waiting for their first win. Garryspillane led 0-8 to 0-6 at the break and despite the best efforts of David Reidy, who finished with 1-8, Garryspillane held on for the win.
This week’s fourth round of games means that the Prmeier IHC is now past the halfway stage. Knockainey and Bruree are the only unbeaten sides but both have drawn games; Bruree have actually drawn twice.
Knockaine are in the driving seat for one of the four semi-final places as they have seven points while Bruree have sixand Monaleen, Garryspillane and Granagh-Ballingarry have four each. Blackrock and Pallasgreen are both on three while Dromin-Athlacca prop up the table on one.
The next round of games is scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend with the following games: Monaleen v Pallasgreen; Dromin-Athlacca v Knockainey; Bruree v Garryspillane; Granagh-Ballingarry v Blackrock.
- See the weekend print edition of the Limerick Leader for full reports on all of this week’s Limerick Premier IHC games