Killenaule have all but secured a semi-final spot in the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship after a 15 point demolition of last year’s finalists Carrick Davins in the first of Saturday evening’s double-header in Monroe, winning 3-17 to 0-11.
Having lost out to Davins in last year’s semi-final at the same venue, Killenaule were keen to make amends, whilst Davins who received a bye in the opening round, began their campaign somewhat depleted, with notable absentees being Lee Mackey and Willie O’Dwyer.
Killenaule’s free flowing, clinical scoring power that accounted for Carrick Swans so convincingly in their previous game, manifested itself once again as they took charge of this game from word go.
The scoring hero for Killenaule was former county star Pat Kerwick who hit 3-2.
Killenaule: Gerry Kennedy, Aaron Conron, Tony Doyle, Stephen Browne, Joe O’Dwyer(0-1), Niall O’Dwyer, Paddy Codd, Cathal Bergin(0-2), Matthew O’Donnell(0-1), Kieran Bergin(0-3), Patrick Kerwick(3-2), Jonathon Gleeson(0-1), Niall Bergin(0-2), Declan Fanning, John O’Dwyer(0-4 3frees 1 65)
Subs: Michael Doyle(0-1) for Matthew O’Donnell inj, Daniel Guinan for Declan Fanning, Declan Ryan for Stephen Browne
Carrick Davins: Eddie McGrath, Keith Condon, Gerard Robinson, Brendan Butler, Jim Walsh, Michael Ryan, Stephen Cronin, Patrick Harris, Michael Hackett(0-1), Noel Butler(0-1), Luke Foran(0-1), Michael Coady(0-2), Shane Butler(0-4), Jason Butler(0-2), John Murphy
Subs: Adam Foran for John Murphy
Ref: Paddy Ivors (Ballingarry)