Davins fail to match Brackens’ second half surge

JK Brackens showed a huge gulf in class when they overpowered Carrick Davins 2-20 to 0-7 in the Clean Ireland Recycling SHC in Fethard on Sunday evening.

JK Brackens showed a huge gulf in class when they overpowered Carrick Davins 2-20 to 0-7 in the Clean Ireland Recycling SHC in Fethard on Sunday evening.

Eamon Corcoran and Colin O’Riordan were a class above the rest and not far behind were Shane Bourke and Shane Scully.

Brackens enjoyed a second half scoring spree of 2-12 to see then record two victories from two while Davins have two defeats with the threat of relegation looming.

Davins now need to regroup before they tackle Carrick-on-Suir neighbours Swan in the first round of the South SHC at davin Park on Saturday.

On a great evening for hurling and with the Fethard field looking splendid, the opening quarter produced a fairly even contest with Brackens 0-5 to 0-4.

Davins were first off the mark a point from a free by Mikie Cronin with JK Brackens hitting the next two, the first from a free from Shane Scully and the second from play by Kevin Mulryan.

Stephen Moroney levelled matters with a point from play in the 6th minute.

Colin O’Riordan had his first point in the 8th minute with Gerard Robinson levelling for Davins with a point in the 10th minute.

Brackens pulled clear with points from Aiden Fogarty and Brian Kennedy before the arrears were reduced to one when Mikie Cronin pointed from play.

The second quarter was dominated by J K Brackens even if the score does not reflect this.

They shot eight wides in this period to add to three points from Shane Bourke, Eoin Fitzpatrick and Shane Scully to a reply from Davins’ Gerard Robinson and Willie O’Dwyer to end a poor first half, 0-8 to 0-6.

JK Brackens upped the tempo after the interval with no answer from Carrick Davins and to be honest scored at will with the third quarter producing scores from Shane Scully 1-4 (4f), Colin O’Riordan 0-1 and Shane Bourke 0-1 without a reply from Davins to leave the score after 45 minutes 1-14 to 0-6.

Brackens brought in Lorcan Egan for Eoin Fitzpatrick and Davins introduced Josh Moroney for Stephen Moroney in the 47th minute.

Dean McEnroe added a point for JK Brackens with both teams introducing another sub - for Davins, Luke Foran for Raymond Cooke and for Brackens Jordan Moroney replaced Dean McEnroe.

Shane Scully pointed a free while in the 51st minute Davins got their only score of the half from a free by Mikie Cronin.

From the puck out Colin O’Riordan caught a great ball, ran a few steps and pointed for the score of the game.

In the 55th minute Shane Scully got his first point from play followed by a Colin O’Riordan goal having run onto a pass from Kevin Mulryan from the middle of the field.

Shane Bourke added a point from play within a minute and Shane Scully had the final say with a point from a free 40m out in stoppage time.

Best for Brackens were Tommy Kennedy, Eamon Corcoran, Shane Bourke, Colin O’Riordan and Shane Scully while for Carrick Davins AJ Cronin, Lee Mackey, JJ Butler and Ger Robinson were best.

Scorers, JK Brackens, Shane Scully 1- 8(7f), Colin O’Riordan 1-3, Shane Bourke 0-3, Kevin Mulryan 0-2, Eoin Fitzpatrick 0-1, Dean McEnroe 0-1, Aiden Fogarty 0-1, Brian Kennedy 0-1.

Carrick Davins - Mikie Cronin 0-3 (2f), Gerard Robinson 0-2, Willie O’Dwyer 0-1, Stephen Moroney 0-1.

JK Brackens - Darren Russell, Keith Kennedy, Tommy Kennedy, Padraic Bourke, Cathal Scully, Eamon Corcoran, Brendan Guidera, Aiden Fogarty, Brian Kennedy, Dean McEnroe, Colin O’Riordan, Shane Bourke, Shane Scully, Kevin Mulryan, Eoin Fitzpatrick. Subs Used - Lorcan Egan, Jordan Moloney.

Carrick Davins - Michael Hackett, Keith Condon, AJ Cronin, Stephen Cronin, Jonjoe Ryan, Mikie Ryan, Lee Mackey, JJ Butler, Pa Harris, Mikie Cronin, Noel Butler, Willie O’Dwyer, Raymond Cooke, Gerry Robinson, Stephen Moroney. Subs Used - Luke Foran, Josh Moroney

Referee - John O’Brien