Early Killenaule goals set up comfortable win

Killenaule captain Michael Fitzgerald receives the South JHC 'B' cup from Board chairman Joe Brennan.
Two goals from full forward Dessie Taylor and a third from James Doyle in the first quarter set up Killenaule for a good win in the South JHC ‘B final at Fethard.

Two goals from full forward Dessie Taylor and a third from James Doyle in the first quarter set up Killenaule for a good win in the South JHC ‘B final at Fethard.

Their win over Cahir avenged defeat to the same side in last year’s decider.

Killenaule led 3-6 to 0-2 midway through the half and by 3-6 to 1-5 at the break. Benny Hickey scored all but one point of Cahir’s 1-10.

With a great blend of youth an experience the forward line moved like a well oiled engine with Kenneth Browne, Jonathan Gleeson, Paul O’Dwyer, Dessie Taylor and James Doyle all taking their scores when needed with Kenneth Cleary the best of the backs while Michael Fitzgerald and Conor Prendergast also doing well.

The early goals gave Killenaule a lead they never lost - the first from a Taylor overhead pull from a Gleeson free, the second from a great Taylor shot and the third from Doyle from a Gleeson pass.

The second quarter was Cahir’s best when they added 1-3 without a reply, all from Hickey with the goal from a 65.

The third quarter belonged to Killenaule who outscored Cahir seven to three, all from frees.

The winers were never in any danger in the final quarter with further points from JOnathan Gleeson, Kenneth Browne and sub Kenny Lawrence with Liam Casey the only Cahir player to score other than Hickey.

Killenaule: Rory Loughman, Jonathan Berry, Aiden Leahy, John Cleary, Joseph Meagher, Kenneth Cleary, Vinnie Hannigan, Michael Fitzgerald, Conor Prendergast, Jonathan Gleeson 0-12 frees, Kenneth Browne 0-3, Aiden Walsh, Paul O’Dwyer 0-1, Dessie Taylor 2-2, James Doyle 1-0. Subs Kenny Lawrence 0-1, Martin Fennelly, Darragh Blake, James Gleeson, Billy Barrett.

Cahir: Mark Costgan, Seanie Kiernan, Michael Tobin, Oisin Moloney, James Walsh, Eddie Kendrick, Brian Costigan, Benny Hickey 1-9 frees, James McGrath,Ian Flannery, Eoghan Quinlan, Aaron Murphy, Ger O’Gorman, Niall O’Donnell, Ryan O’Donnell. Subs Paddy O’Flaherty, Liam Casey 0-1, James Hyland), Niall McKenna,Paul Kearney

Ref Bryan Tyrell