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Senior Hurling Championship - Round 1 2017-07-01 21:43:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship, Round 1

Kilmoyley 3-16  Crotta O’Neills 0-14

Without ever hitting top gear champions Kilmoyley easily accounted for Crotta O’Neills in a disappointing opening game in Austin Stack Park. The scoring was largely from frees with Shane Nolan hitting 10 points from placed balls for Crotta and Daniel Collins outdoing him at the other end with 2-9 1-8 of which was from placed balls. Collins and Nolan shared two points apiece from frees before Collin’s long range free was fumbled and crossed the line for a fortuitous goal in the 11th minute. The swapping of scores continued for the remainder of the half but a couple of good points from Adrian Royle and another from Paudie O’Connor in a rare period of scores from play put Kilmoyley 1-9 to 0-6 in front at the break.

The pattern of the second half was much the same as the first with Nolan and Collins continuing to keep the scoreboard ticking over and it was 1-13 to 0-10 at the three quarter stage. A goal from Maurice O’Connor after a good pass from Daniel Collins finally put daylight between the sides in the 52nd minute and Daniel Collins added another near the end to give the champions an 11 points victory.

Scorers: Kilmoyley: Daniel Collins 2-9 (1-8 frees), Maurice O’Connor 1-2, Adrian Royle 0-3, Jordan Brick, Robert Collins and Paudie O’Connor 0-1 each.

Crotta O’Neills: Shane Nolan 0-11 (10 Frees), Padraig Quille 0-2, Sean Weir 0-1.