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Senior Hurling Championship - Round 1 2017-07-07 21:46:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship Round 1

Lixnaw 1-26        Ballyheigue 1-8

It was all too easy for Lixnaw at Austin Stack Park this evening following an 18 points demolition of Ballyheigue in Round 1 of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Hurling Championship. Lixnaw took the game to their opponents from the start, were five points to the good in as many minutes and added six more by the end of the first quarter. Philip Lucid, by far Ballyheigue’s best player, finally opened the scoring for his side in the 18th minute from a free and added another from the same source three minutes later but at the break Lixnaw already had an unassailable lead of 18 points to 2 with Shane Conway accounting forfive5 of those scores.

Ballyheigue saw more of the ball in the second half as Lixnaw visibly eased off and Philip Lucid had two good points from play and another from a free but the sea siders had John Mike Pierce to thank for a series of outstanding saves to keep the Lixnaw forwards at bay. Lucid goaled from a free at the three quarter stage to leave the score 0-21 to 1-5 but Jason Wallace soon cut in from the right to goal for Lixnaw at the other end. Lucid then had a penalty saved by Martin Stackpoole but it mattered little as the Conways, Shane and Michael continued to find the target for Lixnaw and eventually they ended with 15 points between them , Shane accounting for nine of those from play.

Scorers: Lixnaw: Shane Conway 0-9, Michael Conway 0-6 (Frees), Jason Wallace 1-3, John Griffin 0-2, Jeremy McKenna, Liam Mullins, Colin Sheehy, Ricky Heffernan, John Buckley and Conor O’Keeffe 0-1 each. Ballyheigue: Philip Lucid 1-7, 1-4 frees), Diarmuid Walsh 0-1.