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Senior Hurling Championship - Round 2B 2017-07-16 21:51:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship, Round 2B

Abbeydorney 2-13 Ballyheigue 0-13

Abbeydorney knocked Ballyheigue out of this year’s championship and secured themselves a Round 3 place following a six points winning margin over Abbeydorney at Austin Stack Park today. With James O’Connor in fine form the winners got off to the perfect start leading by 1-4 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter with O’Connor helping himself to 2 points and Niall O’Mahony latching onto a loose ball to score the goal in the 13th minute.  Ronan Donovan found the net six minutes later after Nigel Roche went short from a free and O’Dorney went on to lead by 2-7 to 0-1 before the seasiders upped the tempo with three points from Philip Lucid, Adrian Flahive and Pa Regan to bring their total to 0-4 at the break with Lixnaw having 2-8 to their credit.

Four points from Nigel Roche and two in reply from Philip Lucid saw the winners lead by 2-12 to 0-6 by the end of the first quarter but in fairness to Ballyheigue they did not throw in the towel and they hit 5 points on the trot to put a more respectable look on the scoreboard and in the process restore their pride but Abbeydorney it is who qualify for Round 3.

Scorers: Abbeydorney: Nigel Roche 0-8 (1 free), Ronan Donovan 1-1, James O’Connor 0-3, Niall O’Mahony 1-9, Daniel O’Leary 0-1. Ballyheigue: Philip Lucid 0-7 (4 frees), Jason Griffin and Diarmuid Walsh 0-2 each, Adrian Flahive, Pa Regan 0-1 each.