Mullinahone CJK enjoy an eight-point win

The second game on Fethard’s double bill on Saturday evening had much more riding on it for both the teams than the earlier fixture. Were Davins to lose or draw they would fail to reach the South Tipp semi-finals and all that that entails re county championship and relegation playoff. Were Mullinahone to lose the 2012 South Tipp champions would find it virtually impossible to qualify for the divisional semi-final.

The second game on Fethard’s double bill on Saturday evening had much more riding on it for both the teams than the earlier fixture. Were Davins to lose or draw they would fail to reach the South Tipp semi-finals and all that that entails re county championship and relegation playoff. Were Mullinahone to lose the 2012 South Tipp champions would find it virtually impossible to qualify for the divisional semi-final.

The second game on Fethard’s double bill on Saturday evening had much more riding on it for both the teams than the earlier fixture. Were Davins to lose or draw they would fail to reach the South Tipp semi-finals and all that that entails re county championship and relegation playoff. Were Mullinahone to lose the 2012 South Tipp champions would find it virtually impossible to qualify for the divisional semi-final.

Only a win over Killenaule in their last match would then save them. In spite of the importance of the second game, quite a number of the attendance voted with their feet for tea rather than hurling. After 11 minutes of the game it seemed that they were right as by then Mullinahone led by 2-06 to nil. In the last 54 minutes of play the Davins outscored Mullinahone by 0-15 to 0-11 and yet it was in vain as they still lost by eight points. Mullinahone entered this game as favourites. In the early stages Davins were like a rabbit frozen in the lights of an oncoming car. When they shook off their stupor their hurling was a match for that of the champions but they left themselves far too much to do. Since early in the season the Davins full back line has been a cause of worry to them. In the Carrick derby it was Bill Walsh who exposed them. On Saturday it was the Horan-Kelly duo who struck in the first six minutes. Horan opened the scoring within a minute with a point. A minute later Eoin Kelly placed him for a goal. Horan goaled again in four minutes. Kelly pointed from play and Horan followed suit in six minutes.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.