Clonoulty-Rossmore came through a tough challenge from Eire Óg in the Tipperary Co-Op Super Valu senior hurling championship game at Dundrum on Sunday evening, winning by the minimum of margins on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-13.
Even though the scoring was low this was a good exciting game with very close marking, a lot of physical contact and plenty of heavy hits given and taken in the course of the hour. It was helped in no small way by a tolerant referee who obviously believes that a vital part of the game of hurling is good physical contact and that as long as players refrain from the sneaky stuff is willing to let the game flow.
Conditions were ideal for the game and Gearóid Ryan opened the scoring for Eire Óg with a long-range point. He followed up with a second a few minutes later.
Clonoulty got off the ground with a Fiachra O’Keeffe point and they pulled way with three more to lead by 0-4 to 0-2 after nine minutes.
See this week’s Tipperary Star for full match report