All the action from this evenings games in Toomevara.
Miserable weather made for difficult conditions for players in this double header
There were wins for Clonakenny and Burgess in the Tipperary senior hurling championship (O'Riain Cup) at Toomevara this evening when they overcame Newport and JK Brackens respectively in difficult conditions for hurling.
In the curtain raiser, despite hitting 15 wides in the game, Burgess ran out 1-14 to 1-12 winners in a tight game which had plenty of committed play. The victors were hit for an Andrew Ormond goal in the 4th minute and took some time to recover from the setback as Brackens made the most of their advantage. However, by the interval, when buoyed by a Stephen Kirwin goal in the 30th minute, they led by 1-8 to 1-5 and seemed to have worked themselves back into a good position.
JK Brackens twice had the deficit back to one point in the second half, and actually drew level in the 24th and 30th minutes of the half with Lyndon Fairbrother equalising on both occasions. But, Burgess hit for home with Keith Nealon and Stephen Murray scores to secure a deserved victory.
In the second game, Clonakenny were good for their 2-11 to 0-13 victory over Newport. A goal in either half from sub Michael John Carroll with his first touch in the 23rd minute of the first half, gave Clonakenny a 1-5 to 0-6 interval lead. And, when Bobby Bergin goalled 22 seconds after the re-start, Clonakenny set about controlling the match and containing their opponents who threw everything at them in the second half. But, with Willie Ryan and John Joe Ryan outstanding for the mid men alongside Bobby Bergin and Diarmuid Ryan, Clonakenny secured their victory with a very solid showing.
See full reports on these games and all the others from the weekend in this weeks Tipperary Star.