A superb display of shooting from placed balls which garnered 1-9 puts Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Ciaran Slevin on top of the scoring charts after the first round of the Offaly Senior Hurling Championship.
His 1-9 came in the first game of the championship in a thrilling draw against defending champions Coolderry.
Hot on his heels is Kinnitty’s Colm Coughlan who totaled 1-8 in another drawn game against Seir Kieran.
Interestingly both players’ goals came from frees
Top scorers after Round 1
1. Ciaran Slevin (K/K) 1-9 (1-9f)
2. Colm Coughlan (Kinnitty) 1-8 (1-6f)
3. Joe Bergin 0-8 (0-7f)
3. Sean Cleary (Shinrone) 2-1
5. Conor Gath (Drumcullen) 0-7 (0-6f)
6. Donal Morkan (Shinrone) 1-3 (0-3f)
6. Mark Egan (Belmont) 0-6 (0-5f)
6. Damien Murray (Coolderry) 0-6 (0-4f, 0-2 ‘65)
6. Shane Dooley (Tullamore) 0-6 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘65)
6. Gary Kelly (St Rynagh’s) 0-6 (0-4f, 0-1 ‘65)
11. Colm Mulrooney (Birr) 0-5f
11. Thomas Bolger (Birr) 1-2
11. Derek Crean (Shinrone) 0-5
After each round of the championship a full list of the championship’s top scorers will be posted on www.offalyexpress.ie
Later this week we will be publishing the ‘Team of the Week’ from the Senior Hurling Championship plus running stats on wides and the disciplinary record for each team
See this week’s Offaly Express for full reports on all the first round games