Four teams maintain 100% record in Offaly Senior Hurling Championship

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


Four teams maintain 100% record in Offaly Senior Hurling Championship

Four teams maintained their 100% record in the Offaly Senior Hurling Championship after the second round of games last weekend.

Sier Kieran and Birr maintained their 100% record in Group 1 of the Offaly Senior Hurling Championship after impressive and high scoring wins at the weekend.

Seir Kieran only led Shamrocks by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time but they added 2-15 in the second-half to run out 2-23 to 0-8 winners.
Birr accounted for defending champions Coolderry with a 2-20 to 0-11 win. Birr led by 1-8 to 0-7 at the break having played with the wind and they took total control after the break to win by 2-20 to 0-11.

In the third game in the group, Kinnitty accounted for Tullamore with a 3-17 to 0-14 victory.

Shinrone and Kilcormac/Killoughey lead the way in Group 2 as both made it two wins from two games.

Kilcormac/Killoughey had a hard fought win over St Rynagh's with little to chose between the sides over the hour. Trailing by a point at the break, Kilcormac/Killoughey led by the minimum themselves after 50 minutes but they were reduced to 14 men entering the last ten minutes. However they outscored St Rynagh's by four points to two in the closing minutes to seal the win.

Shinrone saw off Ballinamere with an impressive second-half display. Leading by 1-11 to 0-8 at the break, Shinrone held their opponents to just one point in the second 30 minutes while adding 3-8 themselves to secure a 4-19 to 0-9 win.

The third game in the group was also very one sided with Belmont cruising to victory over Lusmagh. Leading by 2-8 to 0-2 at the break, Belmont added another 3-14 in the second-half to win by 5-22 to 0-10


Group 1
Kinnity 3-17 Tullamore 0-14
Seir Kieran 2-23 Shamrocks 0-8
Birr 2-20 Coolderry 0-11

Group 2
Kilcormac/Killoughey 0-15 St Rynagh's 0-13
Shinrone 4-19 Ballinamere 0-9
Belmont 5-22 Lusmagh 0-10