Adare, NCW & KP all maintain perfect starts to Limerick SFC | Round Three Recap

Defending champions Newcastle West rounded out the weekend’s results on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Claughaun

The third round of the Limerick Senior Championship delivered a couple of cracking contests but at the top of each table the runaway leaders kept their distance.

In group one, Kildimo Pallaskenry and Newcastle West stayed perfect ahead of their round four clash while Adare maintained their 100% record in the other group.

Defending champions Newcastle West rounded out the weekend’s results on Sunday with a comprehensive 1-12 to 0-5 win over Claughaun in Askeaton. Brian O’Sullivan netted the only goal in the second half to go with a brace of first period points where the Magpies led 0-7 to 0-2 at the interval.

That maintained the pace with Kildimo Pallaskenry who moved outright top on Saturday evening after beating St Kierans 2-12 to 0-9 in the same venue. A quick fire pair of Peter Nash goals were the catalyst for the City outfit who led by eight at the break. From here they controlled the second half to make it three from three.

Peter Nash gets his head up in the 2021 Limerick IFC Final between Kildimo Pallaskenry and Rathkeale. Credit: Kildimo Pallaskenry Facebook

Elsewhere in group two, Fr Caseys moved into the final knockout spot with a 1-14 to 1-7 win over Oola. The Abbeyfeale men dominated for large stages but left it late to seal the result, hitting 1-3 without reply late on after an Eddie Stokes effort brought the City side within one point. They remain bottom alongside Claughaun without a point while Caseys can book their quarter final berth with a win over Kierans this week.

In group one, Adare saw off the challenge of Galtee Gaels with a 0-16 to 0-10 result on Saturday night. It was a strong second half display that helped the three time champions to victory as they went into the break on level terms. Hugh Bourke kicked three in a fifteen minute spell as they outscored their opponents 0-7 to 0-1 to move clear, holding on for the two points.

Freescoring Ballysteen were on the right side of a high scoring contest with Ballylanders, picking up a 6-9 to 1-17 result in Ballyagran. First half goals from Shane Hallinan and Shane Gallagher kept them in touch as Ballylanders powered into a 1-13 to 2-4 lead at the break as they enjoyed a strong breeze. But green flags from Cillian Ferris, Danny Neville and Paul O’Shaughnessy (2) after the turn of ends proved crucial as they moved onto four points.

Monaleen kicked off the weekend’s action on Thursday, defeating Na Piarsaigh 2-12 to 0-10 despite losing a man to a red in the first period. Daniel Daly first netted for Monaleen who were full value for a 1-8 to 0-2 lead at the interval. Na Piarsaigh, with the aid of the second half wind, battled back to within four but a Shane Cusack goal ended their hopes with Monaleen also moving onto four points after three rounds.

Round four of the championship is to be played this weekend with the final set of games in mid September.

Limerick SFC Round Three Results

Group One

  • Newcastle West 1-12 : 0-5 Claughaun
  • Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-12 : 0-9 St Kierans
  • Fr Casey 1-14 : 1-7 Oola

Group Two

  • Monaleen 2-12 : 0-10 Na Piarsaigh
  • Ballysteen 6-9 : 1-17 Ballylanders
  • Adare 0-16 : 0-10 Galtee Gaels

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