Eleven games took place in JAHC over the weekend with one still left to play.
The second round of the Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Hurling Championship took place last weekend as the sides prepare for a three-week hiatus.
The weekend saw all 24 teams in action, bar Feenagh-Kilmeedy and St. Kieran’s who will face each other on the 13th of August in group three.
In the games that did take place, there were many high-scoring matches with five teams building on their wins from round one and another two maintaining their unbeaten start.
The opening fixture of group one saw Staker-Wallace defeat bottom-side Blackrock by a fine margin of 20 points. Staker-Wallace redeemed their two-goal loss from round one while Blackrock are yet to put points on the board and sit with a -39 goal difference.
Templeglantine cemented their status as group leaders as they were victorious over Ballybricken-Bohermore, with the score being 1-18 : 1-12. Templeglantine matched their result from last week and sit top with a two point cushion while their opponents have to settle with just two.
The only draw from the JAHC this weekend took place between Crecora Manister and Dromcollogher Broadford as the game finished 1-18 to 0-21. That leaves both sides on three points and one point respectively as they head into the break.
Group two was jam-packed with goals and it kicked off with a 1-17 to 1-11 victory for Killeedy over Claughaun. Killeedy remain unbeaten after their draw in the last round of fixtures while Claughaun couldn’t build on last week’s win.
Monagea put four goals past St. Patrick’s but only won narrowly as the score finished 4-9 : 1-16. That’s nine goals in two games for the side who know were the back of the net is this season as they sit top of their group with a maximum four points.
Another four-goal blitz saw Castletown-Ballyagran run riot against Ahane with a 30 point margin, with the score finishing 4-27 to 1-6. It was their first win of the championship while Ahane sit rock-bottom.
Only two games were played in group three so far in the second round with high-flying Doon maintaining their winning start with a 1-17 to 1-6 win over Askeaton. A 32-point difference for Doon could be the difference-maker come the end of the group as they look the strongest outfit so far.
Meanwhile, Mungret St. Pauls won by the skin of their teeth in a tight encounter against neighbours Ballybrown, with the score finishing 0-20 to 2-13. The result leaves Ballybrown bottom of the group while Mungret get their first win.
Group four saw two teams maintain their 100% record with Tournafulla and Patrickswell both recording wins. Tournafulla had a 13-point victory over Garryspillane, who sit bottom of the group on zero points with Tournafulla leading by goal difference.
It was a much closer game between Patrickswell and Kilteely-Dromkeen, with the Well leaving Fedamore with a narrow two point victory. The game ended 2-21 to 3-16 with Kilteely-Dromkeen looking a very strong side despite losing, as they put five goals past Garryspillane the week previous.
The other game in group four was a comfortable 3-19 to 1-13 victory for Old Christians over Rathkeale. It’s the first points on the board for Old Christians while Rathkeale sit joint-bottom after two defeats in two.
The JAHC will now take a three-week break to facilitate the return of the football championship.
Junior A Hurling Championship
Staker-Wallace 3-18 : Blackrock 0-7
Crecora Manister 1-18 : Dromcollogher Broadford 0-21
Templeglantine 1-18 : Ballybricken Bohermore 1-12
Killeedy 1-17 : Claughaun 1-11
Monagea 4-9 : St. Patrick’s 1-16
Castletown Ballyagran 4-27 : Ahane 1-6
Doon 1-17 : Askeaton 1-6
Mungret St. Pauls 0-20 : Ballybrown 2-13
Old Christians 3-19 : Rathkeale 1-13
Patrickswell 2-21 : Kilteely-Dromkeen 3-16
Tournafulla 2-21 : Garryspillane 2-8