REVIEW: Limerick SHC, PIHC, IHC & JAHC Second Round Review

The Second round of the Limerick SHC, PIHC, IHC and JAHC took place over the weekend with 23 games played in total.

With the knockout stages only a month away, some groups have begun to take place with a number of teams now guaranteed their place in the latter rounds.

Below is a full round up of the games.

Bon Secours Limerick Senior Hurling Championship

The action kicked off on Friday night as Adare and Doon met in Group 1 of Section A. In the end there was nothing to separate the sides with the contest finishing 1-19 to 0-22. As a result Doon need to avoid defeat against Patrickswell next weekend by more than six points to advance. Anything else will see them go through with Patrickswell. A Doon win would see them straight through to the semi-finals.

Barry Murphy heads for goal in the Limerick SHC tie between Doon and Adare. CREDIT: Sport Action Photography.

In Section B, Na Piarsaigh got their first win at the second time of asking as they demolished 14-man Ahane 2-23 to 0-9 in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening. That means Ahane must beat Kilmallock by 22 points this weekend if they are to advance. Otherwise Kilmallock will advance with Na Piarsaigh. A win or draw for the Balbec will secure a semi-final berth.

Na Piarsaigh coach Kieran Bermingham reacts to win over Ahane

Na Piarsaigh Gaa manager Kieran Bermingham reacts to his side's do or die win over Ahane GAA Club in the LimerickGAA Bon Secours SHC on Saturday evening.

Posted by Sporting Limerick on Sunday, August 2, 2020

In Group 1 of Section B, South Liberties got their campaign back on track with a comprehensive 3-21 to 1-15 win over Murroe Boher. South Liberties now top the table on goal difference ahead of Monaleen who play Murroe Boher in Round 3. A Monaleen win will see them advance to the knockout stages and a promotion final. Murroe need a huge win to swing their goal difference if they are to progress after the heavy loss.

On Saturday evening on Limerick GAA TV, Blackrock and Garryspillane played out an entertaining 1-14 to 0-17 draw in Kilmallock. That result means Blackrock cannot progress to the quarter-finals as they await the result of Ballybrown and Garryspillane on Saturday. If Ballybrown avoid defeat then they will advance to the knockout stages and a promotion decider. A Garryspillane win would see them take those berths.

Richie McCarthy makes the catch in the Limerick SHC tie between Blackrock and Garryspillane. CREDIT: Sport Action Photography.

Round 2 Results:

Section A

G1: Adare 1-19 : 0-22 Doon

G2: Na Piarsaigh 2-23 : 0-9 Ahane

Section B

G1: South Liberties 3-21 : 1-15 Murroe Boher

G2: Blackrock 0-17 : 1-14 Garryspillane

Round 3 Fixtures

Section A

G1: Patrickswell v Doon

G2: Ahane v Kilmallock

Section B

G1: Monaleen v Murroe Boher

G2: Garryspillane v Ballybrown

Lyons of Limerick Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

In Group 1 of the PIHC, the permutations are clear heading into the final weekend of fixtures. Last weekend Bruff overcame Dromin Athlacca 2-18 to 1-16 while Glenroe were 1-20 to 2-14 winners over Knockainey. That means Bruff face Glenroe this weekend with the winners topping the table and the loser finishing second. Bruff currently hold the upper hand when it comes to scoring difference. Dromin Athlacca meet Knockainey to see who avoids the relegation play-off.

Mungret St Pauls guaranteed their passage from Group 2 as they beat Bruree 0-17 to 1-9 in Bruff on Saturday. Their pair of wins means anything other than a loss on the final day to Cappamore will secure top spot in the group. Cappamore need to better Bruree’s result to avoid bottom spot. Elsewhere over the weekend, Kildimo Pallaskenry got their first win, a 1-16 to 0-10 win over Cappamore to set up a winner takes all clash with Bruree on the final day. A draw will also be good enough for KP to advance.

Round 2 Results:

G1: Bruff 2-18 : 1-16 Dromin Athlacca

G1: Glenroe 1-20 : 2-14 Knockainey

G2: Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16 : 0-10 Cappamore

G2: Mungret St Pauls 0-17 : 1-9 Bruree

Round 3 Fixtures

G1: Bruff v Glenroe

G1: Knockainey v Dromin Athlacca

G2: Mungret St Pauls v Cappamore

G2: Kildimo Pallaskenry v Bruree

Nick Greene Intermediate Hurling Championship

In Group 1, Kilmallock’s 1-14 to 1-13 win over Effin means the group will go to the final day with Effin to face Na Piarsaigh.

Croom booked their place in the knockout stages with a win over Hospital Herbertstown on Sunday evening in Group 2. Hospital now play Granagh Ballingarry in the final game with the winner advancing.

In Group 3, Knockaderry made up for their opening day loss as they beat St Patricks 0-15 to 0-11 on Saturday evening. The tie between St Pats and Newcastle West will determine the final standing of the group.

In Group 4, Tournafulla’s 3-18 to 2-13 loss to Feohanagh means they will finish bottom as Feohanagh play Pallasgreen in the final game to decide the final standing of the group.

Round 2 Results:

G1: Kilmallock 1-14 : 1-13 Effin

G2: Croom 1-18 : 1-10 Hospital Herbertstown

G3: Knockaderry 0-15 : 0-11 St Patricks

G4: Feohanagh 3-18 : 2-13 Tournafulla

Round 3 Fixtures

G1: Effin v Na Piarsaigh

G2: Hospital Herbertstown v Granagh Ballingarry

G3: St Patricks v Newcastle West

G4: Feohanagh v Pallasgreen

Junior A Hurling Championship

There were a further 11 games played in the JAHC with another round this weekend followed by a four week break before two more rounds are played.

Thus far there are seven teams with a 100% record after two rounds. Those are Castletown Ballyagran, Croagh/Kilfinny, Kilteely Dromkeen, Templeglantine, Kileedy, Claughaun and Crecora Manister.

Monaleen’s clash with Ballybricken Bohermore was cancelled on Sunday evening with Ballybricken getting the points.

Round 2 Results

Group 1

Castletown Ballyagran 0-18 : 2-9 Doon

Caherline 1-19 : 1-8 Garryspillane

Ballybrown 2-10 : 0-14 St Kierans

Group 2

Croagh Kilfinny 4-23  : 3-8 Old Christians

Patrickswell 1-17 : 2-8 Askeaton

Kilteely Dromkeen 2-16 : 0-19 Mungret

Group 3

Templeglantine 1-24 : 0-10 Rathkeale

Kileedy 1-18 : 2-12 Feenagh/Kilmeedy

Ballybricken Bohermore w/o : scr Monaleen

Group 4

Drom Broadford 2-22 : 3-12 Monagea

Claughaun 2-16 : 2-10 Staker Wallace

Crecora Manister 0-24 : 0-8 Ahane

Round 3 Fixtures:

Group 1

Garryspillane v Castletown Ballyagran

Caherline v St Kierans

Ballybrown v Doon

Group 2

Croagh Kilfinny v Mungret

Old Christians v Askeaton

Patrickswell v Kilteely Dromkeen

Group 3

Monaleen v Killeedy

Ballybricken B’more v Rathkeale

Templeglantine  v Feenagh Kilmeedy

Group 4

Staker Wallace v Drom Broadford

Claughaun v Ahane

Crecora Manister v Monagea

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