Search our Archive

26/07/2021

Loughmore-Castleiney Make Light Work Of Roscrea

County Senior Hurling Championship Round Four Loughmore-Castleiney 1-24

County Senior Hurling Championship Round Four

Loughmore-Castleiney 1-24

Roscrea 2-10

Loughmore-Castleiney made light work of Roscrea at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday afternoon and will now face Mullinahone in an eagerly-anticipated quarter-final.

John Carroll’s Roscrea certainly gave it their all, but they were utterly out-classed by a Loughmore-Castleiney side who always looked capable of upping their performance should the need arise.

Roscrea, for example, seized the initiative in the opening half, but Loughmore-Castleiney discouraged them when out-scoring their opponents 0-10 to 0-1 during a devastating 17-minute spell to lead 0-12 to 0-4 by the 28th minute.

Loughmore-Castleiney led by seven at the break (0-12 to 0-5), cleverly relocated Noel McGrath to the middle of the field in the second half and despite the assistance of a stiff breeze a Roscrea comeback never looked likely.

Noel McGrath and Liam Grath were exceptional for a Loughmore-Castleiney side who looked to be operating at a level far higher than anything Roscrea had encountered in north Tipperary this year.

Eddie Connolly also gave a dominant display at centre-back while Joe Carroll presented a very real threat for the Roscrea men.

During the opening five minutes Roscrea stole into a 0-2 to no-score lead thanks to efforts from Tommy Fitzgerald and Joe Carroll.

Noel McGrath and Evan Sweeney responded for Loughmore-Castleiney, but when Ethan Flynn fired over an impressive effort in the sixth minute we wondered whether we had a real contest on our hands. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.