Gusserane gain points
A goal in each half proved decisive as Gusserane eventually emerged with a deserved six-point victory over Horeswood in this Enniscorthy Electrical Wholesale Junior hurling championship Group B game in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, on Sunday.
Gusserane 2-13 Horeswood 0-13
By the 20th minute Horeswood when wind assisted had built a 0-6 to 0-2 lead mainly through the accurate free-taking of Michael O'Hanlon, but after Páraic Conway found the net from close range seven minutes before the break the sides went in level (1-4 to 0-7) at half-time.
Very little separated the sides through the third quarter, at the end of which Gusserane led by 1-10 to 0-12.
After Adrian Flynn found the net with a close-range finish, Gusserane remained in control until the end, emerging with a comfortable enough six-point victory to leave them with three points.
Gusserane: David Kehoe; Paul Wall, Liam Dillon, Jack O'Connor; Robert Browne, Fintan Ryan, Mark O'Neill (0-1); Adrian Redmond, Darragh Doyle; Mark Rossiter, Graeme Cullen (0-3), Adrian Flynn (1-0); Seán Ryan (0-5, 4 frees), Shane Cullen (0-3), Páraic Conway (1-1). Subs. - Cillian Kehoe for Doyle, Martin Fitzharris for F. Ryan, John Roche for Rossiter, James Redmond for Conway.
Horeswood: Kevin Rowe; James Kent, Eoin Mythen, Ivan Kehoe; Lorcan O'Brien, Michael O'Hanlon (0-4 frees), Tomás Kent (0-1); Declan Murphy (0-2), Shane O'Hanlon (0-1); Darren Shannon, Barry Hearn, David O'Shea (0-1); Jake Shannon, John Bradley, Craig Murphy (0-4, 3 frees). Subs. - Dale Flynn for J. Shannon, Tommy Quinn for O'Shea, inj., Gavin Murphy for Bradley, Conor Breen for J. Kent.
Referee: John Tobin (Geraldine O'Hanrahans).