Lawlor on the double as Nire march on

BEATEN county finalists for the last two years, the Nire, cruised to the Waterford SFC quarter-final with a facile win at Leamybrien on Saturday.

A brace of Seamas Lawlor goals in the 18th minute and on the stroke of half time gave them a commanding 2-7 to 0-4.

On the restart the Nire upped the pace with further goals from Ger Walsh in the 33rd minute and two from Connie Power in the 50th and 54th minutes.

Scorers: Nire: C. Power (2-5); S. Lawlor (2-0); G. Walsh (1-0); A. Lawlor (0-3); P. Walsh (0-2); J. Moore, T. Flynn (0-1) each. Kilmacthomas: A. Power (0-3); P. Prendergast, M. Downey (0-1) each.

NIRE: T. Flynn; J. Walsh, D. Ryan, L. Walsh; J. Moore, A. O’Gorman, P. Prendergast; B. Wall, L. Lawlor; A. Lawlor, P. Walsh, M. O’Gorman; S. Lawlor, G. Walsh, C. Power.

Sub: M. Doocey for L. Lawlor.

KILMACTHOMAS: N. Cronin; J. Hughes, T. McGrath, G. Kiely; P. Hughes, M. Downey, P. Mulhearne; P. Prendergast, D. Power; P. Behan, J. Veale, A. Power; P. Reilly, M. Byrne, J. Sutton.

Referee: S. Flynn, Butlerstown.

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