After Victories over Carrignavar (5-3 to 1-1) and Clyda Rovers (5-6 to 1-2), Gaels are in a strong position ahead of today’s action, with Gary Bryan, Ross Butler, Sean Bolger, Thomas Wadding, Cian Loy and Kevin Murphy among the goals for the Leinster side.
Also in Group A, Lancashire beat Clyda Rovers 5-0 to 1-2, Cian Delaney helping himself to four goals and Jack Gleeson adding the other, while Carrignavar were too strong for Aghabullogue, winning 3-7 to 3-1, Thomas O’Donovan, Conor O’Brien and Brendan Murphy among the goals for the victors. Matthew O’Brien-Bradley scored 2-1 for Aghabullogue.
In Group B, Cobh relinquished a half-time lead as they went down 3-7 to 1-1 against Hertfordshire, with the English club’s midfielder Jack Randall inspiring.
Cobh’s goal owed a lot to the persistence of Sean Hilliard, while goalkeeper David Coffey and forward David Hade starred for Cobh.
The other match in this group saw Wolfe Tones (Clare) hammer Bride Rovers 7-13 to 0-1.
In Division 5 Group C, Mohill of Leitrim and Warwickshire lead the way after the first day of action.
A Brian Herlihy goal for Boherbue was not enough to prevent the home side slipping to a 2-11 to 1-4 defeat to Warwickshire, who led 2-8 to 0-2 at half time thanks to goals by Dan Crowley and Cian Harriss.
The other match saw Knocknagree lose 3-10 to 1-2 at home to Mohill, who led 3-3 to 0-2 at the break. Eoin McSweeney pulled a goal back for Knocknagree in the second half.
The action in Division 5 Group D saw Kanturk side Wolfe Tones come out the right side of a tight match against Philadelphia, 1-2 to 0-2, while Micheal MacCarthaighs beat Yorkshire 2-5 to
AN impressive first-half showing was enough to get Aghinagh off to a winning start in Boy’s Division 6 Group A as they saw off the challenge of home side Kilmichael, winning 4-5 to 3-4 in a real thriller.
Despite leading 3-5 to 0-3 at half time, Aghinagh, who were best served by Niall O’Connor (2-0), Peadar Twomey (1-0) and Donagh O’Riordan, were put under pressure in the second half, as Kilmichael fought back with Trevor Tobin (2-0), Brendan Kelliher (1-0), Cathal Foley (0-3) and Óisin de Lacey to the fore.