Bad start for Lennon as Trinity edge out Armagh

Orchard County 0-11 Trintiy College 0-12

Kehoe Cup: John Lennon’s tenure as Armagh’s senior hurling manager started in a disappointing fashion as the Orchard County succumbed to Trinity College 0-12 to 0-11 in their Kehoe Cup first round encounter in Irishtown yesterday.

In a scrappy encounter, both sides enjoyed sporadic periods of dominance, with Waterford senior panellist Paul Coughlan to the fore initially for Trinity as he struck two points inside the opening four minutes.

The visitors remained in touch through the excellence of corner-forward Matthew Lennon, who amassed six points, to ensure parity by half-time, 0-8 apiece scoreline.

Scores were at a premium upon the restart with the hosts, driven on by impressive wing-back Jesse Kennedy, confirming their win through three second-half frees by Colm Gleeson.

At Páirc Barróg, Fingal pulled away in the second-half with goals by JM Sheridan, Andy Richardson and David Smith when overcoming Longford by 5-19 to 0-13.

Goals from Colm Foley and Richardson ensured a 2-7 to 0-10 interval lead for the hosts, who had positive contributions throughout from Kevin O’Flynn, David Hattie and Niall Ring.

In Trim, Peter Durnin produced an fine individual display when helping Meath cruise past a disappointing St Patrick’s Drumcondra 5-29 to 1-7. The talented wing-forward struck 3-7.

Elsewhere, Kildare registered a facile 3-26 to 0-6 victory over Roscommon, while both GMIT and Derry recorded noteworthy away wins over Louth and DCU, respectively.


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