Hogan: Outstanding display from Kiladangan

Alan Flynn in action for Kiladangan. (c) Sportsfocus.ie via Canva.com.

Kiladangan have made an impressive start to the County Senior Hurling Championship.

Last year’s beaten finalists were 2-23 to 1-17 winners over Thurles Sarsfields.

Having been beat n in the North final Kiladangan came into the group stages under some pressure as the other three teams involved are divisional champions so have the safety net of a preliminary quarter final.

Ken Hogan was very impressed with the Kiladangan performance in Semple Stadium this afternoon.

“Absolutely outstanding display – really played well right throughout the game. You could see that they had something to play for – and they really had you have to say. You know Kiladangan would have been under huge pressure if things didn’t work out today but overall a tremendous display.

“Surprisingly I think Thurles very lethargic, off the boil…didn’t look up for the fight from my point of view bar Aidan McCormack and a couple of more lads.

“I think a big win for Kiladangan and even at this early stage look strong contenders again for Dan Breen.”

County Senior Hurling Championship
Round 1
Holycross Ballycahill 2-16 (22) Upperchurch Drombane 1-13 (16)
Borris-Ileigh 1-13 (16) Clonoulty Rossmore : 0-16 (16)
Kiladangan 2-23 (29) Thurles Sarsfields 1-17 (20)
Mullinahone 2-16 (22) JK Brackens 0-15 (15)
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Sean Treacys 1-16 (19) Carrick Swans 1-16 (19)

Burgess 0-21 Silvermines 0 – 19
Cashel King Cormacs and Moyne/Templetuohy meet in Holycross at 7 o’clock this evening.

In the County Intermediate Hurling Championship last year’s beaten finalists Moneygall got their campaign off to a winning start with a 3-18 to 3-10 victory over Shannon Rovers

Today’s other Intermediate game finished all square – Drom Inch 2-15 Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams 1-18