THERE were a few surprise results at the weekend but after three weeks of games we can finally see the leagues starting to take shape and unsurprisingly Eire Og lead division one while Clonmore lead division two.
Eire Og were the first team to win last week with a one point victory over fierce rivals Tinryland on Thursday, a great game of football that ended 1-12 to 1-11 in favour of Eire Og where Eric Mccormack kicked two points in his welcome back to Senior football.
Naomh Eoin had to wait until Sunday to claim the scalp of Fenagh who hope to appoint a manager this week.
The final score in Myshall saw the home side well ahead 3-19 to 0-7, with Martin Clowry netting a goal having started for the Carlow hurlers earlier in the day.
County champions Old Leighlin look to have steadied the ship after a stuttering start to the league, they saw off the challenge of senior new comers St. Andrews by 3-6 to 2-8.
The biggest surprise of the league so far was the result coming out of Borris on Saturday. AllIreland Intermediate club hurling champions Mount Leinster Rangers came from behind to lead Rathvilly and only for Gary Dempsey's last minute free the Rangers would have taken it after Derek Byrne had put them ahead for the first time in the game but it finished 12 points apiece.
There was no 9-29 result for Palatine over the blues at the weekend but they had enough for O'hanrahans in the end winning on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-7.
Meanwhile the Kilavin/clonegal and Kilbride game was off as Ki dn't have the numbers to field.
Divison two has continued in the same style as last week with Clonmore looking the most impressive winning 3-11 to 0-12 over Eire Og in Pairc Ui Bhriain with Owen Coleman bagging two goals for Clonmore, one from a penalty. Rathvilly failed to challenge the Fighting Cocks on Sunday evening, going down badly 5-15 to 1-3. Dominic Byrne goaled for the visitors while Seamus Quirke kicked a rare point for the home team who had the use of county players Kieran and Gary Nolan at their disposal.
Ballon look to be in deep trouble this year having suffered another defeat, this time to intermediate new comers St.patricks who were lead by Jack Kennedy as he scored five first half points and his side ended up comfortable winners 3-17 to 1-3.
Leighlinbridge had a good win at Palatine coming away on a 1-12 to 0-5 scoreline, with Des Shaw outstanding for the Carlow senior hurlers it's been a good week for the Leighlin parish club. Askea are still struggling for numbers so their game was off while Grange and Ballinabranna were due to play last night (Monday).