Tuesday 17 October 2017

O Lionain leads way

Waterford 1-24
Kilkenny 1-2

It was business as usual for Waterford, who stayed at the top of the table thanks to a big win over Kilkenny in Freshford on Saturday.

Kilkenny were outclassed and looked to be in real trouble after just 15 minutes, at which stage Waterford were well clear, Liam O Lionain hitting the net to lead 1-7 to 0-0.

The hosts did raise their game after that. Centre-forward Paddy Raftice opened their account with a point, before Stephen Duggan found the net.

Waterford hit back to lead by 1-12 to 1-1 at half-time. That run continued into the second half, as they outscored their hosts by 12 points to one.

Scorers -- Waterford: L O Lionain 1-4, G Hurney 0-5 (0-3f), C McGrath 0-4, B Wall 0-3, W Hennessey (0-2f), M Ahearne 0-2 each, J Phelan, P Hurney, T Gray, R Ahearne 0-1 each. Kilkenny: S Duggan 1-0, P Raftice (0-1f), G Lalor 0-1 each.

Waterford -- S Enright; P Ogle, T O'Gorman, C Phelan; T Gray, S Briggs, J Phelan; T Prendergast, M Ahearne; B Wall, C McGrath, W Hennessey; L O Lionain, R Ahearne, G Hurney. Subs: S Cunningham for R Ahearne (44), B Phelan for Prendergast (54), M O'Gorman for Hennessey (57), M O'Gorman for McGrath (65), P Hurney for O Lionain (67).

Kilkenny -- JJ O'Sullivan; M Cody, R O'Hara, T Keohoe; JJ Grace, S Kenny, C Foran; M Farrell, M Malone; S Duggan, P Raftice, M Saunders; E Vereker, J Culleton, G Lalor. Subs: L Brennan for Vereker (53), JJ Brennan for Duggan (56), D Grennan for Saunders (60), J Brennan for Lalor (64), P Grace for Culleton (65).

Ref -- Joe Curley (Meath).

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