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Easy win for Kilworth in high-scoring contest


Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile



Kilworth 0-28

Aghada 1-16

Kilworth were worthy winners over Aghada in the Co Op Superstores Co Premier IHC Round 2 at Castlelyons on Saturday.

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The sides were level on four occasions in the opening half. The overall strength and power of Kilworth proved decisive as they scored 0-14 in each half.

Jeremy Saich and Will Condon had early Kilworth points. Aghada led briefly when Jake O'Donoghuy put Darragh Ryan in for a goal. Eoin Carey was in great form for the winners at centre back. Carey had four long range points in the first half.

By the first water break the winners led 0-7 to 1-3. Willie Leahy levelled on the resumption 0-7 to 1-4. They were also level 1-5 to 0-8 and 1-7 to 0-10 when John Looney and Liam Whelan exchanged points.

By half-time Kilworth with some good points by Noel McNamara (2) and Will Condon led 0-14 to 1-8. Willie Leahy having the East Cork sides point just before half-time.

Both sides exchanged points on the resumption. Kilworth had four early points by Noel McNamara (two frees) Brian Sheehan and Liam Whelan. In this period Aghada had points by Willie Leahy (free) and Darragh Ryan.

By the second water break Kilworth were 0-21 to 1-14 clear. Noel McNamara had two rapid points with impressive Eoin McGrath placing Eoin Carey for his 5th point. A pointed free by Noel McNamara made it 0-25 to 1-14.

Kilworth finished very strong adding three late points by Noel McNamara, James McCarthy and Michael Sheehan. Aghada keeper Ciaran O'Shea saved a late penalty from Noel McNamara.

Willie Leahy completed the scoring with two late points for the Imokilly side. There was no denying Kilworth their win.

They still have to play Ballinhassig while Aghada who have no points to date meet Ballincollig in their final game.

KILWORTH: K Walsh 0-1f, K Lane, M McNamara, A O'Hara, N Byrne, E Carey 0-5, E McGrath, B Tobin, J Saich 0-2, J McCarthy 0-1, L Whelan 0-3, B Sheehan 0-1, N McNamara 0-11 (0-9f), W Condon 0-3, J Sheehan Subs: S Keane for L Whelan, D Twomey for J Saich, M Gowen for M McNamara, M Sheehan 0-1 for J Sheehan

AGHADA: C Sheehan, D Leahy, J McDonnell, T Hartnett, M Russell 0-1, M McCarthy 0-1, D Creedon, C Fleming 0-1, J O'Donoghue, D Ryan 1-1, W Leahy 0-9 (0-6f), K O'Shea, J O'Hanlon, P O'Neill, J Looney 0-3 Subs: D Rice for D Leahy, D Collins for J O'Donoghue, M Leahy for W Leahy (blood) A Stafford for P O'Neill

REFEREE: Brian Sweeney (Erins Own)