Saturday 21 April 2018

Hurney shines as Deise crush feeble Kilkenny

Waterford 0-21 Kilkenny 0-2

Waterford claimed their first victory of the NFL campaign as they trounced Kilkenny at a rain-drenched Fraher Field on Saturday evening.

Waterford made a number of changes to the team which lost to Clare last weekend and at the break held a 0-16 to 0-1 lead. Gary Hurney bagged eight scores.

Man of the Match -- G Hurney (Waterford)

Scorers -- Waterford: G Hurney 0-8 (2f), P Hurney 0-4, C McGrath, S Fleming 0-3 each, T Grey, J Veale, JJ Hutchenson 0-1 each. Kilkenny: B Byrne, S Duggan 0-1 each.

Waterford -- S Enright; T Ó hUallacháin, K Connery, A Doyle; S Briggs, T Grey, C O'Keeffe; S O'Hare, S Dempsey; S Ahearne, C McGrath, P Hurney; J Veale, G Hurney, S Fleming. Subs: A Brophy for Dempsey, JJ Hutchenson for Fleming, R Ahearne for McGrath, W Hennessy for Briggs, J McGrath for Doyle.

Kilkenny -- D Garvey; JJ Grace, D Grennan, B Kehoe; J Cullinane, R O Hara, D Fitzpatrick; M Malone, JJ Dunphy; D Prendergast, B Byrne, S Duggan; K Bergin, R Shore, J Dollard. Subs: J Fennelly for Kehoe, P Donnelly for Cullinane, C Tyler for Dollard, K O'Brien for Bergin, J Sherwood for Fennelly.

Ref -- J Lynch (Kerry).

Irish Independent

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