Brilliant Bennett shows real quality
Ballysaggart 3-12 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0-15
Waterford minor star Stephen Bennett gave another exhibition of his dazzling talent as his 1-7 haul guided Ballysaggart to glory in Mallow.
Bennett was not the only star for Ballysaggart – he wasn't even the only star for his family as brothers Kieran and Shane and cousin Tom also impressed.
Stephen Bennett bagged an early goal, reacting to a save by Daniel Egan, but it was nip and tuck during a tremendous first half, with Ballysaggart 1-8 to 0-9 ahead at the break, despite the dead-ball accuracy of Feenagh/Kilmeedy's Diarmuid Coleman and the excellence of Edward Murphy.
On the resumption, goals from Ronan Walsh and Shane Bennett secured victory for Ballysaggart.
SCORERS – Ballysaggart: S Bennett 1-7 (4fs), S Bennett 1-2, R Walsh 1-0, D Meagher 0-2, C Murphy 0-1. Feenagh/Kilmeedy: D Coleman 0-6 (5fs, 1 '65'), E Murphy 0-4 (3fs), J O'Sullivan 0-2, L Lynch, J O'Gorman, J Nix 0-1 each.
BALLYSAGGART – M Meagher; B Ryan, K Fennessy, D Devine; B Murphy, E O'Brien, C O'Gorman; C Murphy, K Bennett; S Bennett, D Meagher, R Walsh; K Cashell, S Bennett, T Bennett. Subs: M Kearney for R Walsh (59), S Meagher for S Bennett (59).
FEENAGH/KILMEEDY – D Egan; J O'Regan, L Murphy, N Irwin; M Bergin, E Murphy, J Gaffney; D Harold, G O'Gorman; D Coleman, P Irwin, J O'Gorman; L Lynch, J O'Sullivan, D Kiely. Subs: B Hannigan for N Irwin (h-t), P O'Regan for G O'Gorman (49), J Nix for D Kiely (49), D O'Sullivan for L Lynch (58), L O'Sullivan for P Irwin (58).
REF – J O'Brien (Tipperary)