Junior B C’ship, Rd 1

Pearses 6-19 Oranmore-Maree 4-11: The Club’s Junior ‘B’ hurlers got their Championship off to a winning start on Sunday in Carnmore. The first half was close, with Pearses one up at the break, 2-7 to 2-6. Robbie Donnellan and Aidan Kilkenny the Pearses goalscorers, while a super save by Paul O’Brien at the other end kept out a third Oranmore-Maree goal. The second half was high-scoring, with Donnellan and Kilkenny again and Kealan Beckett (2) netting four more Pearses goals. Niall Skehill finished with a big personal tally of 0-12, from placed balls and open play. Moycullen are Pearses’ opponents for Round 2.
Pearses: P O’Brien; J Jenkins, P Raftery, R Carr; A Naughton, K Donnellan, C Lawless; N Skehill (0-12), L Morrissey; R Skehill, K Beckett (2-0), M Walsh (0-1); R Donnellan (2-2), A Kilkenny (2-0), D Burke. Subs used: C O’Grady (0-4), A Burke, S Walsh, E Burke, G Dwyer.