Timahoe shut down Ballylinan attack

Timahoe made it two wins on the trot on Sunday afternoon, as they held Ballylinan to just two points, neither of them from play, to claim a 0-10 to 0-2 victory.

Timahoe made it two wins on the trot on Sunday afternoon, as they held Ballylinan to just two points, neither of them from play, to claim a 0-10 to 0-2 victory.

Having been buoyed by their win over Stradbally the week before, they continued their impressive early season form to secure a third win in four games thanks to a resolute defensive showing here. Early points from corner forward Ruairi O’Connor and Robbie Foyle had them in front from the start, and they lead 0-5 to 0-2 at half time.

The second half was far from classic fare, but that will be of little concern to Timahoe, as they shut down the Ballylinan attack and added five more points themselves to round off a comfortable win.

The Heath picked up their first win of the campaign at the fourth attempt, as they comprehensively beat Graiguecullen by 3-11 to 1-6.

The teams were evenly matched for most of the first half, but a Daithi Carroll goal just before half time proved crucial, and the hosts went in at half time with their tails up. That confidence stayed with them win the second half, and they blitzed Graiguecullen to claim what turned out to be a routine win in the end.

In the other Division 1 game due to be played last weekend, the clash between St Joseph’s and Crettyard was postponed.

In Division 2, Portarlington maintained their excellent form under new manager Dermot Murphy with a 14 point demolition of Clonaslee St Manman’s, 4-12 to 1-7.

They were a bit wasteful in the second half, and had just a single point advantage at half time, 1-6 to 1-5, but they finally hit their stride in the second period. An early goal from Shane McAuley asserted their dominance, and with Adam Ryan hitting an incredible 1-9 from midfield, they secured a big win in the end.

Elsewhere in Division 2, while Ballyfin’s hurlers have struggled so far this season, the footballers gave their supporters cause to cheer with a big win over Park-Ratheniska.

The Heath were given a walkover by Graiguecullen, while Annanough lost out by two points to Portlaoise’s second team, 1-9 to 1-7 the final score.