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Thurles made wait as the Tipperary Senior Championship throws-in

Thurles Sarsfields’ game was postponed, as Borris-Ileigh win and Nenagh look the best of the rest.

The Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship kicked-off this weekend, but 2017 champions Thurles Sarsfield were made wait after Carrick Swans failed to field a team.

But elsewhere, there were wins for Borris-Ileigh, Nenagh and a huge win for Upperchurch-Drombane, who defeated a Seamus Callanan-less Drom & Inch.

In the Seamus Ó Riain Cup, Burgess narrowly edged JK Brackens, while Silvermines looked impressive with a comprehensive win against Templederry.

Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship

  • Last year’s county runners-up Borris-Ileigh edged past Portroe in Nenagh, winning 2-12 to 0-10 points. Portroe were huge underdogs but Borris, led by Tipperary midfielder Brendan Maher who notched five points. First half Goals from Liam Ryan and Jack Hogan helped Borris-Ileigh over the line.
  • Upperchurch-Drombane overcame Drom & Inch by 0-20 to 1-13. Drom were without Seamus Callanan, as Upperchurch kick their year off in great fashion.
  • Goals from James Mackey and Tommy Heffernan helped Nenagh to a storming 2-24 to 0-11 win over Roscrea
  • Loughmore-Castleiney were defeated by a single point in Templederry against Kiladangan, losing 0-15 to 1-11.
  • Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill saw off Killenaule on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-11
  • Toomevara scraped past Kilruane McDonaghs on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-10, a Jack Delaney goal in the opening minutes proving the difference.
  • Clonoulty-Rossmore proved too much for Mullinahone, beating the South Tipp side 1-14 to 0-10.

Seamus Ó Riain Cup

St. Mary’s Clonmel 0-14 – 0-13 Ballingarry
Burgess 1-14 – 1-12 JK Brackens
Clonakenny 2-11 – 0-13 Newport
Silvermines 1-19 – 0-9 Templederry Kenyons
Lorrha 3-10 – 1-22 Moycarkey-Borris
Ballina 1-9 – 1-17 Holycross/Ballycahill

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