Today saw round 1 of the McGrath cup.
An under strength Tipperary took on Kerry in group A. The young Kerry side went storming into the lead with 4 points before Tipperary’s Diarmuid Foley put the ball into the back of Kerry’s net, to bring the side within a point. Kerry’s Cathal Bambury netted a penalty to bring the Kingdom to a lead of 1-08 to 1-02 going into half time.
Things were not going to improve for the Tipp side as Kerry went onto win 3-11 to 1-3.
Scorers for Tipp:
K Fahey ( 0-2), D Foley ( 1-0), J Kennedy (0-1)
Scorers for Kerry:
T O’Sullivan ( 0-2), B O’Sullivan ( 0-1), S O’Shea ( 0-3), C Geaney ( 0-2), M O’Sullivan ( 2-0), C Bambury ( 1-1), M Flaherty (0-1), C Coffey (0-1)
Clare V Waterford
Clare were trailing by two points before Eoin Cleary found the back of the net after 19 minutes, marking Clare’s first score of 2017. The Banner side went into half time leading 1-3 to 0-4. It was not going to be Waterford’s day as Clare went on to defeat them 1-10 to 0-8.