Hurling Championship Match Reports – Round Three

Junior Championship

Sean Treacy’s 3-21 St Malachy’s 1-24

Sean Treacy’s climbed to the top of the Junior Championship table following their second win of the season.

The Lurgan lads were too strong for St Malachy’s on Tuesday evening and comfortably saw out a 15-point win.

That was the margin at the interval as well thanks to two first half goals for Sean Treacy’s. They lead 2-15 to 0-6.

Sean Treacy’s hit a third major in the second period with Reece Magee, Danny Magee and Michael Doran all raising a green flag.

St Malachy’s also rattled the net after the turnaround with Barry McNiece claiming their three-pointer.

Elsewhere in the Junior division, Cuchulainns II and Keady II finished all square on Tuesday night, 0-15 to 2-9.

Those results see Sean Treacy’s leapfrog Keady to take top spot while every team has now got a point on the board.

Senior Championship

Keady 2-20 Cuchulainns 1-24

Cuchulainns caused an upset on Tuesday evening when they travelled to Keady and left with two points.

John Toner’s side lost in their opening two games, to Craobh Rua and Middletown, but earned a hard-fought win over Keady.

Keady on the other side started the championship campaign brilliantly, defeating Derrynoose and Craobh Rua.

Two first half gaols helped the home side into a narrow one-point lead at the half time break. Keady ahead 2-10 to 1-12.

Ciaran Duffy had rattled the net for this away team during the opening period and they pushed on in the second half.

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Duffy finished the game with 1-4 to his name while Jordan Murtagh was the main scorer for Cuchulainns.

The ace attacker chalked up a personal haul of 0-11, with his accuracy from frees a key component to Cuchulainns victory.

Connor Devlin, Conleth Lavery, Lee Murtagh, Conor Cartmill, Paddy Heaney and John Donnelly also got their names on the scoresheet.

Keady remain top of the table as the only team to have two victories, while Middletown and Derrynoose have only played once each.