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Depleted Kenyons still too good for Swans

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:59pm
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Depleted Kenyons still too good for Swans

Eanna Murphy in action for Templederry Kenyons against Carrick Swan. Photo by Eamonn McGee

Depleted Kenyons still too good for Swans

Eanna Murphy in action for Templederry Kenyons against Carrick Swan. Photo by Eamonn McGee

Templederry Kenyons 1-19

Carrick Swans 1-14

 

By Michael Dundon in Holycross

 

A goal by Sean Ryan at the start of the last quarter sent Templederry Kenyons on their way to a deserved victory over Carrick Swans in the O Riain Cup on Sunday.

In a group which also features Lorrha and Thurles Sarsfields, winning your first round game is vital and this five points success over opposition that were in the Dan Breen Cup last year, will do much to boost Kenyons’ confidence facing into those other games.

Templederry would be among most people’s fancies to feature in the closing stages of this competition and even though they were without suspended Gearoid Ryan and injured Tadhg McLoughlin they still had enough in reserve to clear what was always going to be a difficult hurdle.

Swans are doughty fighters and showed their appetitive for the exchanges in an edgy first half at the end of which Templederry led 0-9 to 0-8 but the fact that the North boys had played with the fresh breeze suggested that Swans could drive on after the break.

 

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