FOLLOWING A win in its first Kilkenny Senior Hurling League game, O’Loughlin Gaels has experienced a hiccup in its second match.
The St John’s Parish City club faced tough and skillful opponents in Mullinavat and was on the wrong end of a 1-19 to 2-13 result in a game in which supporters were happy that they brought their umbrellas.
Meanwhile, Ballyhale Shamrocks are still without a point after two games.
The club was beaten in its opening tie by Bennettsbridge despite scoring six goals and a schoolbag of points.
On Saturday, Shamrocks opponent was St Patrick’s Parish city club James Stephens, aka The Village and again Ballyhale, so used to being in the winners’ enclosure, remained without a point to show for its efforts.
James Stephens was impressive so much so that the Village People should have a spring in their step as the league progresses and the championship beckons.
The Village had won its first game, beating The Rower Inistioge, 1-20 to 0-15.
Whisper it, but there are those who are slipping into Paddy Power’s and putting their money where their mouths are.
Pics: Donal Foley