Tommy Larkins shock St Thomas

The big shock last weekend in the county hurling championship was 8/1 outsiders Tommy Larkins beating 2013 All-Ireland champions St Thomas by 2-15 to 0-19.

St Thomas are missing a few players from the side that won the county championship in 2012 - Richie Murray (retired), Bernard Burke (abroad) and James Regan and Sean Skehill (both injured), but they were still expected to have too much strength in depth for Tommy Larkins.

Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry also created a shock when they had a good win over Turloughmore, advancing by 2-15 to 0-15.

The replay of the Sarsfields and Carnmore game has been fixed for Kenny Park on Saturday (5pm) and that will be followed by Kinvara and Beagh at 6.30pm. The draw for the second round ties are due to take place after those games.

Senior Hurling Championship results: Ardrahan 2-10 Pearses 0-9; Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry 2-15 Turloughmore 0-15; Athenry 2-20 Liam Mellows 0-15; Beagh 2-18 Craughwell 1-13; Sarsfields 0-13 Carnmore 1-10; Mullagh 1-18 Clarinbridge 0-19; Loughrea 1-15 Gort 0-12; Tommy Larkins 2-15 St Thomas’ 0-19; Killimordaly 1-15 Kiltormer 0-14; Loughrea 1-15 Gort 0-12; Portumna 1-29 Castlegar 1-19.


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