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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