Provincial club hurling round-up as Wexford champions record 61-point win

November 20, 2021

Mismatch at St Patrick's Park in Enniscorthy.

Wexford intermediate 'A' champions Tara Rocks recorded one of the biggest ever wins in the provincial club hurling championship at Enniscorthy today.

Managed by 1996 All-Ireland winner and Mayor of Wexford Garry Laffan, the Rocks ran out winners on an incredible scoreline of 10-35 to 0-4 against Wicklow intermediate title holders Arklow Rock Parnell in their Leinster club JHC opening round clash. A whopping 61 points separated the two Rocks at the full-time whistle as Laffan's charges advance to a quarter-final meeting with Clanna Gael Fontenoy of Dublin in seven days' time.

St Oliver Plunkett's of Westmeath have also made it through to the quarter-final stage where they will face Kilkenny's Mooncoin after a hard-earned 2-15 to 1-16 win over St Fechin's (Louth) at Dowdallshill. Laois' Trumera defeated Longford Slashers 1-16 to 0-11 last weekend to book their last-eight ticket.

In the Leinster club IHC first round, Wicklow kingpins Bray Emmets beat Naomh Brid of Carlow by 0-18 to 0-8 at Aughrim, while Ballinakill (Laois) did just enough to see off Westmeath counterparts Cullion at TEG Cusack Park, 3-12 to 3-11.

Meanwhile, in the Connacht club JHC semi-final, back-to-back Sligo champions Easkey created history when they won their first ever provincial hurling championship match after overcoming Leitrim's Cluainin Iomaint at Ballinamore, 2-15 to 1-15. The Sea Blues will face Salthill-Knocknacarra in the decider on December 4.

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