Clonguish book Leinster Hurling Quarter-Final Spot

Clonguish Gaels marched into the quarter-finals of the Longford junior hurling championship when they beat Wicklow’s Barndarrig 5-11 to 2-6 at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Joe O’Brien scored four first half goals with Stephen Gregg landing the opening goal in the ninth minute as Clonguish held a 5-4 to 2-3 lead at the break.

The Wicklow side found it hard to contain the Longford champions, only managing three second half scores to Clonguish’s seven.

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Clonguish now play Mountmellick of Laois in the quarter-final on Saturday November second.

Meath’s Clann na nGael defeated Kildare intermediate finalists Maynooth on a 4-17 to 1-10 score-line to set up a quarter-final meeting with Westmeath side Cullion in two weeks’ time.

Carlow’s Naomh Brid were too strong for Louth’s Naomh Moninne at McGrath Park in Bagenalstown where it finished 3-14 to 1-11,

In the other round 1 clash, Clara (Offaly) were forced to concede a walkover to Dublin champions Fingallians who will face Kilkenny opposition in the quarter-final.