Glen Emmets' James Butler. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Leinster Junior Football Championship
Conahy Shamrocks 1-4 Glen Emmets 3-12
Glen Emmets progressed in the Leinster Junior Football Championship with a comfortable victory over Conahy Shamrocks in Kilkenny on this afternoon.
Despite conceding an early goal, Kevin Barry's men were dominant with first-half goals from Damien Grimes and Keelan O'Neill helping the Tullyallen side to a 2-4 to 1-3 half-time buffer.
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And Emmets continued their strong display into the second-half where James Butler kicked four-points, as they held the hosts to just a single point.
Mark Garvey also found the net as Emmets ramped up their superiority before captain Ronan Grufferty, adding to his two opening-half points, registered a brace.
Corner-back Keith Boylan also got in on the scoring act, while Butler concluded the scoring with his fourth of the afternoon from a '45.
Glen Emmets: Fergus Barnett; Keith Boylan (0-1), Niall Hackett, Evan English; Ronan Carr, Stephen Healy, Andrew Mooney (0-1); Ronan Grufferty (0-4, one free), Mark Garvey (1-0); Damien Grimes (1-1), James Butler (0-4, one free and one '45, David Bracken; Ian Cusack (0-1), Seán Byrne, Keelan O'Neill (1-0)
Subs: Joe Farrelly, Ben Hilliard, Jamie Farnan, Derrick Johnson, Alan McGrane, Robert Byrne