League champions, Kilkenny CBS needed to perform if they were to save their season, and they did when beating Borris vocational school in this Leinster post primary schools senior hurling championship, Round 2 game at Fenagh today.
The CBS, who were beaten in their first championship outing, let rip from the start when backed by the wind. Two early points from frees by top marksman, Jake O'Dwyer were followed by a third minute goal from Niall Higgins, who got to the end of a cross from the right by Liam Moore.
Borris were under serious pressure, and the winners maintained it. A second goal followed in the fifth minute when O'Dwyer applied an expert finish after Oisin Morrissey beat his man to create the opening.
With O'Dwyer shooting points from all areas, Borris conceded 2-10 before they opened their account with a minor from free taker, Paddy Heffernan in the 24th minute.
At half-time the winners led by 2-14 to 0-2. O'Dwyer had helped himself to 1-9.
Borris opened the new half in defiant mood, and they maintained the tempo throughout. With free taker, Paddy Heffernan their main source of scores they kept the 'board ticking over, but they never threatened the opposition.
Victory earned the CBS a place in the quarter-finals.
SCORERS: Kilkenny CBS - Jake O'Dwyer (1-12); Niall Higgins (1-2); Oisin Morrissey (0-2); Zac Bay Hammond, Jamie Ryan, Odhran Lawlor (0-1 each). Borris VS - Paddy Heffernan (0-6); Sheamus Harnan, Oisin Ryan (0-1 each).
Referee - Brochan O'Reilly (Laois).
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