De La Salle 1-18 Ballyduff Upper 1-13

Reigning champions De La Salle were made fight hard to secure an opening round victory in the first round of the SHC against Ballyduff Upper at Fraher Field on Saturday evening last.

For long periods of this game it looked as if the side from the far west were going to pull off a sensational victory. But a late Jake Dillon goal helped turn the tide in the champions’ way and kill off any hopes that Ballyduff harboured of a shock victory.