Our intermediate hurlers began their league campaign with a comprehensive 11 point win on Saturday last in Monageer. Scoring was slow for the first quarter but the home side finish the half strongly to lead by 1-9 to 0-5 at half time, with Bertie Gahan scoring the goal. The second half was all one way traffic as Monageer/Boolavogue pulled clear with further goals from Podge Flynn, Peter Mernagh and Larry Murphy in what was a decent display all round. Best on the day were Mick Sweeney and the excellent Chris Daly in defence, Larry Murphy in midfield and up front Peter Mernagh and Bertie Gahan and Niall O Loughlin were impressive. Team; Sean Murphy, Liam Gahan(Monageer), Stephen Murphy, Sean McCabe, Dean Fenlon, Chris Daly, Mick Sweeney, Damien Fenlon(0-1), Larry Murphy(1-1), Podge Flynn(1-0), Niall O Loughlin(0-6,4 frees), Colm O Loughlin, James Gahan(0-1), Bertie Gahan(1-2), Peter Mernagh(1-4) Subs; Liam Gahan(Boolavogue) for L Gahan, Mark Gahan for C O Loughlin, Matty Dunne(0-1) for Damien Fenlon, David Breen for J Gahan, Ray O Brien for S McCabe.