Jarlath Mannion was the star for Cappataggle on Saturday evening as he struck 2-4 in his team’s first victory in Duggan Park.
Alan Dolan and Donal Mannion were also on the scoreboard as last year’s semi-finalists ran out 2-14 to 1-15 winners over Loughrea.
Loughrea were down to 14 men after Sean Sweeney was sent off but they did get a late Joe Mooney goal to create a grandstand finish but fell just two points short at the finish.
GALWAY GAA (Match Report) – Cappataggle 2-14 Loughrea 1-15 https://t.co/0WYnkiYdyL
— Galway Daily (@GalwayDaily) April 24, 2018
Portumna also got their campaign up and running after beating Gort 0-21 to 0-17 in Kenny Park on Saturday.
Joe Canning and Ronan O’Meara were their chief first half scorers as they edged 0-8 to 0-7 ahead at half-time but found themselves fall three behind during the second period.
Aiden Helebert was a key scorer for Gort as they went 0-15 to 0-12 ahead but the former All-Ireland champions had the kick to take the win.
— Gort GAA Club (@GortGAA) April 21, 2018
Sarsfields are top of Group 2 following their Sunday morning victory over Mullagh in Duggan Park.
Cathal Murray’s team were level 0-8 to 1-5 at half-time but pushed on after the restart to run out 0-15 to 1-7 winners.
Niall Morrissey was Sarsfields’ top scorer with six points while Joseph Cooney, Ian Fox and Noel Kelly also contributed two points each.
SHC Senior A Group 2 Results
Cappataggle 2-14 Loughrea 1-15
Portumna 0-21 Gort 0-17
Sarsfields 0-15 Mullagh 1-7
SHC Senior A Group 2 Fixtures (week ending August 12th or September 2nd)
Gort vs Sarsfields
Loughrea vs Portumna
Cappataggle vs Mullagh
SHC Senior A Group 2 Table
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