Kilmainhamwood finished stronger and ran out five point winners in this Junior D match in Carnaross on Sunday.
Ballinlough played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and had plenty of possession, but some wayward shooting prevented them building up a significant lead. Danny Mc Cartan was their main attacking threat in the first half and they led 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time.
Kilmainhamwood started the second half well and went ahead 1-6 to 0-5 at the three quarter stage but a goal from Declan Mc Namee dragged Ballinlough back into contention, but the wind was a major factor and it was Kilmainhamwood who got the last four scores as they ran out comfortable winners.
Matthew Brady, James O' Higgins, Danny Mc Cartan and Joe Farrelly put in good performances for an understrength Ballinlough.
Ballinlough; M. Brady, D. Farrelly, E. Smith, J. Farrelly, M. Mc Grane, J. O' Higgins, D. Lynch, K. Mallen (0-1), B. Smith, A. Hyland, C. Gaughran, N. Farrelly (0-1), D. Mc Namee (1-0), R. Lydon, D Mc Cartan (0-3).