Under 21 hurling

The under 21 hurlers beat bunclody tonight by 0-24 to 1-09. Playing with the wind in the first half we started well getting the first couple of scores but bunclody responded with a goal and a point to lead by 1-01 to 0-03. We traded points, with Peter Mernagh, Mark Walsh and Laurence Murphy all raising the white flag and despite some missed frees we got the last few scores of the half to lead by 0-12 to 1-06 at half time. Playing against the wind in the second half we knew we had to improve in order to win the game. We managed to outscore bunclody against the wind by 0-12 to 0-3 in the second half with a very good performance. Despite scoring 24 points we never really had a decent shot at goal, and maybe this was down to the indiscipline of the Bunclody backs who fouled before we had a chance to work the ball in for goals, but having said that some of the frees were soft enough. We are now into the district final which will be played sometime over the next two weeks.

Team: 1. Sean Murphy 2. Ray O Brien 3. Aidan Gahan 4. Sean McCabe 5. Dean Fenlon 6. Niall O Reilly 7. Paul Gahan 8. Mick Sweeney 9. Liam Gahan 10. Mark Walsh 11. Matthew Dunne 12. Laurence Murphy 13. Peter Mernagh 14. Bryan Dwyer 15. James Sweeney Subs: Padraig Flynn for Sean McCabe, James Gahan for Bryan Dwyer, Patrick Walsh for Laurence Murphy, Morgan Gahan for Ray O Brien, Tomas O Leary for Liam Gahan

Scores: Peter Mernagh 0-14 (0-10 frees), Laurence Murphy 0-02, Matthew Dunne 0-02, Dean Fenlon 0-01, Sean Murphy 0-01, James Gahan 0-01, James Sweeney 0-01, Mick Sweeney 0-01, Mark Walsh 0-01