The junior a team drew with Oulart in the county final by 1-07 to 0-10. WE started the match well with Laurence murphy scoring inside the first two minutes but we only managed to add one more point in the first half which was a pointed free by Ed Rowsome. WE wasted a fair bit of possession and should have scored more in the first half. Our backs had the upper hand over the oulart forwards for most of the match. THe half time score was
0-02 to 0-05 in favour of Oulart, but this was when we were playing against a slight wind. WE were on top for most of the second half but again found it difficult to get the scores. A great point from James Gahan set us on our way in the second half and we drew level with two minutes to go. We missed two clear chances to take the lead, and the referee blew the game up a draw. It is unclear when the replay will be.
Team: Morgan Gahan, Sean Doran, Daire turner, Mick Nolan, Denis Walsh, Chris Daly, Mick Sweeney, Damien Fenlon, Laurence Muprhy, Ed Rowsome, Bryan Dwyer, Patrick Walsh, John Ivory, John O Loughlin, James Gahan. Sub : Adrian O Dowd for John O Loughlin
Scores: Ed Rowsome 0-04 frees, Bryan Dwyer 1-00, Laurence Murphy 0-02, James Gahan 0-01.
The junior ‘b’ team lost to Ballyhogue in the district final straight after the junior a. Our lads have put in a very good effort this year and our third team reached its first ever district final. Playing against Ballyhogues first team, and losing Adrian O Dowd to the second team and Miheal Somers to a hand injury meant that this was always going to be a hard one to win but the lads did themselves proud, and will surely be amongst the distrcit favourites next year.
team: Larry Carty, Anthony Dempsey, Declan Kelly, Martin Sweeney, Padraig Stafford, Barry Millar, Michael Stafford, Diarmaid Breen, James O Loughlin, Morgan Rowsome, Michael Ivory, Peadar Leacy, Ciaran Fenlon, Paul Farrington, Tomas O Leary. Subs: John Murphy, Adrian O Loughlin, Maurice McGrath, William Murphy, Conor Doyle, Micheal Somers (injured)