The intermediate hurlers lost out in the county final by 5 points on Saturday to remain in Intermediate ‘a’ hurling for 2014. After making a decent start with a well worked goal finished by Bertie Gahan, along with points from Gahan, Peter Mernagh and Niall O Loughlin we went in at half time 1-03 to 0-07 behind despite playing against a strong wind. Strong in defence in particular were Graham O Reilly and Paddy Breen, with Bob Jacob excelling for the Shamrocks.
There was a confident mood at half time when we considered the wind that was behind us in the second half, but we never hurled well enough in the second period to make the necessary come back. We had some late chances with two shots saved onto the crossbar and another effort by Niall O Loughlin which went just over the bar, but although we had those chances our second half performance didn’t really strike of a team deserving to win the final with the final score being Shamrocks 0-15 to Monageer Boolavogue 1-07. All roads lead to next year now with 2013 definately being a step in the right direction and a good foundation on which to build on.
Sean Murphy, Liam Gahan, Stephen Murphy, Graham O Reilly, Niall O Reilly, Paddy Breen, Mick Sweeney, Damien Fenlon, Mark Walsh, Colm O Loughlin, Matthew Dunne, Shane Kehoe, Peter Mernagh, Niall O Loughlin, Bertie Gahan. Subs: Padraig Flynn for Mark Walsh, Conall Nolan for Damien Fenlon, James Gahan for Bertie Gahan, Paul Gahan for Mick Sweeney, Tommy Breen for Colm O Loughlin
Scores: Bertie Gahan 1-02, Peter Mernagh 0-02, Niall O Loughlin 0-02, Sean Murphy 0-01