Our intermediate hurlers defeated Rathnure in the ACL division 3 game played in Monageer today. First half goals from Bertie Gahan and David Breen, and points from young guns James Gahan, Bryan Dwyer and Larry Murphy set us on our way to a deserved 2-5 to 2-4 half time lead. This game was effectively decided in the first ten minutes of the second half. A brilliant cross field pass from Bertie Gahan found Larry Murphy racing through and he slipped a perfect pass to Bryan Dwyer who shot to the net . Dwyer followed with a great point and excellent points from Bertie Gahan and sub Podge Flynn finished the game as a contest against a game Rathnure side. Best on the day were Steven Murphy and Dean fenlon in defence, Shane Kehoe and Larry Murphy were on top in midfield while up front Bryan Dwyer, Bertie Gahan and Brian O’Loughlin at centre foward excelled. Team; Sean Murphy, Ray O’ Brien, Steven Murphy, Chris Daly, Niall O Reilly(0-2 frees) Dean Fenlon, Mick Sweeney, Larry Murphy(0-1), Shane Kehoe, Matty Dunne, Brian O’Loughlin(0-1), Bryan Dwyer(1-2), James Gahan(0-1), David Breen(1-0), Bertie Gahan(1-5 0-3 frees). Subs; Niall finn for S Murphy, Sean McCabe for R O’Brien Podge Flynn(0-1) for M Dunne.