Our Junior hurlers produced their best display of the championship in defeating Bannow/Ballymitty in St Patricks Park on Friday evening last to keep their hopes of a quarter final place alive. Defeat would have ended their championship hopes and a relegation battle was on the horizon. We showed great spirit all over the field and with led at half time by 1-5 to 0-4 with John O Loughlin getting a superb goal and Ed Rowesome and Mark Gahan accounting for the points. Bannow scored a goal at the start of the second half but our men scored the next 6 points to pull away and were never likely to be caught and were not flattered by their 5 point winning margin. A win in the final group game against Davidstown should ensure a place in the last 8. Morgan Gahan was very sound in goal, while in a strong defence, Denis Walsh and Dean Fenlon and team captain Sean Doran excelled, Larry Murphy and Foster Lacey bossed midfield with great help from James Sweeney who caused endless problems for Bannow in a third midfielder role. Up front John O Loughlin and in particular Mark Gahan tormented Bannow throughout. Team, Morgan Gahan, Sean Doran, Daire Turner, Declan Kelly, Denis Walsh, Dean Fenlon, Sean McCabe, Larry Murphy, Foster Lacey, Ed Rowesome(0-8 frees), David Breen, Patrick Walsh, Mark Gahan(0-3), John O Loughlin(1-1), James Sweeney. Subs; James Donohoe for P Walsh, Shane Gahan for J Sweeney, Niall Finn for J O Loughlin.