Our intermediate and Junior ‘a’ hurling teams were both in action over the weekend.
The intermediates were playing Bunclody on Sunday. We started the game well with two early points but conceded an unlucky goal which was followed by a couple of quick points. We then traded points until half time, when the score was 1-07 to 0-07 to bunclody. The main damage was done early on in the second half when bunclody raced into a 1-13 to 0-09 point lead thanks to some nice point taking and some poor play from our lads. The game looked over when bunclody scored their second goal which was a rebound from a free which hit the post. 2-13 to 0-09. However in fashion similar to last years county final our lads responded well and never gave up. Two goals from substitute Cathal Walsh and a nice point left only three points between the teams with a couple of minutes to play. 2-13 to 2-10. Unfortunately we couldn’t complete the comeback, despite creating some goal scoring chances. In the very last minute we conceded a third goal to give bunclody a 6 point win…. 3-13 to 2-10. We play Oilgate next week which will be a difficult game but hopefully our lads can learn from the errors made at the weekend and come out on top in round 2. The team was: Sean Murphy, Niall O reilly, Chris Daly, Liam Gahan, Graham o Reilly, Tommy Breen, Dean Fenlon, Damien Fenlon, Laurence Murphy, Bertie Gahan, Niall O Loughlin, Brian O Loughlin, Mark Gahan, Stephen Murphy, Padraig Flynn. Subs: Shane Kehoe for Damien Fenlon, Cathal Walsh for Bertie Gahan.
The juniors played Glynn Barntown on Monday afternoon in Monageer. There was a slow start to the game with Glynn getting the upper hand thanks to a well taken goal, but we responded well with goals from James Gahan and Peter Mernagh to leave the half time score 2-03 to 1-03 in favour of Monageer. The second half started very well with a score almost immediately. We then shared points with Glynn right until the end of the game, showing great fight and determination. The Juniors play Rathnure on Friday night in Rathnure and a win here should see us a long way towards making the quarter finals. The team was; Morgan Gahan, Patrick Walsh, Liam Gahan, Ray O Brien, Sean McCabe, Paddy Breen, Paul Gahan, Mick Sweeney, Ian Hawkins, Stephen Lacey, Matthew Dunne, Sean Roche, Peter Mernagh, Adrian O Dowd, James Gahan. Subs: Declan Kelly for James Gahan.