Junior Hurling v Tara Rocks

Well done to the junior hurlers who resumed winning ways tonight in Oylegate with at 0-14 to 0-06 win over Tara Rocks. We made a lively start with James Sweeney, Cathal Walsh and Niall Finn getting points before Tara Rocks responded with 2 points of their own. We missed a number of good goal chances during the remainder of the half and struggled to score until James Gahan popped up with our 4th point of the half. We conceded the last score to leave the half time score at 0-04 to 0-03.
We started the second half more accurately with scores from Shane Kehoe, James Gahan and a wonderful sideline cut from Sean McCabe. Still we wasted a number of goal chances but Matthew Dunne won a number of frees which he scored himself to leave a 7 point gap between the teams. Further scores from James Gahan and James Sweeney meant that we opened up a 9 point lead before Tara Rocks scored their 6th point with the last puck of the game. To concede only 6 points in a championship game is testament to the excellent defending on the day in particular from the more inexperienced pair of Lee McHale and James Breen. This win leaves us with 2 wins from 3 games with Horeswood and Bannow still to play.
Team: Morgan Gahan, Paddy Walsh, Ray O Brien, James Breen, Lee McHale, Paddy Breen, Robbie Donnelly, Shane Kehoe, Stephen Lacey, Adrian O Dowd, Matthew Dunne, Cathal Walsh, James Gahan, Niall Finn, James Sweeney. Subs: Colm McGannon for Adrian O Dowd, Sean McCabe for Niall Finn, Niall Finn for Cathal Walsh.
Scores: Matthew Dunne 0-05 (0-4 frees), James Gahan 0-03, James Gahan 0-02, Sean McCabe 0-01 line ball, Niall Finn 0-01 free, Shane Kehoe 0-01, Cathal Walsh 0-01.