Hurling games between Ourselves and the Shamrocks are always closely fought affairs, with both teams getting the better of close games over the last 6/7 years. Previous results in this group suggested that this game would be no different. We started brightly and went into a 7 points to 3 lead after twenty minutes thanks to scores from Diarmuid Fenlon, Brian O Loughlin, Laurence Murphy, Matthew Dunne and a couple of wonderful scores from Stephen Murphy. We let the shamrocks close the gap to one point before we got the last couple of scores to lead at half time by 0-10 to 0-07. The second half began with the lively Brandon O Connor getting his third point of the game for the Shamrocks. However some resolute defending kept further scores at bay. Up front Brian O Loughlin, Cathal Walsh and Stephen Murphy kept our score ticking over, before Peter Mernagh scored the last point of the game to leave the final score 0-16 to 0-13. That’s three wins from three games and we are now qualified for the quarter finals.
Team: Sean Murphy, Liam Gahan, Chris Daly, Graham O Reilly, Niall O Reilly, Tommy Breen, Mick Sweeney, Ian Hawkins, Laurence Murphy, Cathal Walsh, Stephen Murphy, Damien Fenlon, Diarmuid Fenlon, Brian O Loughlin, Matthew Dunne. Sub’s: Colm O Loughlin for Damien Fenlon, Peter Mernagh for Cathal Walsh.