Friday night saw the weekends hurling action begin with a must win game against Horeswood. We started the game brightly thanks to some good play by Bertie Gahan and Dean Fenlon in particular with the latter getting a great goal from a well worked move. At half time there was only a point between the sides but Horeswood made much the brighter start to the second half and pulled clear, at one stage into a 13 point lead, but in typical fashion our lads fought right until the end and managed to force two late goals with the second coming from Sean McCabe to leave the final score 5-13 to 4-08 to Horeswood. This result leaves our lads 5th in the group and are finished for the year.
Team: Morgan Gahan, Paddy Walsh, Ray O Brien, Lee McHale, Robbie Donnelly, Paddy Breen, Stephen Lacey, Sean McCabe, Ciaran Rochford, Bertie Gahan, Shane Kehoe, Dean Fenlon, James Sweeney, Niall Finn, Adrian O Dowd. Sub’s: Daire Walsh, Adrian O Loughlin, Tomas O Leary and Morgan Rowsome.
The intermediate team faced blackwater knowing that a win would guarantee finishing top spot in the group regardless of the result of the last game in two weeks time. We started with scores from Padraig Flynn and Laurence Murphy before Blackwater rallied to go 4-2 ahead. Brian O Loughlin and Diarmuid Fenlon leveled the scores again before a well caught ball and a strong shot to goal from Blackwater’s Dean Wright put them 1-04 to 0-04 ahead. We traded points from Cathal Walsh, Damien Fenlon and others, until we managed to pull clear to lead at half time by 0-11 to 1-06. However the highlight of the first half was the gymnastic display given by Liam Gahan who was on the sideline through injury. The crowd were treated to a display of stretches and lunges before the routine finished off with Liam delighting the crowd by squat jumping over the boundary fence of the pitch. Not bad for a man with an injured hamstring.
As was the case in the first half our first score of the second half came from Padraig Flynn but we then conceded another goal to leave the score at 2-06 to 0-12. Blackwater looked dangerous at this stage but further points frpm the ever accurate Diarmuid Fenlon, Padraig Flynn, Matthew Dunne and a super long range effort from Stephen Murphy helped to steady the ship. A nervous moment towards the end resulted in a blackwater shot whistling just wide to leave the final score 0-19 to 2-11 in our favour.
Team: Morgan Gahan, Graham O Reilly, Chris Daly, Mick Sweeney, Ian Hawkins, Tommy Breen, Niall O’Reilly, Damien Fenlon, Laurence Murphy, Cathal Walsh, Stephen Murphy, Padraig Flynn, Diarmuid Fenlon, Brian O Loughlin, Matthew Dunne. Sub’s: Colm O Loughlin, Peter Mernagh, Mark Gahan.