After the disappointment of losing out in the football final earlier in the week our under 14 hurlers put in a great performance to over come Duffry Rovers by 3-11 to 2-2 on Sunday morning in St Patrick’s Park. We got off to a fantastic start thanks to two brilliant scores from Patrick Redmond, either side of a point from Eoin Gahan. Such was our fast start that we had scored 4 points in the first 4 minutes. A quick goal and a point from Darren Kelly, helped greatly by some great defending from Fionn Walsh and Alan O Neill, put us into a 1-06 to 0-01 lead after 12 minutes. The Duffry scored a goal before half time to give them some hope of a comeback but Jim Gahan blasted home our second goal from close range to leave the half time score 2-07 to 1-01 in our favour. The second half started well for the duffry rovers with their second goal, but Darren Kelly scrambled home his second goal to leave 9 points between the sides again. Our remaining scores were 4 pointed frees, while at the other end we managed to reduce the Duffry to just one point for the remainder of the game. James DeLacy and Joe Ivory both helping to stop any dangerous goal chances from materialising. Also a word for Ruari Lacey who unfortunately missed the game due to illness and Johnny O Brien through injury. We wish Fionn Walsh the best in his recovery from a hand injury he sustained towards the end of the game.
Joe Ivory, Alan O Neill, James DeLacy
Dylan Brady, Fionn Walsh, TJ Breen
Eoin Dolan, Patrick Redmond
Jason Breen, Eoin Gahan, James Donnelly
Ian Rigley, Darren Kelly, Jim Gahan.
Sub’s: Fionn O Leary, Joe Donnelly, Ryan Collier, Sean Hayes, Killian Murphy, Johnny O Brien, Ruari Lacey
Scores: Darren Kelly 2-07 (5 frees), Jim Gahan 1-00, Patrick Redmond 0-02, Eoin Gahan 0-02.