Our junior A hurlers drew with Drom-Broadford 1-18 to 0-21 in their second round championship game last Saturday in Ballingarry. We were slow to settle in the first half and despite points from Cathal O’Neill, Richard Murphy and Rian O’Byrne, Drom were getting the upper hand and led by 0-11 to 0-4 with 25 minutes on the clock. Drom then had a goal ruled out for a square ball before Richard Murphy connected with a ball in the square that ended up in the back of the net and a goal which was a much needed boost for us. A Cathal O’Neill point soon after left three points in it at the break: 0-11 to 1-5.
The intensity stepped up a gear in the second half as ourselves and Drom traded points in a highly entertaining contest. David Power and Cathal were sending over fine scores whilst James Conheady and Darach Skelly were winning frees in the forward line. James and Cormac Flanagan also managed to score points in rely to Drom. Coming into the closing stages a fine point from Damien Kearney and two Cathal scores gave us the lead but a late Drom free tied up the game and it finished a draw: 0-21 to 1-18.
Team: Ger Kennedy; Rory Hannan, Jack Dalton, Pádraig Byrnes; Cian Leahy, Páraic O’Neill, Tom Shanahan; Cormac Flanagan (0-1), Darach Skelly; James Conheady (0-1), Cathal O’Neill (0-7), David Power (0-5); Rian O’Byrne (0-2); Conor Kirby, Richard Murphy (1-1). Subs: Damien Kearney (0-1), Brendan Power, Mike McCormack, Sean Keyes, Tim Moloney, Tomás Connolly, Donnacha Connolly, Ciarán Kennedy, Micheál O’Neill, Fergal Egan, Sam Riordan, Fergal Carey, Eoin O’Callaghan, Edwin Wixted (inj), Evan Moloney (inj).
This leaves us in a decent position with 3 points from 2 games and in second place in the table. The next game is against Blackrock on the weekend of the 3/4 September with fixture details TBC.
Our intermediate footballers have a busy few weeks ahead with a crucial game against Glin this Saturday 13th August at 7.30pm in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale and the third round vs Na Piarsaigh the following Thursday 18th August at 6.45 in Mungret. The link for tickets for both games can be found on our Facebook page.
Our junior B hurlers lost out to Na Piarsaigh in the first round of the city championship last Wednesday night in Caherdavin on a 3-20 to 2-10 score line. Their next game is Tuesday 16th August v Claughaun in Claughaun at 7pm.
Our under 17s hurlers lost out to Caherline last Wednesday by 3-17 to 1-10, while our footballers also lost out to Ballybrown by 1-9 to 1-2. They are at home to Galbally on Wednesday 10th August at 7pm while they play Ahane on Friday 12th August also away at 7pm. The hurlers’ next game is against Blackrock on Wednesday 17th August at 7pm in South Liberties.
Our under 15 hurlers were unlucky to lose out to Drom-Broadford last Monday night by 2-12 to 1-10 on a highly competitive game. This was their last game of the season and a big thanks to all players and coaches for their dedication and commitment throughout the year. The footballers play Na Piarsaigh Monday 8th August at 7pm in Crecora and then play Claughaun away on Monday 22nd August at 7pm.
UNDER 13s:
Our under 13 hurlers’ next game takes place on Thursday 18th August against Belville Gaels at 7pm in Crecora.