Shanballymore 0-11 Glanworth 0-9.
After the joys of the previous Friday night and a weekend of celebrations it was back down to business when we travelled to Glanworth for our last game in this year’s hurling league.
Both teams went into the contest short a number of regulars due to injuries but thankfully we were able to come out on top after a tough game that saw it in the balance right to the end. The first half was a low scoring battle with both teams guilty of some wides and at half time we held a slender one point lead 0-4 to 0-3 with our scores coming from Brian O’Reilly (0-2), Sean lynch (0-1) and Jamie Sheedy (0-1f).
The second half saw much of the same with some good points scored by both teams, Brian O’Reilly had our first point from play but Glanworth answered with one of their own before Haulie Burke got a great point from distance to give us a two point cushion going into the last 15 minutes.
Glanworth had two quick points to draw level before Jamie had two from frees but again they answered with a good point from play to keep in touch going into the last few minutes. Some great defending by Eoin McHugh, Richard Burke and Anthony Dennehy stopped Glanworth getting in for a goal on a few occasions.
Brian O’Reilly popped up on the wing to score a great point to see us lead 0-9 to 0-7, credit to Glanworth they fought back with two good points to draw level with only a few minutes remaining but then Paul Burke stepped up and scored two outstanding points from distance to give us a slender lead with time almost up.
Our back line and keeper Declan Fitzgibbon who were in great form all day had to withstand some more pressure in the last two minutes but they held out and we held out for a narrow hard fought win.
Team: Declan Fitzgibbon, Richard Burke, Eoin McHugh, Anthony Dennehy, Eoin O’Regan, Sean Lynch(0-1), Padraig Fitzgerald, Hallie Burke(0-1), Kenneth Barry, Brian Sheedy, Brian O’Reilly(0-4), Jamie Sheedy(0-3), Paul Burke(0-2), Niall Barry, Colman O’Reilly, Subs: Mick O’Donovan for Niall Barry 40, James Hayes for Padraig Fitzgerald 45.