Another busy weekend on the playing front, with our under 10 and under 8 hurling teams taking the field.
On Saturday morning our under 8 hurlers were in Ballyhea to compete in the RebelOg MonsterBlitz. In the first game we played Churchtown. This was a really enjoyable game with all players really playing well. In the second game we played Mallow and third and final match we played Charleville. All these games were played to the highest of standard at this age level. The kids put on a great show for all the parents and supports at the game.
Panel of players: Luke Twomey, Caoimhe Looney, Will Ladd Finn, Niall Murray, Indya Swarc, Rory Murray, Eoin Sheedy, Jamie Burke, Sean Barry , Cian Sheedy, Abbie McDonnel, Ronan McGrellis, Daniel Sheedy, Luke Burke and Ciaran Dennehy.
On Friday night our close neighbours Kildorrery made the short journey down to us to take part in the under 10 hurling league. Kildorrery started the brighter with some great individual and team play that had us at 6’s and 7’s for most of the first half period. The short whistle came at just the right time for our players. The management team reassured our players that they are well able to play hurling and have showed how good they can be by reminding them of all the training they have done and the previous matches they have played. With these words of wisdom on board and a few positional changes our players came out in the second half like a new team. The most notable change was Gavin Barrett moving to the forward line where within two minutes of the restart he had his first of four second half goals. Nathan moved into goals and pulled of some brilliant saves and found a Shanballymore player with every puck out. Daniel and Rory provided great cover for Nathan in goals. Outside of them Aine Burke, showed some great passion with some great hooking and blocking, beside her Peter really thundered into the game reading the breaking ball and setting up many counter attacks. In midfield Cian and Lorcan worked tirelessly all game.
Mid way through the second half we again hit a purple patch on the score board with Gavin(2) and Peter scoring goals. Peter goal coming from a well taken sideline by Jack Twomey to find Peter. Two minutes later Peter returned the favour by finding Jack who had his bullet of a shot saved on the line. Credit to Kildorrery who never gave up and had their own purple patch on the score board scoring a goal and two fine points from the mid field pairing. This had Kildorrery ahead by the minimum of margins, with only minutes left on the watch. Good work by Morgan found Luke Twomey who calmly and composed found the bottom corner of the net with a first time pull on the ground. With time almost up and only one play remaining, Kildorrery with the resulting puck out went up the filed to score their own goal to leave them up a point. It was credit to both sets of players to put on such a fine display of skill and hard work. Some of the striking, hooking, blocking and point taking was a credit to watch. With both set of supports left biting their finger nails right up to the final whistle. Thanks for Kildorrery for making the spin down and contributing to a fine game that will know doubt bring on these players skills.
Panel of players: Peter O Keeffe,Daniel McGuickin, Rory Dempsey, Aine Burke, Cian Looney, Lorcan Murray, Morgan McGrellis, Jack & Luke Twomey, Nathan Murray and Gavin Barrett.