U12HL Rd3: Castleconnor 2 v Naomh Eoin 5

posted 24 Jun 2013, 23:35 by Unknown user
On Tuesday evening in sunny Corballa we hosted the Naomh Eoin hurling club. This was the first evening all year where the ground was hard and no fear of the sliotar getting lost in the mud.

We started very well and got the first score when Oisin Flynn broke through midfield and slotted the ball over the bar after good work from Colm Naughton. Fergal Boland and Ronan Wilson manning the central defensive positions were very strong at this time aided by Dylan Crane and Daniel Ruane. The visitors equalised when they scored despite keeper Liam Donnegan making a great attempt to save a one on one effort. Liam had a great game in goals for the team on the evening. We got our second score of the half when Matthew Blakeney, Dáire Barrins and the young lads of Cian Flynn and Thomas Langan combined to finish to the net. At this time we were in control of the game with Ruairí Gallagher striking well off both left and right. However we failed to add to the score and this proved costly.

For the first 10 minutes of the second half the scores remained the same but the pressure was building. Eventually the visitors scored a point from a free and this was quickly followed by a point from play. Yet again we rose to the challenge but in the last 5 minutes, 3 frees which were scored was the difference between the teams.

This was a good performance from the whole team who look forward to Glencar/Manorhamilton arriving on July 2

Team: Liam Donnegan, Daniel Ruane, Fergal Boland, Dylan Crane, Ronan Wilson, Ruairí Gallagher, Colm Naughton, Dáire Barrins, Oisín Flynn, Matthew Blakeney, Thomas Langan, Cian Flynn