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Feile na nGael 2013 Hurling Finals Div C Rnd 1: Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-0 v Ballinkillen 5-12

posted 9 Jul 2013, 03:44 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 9 Jul 2013, 03:56 ]
5th July 2013
Venue: Pallaskenry GAA Grounds, Limerick

This was Ballinkillen HC's first Feile game since 2007. Getting this far was a major achievement for the club and a credit to our U-14 panel and their parents, the U-14 mentors, the organising committee and our Feile sponsors. A special thanks to our host club Kildimo-Pallaskenry for their hospitality and generosity and for all the unseen work that went into making our stay in Limerick special for everyone involved.


The game was played on a very warm and sunny afternoon in Pallaskenry. The first 4 scores came from two of the three Whelan brother's on the Ballinkillen squad - frees from Ciaran on 6, 8 and 9 minutes and a goal from Niall on 7 minutes. Matty O'leary scored a point from play for the visitors on 13 minutes. This was followed by three goals in succession, one from Liam McGuill and two from Shane Nolan. Matty O'Leary also put the sliotar in the back of the net with a very skillful deflection, but was adjudged to have been inside the small rectangle at the time. Cillian Redmond scored a point from play in added time and Liam McGuill finished the half with another goal, leaving the half-time score as 0-0 to 5-5 for the Carlow side.



It was difficult for Kildimo-Pallaskenry to come back from this half-time score, but they put in a strong display and held Ballinkillen to 4 points from play in the second half. Cillian Redmond taking his second point after one minute and Barry Hickey scoring his first two minutes later. Ciaran Whelan scored 3 more points, 2 from frees and both Cillian Redmond (free) and Barry Hickey added points to their tally. The game ended with a score of Kildimo-Pallaskenry 0-0 Ballinkillen 5-12.

For Ballinkillen, every player on the field contributed and played their part. This was truly a team display and no one could have asked for more honesty or commitment. The full back line of Conor Geoghegan, Ciaran Dowling and Jack Foley and our culbaire, Conor Tracey can be particularly proud of their clean sheet in this game. Pauric Hynes had another very strong performance at centre back and Shane Nolan, Liam McGuill and Cillian Redmond also stood out. 

Kildimo-Pallaskenry: 1. James Mason, 2. Jack Mullane, 3. Liam Griffen, 4. Mikey Hayes, 5. Luke O'Keefe, 6. Darragh O'Brien, 7. Liam O'Sullivan, 8. Cathal Downes, 9. Dara Mills, 10. Naoise McGarrigle, 11. Caolan Rushe, 12. Kevin Walsh, 13. Daniel Pearse, 14. Shaun Barry, 15. Padraig Hartigan, 17. Matthew Lucey, 18. Jai Chaudis, 19. Adam Butler, 20. Ross Cusack, 21. Eamon Whelan, 22. Niall Wallace, 23. James Pomeroy, 24. Ciaran Downes, 25. Jamie Hickey

Ballinkillen: 1. Conor Tracey, 2. Conor Geoghegan, 3. Sean Cummins, 4. Jack Foley, 5. Ciaran Dowling, 6. Padraig Hynes, 7. Eoin Kavanagh, 8. Ciaran Whelan (0-6, 5f), 9. Cillian Redmond (0-3, 1f), 10. Cormac Lomax, 11. Niall Whelan (1-0), 12. Barry Hickey (0-2), 13. Shane Nolan (2-0), 14. Liam McGuill (2-0), 15.Matty O'Leary (0-1), 16. Jack Treacy, 17. Gary Tobin 19. Tommy Sheppard, 20. Niall Hickey, 21. Eoin Whelan, 22. Patrick Kavanagh, 23. James Cummins, 24. Jack McLoughlin