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U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 1 Naomh Moling v Ballinkillen

posted 13 Apr 2015, 16:24 by Ballinkillen Gaa   [ updated 7 May 2015, 06:14 ]
Mon 13-04-15

U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 1

Naomh Moling  02-05  Ballinkillen 02-10

This was a competitive and sporting game played on a chilly evening in St. Mullins. Ballinkillen went into an early lead with 2 well-worked points from Patrick Kavanagh and one from Eoin Whelan in the first 5 minutes. Cathal Connolly responded for the home side with a pointed free on 11 minutes. That was matched by Eoin Whelan´s pointed free from long range shortly afterwards. Ballinkillen´s Louis Brennan scored 2 points from play before the break after Paudie O´Shea pointed for St. Mullins.

The first 10 minutes of the second half saw 2 goals for Eoin Whelan, the second resulting from good link up play by the visitors. After that Eoin Whelan and Cathal Connolly traded pointed frees. Ballinkillen managed 3 more points, one from Patrck Kavanagh and 2 from Conor Tracey (´45). The game ended with a rampant St. Mullins scoring 2-2 in the closing 5 minutes, the goals coming from John Doyle (free) and Paudie O´Shea, the points from Conor Kehoe and John Doyle again (´45).

The stand-out defenders were full-back John Doyle for the home side and Ballinkillen´s centre-back Niall Hickey.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey (0-2, 0-1´45), Thomas O´Donoghue, Colin Byrne, Aaron Lennon-Corcoran, Jack Ryan, Niall Hickey, James Cummins, Jack McLoughlin, Louis Brennan (0-2), Richard Byrne, Pat Hickey, Patrick Kavanagh (0-3), Kevin Sheppard, Eoin Whelan (2-3, 0-2F), Donnacha Murphy, Eamonn Normanly, Cian Delaney, Donal Quirke, Eric English, Kevin Kavanagh

Naomh Moling: Cathal Connolly (0-2F), John Doyle (1-1, 1-0F, 0-1´45), Lauren Brennan, Sean Connolly, James Doyle, Bryan Hennessey, Jake Kelly, Eamonn O Shea, Donal Redmond, Kevin Cullen, Fergal Doyle, Conor Kehoe (0-1), Donal Murphy, Paudie O Shea (0-1).