All County Junior Hurling Rd. 1

St. Martin’s Junior team travelled to Clara to take on the home team in the first round of the All County Junior Hurling League this morning .   While they got off on the scoreboard early on with a Shane Kinsella free, it was Clara who raced into an early lead scoring 1-1 in the first 10 minutes.  The forwards did not have much luck finding the posts until mid way through the half when they started to cut into Clara’s deficit.  Points from Noel D’arcy, Luke Maher and Shane Kinsella left a goal between the sides (0-4 to Clara 1-4).  However, Clara bounced back with a goal when awarded a free in front of the goal.  Shane Kinsella and Luke Maher tagged a point each onto Martin’s tally before half time to leave the score St. Martin’s 0-6, Clara 2-5 at the break.  On the resumption, St. Martin’s worked to reduce the deficit with Shane Kinsella scoring once more and Jason Shore sending a free to the back of the net to leave a goal between the sides (1-7 to Clara 2-7).  However, with the lads struggling, Clara powered on scoring a further 2-5.  with Shane Kinsella and Noel D’arcy tagging on more scores and Jason Shore being in hard luck when his 21 yard free was saved, it was not to be our day with the final score St. Martin’s 1-10 to Clara 4-12.

Teams: Jason Shore (1-0), Richard Teehan, Aidan Murphy, Jack Dowling, Paddy Dowling, Mick Morrissey, Paddy Brennan, Luke Maher (0-2), Noel D’arcy (0-2), Shane Egan, Shane Kinsella (0-6), Thomas Walsh, Donal Shore, Adrian Farrell, Eugene Maher.

Subs: (all used) James Callinan, Shane Dowling, Tommy Quirke, Eoin Murphy, Damien Egan.

Selectors: Anthony Maher, John Buggy, Eoin Maher

Referee: Paul Hunston

23rd March 2014