Byrne Cup Rd. 1 vs Lisdowney

On a glorious summer evening in Lisdowney, St. Martin’s took on the homeside in the first round of the Byrne Cup.  Lisdowney were slow to get started and St. Martin’s took full advantage of this with Tom Breen scoring the first goal of the game followed by points from John Maher and Robert Shore.  Lisdowney scored a brace of points before scoring a goal of their own 20 minutes into the game.   After that, St. Martin’s upped the pace to keep their opponents at bay with points from Adrian Farrell, John Maher, Eoin McGrath and Shane Kinsella to cancel out points from Lisdowney.  The half time score stood at St. Martin’s 1-8, Lisdowney 1-5.

The second half continued as the first half began with goals from Tom Breen and Donal Shore within the first 2 minutes.  The visitors found it hard to hit the target but still kept ahead with points from Canice Maher, Brian Cadigan and John Maher, been accurate on free’s, plus a further two goals from Donal Shore as they went on to take the spoils on a scoreline of 5-13 to 2-11.

Team: Eugene Maher, Aidan Murphy, Paddy Nolan, Noel D’arcy, Brian Mulhall, James Dowling, Mick Morrissey, Canice Maher (0-3), Adrian Farrell (0-1), Paul Maher, Tom Breen (2-0), John Maher (0-5), Shane Kinsella (0-1), Eoin McGrath (0-1), Robert Shore (0-1).

Subs: Donal Shore (3-0)(used), Thomas Walsh (used), Luke Maher (used), Brian Cadigan (0-1) (used), Jack Dowling (used), Damien Tynan, Shane Dowling.

Team Management: Charlie Carter, Aidan Lawlor, Ronan Ruane,

Referee: Eugene Ryan

17th June 2014