First Points

St. Martins picked up their first points of the Senior League with a convincing win over Fenians of Johnstown. Played in Conahy Shamrocks newly devoleped grounds in Jenkinstown, Martins had to deal with a few early setbacks when reduced to fourteen men  and a bad injury to sterling defender James Dowling . After these setbacks the team played some good hurling with John Maher  punishing frees conceded   by the Fenians defence . The only goal of the game came before the break when Eoin McGrath  set up John Maher who finished well to give Martins a lead of 1-9 to 0-1.The weather conditions worsened in the second half with severe winds both sides finding it hard to convert chances ,  still management will be fairly happy with the team work and commitment shown by the lads on the night. Final score 1-16 to 0-3.

Team Colin Mc Grath, James Maher, Ronan Maher, Niall Moran, James Dowling, Patrick Nolan, Damien Maher (Capt),Thomas Breen, Paul Maher, John Mulhall 0-3, Eoin McGrath,Joseph Maher 0-2 Canice Maher, John Maher 1-11,Robert Shore.

Subs Mark Murphy, Shane Cadigan (used),Mick Morrissey (used),Ollie Walsh, Brendan Maher, Brian Mulhall (used), Podge Haughney(used) ,Brian Byrne, Noel Darcy, Brian Cadigan, Aidan Murphy, Eugene Maher, Kieran Kelly, Thomas Walsh.

Manager Sean o Neill Selectors Brendan Morrissey Jonny Brennan, John McGrath.

Skills Coach Niall Moloney

First Aid Dermot Lalor.

29 April 2012