Goals win games

Goals win games as St. Martin’s made sure to come away with a win in the Junior hurling Championship against Tullaroan this evening.  The men from St. Martin’s settled into the game scoring 1-2 with a lovely goal when Paul Maher gave a great pass to Shane Kinsella who duly finished it to the net.  However, that was to be the last score for a while as Tullaroan started to hurl and got the deficit down to a point with their full forward line of Peter Walsh, Michael Brennan and Shane Walsh all scoring.  But then in the 27th minute, a second goal was on the cards for St. Martin’s as a high ball was lobbed into the square by Shane Kinsella, and it was Paul Maher who finished it to the net.  Tom Morrissey slotted over the final score of the half to leave the half time score St. Martin’s 2-5, Tullaroan 0-7.  In the second half, St. Martin’s increased their lead with fine points from James Kelly, Shane Kinsella, Donal Shore and Paul Maher whilst Tullaroan tried hard to reduce the deficit with points from Edmund Campion, Josh Moore and Richard Butler.  Donal Shore made sure that Tullaroan didn’t get too close as he  finished a bullet of a shot to the net  and Luke Maher added 2 points to put 11 between the sides.  Tullaroan staged somewhat of a late rally when a Richard Butler free dropped into the back of the net.  In the final minute of the game, the aforementioned goaled a penalty but it was a little too late for Tullaroan as St. Martin’s ran out deserving winners with a score of 3-13 to Tullaroan’s 2-11.  The team played well as a whole and now look forward to meeting either James Stephen’s or Mooncoin in the next round of the Championship.

Team: Jason Shore, Martin Dowling, Brendan Maher, Brian Cadigan, Noel D’arcy, Bryan Byrne, Jack Dowling, Michael Mulhall, James Kelly (0-1), Luke Maher (0-2), Tom Morrissey (0-1), David Breen (0-1), Shane Kinsella (1-5), Paul Maher (1-2), Donal Shore (1-1).

Subs: Conor Kinsella, Conor Dowling, Eugene Maher, David Walsh, Ciaran Brennan.

Team Selectors: Aidan Lawlor, Nicholas Purcell, Anthony Maher

Referee: John Guinan

12th August 2013