J.J Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling League Rd. 4 vs Graigue-Ballycallan

On a glorious Sunday afternoon in the rolling hills of Kilmanagh, a small crowd gathered to watch St. Martin’s take on locals Graigue-Ballycallan in the J.J Kavanagh & Sons Junior B hurling league.  St. Martin’s were desperate to pick up their first points of this league campaign but a goal in injury time dashed all hopes of that happening.  There was no separating the sides all through the first half as Graigue-Ballycallan matched points from Ronan Maher (65), Damien Tynan, Donal Shore (0-2) and Adrian Farrell with the sides level at 0-5 a piece at half time.  Just like the first half, the sides were again inseparable with each side cancelling out points from the other until a last ditch effort that found its way to the back of the net to put the local side up by 2 points.  John Joe Kelly shot a point just on the stroke of full time to leave the final score St. Martin’s 0-13, Graigue-Ballycallan 1-12.

Team: Eugene Maher, Ruairí Kinsella, Martin Dowling, Shane Egan, Jack Dowling, Ronan Maher (0-1), Tom Walsh, Paddy Brennan (0-1), Donal Shore (0-4), James Kelly, Conor Kinsella, Nicky Purcell, Adrian Farrell (0-1), Damien Tynan (0-1), Colm O’Neill.

Subs: Robert Reid (0-2), Eoin Murphy (used), John Haughney (used), Tommy Quirke (0-1), John Joe Kelly (0-2), Kevin Tynan, Ronan Tynan, Aidan Egan, Shane Dowling.

Selectors: Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella, Nicky Purcell.

Referee: Julian O’Dwyer

27th April 2013