J.J Kavanagh & Son’s Junior Hurling League Round 4 vs Tullaroan

On the 19th April, Easter Saturday evening, in Tullaroan, St. Martin’s and Tullaroan lined out for battle in the J.J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Hurling League.  A small crowd had gathered to watch proceedings with referee,  the youthful James Barry in charge .  Shane Kinsella opened St. Martin’s account with a pointed “65”after Conor Kinsella made a good run in towards goal only for his shot to be deflected off a Tullaroan defender.  Up until the 14th minute, that was St. Martin’s only score as the Tullaroan side went on the rampage early on, notching up 6 points.  Shane Kinsella converted a free when Shane Coonan was fouled to leave five between the sides.  The aforementioned Shane Coonan and Thomas Walsh each added points of their own before Shane Kinsella converted two more frees before the half time whistle sounded.  (St.Martin’s 0-6, Tullaroan 0-11)  The St. Martin’s boys were sluggish in the second half as Tullaroan had scored 1-1 within the first two and a half minutes.  Once again, Shane Kinsella converted free’s whilst adding two points from play and Noel D’arcy added one to his account.  However, Tullaroan kept pulling away as they were awarded a few handy frees but only scored one point from play in the second half.  Most of their scores came from the stick of Tom Fitzgerald as he scored 0-12, 0-10 from free’s. St. Martin’s will be grateful that Tullaroan missed three goal chances but a lot of work remains to be done.Full time score: St. Martin’s 0-11, Tullaroan 1-17

Team: Eugene Maher, Brian Cadigan, Aidan Murphy, Shane Egan, Paddy Dowling, Paddy Brennan, Mick Morrissey,  Noel D’arcy, Luke Maher, Shane Coonan, Thomas Walsh, Shane Kinsella, Adrian Farrell, Conor Kinsella, Donal Shore.

Subs: Jack Dowling (used), James Kelly (used), Shane Dowling (used), Tommy Quirke, John Haughney, Thomas Davis.

Selectors: Anthony Maher, John Buggy.

Referee: James Barry

19th April 2014.