Junior A’s suffer defeat

St. Martin’s played Lisdowney in the North Junior “A” League in Muckalee.  On a lovely afternoon for hurling, St. Martin’s found it hard to get going and trailed at half time 0-10 to 1-5.  The goal coming from a long range free from the excellent Jason Shore landing in the square and was tapped in by Damien Tynan on the stroke of half time.  Things did not improve for the hard trying St. Martin’s in the second half.  However, our backs did well to keep Lisdowney goal-less with loyal servants Martin Dowling, Aidan Lawlor and Nicholas Purcell joined by the youthful Shane Egan, Jack Dowling and Ruairí Kinsella.  Thomas Walsh and Stephen Walsh battled hard in midfield while our forwards battled gamely against a solid Lisdowney defence.  The hard trying Tom Morrissey and Shane Coonan making up the centre with Shane Kinsella, Damien Tynan, Eugene Maher and James Kelly on the wings.  When introduced, John Haughney and David Walsh tried hard also.  Lisdowney ran out winners on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-8.

Team: J. Shore, N. Purcell, M. Dowling, S. Egan, Jack Dowling, A. Lawlor, R. Kinsella, S. Walsh, T. Walsh, D. Tynan, T. Morrissey, S. Kinsella, E. Maher, S. Coonan, J. Kelly. Subs:  J. Haughney (used), D. Walsh (used) C. Dowling, R. Tynan, D. Egan, A. Egan.

Scorers: S. Kinsella 0-6 (6f), T. Morrissey 0-1, S. Walsh 0-1, D. Tynan 1-0.

Selectors: Seamus Tynan, John Ryan, John Buggy.

Referee: Pat Hayes

06th May 2013