Junior A’s win by the slimmest of margins

On a wet evening, scoring two goals would almost suggest one would be home and dry.  However, this Junior A game between St. Martin’s and Carlow Town suggested otherwise.  St. Martin’s were first to take the initiative with a pass from Eugene Maher to Tom Morrissey opening our account with a point.  With the sides trading points compliments of Luke Maher and Tom Morrissey, it was level pegging at 0-4 a piece when Conor Kinsella finished a pass from Tom Morrissey to the net leaving us up by a goal at half time. 1-6 to 0-6.  The second half opened up with Carlow Town running at us and closing the gap with a goal of their own and a point to take the lead for the first time in the game.  However, our lads weren’t going to surrender that easily and with a point from Ciaran Brennan and a pointed free from Eugene Maher, we took the lead back by the slimmest of margins.  With each side digging their heels in, St. Martin’s fought hard and our break came when Tom Morrissey caught a great ball at mid field, raced through the defence and from 20 metres out blasted the ball to the net to leave four points in it with 3 minutes left.  Carlow Town were not one’s to lie down and put the pressure on our backs who did well to keep their advances out only conceding 3 points to leave the final score 2-11 to 1-13.

Team: Jason Shore, Nicholas Purcell, Martin Dowling, Thomas Walsh, Ruairí Kinsella, Aidan Lawlor, Paddy Dowling, Luke Maher, James Kelly, Ciaran Brennan, Tom Morrissey, Damien Tynan, Eugene Maher, Conor Kinsella, David Walsh.

Subs: Dave Dooley, Damien Egan, Ronan Tynan, Aidan Egan.

Scorers: Luke Maher 0-6, Tom Morrissey 1-2,  Eugene Maher 0-2, Conor Kinsella 1-0, Ciaran Brennan 0-1

Selectors: Seamus Tynan, John Ryan, Nicholas Purcell

Referee: Paul Hunston

12th June 2013