Junior B Hurling Championship Rd. 1

In an overcast Coon,  St. Martin’s and O’Loughlin Gaels squared up to one another in the North Junior B Championship.  The homeside were slow to get off the ground with their first score coming from a Donal Shore free but then had to go through almost ten minutes before their next score came.  In the meantime, O’Loughlin’s went 0-3 to 0-1 up.  But then, the first goal of the game came when Damien Tynan crossed a good ball  to Brandon Sheehan who finished the ball to the net for Martin’s to go up by one.  After that, Donal Shore, Tommy Quirke, and Adrian Farrell traded points with Barrie Hogan, Vincent Wallace and David Rice to go in with the mininum between the sides at half time. (1-5 to O’Loughlin’s 0-7).  The second half saw O’Loughlin Gaels been that bit more hungrier in attack.  St. Martin’s found it hard to find scores despite working hard.  The Gaels pulled away mid way through the half outscoring Martin’s by 4 points in the end as the full time score stood at St. Martin’s 1-10 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-14.

Team: Eugene Maher, Shane Egan, Thomas Walsh, Jack Dowling, Paddy Brennan, Alan Murphy, Eoin Murphy, Adrian Farrell (0-1), Tommy Quirke (0-1), Nicky Purcell, Donal Shore (0-7), Brandon Sheehan (1-0), Ruairí Kinsella, Damien Tynan, Colm O’Neill (0-1)

Subs: David Walsh (used), Niall Clancy (used) Aidan Egan (used), Kevin Tynan, Damien Egan, Ronan Tynan

Team Management: Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella, Nicky Purcell.

Referee: Ollie O’Neill

9th July 2014