Martins lose

St Martins lost out to Ballyhale Shamrocks in the first round of the Senior hurling League. The game was played in sun drenched Nowlan Park with both sides short of some injured players. After a well contested opening half  it looked like being a draw, but a late goal by the Shamrocks gave them a lead  at the break 2-6 to 1-6. The second half was dominated for long periods by Martins who worked many goal chances and with minutes remaining the sides were level but is was Shamrocks who pulled away in added time to  maintain their half-time advantage 2-12 to 1-12.

Team Colin McGrath, Niall Moran, Patrick Nolan, Oliver Walsh, Alan Murphy, James Dowling, Ronan Maher, Joseph Maher 0-2, Damien Maher, Brian Byrne, John Mulhall 0-3, Shane Coonan, John Maher 0-5, Thomas Breen 0-1, Robert Shore 1-1.

Subs.Stephen Murphy, Shane Cadigan,  Eoin McGrath(used), James Maher (used), Michael Mulhall (used),Brendan Maher, Aidan Lalor, Mick Morrissey, Noel Darcy, Pauric Haughney, Martin Dowling, Paddy Dowling, Brian Cadigan, Kieran Kelly, Conor Kinsella, Luke Maher, David Breen, Aidan Murphy.

Manager Sean O Neill   Selectors Brendan Morrissey, John McGrath,  Johnny Brennan.

Skills Coach Niall Moloney.

First Aid Dermot Lalor.

Ref.  John Direen.

23April 2011