Martins top town

St Martins are Northern Junior A League champions for 2011. They came out on top against Carlow Town  hurling club in a well contested game in Nowlan Park.Brian Malone was first to score in the sixth minute put Carlow replied with two of their own .Stephen Murphy was accurate from frees and Kieran Kelly levelled matters when he made a great run from  midfield to point after twenty minutes. Damien Tynan had to leave the game injured and was replaced by Dermot Lalor after twenty five minutes.Tom Morrissey added a fine point coming up to the break ,but it was Carlow who then got the only goal from a twenty metre free to lead at half time 0-7 to 1-6. Brian Malone once again had Martins first score of the second after a pass from Tom Morrissey.Stephen Murphy was now pointing  from all  angles from play and frees and with Dermot Lalor ,Kieran Kelly, and Tom Morrissey all adding points Martins were well on their way to victory.Our defence and midfielders upped their game and kept a constant supply of quality ball to the attack to set up the victory of 0-19 to 1-11 . Captain Nicholas Purcell thanked the Selectors and wished Brian Malone well as he leaves for Australia during the week.Team

Team Eugene Maher, Aidan Murphy, Geoff Doyle, Dave Dooley, Mick Morrissey, Bryan Byrne, Nicky Purcell, Kieran Kelly 0-2, Damien Maher, Ciaran Brennan, Tom Morrissey0-3, Stephen Murphy 0-10, Damien Tynan, Brian Malone 0-2, David Tynan.

Subs Dermot Lalor 0-1, James Callanan (used).

Selectors Richard Nolan,Breda Tynan, Lilian Holohan.

Ref Pat Hayes.

12 June 2011