St Martins fine run in this years Senior Hurling Championship came to an end at Nowlan Park going under to James Stephens.It was the City side who were first off the mark with three points in the first three minutes, the response from Martins was good with points from John Maher ,John Mulhall, and Joe Maher after some wonderful fielding. The first goal of the game came on 19th minute a good ball down the line from Ronan Maher found John Maher whos  shot went in off the Stephens goalkeeper under preasure  from corner forward Robert Shore. Half time score 1-7 to 0-6. John and Joe Maher added points on the resumption and our second goal came on the 39th minute John Maher fielded a high ball and headed for goal and found Robert Shore who finished well to the net to give Martins a seven point lead .Before the cheers had died down Stephens had replied with a goal at the other end , Robert Shore then added another good point but this was to prove Martins last score of the game with  four minutes to go Stephens  took the lead and hit a purple patch to run out winners 3-16 to 2-10. A dejected Martins headed for the dressing rooms after good performance , hopefully they will learn from the experience and move on to better outcomes in the future.