Seniors go down

St. Martins lost out to Shamrocks Ballyhale in the third round of the Senior Hurling League played in Nowlan Park. Two goals from Shamrocks midway through the first half gave them a commanding lead at the break 2-7 to 0-8. Hard trying Martins, who had to line out without James Maher (inj.) also lost Joe Maher  to injury after fifteen minutes, played some good hurling in the second half . Colin McGrath scored Martins goal close to the end of the game from a twenty metre free to leave a goal between the teams , further  efforts to force a draw  failed as time ran out. Final score 2-15 to 1-15.

Team Colin McGrath 1-0, Niall Moran, Ronan  Maher, Shane Cadigan, Paul Maher, Patrick Nolan, Damien Maher (Capt.), Thomas Breen 0-2, James Dowling, Joe Maher, Eoin McGrath, Brian Mulhall 0-2,Canice maher 0-2 John Maher 0-6, John Mulhall 0-3.

Subs Mark Murphy, Mick Morrissey, Ollie Walsh (used), Pauric Haughney (B/S), Brendan Maher, Bryan Byrne (used), Don Callinan, Noel Darcy, Brian Cadigan,Aidan Murphy, Eugene Maher , Thomas Walsh.

Manager Sean o Neill .

Skills Coach Niall Moloney.

Selectors John McGrath, Brendan Morrissey Jonny Brennan.

First Aid Dermot Lalor

!8 May 2012