Senior Hurlers off to a winning start

St Martin’s faced Tullaroan in the first round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League.  Played in St. John’s Park in winter like conditions, it was Tullaroan who first got off the mark with a point from Ken Coogan within 30 seconds of the start, followed by another point before St. Martin’s got on the scoreboard with John Maher pointing a free won by Brian Mulhall.  St. Martin’s powered on adding further points from John Maher, John Mulhall, Robert Shore and Brian Mulhall leaving the half time score 0-8 each.  On the restart, St. Martin’s continued to forge ahead and had established a 13 point to 10 lead when they were rocked back by a goal for Tullaroan from a 20 metre free.  However, John Maher converted a 65 and Colin McGrath added a huge point from his own half to go 2 points up.  Tullaroan tried hard and in the last minute, had the ball cleared from the goal line and St. Martin’s held on for a 2 point win.  Colin McGrath made some great saves and Ollie Walsh, James Maher, Byran Byrne and John Mulhall gave a good account of themselves.  Shane Kinsella who made his senior debut came on and showed some nice touches. Well done to team and management on a hard earned victory.  Final score: St. Martin’s 0-15 Tullaroan 1-10.

Team: Colin McGrath, James Maher, Patrick Nolan, Shane Cadigan, Niall Moran, Ollie Walsh, Byran Byrne, Joe Maher, Canice Maher, John Mulhall (Capt), Paul Maher, Tom Breen, John Maher, Brian Mulhall, Robert Shore.

Subs: Jason Shore, Brendan Maher, Michael Morrissey, Noel Darcy, Eoin McGrath,(used) Brian Cadigan, Paddy Dowling, Martin Dowling, David Breen, Luke Maher, Aidan Murphy, Shane Kinsella,(used) Donal Shore, Shane Egan, Eugene Maher.

Referee: Dennis O’Sullivan

26th April 2013