Senior Hurling League Rd. 3 vs. Clara

With the sun shining on Nowlan Park, two neighbouring teams came to do battle in the Senior Hurling League.  Before proceedings got under way, a minutes silence was observed in memory of selector Ronan Ruane’s mother Mrs Breege Ruane  (RIP) who passed away during the week.  Then, St. Martin’s and Clara lined out against each other but Martin’s were missing James Maher and John Mulhall to injury.  Even though they were missed on the pitch, it was no reason for the poor performance of St. Martin’s who were poor through out the field.  With only two points from play in the first half and three from free’s, things looked very glum as the half time score was Clara 2-14 to St. Martin’s 0-5. with the loss of Bryan Byrne to injury, Martin’s fortunes did not improve as Clara went on to win on a scoreline of 3-24 to St. Martin’s 0-8.

Team: Colin McGrath (0-1), James Dowling, Ollie Walsh, Paddy Dowling, Bryan Byrne, Paddy Nolan, Paul Maher, Canice Maher, Mick Morrissey (0-1), Eoin McGrath (0-1), Brian Mulhall, Thomas Breen, Shane Kinsella, John Maher (0-5), Robert Shore.

Subs: Aidan Murphy (used), Jason Shore (used), Adrian Farrell (used), David Breen, Eugene Maher, Noel D’arcy, Brian Cadigan, Luke Maher, Shane Egan, Shane Cadigan, James Maher, Patrick Brennan, Jack Dowling, John Mulhall, Thomas Walsh

Team Management: Charlie Carter (manager), Richard O’Shea, Aidan Lawlor, Ronan Ruane.

Referee: Peter Burke

17th May 2014