Senior Hurling League Rd. 4

St. Martin’s took on Ballyhale Shamrocks in the fourth round of the Senior Hurling League in Bennetsbridge this evening.  Right from the start, the Shamrocks side raced into a 1-5 to 0-3 lead within the first 15 minutes of the game.  The Martin’s men could only manage a further 3 points before half time whilst trying hard to defend as they went in at the interval 7 points down. ( Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-10, St Martin’s 0-6).  The second half saw a little improvement for the North Kilkenny outfit.  They clawed their way back and cut the deficit down to 3 points with a Robert Shore goal.  This was after a missed goal opportunity and conceeding a goal to T. J Reid to go 6 points down mid way through the second half.  However, that was to be the last score of the game for St. Martin’s as Ballyhale proved too strong and ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-11.

Team: Colin McGrath, Shane Cadigan, Ollie Walsh, Bryan Byrne, Brian Mulhall, Paddy Nolan, James Dowling (0-1), Paddy Brennan, Mick Morrissey, John Mulhall (0-1), Tom Breen (0-1), John Maher (0-8), Paul Maher, Eoin McGrath, Robert Shore (1-0).

Subs: Shane Kinsella (used), Jason Shore, Aidan Murphy, Noel D’arcy, James Maher, Brian Cadigan, Luke Maher, Adrian Farrell, Donal Shore, Jack Dowling, Shane Egan, Eugene Maher, Thomas Walsh.

Management: Charlie Carter, Richard O’Shea, Ronan Ruane, Aidan Lawlor

Referee: Maurice Flynn

11th July 2014