Seniors pipped at the post.

Played in Nowlan Park, St. Martin’s took on Carrickshock in the St. Canice’s Senior Hurling League.  A wind assisted St. Martin’ s got off to a dream start scoring 5 points before their opponents registered their first point in the 8th minute. With Ollie Walsh in great from at centre half back with John Maher and Colin McGrath converting frees and great scores from John Mulhall, Joe Maher and Canice Maher, St. Martin’s went in at half time leading by 5 points, 0-11 to Carrickshock 0-6.  In the second half, St. Martin’s tried to keep their lead with wind assisted Carrickshock winning a lot of the ball.  Midway through the 2nd half, Canice Maher made a rampaging run through the Carrickshock defence laying off a nice pass to Brian Mulhall, who despite being heavily tackled, lashed the ball to the net leaving 5 points between the sides.  However, 2 goals from the 21 and 2 points put Carrickshock ahead by 3 with 6 minutes remaining.  Then, Brian Mulhall fielded a high ball and gave a great pass to Robert Shore who put the ball in the back of the opponents net to level the game.  A big blow to St. Martin’s was the loss of  John Maher to a serious hand injury.  The concession of frees proved costly as Carrickshock ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-13.

Team: Colin McGrath, James Maher, Patrick Nolan, Shane Cadigan, Niall Moran, Ollie Walsh, Bryan Byrne, Joe Maher, Canice Maher, John Mulhall, Eoin McGrath, Thomas Breen, John Maher, Brian Mulhall, Robert Shore.

Subs: Jason Shore, Brendan Maher, Michael Morrissey, James Dowling, Paul Maher, Noel D’arcy, Aidan Murphy, Brian Cadigan, Paddy Dowling, David Breen, Shane Kinsella, Luke Maher, Donal Shore, Shane Egan, Thomas Walsh.

Scorers: John Maher 0- 3, John Mulhall 0-3, Brian Mulhall 1-1, Joe Maher 0-2, Canice Maher 0-2, Colin McGrath 0-2, Robert Shore 1-0

Team Management: Charlie Carter (Manager), Selectors: Richie McCarthy and Aidan Lawlor.

Referee: Sean Cleere

12th May 2013