Spirited second half not enough.

St. Martin’s under 21’s made the short journey to Jenkinstown, to take on Tullaroan in the Quarter Final of the North U.21 B Hurling Championship.  On a cold day, with a young team which included 10 minors,  Martin’s went ahead with scores from Ruairí Kinsella and Shane Kinsella after 10 minutes.(0-4 to 0-3).  However, after that, Martin’s found it hard to come by scores as Tullaroan raced into a 12 points to 6 lead at half time.  The deficit could have been more as Jason Shore made a great save mid way through the first half when Bill Cuddihy tried for goal.  The second half saw a more determined St. Martin’s side come out fighting.  However, the men in red and green received a setback when Dave Dooley suffered a head injury and had to be taken off.  Shane Kinsella (3), Donal Shore and David Breen whittled the deficit down to three points before Tullaroan hit the jackpot with a pointed free and a goal.  Bryan Byrne closed the scoring account with a point before the full time whistle signalled the end for Tullaroan to win on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-12.

St. Martin’s: J. Shore, S. Egan, T. Walsh, R. Teehan, J. Dowling, B. Byrne (0-1), P. Brennan, L. Maher, S. Kinsella (0-8), A. Farrell, D. Breen (0-1), C. Dowling, D. Shore (0-1), R. Kinsella (0-1), D. Dooley.

Subs: D. Walsh (used), T. Walsh, R. Tynan, D. Egan(used), A. Egan, M. Dowling, A. Kelly.

Team Management: Seamus Tynan, Richard Nolan, Conor Kinsella, Martin Dowling.

Referee: Paddy Bowden.

09th November 2013.