St. Martin’s vs. Graigue-Ballycallan

St. Martin’s Senior Hurlers took on Graigue-Ballycallan this evening in the Senior Hurling League.  With everything to play for, St. Martin’s went out quietly optimistic and were 3 points to the good when Graigue-Ballycallan got on the board with a point.  With our lads taking their scores and going 2 points up, Graigue-Ballycallan rocked the boat with a goal to take the lead.  However, the team did not give up and added a further 4 points before half time to leave the score 0-10 to Ballycallan’s 1-5.  The second half opened up with St. Martin’s hurling against the wind and struggling to maintain their lead.  Graigue-Ballycallan seemed to get a lot of the breaks and got a lucky to goal which left St. Martin’s up by a point.  With a few minutes left and trailing by 3 points, St martin’s looked like they had secured a free in when controversially, the referee awarded the free to Graigue-Ballycallan which their goalie pointed 30 metres from his own goal.  The feature of the second half was the huge Graigue-Ballycallan puck outs, 2 of which were carried all the way over the end line.  St. Martin’s made a last ditch effort with a goal coming from Brian Mulhall to leave the final score St. Martin’s 1-16 to Graigue-Ballycallan’s 3-14.

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

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

Scorers: Thomas Breen 0-4, John Maher 0-3, Eoin McGrath 0-2, Brian Mulhall 1-2, Ollie Walsh 0-1, Canice Maher 0-3, Colin McGrath 0-1

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

Referee: Sean Cleere

21st May 2013