U16 match report

U16A result
Bennettsbridge 6-15 St Martins 7-12

If ever a score line DID tell the true story of a match, this was it! This was a fantastic game of hurling, played by two teams who played passionately for each other and for their club. With star forward Ciaran Brennan in their ranks, The Bridge poised some serious problems for us early on and things looked ominous when Goalkeeper Dan Doyle went off injured in the first minute. However, emergency sub goalie Donal Coughlan had a great game and with Colum and Harry Kealy and Liam Brennan proving a tower of strength and Ronan Shore keeping the points flowing we went in behind only two scores behind 2-8 to 0-8 at half time.
The 2nd half proved to be epic! With Daragh O’ Shea and James Dowling storming into the game ( they bagged 5 goals between them ) and Daniel Comerford also goaling we found ourselves 4 points in front with minutes to go. Bennettsbridge wouldn’t lie down, and even though we tried hard to keep them out they managed to salvage a draw. Both teams were clapped off the field by all present, who had witnessed a tremendous game of hurling. It may only be their first point in the U16A league for the St Martins panel but it was just reward for their efforts in recent weeks. They have never given up, even when results have not been going their way. Well done all !