U8’s great victory in Croke Park

St. Martins U8 hurlers recorded a great victory in Croke Park yesterday against Marshalstown of Wexford in the Leinster “Play & Stay” hurling blitz. In a powerful performance by our lads, we had two great goalkeepers in Russell Kealy and Tommy Flynn, some heroic defenders in Jack Farrell (Captain), Shane Fahey, Shane O’Neill, Tristan Roche, Matthew Shortall and Lorcan Agar and some superb forwards in Cillian Bryan, Joseph Reid, Bill Dowling, Thomas Lawler, Oisin Kelly and Aaron Meaney. It was a very close game with both sides giving it their all in front of a packed stadium with St. Martins just edging out our Wexford neighbours by a score of 4 goals to 3 goalsĀ in a nail biting finish on a perfect day for ground hurling. Our lads enjoyed a great day, togging out in the dressing rooms, warming up in the warm up area, running out through the tunnel, playing the match on the pitch and afterwards they climbed the Hogan Stand steps to receive the cup. The trip finished with a game of football and some refreshments in the Phoenix Park. A truly memorable day was had by all.