DUNGARVAN 2-7 KILMACTHOMAS 0-13.
Back Row : Left to Right : Conor Mulcahy, Mark Boland, Steven Donovan, James Kiely, Gary Donnolly, Craig Barry, Sean Ryan, Ian Sheehan, Eamonn Ryan, Kealan Barry, Sean Hyslop, Conor Duggan, Liam Ryan, Derek Barry, Johnny Lynch, Ger Cusack.
Front Row : Left to Right : Conor Sheehan, Aidan Connolly, Colm O Shea, Luke O Callaghan, Aidan Kirwan, Brendan Cullinan, Dion Keoghan, Denis Kirwan, Daniel Kiely, Peter Queally, John Power John Havens.
Well done to our junior hurling team who upset pre match predictions by drawing last Saturday’s County Junior ‘B’ hurling final at the Fraher Field.
In a very well contested game, we led at half time by 1-4 to 0-6 after trailing by 0-5 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. A 17th minute close range goal by Liam Ryan and minor scores by Kealan Barry and Sean Ryan (0-2, 1f) gave us that slender lead at the break.
Referee Paddy Smith (Shamrocks) pictured with team captains Kealan Barry (Dungarvan) on left and Gary Kiely (Kilmacthomas).
With the aid of the slight breeze we led up to the end of the third quarter on a score of 1-7 to 0-9 but Kilmac’s superior fitness kicked in for the remainder of the hour and they led by 0-13 to 1-7 with 59 minutes on the clock.
Credit our boys, they dug deep to save the game and a goal from an acute angle by Luke O Callaghan in the 61st minute gave us an overall deserving share of the spoils. Both teams had the opportunity to claim the win in added time but overall a draw was an equitable result.
This was a very sporting game throughout and well done to both teams for the excellent fare they produced for both sets of supporters.
Scorers : Liam Ryan 1-2, Luke O Callaghan 1-1, Sean Ryan 0-3(1f), Kealan Barry 0-1.
Craig Barry; Gary Donnolly, Derek Barry, Aidan Kirwan; Ger Cusack, Kealan Barry, Sean Hyslop; John Havens, Sean Ryan; Denis Kirwan, Johnny Lynch, Liam Ryan; Conor Duggan, Brendan Cullinan, Luke O Callaghan. Subs : Peter Queally for Conor Duggan (43), Ian Sheehan for Denis Kirwan (46), Conor Mulcahy for Johnny Lynch (49).
Johnny Lynch, on left, battles against the odds in the Fraher Field against Kilmacthomas.