U15 Mr Binman Hurling Division 2
Wednesday April 24th in Newcastlewest
NCW 2-11 Adare 0-11
Our under 15 hurlers got their season of to a good start with a hard fought win over Adare in Pairc na Gael last Wednesday evening. Adare are never an easy opponent and this dual was no different as the visitors had obvious talent spread across their 15. Darragh O’Keeffe had us off the mark early with a well taken point before Declan O’Grady had the ball in the back of the net to put us up 1-1 to 0-0. Adare then came to life and in Eamon O’Sullivan at number 14 they had a player that looked like hurting us only for some great defending by our boys and 2 fantastic saves by goalkeeper Tiernan Horgan. In fact the opposition probably shaded possession for the remainder of the half but 3 more points from Darragh O’Keeffe (2 frees) and 1 each from Jack Horgan, Kian O ‘Keeffe and Declan O’Grady meant we were still holding the lead at half time. The second half again proved that there was nothing between these sides as points were exchanged in a tit for tat battle. A super 65 effort from Rory Vaughan followed by a sublime point from Kian o ‘Keeffe after a Kyle Hayes like run from the halfback position meant we were never behind. Declan O’Grady brought his tally to 1-2 with a good point before Jack Horgan pointed a well taken free. With time running out the away team pushed hard for a goal that would have levelled the teams but our full back line Darragh Liston, Mark Healy & Cormac Noonan were brave to every attack. With time nearly up Thomas Hanley now playing at full forward pounced on a ball batted out by the Adare keeper to strike to the net & put the game beyond the reach of the visitors. A good team performance by our boys with Captain Diarmuid Cremin at No.6 and Leon O’Flynn in midfield particularly to the fore.Team: Tiernan Horgan, Cormac Noonan, Darragh Liston, Mark Healy, Ksavier Bochnak, Diarmuid Cremin(Captain), Thomas Hanley (1-0), Rory Vaughan(0-1), Leon O’Flynn, Kian O’Keeffe(0-2), Declan O’Grady(1-2), Darragh O’Keeffe(0-4) Aaron Mullenger, Jack Horgan(0-2), Sean Fitzgerald, Evan Crowley, Cillian Shanahan, Darragh Fitzgerald.