The minor hurlers had a hard fought win against Courcey Rovers in Ballinspittle on Thursday 18 April. After playing into a strong breeze they struggled to contain Courceys lively forwards in the first half but still only trailed by 3 points at the break, 1-6 to 1-3. Jason Jordan slotting the major with Cian Healy accounting for all 3 points. However, the Newcestown backs got the better of the exchanges in the second half and shortly after the resumption Healy finished off a great move to the net and followed up that goal with a well taken free to put his team in front, a lead which they never lost. They ran out eventual winners on a score line of 2-13 to 1-09.
Scorers: Cian Healy 1-10 (7pt frees), Jason Jordan 1-0, Murt Kennelly, Jack O' Toole & Niall Murray 0-1 each
Team: Johnny McCarthy, Ryan Collins, Greg Murphy, Paul O' Sullivan, Cathal Shark, Luke Meade, Niall Murray, Darragh Curran, Lee O' Donovan, Jack O' Toole, Murt Kennelly, Oisin Collins, Sean O' Donovan, Cian Healy, Jason Jordan
Subs: Timmy O' Sullivan for Johnny McCarthy, Evan Shorten for Ryan Collins, Ger Collins for Paul O' Sullivan, Ryan Collins for Murt Kennelly, Paul O' Sullivan for Darragh Curran