Under 21 hurling vs Blarney 5/10/2013

posted 7 Oct 2013, 11:13 by Jerry O'Mahony   [ updated 7 Oct 2013, 11:31 by Newcestown Gaa ]
On Saturday 5th October the U21 hurlers began their county championship campaign v Blarney in Coachford.

Blarney opened the scoring with a pointed free shortly followed up with another from play. Cian Healy grabbed Newcestown’s opening score from a breaking ball to rattle the Blarney net. Newcestown conceded two further pointed frees to loose the lead until Darragh Curran converted two chances to leave the score 1-2 to 0-4 in favour of Newcestown after 15 minutes. Blarney goaled on twenty minutes with Cian Healy’s first pointed free being Newcestown’s only score for the remainder of the first half. Blarney picked off four unanswered points to leave Newcestown trailing 1-3 to 1-9 at half time.

After the resumption of play Jack Meade opened the scoring with a point from play. Trevor Horgan goaled after Blarney initially saved an effort by Jack Meade from a long delivery by Con O’Neill. Jack Meade added his second point of the half after Blarney had added another score from play. Cian Healy added another free to leave Newcestown trailing by the minimum. Darragh Curran levelled the scores with a point which was initially waved wide but the referee overruled the decision after  consulting with his linesman. Three further pointed frees from Healy with a Blarney point in between left Newcestown ahead by two points. However Blarney pulled back to draw level again until Cian Healy converted two further frees and added to by two unanswered points from Trevor Horgan saw Newcestown take a four point lead. Blarney completed the scoring with a pointed fee to leave the score at full time Newcestown 2-14 Blarney 1-14.

Team: J McCarthy, G Murphy, M Courtney (Capt), N Murray, C O’Mahony, C O’Neill, L O’Mahony, M McSweeney, J Meade (0-2), L Meade, A Shorten, P Curran, D Curran (0-3), T Horgan (1-2), C Healy (1-7, 0-7 frees).

Subs: L O’Donovan for L O’Mahony, J Jordan for P Curran , M Kennelly for A Shorten.

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Irish Examiner report