Ballygarvan 1-20, Shamrocks 1-6
This game was played in sub zero temperatures. However this did not deter Ballygarvan from running into a eight point lead in the first fifteen minutes and holding Shamrocks scoreless. It was over as a contest at the break with the home side 1 – 14 to 0- 3 ahead.
Scores were even in the second period 1 – 3 to 0 – 6. Ballygarvan had a mixture of experience and youth and they were fast out of the blocks for every ball. On the other hand Shamrocks were missing a few reliable regulars, who certainly would have made a difference on the night. Goalkeeper Fergus O’Neil excelled and the Ballygarvan forwards kept him on his toes. Seanan Collins put in a huge effort up front with Senan Andrews, Colin Brady, Michael O’Neill, Robbie Harrington and Canice Caffrey always giving of their best.
A lot of work must be done between now and the championship and hopefully, many of our players, after a bit of soul searching, will measure up to the requirements.
Team: Fergus O’Neill, Senan Andrews, Colin Brady, Dave O’Neill, Cathal Kidney, Robbie Harrington, Michael O’Neill, Alan McCarthy, Canice Caffrey, Dara O’Sullivan, Oin O’Mahony, Joey Brady, Aaron Hickey, Senan Collins, Steve O’Neill. Subs used: Brian Cusack, Jack Wilson and Stephen Downey.