Dripsey 4-6, Shamrocks 1-2
Dripsey and Shamrocks played out an entertaining game in Shanbally on Friday evening with the Dripsey side winning comfortably. Shamrocks are very tight on numbers at this age group (in hurling anyway) and on this occasion, they had 3 missing; therefore had to borrow a player from Dripsey to make up the 11 players required at this age level.
The lads started slowly and Dripsey dominated the first half really. They had one excellent player at midfield who basically scored everything and the lads were finding it hard to stop him running up the middle and scoring at will. Evan Seymour in the Shamrocks goal made some outstanding stops in the Shamrocks goal. However, some of our young lads will have to realise that the ball remains in play on the rebound as two excellent saves were gobbled up by the same player totally on his own and blasted home for goals. The half time score was 2-5 to 0-0 for Dripsey.
The Shamrocks players got more stuck in the second half and played a lot better. Dylan O’Flaherty scored a much deserved goal after some goal mouth scrambles had returned nothing while Harry Andrews tagged on a few points.
The lads have a lot, a lot of hurling work ahead of them. And the majority of it NEEDS to be done at home, against the wall with a tennis ball. The mentors are going to try and get a few more games organised in the next week or so. In the meantime, hurling training on Wednesday at the usual time of 6pm.
Panel on duty – E. Seymour, L. O’Driscoll, J. Sisk, M. Sisk, S. Andrews, D. O’Flaherty, C. O’Flaherty, H. Andrews, R. Van Pelt, S. Donegana.