U16 HL V Dripsey – 29/4

Shamrocks 6-7, Dripsey 3-9


We played Dripsey on Monday evening in our last game before the exams break, you could see the lads were fired up for this match as during the warm up and drills their first touch was perfect.


In the first few minutes we had two great chances for goals but failed to capitalise on them and it was six minutes before we opened the scoring with a point and followed up with a goal; we played some great hurling as the lads contested every ball and chased and harried the Dripsey players to never let them settle into the game; the halftime score was Shamrocks 2-05, Dripsey 0-08, with five of Dripseys points coming from frees taken by their midfielder.


After the break Dipsey got two points from play but this did not bother the lads as they continued to play their passing game and got two goals (one from a penalty) to stretch their lead; Dripsey at this stage moved their midfielder up to the half forward line and brought on three subs to try and stop the lads and though Dripsey did score 3-01 with this move Shamrocks scored another 2-02 to run out winners on a final score line of 6-07 to 3-09. It was a pleasure to see the lads play such skillful hurling and for all the half forwards and full forwards to get on the score sheet.

The team was Cormac Scriven, Seán Kidney, Shane Kelleher, David Barry, Coby O’ Grady, Nathan Hayes, Darragh Scriven, Mark Hitchmough, Tom Murphy, David Andrews, Andrew O’ Grady and Christopher Hayes The subs were Killian Murphy, Joseph O’ Keeffe and Brendan Crowley.


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