Shamrocks 5-5, Courcies 2-6
Shamrocks and Courcey Rovers got the ball rolling in the under 10 league season and it was the home side who came out on top in Shanbally on Sunday afternoon. It was Shamrocks dominance in the first half, when playing up the hill against the breeze that laid the proper foundations for this merited win. They scored 3 goals in that time and led 3-1 to 0-2 at half time.
Courcey Rovers made a fight of it in the second half and indeed had the lead down to 2 points at one stage. However, Shamrocks burst forward and finished out the game in style to wrap up the win with a very fast 2-2 scored mainly from Fionn Herlihy and Harry Andrews.
All players played their part (on both sides) and mentors Seamus O’Flynn and Richard Murphy were happy with the hours work after the game. There is something refreshing about watching a game at this level. Defensive tactics or getting a grip around the middle are alien concepts to these youngsters who just want to go out and play, have fun and win if possible. They have a few more games coming up over the summer, the next one is hurling on May 11th.
Panel on duty – Michael Foy, Fionn Herlihy, Colin Murphy, Mark Sisk, Eoin O’Flynn, Declan Carroll, Harry Andrews, Fionn Meighan, Derry Howard, Jack O’Leary, Darragh O’Brien, Josh Bartlett.