Whitescross 6-6, Shamrocks 1-2
Shamrocks u12’s made the trip to Whitescross on a beautiful Wednesday evening but a great second half display from the home side meant that the visitors left with nothing.
Shamrocks had only 10 players for the trip due to injuries and illness to 5 of our players. The first half was played up the hill against the wind and it proved to be the high point of the game for Shamrocks as they restricted Whitescross to 2 points while registering a Harry Andrews free themselves, half time 2 points to 1. The hooking and blocking in that half was excellent from Shamrocks.
Shamrocks felt that they were in with a right chance turning to play with the hill and breeze in the second half. However, they never really came out of the blocks – Whitescross scored 2 early goals and eventhough Shamrocks responded each time with a point, they never came close to creating a goal chance, which they badly needed. The intensity of the first half was gone and mistakes crept in. The heads were down and Whitescross tagged on a few goals and points towards the end.
Shamrocks kept fighting and were rewarded when Seán Andrews free from out the field went all the way to the net. There is an ocean of hard work ahead to bring these boys up to speed on a hurling pitch and the coaches are prepared to put it in. In fairness, most of the Shamrocks players are being exposed to proper, competitive, regular hurling games for the first time ever and they are learning all the time.
Hurling training each and every Wednesday throughout June, 6pm. Players involved were Robert Van Pelt, Luke O’Driscoll, Evan Seymour, Mark Sisk, Dylan O’Flaherty, Seán Andrews, Harry Andrews, Fionn Herlihy, Jody Sisk, Shane Donegana.