Tracton 1-18, Shamrocks 1-13
On a beautiful Summer’s evening, with conditions ideal for hurling Tracton deservedly defeated Shamrocks at Liam McCarthy Park. Overall Shamrocks were well below par on the night and some recent good form displayed in league games completely deserted them.
Shamrocks started positively with ‘keeper Michael O’Neill pointing a long range free. Unfortunately for Shamrocks the concession of needless free pucks enabled Tracton to register easy scores.
Shamrocks experienced problems in all lines of the field and many players were unable to get into the pace and thrust of the game.
Seven points separated the sides at the break and even though they put in some better efforts late in the game scores were very difficult to come by, especially goals.
As always Michal Prout excelled with a good hour put in by his first cousin Barry Mulqueen
Steve O’Neill was the only forward to pose a serious threat to Tracton and again Brian Cusack couldn’t be faulted for his brave efforts.
The backdoor now awaits the team with a game against Ballymartle scheduled to be played next Sunday.
Team; Ml. O’Neill, Ml.Prout, Colin Brady, Senan Andrews, Dave O’Neill, Barry Mulqueen, David Hayes, Fergus O’Neill, Alan McCarthy, Jamie Murphy, Seanán Collins, Brian Cusack, Steve O’Neill, Stephen Keane, Brian Sweeney. Subs used: Dara O’Sullivan and Stephen O’Reilly.