U14 Hurling Challenge V Mayfield – 16/5


Shamrocks 6-10, Mayfield 6-10


As part of the plan to play as many games as possible at u14 hurling, Shamrocks went up a grade and played the visitors Mayfield in Shanbally on Friday night last and what a game.


The Shamrocks lads played great hurling all through and have come on in leaps and bounds from the start of the year. While it would have been nice to win, its the development of the players as hurlers thats the main aim for the selectors and if the players keep this up, they’re going about that development just fine!


The scoring was high – Shane Downey scored 3-1 by halfime, Cillian Hayes continued his excellent season in both codes by knocking over a few while Seán Andrews and Dylan O’Flaherty scored 1-1 and 1-3 respectively, and Daniel O’Mahony (improving with every game) also got in on the point scoring act. Robert Van Pelt in goal brought off some great saves while Cathal Murphy was the pick of the backs, another man showing vast improvement. Harry Andrews was outstanding when moved back corner back in the second half while Evan Seymour stuck manfully to his task on Mayfields best forward. Luke O’Driscoll kept the ball moving at both corner back and corner forward.


The selectors of both teams were very happy afterwards, especially after such a high scoring game ended up level at 6-10 each. It most definately was a worthwhile exercise for both teams and Shamrocks hope to return Mayfield the favour later in the year, perhaps in September up in Mayfield.


Harry Andrews breaks a Mayfield hurley

Harry Andrews breaks a Mayfield hurley



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