Lisgoold 6-10, Shamrocks 2-3.
On Monday last, we played our first hurling game of the year and I want to issue a big thank you to those who could turn up, both players and parents. We travelled to Lisgoold with a depleted young team. The manager Kieran Lynam was pleased and surprised at the approach of those who played.
Dave O’Sullivan, a last minute volunteer as goalkeeper, showed some excellent touches and was only beaten by close range rockets that Nash would have had trouble with. Full backs James Lynam and Daniel O’Mahony were tenacious in their tackling. They won some lovely ball and cleared well down field.
Captain of the Hurling team Ruairí Mehigan alongside Jodi Sisk were half backs, and they worked their area tirelessly, making good surges forward and finished the match in bits, with Ruairí picking up a late goal from the 21.
Cillian Hayes and Shane Flavin swopped between midfield and center forward and put some lovely runs in but the area they had to cover was just to much for them.
Full forwards Luke O’Driscoll and Sean Andrews (both still thirteen) put themselves about well in the final area of the pitch but were both marked by bigger older players and only struggled for strength.
I have to say the level of hurling skill surprised me (Kieran) a little as we have not had to many opportunities for practice lately. So well done lads I look forward to seeing you on the training ground….