Shamrocks 5-12, Crosshaven 2-4
Shamrocks U14’s have had a good week and they got their first hurling win of the season in Crosshaven on Wednesday night after a great display of hurling against the home side.
Shamrocks lead all through and with 15 players togged for the game (after recent struggles), things are on the up for Jed O’Flahertys charges.
All players played very well on the night and it was pleasing to see some players making obvious progress from last year – they must be practising at home. Shamrocks started well and Seán Andrews, who was excellent all through, was causing problems at centre forward. Seán Browne at midfield and Dylan O’Flaherty at centre back were also on form. Shamrocks started to add on the scores, mainly from Andrews from both play and placed balls. The halftime score was 3-5 to 0-2 for Shamrocks with Seán’s brother Harry, Browne and Fionn Herlihy also getting on the scoresheet in that half.
The second half saw Crosshaven battle hard all through but by the time they scored 2 late goals, Shamrocks had built up a nice lead through Seán Andrews again, Dylan O’Flaherty and a fine goal from Luke O’Driscoll who deserved his moment at the end. So overall, a great team performance where the goalie Conor Hourihan, all the backs, the midfielders and the forwards were on top throughout. Special mention to Seán Andrews who finised with 2-8 to his name, to Dylan Gregson who did his bit for the cause by togging out for the hurlers in their hour of need and indeed did very well and the five u12 players who togged out as well. Lets hope to see all the players now for the rest of the hurling season.
Team: C. Hourihan, E. Seymour, D. Gregson, J. Sisk, D. O’Flaherty, A. McSweeney, S. Browne, R. Van Pelt, S. Andrews, H. Andrews, S. Geary, L. O’Driscoll, F. Herlihy, M. Sisk, A. Maye.