Shamrocks 2-11, Ballygarvan 1-12
They say that a good start and a good finish are the two most important ingredients for winning a game. Shamrocks got off to a fine beginning with 1-1 to 0-0 and it helped the team to settle.Credit Ballygarvan with their own efforts which saw them overhaul this advantage midway through the first half and go into the dressing rooms at halftime leading 1-7 to 1-4. Shamrocks were hurling with some inconsistency in the later part of the first half. That had to be righted at halftime.
The second half saw the ‘Liam McCarthy lads” show greater urgency in their play and midwaythrough, they held a four point lead. Goals win games and Darragh Scriven delivered with ten minutes to go and the game turned on its head again.The Shamrock lads had their tails up and were a point in front after sixty minutes. There were four minutes of added time and Ballygarvan threw the “kitchen sink” at them. Shamrocks absorbed everything and recorded another point. They were only going to settle for a win on this occasion.
Team: Cormac Scriven, Sean Kidney, Joe O’Keeffe, Mark Hitchmough, Rory Meighan, David Barry, Oisin Boland, David Andrews, Andrew O’Grady, Coby O’Grady, Darragh Scriven, Brendan Crowley, Christopher Hayes.
Shamrocks will play Tracton in the South-East Final on Sunday September 4th in Ballinhassig at 6.30pm. We wish them further success.
Warmup V Ballygarvan, U21 BHC Semi, 31/8/16