Shamrocks 5-4, Passage 3-2
The Shamrocks under 10’s welcomed the under 10’s of Passage GAA club to Shanbally on Sunday the 9th of April for the rescheduled hurling league fixture. Passage brought a team of 14 players and a large group of travelling supporters. We also had 14 players available to us today including a number of our under 8 panel who are playing up an age level.
The visitors started the better team and had a goal early on and continued to pile on the pressure with a number of 65’s. Thanks to the fine efforts of goal keeper David Herlihy and the full back line of Liam Walsh, Barry O’Mahony,Donal Herlihy, Shane O’Mahony and Liam Dorney Passage’s early dominance didn’t show on the scoreboard. The midfield trio of Luke Jordan, Cian Lynch and Jason O’Driscoll worked tirelessly to get the ball into the forwards of Jay Taggart, Callum Gregson, Harry O’Leary, Shane O’Flynn and James Keane. When we did break out of our own half and get the ball in to our forwards we were rewarded with two fine goals to keep us just about in touch at half time with a score of Shamrocks 2-0 to Passage 3-2.
The one thing our under 10 team doesn’t lack is courage and fighting spirit and the way they started the second half is testament to this. They set about eating into the Passage lead with a couple of early goals and the hard work of Jordan,Lynch, O’Driscoll and the two O’Mahony’s Barry & Shane,(not related) kept Gregson, O’Flynn, Taggart, Keane and O’Leary in the forwards well fed with ball. Passage were on the back foot and couldn’t get the ball out and our forwards made them pay for not clearing their lines. When the final whistle blew it was a final score of Shamrocks 5-4 to Passage 3-2. Well done lads, a mighty second half from all concerned. Now we have two weeks break for Easter.
Team Sheet : David Herlihy, Liam Walsh, Barry O’Mahony, Donal Herlihy, Shane O’Mahony, Liam Dorney, Luke Jordan,C ian Lynch, Jason O’Driscoll, Jay Taggart, James Keane, Shane O’Flynn, Harry O’Leary and Callum Gregson.