Shamrocks 5-9, Passage 3-13
Shamrocks U15s got their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon against Passage in the hurling championship. This competition is being played in a round robin format this year.
First off, this was a great game of hurling between 2 committed teams and Shamrocks started very well, going 0-3 to 0-0 ahead early on, then 0-5 to 0-1 and finally 0-6 to 0-3 at the water break. The lads were playing good hurling and getting some nice scores. Passage seemed to get on top for the 15 minutes up until HT as their central players came into the game and they scored 2 goals to open up a 2-6 to 2-7 lead at HT. Sam Foy had scored the Shamrocks goal with Cian Lynch (goal from a free) and Josh Bartlett doing the Shamrocks point scoring.
Again, Passage were the stronger team in the 3rd quarter and opened up a 7 point lead at one stage around the mid point of the half. Shamrocks regrouped and made a number of positional switches and they had the desired effect – first a goal from Lynch, then almost straight away a 21 yards free was buried to the net by Bartlett and then Cathal O’Donovan put Shamrocks ahead with 5 minutes to play when he pulled on a lose ball in the Passage square. Shamrocks defended with all their might to record a 2 point win.
The lads were excellent on the day, it really was a great team performance with each and every one of the 17 players makig vital contributions. Well done to them and the satisfying this is that the hard work paid off on the field of play