Kinsale 5-16, Shamrocks 2-7
Shamrocks were well beaten in the last round robin game of the hurling championship. Yet again, Shamrocks were short players and struggle to perform when this is the case.
Kinsale played with the strong breeze and the hill in the first half and put the game to bed before halftime, showing a ruthlessness in front of goal, despite the best efforts of David Herlihy in the Shamrocks goal who was simply outstanding and stopped many a Kinsale goal. Shamrocks tried their hardest but found scores hard to come by at the other end, despite a brilliant Harry O’Leary goal when he pulled on a long delivery and rifled the ball into the roof of the Kinsale net – that was old school hurling!
The second half saw Shamrocks grow a bit more into the game but things just didnt go right for them on the day; they were off the pace and were dispatched by a slick Kinsale, in particular their forwards who were on form.
The message to the players afterwards was that they simply need to do more hurling to be able to compete with the Kinsale’s of this world – and it starts at home.
Panel on duty – N. Morris, R. Doolin, L. Jordan, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, J. Bartlett, B. O’Mahony, S. Foy, C. Coleman. Front, l to r: D. Herlihy, S. O’Flynn, C. Gregson, H. O’Leary, D. Herlihy, S. O’Mahony, C. Lynch