St. Pats progress to Munster Junior A championship

St. Patricks 1-13 Emly 1-07

St. Pats took another step forward last Saturday in New Inn. They now will represent Tipperary in the Munster Junior A Hurling championship. This in itself is a great honor for our club, I would imagine its a first, but I’m open to correction on that.

The game last week was competitive, the conditions were a long way off the divisional final which was played three weeks earlier, where the sliothar bounced up off the ground. This game was played in traditional Autumn conditions where the ball died when it hit the ground.

Past got off to a great start with a Wille McCormack goal after a minute. He took the difficult opportunity very well after he received a good pass from Tony O’Brien.

Pats hurled reasonably well in the first half, with Shane Gorey having a another good spell in the middle of the field, Liam Brett solid at center back and Wille McCormack very industrious in the half forwards. Emly wasted numerous scoring chances in the first half and they also lost their center back to injury.

The second half was a very dogged affair. Robbie McCormack really came to the fore and picked up some fine scores. Johnny Moroney saved a penalty, Liam Brett really played a captains part, Conor Barry got through a lot of work at midfield while the others chipped in to give a real work-man-like performance. Pats came out with a deserving win in the end.

They are now in the Munster semi final against Waterford champions Ballydurn which will be played at a Waterford venue on the weekend of Nov 21st.

Well done to all the players and the management!

Team; J.Moroney, K.Clancy,E.McCormack, P.Moroney, J.Hayes, L.Brett(Capt), R.Needham, S.Gorey, P.Horan, N.Gleeson, C.Barry, PJ.Burke, W.McCormack, T.O’Brien, R.McCormack,

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