U21 Hurling First Round

St. Patricks 2-07 Carrick Swan 0-09

St. Pats started their U21 hurling championship with a win in Monroe yesterday evening against Carrick Swan in an entertaining game. Conditions were ok, a bit blustery but it was dry.

Swan started well and were dominant in the first ten minutes as they had some good interplay between their forward division. But this dominance didn’t translate to the scoreboard when by midway through the first half Pats only trailed by a single point. Pats got more into it as the half went on and picked off a few scores, a well taken goal by full forward Robbie Maher the pick of them. Swan were still only a point down at half time and everything to play for both sides.

Nicky Kearney got a point just after the restart which settled down our lads. Before long Tony O’Brien picked up Pats second goal which put them five up. Swan battled well and brought themselves back into it, bringing it down to three with ten minutes left. Pats defended well in the remaining minutes and also tagged on another score. It was a ding dong battle right to the end, with Swan putting big pressure on.

Team;

J.Moroney, J.Moloney, C.Dunne, T.Hayes, E.McCormack, P.Horan, G.Strappe, S.Gorey, D.Barry, E.Needham, N.Gleeson, N.Kearney, B.Gleeson, R. Maher, T.O’Brien. Subs; K.O’Neill for E.Needham, S.Broderick for R. Maher, A.Meagher, M. Slattery, M. Fitzgerald, W. O’Brien, S. Coffey, D. Riordan

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