U16 Hurling Championship V Faythe Harriers Mon 22 June 09. Venue: Páirc Charman.
This was always going to be a tough task against the championship leaders and favourites, and so it transpired.
The Harriers took the lead early on, and we were never able to quite draw level, although to be fair to our boys, there was nothing in the game until half time. The home team got a rather fortunate goal just before half-time to go in with a six point lead.
We fancied ourselves to put it up to them in the second half but it just didn’t happen for the lads although they battled bravely to the end. The Harriers ran out easy winners on a 3-17 to 1-8 scoreline. Adam Whitmore was brilliant in our goal and couldn’t be faulted for any score. Eoin O’ Leary was very solid at corner-back while up front Glen Murphy and Seán Byrne battled bravely in difficult circumstances. Although disappointed, the boys will pick it up from here now and put in every effort for the rest of the campaign.
Team: A. Whitmore ; E O’ Leary ; P O’ Leary ; J Murphy ; S Dwyer ; C Tobin ; N Tobin; D Corrigan ; C. McCabe; S Byrne ; G Murphy ; S. Birney; E. Fitzgerald ; S Donohoe ; A Ryan. ; G. Staples.