Roinn A Championship Qtr Final.
O’Loughlin Gaels 1-15 to 2-10 Young Ireland’s
It took a massive effort by the Gaels in the final 10mins to maintain the advantage they’d held since early in the game. Greg Kelly got the Gaels off to a fine start with 3 converted frees before the visitors answered with a conversion of their own at the first water break. From there to the finish it was neck on neck as the homeside failed to press on more with their early advantage. It was one they wouldn’t relinquish however until the 30th minute when Gowran stole through for a goal to even up the scores. The winners dug in for a final flourish that saw Joe Bolger throw over a point after some quick thinking put Joe in the best position to make the score. It was his second point of the game that nudged the winners ahead again. The resulting puckout was intercepted by Daniel McCormack and fed to Ruarc Sweeney whose run forward was halted illegally for a final free of the game, duly converted by the team’s talisman Greg Kelly to seal the win.
It was a good effort all around the field that saw a team of lads work well together to achieve their goal of a championship semi-final date in a week’s time v Carrickshock.
Well done to all involved, lovely hurling
Team: M Lambert, J Owens, J Johnson, L Hanrahan, L Quigley, J Tyrrell, C Murphy, C Holohan, G Gelly (1-11, 8f), J Bolger (0-2), J Holohan, T Crowley (0-1), R Sweeney (0-1), E O’Brien, D McCormack. C Byrne, D Powell.
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