St. Canice’s CU senior hurling round 1

O’Loughlin Gaels 1-18
Graigue Ballycallan 0-18

In a hard fought game in Callan on Saturday a goal seven minutes into the second half by Sammy Johnson proves to be the decisive score.
From the start the teams went point to point with Mark Bergin for O’Loughins and Sean Ryan impressive from open play and placed balls.
Both sets of backs dominated their opponents in the first half with Bob Murphy, Cillian Egan and Conor Flynn hurling well for Ballycallan while Paddy Deegan, Huw Lawlor and Anthony Forristal good for O’Loughins.
The half time break saw O’Loughins lead by a point and on the restart both teams traded points before Johnson struck for his goal seven minutes into the second half. Ballycallan kept plugging away and went into a 1 point lead but a tactical decision to move Paddy Deegan into the forward line payed off and also brought Eoin O’Shea more into the game.
O’Shea got some crucial scores for O’Loughlin’s and they held out for a 3 point win. O’Loughlin’s had good performer’s in Deegan, Lawlor, O’Shea, Forristal, Heary and Mark Bergin while Ballycallan had good performers in Murphy, Egan, Flynn and Sean and Billy Ryan.

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