Southern Gaels Hurling Club notes 02/06/2014

posted 2 Jun 2014, 07:03 by Kieran McCarthy
Junior Hurling Championship
Fr. Daltons 2-13 Southern Gaels 1-13
Southern Gaels came out the wrong side of a very entertaining championship group game in Ballymore on Friday night the 30th of May. After opening the brighter Southern Gaels were knocked back in the first half by the concession of a goal mid way through the half. This undid a lot of the Gaels good work where they had hooked and blocked well. The early pressure they had on the Dalton's defence had begun to result in points from frees and open play. After the goal Daltons seemed to have the momentum but Gaels wrestled it back and nudged 4 points clear again by half time.
Daltons opened the second half with the bit between their teeth and soon forged ahead again. When they got their second goal the game seemed  beyond Southern Gaels. However showing great heart Gaels battled back. Expert free taking by Fionn Dowd gave them momentum and when Dermot Carey sliced through the Daltons defence his shot was saved but expertly batted to the net to leave just a point in it. Daltons pushed on again and Gaels needed Fionn Dowd's late 21 metre free to bring them back into contention. Unfortunately his Anthony Nash style effort flashed the wrong side of the post and Daltons held on for the remaining couple of minutes.
Best for the gaels on the night included Breen Elliot in goals. He could not be faulted for either goal, and linked up really well with Sean Kilgariff in midfield. Sean himself played really well, as did Trevor Farrell who it was great to see back from injury playing this match.

U10 and U8 Challenge versus Four roads
Over the past couple of seasons we have struggled to arrange matches against Four roads. Every time we were due to play the kingpins of Roscommon hurling the heavens seemed to open and we would have to take a rain check. On Tuesday it was a great sight to see the field in Pairc Chiaran bathed in sun and full of hurlers. Four roads brought 2 teams of under 8s and a team of under 10s and we were treated to 3 very entertaining and skilful matches. With the academy training taking place at the same time the field was a hive of hurling activity. Many thanks to the Four roads parents and coaches who traveled to the game. We look forward to the return matches.

Best wishes
Best wishes to our under 10 player Cian Geary for a quick recovery. Looking forward to your return.
Also best of luck to our Intermediate hurlers who open their Intermediate championship game against Clonkill next Sunday in Cusack park.

Wednesday 4th of June  U12 League Longford Slashers v Southern Gaels
Sunday 8th of June IHC Clonkill v Southern Gaels 13:00 Cusack Park

Golf Classic
We held our Golf classic in the Moate golf club on Monday the 2nd of June. Full details here next weekend.