Southern Gaels Hurling Club notes 15/07/2013

posted 23 Jul 2013, 02:47 by Unknown user
Under 10's v Wolfe Tones:
It was a Hot Day and some of our players were on Fire.
Highest Scorer went to the in form Cian McCarthy who knocked up 2 Goals 2 Points with some great general play and forward attacking. Paidí  O'Leochain played well and struck 2 fabulous goals while setting up a few more.
Man of the Match though goes to Bobby Nugent. He opened the scoring with 2 wonderful points, took a great goal and finished with another fine point. But Bobby's best play was what he brought from the the training sessions: 
he gave us all a Defensive Display on how it should be done by persistently blocking and shielding his opponents away from goal. 
Oisín O'Flaithearta was back scoring and his goal was the best passing move of the game: Eoin Hardiman set-up Bobby, who sent an intelligent low pass to Oisín and he finished well.
Congrats to Oisín also on his first point of the year - the striking practice is paying off. Cian Geary scored an unstoppable goal; with a superb catch, turn and blast to the Nett. Cian G. also took a great point from open play, and tackled well.
Eoin Hardiman was industrious around Mid-Field, got stuck-in, passed well, while also scoring a class goal.
It wasn't all about Scoring though. Our fabulous Defence of Seán Murphy, Evan Farrell, Cian O'Suilleabháin, Chulainn Dowd, Darragh Elliott and Aaron Lynch held the opposition scoreless in the first half with defensive shielding, tackling and being out first to the ball.
Michael Dolan up front was very unlucky not to score, and Peter Mulvihill didn't have to play as we know he can.
In summary it was a Confidence Boost for all the players, before we take on tougher opponents.

Training for Under Age 5-10, Continues Tuesdays and Fridays 6.30-7.30 For More Info Ref: www.southerngaels.ie

Junior Challenge versus St.Dominics
We welcomed St.Dominics hurling club to Pairc Chiaran last Saturday evening. It was perfect conditions for hurling and a very enjoyable game of 13 aside was played.
It was nip and tuck all the way through with Southern Gaels 4 goals in the first half tipping the tie our way. Best for us on the night were our new midfield combination of Jason Ryan and Kieran Duncan.
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