ARRAVALE/EIRE OG 0-10
Galtee/Golden made it two wins from two when they defeated Arravale/Eire Og 0-17 to 0-10 in the Dundrum House Hotel West Minor A Hurling Championship in Golden.
Galtee/Golden laid the foundations for the victory with a very good first half. Points from Shane Power (0-4), Jonathan Wade and Andy Byrnes saw them open up a six point advantage before Arravale/Éire Óg got their first point through Fergus Halligan. As the first half developed Galtee/Golden continued to dominate down the middle of the field and further white flags from Andy Byrnes, Niall Heffernan and Jake Flannery left the half time score 0-11 to 0-2 in favour of Galtee/Golden. The second half was a much closer affair. Arravale/Eire Og moved Nathan Murphy Crowe to centre back and introduced Matthew Moroney and Darren O’Dwyer , gradually getting into the game hitting a succession of points, including a spectacular side-line cut from Fergus Halligan. Galtee/Golden though kept the scoreboard ticking over, as Andy Byrnes hit five points from placed balls and Callum Fanning added another to leave seven points between the teams at the final whistle. In reality, Arravale/Eire Og needed goals to close the insurmountable gap between the sides which never looked coming apart from a few half-chances.
Arravale/Eire Og: Arnold O’Dwyer (EO), Conor Bradshaw (EO), Niall Fitzgerald (AR), Conor Devlin (EO), Nathan Murphy-Crowe (AR) (0-1, 65), Michael O’Brien (EO), Cian Ryan(AR), Graham Roche (AR), Fergus Halligan (AR) (0-4; 0-1 sideline, 0-1 free), Jordan Hayes (EO), Conal Donovan (AR) (0-2; 0-1 free), Daniel Kelly (AR), Oscar O’Dwyer (AR), Maurice Mulhair (AR), Jack Lowry (AR) (0-1). Subs: Matthew Moroney (AR), Cormac Flanagan (AR), Darragh O’Dwyer (AR), Liam Og O’Dwyer (EO) (0-1), Cormac Roche (AR) (0-1).
Galtee/Golden: Killian Hayde; Robbie Wade, David Byron, Tony Byron ; Cian O’Connell, Daire Egan , James Ryan; Niall Heffernan (0-1), Jonathan Wade (0-1); Edmond Bourke, Shane Power (0-4), Andy Byrnes (0-9); Callum Fanning (0-1), Eoin Nagle, Jack Fogarty. Subs; Niall Grogan, Jake Flannery (0-1)
Clonoulty/Rossmore made a winning start to this year’s Dundrum House Hotel West Minor A Hurling Championship when they defeated Rockwell/Rosegreen 0-19 to 1-9 in New Inn.
Clonoulty/Rossmore played with the advantage of a strong wind in the first half and after four minutes they were four points to no score up. There scores coming from two Dillon Quirke points, one from a placed ball and points from Aidan Carroll and Odhrán Quirke.
Clonoulty/R were dominant, proving to be very strong up the middle with Padraig Carew commanding the full back line, Enda Heffernan in full control on the half back line, centre field going well led by Mikie Ryan (Winnie) with Odhrán and Dillon Quirke leading the attack.
They had doubled their advantage by the 19th minute, leading 0-8 to 0-0, thanks to additional points from Dillon Quirke (2), Odhrán Quirke and Mikie Ryan (Winnie).
Rockwell/Rosegreen added their first score of the game after 24 minutes, a point from a free.
Clonoulty/R finished the half with further points from, from Dillon Quirke (2) and one each from Odhrán Quirke, Aidan Carroll and Mikie Ryan (Winnie).
At half time the score board read 0-13 to 0-1 in favour of Clonoulty/Rossmore
The second half was a much tighter affair. On resumption, Dillon Quirke opened the scoring with a pointed free after three minutes for Clonoulty/R.
Rockwell/Rosegreen cancelled this out with a point from placed ball. On ten minutes Odhrán Quirke made it 0-15 to 0-2 but again Rockwell/Rosegreen responded with two points of their own. Mikie Ryan (Winnie) added his second point after a quarter of an hour of the second half and the score now stood at 0-16 to 0-4 in favout of Clonoulty/R
Rockwell/Rosegreen’s cause wasn’t helped when they were then reduced to 14 and straight away Mikie Ryan (Winnie) added Clonoulty/R’s 17th point. Rockwell Rosegreen though responded well and they played a very good final ten minutes, outscoring Clonoulty/R 1-5 to to 0-3, leaving a final scoreline of 0-19 to 1-9.
Clonoulty/Rossmore: Cathal Moriarty, Tómas Ryan, Padraig Carew, Aidan Loughman, Donnacha Quirke, Enda Heffernan, Dylan Kennedy, Michael Ryan (Winnie) (0-6), Martin Ryan, Jack Ryan, Odhrán Quirke (0-4), Declan O’Dwyer (0-1), Nathan Slattery, Dillon Quirke (0-6, 0-2F), Aidan Carroll (0-2)
Rockwell Rovers/Rosegreen: James Ryan, Jonathon Keating, Craig O’ Connell, Darragh Campbell, Conor Walshe(0-1), Liam Fahy(0-1), Tommy Murphy, Colm Hayde (0-5), Diarmuid Quinlan, Tom Keating, Kevin Blair (0-2), Conor Walsh, Conor Hickey, Sean O’Connell, Mark Downey. Subs used Kevin Hickey(1-0) and Colm Moloney.
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