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Hat-trick of goals from Liam Kenny secures hard fought win over Avondale

23 June, 2012

Hat-trick of goals from Liam Kenny secures hard fought win over Avondale, on a

Score line of 4.14 to 2.9 in Aughrim.

We started well in this game with a point in the first thirty seconds from Christy Moorehouse and aided by the wind kept a constant pressure on the Avondale goal. Mikey Lee hit the first of our three goals before half time, with a great strike which young Herrernan in the Avondale goal did his best to stop but the power of the shot carried it over the line, Liam Kenny soon added another and with our forwards well on top we were looking good. With only seconds to the break Avondale hit us for a goal reducing our lead to seven points at half time 3.7 to 1.6. Despite introducing Paul Cunningham for Luke O'Reilly after half time it was Avondale who started the better with a goal and two points to only one point for us reducing the lead to three points. Cillian O'Maolmhaigh was injured and replaced by Paddy Lee older brother of Mikey. John Henderson and Willie Keane were operating very well around the middle and Eoin  Mason, hurling better than ever, Mikey who didn't miss a free, Christy pulling the Avondale defence all over the place and Arran Murphy after pressing the overdrive button after half time we were never going to be beaten. Peter O'Reilly played very well in goal and has matured into a fine hurler and with twenty minutes to go Kenny struck again for his third goal. Although we had a big lead Avondale continued to throw everything at us, Eamonn Kearns and young Gahan never throwing in the towel, Kiely, Harry, Walshy and Ed showing great maturity for such young men one could only hope for a very good campaign this year.

Congratulations to Daire Lohan on making his debut in senior championship hurling at 17 years. There is one thing for sure if you are good enough; you are old enough to play on this team.

We play Kiltegan next week in Aughrim again at 1.15pm. There are three matches on that day, so come along, we need you all to get behind us and give us your support. Thanks again to all back room team, without your help it can't be done.