m Doyle and Enda Molloy make senior hurling debut

12 July, 2012

Carnew were always going to be a big test for us and so it was. They started with a point from a free, straight from the throw in which gave them a great start; however it was our lads that took it on from there to half time, with Carnew playing catch up for the rest of the half. Michael Lee  blasted home a twenty one yard free to the net and followed it up with a point, Carnew came right back, picking off points to level, A lot of scores were coming from frees and indeed we missed a number of frees, be it not that they were from long range. Christy Moorehouse fired over a magnificent point from the stand side as we edged in front again and looked to be in control of the game, back came Carnew and right on the stroke of half time pointed a free to give them the lead 1.6 to 10 points.

All to play for in the second half, Mickey levelled it from a free almost straight away, it was nip-and-tuck for a few more minutes but slowly Carnew took control of this game and pulled away by six or seven points, with seven minutes to go Willie Keane pointed to give us a lift, but another killer goal from Carnew looked to have sealed it, only for John Henderson straight off the plane from Spain to riffle a cracker to the top corner of the net, giving Ted Kennedy no chance in the Carnew goal, seconds later a sixty five dropped in by Eoin Mason deflected off the keepers hand and hopped off the post and was cleared out and had that have gone in who knows what the outcome may have been. We added a point in the dying seconds but the gap was too big, beaten for the first time this year on a score line of 1.18 to 2.10.

Make no mistake about it, we are right up there now, and who knows if we could get a fine day, there could be a major upset looming! Next match is 28th July against St Pats.

Word of thanks again to all the back room team and to the whole panel who presented a birthday cake to the manager Pat Lee celebrating his 50th in the dressing room after the match.