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Senior Hurlers V Corbertt Gaels

13 August, 2012

Our senior hurlers got back on the winning track, with a decisive win over our neighbours Corbertt Gaels on a score line of 3.15 to 2.11. last Monday night at home in old conna. We were slow enough to get going in this match and for the whole first half played catch up to our opponents , a goal was badly needed to bring this game to life and indeed we misted three or four golden oppertunities to get one, but it was Greystones that hit the first goal of the game when our backs seemed to be slow to attack the ball and get it clear, instead Phelim Byrne nipped in to tap the ball passed a helpless Peter o'Reilly in the Bray goal. This did sound a wake up call to our lads and immediately we struck back with a goal of our own by Christy Moorehouse, points from Cian O'Byrne who made his senior debut and Daire Lohan two of our minors, Mikey kept us ticking over from frees and at half time the score was 1.7 to 1.6 after playing against the wind, and wasn't a bad position to be in, Willie Keane and John Henderson had really kept us in the game up to this point.

The second half was a completely different approach, what ever was said at the break certainly hit home and our lads began to link up and play some serious hurling, Paulie Cunningham was introduced at wing back and Paddy Lee at wing forward, our second goal was some what fortuitous when a great ball across the Greystones goal from Arran Murphy was deflected off the corner backs hurl to his own net, Mikey, Paulie, Christy and Gearoid added some lovely points from play and when Jim Doyle was introduced for Cian O'Byrne in the 23rd minute of the second half, with his first touch scored a masterful goal, we were moving out of sight. Mikey Lee added three frees  while  Corbertt Gaels had only scored two points for almost the whole second half when we gifted them  the  a mistake by the Bray goalie, followed by two points from play, left the score 3.15 to 2.11. Peter Keiley, Luke o'Reilly made good contribution to the game and with Liam Kenny, Ronan O'Brien and Mikey Browne still on the injury list this team can improve week by week as we go further in the championship. There is no doubt  that one can see the training and coaching being brought to games now and we look forward to the rest of the year with optimism .