Senior Hurlers travel with high expectation

8 September, 2012

Senior hurlers travel to Arklow last Saturday with great expectations of reaching a semi final spot in this year's championship.

However it wasn't to be, this game was littered with mistakes and our boys made there fair share of them, the first fifteen minutes was nip and tuck and really looked as if we could cause an upset, then came the firstgoal for  Glenealy, a 21 yard free from  Bosco O'Neill, after one of our corner backs having been deemed to have picked the ball off the ground, this certainly knocked us for six and  Glenealy took full advantage by knocking over three points one after another, before half time, Liam Kenny was our outstanding forward on the day and scored a couple of lovely points to keep us in touch, Christy  Moorehouse tried hard MikeyBrowne was back after a long break from senior hurling and showed some nice touches during the game. At half time we were behind 1.7 to 5 points after playing against the wind.

The  start of the second half saw  Glenealy ease further ahead and after another  howler in the full back line the second  Glenealy goal went in. In fairness to our lads they came back at their opponents and rallied with a goal and a few points unanswered, we were back to 3 or 4 points when a third disaster happened, it appeared our goalie was fouled on his way out from goal after being bundled over, his helmet pulled off but the referee who was well back from the play waved play on and the ball was tapped into an empty net and I am afraid our egg was boiled. We now go into play off with  Corbert Gaels on the 22nd September in  Aughrim at 3.30pm, and will have one more chance to redeem ourselves, the final score was 3.13 to 1.10, Paul Cunningham,  Eoin  Mason  whose goal in the second half gave us some ray of hope and  Mikey Lee were others that did try hard but over all a bad day at the office.

The lads would like send best wishes and a speedy recovery to Willie Keane who has under gone an eye operation during the week and was unable to take up his position in the middle of the field on Saturday, also a word of thanks to Christy  Moorehouse who left his sisters wedding in Prosperous County Kildare, to get to  Arklow and play before heading back, real commitment, well done Christy much appreciated.