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JHC B: Gort 0-11,Kinvara 0-7

posted 6 Jun 2012, 05:24 by Unknown user

Opening Defeat to Neighbours in Junior B Championship

Gort 0-11, Kinvara 0-7

Kinvara Junior B hurlers got their chamnpionship campaign off to a losing start in last Saturday’s match played in terrible weather conditions in Ardrahan. Playing against the strong wind in the first half, Kinvara could do little to prevent the Gort onslaught in the opening 30 minutes and were behind 0-8 to 0-1 at the interval.

However, Kinvara’s prospects improved in the second half, and aided by the strong wind, they slowly started to rein in their opponents. A Kinvara goal, after a Gort defensive mix-up, brought them right back into contention, and with ten minutes remaining Kinvara found themselves one point ahead.

But the battling qualities of the Gort players shone in the closing stages as they raised three white flags to claim a hard won victory.

Credit to both teams for giving it their best in such poor playing conditions. Hopefully for Kinvara they can have the return of several key players from injury, while the return of the few Leaving Cert students will also be most welcomed.
Again, it is always nice to play matches against our close neighbours, and although Gort came out on top on this occasion, we wish them the best of luck in the remaining championship.

Mike Smith, Patrick Canney, Kieran Burke, Darren Geaney, Ger Linnane, Paul Keane, Ger O’Dea, Mike Kilkelly, Conor Morgan, Eric Keane, Enda Mahon, Colin Coughlan, Niall Kilkelly, Ollie Bergin, Stephen Bermingham.
Subs on: Ian Bermingham, Mark Kavanangh and Fintan Byrne.

J. Connors, C. Collins, P. Connolly, J. Stanford, G. Nolan, P. Loughnane, C. Flaherty, C. Greaney, P. Loughnane, F. O’Connor, . Howley, S. Melville, L. Forde, N. Linnane, D. Cummins.

Subs: K. Burke for L. Forde, G. Linnane fgor S. Melville.