June 1st U10 Hurling Go-Games v Ardrahan

posted 20 Jun 2012, 04:16 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Jun 2012, 04:23 ]

On Friday June 1st the Under 10 hurling Squad were on the road again as they travelled to Ardrahan to complete in the Go Games Series. Numbers were high and we fielded two teams (See Pics on Photo section of website) to take on the pride of Ardrahan. After a sluggish start in their first match Kinvara’s Purple Panthers really got into their stride against a strong Ardrahan 10. Dean Ivers and Michael Cahill were deputising in goals for this team at different stages. In front of goals a great defensive display was given by Adam Donnelly who put himself about very effectively and cleared a large amount of ball. He was ably assisted by Tadhg Heavey and Cathal Fordam harried and hassled at all times and won great ball which he supplied to the forwards. Rory Connors continues to display a great ability to double on the ball and beside him in the first match of two Oisin Ivers was always quick to the ball getting there in front of his man. Darragh Mongan tried playing the forward for a change and harried and hassled the Ardrahan backs and goal keeper to great effect and while he didn’t score himself his play made sure that his team mates had the chance to score for blocked clearances. At centre field Darragh Helebert ran himself to standstill in both matches and was always available to win ball and struck some great points for Kinvara on the night. Eoin O’Connor used his considerable frame to pose great difficulty to the Ardrahan backs and broke up a considerable amount of ball on which his team mates made scores from.

A very good nights hurling from all involved in the purple team.

The Yellow Lions lined out on the night with the following players on duty: Garret Kilkelly, Max Bennet, Cillian O’Driscoll, Conor Burke, Aodhan O’Hanrahan, Cian Pyne, Kevin McHigh, Conor Kilkelly, Justin Ward and Daniel Malone. These two matches were keenly contested and the influence of the 3 cousins in one team (Cian, Conor and Daniel) meant a high level of co-operation and team work was evident. Justin Ward continues to improve and is turning into a very tenacious defender. The Ardrahan manager was very impressed with Kinvara’s ground hurling, doubling and also the blocking and hooking with Garret, Max, Cillian and Kevin giving a demonstration of each of these skills. Conor Burke took over as the net minder and impressed with his long puck outs. Aodhan roamed  the midfield area and stuck a large amount of high quality ball, aided by the cousins Cian and Conor.