Competition: hurling league round 2
Score: BHG 0-11 Dunboyne 3-11
Blackhall Gaels: Alan Nestor, John O'Malley, Tom Delaney, Niall Kelly (y), Hugh Smith, Jonny Myler (y), Patrick Smith, Conor Delaney (y), Tom Murphy, Colm Whitty, Shane Whitty, Tommy Coyle, John Morris, Niall Mangan, John Kelly
Sub's: David McGowan for JO'M, Robert McGuiness for NM, Kevin Coyle for PS, Nigel O'Hora for TC
Match summary: The Blackhall hurlers faced neighbours Dunboyne last Saturday in the second round of the hurling league. The Blackhall men were against the wind in the first half and although there was some good defending, Dunboyne were in the driving seat from the off. Alan Nestor stepped up in the goal mouth and John Morris got his first start in this early encounter. Blackhall battled hard but were trailing 3-9 to just two points at half time it was clear that Blackhall had a serious job ahead in the second half.
The lads dug deep and some well time subs meant Blackhall held their own for much of the second half. Robbie McGuinness is set to make a strong impact this year proving he has the strength to play senior hurling when he came on. In the end it was the goals that kept Dunboyne ahead and that was all that was between the sides at the final whistle. The game finished 3-11 to 0-11.
Best of Blackhall were Johnny Myler, who stopped a lot of Dunboyne attacks, many times with sheer determination and nothing else, and Thomas Coyle, who made a lot of Blackhall attacks up the field. Although many will be disappointed with the final result, the hurlers have a long campaign ahead of them and there were signs throughout the game of the level Blackhall can reach with a few more games.
Posted by Emer Keane
on March 22 2017 12:57:21 -
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