On Sunday Morning Ballinteer St Johns Senior Hurlers got there league campaign underway against Olafs away.
The first half was a tight contest and a strong wind made it difficult for both sets of forwards to find their range. Ballinteer went into half time leading 0.07 to 0.05.
In the second half with the wind behind us, our boys drove on. A great defencive performance nullified any threat the opposition had and upfront Danny McCarthy was accurate from frees and some fine points by Ciaran Lane and Aodhan Clabby kept the scoreboard ticking over. A goal from Glenn Whelan ended the game as a contest.
Fresh legs and experienced heads came on to see out what was a comprehensive victory for Ballinteer in the end.
Final Score: Ballinteer St. Johns 1.18 Naomh Olaf 0.06
Ballinteer will be looking to build on this win when they face Naomh Fionnbarra on the 11th March at 10.15am in Marley Park. All support welcome and appreciated.
Junior A Hurlers
The Junior A team got their AHL5 league campaign up and running on Sunday with an away win against Faughs. On what was a very difficult pitch to play on Ballinteer started with a determination and drive dominating the first half to lead 2.10 to 0.02 at the break. The second half was a lot tighter affair with Faughs scoring two goals and sticking a few points to put a little bit of fear into our men. Order was restored however and Johns tightened up and drove on again with two more goals and a few points to see out what was a comfortable victory in the end.
Final Score: Ballinteer St. Johns 4.19 Faughs 2.12
Next match is at home in Marley on March 11th at 12 o’clock vs Crumlin.
Junior B Hurlers
The Junior B team got their AHL8 league campaign off to a good start on Sunday with an away win against Lucan Sarsfields. We had 18 players on the day and all 18 made a good contribution during the game. We were up the hill and into the wind in the 1st half but an excellent solo goal by Paraic O Heithir ensured we went in all square at half-time, 1-3 to 0-6.
In the 2nd half the lads upped the intensity and a 2nd goal scored by Colm O Muirgheassa gave us some daylight and with Conor Murphy adding frees and 65s to some great scores from play we pulled away to win by 2-9 to 0-8. Our defence was rock solid throughout and we had plenty of contenders for man of the match.
Next match is at home in Marley on March 11th at 14:30 vs Erin go Brath.