The Jun A Hurlers came up against a very strong and experienced St Vincent’s Team on Sunday morning in perfect playing conditions for a championship match in Marley Park. Both teams were aware that a win would guarantee a quarter final spot. Unfortunately BSJ were missing a selection of experienced players in crucial positions through injury, exams and holidays. That said, credit is due to the lads who turned out and performed admirably.
Vincent’s pushed ahead in the early stages with a slight breeze in their favour. With a selection of former County players manning primary positions throughout the park their touch and skill levels were to be enjoyed by the hurling connoisseurs in the crowd. BSJ worked themselves back into the half with scores from Shane Corley, Danny Mc Carthy, Eoin Coffey and a well taken goal from Ciaran Brennan. However despite competing well in all areas of the field the deadly shooting accuracy of Vincent’s ensured that they went into the half with a four point lead. Minor players Eoin Fitzpatrick and Paddy O’Reilly shone brightly in the first period of play and more than held their own against their opposite numbers.
Vincent’s increased their stranglehold on BSJ into the second half and added a selection of unanswered points. However BSJ dug deep and some fine points were delivered by Josh Hogan and Colm Morrissey. With injuries taking their toll on BSJ changes had to be made but unlike the surplus of supplies available to Vincent’s, BSJ had limited numbers. Cormac Fenton was introduced for Eamonn Mc Keown and Simon O Reilly made his debut for the injured Danny Quinn.
Vincent’s emptied the bench and finished off the last few minutes with a selection of well taken points accompanied by a goal.
Special thanks to the Minor lads who kitted out. Eoin Fitzpatrick, Paddy & Simon O Reilly and Conor Meagan. It was very much appreciated by the management. Next Championship match is 7th July Marley 11am BSJ V O Toole’s
Junior B hurlers played their Championship game against Naomh Barrog on Sunday 14th of June in a glorious sunny Barrog Park. Johns had lost their last championship game and were playing away from home. Three changes from the last game, Osin MacCinnide in midfield, Michael Byrnes at half forward and Philip Browne making his championship debut for the Club, in goals.
Barrog started with a lot of energy and were making a lot of attempts at points and succeeding, their accuracy was excellent. But Johns showed up to play hurling on sunny afternoon, with Shane O’Connor, Osin MacCinnide and Conor Murphy winning a lot of ball.