Would you do this for the club ?? Paddy Ryan and Jim Cody scale new heights to fix the nets after the recent storm damage.. very brave especially with Martin Ryan driving the telehandler !!
Intermediate Hurling League
The intermediate team opened their league campaign with a 1st round game vs Thomastown in Inistioge on Sunday. It was very much a case of "a good start is 1/2 the battle" as some quick scoring by Thomastown in both halves yielded a total of 2-4 and the Tullogher Rosbercon lads couldn't make difference back in the remainder of the game.
Thomastown started with 1-2 inside the 1st 2 mins, a good goal from JJ Farrell after he ran 80 yards from his own half. Tullogher then got into the game with 2 frees from Cian and a score each from John Barron and Walter Walsh. Tullogher then lost Donnacha O'Connor through injury, though his replacement Kevin Hennessey had an excellent game afterwards. Tullogher then outscored thomastown ( 8pts to 5) to lead by 1pt at half time. Cian had 6 further frees with Walter Walsh and John Barron(2) adding scores from play. T O'Hanrahan with 0-3 was starting to be the main threat from Thomastown. Richie Dollard was also lost though injury near the end of the 1st half and Ted Cullinane replaced him.
Halftime : Tullogher Rosbercon 0-11 Thomastown 1-7
The 2nd half started like the first with Thomastown scoring 1-2 within 4 mins. The goal being a scrambled effort from T O'Hanrahan. Tullogher responded with a free from Cian before Thomastown took control with a further 3 points from play. A great run by Walter yielded a super goal and brought tullogher right into the game. Cian who was flying on the frees added 3 pointed frees to level the match. A rather dodgy free from the ref saw Thomastown go back in front and another from play made it a 2 pt lead. Cian added another free but Thomastown finished with a point from play to win by 2pts.
Even though Tullogher started a number of very young players and losing 2 key players though injury they could still have won easily. Only 1 score from play in the second 1/2, a goal by Walter was also a key difference with Thomastown scoring 1-6 from play in the same period.
Fulltime : Tullogher Rosbercon 1-16 Thomastown 2-15
Team : M Roche, A Cotterell, J Hartley, T Croke, M Cotterell, P Hartley, D O'Connor , B Lawler, J Cotterell, W Walsh (1-2) R Dollard C Hennessey, J Barron(0-3) J Mullally C O'Donoghue (0-11 frees)
Subs K Hennessey for D O'Connor (inj), T Cullinane for R Dollard (inj), E Ryan for B Lawler.
The Junior A's lost out to mooncoin in the 3rd round of the Junior A league. The concession of 2 goals before 1/2 time was too much to claw back and the lads lost out 3-16 to 2-12. Scorers: Eoin Mullally 1-2, James Mullally 0-3, Eoin Ryan 0-3, Joe Ryan 1-0 Jason Shiely 0-2 and Keith Purcell 0-2
The minors started off the league with a great win over Kilmacow .A strong second half saw them come away as winners on a score of 0-17 to 1-11. Next game is Monday 14th away to Windgap/Galmoy.
U16 started off their league with a great 1pt win over Callan on Friday last. Final score was 2-9 to 2-8, well done to new trainer Murt Flynn on a winning debut with U16's. Next game is next Thursday at home to St Fiacra's.
U14 got a walkover from the Rower Inistioge in the 1st round of the Roinn B Football Champioship. They also had a good win over Slieverue in a challange game Next game is 1st round of the League vs Conahy on Tue 13th April in Brownstown.
Best of luck to the clubs representatives on the Kilkenny Development Squads. Richie Aylward, Mark McGrath, Frank Murphy and Dylan Morrissey at U14 and Shane Lyng at U15.