O’Loughlin Gaels 6-12 to 5-8 St. Martins Muckalee
The Junior B Team will compete in this years Championship County Final in a repeat of last months league final pairing when they face Graigue Ballycallan. The earned the right after accounting for St. Martins in the semi-final last Wednesday evening. The game produces eleven goals in total including a hatrick through corner forward Owen Wall. Michael Henebry got the Gaels first goal on 12 mins putting them in the lead at 1-2 to 0-1. Fearghal Brennan would add the second goal soon after and the lads were looking comfortable and the more alert to breaking ball. IT was a good workmanlike performance that saw Owen Wall net his first of three just before the break leaving the score at half time O’Loughlin Gaels 3-4 to 0-4 St. Martins. Tervine Wallace got in the groove early in the second half and pointed 2 from play within 3 mins while Barry Hogan converted a free within the same period. St. Martins looked to steal back the deficit however and netted a goal in the next play only for Owen Wall to see that goal with one of his own one minute later. Scoring opportunities increased for both teams as the game drew to a close and St. Martins hit 3 goals in quick succession to put a wobble on the winners course to victory. Luke Hogan having spurned a couple of earlier opportunities made no mistake with the last score of the game hitting the net and steadying the ship t the final whistle.
A big support please for the final. Well done to all involved in what has been a great season at this grade.
Team:J Malone, j Lawlor, A Cantwell, B Lawlor, J Kearns, O Murphy (0-1), P Meaney, S Kenny, L Hogan (1-0), M Butler (0-3), J Ryan, B Dowling (0-1), F Brennan (1-2), O Wall (3-0), E Walsh, M Hennebry (1-0), T Wallace (0-3), B Hogan (0-1f)